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Boston College Daily Links: Players, Coaches Have Fond Memories Of BC-UConn

Daily links for Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Andy Lyons


UConn men's basketball: Players, Coaches Have Fond Memories Of UConn-Boston College Rivalry (
For Malcolm Huckaby, the UConn-Boston College rivalry left unfinished business. "The one team we never beat in my four years at Boston College was UConn," said Huckaby, a Bristol native who played at BC from 1990-94. "Then we thought we were going to have one more chance to play them, for the chance to go to the Final Four. We had beaten Indiana, and we said, yeah, we're ready."

What's in a Rivalry? (The UConn Blog)
Would that which we call a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

Once spurned by Boston College, Napier will look to make them pay (NH Register)
Shabazz Napier, the Huskies’ do-everything point guard, grew up in Roxbury, Mass., and spent a lot of time playing up at Conte Forum in his youth with ex-BC players Steve Hailey and Tyrese Rice, whom he considers "brothers." Still, despite garnering plenty of attention in prep school and at Charleston High, Napier never really got a sniff from the Eagles until late in the recruiting game.

Al Skinner back in game at Bryant (Boston Herald)
“It’s nice to be back on the road because people remember some of the success that I had, some of the qualities that I had as a coach, and they were glad to see me back in the business,” said Skinner, who noted that, as a friend of O’Shea’s, his former assistant at both Rhode Island and BC, he sat in on Bryant practices once a week for the last three years. “They thought I brought something to the profession along with not only winning, but with the way my guys had grown and matured, and the success not only on the court but off the court. Guys graduated. It’s funny what people remember about your program.”

Women's Basketball Hosts FIU On Thursday Night (
The Boston College women's basketball team will host FIU on Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate.


Boston College RB Andre Williams presents massive challenge to Terps defense (Washington Post)
"There’s no secret to what we’ve got to do this coming week against Boston College," Coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday at the very start of his weekly news conference. "And that’s stop the run, stop Andre Williams, who’s just an outstanding player. He’s got very good speed, very powerful, explosive."

Maryland seeks to enhance its bowl stature vs BC (Boston Herald)
"That was the healthiest he's been since the Florida State game," Edsall said. "He had more confidence in his own ability, to be able to run and do the things he's capable of doing. During that (previous) stretch of games, he felt like he couldn't have that burst and couldn't have the explosion that he normally has. He had that feeling back in his body and his legs."

Hockey, Olympic Sports, Stuff

Hockey East officials supervisor takes blame for replay snafu (
Still waiting on someone to take blame for the bad call. May be waiting for some time.

No. 5 WIH Takes on UConn (
The No. 7 women's hockey team (9-3-1, 5-1-0 WHEA) will face off against the Connecticut Huskies in a home-and-home series this weekend. The Eagles will host on Saturday before heading to Storrs, Conn. on Sunday. Puck drop for both games is at 2 p.m.

Eagles in the NHL (
Sixteen former Boston College men's hockey players are active on NHL rosters. See how they did in last week's action.

Muma, Norris to Play in Senior Game (
Seniors Virgynia Muma and Paige Norris will represent the Boston College field hockey team at the 2013 Front Rush/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Senior Game on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Virginia Beach, Va., at 2:15 p.m. Muma was added to the roster as an alternate earlier in the week, while Norris was chosen on Oct. 31.

Women's Soccer Travels To Nebraska (
Boston College (11-9-1) will travel to Nebraska t to play at No. 2 Huskers (19-3-1) on Friday, Nov. at 3 p.m. (ET). The Eagles are coming off a 2-0 victory over cross-town rival Northeastern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15. BC was led by two sophomores as McKenzie Meehan notched her 18th goal of the season and Lauren Bernard scored her second. Meehan's goal was also her ACC leading eighth game-winning goal. Alex Johnson earned her first career NCAA victory.

Baseball to Hold Prospect Holiday Clinic (
The Boston College baseball team will hold a prospect clinic Dec. 27-30 in the Bubble on the Boston College Campus for players 13 years and older. The sessions will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be taught by the BC coaching staff, as well as other New England college coaches.

The Newest Lax Eags in the Nest (Boston College Men's Lacrosse)
After a grueling Fall Ball that consisted of watching the sunrise for 6:30am Wednesday practices week after week as well as the Welles Crowther Run the Coaches have finally announced the newest class of rookies. They are Eagles, a good looking bunch and hell of lacrosse players