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Boston College Daily Links: Pearl of Wisdom?

Daily Links for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Streeter Lecka

There was a good amount of anticipation going into this year's basketball season after the Eagles showed some improvement late last year. But with the Eagles' 0-2 start, the natives are already restless. Commenter DCReilly chimes in with a fanpost about the topic that never seems to be far from the minds of those discussing basketball at BC:

A Pearl of Wisdom?! - BC Interruption

In approximately 284 days, former UT coach, and BC alum, Bruce Pearl will be eligible to return to the sidelines after serving a 3 year show cause penalty handed down by the NCAA after he lied to investigators about recruiting violations (hosting several potential recruits at a backyard BBQ at his home). While he was not interested in coming home to coach the Eagles the last time DeFilippo spun the coaching carousel with the firing of Al Skinner, circumstances have quite obviously changed.

I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but... I can't see this happening. I just don't see BC going there with Pearl's history. And I don't know whether I like that or not.

WBB: Hofstra Falls To Boston College - - The Official Website of Hofstra Pride Athletics

Hofstra senior Annie Payton scored a career-high 21 points but five Eagles scored in double-figures as Boston College defeated the Pride, 80-63 in a non-conference game at the Mack Sports Complex Tuesday night.

Well, one of Boston College's basketball teams has a win now. So that's progress.

Boston College notebook: Andre Williams wants senior moment (Boston Herald)

"I don't think there was anything more important in the last couple of games we've played than the seniors being able to come together and realize what is at stake and playing their best football in the moment under pressure," said Williams. "I love those guys; we all came in together and we've really been through a struggle. But we are playing great football right now as a team and this feels great."

Eagles to go for sixth victory vs. N.C. State (Boston Herald)

"Our goal is right there and I'm so excited but everyone has to be ready to play. It's big and it's what we needed with three more games left in the season. It's big to be over .500 and everything is in front of us. We are the type of team that has to keep scraping and keep fighting to get it."

ACC Power Rankings: Week 11 (ESPN ACC Blog)

8. Boston College (5-4, 2-3; LW: No. 6): The Eagles had a harder time than some expected on the road against New Mexico State, but they found a way to win the fourth quarter thanks to the incredible Andre Williams. The senior back scored the game-winning 80-yard touchdown and added another for good measure to finish with a single-game school record 295 yards rushing. It was Boston College's first road win this season and continued an exceptional turnaround under first-year coach Steve Addazio.

Williams continues to carry BC (ESPN Boston)

Before the long plane ride to El Paso, Texas, and the bus ride from El Paso to Las Cruces, N.M., before the fans filled the stands and the officials flipped the coin, before the ball was kicked to start a wild, back-and-forth game, Andre Williams knew what the difference was going to be in Boston College's matchup with New Mexico State. It was him.

Minutemen Battle #7 Boston College Thursday & Friday - University of Massachusetts Official Athletic Site

UMass will play host to the Eagles on Nov. 14 and will travel to Conte Forum on Nov. 15.

This one's sneaking up on me. Between the Sunday hockey game, the Monday holiday, and the weird Thursday game, I feel like I blinked my eyes and suddenly there's a hockey game tomorrow. Should be an interesting series.

Eagles in the NHL (

Fifteen former Boston College hockey players are on current NHL rosters. This is how they did in the last week of action.

Gaudreau Tabbed Hockey East Player of the Week (

Nation's leading point scorer through Nov. 11 earns first Hockey East merit of the season and 12th of his career.

Probably the easiest decision Hockey East has ever had to make, other than "don't ever invite UConn." But they fouled that one up, so.

Volleyball's Katty Workman Hopes to Make the Most of Her Time at BC (

I have to say, Katty Workman has to be on the BC all-cool name team.