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Boston College Daily Links: Finch, Duggan In Spotlight

BC’s Sean Duggan leans on Luke Kuechly (
"I didn’t play with (Kuechly) in high school but I practiced with him every day and I learned what I could from him because he was a great role model," said Duggan prior to yesterday’s practice at Alumni Stadium. "I try and watch film with him like two days a week. I try to learn as much as I can from him on the field and off the field. He’s a great guy and I want to be like him in a lot of ways."

Boston College linebacker Duggan makes most of unexpected start (The Boston Globe)
"I was running with the twos [the second team] for a while and we get a lot of reps,’’ said Duggan. "The first couple of plays, I was nervous being a true freshman. But once you settle in, everything slows down. You trust your teammates next to you and just get the job done."

Given chance, Boston College football's Finch takes flight (The Boston Globe)
"He’s compact and he has some power and vision,’’ said BC coach Frank Spaziani. "He’s not a bowling ball, but he’s more like a duckpin ball. He has some good speed. I wouldn’t say he has blazing speed. He was hampered by some injuries and is not as fast as when he came here, but the more he plays, the more he is going to accomplish."

Rolandan Finch makes Seminoles take notice (
"I was a little sore mostly but there was no real injury," Finch said prior to yesterday’s practice. "We just went with the game plan. Whether we throw it or run it, I just want to win."

ACC upset watch: Week 10 (ESPN ACC Blog)
No, I don’t think BC is going to win, but I am willing to give them a chance. It’s a Thursday night home game for the Eagles, a long trip for Florida State on a short week, and BC is coming off its first ACC win of the season. The Eagles have shown improvement on the offensive line in recent weeks, and got their running game going at Maryland. FSU’s defense is one of the best in the country, though, and as long as the Noles are focused and don’t make silly mistakes, the Noles should win their fourth straight.

Arnold and Gaudreau Earn October Honors (
Boston College sophomore forward Bill Arnold has earned Hockey East Association Player of the Month honors for October while forward Johnny Gaudreau has earned the league's Rookie of the Month distinction, according to an announced made on Tuesday.

Morning Coffee with Steve Donahue: Part I (Around The Res)
Steve Donahue was nice enough to sit down with Around the Res last week in order to field a few questions about his experiences at BC, his expectations for the year, and where he sees the program going in the long haul.  After meeting Donahue, I can say that he is probably one of the toughest guys I've ever met, and he definitely brings a new intensity to our program.  Special thanks to Dick Kelley at the athletic department for helping to set this up.

No. 6 WIH Hosts No. 5 BU Wednesday Night (
Two of the nation’s best women’s ice hockey programs, No. 6/6 Boston College and No. 5/5 Boston University, converge in Kelley Rink on Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. This will be the first meeting between the 2010-11 NCAA Frozen Four participants since the Eagles (5-2-1, 2-1-1 Hockey East) knocked the Terriers (5-3-1, 0-0-0 Hockey East) out of the first round of the 2011 Beanpot.

Carpenter Tabbed as Hockey East Rookie of the Month (
No. 6/6 Boston College women's ice hockey freshman Alex Carpenter was named the Pro Ambitions Hockey East Rookie of the Month, announced the conference on Tuesday. This is the second league accolade for the North Reading, Mass., native, as the center was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week back on Oct. 10.

No. 10 Men's Soccer Hosts No. 3 North Carolina In Regular-Season Finale (
The No. 10 Boston College men's soccer team wraps up the regular season by hosting No. 3 North Carolina Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field.

Field Hockey Squares Off Against Wake Forest at ACC Tournament (
Fifth-seeded Boston College will square off against fourth-seeded Wake Forest to kick off the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship hosted by the University of Maryland, as BC vies for its first-ever ACC Tournament win. The squads will meet for the second time in less than a week, as the Eagles were defeated by the Demon Deacons, 1-0, on Oct. 29 in the season finale for both teams.