BC's marching band will skip Emerald Bowl
Boston College's athletic department decided that its band would not make the cross-country trip to San Francisco to save money and because the game is the day after Christmas.
BC's "Screaming Eagles" band was stunned by the news, according to the Boston Globe.
Trombonist Stephen Bohlman told the Globe that BC "doesn't care about the game experience...to not send any sort of ensemble is embarassing to the university, especially when people are willing to go."
However, USC is sending its marching band to the game. USC is also favored by 8 1/2 points over BC, according to beted.com
Photo: USC's Trojan Marching Band readies to play the national anthem at Dodger Stadium in September. Photo credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.