Boston College Daily Links: Freese Takes Things Nice And Easy

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Daily links for Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Football

Boston College football kicker Nate Freese takes things nice and easy (The Boston Globe)
Freese, a Lou Groza Award candidate who ranks fifth in the nation with an active career field goal percentage of .836 (56 of 67), embraced the challenge off handling both duties this season after the departure of last year’s starting punter, Gerald Levano. "In the beginning of the season, I was a little more sore, because the muscles I use to punt are a little bit different from kicking, so it took me a couple of weeks,’’ he said. "But I’m trying to get a little bit better at punting every week.’’

Victory meal sets tone for next challenge (ESPN Boston)
"We’ve gotta learn to take it on the road and keep the intensity and not let the atmosphere or the stadium, the crowd [affect us] -- there’s a tremendous home-field advantage there," Addazio said. "We’ve gotta overcome that. The old saying, you go on the road, you pack your defense and pack your run game and pack your toughness and your senior leadership. We’ve gotta put all that together and play our best game. "But I feel right now that we have an opportunity to do that."

Eagles own big to-do list (Boston Herald)
"The old saying is, go on the road and pack your defense, pack your run game, pack your toughness and (pack) your senior leadership," said Addazio. "We’ve got to put all that together and play our best game, but I feel right now we have an opportunity to do that."

Op-Ed: "Stand for Boston College Football" by Bill Paulsen '77 (Soaring to Glory)
The following editorial was written by Bill Paulsen, Boston College wide receiver from 1973 to 1977. He was the first receiver to catch a pass in the history of the Boston College-Notre Dame rivalry. During his junior year, he was instrumental in helping quarterback Mike Kruczek break the career and season completion percentage records which still stand today. Paulsen, a season ticket-holder who currently resides in California, is a native of South Boston and is in the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame.

Plasteras, Williams Earn Eagle of the Week Honors (BCEagles.com)
Junior Emma Plasteras (field hockey) and senior Andre Williams (football) were named Eagles of the Week for their performances last week.

Eagles in the NFL (BCEagles.com)
Eleven former Boston College football players saw action in the NFL this week

TNIAAM ACC Football 2013 Power Rankings: Week 7 (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)
Now it's your turn, BC! Not to take away from the Eagles' nice win over Army, but it's time for them to face the buzzsaw that is the Clemson offense. For as well as Boston College has run the ball of late, I don't see how they can keep up with the Tigers for very long in this one, especially down in Death Valley.

Hockey

College Hockey: Five Games or Series to Watch This Weekend (Western College Hockey Blog)
This should be a great game between two teams picked at the tops of their respective conferences. The Eagles, a very young, albeit extremely talented team, were picked second in Hockey East by the league's media and tied for first in the preseason coaches poll. RPI was picked first in the ECAC Preseason Media Poll while the Engineers were pegged second by the league's coaches.

Eagles in the NHL (BCEagles.com)
Thirteen former Boston College men's hockey players suited up for the first week of action in the NHL.

Strategic Plan / ducks

Boston College dorm plan wins approval from BRA (The Boston Globe)
But the majority of the comments were favorable, with several residents saying the dorm will improve the area and help keep more students living on campus. A BC spokesman said the dorm project will be followed by several other changes on campus. Hundreds of students will be moved into an existing building at 2000 Commonwealth Ave., and the college will then move to build new athletic fields.

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