Friday, January 2, 2009

Boston University

(above) BU's Agganis Arena is one of the finest in college hockey

Wells Fargo Denver Cup
Magness Arena, Denver, Colo.
January 3, 2009

The No. 5 Denver (13-5-1, 9-4-1 WCHA) Pioneers may host the #3 Boston University Terriers from Hockey East in their Denver Cup Championship or Consolation Game on Saturday, Jan 3. Puck drop is set for either 4:07 or 7:37 p.m. MT on Saturday, depending on Friday’s DU result. If DU beats Holy Cross on Friday, The DU vs. BU/RPI game can be seen live at 7 pm MT on FSN Rocky Mountain which can be found on DirecTV channel 683 and Dish Network channel 414. Live Audio: If DU does not advance to the title game, the 4:00 pm consolation game will shown by FSN tape delayed at 7pm MT
The series

Denver is 12-12-2 all-time against Boston University. DU last met BU on Nov. 25, 2005, when the Terriers edged DU, 1-0 at Agganis Arena in Boston.DU last beat BU in Denver in 2004.
Terriers to Watch

BU was picked to finish second in the Hockey East. The Terriers will be without leading scorer Colin Wilson (7-14--21) and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (3-9—12), who are competing for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa. BU will lean on its strong blueline with Colby Cohen and Matt Gilroy and the goaltending of Kieran Millan (8-1-1, 1.79 GAA, .922 GAA). BU’s top goal scorer is Chris Higgins, and top power play producer Jason Lawrence will try to provide the offensive spark.

About BU
Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, Although chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869, Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont in 1839. The University organized formal Centennial observances both in 1939 and 1969.

With nearly 4,000 faculty members and more than 30,000 students, Boston University is the fourth-largest private university in the country and the city's fourth-largest employer. The University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through 18 schools and colleges and operates two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood.

On 24–25 April 1839 a group of Methodist ministers and laymen at the Old Bromfield Street Church in Boston elected to establish a Methodist theological school. Set up in Newbury, Vermont, the school was named the Newbury Biblical Institute.

In 1847, the Congregational Society in Concord, New Hampshire, invited the Institute to relocate to Concord and made available a disused Congregational church building with a capacity of 1200 people. Other citizens of Concord covered the remodeling costs. One stipulation of the invitation was that the Institute remains in Concord for at least 20 years. The charter issued by New Hampshire designated the school the "Methodist General Biblical Institute", but it was commonly called the "Concord Biblical Institute."

With the agreed twenty years coming to a close, the Trustees of the Concord Biblical Institute purchased 30 acres (120,000 m2) on Aspinwall Hill in Brookline, Massachusetts as a possible relocation site. The Institute moved in 1867 to 23 Pinkney Street in Boston and received a Massachusetts Charter as the "Boston Theological Institute."

In 1869, three Trustees of the Boston Theological Institute obtained from the Massachusetts Legislature a charter for a university by name of "Boston University." These three were successful Boston businessmen and Methodist laymen, with a history of involvement in educational enterprises and became the Founders of Boston University. They were Isaac Rich (1801–1872), Lee Claflin (1791–1871), and Jacob Sleeper (1802–1889), for whom Boston University's three West Campus dormitories are named. Lee Claflin's son, William, was then Governor of Massachusetts and signed the University Charter on 26 May 1869 after it was passed by the Legislature.

The Boston Theological Institute was absorbed into Boston University in 1871 as the BU School of Theology.

In January 1872 Isaac Rich died, leaving the vast bulk of his estate to a trust that would go to Boston University after ten years of growth while the University was organized. Most of this bequest consisted of real estate throughout the core of the city of Boston and was appraised at more than $1.5 million. Kilgore describes this as the largest single donation to an American college or university to that time.

By December, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 had destroyed all but one of the buildings Rich had left to the University, and the insurance companies with which they had been insured were bankrupt. The value of his estate, when turned over to the University in 1882, was half what it had been in 1872. As a result, the University was unable to build its contemplated campus on Aspinwall Hill and the land was sold piecemeal as development sites. Street names in the area, including Claflin Road, Claflin Path, and University Road, are the only remaining evidence of University ownership in this area.

That year BU admitted women to all programs and became more and more non-sectarian over time.

Boston University established its facilities in buildings scattered through the less fashionable parts of Beacon Hill, and later expanded into the Boylston Street and Copley Square area before building the Charles River Campus after 1937. The University's main Charles River Campus follows Commonwealth Avenue and the Green Line, beginning near Kenmore Square and continuing for over a mile and a half to its end near the border of Boston's Allston neighborhood. The Boston University Bridge over the Charles River into Cambridge represents the dividing line between Main Campus, where most schools and classroom buildings are concentrated, and West Campus, home to several athletic facilities and playing fields, the large West Campus dorm, and the new John Hancock Student Village complex, of which Agganis Arena (2005) is the 6.300 seat showpiece and home to Terrier hockey.

The School of Management and its MBA program are ranked highly among domestic schools.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University 60th among national universities. Boston University was also ranked 21st among U.S. law schools, 34th among medical schools, 41st among business schools, and 68th among education schools.

About the BU Hockey Program
Boston University is one of America’s premier hockey programs, with a long period of national excellence, particularly in the 1970s and 1990s. In all, BU has won 4 National Championships and 5 runner-up trophies since the NCAA hockey tournament began in 1948. BU has also appeared the second most NCAA Frozen Fours - 20 times in 27 tournament appearances.

Every year the four major Boston area schools, BU, BC, Northeastern and Harvard meet at the TD Banknorth Garden for a mid-season tournament called the Beanpot. The televised tourney is a local institution, and a fierce battle for bragging rights. As of 2008, the Terriers have won 28 of 56 Beanpots and 11 of the last 14.

The BU program began in 1918, as one of several Boston schools that shared ice and game slots at the old Boston Arena, America’s oldest indoor arena, which was built in 1909 and now is known as Matthews Arena, the home of the Northeastern University Huskies. Like many schools of the era, the early BU teams played a limited schedule of mostly local opposition. BU lost its first ever game to crosstown rival Boston College 3-1, setting the stage for one of the bitterest rivalries in all of college hockey.

After winning only three games in the first five years of play and trying to get a program going under three different coaches (and a year with no coach at all), BU decided to get serious and hired George Gaw as coach, who had previously been coach at Princeton and Dartmouth for the 1924-25 season. BU went 7-5 under Gaw in that first season, including BU’s first-ever win over Boston College, marking the beginnings of a winning tradition, and Gaw’s 1928-28 campaign was his final and best year, as the Terriers went 6-2-1.

In 1928, BU hired Wayland Vaughan to take over for Gaw, and incredibly, Vaughan remains one of only four men to coach the Terriers since 1928. In the old New England League, Vaughan built the true foundation of the program, with 8 winning season in his 12 prewar years as coach. His debut year in 1928 saw the Terriers beat BC twice, enroute to a 9-2 record behind the ace goaltending of Sidney Silberberg.

In 1935, BU was led by seniors Johnny Lax and Paul Rowe, who were paired as an explosive line combination, leading BU to good stretch run to win five of the team’s final seven games, and whose play was so impressive that the two were named to the 1936 U.S. Olympic Team and paired for three game-winning goals in the US’s Bronze Medal performance in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Hitler’s Germany the next year.

By 1938, Vaughan fashioned BU’s first team to hit double digits in wins, as forward Al Carvelli led the Terriers to a 10-4 season, including two victories over Boston College and the team’s first victory over Harvard. Carvelli put up 84 points in 36 career games.

After World War II in 1946, Harry Cleverly (BU Class of 1937 and a three sport athlete at BU), took over the program as coach, and set a very high standard right off the bat, with seven consecutive winning seasons. In 1947-48, BU posted a 20-4 record, the best ever at the school to that point, narrowly missing out on an NCAA tourney berth, as the Terriers were led by the line of Ben Forbes, Don Cleary and William Kirrane with 88 points between them.

In 1949-50, All-American Jack Garrity re-wrote the BU record books, with 51 goals and 84 points (Still BU records today). Garrity, a returning WWII veteran, led the Terriers to their first two NCAA appearances in Colorado Springs. The first in 1950, saw the Terriers beat Michigan 4-3 in the National semis behind the goaltending of All-American Ike Bevins, but in the NCAA final, the Terriers fell to Colorado College in the Championship Game. In 1951, The Terriers returned to The NCAAs in Colorado Springs behind a 16-5 final record, but Michigan got revenge on BU for the previous year with 8-3 win in the semi-final.

Cleverly’s 1952-53 team also made it to the NCAAs in Colorado Springs on the basis on an 11-2 stretch enroute to a 14-7-1 final record, but the Terriers fell to Michigan once again (14-3). BU’s season success was keyed by the goaltending of Paul Kelley (the brother of BU teammate Jack Kelley, who would become BU’s next coach) and the scoring of Dick Rodenhiser’s 49 point season. Rodenheiser also scored the first ever goal in the new “Beanpot Tournament” at Boston Garden in 1952, and also later won a goal medal for the USA as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympics Team. BU had dominated the Beanpot in the years since it’s inception.

Despite a few strong teams in the later part of the 1950s, BU did not return to the NCAA tournament until 1959-60, when the Terriers were led by two-time all-American and team captain Bob Marquis from Montreal, who finished his career as the top goalscorer (98), assist man (66) and point producer (161) in the era of three year eligibility. Cleverly’s 1960 squad went 18-9 and was excited to play on the home ice of Boston Arena as a the host of the 1960 NCAA Tournament, but the Pioneers of Denver, gunning for their second NCAA title, shot down the Terriers 6-4 in the semi final. DU went on to beat Michigan Tech in the final 5-3, while BU was able to salvage third place with a 7-6 win over St. Lawrence.

Cleverly left BU as coach in 1962 with a record of 211 wins, 144 losses and 10 ties, and Jack Kelley (BU Class of 1952) took over as coach for the next 10 years of BU Hockey. Kelley’s third BU team won the ECAC regular season title in 1965 at 25-6, but was not selected for the NCAA tournament. However, Kelley’s next team in 1966 finished 27-8 and made the NCAAs in Minneapolis, only to fall to eventual champion Michigan State 2-1 in the semis. BU then fell to Denver 4-3 in the third place game. Kelley got revenge in 1967, when his 25-5-1 team won the ECAC title and beat Michigan State 4-2 in the NCAA tournament in Syracuse to advance to the NCAA Championship game, but BU could not get more than one goal past the great Ken Dryden in the Championship game, with Cornell winning the title 4-1. A crowd favorite on the ‘67 team was 5-foot-5 Herb Wakabayshi, a Canadian of Japanese descent, who had 51 assists that year, an ECAC record, who would become an all-American and BU Hall of Famer.

The 1971 season was a breakthrough for Kelley and BU, as the Terriers went 28-2 and won the first NCAA title in school history in their seventh visit to the NCAA tournament. BU beat the Denver Pioneers by a 4-2 count in the semis and punched through in the title game against Minnesota, 4-2 in Syracuse, N.Y behind the all-tourney play of forwards Don “Toot” Cahoon and Steve Stirling, both of whom would become college hockey coaches later in life.

The next season was even more special as the Terries were to become back to back NCAA Champions, as BU player David Warner recalls:

“We (BU) were edged by Cornell, 3-2, at the Syracuse Holiday Tournament final as the Big Red avenged the previous season’s 6-5 ECAC consolation game loss, which put BU into the 1971 NCAA tournament. Later, Cornell came into our new Walter Brown arena for the season finale and beat us again, 3-2, for our only home defeat that season. That win earned Cornell the top seed in the upcoming ECAC tournament at Boston Garden. Going into the 1972 ECAC tournament, we had only lost four games all year, two of those to Cornell. Everything that was to happen from here on out was magical and would impact hockey at BU for the next 35 years.

“Those two losses were enough for us to remember and, as a group, rise up and smother Cornell, 4-1, in the ECAC final and shut them out 4-0 in the NCAA championship game. The 1971-72 BU team was like no other. There was a confident locker room attitude that carried out to the ice surface. This team was explosive on offense and stingy on defense. There were 18 players that had been on both NCAA teams. It might just have been the greatest collegiate team ever assembled.”

With a second NCAA title under his belt, Kelley left BU for a job in pro hockey, and BU hired Leon Abbott from RPI. Abbott lasted not even a year and half, and a young former BU player, Jack Parker, took over as coach of the team six games into the 1973-74 season. He’s been there ever since, and has become one of the great coaching legends in college hockey history.

Parker’s next four teams would win the ECAC tournament and his next five BU teams would all make the NCAA tournament. The 26-5-1 1974 squad lost to Herb Brook’s Minnesota team 5-4 at the Boston Garden in the NCAA semis, setting the stage for a heated 1970s rivalry with Minnesota. In 1974-75, Terriers went 26-5, winning the ECAC tourney, but fell in the NCAA semis to Michigan Tech 9-5 in St. Louis, only to beat Harvard in the third place game.

Once again in 1975-76, the Terriers were excellent, cruising to a 25-5 record, a league title, an ECAC tourney title and another NCAA Frozen Four appearance in Denver, where they got into a huge first period brawl with Minnesota in a game won by the Gophers, 4-2, ending another great season with bitter disappointment.

In 1976-77, Parker’s Terriers went 22-11 and once again won the ECAC tournament, and found themselves with another NCAA Frozen Four chance, but this time Michigan, with a crowd advantage in the old Detroit Olympia, ended BU’s chances for the NCAA title with a 7-5 victory.
Finally, in 1977-78, the Terriers broke through for their third NCAA title, but did not have a chance to play the nation’s top team that year. Denver (33-6-1) was ranked #1 for much of the year, was denied a chance at the NCAA tournament due to a NCAA rules infraction involving Canadian junior expenses situation, similar to the situation involving BU’s Bill Buckton and Peter Marzo that was throw out of court in 1974.

BU, behind the excellent goaltending of future U.S. Olympic hero Jim Craig, went on defeat Wisconsin 5-2, and arch-rival Boston College, 5-3, for the NCAA title that year in Providence.

The Terrier program entered a relatively quiet period in the 1980s, with only one league tournament championship and only two NCAA tournament appearances in 1984 and 1986, where the Terriers were bounced on home ice twice, first by eventual champion Bowling Green in 1984, and by Minnesota in 1986 in two-game total goals series.

But Parker’s teams of the 1990s set another standard of excellence at BU, with nine consecutive NCAA appearances in the decade, backed by 5 League titles and 4 league tourney titles.

In 1989-90, the Terriers, with three 50+ point scorers Tony Amonte, Joe Sacco and Shawn McEachern, went 25-17 and earned an NCAA berth with a #4 seed. BU faced North Dakota at home, and won the three game series after dropping the first game. BU was awarded a trip to East Lansing to face top seeded Michigan State on its home ice, and beat the Spartans in the three game series, coming back once again to win the final two games after dropping the opener. BU then returned to Michigan for the Frozen Four, this time facing Colgate in the National semifinal at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Raiders held on for a 3-2 win over BU, ending the fairy tale playoff run in the NCAA semis.

The next season in 1990-91, the Terriers were determined to get back to the Frozen Four, beating Michigan and Clarkson to earn a berth in the NCAA final in St. Paul, where they faced the Northern Michigan Wildcats in the title game. BU had four players with 60 points or more that season (Amonte, McEachern, Dave Sacco and Dave Tomlinson) and an offensive explosion in the title game was not unexpected. In fact, BU scored 7 goals in the game, but Northern Michigan scored 8, the last one coming in the firth hour of play in triple overtime off the stick of Darryl Plandowski to win it for the Wildcats - another difficult game for the Terrier faithful.

Three years later in 1994, BU once again racked up another Hockey East title and Tournament Championship with a 34-7 record and the 54 point scoring of Mike Pomichter, BU returned to another Frozen Four in St. Paul after dispatching Wisconsin in the East Regional 6-3 in Albany. Facing the University of Minnesota before at least 15,000 Gopher fans in St. Paul, the Terriers whipped the Gophers by a 4-1 score to reach the title game, only to run into a buzz saw of Lake Superior State, who won the NCAA title over BU by a 9-1 final score.

Stinging from that loss, BU got revenge the next season in 1994-1995, crushing Lake Superior State 6-2 in the NCAA Regional in Worcester, Mass before a delighted local crowd and earning a ticket to the Frozen Four just down the road in Providence, R.I. The Terriers easily beat Minnesota 7-3 to advance to the title game, where Hockey East rival Maine awaited them. This time the Terriers rose to the occasion and beat Maine 4-2, and won the school’s fourth NCAA crown. That Terrier team went 31-6-3, winning the Hockey East Regular Season and Playoff Championship as well, led by three 50+ point scorers, Chris O’Sullivan, Mike Grier and Jacques Joubert.

Hopes were high for the 1996 BU edition, who were led by Jay Pandolfo and Chris Drury, each with 67 points. BU waltzed to a 30-7-3 record and a Hockey East regular season title. Entering the Albany Regional as a top seed, the Terriers edged Clarkson 3-2, sending BU to the Frozen Four once again, but Michigan ended the Terrier season 4-0 on the slushy ice of Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum in the national semifinals. The Wolverines went on to beat Colorado College for the title.

The 1997 season was the last time the Terriers played in the Frozen Four, and for Denver fans, the moment of BU’s ascension to Milwaukee is burned into memory, as Denver’s Paul Veres hit the pipe in the 3-3 overtime game and BU’s Chris Drury scored moments later to end the Pioneers’ season and win the regional 4-3 in Worcester before a partisan BU crowd. BU went on the Frozen Four, beating Michigan in overtime to secure another chance for an NCAA title. But North Dakota ended BU’s dream with a 6-4 win at the Bradley Center in the title game.
Since that 1997 season, the Terriers have made seven more NCAA appearances but have been unable to emerge from the Regionals, prompting some notes of dissatisfaction from some of the BU faithful. Among the more recent disappointments was the 2005-2006 season, where the Terriers won both the Hockey East regular season and tournament, but fell 5-0 to arch-rival Boston College in the Regional in Worcester.

BU Traditions
Rhett is the official costumed mascot of the Boston University Terriers and has been the BU mascot since 1922. The often snarling, bi-pedal black and white Boston Terrier was named after the male lead in Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, because "No one loves Scarlett more than Rhett" referencing Rhett Butler's affection for Scarlett O'Hara (scarlet being BU's primary color). In recent years Rhett has frequented Boston University games, events, and dining halls wearing his scarlet and white double-zero hockey jersey. Like all mascots, Rhett and the terrier logo are ubiquitous at athletic events. Rhett has participated in several ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercials and competed three times in the Universal Cheerleading Association's mascot nationals, placing as high as fourth in 2002.

Fight song: "Go B.U."
Go BU, Go BU!

Sing her praises loud and true!

We'll fight for our alma mater,

On to sure victory!!

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Go BU, Go BU!

Down the field (ice) to score anew!

Our hearts are with you as you meet the foe.

We hail you, Ole BU!

Famous BU alumni

· Norman Barron, Founder, Marshalls Department Stores

· Alessandro Benetton (SMG BSB 1988) Chairman of 21 Investimenti S.p. A, and Duty Chairman of Benetton Group

· Fred Bronstein, President, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

· Mickey Drexler, (MBA 1968), Chairman & CEO, J. Crew

· Susan Evans, Co-Founder, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

· Kenneth Feld (SMG 1970 BSB), CEO, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus

· Sidney Feltenstein, (BA 1962), CEO, A&W and Long John Silvers restaurants

· Paul Fireman, founder, Reebok

· Bonnie Hammer, President, Sci-Fi Channel

· Ted Harbert, President, E! Networks

· Edgar J. Helms, founder of Goodwill Industries

· Toshimasa Iue, (MBA 1989), President & COO, Sanyo

· Bruce Karatz, (BA 1967), CEO, KB Home

· Damian Kozlowski, (MS), CEO, Citigroup Global Wealth Management

· Mitchell Modell, CEO, Modell's Sporting Goods

· Edward Zander, (MBA 1975), Chairman & CEO, Motorola, former President Sun Microsystems

Public Service
· Martin Luther King, Jr. (STH PhD 1955), 1964 Nobel Peace Prize; Civil Rights Leader

· William Cohen, (JD), former U.S. Secretary of Defense, former U.S. Senator, former U.S. Congressman

· David Mulford (MA GRS 1962), U.S. Ambassador to India

· Lincoln Almond, (JD 1961), former Governor of Rhode Island

· John Lewis Bates (CLA A.B. 1882, LAW LL. B. 1885), former Governor of Massachusetts.

· Albert O. Brown, (LL.B. 1884), former Governor of New Hampshire

· Fred H. Brown, (attended LAW 1904/06, no degree), former Governor of New Hampshire, former U.S. Congressman

· Paul Dever, (JD 1926), former Governor of Massachusetts

· Samuel D. Felker, (LL.B. 1887), former Governor of New Hampshire

· Judd Gregg, (JD), U.S. Senator, former Governor of New Hampshire

· Gary Locke (JD 1975), former Governor of Washington

· J. Howard McGrath, (JD 1929), former U.S. Senator, former Governor of Rhode Island

· William Russell, (LL.B. 1879), former Governor of Massachusetts.

· David I. Walsh, (LL.B. 1897), former U.S. Senator, former Governor of Massachusetts

United States Senators
· Edward Brooke III, (JD), first African-American U.S. Senator since Reconstruction (MA), Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

· William M. Butler, (LL.B 1884), former U.S. Senator (MA)

· William Cohen, (LL.B. 1965), former U.S. Secretary of Defense, former U.S. Senator, former U.S. Congressman

· J. Howard McGrath, (JD 1929), former U.S. Senator (see Governors)

· Thomas J. McIntyre, (JD 1940), former U.S. Senator (NH)

· Robert Upton, (LL.B. 1907), former U.S. Senator (NH)

· David I. Walsh, (LL.B. 1897), former U.S. Senator (see Governors)

United States House of Representatives
· Joseph E. Casey, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Antonio Colorado, (BS 1962) Resident Commissioner in US Congress from Puerto Rico

· Paul Cronin, former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· John Crosby, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Emilio Q. Daddario, (law), former U.S. Congressman (CT)

· Norman D'Amours, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (NH)

· Louise Day Hicks, former U.S. Congresswoman (MA)

· Brian J. Donnelly, (BS 1970), former U.S. Congressman (MA), former US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago,

· Charles Douglas III, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (NH)

· Forrest Goodwin, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (ME)

· Daniel Granger, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (RI)

· Arthur Healey, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· John Patrick Higgins, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Barbara Jordan, (JD), former U.S. Congresswoman (TX)

· Charles Joyce, (Newbury Seminary, pre-1850), former U.S. Congressman (VT)

· Ambrose Kennedy, (JB LAW 1906), former U.S. Congressman (RI)

· James Maloney, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (CT)

· Jim Marshall, (JD), U.S. Congressman (GA)

· Connie Morella, former U.S. Congresswoman (MD), former Maryland State Senator

· Frank Morse, former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Henry Naphen, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Jeremiah O'Connell, former U.S. Congressman (RI)

· Ernest W. Roberts, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Ferdinand St. Germain, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (RI)

· Charles Sprague, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Robert Stafford, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (VT)

· Walter Stiness, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (RI)

· John Sullivan, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Joseph Walsh, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

· Edward Wason, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (NH)

· George Williams, (JD), former U.S. Congressman (MA)

Film, performing arts, television, radio, popular culture
· Joan Baez, folk singer

· John Cazale, Golden Globe Award nominated actor, best known for role as "Fredo" in The Godfather

· Michael Chiklis, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actor

· Geena Davis, (SFA'79)Academy Award winning actress

· Rocco DiSpirito, Chef, restaurateur, television personality The Restaurant

· Olympia Dukakis (SAR BS 1953, SFA MFA 1957), Academy Award winning actress

· Faye Dunaway, Academy Award winning actress

· Paul Michael Glaser, actor (Starsky and Hutch)

· Norman Greenbaum, musician, "Spirit in the Sky"

· Mariel Hemingway, Academy Award nominated actress, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway

· David E. Kelley, (JD), television producer, husband of Michelle Pfeiffer, His father, Jack Kelley, coached BU Hockey

· Tom Magliozzi, (MBA, PhD) co-host of Car Talk

· Julianne Moore, Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning actress

· Kevin O'Connor, (GSM MBA '99) host of This Old House

· Rosie O'Donnell (dropout), actress, comedian

· Paul Reubens (dropout), actor. (Pee Wee Herman)

· Howard Stern, (CGS non degree program 1974, COM BS 1976), controversial radio host and self-declared "King of All Media"

· Marisa Tomei (attended CFA 1983, Hon. DFA 2002), Academy Award winning actress

· Alfre Woodard, Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actress

Journalism, non-fiction film and broadcasting
· Mike Barnicle, Journalist, Radio Host

· Joe Concannon, (deceased), Sports writer, Boston Globe

· Erica Hill, anchor, CNN Headline News

· Bill O'Reilly, (MS '75), Radio & Television personality

· Anthony Tommasini, Chief Music Critic, New York Times

· Nina Totenberg, (COM 1965) correspondent for National Public Radio

· Gary Tuchman, (COM 1982 BS) reporter, CNN

· Harry Agganis, professional baseball player

· Tony Amonte, NHL hockey player

· Shawn Bates, NHL hockey player

· Raja Bell (transferred to Florida International University), NBA basketball player

· Rocco Benetton former chief executive of the Benetton Formula One team.

· Cindy Blodgett, Former WNBA Player, Assistant Basketball Coach

· Billy Brooks, NFL's Buffalo Bills '93-'95

· Tom Burke, (Law LL.B. 1897) Olympic Champion

· Butch Byrd, Professional Football Standout

· Mickey Cochrane, Hall of Fame Baseball player

· Jim Craig, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

· Rick DiPietro, NHL hockey player

· Andy Dorman, Major League Soccer soccer player

· Chris Drury, NHL hockey player, Hobey Baker Award winner

· Mike Eruzione, Captain, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

· Dick Farley, College Football Hall of Fame coach

· Foge Fazio, NCAA football Coach, NFL football coach

· Mike Grier, NHL hockey player

· Mike Jarvis, NCAA Basketball Coach

· Jim "Crash" Jensen, Former NFL football player

· Shawn McEachern, NHL hockey player

· Freddy Meyer, NHL hockey player

· Jack O'Callahan, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

· Jay Pandolfo, NHL hockey player

· Gary Plummer, NBA player

· Rick Pitino, NCAA & NBA Basketball Coach

· Tom Poti, NHL hockey player

· Ed Ronan, NHL hockey player

· Travis Roy, Hockey player paralyzed and now a leading activist for spinal cord injury

· Dave Silk, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

· Mike Sullivan (hockey), NHL Hockey Player, NHL Coach

· Keith Tkachuk, NHL hockey player

· Ryan Whitney, NHL hockey player

· Scott Young, retired NHL player

· F. Lee Bailey, (JD '60), Renowned lawyer

· Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, late wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

· Tipper Gore, Former 2nd Lady of the United States

· Hadassah Lieberman, wife of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman
About Boston

Boston is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is considered the economic and cultural center of the region, and is sometimes regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England."

Boston city proper had a 2007 estimated population of 608,352, making it the twenty-first largest in the country. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.4 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region includes parts of Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine; it includes 7.4 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the country.

In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula. During the late eighteenth century Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history now attracts 16.3 million visitors annually. The city was the site of several firsts, including America's first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and first college, Harvard College (1636), in neighboring Cambridge. Boston was also home to the first subway system in the United States.

With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is a center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economy is also based on research, finance, and technology – principally biotechnology. Boston has been experiencing gentrification and has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though remains high on world livability rankings.

The Game
Should Denver face BU, it should be a great game between a pair of top 5 teams. BU will be missing two of its top players in Colin Wilson and Kevin Shattenkirk, who are with the US Junior Team in Ottawa, while the Pioneers will be missing their top player, Tyler Bozak, due to injury.
DU has done well against ranked teams, and I expect BU is the one team DU wants to play in this tournament.

DU has the slightly better offense (second nationally at 3.89 GPG vs. BU’s #5 offense at 3.56 GPG. Slight Edge Denver.

BU has a statistical edge on defense at 2.12 GPG (10th) while DU is whisker behind at 2.16 (12th nationally). Slight edge BU.

Special teams see BU with a far better power play (third nationally at 22.9%, but DU has a better PK at 88.3%.

Prediction: BU may be a slightly better team, but with Denver playing at home, I think were going to have a 3-3 tie, followed by a shootout to decide the winner (assuming the teams actually play each other, of course). In that case, I think BU will edge the Pioneers.


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