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Boston College Daily Links: The Golden Eagles? That's Southern Miss

Want to really get under my skin? Refer to Boston College's athletics programs as the "Golden Eagles." Sorry, that's Southern Miss. Not BC. My question is how exactly did this start? Was BC school's official mascot ever the "Golden Eagles" or are people just being lazy? What gives?

In protest, I am going to start unnecessarily throwing a team's school colors into their nickname when referring to them in blog posts. Get ready for more blog posts about the Northwestern Purple Wildcats, the Virginia Tech Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange Hokies and the Syracuse Orange Orange!

Summer Preview: Boston College (
The Wildcats will open up their 2011 campaign with an early road test, coming against the Boston College Golden Eagles. Third-year head coach Frank Spaziani led his Golden Eagles to a 7-6 record in 2010 -- a high mark after the team shrugged off a 2-5 start with five-straight wins.

Game 2 SCF Report Card ; Money (Nucks Misconduct)
Andrew Alberts was solid when he saw the ice. He saw less of it than any other blue liner (16 shifts and 11:40 TOI), and was a -1 on the Lucic goal that was not really his fault.  He had only 1 shot. But his 6 hits led his team ( in half as much ice time as the other blue liners ), and he was pretty good in his own end. Maybe he should have been with Juice instead of Rome. 9.1/10.

Travel can be trouble (Boston Globe)
"I thought [Andrew Alberts] played well," coach Alain Vigneault said. "Very physical, was high percentage with the puck. Very intense. Just what we had expected. He had played with Christian before, they were a good pair. They played well together. We thought that for [Game 2] that was the way to go."

Ex-Bruin Alberts picks up Canucks' defense (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
There are a couple of Canucks with Massachusetts connections. Although neither was expected to play entering the Stanley Cup Finals, that quickly changed. Defenseman Andrew Alberts, who attended Boston College and began his NHL career with the Bruins, was in the lineup last night for Game 2 because of a lower-body injury suffered by Dan Hamhuis in the series opener.

Where They're From: 2011 Stanley Cup Final (Puck Worlds)
Very cool look at the roster makeup of the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. Crazy that the Canucks feature five times more Americans than the local B's.

Three Eagles Play In NEIBA All-Star Game (BCEagles)
Three Boston College baseball players competed in the 37th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game Thursday night at LeLacheur Park that ended in a 3-3 tie.

2011 Season Preview: Smooth Transitions And The Maryland Terrapins (SB Nation)
While Randy Edsall might not have been the sexy hire at Maryland, he's a proven commodity, and on paper his style fits the personnel well. Does that make for a smooth transition in College Park?

Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Maryland / The Toolbox: Go After The Ball! (Football Study Hall)
Since I've discussed both Maryland's and N.C. State's ballhawking abilities in the last two days, and since I reference the "Go After The Ball" measure in every defensive footprint, I should probably share overall rankings at some point.