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Eagles make strides in final preseason scrimmage

Myles Willis (left) had three touchdowns in BC’s scrimmage Wednesday.

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Coach Steve Addazio liked a lot of what he saw, particularly on offense, with the opener approaching.

College football

// Cornerback Kelton Brackett finds new life at UMass

After transferring when UAB dropped football, Brackett will be UMass’s starter when it opens its season.

// AD puts an end to Virginia’s plan to fine players

Virginia’s football coaches were planning to dock players some of their cost-of-attendance money for infractions.

Sherman Alston (6) made some big contributions as a freshman last year, despite his slight stature.

Sherman Alston’s role expected to grow at Boston College

The Eagles hope to use the diminutive Alston as an every-down player, with more targets in the passing game.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is expected to lead his team back to the College Football Playoffs.

Ohio State is first unanimous No. 1 in AP preseason poll

The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday.

With the Eagles’ Sept. 5 opener against Maine looming, BC coach Steve Addazio isn’t pleased with the play of the offense.

BC football notebook

BC football continues to be a work in progress

Coach Steve Addazio decided his team needs a third scrimmage after an uneven showing by the offense.

// David Dudeck a workhorse for Boston College receiving corps

He brings an unrelenting approach to practice, taking extra reps after most of the team has left the field.

Eagles can depend on lineman Connor Wujciak

For the last three seasons, Wujciak has been a mainstay on BC’s front seven, a group that has now added depth and talent.

Freshman Ben Glines catches BC’s attention

The newcomer made a strong impression in the Eagles’ first scrimmage, snagging six passes.

// Darius Wade confident he’s ready to lead at BC

The sophomore quarterback from Delaware has big shoes to fill in succeeding Tyler Murphy at the position.

Labor board denies union try for college athletes

The panel rejected a petition by Northwestern football players, who had voted to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union last year.