After two months of negotiations over dates, Boston College and Southern California have agreed to a two-year series beginning in 2013 in Los Angeles and returning to Chestnut Hill in 2014. The arrangement was originally scheduled to begin in 2011, but USC couldn't clear the dates. "We went back and forth and we just couldn't get it done in 2011," BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo said yesterday. "But this will work out great."
The University of Miami was dealt its first major injury of the season when coach Randy Shannon announced linebacker Glenn Cook will miss at least three games with an undisclosed injury. Cooker, a senior, did not participate in the scrimmage Thursday. He started 11 games last year and is among the most experienced defenders.
Later this month, University of Miami trustees may decide if the Hurricanes should continue playing in the 70-year-old structure (Orange Bowl) that needs an estimated $206 million in repairs. The other option is moving 16 miles north to Dolphin Stadium — the home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins. If the Hurricanes stay, the city of Miami, which owns the Orange Bowl, has put together a plan to add suites, new restrooms and other amenities. If Miami leaves, the athletic department could gain another $2 million or more in extra revenue at Dolphin Stadium.