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Andy Gallik takes center stage for Boston College (
"I can’t explain it except to say with us, it’s kind of a Midwest thing," Gallik said. "I come from a place where we just have a lot of big linemen that stand out. With BC it was the whole O-Line U thing. We all knew all about that. That was certainly one of the things that attracted me to BC."

Eagles to tackle young Miami QB (
"They move the ball and score very well. I’m sure with a whole season of the system under his belt and the offseason and preseason, we are expecting an accomplished quarterback. He hasn’t been in a lot of plays, but he has been in games and been around. I’m sure he’s going to be well schooled."

Video: Miami at Boston College preview (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich talks about the importance of the Week 1 matchup for both programs.

Boston College Football 2012 Preview: Eagles Already Facing Uphill Battle (SB Nation Boston)
The early-season schedule is more favorable for the Eagles with opponents such as Maine (Week 2) and Army (Week 5). The toughest games of the year will, unsurprisingly, be against ACC rivals Clemson (Week 4), Florida State (Week 6) and Virginia Tech (Week 11). BC will also do battle with its bitter rival, Notre Dame, at Alumni Stadium in Week 10. All things considered, it could be a rough season for the Eagles if the bounces don't go their way. PROJECTED RECORD: (7-5, 4-4 ACC).

ACC Preseason Football Power Rankings (ACC Sports Journal)
11. Boston College. Eight starters are back on offense, but that’s from a unit that ranked last in the ACC in scoring (18 points a game) and yards (298 a game). In order to get back to a bowl game – the Eagles went to 12 straight bowls from 1999-2010 – quarterback Chase Rettig must make major improvement and the defense must find a way to make up for the loss of all-everything linebacker Luke Kuechly.

ACC Power Rankings: Florida State begins on top (
10. Boston College (10) vs. Miami, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2) -- The Eagles beat Miami 24-17 to end the season in 2011.

ACC power rankings: Week 1 (ESPN ACC Blog)
11. Boston College: The Eagles couldn’t seem to get a break this offseason, as injuries piled up and athletic director Gene DeFilippo announced his retirement. Coach Frank Spaziani enters this season with the hottest seat in the ACC. It’s only Week 1, but the game against Miami is a must-win for the Eagles.

Lots to be learned in ACC's Week 1 (ESPN ACC Blog)
We should learn more about Boston College’s ability to overcome an injury-laden summer, and if coach Frank Spaziani can keep the pressure at bay with a win in the opener. Watching Miami play will be like Meet the Team Day for many ACC fans, as the Canes had to replace 12 starters from last year’s six-win team. This game will tell us how well the Miami staff prepared the rookies for an ACC road test, and if the Canes or BC might be better this season than many expect.

2012 ACC preseason predictions (ESPN ACC Blog)
Boston College will struggle. I am having a hard time finding much to get excited about when it comes to this team. Coach Frank Spaziani finds himself on the hot seat, so he has to get back to a bowl game. I just don't see it. The best defensive player in the entire country is gone in Luke Kuechly. Not even he could save this team last year. Injuries to some of its best players are mounting, and the nonconference schedule is not easy with games at Northwestern, Army and home to Notre Dame. I worry about BC this year.


No. 14 Men's Soccer Falls To Boston Univ., 1-0 (
BC (1-1-0), which had won five straight and 11 of the last 12 against the Terriers, had numerous chances to score the equalizer, including a point blank attempt from sophomore Diego Medina-Mendez in the 59th minute just moments after McCaffrey scored the go-ahead goal, yet did not to convert.

No. 10 Women's Soccer Earns A 3-1 Win Over No. 19 BU (
Boston College sophomore Stephanie McCaffrey scored two goals to lead No. 10 Boston College past No. 19 Boston University, 3-1, on Sunday night at Nickerson Field.