Eagles good and Rettig (Boston Herald)
“It’s going to be good because I feel like I’m a different player than I was a year ago. There’s a new quarterback, you know,” Rettig said with a widening grin yesterday, the first day of practice for the Eagles.
Question marks loom as BC opens football training (Enterprise News)
Alliteration FTW. "Under threatening skies, on a muggy August afternoon, the clapping of cleats was cacophonous on the short concrete walk from the locker room to Alumni Stadium, and when the scraping ended as feet met turf, a season began."
Wetzel sizes up new starting role with Castonzo gone (Boston Herald)
For what it’s worth, John Wetzel certainly looks the part. At 6-foot-8, 310 pounds, Wetzel has the kind of imposing size that Boston College lineman have been known for.
Rettig on a new level (Boston Globe)
“I don’t think the stages I went through were too big for me,’’ said Rettig, who made his collegiate debut in the third game of the season, a prime-time appearance against Notre Dame. “Just being out there increases your comfort level, increases your experience.’’
2011 ACC Football Burning Questions: Atlantic Division (ACC Blogger)
I say all that to say this – Rettig seems to have the weapons to have a better year this season with every start (health-willing), but it probably won’t show up in the overall Eagles’ record.
Army Announces 2013 and 2014 Football Schedules (goARMYsports.com)
Home-and-home series versus Stanford and Wake Forest, and games with Boston College at Michie Stadium and Yankee Stadium highlight Army's 2013 and 2014 football schedules that were announced by Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan on Monday.
Thunder rookie Reggie Jackson maintains strict budget during lockout (NewsOK.com)
“Everybody's just trying to live at the lowest expense as they can and find ways to manage until the lockout is lifted,” Jackson said.
NBA rookies suffering financially through lockout: Fan reaction (Yahoo! Sports)
Reggie Jackson had to take out a loan to survive. He no longer has dorm living as he did in college and the occupation that he expected to make his living with is on hold for now. He is driving a rental car and is using the loan to try to survive until the NBA lockout eventually ends.
Alex Albright Gaining Traction in Dallas (Around The Res)
Alex Albright continues to gain traction in Dallas, this time gaining notoriety for his tough hits during a scrimmage with the Dallas offense. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was so impressed by his play that he called the media's attention to it during a press conference yesterday, saying, "I tell you what, you guys (media) aren't mentioning that Alex Albright, that (No.) 47, but he's doing some really nice things. He was laying some wood out there."
Ashley Obrest Hired as Head Softball Coach (BCEagles.com)
Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo announced Monday that former Boston College standout Ashley Obrest has been named the head coach of the Eagles softball team.
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