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The hiring of Brad Bates should give Boston College basketball coach Steve Donahue more time to rebuild the Eagles hoops program.

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Top 25 – Week 7 (Phil Steele Blog)
Prior to last year, BC had given FSU fits since they joined the ACC with the 2 teams 3-3 and BC never having lost by more than 11 points. Last year FSU dominated as they led 28-0 with a 214-16 yard edge en route to a 38-7 road win. Both teams are off 2H collapses as BC let a 24-14 2Q lead slip away in their 34-31 loss to Army as they were outFD’d 31-17 and outgained 595-420.

Owls' Harris gets that old feeling back (Philly.com)
"That [Rogers and Day being here] had a lot to do with it. I just trust in them, a lot. I had the opportunity, and it ended up working out. They've been in my corner. [The situation] was tough, but people who know me know what kind of person I am. I wanted to have a chance to prove that again. I'm the same person. I'm just someone who loves to play football, a team player.

3-point shot: More time for BC rebuild (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
The hiring of Brad Bates as athletic director at Boston College should give Steve Donahue some more time to continue rebuilding the Eagles. Bates has to deal with the football situation and the future of coach Frank Spaziani. Donahue, entering his third season at the Heights, should have an improved squad, with more experience and players who fit his system.

2012-13 Men's Basketball Outlook (BCEagles.com)
"There are a lot of great things that I am really proud of that our program is starting to become. I love the character of our team, the work ethic, the way they fit into the Boston College community. All of the standards that we talked about setting; they are getting to the point where we are starting to see great progress in all of those aspects. As we get bigger and stronger, and as we add more pieces to the puzzle - I feel strongly that we are putting together a great representation of Boston College basketball in the ACC."

BC aiming for a repeat as hockey champions (Boston.com)
“It obviously starts at the top with coach York,’’ said Mullane. “They want to win just as badly as we do. They’re not interested in personal goals. [York] could care less that he has 900 wins. All he wanted was that one trophy at the end. When your leader has that mentality, it really trickles down. I think it’s also the kids who play here and the kids coach York brings in.

BC’s Parker Milner wants more following banner run (BostonHerald.com)
“Just looking back and having that feeling, you could physically see the work that your teammates have put in, with the (NCAA) trophy in front of you, and the hard work your teammates have put in throughout the nine months. . . . That’s why it feels so good, because it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t just something that was given to you.’’

Penguins Prospect Profile: Brian Dumoulin (PensBurgh)
A logjam of offensive-minded defensive prospects highlights the Pittsburgh farm system. In Dumoulin, the Penguins could finally have a shutdown successor to fellow BC product Rob Scuderi.

Kelleher Comes for a Line of Eagles (BCEagles.com)
Kelleher, a freshman midfielder/forward on the field hockey team, is not the first person in her family to play a sport at BC. Her grandfather, Tom Donahue ('51) was a member of the football team and her mother, Kathy Donahue ('85) played both soccer and lacrosse.