Boston College Daily Links: Halloween / Red Sox World Series Champs Edition

Rob Carr

Daily links for Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Happy Halloween, Eagles! And congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series champs.

Football

Thoughts On The Duke Loss And Looking Ahead To Boston College (Gobbler Country)
The players have talked all week about refocusing their attention to the Eagles, and they sound very eager to play. The biggest thing for the Hokies to be successful is to stop the Eagles' run game, which is always Bud Foster's goal for every opponent, for Logan Thomas to forget about his performance and just trust the play-call and let the ball fly. The offense as whole needs to build on their failures by learning from them, correcting their mistakes (lining up and remembering to set their feet for example), and just playing ball.

Frank Beamer: Character test this week at Boston College (Boston Herald)
"All of us, you're going to face some disappointment and we didn't perform as well as we're capable," said Beamer, giving Duke credit for winning the game. "And now, it's get on. You know, it's how you react to these things. Disappointment's going to happen to all of us. But the real secret, or the real key thing, is how you react to disappointment and that kind of determines who you are."

ACC Upset Watch: Week 10 (ESPN ACC Blog)
Even though the Eagles got blown out in Chapel Hill, they are a much better team than a year ago and gave panic attacks to both Florida State and Clemson earlier this season. Boston College took Virginia Tech to overtime a season ago, too. There is no doubt Boston College faces a tough task against the Virginia Tech defense, but the Eagles will not have to score 30 to win.

Eagles in the NFL (BCEagles.com)
Eleven former Eagles took to the field in Week 8 in the NFL.

Basketball

If you haven't already be sure to check out SB Nation's Virginia Cavaliers blog Streaking The Lawn. The boys over at STL put together their annual "Midnight Madness," which includes over 60 articles on Virginia basketball (including team previews and other ACC stuff of interest).

2013 Basketball Blogger Q&A: Boston College (Streaking The Lawn)
Look up "youth movement" in the Basketball Dictionary, and you'll see a cross-reference to the 2012–13 Boston College Eagles. BC Interruption tells us how the 2013–14 squad is all grown up.

ACC Team Previews: Boston College (Streaking The Lawn)
The Eagles return just about everybody from a team that was solid offensively last year, but struggled to stop anybody. They'll need to learn to play defense if they are to improve on their 7 conference wins. In 3 seasons under Steve Donahue, they've yet to reach even "decent" defensively. So that improvement would be quite a shock.

Spitballing Basketball Stuff (Eagle in Atlanta)
Probably too soon to tell on the question of redshirting Clifford. It would help with the scholarship distribution but I'm just not sure how much more mileage BC has left with Clifford.

A Closer Look At Garland Owens (BCEagles.com)
"I was young. I was 17 and I thought I had room for growth," Owens said. "I still had not been playing basketball that long so I decided to take a post-grad year. I played a lot against some of the nation's top players so it balanced out and I got a lot of experience. Academically, I got help on things that I needed and an extra year to get ready for college."

Hockey

No. 6 WIH to Face Providence (BCEagles.com)
The No. 6 women's hockey team (5-2-0, 1-1-0 WHEA) will travel to Providence (4-4-0, 1-1-0 WHEA) to take on the Friars on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena, and will then return home to host PC on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Kelley Rink.

Eagles in the NHL (BCEagles.com)
Fourteen former Eagles are active on current NHL rosters. See how they did in the past week's action.

NCAA Releases Regional Ticket Info and It's Still The Worst (SB Nation College Hockey)
See the schedule for the games you probably won't be going to.

Olympic Sports

Men's Soccer Loses At Brown, 2-1 (BCEagles.com)
Junior Giuliano Frano scored and freshman Zeiko Lewis added to his assist total, but a pair of first half goals propelled Brown to a 2-1 win over the Boston College men's soccer team on Tuesday night at Stevenson Field.

Women's Soccer Hosts Syracuse On Thursday (BCEagles.com)
More importantly, three more points up for grab in this year's #OrangeEagle

McNelis: Boston College's Wilford Movement (Lacrosse Magazine)
We have a very strong and deep team this year, and I am excited to see what we will accomplish during the off-season and pre-season. Fortunately for our team, Brooke Blue will be returning to finish her eligibility as a grad student after missing the majority of last season due to injury. Her leadership, experience and skill on and off the field will be a great advantage for BC this season.

Hayes, Lombard Named Eagles of the Week (BCEagles.com)
Junior Brendan Hayes (men's soccer) and senior Zoe Lombard (women's soccer) have been named Eagles of the Week for their performances last week.

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