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Boston College Daily Links: Men's Soccer Rallies for 2-2 Draw

Happy Tuesday, BC. Three days away from #TheRivalry!

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On the heels of Friday night's dramatic overtime win at BU in their season opener, the Boston College men's soccer team scored two goals in the second half to erase a 2-0 deficit and tie Quinnipiac 2-2 in their home opener on Monday afternoon.

Junior transfer Cole DeNormandie scored both goals for BC, who found themselves in a 2-0 hole less than twenty minutes into the game. The Eagles take their 1-0-1 record into Saturday night's showdown against Wake Forest (#THERIVALRY), which opens up BC's ACC slate.

Villanova football team uses fake punt to score on Boston College (MSN Now)
In case you really needed to see it again. "The Villanova football team started out the season with this epic fake punt against Boston College. It's so good, the ESPN camera crew doesn't even know what's going on."

A script revision for Flutie, No. 5 Natick (ESPN Boston)
BC commit Troy Flutie and his Natick High team are profiled as the Massachusetts High School season approaches.

And then, of course, there's the X-factor to the Natick offense: Flutie's feet. Adept at making throws on the run, Troy, like his uncle before him, almost seems more at ease when play breaks down around him.

Effective debut for Boston College (Boston Herald)

Boston College displayed a balanced, potent offense in Saturday's season-opening 24-14 victory against Villanova.

BC ran 70 plays and rolled up 413 yards of offense with 19 first downs and a crisp 8-of-18 third-down conversion rate. The Eagles' attack was efficient, primarily in the third quarter, when they put together touchdown drives of 85 and 60 yards behind a revitalized offensive line led by tackles Ian White and Matt Patchan.

"We know what we have ahead of us. No one here is delusional," BC first-year head coach Steve Addazio said. "But we are going to take this start, and that's really important."

I'm not sure I'd use the terms "balanced" or "potent" to describe Saturday's attack. Efficient, yes. Solid, yes. But I don't know about potent. And I thought we could have been a little more balanced, in the form of taking the reins off of Chase Rettig a bit. But as it is, BC's numbers were pretty good on Saturday.

Kelly: Michigan not one of ND's 'historic' rivals (Boston Herald)
I mean, you don't have to be a jerk about it.

Stephen Gionta 2013-14 Preview (Pucks and Pitchforks)

I think we can expect Gionta to start in the AHL this season. The Devils would be looking at having two RW'ers on the bench as healthy scratches. With Jaromir Jagr, Michael Ryder, Dainius Zubrus likely moving over to RW, and Steve Bernier, the Devils have their 4 lines pretty much set and Krystofer Barch will already be a healthy scratch as it is.

Speaking of BC hockey alumni on the Devils...

First look: Goalie Cory Schneider’s new New Jersey Devils mask (

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider's new mask