For Northeastern and Harvard, leap year comes every three years.
The 59th Beanpot tournament begins tonight at the Garden, and the rotation of opponents means that this year Boston University and Boston College, the Red Sox and Yankees of this four-team tradition, will play in the first round.
Since 1993, that has been about the only way to keep BC and BU from meeting in the second Monday in February for the Beanpot title.
Only twice since 1993 have the Terriers and Eagles failed to meet in the final when not facing off in the first round (Harvard ’94, NU ’09).
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