News & Features



Research Briefs

In the News

Bulletin Board

Contact Us

Advertising Rates






BU Bridge Logo

Week of 6 November 1998

Vol. II, No. 13




Three BU teams are playing in America East tournaments on November 6: field hockey vs. New Hampshire in Hempstead, N.Y., men's soccer vs. Drexel in Burlington, Vt., and women's soccer vs. New Hampshire in Towson, Md.

Men's Hockey

The 0-4 Terriers seek their first win of the season on Friday, November 6, at Walter Brown Arena, when they host Princeton. The 7 p.m. game will be televised on WABU-TV Channel 68.


Upcoming exhibition games at Case Gymnasium: the Lady Terriers will play the Nor'easter Storm at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. The men will host the Hoop Group on Thursday, November 12, at 7 p.m.


It's tip-off time for men's and women's basketball

by Amy E. Dean

Who cares about the NBA lockout? The Terriers are ready to rrrr-umble!

On Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m., the women in scarlet and white host Ivy League powerhouse Harvard in Case Gymnasium. Last season, Harvard was the first number 16 seed in NCAA tournament history (men's or women's) to defeat a number 1 seed when the Lady Crimson gave Stanford the boot in the opening round of the tournament. Terrier Leader of the Pack Christine Basile, in her 16th season at BU, needs just one victory to become the first basketball coach in BU history to attain the 200-victory mark, and opening night may be the night.

"I am very excited about the 1998-99 season," Basile says. "We have a solid group of returning players, including 2 of the top 10 scorers in America East, and an outstanding incoming freshman class."

Take to the stands on opening night, and then look for 1998 America East Rookie of the Year Alison Dixon (CAS'01), Third Team All-Conference selection Jamie Nicholls (CAS'99), point guard Cara Millett (SAR'99), and a backcourt and frontcourt enriched by both veterans and freshmen. This year, Annie Tomasini (CAS'02), who was a three-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic choice at Boston Latin; Kelly Mitchell (CGS'02), who earned Honorable Mention All-State honors in the state of Minnesota; and Jennifer Tulley (MET'02), who was a three-time Maine Sunday Telegram First Team All-State selection and a 2,000-point scorer during her high school career, join the Dog Pack and will strive for Basile's goal this season of "peak performance."

Wolff's Terriers host UNC-Charlotte
On Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. at Case Gymnasium, the Terrier men will take on the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, a team that has been to the NCAA four times in the '90s, last year taking the tournament favorite and their state rival Tar Heels to the last seconds of overtime before losing.

Terrier Alpha Dog Dennis Wolff enters his fifth season with a 77-43 record as head coach. Since his inaugural season in 1994-95, Wolff has led the Terriers to 49 victories in 70 America East regular-season contests, including a 29-7 league mark in the past two years. In fact, BU is the only America East team to record at least 15 victories in each of the last four seasons, and the two-time America East regular-season champions once again have the stuff to make another run at the title.

Point guard LeVar Folk (MET'99), who ranks third in America East in assists, has accumulated 878 career points and 388 assists in his collegiate career and is odds-on favorite to become one of just three players in BU history to record 1,000 points and 500 assists. Guard Billy Beal (CAS'99) last year finished second on the team in scoring and led the team with 67 three-point field goals, the second-highest in BU history. Returning guard Mike Costello (CAS'00) and forward Walter Brown (CAS'99), along with Wolff's pack of veterans and newcomers, plan to continue BU's outstanding home court record -- BU is 38-7 at home, on "the Roof."

For game and ticket information, call 353-GOBU.



BU employees can be Hometown Heroes with kids

By Amy E. Dean

"I've never seen a kid leave a BU basketball game unhappy," says BU's sports promotions coordinator Ron D'Innocenzo (COM'94). That's the reason the BU's sports marketing department has introduced the Hometown Hero program to faculty, staff, and alumni for the 1998-99 season.

The Hometown Hero program makes BU men's and women's basketball more accessible to youth groups, which sometimes can't afford collegiate ticket prices. Through affiliation with a community youth group, you can obtain free Terrier basketball tickets for kids, parents, and adult supervisors associated with the group, along with the following:

  • a special BU basketball gift
  • an announcement on the public address system welcoming the group to the game
  • a Polaroid snapshot taken with Rhett, BU's "ruff 'n tuff" mascot
  • an opportunity to meet the players immediately after the game
  • free parking

If you or someone you know has an affiliation with a sports group that wants to root for Terrier men's and women's hoopsters, call D'Innocenzo at 353-2874.

Faculty/staff score high with senior athletes

For the first time this year, BU's sports marketing department asked senior athletes in three fall sports which faculty or staff member most influenced their academic career at the University. The following BU faculty and staff members have been recognized by Class of '99 athletes:

Field Hockey
Katie Kilty, consulting sports psychologist, athletics department
Mike Ruff, accounting, MET
Gary Skrinar, professor and chairman of the department of health sciences, SAR
Eileen Sullivan, preceptor of curriculum and teaching, SED
Sally Ward, coordinator of educational services, athletics administration
John Yeager, clinical assistant professor of curriculum and teaching, SED

Women's Soccer
Stacy Godnick, assistant to the dean, CGS
Michael Oshins, assistant professor, MET School of Hospitality Administration
Carolyn Robinson-Podolski, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, SAR
Loren Samons II, assistant professor of classical studies, CAS
Missy Windsor, clinical assistant professor, SAR

Men's Soccer
Terry Clarke, lecturer, COM

This winter, seniors on the men's basketball, women's basketball, and men's ice hockey teams will have an opportunity to recognize faculty and staff who have most influenced their academic careers.



Terrier Scoreboard

Men's Crew

Women's Crew

Oct. 11

1st place in varsity eight at the Connecticut Regatta

Oct. 11

4th and 8th place in varsity eight at the Connecticut Regatta

Oct. 17-18

24th of 45 in varsity eight at the Head of the Charles

Oct. 17-18

23rd of 59 in varsity eight at the Head of the Charles

Oct. 24-25

9th and 15th in varsity eight at the Head of the Schuylkill

Men's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

Oct. 16

10th place at the New England Championships

Oct. 10

14th of 32 at the Pre-NCAA meet in Lawrence, Kansas

Oct. 31

3rd of 70 at the America East Championships

Oct. 16

4th place at the New England Championships

Oct. 31

1st of 70 at the America East Championships

*Coach Bruce Lehane received the America East Coach of the Year Award after the meet

Field Hockey

Men's Golf

Oct. 10

BU 3, Maine 0

Oct. 10-11

11th of 17 at the West Point Mule Kicker Classic

Oct. 12

BU 4, Richmond 0

Oct. 19-20

18th of 46 at the New England Championships

Oct. 17

BU 3, American 2

Men's Ice Hockey

Oct. 18

Maryland 5, BU 4 (OT)

Oct. 17

RPI 4, BU 3 (OT)

Oct. 21

Providence 3, BU 2 (OT)

Oct. 24

UVM 8, BU 6

Oct. 25

Northeastern 3, BU 0

Oct. 30

Providence 5, BU 4

Oct. 28

BU 4, UConn 1

Oct. 31

Providence 6, BU 4

Oct. 30

BU 3, Delaware 1

Women's Ice Hockey

Nov. 1

BU 4, Towson 0

Oct. 24

Team Denmark 9, BU 0

Men's Rugby

Women's Rugby

Oct. 17

BU 22, UMass 17

Oct. 24

BU 22, UMass 12

Oct. 31

Norwich 45, BU 7

Oct. 31

BU 19, Babson 0

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Oct. 9

Drexel 1, BU 0 (OT)

Oct. 9

Syracuse 3, BU 2

Oct. 11

BU 1, Hofstra 0

Oct. 13

BU 3, Maine 0

Oct 14

BU 0, Dartmouth 0 (OT)

Oct. 20

BU 3, Northeastern 0

Oct. 17

BU 3, Hartwick 0

Oct. 23

BU 2, Delaware 1

Oct. 23

BU 2, Hartford 1 (OT)

Oct. 25

BU 3, Towson 0

Oct. 25

UVM 0, BU 0 (OT)

Oct. 28

Dartmouth 1, BU 0

Nov. 1

BU 2, Northeastern 1

Oct. 30

BU 1, UVM 1 (OT)

Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis

Oct. 12

UMass 4, BU 3

Oct. 17

BU 5, George Washington 2; BU 5, Princeton 1; BU 5, Seaton Hall 1; at the ECAC Tournament