Boston College Daily Links: Football Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

Football

Football Hosts Annual Awards Banquet (BCEagles.com)
Punter Ryan Quigley earned Boston College football's highest honor - the Scanlan Award - and junior linebacker Luke Kuechly earned the William J. Flynn Coaches award as Boston College's Most Valuable Player prior to being surprised by guest presenter Dick Butkus with the Butkus Award as the nation's premier linebacker, to headline the honorees at the 2011 Boston College football awards banquet on Sunday at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham, Mass.

Butkus goes to Boston College’s Kuechly (The Boston Globe)
"I used to watch football growing up and I used to watch NFL Films,’’ said Kuechly, who has 532 career tackles. "They would always be talking about Dick Butkus. I just remember watching those games, and he is one of the all-time linebackers and they always mentioned his name. That’s the best award if you are a linebacker.’’

Kuechly’s big surprise (BostonHerald.com)
"It’s pretty cool," said Kuechly, who was as surprised as the rest of the crowd at the Needham Sheraton. "An award like that is great. Being mentioned with those guys and winning an award that is named after a guy like Dick Butkus is great. I’m excited about it and it’s a great honor."

Hoops

Another loss for "overwhelmed" Boston College basketball team (Boston Herald)
"As I said to those guys in the locker room, they’re in a very unique situation," Donahue said. "Very few college basketball players have been put in what they’re in right now. And it’s not their fault. I just can’t – as you can see I got pretty upset when they end up hanging their heads at times and getting defeatist attitudes and you feel it. That bothers me more than anything else. But if they try as hard as they can and they’re doing everything I ask and they’re getting better with the poise aspect of the game, which I think is important – the competitive attitude – those things, that’s what I judge it on. I saw progress, but it’s not 40 minutes."

BU was longing for it (Boston.com)
History, tradition, and conference prestige were working against Boston University yesterday. But the Terriers did not behave like underdogs as they took a 75-61 nonconference win over Boston College at Conte Forum, their first victory over the Eagles in 37 years.

Donahue Still Searching For Right Lineup (Heights Sports Blog)
"I don’t think anybody’s a bench player, or anybody’s a starter," head coach Steve Donahue said following Boston College’s 75-61 loss to Boston University on Saturday afternoon. "That’s what you’re seeing. I think we’re pretty consistent with all of our guys. And that’s sometimes a good thing, sometimes a bad thing. You like to see somebody separate themselves."

Women's Basketball Drops Tough Road Loss to Dayton, 69-60 (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women's basketball team suffered a tough 69-60 loss to Dayton on Sunday afternoon at the University of Dayton Arena.

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