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Boston College Daily Links: Old Rivals Reunite

Reunion with old rivals (
"We’ll talk about realignment within the conference, but I would certainly like for us to play Syracuse and Pittsburgh every year. And I’d like to be able to play Syracuse every year on Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after Thanksgiving every year," said DeFilippo.

Doug Doughty's College Notebook (
"It might be a little different [now] because there’s two of them," O’Brien said. "But, from that point on, everybody in the Big East got together and did their best to make sure that we didn’t win a football game in the Big East. "It was everybody against the B.C. in those days."

Should the ACC invite Rutgers? (From The Rumble Seat)

Q&A with Football's Kevin Pierre-Louis (
Sophomore linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been an important playmaker for the Eagles in 2011. He is currently second on the team in tackles with 34, including 2.0 tackles for loss (8 yards), and is ranked third in the ACC with 11.33 tackles per game. In 2010, he started all 13 games as a true freshman and was named to the Freshman All-America team.

Game ball of the week: Luke Kuechly, Boston College (Mocking The Draft)
Kuechly is on pace for 232 tackles on the season. While such statistic projections aren't realistic, and silly as a result, it's likely Kuechly could top more than 200 tackles this season. The most tackles in a season since 2000 was 193 by Lawrence Flugence. If you know who Flugence is, you're a bigger nerd than me.

Special-teams play helped Alex Albright stick (
Albright, a 6-foot-5, 257-pound linebacker, has a three-year rookie contract with the Cowboys. He made an impact at special teams during the preseason for Dallas and made the roster in early September.

No. 10 Men's Soccer Loses To No. 2 UConn, 2-0 (
Two goals that came 10 minutes apart in the second half proved to be the difference as No. 2 Connecticut defeated the No. 10 Boston College men's soccer team, 2-0, Tuesday night in front of 677 spectators at the Newton Campus Field.

W. Ice Hockey Ranked Fifth in Preseason USCHO Poll (
The Boston College women's ice hockey team was ranked No. 5 on the Division I Women's Poll released Monday. This is the highest preseason ranking in program history and the sixth time in seven years that the Eagles have been tabbed as one of the nation's top 10 programs heading into the season.

Boston University No. 1 in women’s Hockey East preseason poll (
Boston University has been tabbed as the top team in the women’s Hockey East preseason coaches poll. The Terriers received six first-place votes. Boston College, with 51 points, is right behind the Terriers in the poll, garnering two first-place votes.

Field Hockey Soars to No. 6 (
The Boston College field hockey team has improved in the national polls for the third consecutive week. This week, the Eagles jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, according to an announcement made Tuesday. This week's poll results mark the highest ranking for BC since October 2006.