It was a good weekend, Eagles. (How good was it?!!!) Even the basketball team won. Unfortunately, we need to lead off with sad news in today's daily links.
Former Boston College Linebacker Frank Chamberlin lost his battle with cancer Sunday morning. Chamberlin played fullback and eventually linebacker at BC in the 1990s. He was later drafted by Tennessee Titans and played five years in the NFL.
RIP. As ATL pointed out, the Chamberlin family had a donation page set up here to help with the cost of his treatments and presumably a memorial fund of some kind will be established.
It was not a very good weekend for the women's teams at BC, outside of women's soccer's win on Friday; field hockey's run ended with a 2-1 loss at UConn. Congrats to the ladies on a good season.
The volleyball team showed some promise this weekend, getting their first ACC win on Friday against Maryland, and battling Pitt hard on Sunday, BC's Senior Day. Unfortunately, BC couldn't hold on to a 2 sets to 1 lead and lost 3-2.
Might as well put all the defeat stories together, get them out of the way.
Boston College senior Andre Williams has earned Walter Camp Football Foundation National Player of the Week honors, according to an announcement made by the organization on Sunday.
Andre Williams has left his name in the ACC record book. The Boston College tailback ran for an ACC-record 339 yards in Saturday's rout of N.C. State and now has a conference-record 1,810 yards for the season. The Eagles (6-4, 3-3) largely because first-year coach Steve Addazio opted to play to what few strengths he inherited rather than force a system on his new players. Boston College's greatest strength: The senior who carried the ball 42 times on Saturday.
Boston College running back Andre Williams. He seemingly has reserved a spot in this post every week, as the senior powered the Eagles to a sixth win, tripling last year's total. They gained bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010 with a 38-21 Senior Day win over NC State. Williams rushed for 339 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries, breaking the ACC's single-game and single-season rushing record (he has 1,810 rushing yards on the season). Williams now has four 200-yard rushing games on the year, and he has amassed 634 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his last two games.
Don't you get all power trippy on us, band. If Jerry York loves the sieve chant, YOU love the sieve chant. Full disclosure:: I know this fan-poster pretty well.
The streak is over. The UND women's hockey team ended Minnesota's NCAA-record 62-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 victory in front of a packed Ridder Arena.
Huge news out of Minneapolis. Congrats to the North Dakota women - and to Minnesota for an amazing streak.