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Boston College Daily Links: Maryland To The Big Ten, Good Riddance

Maryland's gone, BC is no longer the top of the hockey Power Rankings, and BC football is just plain awful.

Scott Cunningham

Hockey East Power Rankings: Who's Ready for Some Controversy? (Western College Hockey Blog)
2. Boston College. Now that my affection for defense has been unveiled, it's tough to believe that the Eagles wouldn't be able to push a few past DeSmith (their 34 goals for this season trump UNH's 32 and their depth at offense is very well-documented), but it'll be another 8 weeks before we know that for sure, and BC just might be looking up at the 'Cats until then.

Men’s D-I poll has Boston College retaining top spot (
Boston College, with 47 of 50 first-place votes, remains the nation’s top-ranked team in this week’s Division I Men’s Poll.

Maryland to the Big Ten: Good Riddance (Streaking The Lawn)
So instead of being able to handle its finances on its own by turning to its rather large alumni and fan base - you know, like the rest of us are doing - Maryland shuttered seven programs and jumped ship for what looks like easy money. The University of Virginia is committed to fully paying the scholarships of ALL of its student athletes from its private endowment without a dime of public money. The University of Maryland seems committed to taking the easy way out.

SEC Doesn't Need to React to Big Ten Expansion (Team Speed Kills)
If the ACC starts to spin apart after a raid by the Big 12, for instance, then the league might make a move if it fits the long term vision for the conference. However, it's in a position of strength. It doesn't have to do anything, least of all adding members just because someone else did.

Skarupa Named Pro-Amibitions Rookie of the Week (
After recording seven points in three games this week including a four point performance Friday night, freshman forward Haley Skarupa has been named Pro-Ambitions Rookie of the Week by the Hockey East.

Eagles pained by OT stumble on Senior Day (
"It doesn’t get much worse than this, being the last home game, to fight that hard until the very end only to come up short," said fifth-year senior middle linebacker Nick Clancy, who registered 20 tackles and two key pass breakups despite a mild concussion. "It hurts. We prepare the same for every game, but I really wanted this one bad. I just wanted to end on a good note and walk away from my last game at BC with a victory."

Eagles in the NFL - Week 11 (
Kuechly ranked third in tackles among all NFL defensemen