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Boston College Daily Links: The Ultimate ACC Road Trip Makes A Stop in Chestnut Hill

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Daily Links for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's ACC blog is counting down to football season with an "Ultimate ACC Road Trip" feature - looking at each week's schedule and picking game(s) to attend. For week 2, the Friday night tilt between BC and Pitt sends their trip through Chestnut Hill:

ACC football's Ultimate Road Trip for 2014: Week 2 (ESPN ACC Blog)

BC and Pitt have not played since they were both in the Big East back in 2004, so there is some history between the two schools. Plus, I want to see whether Pitt is going to live up to the early prediction that it will be a sleeper team in the ACC. I also want to see how Steve Addazio does in Year 2, with a vastly different looking offense than he had on his bowl team a year ago. To me, this qualifies as a must-see game because it does have ACC implications so early in the season.

RENTON, Wash.: Athleticism stands out in Seattle's Pierre-Lewis | FresnoBee

"I just have to represent my family well, as well as Boston College," Pierre-Louis said during Seattle's rookie minicamp last weekend. "I was fortunate enough to get my degree there in marketing, and I just like to represent myself well, represent the people that support me as well as represent any organization that would pick me up."

I love seeing the reference to making BC proud and representing BC well. Thinking of yourself as an Eagle through and through, even after you leave the Heights, seems to be a real hallmark of BC's hockey alums in the pros, and I'm sure that with the culture Steve Addazio is building here, players are developing that kind of pride in their program.

Jason Hanson gives thumbs up to Lions' kicking heir apparent Nate Freese (The Detroit News)

"They didn't draft this kid necessarily thinking, ‘Wow, we really have to shape him,' " Hanson said. "It may just be more about giving him little bits of advice about the NFL, but as far as kicking, he was drafted because he's good."

ODU report | Batten lands at Boston College | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Guard Dimitri Batten, Old Dominion's second-leading scorer last season, has found a new home at Boston College. Batten confirmed via text message Tuesday that he will play for the Eagles as a graduate student next season. He played three seasons at ODU and will be eligible immediately at B.C. per an NCAA rule that allows players who graduate with eligibility remaining to transfer and play right away.

Boston College 2013-14 Year in Review, Part II: Men's Basketball - Soaring to Glory

Heading into the 2013-14 Boston College Eagles men's basketball season, we knew things could go one of two ways.

Avert thine eyes.

Rix, Stanwick Earn IWLCA All-American Honors (BCEagles.com)

Boston College juniors Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick have earned IWLCA First and Second Team All-American Honors, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.

Former Boston College Star Lighting it Up For Team USA in the Hockey World Championship - BostInno

What's he up to now that the Flames season is over? Crushing it for Team USA, during their pursuit of glory at the hockey World Championships, currently happening in Belarus. It might be the most underrated sporting event currently happening anywhere in the world, and goals like the one Gaudreau netted against Germany in the USA's final preliminary round game show why:

Team USA to Face Czech Republic in Quarterfinals | Men's Worlds - USA Hockey

The U.S. finished second in its group to secure a playoff spot and will take on the Czechs Thursday (May 22) at 9 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on a 30-minute delay with coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. NBC Sports will provide a live stream of the game via NBC Sports Live Extra, beginning at 9 a.m. ET.