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Andre Williams #34 of Boston College runs in for a touchdown against the Nevada Wolf Pack during the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on January 9 2011 in San Francisco California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Andre Williams #34 of Boston College runs in for a touchdown against the Nevada Wolf Pack during the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on January 9 2011 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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BC's Williams ready for expanded role (The Boston Globe College Sports Blog)
He is not The Man--not yet, not with Montel Harris still getting the first curtain call as he closes in on becoming the all time leading rusher in Atlantic Coast Conference history. But Andre Williams knows his time is coming--probably sooner, rather than later. He knows that Boston College will need his skills at running back to implement its formula for success which has produced bowl game after bowl game for the past dozen years.

Williams in rush to be 'A-lister' (Boston Herald)
Andre Williams has a lofty goal. The Boston College sophomore running back wants to average 100 yards rushing per game this season, which would be a fairly standard target if not for one reason: Williams backs up preseason ACC Player of the Year Montel Harris.

Harris poll: He's good (Boston Globe)
"Nothing's holding me back right now," said Harris, the preseason ACC Player of the Year. "It's a great relief. The injury took a little bit longer than expected, but it's right on time to be able to start the season and be 100 percent to help my team."

Norwalk Star Sees Boston College Going All the Way (The Daily Stamford)
"I definitely think we can win our conference,'' Pierre-Louis said. "This year is definitely the year to do it. I think we're ready to make a statement and fight for the ACC title."

Key stretch: Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
Boston College has been notorious for its road struggles recently, but it has been tough to beat at home. The Eagles won’t win in Blacksburg, but they could beat Maryland in College Park. With a little momentum, they could surprise Florida State. It’s been done before in Chestnut Hill, but the more likely win would come against the Wolfpack on Nov. 12. The Eagles go 2-2 during this key stretch and play the role of spoiler against NC State, but can’t muster enough to knock the Noles off their perch.

Boston College Football Preview (
This will be an interesting season for the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles will need more success from the passing game to take some stress off of the running game. The defense will be just fine with Kuechly on the field. But the schedule doesn’t do them a lot of favors. The first two non conference games are not cake walks, and some of their tougher ACC games are on the road. Their bowl game streak could be in jeopardy. If they get there, it will be by the skin of their teeth. Preseason All-ACC Team (
Harris was the ACC's leading rusher in 2010 (1,243 yards) despite missing the final two and half games of the season. If Harris can stay healthy, he should have a chance to chase down the ACC career rushing record. Currently, Harris sits 15th and needs just 1,003 yards (approx. 80-85 yards/game) to become the conference's all-time leading rusher.

DB names BC early favorite (
Micah Morel has visited Boston College a few times already and that's easy since he's from Brockton, Mass., and the Eagles especially impressed him during his stop for summer camp. Morel, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback in the 2013 class, said Boston College is definitely one of his early favorites and he hopes to keep in contact with its coaching staff during his junior season.

2011 BC football breakdown, Part XX: Free safety (Soaring To Glory)

Boston College? Im feeling it! (
Needless to say, BC would be considered one of my top college choices right now. The positives are endless at this point; great coaching staff, good football program, closer to home, great relationship with my defensive line coach already, they are trusted by my high school coach, and they have produced some pretty rare talent (B.J. Raji) Its just a matter of time before I solidify my opinion of BC after taking an official visit out to see what it’s really like out there.

Monday in Bruges with Women's Basketball (
The Boston College women's basketball team left Amsterdam this morning on a long bus ride to Bruges, Belgium. The Eagles arrived later in the day and after checking in began walking the streets with a tour guide, Yan.

Would Virginia Tech Be a Good Fit in the SEC? (The Big Lead)
While the 21st and 31st TV markets in St. Louis and Kansas City would expand the SEC’s reach if it added Missouri, Virginia Tech is just four hours south of Washington DC, which is the 9th largest TV market. Do you think the SEC would like to get some play in the DC-New York-Boston corridor? Of course. College football has little or no presence in the Northeast, with the exception of Penn State (a big deal in Philly), one Rutgers run a few years ago and occasional love for Boston College. From that angle, doesn’t Virginia Tech make more sense than Missouri?