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Boston College Daily Links: Spaz Tops This Week's 2011 Locksley

The 2011 Locksley: Week 7 (Pre-Snap Read)
Spaziani Watch has been overshadowed by the Red Sox’s historic collapse, the Patriots’ weekend win over the Jets and the general fact that the local media places Boston College football slightly behind the Bruins’ preseason results. The program’s rapid decline under the former defensive coordinator’s watch hit another low point last weekend, when the Eagles barely showed signs of life in falling behind Clemson, 17-0, in the first quarter. The final score, 36-14, doesn’t tell the whole story. Is there a chance that B.C. goes 1-11? The second half of the year sends the Eagles to Virginia Tech, Maryland, Notre Dame and Miami (Fla.); home games come against Florida State and N.C. State. Where’s the second win coming from?

3-point shot: ACC additions excite BC (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
Boston College coach Steve Donahue said he was ecstatic about the ACC additions of Pitt and Syracuse. "People talked about BC basketball up here, but no one talked about the ACC. It was always the Big East,’’ Donahue said Tuesday during a statewide media day at Boston University. "[The ACC] hasn’t been relevant here, but now that we bring in those elite programs, it will help us for more fan appeal.’’

Little things lead to losses at BC (The MetroWest Daily News)
"If you review the games, we're very close to winning some big games," said sophomore linebacker Steele Divitto. "It's just little things, and that's the frustrating thing. We're going into Week 7 and we're still having those problems, but they're correctable."

ACC Football Commitment Lists: Atlantic Division, Oct. 13 (ACC Sports Journal)

Get To Know: Two Of BC's Junior Defensemen (The Heights)
Patch Alber: This year we have a lot more freshmen, and kind of similar to when we were freshmen, there are nine or 10 guys coming in who are new. There is a nice balance between young and old, so the older guys are able to mentor the younger guys and bring them along. We lost a lot of guys, but there a lot of players looking to step up and bring their game to an elevated level.

Hockey Preview: Cross and Dumoulin Lead BC With Defensive Grit (The Heights)
"There's six of us back, and it's great because the pairings may be switched up from last year, or whatever, but we've all played with each other before," Cross said. "I don't even remember the defense before Brian, Patch [Alber], and Patrick Wey.

No. 9 Women's Soccer Heads South (
The No. 9 Boston College women's soccer team has a big two-game ACC road swing for the second time this season. The Eagles will head south and play at Miami on Thursday, October 13, followed by the second game on Sunday, October 16 in Tallahassee against Florida State (1 p.m.). Fans can watch both games live through ACC All-Access.

Sailing Placed Fifth at the Moody Trophy Regatta (
The Boston College sailing team placed fifth at the Moody Trophy Regatta this past weekend in Rhode Island. The Eagle earned 138 points, while Roger Williams won the competition with 99 points.