Red is not one of Boston College’s colors. The Eagles opt for the darker shade of maroon. That’s set to change on Saturday, and for a very good reason.

Today is the 13-year anniversary of, well, you know what today is. Former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther was one of those unfortunately lost that day, one of those first responders displaying the impossible courage to run into a building others are running away from. To know Welles was to know his red bandanna, his personal trademark worn since childhood.

When the Eagles host USC on Saturday night, the football team will be replace their traditional maroon for Welles’ familiar red bandanna pattern. With all due respect to BYU and Maryland, this is the best tribute in college football this weekend.




For a moving and detailed account of Welles Crowther’s story, watch this.

National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.