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Boston College Daily Links: Russell Athletic Bowl Q&A

2012 ACC Previews: Boston College with BC Interruption (Russell Athletic Bowl)
Because if the Eagles become bowl-eligible this season, it's never too early to start planning that trip to Orlando.

ACC: 4 body parts to watch in 2012 (
Kaleb Ramsey's left foot: Boston College's defensive tackle hurt his foot in the first quarter of the season. He played in part of another game before the team shut him down. The NCAA granted Ramsey a medical redshirt, and the senior is a team captain this year.

Former Hun Star Dudeck Hits Ground Running, Starting First Camp With Boston College Football (Town Topics)
"Boston College has always been a dream school for me, so I knew that If I ever wanted a chance I had to go there and perform for them live," said Dudeck, reflecting on the one-day camp. I was like, this is a chance of a lifetime and I’m not going to let anything get in my way."

A Gameplan for the ACC’s Future Survival & Prosperity (Chuck Oliver.Net)
The ACC ‘s new YouTube channel represents exactly the kind of innovation and revenue stream which will assure the league’s continued strength. When I began thinking about this column and the ACC’s long-term future, growth and economics, launching a branded YouTube channel was one of my initial ideas. I’m glad the conference beat me to the punch and I love the look of it so far.

Dan Koppen at center of battle for job (
At this point, there’s no way of knowing if Koppen has the inside track on the starting job he’s owned the previous nine seasons. He was part of a center rotation in the preseason opener against the Saints last Thursday, and the line is constantly shuffled during practice.

Olympic Sports

ACC Lands Eight Teams in the Soccer America Top 25 (
Five of those eight teams are ranked in the top five led by 2011 College Cup finalist Duke at the No. 1 slot. Wake Forest and North Carolina are ranked third and fourth, respectively, while Florida State stands at No. 6 and Virginia at No. 7. Boston College, Maryland and Virginia Tech round out the selections at No. 18, No. 19 and No. 24, respectively.

Q&A with Volleyball's Krystle Higgins (
Senior middle hitter Krystle Higgins returns as team captain for the Eagles for the second consecutive season. The Inglewood, Calif. native currently ranks sixth in career total blocks (266) and fifth in career block assists (217) in the BC record books. She sat down with BC Athletics to discuss the upcoming season and to reflect on some of her experiences at the Heights.

Miami Previews

ACC 2012 Countdown To Kickoff (
No team in the ACC lost more in terms of graduated players and early entries into the NFL than Miami, and the Hurricanes may also face the toughest nonconference schedule in the league with road games at Notre Dame (in Chicago) and Kansas State, as well as home tests with South Florida and Bethune-Cookman. Still, look for the Hurricanes to be more than competitive in Year Two of the Al Golden Era.

Miami Hurricanes Positional Previews: 2012 QB Breakdown (The 7th Floor)
As UM football continues to slog towards Chestnut Hill, we here at the 7th Floor will breakdown each position group on the team. Today we look at the quarterbacks, where the bar has been set so low, if you merely don't make us cringe when the ball leaves the TV screen, you're doing something right.