Boston College Daily Links: Preparing For The Holy War

Football

Rivalry time for BC (BostonHerald.com)
"They have been doing some good things lately," Rettig said of Notre Dame. "It’s another big-time park we have to play in and we will probably have to be on a timing count. That’s something we have become good at because we’ve played at Clemson and Virginia Tech where it gets loud."

Eagles looking ahead to Notre Dame - cautiously (The Boston Globe)
"I was letting them know that next week we’re not going to be able to come out like we did in the second half,’’ said BC quarterback Chase Rettig, who accounted for 101 of the 190 yards of offense. "This week in practice, we’re going to have to step it up. The guys understood that.’’

Confessions of a teenaged, distraught, broken Superfan (The Heights)
"I've accepted this season as a fan," he says. "When we lose I don't take it as hard, but I still go and stay at all of the home games. And a lot of people are traveling to Notre Dame, so that's a good indication of our solid fan base." Acceptance has clearly factored into the attitudes of Superfans this season, but certain events, like the ND game, allow for our optimism to shine through.

HATE WEEK: THREE & OUT JESUS (Heights and Lows)
Unless He's referring to BC's offense this year, we've resigned ourselves to the likelihood that the Irish will be trotting out the Touchdown version. After all, they didn't give 24.5 points for nothing.

3-point stance: Kuechly's stellar season (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Boston College may be having a bad season -- the Eagles have won two of their last three games to get to 3-7 -- but junior linebacker Luke Kuechly is matching the All-American standard he set in 2010. Kuechly, who leads the FBS with 168 tackles, 30 more than any other player, made nine stops Saturday against North Carolina State in the first three quarters. He made nine in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles beat the Wolfpack, 14-10. 

EXISTENTIAL THOUGHTS ON LIFE FROM SECTION A (Heights and Lows)
We may get jaded. We may get disappointed. But I don't think we'd trade moments like our Russell Wilson cat calls or working hard until the rest of the section reluctantly starts cheering along.

Hoops

Steve Donahue a patient soul (BostonHerald.com)
"If we’re going to build this the way we’re trying to do it, there’s no way to avoid failure here," Donahue said. "There’s going to be some rough stages that these guys are going to be overwhelmed and we’re going to take our licks. The important thing is how quickly we can learn from it and how do we react."

Bridgewater’s Clifford set for BC basketball debut (The Enterprise)
"I always looked up to Boston College growing up,’’ said Clifford. "I always wanted to go to BC. I grew up in the backyard almost. This is my dream school. Once I came to visit here, I really understood why. The community here is great. I love seeing everybody wearing their BC gear around. Everyone is happy to be here.’’

W. Basketball Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson, 68-57 (BCEagles.com)
Sophomore Shayra Brown posted a career-high 19 points and notched a career-high-tying seven rebounds, as Boston College (1-0) downed Fairleigh Dickinson (0-1), 68-57, on Friday afternoon at the Eagles' Conte Forum in the season opener for both squads.

2011-2012 ACC Basketball Preview (ACC Blogger)
Is it possible to be worse than Wake Forest was last season? BC will be awful this season, but not everything is bad Eagles fans. Steve Donohue is a great coach, and I expect the Eagles to be back towards the upper-middle half of the ACC in the coming years.

Hockey

BC Blanked By BU, 5-0 (BCEagles.com)

BU crushes BC, 5-0 (The Boston Hockey Blog)

BU Terriers hockey visits suffering upon BC Eagles (The Boston Globe)
"You’ve got to credit BU,’’ York said. "They came in here and played very, very well. They came into our building and it’s kind of hard to sit there and watch 5-nothin’ up on the board with two minutes left in the game.’’

Terriers in fine form (BostonHerald.com)
"BU outworked us and won all the puck battles," BC coach Jerry York said. "That’s not a good recipe. Plus, BU’s special teams were much better."

Terriers Make Case for Turnaround (College Hockey News)
On Sunday, the Terriers needed a complete effort, and they finally got one. They needed it because they were playing their archrival, which happens to be one of the best teams in the country. They needed it because a loss would've been their third in a row and would've landed them in eighth place in Hockey East. And they needed it to prove to themselves that they can play as a team and not just a group of talented individuals.

Beatdown on the B-Line: Terriers rout BC (The Boston Hockey Blog)

Defense steps it up in big way for men's hockey (The Boston Hockey Blog)
On Sunday afternoon, in their biggest rival’s barn, the Terriers proved just how much mentality can improve a defense, as their 60-minute effort on defense helped shut out No. 2 Boston College, 5-0.

INCH Power Rankings (Inside College Hockey)
A battered blueline looked fatigued in Sunday's loss to BU, but that wasn't the only story. The offense couldn't generate much either in the Eagles' first shutout at the hands of the Terriers since 1983.

Frozen Four Tix On Sale This Week (College Hockey News)
The NCAA will start selling tickets to the general public to the NCAA Men's Frozen Four on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Olympic Sports

COLLEGE SOCCER: Alison Foley reaches milestone (Wicked Local Plymouth)
"It’s really 200 wins for BC soccer more so than it is for me," Foley said. "It just reminds me of the great teams we had, and the great players we had."

NCAA Announces Field for XC National Championship (BCEagles.com)
The 18th-ranked Boston College women’s cross country team qualified automatically after claiming second place in Saturday’s Northeast Regional and will make its 16th appearance at the national meet and its sixth in seven seasons. Since 1997, 10 Eagles have garnered 15 All-American accolades.

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