Green Line Rivalry

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The Green Line Rivalry
Sport Ice hockey
First meeting BC 3, BU 1
February 6, 1918
Latest meeting BC 1, BU 0 (OT)
February 8, 2016
Next meeting TBD
Statistics
Meetings total 270
All-time series BU leads, 130–122–18
Largest victory 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 BC, 1
Current unbeaten streak BC, 4

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 the 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 twice a year since 1949. The schools have met 270 times; BU leads the series 130–122–18.

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 twice 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 often square off in the championship game. In the 64 years of the tournament, the two teams have played for the Beanpot trophy 22 times, with BU winning 12 of the championship matchups and BC winning 10. Both teams have had stretches where they dominated the tournament, however, the Terriers have triumphed more often, winning the title 30 times compared to the Eagles' 20 titles (Harvard and Northeastern combined have only won 14 times). The Eagles defeated the Terriers 1–0 in overtime of the 2016 Beanpot championship.

Both teams have won the national championship five times; BC in 1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012 and BU in 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 faced off in the first non YorkParker matchup since 1994. The Eagles defeated the David Quinn-led Terriers 5–1 at Agganis Arena. Parker retired in the 2012–13 offseason after 40 years of coaching the Terriers.

Game results[edit]

BC victories BU victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score Notes
1 February 6, 1918 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–1
2 February 4, 1920 University Rink, Boston, MA Boston College 9–0
3 January 26, 1923 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2 (3OT)
4 February 7, 1923 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 7–2
5 December 23, 1924 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 1–0
6 February 16, 1925 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–0
7 February 4, 1926 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1
8 March 4, 1926 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–0
9 January 28, 1927 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–1
10 January 20, 1928 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Tie 3–3 (OT)
11 February 15, 1928 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2
12 February 29, 1928 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–0
13 January 18, 1929 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1
14 February 13, 1929 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1
15 February 16, 1933 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–1
16 March 9, 1933 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–2
17 February 8, 1934 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2
18 February 16, 1934 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–3 (OT)
19 January 29, 1935 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1
20 February 26, 1935 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–3
21 January 10, 1936 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–3
22 February 4, 1936 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
23 January 12, 1937 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–5 (2OT)
24 February 13, 1937 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 2–1 (OT)
25 February 8, 1938 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–2
26 February 25, 1938 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
27 February 4, 1939 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–5
28 February 18, 1939 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–4
29 January 16, 1940 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 12–3
30 February 24, 1940 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 7–4
31 January 14, 1941 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 10–3
32 February 11, 1941 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–3
33 January 13, 1942 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 8–2
34 February 10, 1942 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–2
35 February 4, 1943 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 8–3
36 February 23, 1943 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 11–0
37 December 10, 1946 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 9–5
38 February 5, 1947 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Tie 5–5 (OT)
39 February 3, 1948 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–3
40 March 3, 1948 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 9–2
41 December 21, 1948 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–1
42 March 1, 1949 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–2
43 March 9, 1949 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–5 NEIHL
44 December 13, 1949 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–3
45 February 13, 1950 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 8–1
46 March 7, 1950 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1 NEIHL
47 January 8, 1951 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–2
48 February 26, 1951 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–4
49 March 7, 1951 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1 NEIHL
50 February 4, 1952 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–4
51 February 13, 1952 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–1
52 January 14, 1953 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 7–3
53 January 31, 1953 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–2
54 February 13, 1953 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–0
55 December 22, 1953 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 10–2
56 February 9, 1954 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 6–5 (OT)
57 February 7, 1955 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 9–5 Beanpot
58 February 14, 1955 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 11–1
59 January 10, 1956 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 7–5
60 February 28, 1956 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 7–3
61 February 5, 1957 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 5–4 (OT) Beanpot
62 February 11, 1957 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1
63 February 26, 1957 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Tie 4–4 (OT)
64 January 20, 1958 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 7–4
65 February 3, 1958 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 5–4 Beanpot
66 February 26, 1958 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–3
67 January 14, 1959 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–1
68 February 9, 1959 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 7–4 Beanpot
69 February 25, 1959 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–1
70 February 8, 1960 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 5–2 Beanpot
71 February 24, 1960 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–0
72 March 8, 1960 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 4–2
73 February 22, 1961 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 7–2
74 March 7, 1961 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 4–2
75 December 22, 1961 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Tie 2–2 (OT) EHF
76 January 30, 1962 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–2
77 February 20, 1962 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1
78 January 9, 1963 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–1
79 February 4, 1963 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1 (OT) Beanpot
80 February 27, 1963 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–1
81 January 11, 1964 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–5 (OT)
82 February 10, 1964 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 6–5 Beanpot
83 February 26, 1964 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 1–0
84 January 8, 1965 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–4 (OT)
85 February 15, 1965 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 5–4 Beanpot
86 February 23, 1965 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–4
87 December 11, 1965 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 9–2
88 February 7, 1966 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 6–4 Beanpot
89 February 26, 1966 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–4 (OT)
90 December 3, 1966 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 4–2
91 December 13, 1966 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 8–3
92 December 12, 1967 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–3
93 February 28, 1968 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 2–1
94 January 11, 1969 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 10–5
95 February 3, 1969 Boston Garden, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 4–2 Beanpot
96 February 26, 1969 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 7–3
97 January 27, 1970 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 8–3
98 February 9, 1970 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 5–4 Beanpot
99 February 25, 1970 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 8–1
100 January 9, 1971 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 8–3
101 February 16, 1971 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 9–4
102 January 14, 1972 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1
103 February 7, 1972 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2 Beanpot
104 February 23, 1972 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 7–5
105 January 13, 1973 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 7–5
106 February 12, 1973 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1 Beanpot
107 February 21, 1973 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie 2–2 (OT)
108 January 18, 1974 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 11–2
109 February 20, 1974 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 7–5
110 January 18, 1975 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 10–3
111 February 3, 1975 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 5–3 Beanpot
112 February 18, 1975 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1
113 January 16, 1976 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2
114 February 9, 1976 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 6–3 Beanpot
115 February 18, 1976 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 6–4
116 March 9, 1976 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–5 ECAC
117 January 22, 1977 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie 6–6 (OT)
118 February 26, 1977 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 6–5
119 March 8, 1977 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 8–7 ECAC
120 January 21, 1978 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–3
121 February 6, 1978 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 12–5 Beanpot
122 February 16, 1978 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 10–5
123 March 25, 1978 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI Boston University 5–3 NCAA Championship
124 January 20, 1979 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2
125 February 12, 1979 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 4–3 Beanpot
126 February 27, 1979 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–3
127 January 18, 1980 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 7–6 (OT)
128 March 5, 1980 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 4–1
129 January 9, 1981 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–4
130 February 2, 1981 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 5–2 Beanpot
131 February 24, 1981 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–3
132 January 9, 1982 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–3
133 February 8, 1982 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 3–1 Beanpot
134 March 3, 1982 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–0
135 January 8, 1983 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–3
136 March 1, 1983 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 3–0
137 January 11, 1984 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 4–3
138 February 6, 1984 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 6–5 Beanpot
139 February 28, 1984 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–1
140 March 9, 1984 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 6–4 ECAC
141 November 13, 1984 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 6–3
142 January 8, 1985 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 10–1
143 March 3, 1985 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie 2–2 (OT)
144 November 13, 1985 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1 (OT)
145 February 10, 1986 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1 Beanpot
146 February 19, 1986 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 7–4
147 March 1, 1986 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie 3–3 (OT)
148 March 15, 1986 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI Boston University 9–4 Hockey East
149 December 2, 1986 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 9–6
150 December 6, 1986 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 7–5
151 January 20, 1987 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 8–2
152 January 23, 1987 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–4 (OT)
153 February 2, 1987 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 6–3 Beanpot
154 November 7, 1987 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–3
155 December 9, 1987 Matthews Arena, Boston, MA Tie 4–4 (OT)
156 February 27, 1988 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–3
157 November 1, 1988 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 6–3
158 January 13, 1989 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 8–3
159 February 28, 1989 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–1
160 November 28, 1989 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 6–4
161 January 3, 1990 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
162 February 5, 1990 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 4–3 Beanpot
163 February 27, 1990 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2
164 November 11, 1990 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–2
165 January 18, 1991 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–2
166 February 11, 1991 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 8–4 Beanpot
167 February 23, 1991 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–5
168 December 7, 1991 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–4 (OT)
169 January 25, 1992 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie 3–3 (OT)
170 February 28, 1992 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–2
171 March 7, 1992 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–2
172 December 9, 1992 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–4
173 January 15, 1993 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–1
174 January 16, 1993 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 7–2
175 February 1, 1993 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 8–2 Beanpot
176 March 12, 1993 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–2 Hockey East
177 March 14, 1993 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–1 Hockey East
178 December 11, 1993 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–2
179 January 14, 1994 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 6–2
180 January 15, 1994 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–4
181 January 20, 1995 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 7–4
182 January 21, 1995 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–1
183 February 13, 1995 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 5–1 Beanpot
184 March 4, 1995 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 10–3
185 January 12, 1996 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie 4–4 (OT)
186 January 13, 1996 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 10–3
187 February 5, 1996 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1 Beanpot
188 March 2, 1996 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–1
189 December 11, 1996 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–4
190 January 17, 1997 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie 5–5 (OT)
191 January 18, 1997 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie 4–4 (OT)
192 February 10, 1997 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2 Beanpot
193 December 7, 1997 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–1
194 December 9, 1997 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie 3–3 (OT)
195 January 9, 1998 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 4–2
196 November 20, 1998 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 6–2
197 November 21, 1998 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2
198 February 1, 1999 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2 (OT) Beanpot
199 March 5, 1999 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
200 January 8, 2000 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie 4–4 (OT)
201 January 9, 2000 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 2–1
202 February 14, 2000 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 4–1 Beanpot
203 March 5, 2000 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 6–2
204 January 6, 2001 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2
205 January 7, 2001 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–2
206 February 12, 2001 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston College 5–3 Beanpot
207 March 4, 2001 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–1
208 November 17, 2001 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–1
209 January 18, 2002 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 2–1
210 January 20, 2002 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–1
211 February 4, 2002 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 5–3 Beanpot
212 November 15, 2002 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
213 January 16, 2003 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–1
214 January 17, 2003 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 3–2
215 February 10, 2003 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2 Beanpot
216 March 14, 2003 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 6–5 (2OT) Hockey East
217 December 5, 2003 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–2
218 January 16, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–1
219 January 17, 2004 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
220 February 9, 2004 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston College 2–1 (OT) Beanpot
221 March 11, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 3–2 Hockey East
222 March 12, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 4–0 Hockey East
223 March 13, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 4–2 Hockey East
224 December 3, 2004 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2
225 January 14, 2005 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 6–3
226 January 15, 2005 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 2–0
227 February 7, 2005 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University 2–1 Beanpot
228 December 2, 2005 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 2–1
229 December 3, 2005 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 6–2
230 January 27, 2006 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 4–3
231 February 13, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2 Beanpot
232 March 18, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 2–1 Hockey East
233 March 25, 2006 DCU Center, Worcester, MA Boston College 5–0 NCAA Quarterfinals
234 December 2, 2006 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 1–0
235 January 24, 2007 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 4–1
236 January 26, 2007 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–2
237 February 12, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 2–1 (OT) Beanpot
238 March 16, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 6–2 Hockey East
239 November 30, 2007 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 6–2
240 December 1, 2007 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–3
241 January 19, 2008 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie 2–2 (OT)
242 February 4, 2008 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 4–3 (OT) Beanpot
243 December 5, 2008 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Tie 1–1 (OT)
244 December 6, 2008 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 3–1
245 January 17, 2009 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 5–2
246 March 20, 2009 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2 Hockey East
247 December 5, 2009 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–1
248 January 8, 2010 Fenway Park, Boston, MA Boston University 3–2
249 January 22, 2010 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–4 (OT)
250 February 8, 2010 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 4–3 Beanpot
251 December 3, 2010 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 9–5
252 December 4, 2010 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–2
253 January 21, 2011 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2
254 February 7, 2011 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2 (OT) Beanpot
255 November 13, 2011 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–0
256 December 2, 2011 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–3
257 December 3, 2011 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 6–1
258 February 13, 2012 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 3–2 (OT) Beanpot
259 November 11, 2012 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–2
260 November 30, 2012 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University 4–2
261 December 1, 2012 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–2
262 March 22, 2013 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston University 6–3 Hockey East
263 November 8, 2013 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 5–1
264 January 17, 2014 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 6–4
265 February 3, 2014 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 3–1 Beanpot
266 November 7, 2014 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 5–3
267 January 16, 2015 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College 4–2
268 January 15, 2016 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 5–3
269 January 16, 2016 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Tie 1–1 (OT)
270 February 8, 2016 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College 1–0 (OT) Beanpot
Series: BU leads 130–122–18

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] a game was scheduled to be played at Fenway Park in 1963 but was scrapped due to the John F. Kennedy assassination and no further games were scheduled in the years that followed.[18] BU eventually terminated its football program in 1997.[19]

The club football team at Boston University expressed interest in renewing the football Green Line Rivalry with Boston College, possibly with a junior varsity team, in the 2015 season; it did not materialize.[20]

Game results[edit]

BC victories BU victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score Notes
1 November 24, 1893 Boston, MA Boston College 10–6
2 November 30, 1894 Boston, MA Boston University 28–0
3 November 28, 1895 Boston, MA Boston University 22–0
4 November 26, 1896 Boston, MA Boston College 10–0
5 November 6, 1920 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 34–0
6 October 1, 1921 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 13–0
7 October 7, 1922 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 20–6
8 October 17, 1925 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 51–7
9 October 27, 1928 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 27–7
10 November 23, 1929 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 33–0
11 November 22, 1930 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 47–7
12 November 21, 1931 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 18–6
13 November 19, 1932 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 21–6
14 October 28, 1933 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 25–0
15 November 17, 1934 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 10–0
16 November 23, 1935 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 25–6
17 November 21, 1936 Chestnut Hill, MA Tie 0–0
# Date Location Winner Score Notes
18 November 20, 1937 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University 13–6
19 November 11, 1938 Boston, MA Boston College 21–14 Fenway Park
20 November 18, 1939 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 19–0
21 November 9, 1940 Boston, MA Boston College 21–0 Fenway Park
22 November 22, 1941 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 19–7
23 November 21, 1942 Boston, MA Boston College 37–0 Fenway Park
24 November 13, 1954 Boston, MA Boston College 7–6 Fenway Park
25 November 12, 1955 Boston, MA Boston College 40–12
26 November 17, 1956 Boston, MA Boston College 13–0 Fenway Park
27 November 9, 1957 Boston, MA Boston College 27–2
28 November 15, 1958 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 18–13
29 November 14, 1959 Boston, MA Boston University 26–7
30 November 12, 1960 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 23–14
31 November 18, 1961 Boston, MA Boston College 10–7
32 November 17, 1962 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College 41–25
Series: BC leads 27–4–1
Source: 2010 BC Media Guide[21]

Other sports[edit]

The Green Line Rivalry has also come to refer to the rivalry between BC and BU in other sports.[22] In soccer, the two schools regularly open the season against each other with the expectation of large freshman-filled crowds.[23][24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  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. 
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  8. ^ "Presenting the Nation's Top Ten Rivalries". The Miami Student. November 10, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Rivalry Renewed". The Concord Monitor. November 30, 2007. 
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  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" (PDF). 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. ^ Football at Fenway has a long history. The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ Yankee Conference 2015 schedule "This schedule does not yet include possible games to be scheduled with Boston College, pending their approval. The open dates shown, as well as pre-season and post-season weekends may be used as opportunities to arrange games with BC"
  21. ^ BC MEDIA GUIDE
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