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Daily links for Wednesday, January 16.
Top 10 ACC Football Matchups for the 2013 Season (Atlantic Coast Convos)
The newest installment in this actual rivalry (no quotations) gains some extra importance this season, since there’s a good chance it takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving — typically a premiere day for rivalries such as this one. Now, many outside of this matchup know/care very little about it, but hear me out: BC/Syracuse is an important one, and among the few lasting relics of the east coast independents era. The hate will return. This will be a fun time.
Q&A with Luke Kuechly (BCEagles.com)
I think the biggest adjustment on the field was the speed of the game. Guys have been around. In college you get a guy that's a third-year, fourth-year guy and maybe they didn't play their first couple of years so they've only got two years of experience. In the NFL, you've got a guy that's been playing for eight years - same position, same everything - so he's got it figured out. He knows where he's going, he knows how to get there, and he knows all the tricks. The speed of the game and the knowledge of guys are better.
Addazio telling players to only focus on phase one (Heights Sports Blog)
Right now it’s all about keeping your focus on this first phase. Don’t even worry about phases two or phase three. Forget all of that. Forget about plays. Forget about offenses. Forget about defenses. Forget about schemes right now. Just be completely submerged and locked into what’s at hand right now. Which is having a tremendous work ethic, pushing yourself beyond what you’ve done before, being accountable, and pushing your teammates. That’s what’s important right now.
Looking back at 2012 bold predictions (ESPN ACC Blog)
Thanks, cap'n obvious. "8. Boston College will struggle. Again, not going out on a limb with this prediction, but I had a feeling this would be its worst season in years. The Eagles only won two games and Frank Spaziani was fired."
Hanlan Named ACC Rookie of the Week (BCEagles.com)
The Aylmer, Quebec product has scored in double figures in eight straight games and 11 of the last 12. He leads ACC freshman and is 15th overall in scoring (13.4).
ACC Freshman Watch, Jan. 15 (ACC Sports Journal)
Over the past few weeks, his assists and steals have steadily climbed while his turnovers per game have declined. Add in the fact that he’s the ACC’s leading scorer among freshmen, and it becomes clear that he’s one of the top first-year players in the conference.
ACC Power Rankings: Week of 1/14 (Streaking The Lawn)
At this early point in the season, BC has taken over frontrunner status in the race for ACC's worst team. Scoring doesn't seem to be the team's biggest issue, as sophomore Ryan Anderson has had a quietly strong season, but defense is. How could a team that was 344th least experienced last year (in terms of minutes played) still be 341st this season?! Doesn't anyone up there age?
Boateng Named To Top Freshman List (BCEagles.com)
The Worcester, Mass., product played in 17 matches and started 15 in his first season on campus. He was second on the team in goals (3) and points (9), and third in assists (3).
Meet Freshman Stephen Sauter (BCEagles.com)
Freshman catcher/first baseman Stephen Sauter was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game All-California Second Team. He was a two-time All-Freeway League honors and earned the Warriors' 2011 Defensive MVP award. He was also honored as the 2012 recipient of the Paul Villiatt Memorial Award for Leadership.
Three Eagles Earn Weekly Honors (BCEagles.com)
Carpenter grabs Player of the Week honors for the second time this season with her three goal and five assist performance over three games this week. Carpenter is currently in the midst of a 19-game point streak which ties for the longest in BC history alongside Kelli Stack. The Reading, Mass. native is second in the Hockey East in scoring (38 pts.) behind teammate Haley Skarupa.