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Boston College Daily Links: On Dumoulin's Decision To Return To The Heights

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Defenseman Brian Dumoulin #4 of USA fires a shot during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between USA and Finland on December 26 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Defenseman Brian Dumoulin #4 of USA fires a shot during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between USA and Finland on December 26 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Boston College’s Dumoulin consistent to the highest degree (
"But I came to BC to get a good, quality education and get a degree (he’s enrolled in the Carroll School of Management). Obviously, my parents (Peter and Deb Dumoulin) wanted me to make the right decision. I also had a 1½-hour talk with Mr. Rutherford. It all came down to my wanting a degree from Boston College and to be close enough to graduate at some point. If I had left after my sophomore year it would have been difficult someday to get my degree. That means a lot to my family and me.

Midseason report: Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
The Eagles are last in the ACC in total offense, scoring offense and total defense. Their lone win came against Massachusetts. It’s not going to get any easier in the second half of the season. The Eagles have a bye week before facing a stretch that includes four of the final six games on the road. So far, all signs point to BC having its worst season since 1998. 

AD apologizes for saying ESPN influenced expansion (
In the letter dated Oct. 11, DeFilippo acknowledged that "while I harbor some ill feelings toward the University of Connecticut regarding the lawsuit, depositions and derogatory comments from UConn officials when we announced our decision to join the ACC, it was inappropriate to express personal feelings that might have been construed as the position of Boston College or the Atlantic Coast Conference."

Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Ranking - The Moon Pie and RC Cola Edition (Coaches Hot Seat Blog)
"Here’s the thing you need to understand about DeFilippo. He is a pompous, arrogant ass that believes he is God’s gift to planet Earth. No, that’s not quite right. DeFilippo believes he is God’s personal emissary on Planet Earth and if it comes out of Gene’s mouth then everyone in Boston should get down on their hands and knees to think the "Great One" for speaking to the unwashed masses and then we would then all stand up and go out and put Gene’s words into action."

Donahue is just the man to take young Eagles under his wing (
However, when assistant coach Akbar Waheed asked if I needed a roster, I just laughed. Eddie Odio, KC Caudill, Jordan Daniels, Ryan Anderson, Lonnie Jackson, Dennis Clifford, Patrick Heckmann. Who the heck are these guys?

College basketball coaches a transient bunch (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
"Maybe I’m living in fantasy land," Donahue said, "but I believe if you coach the right way with high character on and off the court, and you contend in your league, you should be able to hold great job security."

No. 14 Men's Soccer Shuts Out Harvard, 2-0 (
Junior Kyle Bekker scored a pair of first-half goals to lead the No. 14 Boston College men's soccer team to a 2-0 win against Harvard Tuesday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field.

Tuesday Top 10: Biggest duds of first half (
9. Boston College: The Eagles (1-5) have one of the best players in college football in LB Luke Kuechly but the rest of the team is simply not producing. Their lone win was over FCS UMass. BC has lost three home games to Northwestern, Duke and Wake Forest. And the schedule hasn't really started to get into the toughest part for them yet.

Carpenter Named Rookie of the Week (
Boston College women's ice hockey freshman Alex Carpenter was named the Pro Ambitions Hockey East Rookie of the Week. The conference announcement came one day after the rookie center recorded three points in a 3-2 comeback win over No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth to help BC split the season-opening series on the road. 

Sailing Takes Ninth Place at Nicholas J. Barnett Trophy (
The Boston College sailing team earned a ninth place finish out of 15 competitors at the Nicholas J. Barnett Trophy hosted by Bowdoin College on Saturday and Sunday.

Meet Diedra Smith (
The 6-foot-2 forward played two seasons at Denver East High School, after playing at Overland High for two years. She averaged 14 points and seven rebounds a game and was an All-State honorable mention her senior year.

XC Sweeps ACC Performer of the Week Honors (
Boston College cross country team members Jordan Hamm, Bridget Dahlberg and Hope Krause were selected as the ACC Performers of the Week following their performances at the New England Championship this past weekend. Hamm was named the ACC Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week, while Dahlberg and Krause shared the honor for the women.