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CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 2: The Boston College Eagles mascot and cheerleaders celebrate their win over the Virginia Tech Hokies at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won the game 34 to 27. November 2, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Boston College announces future home-and-home with Stanford

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Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty — plenty — of time to prepare for this one if you’re a fan of either team.

Boston College announced in a press release that it has reached an agreement on a future home-and-home series with Stanford. The Eagles will face the Cardinal in Chestnut Hill on Sept. 2, 2028, with BC traveling to Stanford Stadium on Sept. 15, 2029.

The Eagles and Cardinal have met four times previously, with the last coming in 2002.  The “series” is tied at 2-all.

BC last played a team from the Pac-12 in 2014 (USC), and have no schools from that conference on any of their future schedules.  Stanford last played a team from the ACC in 2012 (Duke), and, like the Eagles, don’t have a team from that league scheduled in the future.

In its release confirming the series, Stanford noted that the Cardinal is 9-10 all-time against current ACC teams.

‘Retired’ BC LB Christian Lezzer transfers to UCF

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Last October, after suffering his fifth concussion, Boston College linebacker Christian Lezzer opted to walk away from football.  Eight months later, Lezzer has opted for a return, albeit on a different campus.

On social mediaWednesday, Lezzer announced that he has “accepted a scholarship to continue my football career at the University of Central Florida.”  Lezzer subsequently told 247Sports.com that he chose UCF over Arizona and Penn State.

As for his health, Lezzer wrote that he has met “some of the most renowned neurologists and sports concussion specialists in the world” and they have “officially concluded that I am cleared to continue playing college football at no more risk than the average college football player.”

Because Lezzer played in the first three games of the 2015 season, he will be forced to sit out the 2016 season. He will then have at least two years of eligibility remaining, perhaps three if he receives a medical hardship waiver for the 2015 season.

Lezzer was a three-star member of Boston College’s 2014 recruiting class. He played in eight games as a true freshman.

ACC sees revenues spike nearly $100 million in 2014-15

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Here’s how wacko, bonkers, crazy college sports has gotten in the past half-decade, and more specifically the money taken in by the SEC and Big Ten: the ACC saw its revenue jump by nearly $100 million in 2014-15 — and they’re worried about falling behind.

Whereas a decade ago simply making $100 million as a conference would’ve been cause for a clicking of heels in Greensboro, the ACC’s jump from $302.3 million in 2013-14 to $403.1 million in 2014-15, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today, is met by concern of just how in the heck they’re going to match the SEC’s $527.4 million and the Big Ten’s $448.8 million without what those two leagues have — a TV network.

The ACC has seen revenues jump nearly $170 million in two years, and the 2014-15 jump was thanks in large part to a $30 million exit fee played by Maryland in leaving for the Big Ten.

Commissioner John Swofford saw his pay grow along with his conference’s, from $2.1 million and change to just under $2.7 million.

The ACC was the final Power 5 to release its financials for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and with all five out we now have a full picture of how the schools stack up on a per school basis (full shares only):

  1. SEC: $32.6 million*
  2. Big Ten: $32.4 million
  3. ACC: $25.8 million*
  4. Pac-12: $25.1 million
  5. Big 12: $23.4 million^

*  – Splitting difference between highest and lowest distributions, as listed by USA Today
^ – Does not include third-tier payments such as Longhorn Network

BC suspends Troy Flutie following drunk-driving arrest

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Troy Flutie #16 of the Boston College Eagles makes a pass during the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Alumni Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Not surprisingly, one member of the Boston College football team is being sent off on a forced sabbatical.

Monday, BC announced that Troy Flutie has been indefinitely suspended from the program.  The move came a few hours after his arrest on alcohol-related charges was made public.

After hitting a curb with a vehicle very early Saturday morning, Flutie was ultimately arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of liquor while driving and being a person younger than 21 in possession of liquor.  He was also issued a citation for a marked lanes violation.

The school said that the quarterback/wide receiver faces “additional university sanctions pending the outcome of the court proceedings” as well.

Flutie began his BC career as a quarterback and, after redshirting as a true freshman, played in eight games in 2015. He completed 24-of-49 passes for three touchdowns and an interception during his limited action.  Because of injuries at the position, Flutie was one of four Eagles quarterbacks to attempt at least 42 passes last season.

This spring, Flutie,the son of former BC wide receiver Darren Flutie and nephew of 1984 Heisman winner Doug Flutie, was moved to wide receiver.

BC QB-turned-WR Troy Flutie charged with drunk driving

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Troy Flutie #16 of the Boston College Eagles makes a pass during the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Alumni Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Thanks in very large part to his famous surname, this story will likely generate more headlines and attention than it would if it had involved a “normal” football player.

Be that as it may, Boston College’s Troy Flutie has found himself on the wrong side of the law, with the Metrowest Daily News reporting that the quarterback/wide receiver was arrested on multiple charges following a minor weekend car crash. Specifically, Flutie, the son of former BC wide receiver Darren Flutie and nephew of 1984 Heisman winner Doug Flutie, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of liquor while driving and being a person younger than 21 in possession of liquor. He was also issued a citation for a marked lanes violation.

The Daily News writes that, “[a]ccording to police, Flutie hit a curb, which led to his arrest.” No other details have been made available.

Flutie began his BC career as a quarterback and, after redshirting as a true freshman, played in eight games in 2015. He completed 24-of-49 passes for three touchdowns and an interception during his limited action.  Because of injuries at the position, Flutie was one of four Eagles quarterbacks to attempt at least 42 passes last season.

This spring, Flutie was moved to wide receiver.