Michael Vega and Steve Conroy look at Boston College’s prime time matchup against unbeaten Virginia Tech tonight on ESPN. John Johnson has a scouting report of tonight’s game. You can get more stories and BC talk at EaglesAction.com. Former Herald writer Mike Shalin has some articles on that site. Vega’s notebook looks at BC’s road success over the last couple of season.

Mike Fine says that the Red Sox need to step up and reward Theo Epstein.

David Pevear says that the Patriots bye week wasn’t all rest and relaxation. Glen Farley looks at Tedy Bruschi as the Patriots linebacker tries to get back into his old routine. Steve Solloway and Tom King have more on Bruschi. Eric McHugh looks at “Old Man” Corey Dillon. Mike Lowe says that Chad Brown is a winner no matter what his role with the Patriots is.

Kirk Minihane checks in with his weekly Fantasy Football column.

Rob Bradford says that the Green Team will certainly be that this season. Jim Fenton writes that these Celtics will make a nice chemistry experience. Mike Fine observes that the Celtics veterans are starting to build some faith in their younger teammates.