Led by second-year head coach Joe Jones, the Boston University menís basketball team enters the 2012-13 season seeking its third postseason berth in the last four years. The Terriers return three starters, including Preseason All-Conference honoree D.J. Irving who led the league last season in assists at 5.4 apg.
Led by ninth-year head coach Kelly Greenberg, the Boston University womenís basketball team returns 10 letterwinners, including three starters from last yearís 23-9 squad that advanced to the first round of the WNIT. The Terriers will host a combined six non-conference opponents in November and December.
Led by senior captain Wade Megan, the Boston University menís ice hockey team will play 18 contests at home this season, starting off with an exhibition game against the University of Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 7. Click here to purchase season tickets.
This past summer, Boston University formally accepted an invitation to move 20 of its 25 teams to the Patriot League on July 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 season. Formed as an all-sport conference in 1990-91, the league features American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy .
Located within Boston University's impressive $225-million John Hancock Student Village, Agganis Arena is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center. A 290,000-square foot premier venue, it serves as home for the hockey and basketball teams and also for many other events, including past concerts by Carrie Underwood and Kings of Leon.
Terrier Rewards is a FREE program that rewards BU Athletics' most loyal student supporters. Students earn points for attending specified varsity home games and receive prizes from sponsors based on their point total.
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AS A SENIOR IN 2012-13 Appeared in 34 games for BU, including 22 in Hockey East play ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 4-2 victory against Providence in the home oener ... Recorded his final point as a Terrier with an assist in a 5-3 victory over Merrimack in the Hockey East quaterfinals.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12 Appeared in 29 games ... Finished year with five points - all assists ... Received the college's prestigious Prize for Excellence in Economics ... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the fourth straight season ... Had an assist on March 11 against New Hampshire ... Collected assist on March 2 against Northeastern ... Had career-high two assists at Vermont on Feb. 24 ... Recorded his first point of the season with an assist against Boston College on Dec. 3.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11 Made collegiate debut in 4-3 win over No. 13 Wisconsin on Oct. 8 after missing previous two seasons due to injury ... Went on to play in 34 contests, including 22 in Hockey East play ... Tallied seven points on three goals and four assists ... Recorded first collegiate points with a goal and an assist in 2-1 victory over Providence on Oct. 23 ... Earned an assist in his Beanpot debut against Boston College on Feb. 7 ... Scored a goal in each of the first two games of the Hockey East quarterfinal series with Northeastern ... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the third straight season ... Earned the team's Regina Eilberg Scholarship, honoring the top scholar-athlete, for the second time in as many years ... Named a Hockey East Top Performer on Oct. 25 and March 14.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10 Awarded the team's Regina Eilberg Scholarship honoring the team's top scholar-athlete ... Redshirted the season after suffering a season-ending knee injury during preseason training ... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09 Named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team after having the second-highest GPA of any league defenseman ... One of Four Terriers to earn Hockey East All-Academic Team honors ... Did not dress for any games.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Tallied 30 points and a +35 rating to help the Jersey Hitmen capture their first EJHL championship in 2008 ... Selected to the 2008 EJHL All-Star Game ... Played a combined 40 games in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers and Lincoln Stars during the 2006-07 season ... Named to the 2006 Michigan High School Dream Team as a senior captain at Chelsea High School ... Named team MVP and earned all-state honors ... Received all-region honors as a junior.
PERSONAL Born March 31, 1988 ... Son of Jeanne and Martin Ruikka ... Has completed a dual-degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences with bachelor's degrees in economics and math in addition to a master's degree in economics ... Now starting a second master's in administrative studies from the Metropolitan College.