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Boston College Daily Links: Virginia Tech Game To Air On ABC/ESPN2

Daily links for Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

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Saturday's Virginia Tech Football Game to air on ABC/ESPN2 (
Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference match-up between Boston College and Virginia Tech at Alumni Stadium will be broadcast on ABC regionally and ESPN2 nationally.

BC falls to North Carolina, 34-10, in another road setback (
The Eagles seemed as listless in the second half against UNC as they did in their first road loss of the season, at Southern Cal Sept. 14. BC dropped to 0-3 on the road, extending its road misery to nine consecutive losses, dating to the start of last season.

A pass fail for Boston College QB Chase Rettig (Boston Herald)
Eagles aerial game woeful in blowout loss to UNC.

UNC Tar Heels step on Boston College Eagles (Boston Herald)
"We didn’t do well today, we lost," Eagles tailback Andre Williams said. "Our goals are still in front of us and we need to make it to a bowl game in these five opportunities we have in front of us. We need to figure out where we need to clean it up. We need to go back to fundamentals. We need to go back to the drawing board and get ready for this game. It’s a big one at home."

ACC Power Rankings: Week 9 (ESPN ACC Blog)
10. Boston College (3-4, 1-3, LW: 10). We both thought Boston College would go into Chapel Hill and win. Instead, the Eagles lost 34-10, unable to find any consistency on offense against one of the worst defenses in the ACC. The bye week did not seem to do them any favors.

A Love Letter to My Favorite Word: DUDE (Deadspin)

Dude. DUDE. Dude, I love the word "dude" so much. It's so versatile. It's so casual yet punchy. It can convey, "I really mean business here!" and "I am a fun type of person who doesn't take life too seriously" in the same syllable. WHILE SKATEBOARDING.

This may or may not have been written by Addazio.


Boston College rebuilding starting to show success (AP)
It’s time for Boston College to turn the corner. The Eagles finished with their second straight losing record last year in their third season under coach Steve Donahue. But the team of underclassman won four of its last five games and is hoping its experience will pay off this year. The playing time Donahue gave his freshmen and sophomores now has the Eagles as one of the most experienced teams in the ACC.


Hockey East Suspends Northeastern Forward Cody Ferriero (SB Nation College Hockey)
The reunion wasn't meant to be. Northeastern will be without the services of senior forward Cody Ferriero this weekend against Boston College.

It’s unanimous: D-I men’s poll shows Minnesota with all 50 first-place votes (
Minnesota becomes the first unanimous top-ranked team in the month of October since the first-ever poll came out on October 6, 13 and 20, 1997. Boston College falls three spots to no. 8. This week's opponent, Northeastern, comes in at no. 19.

Hockey East Power Rankings: Providence on top; Lowell bounces back (EEI)
Despite an ugly 6-1 loss at Minnesota on Sunday, I still think the Eagles are one of the top three teams in the league. They forced a 3-3 tie against the Gophers on Friday, and their dominant wins over Rensselaer and Wisconsin before that shouldn’t be forgotten. It will be interesting to see if Jerry York continues to rotate goalies, or if he rolls with freshman Thatcher Demko (who has a .924 save percentage in two games) after watching Brian Billett give up six goals on Sunday.

SBN Power Rankings (SB Nation College Hockey)
5. Boston College 2-2-1 (30). The Eagles can take solace in that the 6-1 loss to Minnesota was closer than the score indicated. Brian Billett gave up four first period goals on 10 shots, but it was the quality of the chances that made the difference. Boston College faces Northeastern next weekend in a home-and-home Hockey East showdown.

Olympic Sports

Women's Soccer Beats Maryland In OT, 1-0 (
Senior Zoe Lombard scored in the fifth minute of overtime to propel the Boston College women's soccer team past Maryland, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Ludwig Field. Sophomore Lauren Bernard was credited with the assist on the winning goal. BC held possession in the offensive end and earned a couple of corner kicks. Bernard sent a cross into the box on the second corner and Lombard drove it home to give the Eagles the win.

Women's Field Hockey Falls To Duke, 2-1, In OT (
The Boston College field hockey team lost in overtime to Duke, 2-1, Saturday afternoon in front of 454 fans at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex. Boston College is now 12-5 overall and 1-4 in the ACC, while Duke improved to 12-4 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

Coach Foley's Monday Morning Press Conference (
Boston College women's soccer coach Alison Foley spoke to the press on Monday morning after ending a four-game road trip with a 1-0 overtime win over Maryland on Sunday. The win pushed BC into the eight spot in the ACC, with one game left on the regular season. The top eight teams advance to the ACC tournament.

Field Hockey's Settipane Rises to the Occasion (
The sophomore goalie leads the ACC in saves.

Sailing Finds Success During Fall Season (
The sailing team placed eighth at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy Regatta this past weekend hosted by Brown University. The Eagles posted 213 points, while the Yale Bulldogs won the event with 103 points.

Volleyball Falls to Clemson in Straight Sets, 3-0 (
Volleyball Drops to Georgia Tech in Five (
The volleyball team drops to 0-10 in the ACC.