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Boston College Daily Links: Ben Smith, "Former Boston College Standout," Gets The Call Up

Any former Terriers hit the ice last night?


Blackhawks call on Ben Smith (Boston Herald)
“Benny gives us energy. He’s one of those players that offensively, defensively, he’s responsible. He’s been practicing hard and you lose a guy like (Hossa) and you’re looking to fill a little bit of skill for us as well.”

Smith has a 'blast' in his first Cup finals (ESPN Chicago)
“Obviously, you always want to be better,” said Smith, who had one shot on goal, one giveaway and two blocked shots. “You want to make a bigger impact. But I was just having a blast out there. It was intense. The building, it was a great atmosphere. It was a lot of fun for me. I wish it was a win for us.”

Hawks’ Smith goes from lunch with mom to playing for Hossa (ProHockeyTalk)
“Being in Boston it was nice. I was actually with my mom this afternoon for a bit [for lunch],” Smith said. “It’s nice being close to home, but it’s a business trip here and we’re trying to win some games.”

Sizing up the ACC: Boyd leads mix of youth, experience at QB (
4) Boston College – Chase Rettig. Outlook: Rettig is on a fourth playcaller in four seasons, but should get a little more help in the running game this season, while improving in efficiency passing. He has as much continuity as any in the receiver corps, BC bringing back 91.7 percent of its receiving yards – including All-ACC receiver Alex Amidon.

Women's Soccer Alumni Enjoying Success (
It was a great weekend for the Boston College women's soccer program. On Saturday, former Eagles midfielder Kristen Mewis started for the US Women's National team in front of her home crown at Gillette Stadium.

Rowing's Burr Continues to Showcase European Tour (
The Boston College rowing team is on an overseas tour, competing in international races in Switzerland and England. Junior Ellen Burr gives a first-hand account of the second half of the Eagles' trip in Switzerland.

PHOTO: It's Bruce Pearl with a huge Afro (
Stupendous 1970s follicle fashion statement here by the young Pearl, seen while attending Boston College. The photo comes via Reddit, and we thank them for adding to the Internet's valuable Inventory of Necessary Photos.

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