"It's a great day to be a Boston College Eagle!" - TheRealEagle21, and an even better day if you are a Red Sox-loving Boston College Eagle. Le sigh.
On to the links:
Clearing the Air: Addressing some misconceptions about the "conservative" Stanford offense (Rule Of Tree)
Since Boston College uses some of Stanford's offensive sets this season, I thought this was a strong read on the Cardinal O. Here's the money quote: "Someone asked Shaw in his press conference why he'd chosen such conservative play calls, to which Shaw replied that he calls plays that he thinks will work."
Grading College Football's First-Year Coaches After Week 8 (AthlonSports.com)
The Dazzler gets an A.
Addazio inherited a team that won just six games from 2011-12, but the Eagles have showed marked improvement in his first season. Boston College lost by only 14 to Florida State and by 10 to Clemson, and with a favorable schedule, the Eagles should make their first bowl appearance since the 2010 season. Addazio inherited a solid core of talent on offense, and running back Andre Williams ranks fifth nationally with an average of 139.7 yards per game.
Lacrosse is fastest-growing college sport, NCAA says (baltimoresun.com)
Imma just leave this here. No reason in particular why do you ask?
Boston College Basketball: Olivier Hanlan Can Take Eagles to Big Dance (Rant Sports)
Go on. Tell me more ...
Men's Hockey to Play Two at No. 1 Minnesota (BCEagles.com)
Game notes for this weekend's two game set with the Gophers.
#4/3 WIH Travels to Syracuse (BCEagles.com)
The no. 4/3 women's hockey team (5-1-0, 1-1-0 WHEA) can basically stay in upstate New York if they don't bring home three more #OrangeEagle points vs. Syracuse (2-4-0, 0-0-0 CHA) on Friday.
No. 7 Field Hockey Earns 5-2 Win Over Harvard (BCEagles.com)
The seventh-ranked Boston College field hockey team is back in the win column with a 5-2 win over Harvard on Wednesday night. The Eagles improve to 12-4 on the year.
ACC Releases Preseason Rankings (BCEagles.com)
Duke is the preseason favorite in the ACC in both a vote of the league's Blue Ribbon Panel and Coaches Poll announced on Wednesday by the conference. Boston College was chosen to finish 11th in both polls, ahead of only Wake Forest #therivalry, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Pittsburgh. BC finished last season 10th in the 12 team ACC. Progress?
Martin Brodeur believes Cory Schneider is the Devils No. 1 goaltender (SBNation.com)
The future Hall of Famer has been the New Jersey Devils No. 1 goaltender for two decades. In his mind, that's no longer the case.
Gopher fans ... adorbs.