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 BU 4, BC 3
March 16, 2018
Next meeting 2018–19
Statistics
Meetings total 277
All-time series BU leads, 135–124–18
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 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 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 275 times; BU leads the series 134–123–18.

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. They compete in the Hockey East since 1984, having both previously been members of the ECAC since 1961.

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 held at TD Garden, 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 victoriesBU victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScoreNotes
1February 6, 1918 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–1
2February 4, 1920 University Rink, Boston, MA Boston College9–0
3January 26, 1923 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2(3OT)
4February 7, 1923 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College7–2
5December 23, 1924 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University1–0
6February 16, 1925 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–0
7February 4, 1926 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College2–1
8March 4, 1926 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–0
9January 28, 1927 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–1
10January 20, 1928 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Tie3–3(OT)
11February 15, 1928 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–2
12February 29, 1928 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–0
13January 18, 1929 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–1
14February 13, 1929 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–1
15February 16, 1933 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–1
16March 9, 1933 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–2
17February 8, 1934 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–2
18February 16, 1934 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–3(OT)
19January 29, 1935 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College2–1
20February 26, 1935 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–3
21January 10, 1936 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–3
22February 4, 1936 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
23January 12, 1937 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–5(2OT)
24February 13, 1937 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University2–1(OT)
25February 8, 1938 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–2
26February 25, 1938 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
27February 4, 1939 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–5
28February 18, 1939 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–4
29January 16, 1940 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College12–3
30February 24, 1940 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College7–4
31January 14, 1941 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College10–3
32February 11, 1941 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–3
33January 13, 1942 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College8–2
34February 10, 1942 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–2
35February 4, 1943 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College8–3
36February 23, 1943 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College11–0
37December 10, 1946 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University9–5
38February 5, 1947 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Tie5–5(OT)
39February 3, 1948 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–3
40March 3, 1948 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College9–2
41December 21, 1948 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–1
42March 1, 1949 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–2
43March 9, 1949 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–5NEIHL
44December 13, 1949 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–3
45February 13, 1950 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University8–1
46March 7, 1950 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College2–1NEIHL
47January 8, 1951 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–2
48February 26, 1951 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–4
49March 7, 1951 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–1NEIHL
50February 4, 1952 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–4
51February 13, 1952 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–1
52January 14, 1953 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College7–3
53January 31, 1953 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–2
54February 13, 1953 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–0
55December 22, 1953 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College10–2
56February 9, 1954 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College6–5(OT)
57February 7, 1955 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College9–5Beanpot
58February 14, 1955 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College11–1
59January 10, 1956 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College7–5
60February 28, 1956 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College7–3
61February 5, 1957 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College5–4(OT) Beanpot
62February 11, 1957 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College2–1
63February 26, 1957 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Tie4–4(OT)
64January 20, 1958 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University7–4
65February 3, 1958 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University5–4Beanpot
66February 26, 1958 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–3
67January 14, 1959 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–1
68February 9, 1959 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College7–4Beanpot
69February 25, 1959 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–1
70February 8, 1960 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University5–2Beanpot
71February 24, 1960 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–0
72March 8, 1960 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University4–2
73February 22, 1961 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College7–2
74March 7, 1961 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College4–2
75December 22, 1961 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Tie2–2(OT) EHF
76January 30, 1962 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–2
77February 20, 1962 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–1
78January 9, 1963 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–1
79February 4, 1963 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College2–1(OT) Beanpot
80February 27, 1963 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–1
81January 11, 1964 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–5(OT)
82February 10, 1964 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College6–5Beanpot
83February 26, 1964 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University1–0
84January 8, 1965 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–4(OT)
85February 15, 1965 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College5–4Beanpot
86February 23, 1965 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–4
87December 11, 1965 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University9–2
88February 7, 1966 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University6–4Beanpot
89February 26, 1966 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–4(OT)
90December 3, 1966 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University4–2
91December 13, 1966 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University8–3
92December 12, 1967 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–3
93February 28, 1968 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University2–1
94January 11, 1969 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University10–5
95February 3, 1969 Boston Garden, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University4–2Beanpot
96February 26, 1969 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston College7–3
97January 27, 1970 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University8–3
98February 9, 1970 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University5–4Beanpot
99February 25, 1970 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University8–1
100January 9, 1971 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University8–3
101February 16, 1971 Boston Arena, Boston, MA Boston University9–4
102January 14, 1972 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–1
103February 7, 1972 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University4–2Beanpot
104February 23, 1972 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College7–5
105January 13, 1973 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College7–5
106February 12, 1973 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University4–1Beanpot
107February 21, 1973 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie2–2(OT)
108January 18, 1974 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University11–2
109February 20, 1974 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College7–5
110January 18, 1975 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University10–3
111February 3, 1975 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University5–3Beanpot
112February 18, 1975 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–1
113January 16, 1976 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–2
114February 9, 1976 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College6–3Beanpot
115February 18, 1976 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University6–4
116March 9, 1976 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–5ECAC
117January 22, 1977 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie6–6(OT)
118February 26, 1977 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University6–5
119March 8, 1977 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University8–7ECAC
120January 21, 1978 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–3
121February 6, 1978 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University12–5Beanpot
122February 16, 1978 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University10–5
123March 25, 1978 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI Boston University5–3NCAA Championship
124January 20, 1979 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–2
125February 12, 1979 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University4–3Beanpot
126February 27, 1979 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–3
127January 18, 1980 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College7–6(OT)
128March 5, 1980 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College4–1
129January 9, 1981 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–4
130February 2, 1981 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College5–2Beanpot
131February 24, 1981 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–3
132January 9, 1982 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–3
133February 8, 1982 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University3–1Beanpot
134March 3, 1982 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–0
135January 8, 1983 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–3
136March 1, 1983 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University3–0
137January 11, 1984 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College4–3
138February 6, 1984 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University6–5Beanpot
139February 28, 1984 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–1
140March 9, 1984 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University6–4ECAC
141November 13, 1984 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College6–3
142January 8, 1985 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College10–1
143March 3, 1985 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie2–2(OT)
144November 13, 1985 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College2–1(OT)
145February 10, 1986 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University4–1Beanpot
146February 19, 1986 McHugh Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College7–4
147March 1, 1986 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie3–3(OT)
148March 15, 1986 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI Boston University9–4Hockey East
149December 2, 1986 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College9–6
150December 6, 1986 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College7–5
151January 20, 1987 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston College8–2
152January 23, 1987 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–4(OT)
153February 2, 1987 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University6–3Beanpot
154November 7, 1987 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–3
155December 9, 1987 Matthews Arena, Boston, MA Tie4–4(OT)
156February 27, 1988 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–3
157November 1, 1988 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University6–3
158January 13, 1989 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College8–3
159February 28, 1989 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–1
160November 28, 1989 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University6–4
161January 3, 1990 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
162February 5, 1990 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University4–3Beanpot
163February 27, 1990 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–2
164November 11, 1990 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–2
165January 18, 1991 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–2
166February 11, 1991 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University8–4Beanpot
167February 23, 1991 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–5
168December 7, 1991 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–4(OT)
169January 25, 1992 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie3–3(OT)
170February 28, 1992 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–2
171March 7, 1992 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–2
172December 9, 1992 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–4
173January 15, 1993 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–1
174January 16, 1993 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University7–2
175February 1, 1993 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University8–2Beanpot
176March 12, 1993 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–2Hockey East
177March 14, 1993 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–1Hockey East
178December 11, 1993 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–2
179January 14, 1994 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University6–2
180January 15, 1994 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–4
181January 20, 1995 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University7–4
182January 21, 1995 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–1
183February 13, 1995 Boston Garden, Boston, MA Boston University5–1Beanpot
184March 4, 1995 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University10–3
185January 12, 1996 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie4–4(OT)
186January 13, 1996 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University10–3
187February 5, 1996 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University4–1Beanpot
188March 2, 1996 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–1
189December 11, 1996 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–4
190January 17, 1997 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie5–5(OT)
191January 18, 1997 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie4–4(OT)
192February 10, 1997 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University4–2Beanpot
193December 7, 1997 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–1
194December 9, 1997 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Tie3–3(OT)
195January 9, 1998 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College4–2
196November 20, 1998 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College6–2
197November 21, 1998 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–2
198February 1, 1999 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University3–2(OT) Beanpot
199March 5, 1999 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
200January 8, 2000 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie4–4(OT)
201January 9, 2000 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University2–1
202February 14, 2000 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University4–1Beanpot
203March 5, 2000 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College6–2
204January 6, 2001 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–2
205January 7, 2001 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–2
206February 12, 2001 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston College5–3Beanpot
207March 4, 2001 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–1
208November 17, 2001 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–1
209January 18, 2002 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University2–1
210January 20, 2002 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–1
211February 4, 2002 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University5–3Beanpot
212November 15, 2002 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
213January 16, 2003 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–1
214January 17, 2003 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College3–2
215February 10, 2003 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University3–2Beanpot
216March 14, 2003 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University6–5(2OT) Hockey East
217December 5, 2003 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–2
218January 16, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–1
219January 17, 2004 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
220February 9, 2004 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston College2–1(OT) Beanpot
221March 11, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University3–2Hockey East
222March 12, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College4–0Hockey East
223March 13, 2004 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University4–2Hockey East
224December 3, 2004 Walter Brown Arena, Boston, MA Boston University3–2
225January 14, 2005 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College6–3
226January 15, 2005 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College2–0
227February 7, 2005 Fleet Center, Boston, MA Boston University2–1Beanpot
228December 2, 2005 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College2–1
229December 3, 2005 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University6–2
230January 27, 2006 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University4–3
231February 13, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston University3–2Beanpot
232March 18, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston University2–1Hockey East
233March 25, 2006 DCU Center, Worcester, MA Boston College5–0NCAA Quarterfinals
234December 2, 2006 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College1–0
235January 24, 2007 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University4–1
236January 26, 2007 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–2
237February 12, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston University2–1(OT) Beanpot
238March 16, 2007 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston College6–2Hockey East
239November 30, 2007 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College6–2
240December 1, 2007 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–3
241January 19, 2008 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Tie2–2(OT)
242February 4, 2008 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Boston College4–3(OT) Beanpot
243December 5, 2008 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Tie1–1(OT)
244December 6, 2008 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University3–1
245January 17, 2009 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University5–2
246March 20, 2009 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston University3–2Hockey East
247December 5, 2009Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–1
248January 8, 2010 Fenway Park, Boston, MA Boston University3–2 Frozen Fenway
249January 22, 2010 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–4(OT)
250February 8, 2010 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College4–3Beanpot
251December 3, 2010 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College9–5
252December 4, 2010 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–2
253January 21, 2011 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College3–2
254February 7, 2011 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College3–2(OT) Beanpot
255November 13, 2011 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–0
256December 2, 2011 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–3
257December 3, 2011 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College6–1
258February 13, 2012 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College3–2(OT) Beanpot
259November 11, 2012 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–2
260November 30, 2012 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University4–2
261December 1, 2012 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–2
262March 22, 2013 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston University6–3 Hockey East
263November 8, 2013 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College5–1
264January 17, 2014 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College6–4
265February 3, 2014 TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College3–1 Beanpot
266November 7, 2014 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University5–3
267January 16, 2015 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–2
268January 15, 2016 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College5–3
269January 16, 2016Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Tie1–1 (OT)
270February 8, 2016TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College1–0 (OT) Beanpot
271January 13, 2017Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston University2–1
272January 16, 2017Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University3–0
273February 6, 2017TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston University3–1 Beanpot
274March 17, 2017TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston College3–2 Hockey East
275December 1, 2017Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University7–4
276December 2, 2017Agganis Arena, Boston, MA Boston College4–1
277March 16, 2018TD Garden, Boston, MA Boston University4–3 (OT) Hockey East
Series: BU leads 135–124–18

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 victoriesBU victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScoreNotes
1November 24, 1893 Boston, MA Boston College10–6
2November 30, 1894 Boston, MA Boston University28–0
3November 28, 1895 Boston, MA Boston University22–0
4November 26, 1896 Boston, MA Boston College10–0
5November 6, 1920 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College34–0
6October 1, 1921 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College13–0
7October 7, 1922 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College20–6
8October 17, 1925 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College51–7
9October 27, 1928 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College27–7
10November 23, 1929 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College33–0
11November 22, 1930 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College47–7
12November 21, 1931 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College18–6
13November 19, 1932 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College21–6
14October 28, 1933 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College25–0
15November 17, 1934 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College10–0
16November 23, 1935 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College25–6
17November 21, 1936 Chestnut Hill, MA Tie0–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScoreNotes
18November 20, 1937 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston University13–6
19November 11, 1938 Boston, MA Boston College21–14Fenway Park
20November 18, 1939 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College19–0
21November 9, 1940 Boston, MA Boston College21–0Fenway Park
22November 22, 1941 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College19–7
23November 21, 1942 Boston, MA Boston College37–0Fenway Park
24November 13, 1954 Boston, MA Boston College7–6Fenway Park
25November 12, 1955 Boston, MA Boston College40–12
26November 17, 1956 Boston, MA Boston College13–0Fenway Park
27November 9, 1957 Boston, MA Boston College27–2
28November 15, 1958 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College18–13
29November 14, 1959 Boston, MA Boston University26–7
30November 12, 1960 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College23–14
31November 18, 1961 Boston, MA Boston College10–7
32November 17, 1962 Chestnut Hill, MA Boston College41–25
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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  13. ^ Schools with the Most NCAA Championships Archived 2008-04-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ It's still a one-way avenue.
  15. ^ Bu-bc? B-eautiful!
  16. ^ The Morning Skate: The Battle of Comm Ave
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  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"
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