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Boston College Daily Links: Focus On The Positives

Millions of reasons for Big East's stance (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Why would the Big East play hardball with its defectors? Because more than $20 million per year is at stake given the Big East's automatic-BCS-qualifying status. 

In tough times, BC must focus on positive factors (BostonHerald.com)
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in one of these situations,” Spaziani said yesterday. “You have to approach it with the truth in what the positives are and what the problems are and how we need to correct it. We can see the positives, but we have to put them in perspective because those positives haven’t translated into wins.”

DAVE SHINSKIE'S 2011 BIO, IN FULL, TO DATE (Heights and Lows)
From BCEagles.com, presented with minimal comment: that's his entire 2011 season bio.

Terps on wrong course in Edsall's first year (ESPN ACC Blog)
The bottom line is this: Unless Edsall miraculously finds a way to start luring in recruits on par with what Clemson and Florida State have been landing, the Terps -- and Boston College for that matter -- are likely going to be stuck battling it out for the bottom of the Atlantic Division [ed. note -- Wake Forest and N.C. State say HAI!]. 

ACC coaches talk up incoming freshmen (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
Ryan Anderson: "He's a very skilled player who can really pass the ball. He needs to learn that he must work harder than he ever did before. Great kid with a good understanding of the game." - Boston College coach Steve Donahue

Boston College Has 'Worst' College Football Tailgates in Nation (NESN.com)
Nobody would argue that BC's tailgating scene rivals that of a SEC school or an ACC rival like Clemson, but worse than Boise State, Notre Dame, Duke and even the U.S. Military Academy? Really?

Freshmen could mean long season for Boston College (HoumaToday.com)
"It's kind of understandable. We lost pretty much all of our scoring options from last year," said Heckmann, one of nine freshmen on this year's team. "We should surprise a lot of people how good we can actually play."

Former Boston College Eagle, New York Giants Linebacker Mark Herzlich Shares His Message (CBS Boston)
“It just seemed to fit so well,” Herzlich said from the company’s headquarters in Lexington, where he told his story to employees on Friday. “I knew that I felt a connection with it right away because I remember the exact process of being told I had cancer, and finding strength inside me. That’s a process, finding the strength inside you to get past that and say ‘you know what, it doesn’t matter if I have cancer. I’m going to beat it and do what I love again.’”

Wey Undergoes Successful Foot Surgery (BCEagles.com)
Boston College junior defenseman Patrick Wey has undergone successful surgery to repair a severed tendon of his right foot, according to head coach Jerry York.

Boston College's Rugg Named ACC Men's Soccer Player of the Week (TheACC.com)
Rugg played a part in both of Boston College’s game-winning goals in a 2-0 week. He was credited with the assist on Kyle Bekker’s goal in the 67th minute at Boston University in a 1-0 win, and then scored the game-winner in the 107th minute of the second overtime in a key 2-1 ACC win over Duke.

ACC Teams Continue to Lead the Nation in Graduation Success Rate (TheACC.com)