Green Line Rivalry

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The Green Line Rivalry
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Boston College Eagles Boston University Terriers

Sport(s) Ice hockey
Total meetings 266
Series record BU leads, 120–119–17
First meeting BC 3, BU 1
February 6, 1918
Last meeting BU 5, BC 3
November 7, 2014
Next meeting January 16, 2015
Largest win BC 11, BU 0
February 23, 1943
Longest win streak BU, 13
Dec. 9, 1992 – Mar. 4, 1995
Longest unbeaten streak BU, 16
Dec. 9, 1992 – Feb. 5, 1996
Current win streak BU, 1
Current unbeaten streak BU, 1

The Green Line Rivalry, also known as the B-Line Rivalry,[1][2] the Battle of Boston[3] and Battle of Commonwealth Avenue,[4] is the name for the sports rivalry between Boston College and Boston University.[5][6][7] The rivalry is named after the trolley line that runs along Commonwealth Avenue and links the two schools as part of the MBTA, Boston's public transit system. The two campuses lie less than five miles apart.

The Green Line Rivalry is considered one of the top rivalries in college sports[8][9] and first among college hockey rivalries.[10][11] The Green Line Rivalry is the third most played college hockey rivalry series after the Michigan–Michigan State Rivalry and Battle for the Gold Pan.

Ice hockey[edit]

History[edit]

The series dates to February 6, 1918, when BU first began playing hockey,[12] and played its lone game that year against BC, a 3–1 loss at the Boston Arena.[12] Since then, no other opponent has appeared on either teams' schedule more often.[12] The rivalry has been renewed annually since the 1946–47 season, and the two teams have met at least three times a year since 1949. The schools have met 265 times; BU leads the series 129–119–17.

With 18 NCAA championship game appearances between them,[13] including a matchup in the 1978 championship game, Boston College and Boston University both field perennially competitive collegiate ice hockey teams and compete in the same league, Hockey East, having both previously been members of the ECAC. The two teams meet at least three times annually as part of their regular Hockey East season schedule and often also meet in the Hockey East and NCAA postseason tournaments. Additionally, each first and second Monday in February, BC and BU, along with Harvard and Northeastern, take part in the annual Beanpot Tournament where the Eagles and Terriers usually square off in the championship game. BU has traditionally dominated the tournament, winning the title 29 times. The Eagles and Terriers last faced each other in the semifinals of the 2014 Beanpot, with BC beating BU 3–1.

BC has won the national championship five times (1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012); BU has won five times (1971, 1972, 1978, 1995, 2009). The two rivals faced off in the 1978 championship game in Providence, with BU claiming its third national championship with a 5–3 victory in Providence, RI. BU and BC have met in NCAA tournament play on one other occasion in the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament Northeast Regional Final, with the Eagles skating to a 5–0 victory over the top-seeded Terriers.

The rivalry is highlighted by its intensity and mutual contempt between both players and fans. For instance, after BU's victory over BC in the 1978 national championship, BU co-captain Jack O'Callahan was quoted as saying "We shouldn't have to beat BC for the nationals. Hell, we can do that anytime."[14] In a 2005 Sports Illustrated article, BC senior captain Ryan Shannon said that "Every once in a while, out in a restaurant, you see familiar faces. But hockey culture is so humble. Outside the rink, you see those guys as human beings," but when the on the rink: "They're evil. They're a Terrier."[15] Games feature an array of chants and insults chanted by each schools' students sections, the BC Superfans and BU Dog Pound.

The rivalry was amplified when on January 8, 2010, BC and BU faced off at Fenway Park, the first men's college hockey game to be played at Boston's iconic ballpark. BU edged BC 3–2 in front of a crowd of 38,000, the largest crowd to ever watch the two schools play.

A documentary about the rivalry entitled The Battle of Comm Ave. was released in 2009 by Rival Films. The documentary contains game footage and interviews with numerous players and coaches.[16]

On November 8, 2013, the teams will face off in the first non YorkParker matchup since 1994. Parker retired in the 2012–13 offseason after 40 years of coaching the Terriers.

Game results[edit]

Boston College victories are shaded ██ gold. Boston University victories are shaded ██ scarlet. Ties are shaded white.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Notes Series
February 6, 1918 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 3 Boston University 1 BC 1–0
February 4, 1920 University Rink • Boston, MA Boston College 9 Boston University 0 BC 2–0
January 26, 1923 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 3 Boston University 2 (3OT) BC 3–0
February 7, 1923 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 7 Boston University 2 BC 4–0
December 23, 1924 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 1 Boston College 0 BC 4–1
February 16, 1925 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 3 Boston University 0 BC 5–1
February 4, 1926 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 2 Boston University 1& BC 6–1
March 4, 1926 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 3 Boston College 0 BC 6–2
January 28, 1927 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 3 Boston College 1 BC 6–3
January 20, 1928 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 3 Boston University 3 (OT) BC 6–3–1
February 15, 1928 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 3 Boston College 2 BC 6–4–1
February 29, 1928 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 5 Boston College 0 BC 6–5–1
January 18, 1929 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 4 Boston College 1 Tied 6–6–1
February 13, 1929 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 4 Boston College 1 BU 7–6–1
February 16, 1933 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 5 Boston College 1 BU 8–6–1
March 9, 1933 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 7 Boston College 2 BU 9–6–1
February 8, 1934 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 3 Boston College 2 BU 10–6–1
February 16, 1934 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 6 Boston College 3 (OT) BU 11–6–1
January 29, 1935 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 2 Boston University 1 BU 11–7–1
February 26, 1935 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 5 Boston College 3 BU 12–7–1
January 10, 1936 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 4 Boston College 3 BU 13–7–1
February 4, 1936 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 3 Boston University 2 BU 13–8–1
January 12, 1937 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 6 Boston University 5 (2OT) BU 13–9–1
February 13, 1937 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 2 Boston College 1 (OT) BU 14–9–1
February 8, 1938 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 7 Boston College 2 BU 15–9–1
February 25, 1938 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 3 Boston University 2 BU 15–10–1
February 4, 1939 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 7 Boston College 5 BU 16–10–1
February 18, 1939 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University 5 Boston College 4 BU 17–10–1
January 16, 1940 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 12 Boston University 3 BU 17–11–1
February 24, 1940 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 7 Boston University 4 BU 17–12–1
January 14, 1941 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 10 Boston University 3 BU 17–13–1
February 11, 1941 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 6 Boston University 3 BU 17–14–1
January 13, 1942 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 8 Boston University 2 BU 17–15–1
February 10, 1942 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 5 Boston University 2 BU 17–16–1
February 4, 1943 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College 8 Boston University     3  Tied 17–17–1
February 23, 1943 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College 11 Boston University 0 BC 18–17–1
December 10, 1946 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     9  Boston College     5  Tied 18–18–1
February 5, 1947 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     5  (OT) Tied 18–18–2
February 3, 1948 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     3  BU 19–18–2
March 3, 1948 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     9  Boston University     2  Tied 19–19–2
December 21, 1948 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     1  BC 20–19–2
March 1, 1949 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     6  Boston University     2  BC 21–19–2
March 9, 1949 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     6  Boston University     5  NEIHL BC 22–19–2
December 13, 1949 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     4  Boston University     3  BC 23–19–2
February 13, 1950 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     1  BC 23–20–2
March 7, 1950 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     2  Boston University     1  NEIHL BC 24–20–2
January 8, 1951 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     4  Boston University     2  BC 25–20–2
February 26, 1951 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     7  Boston College     4  BC 25–21–2
March 7, 1951 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  NEIHL BC 25–22–2
February 4, 1952 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     6  Boston University     4  BC 26–22–2
February 13, 1952 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     7  Boston College     1  BC 26–23–2
January 14, 1953 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     7  Boston University     3  BC 27–23–2
January 31, 1953 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     2  BC 27–24–2
February 13, 1953 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     0  BC 27–25–2
December 22, 1953 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     10  Boston University     2  BC 28–25–2
February 9, 1954 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     6  Boston University     5  (OT) BC 29–25–2
February 7, 1955 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     9  Boston University     5  Beanpot BC 30–25–2
February 14, 1955 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  11  Boston University     1  BC 31–25–2
January 10, 1956 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     7  Boston University     5  BC 32–25–2
February 28, 1956 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     7  Boston University     3  BC 33–25–2
February 5, 1957 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     4  (OT) Beanpot BC 34–25–2
February 11, 1957 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     2  Boston University     1  BC 35–25–2
February 26, 1957 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     4  Boston University     4  (OT) BC 35–25–3
January 20, 1958 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     7  Boston College     4  BC 35–26–3
February 3, 1958 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     4  Beanpot BC 35–27–3
February 26, 1958 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     3  BC 36–27–3
January 14, 1959 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     1  BC 36–28–3
February 9, 1959 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     7  Boston University     4  Beanpot BC 37–28–3
February 25, 1959 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College     3  Boston University     1  BC 38–28–3
February 8, 1960 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     2  Beanpot BC 38–29–3
February 24, 1960 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     0  BC 39–29–3
March 8, 1960 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  BC 39–30–3
February 22, 1961 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College     7  Boston University     2  BC 40–30–3
March 7, 1961 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College     4  Boston University     2  BC 41–30–3
December 22, 1961 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY Boston College     2  Boston University     2  (OT) EHF BC 41–30–4
January 30, 1962 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College     3  Boston University     2  BC 42–30–4
February 20, 1962 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  BC 42–31–4
January 9, 1963 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College     4  Boston University     1  BC 43–31–4
February 4, 1963 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     2  Boston University     1  (OT) Beanpot BC 44–31–4
February 27, 1963 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College     3  Boston University     1  BC 45–31–4
January 11, 1964 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     5  (OT) BC 45–32–4
February 10, 1964 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     6  Boston University     5  Beanpot BC 46–32–4
February 26, 1964 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     1  Boston College     0  BC 46–33–4
January 8, 1965 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     4  (OT) BC 47–33–4
February 15, 1965 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College     5  Boston University     4  Beanpot BC 48–33–4
February 23, 1965 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     4  BC 48–34–4
December 11, 1965 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     9  Boston College     2  BC 48–35–4
February 7, 1966 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     4  Beanpot BC 48–36–4
February 26, 1966 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     4  (OT) BC 48–37–4
December 3, 1966 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  BC 48–38–4
December 13, 1966 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     3  BC 48–39–4
December 12, 1967 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     3  BC 48–40–4
February 28, 1968 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     2  Boston College     1  BC 48–41–4
January 11, 1969 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     10  Boston College     5  BC 48–42–4
February 3, 1969 Boston Garden • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  Beanpot BC 48–43–4
February 26, 1969 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     3  BC 49–43–4
January 27, 1970 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     3  BC 49–44–4
February 9, 1970 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     4  Beanpot BC 49–45–4
February 25, 1970 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     1  BC 49–46–4
January 9, 1971 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     3  BC 49–47–4
February 16, 1971 Boston Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     9  Boston College     4  BC 49–48–4
January 14, 1972 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  Tied 49–49–4
February 7, 1972 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  Beanpot BU 50–49–4
February 23, 1972 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     5  Tied 50–50–4
January 13, 1973 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     5  BC 51–50–4
February 12, 1973 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  Beanpot Tied 51–51–4
February 21, 1973 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     2  Boston College     2  (OT) Tied 51–51–5
January 18, 1974 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     11  Boston College     2  BU 52–51–5
February 20, 1974 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     5  Tied 52–52–5
January 18, 1975 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     10  Boston College     3  BU 53–52–5
February 3, 1975 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     3  Beanpot BU 54–52–5
February 18, 1975 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  BU 55–52–5
January 16, 1976 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  BU 56–52–5
February 9, 1976 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     3  Beanpot BU 56–53–5
February 18, 1976 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     4  BU 57–53–5
March 9, 1976 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     5  ECAC BU 58–53–5
January 22, 1977 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     6  (OT) BU 58–53–6
February 26, 1977 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     5  BU 59–53–6
March 8, 1977 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     7  ECAC BU 60–53–6
January 21, 1978 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     3  BU 61–53–6
February 6, 1978 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     12  Boston College     5  Beanpot BU 62–53–6
February 16, 1978 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     10  Boston College     5  BU 63–53–6
March 25, 1978 Providence Civic Center • Providence, RI Boston University     5  Boston College     3  NCAA Championship BU 64–53–6
January 20, 1979 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  BU 65–53–6
February 12, 1979 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     3  Beanpot BU 66–53–6
February 27, 1979 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     3  BU 66–54–6
January 18, 1980 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     6  (OT) BU 66–55–6
March 5, 1980 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     1  BU 66–56–6
January 9, 1981 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     4  BU 66–57–6
February 2, 1981 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  Beanpot BU 66–58–6
February 24, 1981 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     3  BU 67–58–6
January 9, 1982 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     3  BU 67–59–6
February 8, 1982 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     1  Beanpot BU 68–59–6
March 3, 1982 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     0  BU 69–59–6
January 8, 1983 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     3  BU 70–59–6
March 1, 1983 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     0  BU 71–59–6
January 11, 1984 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     3  BU 71–60–6
February 6, 1984 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     5  Beanpot BU 72–60–6
February 28, 1984 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     1  BU 72–61–6
March 9, 1984 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     4  ECAC BU 73–61–6
November 13, 1984 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     3  BU 73–62–6
January 8, 1985 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  10  Boston University     1  BU 73–63–6
March 3, 1985 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  2  Boston University     2  (OT) BU 73–63–7
November 13, 1985 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  2  Boston University     1  (OT) BU 73–64–7
February 10, 1986 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  Beanpot BU 74–64–7
February 19, 1986 McHugh Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     4  BU 74–65–7
March 1, 1986 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  3  Boston College     3  (OT) BU 74–65–8
March 15, 1986 Providence Civic Center • Providence, RI Boston University     9  Boston College     4  Hockey East BU 75–65–8
December 2, 1986 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  9  Boston University     6  BU 75–66–8
December 6, 1986 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  7  Boston University     5  BU 75–67–8
January 20, 1987 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  8  Boston University     2  BU 75–68–8
January 23, 1987 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     4  (OT) BU 75–69–8
February 2, 1987 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     3  Beanpot BU 76–69–8
November 7, 1987 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     3  BU 76–70–8
December 9, 1987 Matthews Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  4  Boston College     4  (OT) BU 76–70–9
February 27, 1988 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     3  BU 77–70–9
November 1, 1988 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     3  BU 78–70–9
January 13, 1989 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  8  Boston University     3  BU 78–71–9
February 28, 1989 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     1  BU 78–72–9
November 28, 1989 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     4  BU 79–72–9
January 3, 1990 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 79–73–9
February 5, 1990 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     3  Beanpot BU 80–73–9
February 27, 1990 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  BU 81–73–9
November 11, 1990 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 81–74–9
January 18, 1991 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  BU 81–75–9
February 11, 1991 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     4  Beanpot BU 82–75–9
February 23, 1991 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     5  BU 82–76–9
December 7, 1991 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     4  (OT) BU 82–77–9
January 25, 1992 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  3  Boston College     3  (OT) BU 82–77–10
February 28, 1992 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 82–78–10
March 7, 1992 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  BU 82–79–10
December 9, 1992 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     7  Boston College     4  BU 83–79–10
January 15, 1993 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     1  BU 84–79–10
January 16, 1993 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     7  Boston College     2  BU 85–79–10
February 1, 1993 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     8  Boston College     2  Beanpot BU 86–79–10
March 12, 1993 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     2  Hockey East BU 87–79–10
March 14, 1993 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     1  Hockey East BU 88–79–10
December 11, 1993 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     2  BU 89–79–10
January 14, 1994 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     2  BU 90–79–10
January 15, 1994 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     4  BU 91–79–10
January 20, 1995 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     7  Boston College     4  BU 92–79–10
January 21, 1995 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     1  BU 93–79–10
February 13, 1995 Boston Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     1  Beanpot BU 94–79–10
March 4, 1995 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     10  Boston College     3  BU 95–79–10
January 12, 1996 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     4  (OT) BU 95–79–11
January 13, 1996 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     10  Boston College     3  BU 96–79–11
February 5, 1996 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  Beanpot BU 97–79–11
March 2, 1996 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     1  BU 97–80–11
December 11, 1996 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     4  BU 98–80–11
January 17, 1997 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  5  Boston College     5  (OT) BU 98–80–12
January 18, 1997 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     4  (OT) BU 98–80–13
February 10, 1997 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  Beanpot BU 99–80–13
December 7, 1997 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     1  BU 100–80–13
December 9, 1997 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     3  (OT) BU 100–80–14
January 9, 1998 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     2  BU 100–81–14
November 20, 1998 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     2  BU 100–82–14
November 21, 1998 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  BU 101–82–14
February 1, 1999 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  (OT) Beanpot BU 102–82–14
March 5, 1999 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 102–83–14
January 8, 2000 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     4  (OT) BU 102–83–15
January 9, 2000 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     2  Boston College     1  BU 103–83–15
February 14, 2000 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     1  Beanpot BU 104–83–15
March 5, 2000 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     2  BU 104–84–15
January 6, 2001 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  BU 105–84–15
January 7, 2001 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  BU 105–85–15
February 12, 2001 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     3  Beanpot BU 105–86–15
March 4, 2001 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     1  BU 105–87–15
November 17, 2001 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     1  BU 105–88–15
January 18, 2002 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     2  Boston College     1  BU 106–88–15
January 20, 2002 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     1  BU 107–88–15
February 4, 2002 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     5  Boston College     3  Beanpot BU 108–88–15
November 15, 2002 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 108–89–15
January 16, 2003 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     1  BU 108–90–15
January 17, 2003 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 108–91–15
February 10, 2003 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  Beanpot BU 109–91–15
March 14, 2003 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     5  (2OT) Hockey East BU 110–91–15
December 5, 2003 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  BU 110–92–15
January 16, 2004 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     1  BU 110–93–15
January 17, 2004 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 110–94–15
February 9, 2004 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston College  2  Boston University     1  (OT) Beanpot BU 110–95–15
March 11, 2004 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  Hockey East BU 111–95–15
March 12, 2004 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     0  Hockey East BU 111–96–15
March 13, 2004 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     2  Hockey East BU 112–96–15
December 3, 2004 Walter Brown Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  BU 113–96–15
January 14, 2005 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     3  BU 113–97–15
January 15, 2005 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  2  Boston University     0  BU 113–98–15
February 7, 2005 Fleet Center • Boston, MA Boston University     2  Boston College     1  Beanpot BU 114–98–15
December 2, 2005 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  2  Boston University     1  BU 114–99–15
December 3, 2005 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston University     6  Boston College     2  BU 115–99–15
January 27, 2006 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University     4  Boston College     3  BU 116–99–15
February 13, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  Beanpot BU 117–99–15
March 18, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     2  Boston College     1  Hockey East BU 118–99–15
March 25, 2006 DCU Center • Worcester, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     0  NCAA Quarterfinals BU 118–100–15
December 2, 2006 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  1  Boston University     0  BU 118–101–15
January 24, 2007 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University  4  Boston College     1  BU 119–101–15
January 26, 2007 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  BU 119–102–15
February 12, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden • Boston, MA Boston University  2  Boston College     1  (OT) Beanpot BU 120–102–15
March 16, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     2  Hockey East BU 120–103–15
November 30, 2007 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     2  BU 120–104–15
December 1, 2007 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     3  BU 120–105–15
January 19, 2008 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  2  Boston University     2  (OT) BU 120–105–16
February 4, 2008 TD Banknorth Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     3  (OT) Beanpot BU 120–106–16
December 5, 2008 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  1  Boston College     1  (OT) BU 120–106–17
December 6, 2008 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University  3  Boston College     1  BU 121–106–17
January 17, 2009 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  5  Boston College     2  BU 122–106–17
March 20, 2009 TD Garden • Boston, MA Boston University     3  Boston College     2  Hockey East BU 123–106–17
December 5, 2009 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     1  BU 123–107–17
January 8, 2010 Fenway Park • Boston, MA Boston University  3  Boston College     2  BU 124–107–17
January 22, 2010 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University  5  Boston College     4  (OT) BU 125–107–17
February 8, 2010 TD Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     3  Beanpot BU 125–108–17
December 3, 2010 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  9  Boston University     5  BU 125–109–17
December 4, 2010 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2  BU 125–110–17
January 21, 2011 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  BU 125–111–17
February 7, 2011 TD Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  (OT) Beanpot BU 125–112–17
November 13, 2011 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University  5  Boston College     0  BU 126–112–17
December 2, 2011 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University  5  Boston College     3  BU 127–112–17
December 3, 2011 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     1  BU 127–113–17
February 13, 2012 TD Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     2  (OT) Beanpot
BU 127–114–17
November 11, 2012 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  4  Boston University     2 
BU 127–115–17
November 30, 2012 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston University  4  Boston College     2  BU 128–115–17
December 1, 2012 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     2 
BU 128–116–17
March 22, 2013 TD Garden • Boston, MA Boston University  6  Boston College     3  Hockey East
BU 129–116–17
November 8, 2013 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College  5  Boston University     1 
BU 129–117–17
January 17, 2014 Kelley Rink • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College  6  Boston University     4 
BU 129–118–17
February 3, 2014 TD Garden • Boston, MA Boston College  3  Boston University     1  Beanpot
BU 129–119–17
November 7, 2014 Kelley Rink • Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University  5  Boston College     3 
BU 130–119–17
January 16, 2015 Agganis Arena • Boston, MA Boston College    Boston University      

Football[edit]

"The Green Line Rivalry" originally referred to the football rivalry between the schools, a series begun in 1893[17] and played annually from 1928–1942 and 1954–1962.[17] With BC leading the series 27–4–1, BU discontinued the rivalry after the 1962 season.[17] BU eventually terminated its football program in 1997.[18]

Game results[edit]

Boston College victories are shaded ██ gold. Boston University victories are shaded ██ scarlet. Ties are shaded white.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Notes Series
November 24, 1893 Boston, MA Boston College 10 Boston University 6 BC 1–0
November 30, 1894 Boston, MA Boston University 28 Boston College 0 Tied 1–1
November 28, 1895 Boston, MA Boston University 22 Boston College 0 BU 2–1
November 26, 1896 Boston, MA Boston College 10 Boston University 0 Tied 2–2
November 6, 1920 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 34 Boston University 0 BC 3–2
October 1, 1921 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 13 Boston University 0 BC 4–2
October 7, 1922 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 20 Boston University 6 BC 5–2
October 17, 1925 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 51 Boston University 7 BC 6–2
October 27, 1928 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 27 Boston University 7 BC 7–2
November 23, 1929 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 33 Boston University 0 BC 8–2
November 22, 1930 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 47 Boston University 7 BC 9–2
November 21, 1931 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 18 Boston University 6 BC 10–2
November 19, 1932 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 21 Boston University 6 BC 11–2
October 28, 1933 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 25 Boston University 0 BC 12–2
November 17, 1934 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 10 Boston University 0 BC 13–2
November 23, 1935 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 25 Boston University 6 BC 14–2
November 21, 1936 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 0 Boston University 0 BC 14–2–1
November 20, 1937 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 13 Boston College 6 BC 14–3–1
November 11, 1938 Boston, MA Boston College 21 Boston University 14 Fenway Park BC 15–3–1
November 18, 1939 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 19 Boston University 0 BC 16–3–1
November 9, 1940 Boston, MA Boston College 21 Boston University 0 Fenway Park BC 17–3–1
November 22, 1941 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 19 Boston University 7 BC 18–3–1
November 21, 1942 Boston, MA Boston College 37 Boston University 0 Fenway Park BC 19–3–1
November 13, 1954 Boston, MA Boston College 7 Boston University 6 Fenway Park BC 20–3–1
November 12, 1955 Boston, MA Boston College 40 Boston University 12 BC 21–3–1
November 17, 1956 Boston, MA Boston College 13 Boston University 0 Fenway Park BC 22–3–1
November 9, 1957 Boston, MA Boston College 27 Boston University 2 BC 23–3–1
November 15, 1958 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 18 Boston University 13 BC 24–3–1
November 14, 1959 Boston, MA Boston University 26 Boston College 7 BC 24–4–1
November 12, 1960 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 23 Boston University 14 BC 25–4–1
November 18, 1961 Boston, MA Boston College 10 Boston University 7 BC 26–4–1
November 17, 1962 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 41 Boston University 25 BC 27–4–1

Source: 2010 BC Media Guide[19]

Other sports[edit]

The Green Line Rivalry has also come to refer to the rivalry between BC and BU in other sports.[20] In soccer, the two schools regularly open the season against each other with the expectation of large freshman-filled crowds.[21][22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Men's tennis has tough time at BC Invitational - Sports
  2. ^ Terriers take Hockey East title in OT - Sports
  3. ^ Battle of Boston ends in sweep - NCAA.com
  4. ^ The Brandeis Hoot
  5. ^ Connolly, John (October 20, 2002). "COLLEGE HOCKEY; FACEOFF 2002-03; Hockey East preview; A crowded house". Boston Herald. 
  6. ^ Scott Weighart (2008-01-17). "Advantage Terriers: Power Play Leads No. 2 BU Over No. 12 BC, 5-2". USCHO.com. U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved 2008-01-18. [dead link]
  7. ^ Rachel Lenzi (2008-01-06). "Green Line Rivalry to the Green Monster". pressherald.com. Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  8. ^ "Presenting the Nation's Top Ten Rivalries". The Miami Student. November 10, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Rivalry Renewed". The Concord Monitor. November 30, 2007. 
  10. ^ "College Hockey's Top 10 Rivalries". College Hockey News. February 8, 2006. 
  11. ^ "BC-BU Rivalry Hits the Ice Friday Night". New England Sports Network (NESN). November 30, 2007. 
  12. ^ a b c Brian Kelley (2009-01-17). "Oldest Terrier Rivalry". 2008-09 Men’s Ice Hockey Game Notes. Boston University Athletics. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  13. ^ Schools with the Most NCAA Championships
  14. ^ It's still a one-way avenue.
  15. ^ Bu-bc? B-eautiful!
  16. ^ The Morning Skate: The Battle of Comm Ave
  17. ^ a b c David DeLassus. "Boston College vs Boston University". cfdatawarehouse.com. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  18. ^ Gayle M.B. Hanson (1997-12-15). "Long on losses, short on funds, BU football lets clock run out". Insight on the News (News World Communications, Inc.). Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  19. ^ BC MEDIA GUIDE
  20. ^ The Daily Free Press
  21. ^ "BU-BC Back in Swing: Green Line Rivalry resumes Saturday". Soccer New England magazine. August 31, 2007. 
  22. ^ "Ready for Primetime: Green Line Rivalry resumes tonight". BU Today. September 18, 2009.