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BC's basketball coach Steve Donahue builds a foundation (ESPN Boston)
"This is my first year, after 26 years of coaching, of having scholarships," Donahue said. "So I was like a kid in a candy shop a little bit."

Steve Donahue on Twitter @Coach_Donahue
Just wrapped up our 5th day of practice. Day off for team tomorrow. Headed to Logan to catch flight to Charlotte for ACC media day now.

Air assault: No. 16 Virginia Tech using pass more than ever as game with Boston College looms (The Washington Post)
"It kinda says to us, ‘We’re presenting you with a challenge and we’re going to load the box and we’re going to make you beat us with the pass,’ and that’s exciting because as competitors, that’s what you want," Coale said Tuesday. "When you see opportunities on film to go downtown and to make some plays, it’s what we like to see. We look forward to those situations."

Boston College showing interest in Walnut Hills DE Jason Stargel Jr. (High School Sports Blog)
Walnut Hill senior defensive end Jason Stargel Jr. is receiving interest from Boston College, according to Walnut Hills coach George Kontsis. Kontsis said Boston College was at Friday’s Turpin at Walnut Hills game. Stargel was offered by Akron in June.

No. 18 Men's Soccer Beats BU, 1-0 (
#Sucks2BU Junior Kyle Bekker scored the match's only goal in the 67th minute to lead the No. 18 Boston College men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Boston University Tuesday night at Nickerson Field.

TV Information for Virginia Tech's Football Game Against Boston College (Gobbler Country)
If you're not in the area served by any of the networks listed above, but receive an "alternate" channel for your local RSN, you might try that channel at game time. It's been my experience that the RSN alternate feed will sometimes show the Fox Sports ACC game for that week even if it's not showing up on the guide. That's my hope for this week anyway. On my guide, my alternate RSN feed says it's going to show the same game the regular feed is showing during the Hokies' time slot. Hopefully it's wrong again or I'll be watching this game on ESPN3.

Women's Basketball Picked Ninth in ACC Media Preseason Poll (
The Boston College women's basketball team was picked to finish ninth among the league's 12 schools in the 2011-12 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Media Poll, which was announced at the 2011-12 media day at the Greensboro Coliseum.

MacLeod brothers hit the ice (
Former Nelson Junior Leafs defenceman Isaac MacLeod and the Boston College Eagles have started the 2011-12 season as the No. 1 ranked team in the United States. Entering his second season of NCAA hockey, the Nelson Minor Hockey grad patrolled the blueline in a pair of weekend games that saw the Eagles split two big contests.

UCLA freshman Samantha Mewis and Boston College junior Kristen Mewis form talented sister act (ESPN)
Samantha is the younger half of the sisters Mewis, both midfielders as talented as any in college soccer. Kristen Mewis is a junior at Boston College, where she earned All-American honors last season, led the Eagles to the first College Cup appearance in the program's history, and has them back in the top 10 this season. Samantha is one of five players to start every game this season for the sixth-ranked and resurgent Bruins.

Castle Named ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week (
Boston College freshman outside hitter Courtney Castle has been named the ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week, announced the conference on Monday. Florida State junior middle hitter Sareea Freeman was tabbed as Player of the Week.

Wasylk Named Hockey East Player of the Week (
Boston College women's ice hockey forward Taylor Wasylk was named an Athletic Republic Hockey East Co-Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. The sophomore shared the honor with Casey Pickett of Northeastern.