ACC additions Pitt, Syracuse give BC some Northeast rivals again (The Boston Globe)
"We’re absolutely delighted,’’ said DeFilippo, who was part of the 12-person committee that has spent the last several months looking at long-term expansion plans for the ACC. "This is fabulous for BC. One of the downsides of moving to the ACC was that we had no Eastern rivals. Now this gives us two.
Boston College puts losses in the past (Enterprise News)
"Going into this next game, we want to be 1-0," sophomore quarterback Chase Rettig said less than an hour after BC’s loss to Duke. "You can’t change the past, so the mindset we have to have from here on out is to be 1-0 nine more times. I think that’s really important."
ACC Football Power Rankings, Sept. 19 (ACC Sports Journal)
The nightmarish start continues as BC’s kicker Nate Freese missed a chip shot in the final minute that would have beaten Duke. Freese also missed an extra point earlier in the game. A visit from Massachusetts (FCS program) next will likely be the only game the Eagles are favored to win the rest of the season. Their brutal schedule still includes road trips to Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Notre Dame and Miami along with a home date with Florida State.
Rugg's Golden Goal Lifts No. 11 Men's Soccer Past Virginia Tech (BCEagles.com)
Junior Charlie Rugg scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute to give the No. 11 men's soccer team a thrilling 4-3 overtime win against Virginia Tech in front of 905 fans at the Newton Campus Field Friday night.
Boston College's Dumoulin cherishes USA experience (USA Hockey)
Boston College junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin already was a proficient defenseman before he participated in the 2010 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp and was named to the U.S. National Junior Team that played in the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships.
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Atlantic Division, Sept. 15 (ACC Sports Journal)
Boston College has been familiar with this name for a while, but either way, it’s an exciting commitment for the Eagles. Officially on Boston College’s list now is four-star linebacker Steven Daniels from Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier. Daniels actually signed with the Eagles in December but enrolled this fall at Worcester (MA) r Academy.
What we learned in the ACC: Week 3 (ESPN ACC Blog)
5. Boston College has officially faded into the background. The Eagles are off to an 0-3 start, the worst record in the ACC right now. The season isn’t over for the Eagles, they should rebound this weekend, but the loss to Duke already puts them behind in the ACC standings, and the second half of the season will only be more difficult. A bowl seems even more unlikely now.
Plenty for Chase Rettig to rue in loss (BostonHerald.com)
"There’s one that will stick with me and I think it was to Bobby early in the second half," Rettig said. "We had talked about that play at halftime and I just didn’t have a really good vision of where he was at the time. . . . If I had maybe waited a little longer, I could have seen where he was breaking open to and delivered a little bit better ball."
Grading Week 3 in the ACC (Fox Sports South)
When you lose at home to Duke, especially missing a 27-yard field goal as time expired, there just isn't much to say. BC led by two touchdowns at one point and appeared primed to notch a convincing win. But the Eagles couldn't hold on. Grade: F.
No. 18 W. Soccer Takes Down No. 14 Virginia in ACC Opener (BCEagles.com)
Two second half goals propelled the No. 18 Boston College women's soccer team past No. 14 Virginia in its ACC opener on Sunday afternoon at Newton Soccer Field. Freshmen Stephanie McCaffrey and Casey Morrison tallied their second goals of the season as the Eagles (6-0-2, 1-0-0 ACC) defeated the Cavaliers (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) for the seventh time in nine matches.
No. 8 Field Hockey Downs No. 4 Connecticut (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College field hockey squad earned a 3-1 victory against No. 4 Connecticut on Sunday afternoon. The victory not only marked the team's second win over a ranked opponent so far this season, but also extended BC's road unbeaten streak to 3-0.
And for our boy Nate Freese, time to move on. We don't need this to happen to you in twenty years (h/t to my Mom for nailing this reference after the game)