Boston College Daily Links: Spaziani's Reaction To Penn State Scandal

Football

Frank Spaziani feels for Penn State victims (The Boston Globe)
"The victims, to me, that’s the story. I’m a human being first and foremost, and a dad. It’s about the victims. It’s a shocking development. How can one put anything into words? There is a lot there. Football and everything, that’s inconsequential. It’s about what happened.’’

Penn State story shocks BC’s Frank Spaziani (BostonHerald.com)
"I have a different perspective of it obviously, but once again it about the families and the victims," said Spaziani. "My having gone to Penn State and it happened at Penn State, but I’m a human being first and foremost."

Talking Boston College With BC Interruption (Backing The Pack)
If this is it for Spaziani, how will Boston College’s football program fill the moustache shortage created by his absence? If Spaziani is given a pink slip at season’s end, it will be a brutal two year stretch for moustaches on the Heights. First it was Al Skinner, then Spaz? Hopefully the AD would hire someone like Dave Wannstead or Howard Schnellenberger to counterbalance the loss of Spaz’s stache. Having three of the highest profile men’s varsity head coaches facial hair-less is not a good look for the Eagles.

N.C. State Insider: Guarding against letdown at BC (Fox Sports South)
O'Brien racked up 42 victories in Alumni Stadium as Boston College's coach, but he's 0-2 there with the Wolfpack. This will be different than those past two visits because in his fifth year at N.C. State it means any players he was most familiar with on the Boston College team have cycled through that program. O'Brien is 1-3 against his former team, with N.C. State winning last year.

Heart to Heart with BC Interruption (TNDS...today!)
If this was three years ago, I would say BC fans would be salivating at the chance to knock off the guy who left on such bad terms. Luckily for TOB, most BC fans are focused on a bigger problem....our current head coach. Fans here probably could care less that TOB is coming back at this point.

The picks: Week 11 (D1scourse)
N.C. State at Boston College (12:30, ACC Network): Wolfpack 21-10. Saturday marks the 2,198th day since N.C. State's last defeat of an Atlantic Division team. Tom O'Brien and the Wolfpack will end that drought against the woeful Eagles and ensure their bowl hopes survive into the final week of the regular season.

Predictions: ACC Week 11 (ESPN ACC Blog)
NC State 24, Boston College 21 (OT): NC State hasn’t run the ball very well to begin with this season, and the Eagles will make it even more difficult and force quarterback Mike Glennon to win the game, which he will. As long as the Pack gives him time to throw, Glennon will get NC State one step closer to a bowl game. 

ACC Football Links/Pick’em – Week 11 (ACC Blogger)
NC State has yet to grab a ‘W’ at BC since 1937, and lost 52-20 in 2009 and 37-17 in 2007 for the last two meetings. O’Brien’s Wolfpack are 4-10 on the road over the last three seasons, and coming off an emotional home win – everything seems to point BC’s way, but maybe TOB has turned a corner with this particular team? They’re definitely playing better and should win, but it wouldn’t surprise me if BC pulled it off.

Hoops 

Meet Your New Basketball Eagles: Ryan Kilcullen (Soaring to Glory)
The featured freshman today is a local: Ryan Kilcullen (#11), a guard from Hingham who, for the purposes of scholarships, is a walk-on.

Non-Revenues

Four Men's Soccer Players Earn All-ACC Honors (BCEagles.com)
Four Boston College men's soccer players - juniors Kyle Bekker and Charlie Rugg, sophomore Chris Ager and freshman Diego Medina-Mendez - have earned 2011 All-ACC accolades, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Annie Haeger's Hard Work Translates Into Third National Title (BCEagles.com)
After winning nine out of 15 races, Haeger recently walked away with her third national championship, tying Old Dominion graduate Anna Tunnicliffe's record and establishing herself as one of the most decorated women's skippers in collegiate sailing history.

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