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Boston University Unveils 2018 Schedule

The Terriers schedule is released, and it looks a lot tougher

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The Boston University Terriers are the 18th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the Patriot League. Last season, the Terriers started out 7-0 before losing three out of five games. BU went on to win three conference games in a row, with an overtime defeat over Loyola at home before toppling Holy Cross in overtime to clinch their first Patriot League tournament berth. A strong showing over Lehigh in the quarterfinals extended the season before the Terriers fell to Army in the semi finals.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Boston University’s 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
2/3 Providence Boston University 8-7 W/2OT
2/10 Boston University Ohio State First ever meeting
2/20 Dartmouth Boston University First ever meeting
2/24 Navy Boston University Patriot League 8-7 W
2/27 Boston University Bryant 12-9 W
3/3 Boston University Air Force 8-6 W
3/10 Colgate Boston University Patriot League 18-7 W
3/17 Boston University Bucknell Patriot League 12-6 L
3/24 Boston University Lafayette Patriot League 15-7 W
3/27 Boston University Harvard 13-8 W
3/31 Lehigh Boston University Patriot League 10-6 L, 10-4 W
4/7 Army West Point Boston University Patriot League 11-10 L, 10-7 L
4/14 Boston University Loyola Patriot League 12-11 W/OT
4/20 Boston University Holy Cross Patriot League; Turnpike Trophy 12-11 W/OT
5/6 Boston University Duke at Bethpage, New York 18-8 L

It’s the first time the Terriers have ever faced Dartmouth and Ohio State, and their first game overall against a Big Ten opponent. Providence, Bryant, Harvard, and Air Force remain from last season’s non-conference schedule. Off the schedule is only UMass Lowell, leaving the Terriers without an American East opponent. Last season, BU defeated all its non-conference foes.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Nonconference Game: @ Ohio State

After the Terriers arrived in the national spotlight last season, it was about time the schedule got tougher. Not to say the Harvards and Bryants aren’t excellent games, and a win over Air Force last season was a solid victory. But Ohio State is easily the most high profile meaningful game on the schedule (the Duke game having meaning is rather unlikely). The Buckeyes were the runner ups last season, so that gives the Terriers a national challenge.

Best Conference Game: @ Loyola

Last season, the Terriers defeated the Greyhounds for the first time ever. It was an overtime thriller at Nickerson that kept the Terriers season afloat as far as conference playoffs were concerned. If BU wants to make the next big leap, winning on the road against the conference’s most dominant team is the next step.

Under The Radar Game: @ Holy Cross

Over the past three seasons, the Crusaders have become a rival with BU. Even when Holy Cross didn’t look like a strong team, they’ve given the Terriers some nightmares on the last day of the regular season. Last year, the Terriers finally took down their in state rival in overtime. With the game heading back to Worcester, it could be filled with meaning yet again.

Possible Upset: @ Bucknell

Last season the Bison stunned BU at home in what was assumed to be a very winnable game. Now on the road, it could spell trouble for the Terriers. Bucknell always gives BU a hard time, and with the game in Pennsylvania the start of a three game road trip, it might be a rough start to the stretch.