Boston College Daily Links: "Losing Will Not Happen Again" Edition

Football

Gene’s Eagle optimism (BostonHerald.com)
"They’re not here every day," DeFilippo said. "They’re not here all the time. Spaz and I work 24/7 and they just have to trust us and understand that this program is headed in the right way. You have to remember when I got here in 1997, the football team had had three winning teams in 10 years. We’ve had 12 consecutive winning teams, 10 of those years we’ve won eight or more games, six of those 12 years we’ve won nine or more. Believe me, losing is totally unacceptable here and it will not happen again."

BC football team has a glossy finish (The Boston Globe)
As Spaziani walked from the locker room to the bus, he tried to put it all into perspective. "You know what the most disappointing thing about this season is?’’ he said. "That it’s over.’’

ACC helmet stickers: Week 13 (ESPN ACC Blog)
BC linebacker Luke Kuechly He ran an interception back for a touchdown in the Eagles' 24-17 win over Miami on Friday night and became the school's all-time leading tackler. If it was Kuechly's final performance in a BC uniform, he made it a memorable one. His 45-yard interception return with 14:48 left in the game helped seal the win for the Eagles. He became the school's all-time leading tackler with his 525th career tackle in the first half.

College Football Power Rankings: ACC (Athlon Sports)
10. Boston College (4-8) – Overall, it was a disappointing season for the Eagles. However, the second half of the year provided some hope the program can bounce back into a bowl game next season. Boston College capped off its 2011 campaign with a surprising 24-17 victory over Miami on Friday afternoon. The win over the Hurricanes was the Eagles' second win in their last three games. The biggest question mark going into the offseason will be linebacker Luke Kuechly, who could enter the NFL Draft. Also, Boston College has to find some stability on offense in 2012, but could get a boost with the return of running back Montel Harris from a knee injury.

ACC power rankings: Week 14 (ESPN ACC Blog)
10. Boston College (4-8, 3-5 ACC; LW: No. 10) – It was an impressive effort in the win over Miami, and the Eagles deserve a lot of credit for winning three of their last five after starting the season 1-6. There is no bowl game, but there is some positive momentum to build off of heading into the offseason. The question is whether any staff or personnel changes will be made. 

Hoops

For BC, it’s all about effort (The Boston Globe)
"I think that’s something that we can grow upon - they didn’t quit, they played hard,’’ Donahue said of his team. "I thought we were really causing a lot of turnovers on a good team by playing our 1-3-1, and we just gave it a great effort. Never quit. We were down 22 and cut it to 8. That’s something that we’re going to have to do, unfortunately, quite a bit this year, is never give up. And when things aren’t going right, try to find a way. And I think our team did that.’’

Analyzing The Two Sides Of Matt Humphrey (Heights Sports Blog)
Here are breakdowns of "Bad Humph" and "Good Humph", and why he matters so much to Boston College.

Women's Basketball Downs Bryant, 68-42 (BCEagles.com)
Sophomore Katie Zenevitch posted 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds, as Boston College (2-2) defeated Bryant (3-2), 68-42, on Sunday afternoon at the Eagles' Conte Forum in the first ever meeting between the two squads.

Hockey

BC Trying to Maintain Its Power (College Hockey News)
The Eagles are currently fighting through a 1-for-22 quagmire with the man advantage in their last four games. It’s no coincidence that BC’s record in that stretch is 2-2, with the two victories requiring game-winners in the last minute of play.

No. 4 WIH Defeats Brown, 3-1 (BCEagles.com)
Two first period goals pushed the fourth-ranked Boston College woman's ice hockey team past Brown, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon in Meehan Auditorium. Sophomore Jackie Young had two points for the Eagles (10-4-1), who wrapped up a three-game ECAC slate versus the Bears (3-3-5).

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