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Boston College Daily Links: "They've Been In A BCS Bowl"

Boston College fans weigh in on UConn and ACC (The Daily Campus)
"When you compare UNC to Duke, the BC-UConn rivalry is not at all close to that," Pano said. "People might think that they're comparable, but lets be honest, UConn just moved up to D1 how many years ago?" "They've been in a BCS bowl," Callahan responded. "They went to a BCS bowl, but lets be serious," Pano said. "They definitely have the advantage in basketball, but at the same time they can't compete yet in football." "Why do you figure they can't compete?" Callahan said. "They've been to a BCS game. They're more successful than Boston College at this time." "In the Big East," Pano said. "In the Big East? What against powerhouses like Duke?" Callahan said.

B.E. ONE LESS (Every Day Should Be Saturday)
Each year in the U.S., tens of college athletic apartments learn they have Big East. Dozens more may be afflicted but not even know - a recent study suggested that as many as 45% of Big East members were unaware of their conference affiliation, as they'd never been tested. "I could have been B.E. Less." - Connecticut

Heisman Watch: Frank Spaziani and Luke Kuechly (ESPN Boston)
Yet Spaziani still thinks he has an argument for his guy, one that's about more than just the numbers. "He could go to any team and any system and be the star," he said. "I don't know if some of those others guys could do that. Take one of the running backs, put him on our team. Is he gonna win the Heisman? Why not? He's the best football player in the country. Oh, he didn't produce because you couldn't block for him."

Former Boston College football star Mark Herzlich will act as a Saucony spokesperson (The Boston Globe)
Saucony, an athletic footwear and apparel brand headquartered in Lexington, said that former Boston College football star Mark Herzlich will act as a spokesperson for the brand and support its marketing message, "Find Your Strong."

Column: What Are The Consequences Of Spaz? (The Heights)
All I've heard around campus lately is how much of a joke the football team has turned into under Spaziani, and not at the fault of the players. Conservative play calling is criticized far more than Chase Rettig's arm. Football players have voiced their frustration on Twitter. High school seniors looking for a good academic school with a competitive football program to support are going to turn away from BC and instead look at schools like Vanderbilt.

2012 Sugar Bowl: What Virginia Tech's BCS Appearance Means to the ACC (Gobbler Country)
Virginia Tech's trip to the Sugar Bowl will mean about $375,000 extra for each ACC school from the conference's bowl payout this season.

Boston College Vs. Providence: Slumping Eagles Take On Friars (SB Nation Boston)
Providence (7-2) has been on a roll, winning its last three games. The Friars decimated the Brown Bears, 80-49, in their last game on December 5. Providence had four players score in double digits, with VIncent Council leading the way with a game-high 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton each scored 19 points and Gerard Coleman added 10 points in the victory.

Women's Basketball Tops Minutewomen, 80-64 (
Sophomores Shayra Brown and Tiffany Ruffin combined for 36 points, as Boston College (3-4) pulled away in the second half to defeat UMass (1-7), 80-64, in a back-and-forth battle at Conte Forum on Wednesday evening.

Eagles two good (
BC’s inside game was nonexistent while shooting guard Kerri Shields was 0-for-7 from behind the arc in the half. But the Eagles rallied with a 19-12 run to take a 29-28 lead with just under two minutes to play. Ruffin started the spree with jumpers and dribble penetration. Brown extended the surge with slashing moves in the lane and six free throws.

Ed Kelly Named Regional Coach of the Year (
Boston College head men's soccer coach Ed Kelly has been named the 2011 NSCAA/Mondo South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, according to an announcement made by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.