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Boston College Daily Links: Billett In Net Tonight vs. Wisconsin

Happy Friday! Happy hockey gameday!

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Previewing the Wisconsin Badgers/ Goalie Update (The Boston College Hockey Blog)

Keys for BC-
1. No stupid penalties.
2. No stupid penalties.
3. Get it going early and often. Also, no stupid penalties.

Well said. But the biggest news in this preview is word that Brian Billett will get the start tonight against the Badgers, looking for his first win of the season.

MEN'S HOCKEY: Rivalry Rekindled (The Heights)

Not a single Eagle who wears the jersey today has ever faced Wisconsin, but on Friday night, that will change as the Badgers make their way to BC.

Welp, I'm old.

Badgers men's hockey: Big opportunity awaits UW in Boston this weekend (

NCAA tournament selection criteria now gives more weight to wins on the road and losses at home, a change endorsed by a majority of the 59 Division I coaches. In addition, there is a bonus in the formula for wins on the road against teams in the top 20 of the power rankings.

Both alterations are front and center for the second-ranked Badgers, who play No. 7 Boston College tonight at Kelley Rink and No. 15 Boston University Saturday night at Agganis Arena as part of the inaugural Big Ten Conference/Hockey East Association Challenge.

BC Hockey Players to Watch (Conte Confidential)

If the Eagles are to continue the trend of championship success in even-numbered years, the team must get significant contributions from each class on the roster. Conte Confidential gives you two key players from each class to keep an eye on this season.

Prospect Watch: Ian McCoshen Off To Strong Start With Boston College (Litter Box Cats)

The final result might not have been what he wanted, but Florida Panthers draftee Ian McCoshen had to be pretty happy to notch his first NCAA goal is his first collegiate game, a 3-1 loss to Michigan in Ann Arbor, on October 10th.

Freshmen jump right into the spotlight for Big Ten teams (

Besse, a freshman who should make a huge impact on this year's experience-loaded Wisconsin squad, broke a 1-1 tie on Saturday with a little more than four minutes remaining in the game. Nic Kerdiles also scored on Saturday.

Notebook: Cavanaugh leads UConn into new era (The UConn Daily Campus)

Next year, the UConn men's hockey program will become the 12th member of the Hockey East Association. Leading the Huskies into this new era as a member of the nation's most prestigious hockey conference is Mike Cavanaugh, who spent the last 18 years as an assistant at Boston College, one of Hockey East's elite programs, with arguably the greatest coach in college hockey history.

Providence determined to not let nonconference woes stand in its way this season (

Providence made huge strides last year but fell just a little short. The Friars came within one game of winning the Hockey East regular season. They came within a period of advancing to the Hockey East tournament championship game.

Their subpar performance in nonconference games proved fatal in their quest of a first NCAA tournament berth since 2001. Despite posting a 13-8-6 Hockey East record, they managed only a 4-6-1 mark outside of the league.

Tweet from @BC_WSOC

Game Film Review: Boston College @ Clemson (Shakin The Southland)
This is really good stuff.

Boston College Football Half-Way Report: Remaining Schedule (Soaring to Glory)

Six down, six to go (or seven, for the optimistic folk) for the Boston College Eagles during their 2013 football season. In the preseason, we ranked all twelve games in order of difficulty. Without a doubt, some of those guesses were reasonable while others appear to be less so, knowing now if certain teams unexpectedly turned out to be good or bad.