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Boston College Daily Links: Penn State Aggressively Pursuing Game In Ireland

Make this happen, Brad.

Barry Cronin

PSU aggressively pursuing game in Ireland (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Boston College vs. Penn State in Ireland. Make this happen.

ACC spring preview includes questions for Clemson, Florida State (
New coach Addazio provides a much-needed spark of energy after coming over from Temple, but he faces a tough task reinventing the program. Quarterback Chase Rettig, who will enter his fourth season as the starter, will have to adjust to a more spread-style approach, and new defensive coordinator Don Brown will have to generate more production from the Eagles' defensive line. Boston College recorded a paltry six sacks all of last year, the fewest in the FBS.

Breaking Down 2013 Football Match Ups (Gobbler Country)
Another quirk in the scheduling has the Hokies make a return trip to take on the Eagles. The Eagles have a new set of coaches, but I get the feeling that they may make some noise this fall. If so, the Hokies cannot afford to slip in Chestnut Hill. Boston College did not go bowling a year ago.

Rahon right on for BC (Boston Herald)
“(Rahon) is one of those kids where nothing rattles him,” Eagles coach Steve Donahue said. “So you sense even on that last play you want him to be the guy initially coming off the pick and roll.”

Breakdown: How Trapping Ryan Anderson Stalls The BC Offense (Heights Sports Blog)
If BC can figure out this spacing better and Anderson can be stronger with his passes, then the traps can actually create more points than they are taking away. On this last play, Rahon actually stopped the ball movement and called for Anderson to take the ball in the post, knowing full well that the trap was coming. The Eagles played into UVA’s strategy and then made the most of it.

Hockey East playoff race comes down to final weekend (Western College Hockey Blog)
Boston College and Providence split their weekend series with each team winning on the other's home ice. That left the pair tied for third with 30 points. BC will have an easier weekend on paper with a pair of games at Vermont, but the Eagles have been hit hard with the injury bug. The young BC defense might not be able to hold up in the post-season. BC needs just two points this weekend to clinch home ice.

Quinnipiac gets 36 first-place votes in D-I men’s poll, still sits atop rankings (
Boston College falls two spots to No. 6 after splitting with Providence, while at No. 7, Massachusetts-Lowell is up five spots and took the other two first-place votes after sweeping Merrimack.

Skarupa Earns Rookie of the Week Honors (
Skarupa scored the game-winning goal in Boston College’s dramatic 2-1 overtime win over Maine in the Hockey East Quarterfinals on Friday. The goal marked the 50th point of the season for Skarupa, who put a career high 16 shots on goal against Black Bears goaltender Brittany Ott on Friday.

Newton’s Andrew Chin back on the mound at BC after a two-year wait (
“I had been disappointed not pitching last year,” he said, “but I wasn't ready and I had to deal with it. Time was the healer for me. I did my rehab and got bigger and stronger. You're never quite the same after that surgery, but it doesn't mean you can't be better than before.”

Foxborough’s Nate Bayuk a respected leader for Boston College baseball program (
“He gives us a steadying veteran presence, he’s dealt with adversity, and his poise out of the bullpen is just awesome,’’ said the BC coach, who watched Bayuk record a 1-2-3 inning that afternoon at JetBlue Park. “He just attacks both sides of the plate.’’