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Boston College Daily Links: More On How The BC-Villanova Game Came Together

Daily links for Wednesday, February 27.

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

Boston College: How a Pittsburgh game turned into a classic Catholic rivalry (VU Hoops)
"I think its a great game," Nicastro explained. "When we talked the about the types of schools that we would like to play as a replacement game, they certainly were at the top of the list, and uh, the fact that we haven't played them in a lot of sports over time, and that we haven't been sending teams to Boston since they left the [Big East] conference, I think it's been something that hasn't been good for Villanova.

ACC Football 2013 Schedule Analysis (
Boston College has one of the most bizarre road trips in all of college football next season. The Eagles travel to New Mexico State on Nov. 9. Really? Shouldn’t Boston College play the Aggies in Chestnut Hill? This is the first meeting between these two schools.

Rome wasn’t built in a day (The Gavel)
Addazio flashed his humorous side more than once, which was a pleasant change from the unemotional Spaz, whom Addazio mocked when he promised, "I will not be standing on the sidelines," while assuming the infamous "Spaziani sulk."

ACC Power Rankings: Week of 2/25 (Streaking The Lawn)
BC is another team that has looked dangerous at their own arena. The Eagles have won 3 of 4 at home, only dropping a one point game to Duke (to add to their one point loss to Miami earlier this season).

ACC Freshman Watch, Feb. 26 (ACC Sports Journal)
When Olivier Hanlan is on his game, he can take it over. And in the last few weeks, he’s been on far more often than off. However, he has had a couple of duds in his last four outings. In Boston College’s slim 66-63 win against Wake Forest on Feb. 13, he shot three for eight and scored just nine points. In his most recent game against Duke, Hanlan shot five for 13 and had four turnovers while Sulaimon went off for 27 points on the other side. Those are minor nitpicks — Hanlan is still the ACC’s leading scorer among freshman, and he had a strong 26-point game against Maryland. But I have to be a bit nitpicky to separate the top three this week.

Carpenter Named Athletic Republic Player of the Month (
Sophomore forward Alex Carpenter earned Athletic Republic Player of the Month accolades for her performance in the month of February as announced by the Hockey East on Tuesday. Carpenter’s second monthly recognition comes after taking home the same honors in January.

Carpenter and Skarupa Invited to U.S. National Training Camp (
Current women's hockey team members Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa are invited to the 2013 U.S. Women's National Team training camp to be held in Lake Placid, N.Y., in an announcement made by USA Hockey on Monday. The 28-player camp from March 25-31 will decide the final roster for the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship set to take place from April 2-9 in Ottawa, Ontario.