Joe Jones takes reins at BU (The Boston Globe)
There's so many things wrong with this statement, I don't know where to begin ... "After one year as an associate coach at Boston College, Joe Jones traded in his maroon and gold for scarlet and white yesterday, taking over the men’s basketball job across town at Boston University."
NCAA 2011 Draft review (Hockey's Future)
Although Hockey East had the top collegian selected, the conference also had a disappointing draft. Only eight conference players overall were selected, representing just four of the ten member schools. However, six of the eight Hockey East players selected were taken in the first four rounds. Even more surprising was the fact that powerhouses Boston College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire did not have a single current or future player selected. All three schools have typically done quite well at the NHL Draft.
Thunder: In search of a two-specialty guard (Berry Tramel's Blog)
But the scouting on Jackson shows a 6-foot-3 guard with quickness and a 7-foot wing span. The defensive possibilities abound, though don’t forget, Thabo is 6-6. Big difference. Jackson was a 42-percent 3-point shooter in his final season at Boston College, so that’s good. And he’s a slasher. If Jackson doesn’t develop into a quality NBA 3-point shooter, that doesn’t mean he will be ineffective in the league.
Brown the best ACC back (Charlotte Observer)
Brown's rushing record still stands, although Boston College's Montel Harris will begin 2011 with 3,600 yards through 37 games. That the record has stood this long continues to surprise Brown. "Oh, gosh, yes, I'm surprised by that," Brown, 54, said. "I sort of keep an eye on who's doing what, but I'm not jealous of that record at all. Somebody will go past me, and that's fine. That's the way it should be in sports.
Taking the temperature in the ACC (ESPN ACC Blog)
Frank Spaziani, Boston College: 1.5. My take: He and his staff are getting the depth and numbers closer to where they want to be, and the Eagles should be better this season thanks in part to the hiring of Kevin Rogers as OC.
ACC team position rankings: Defensive lines (ESPN ACC Blog)
11. Boston College: Starters Max Holloway and Kaleb Ramsey return, along with four other linemen (DTs Dillon Quinn and Conor O’Neal, and DEs Dan Williams and Kasim Edebali) who each started at least two games last fall.
Ranking the ACC's defensive ends (ESPN ACC Blog)
8. Max Holloway, Boston College: He finished second among BC’s defensive linemen with 36 tackles and lead with 24 solo stops. He lead BC with 14 tackles for a loss and was second on the team with four sacks. He also had a pair of pass breakups and forced fumbles.
Tuesday--June 28, 2011 (UMass Football Blog)
UMass news in honor of UMass week. "UMass is #21 in the FCS preseason polls consolidated rankings. The Minutemen are all over the place, with a high of #12 in Athlon and not receiving a single vote on the AGS poll."
The Big East Obituaries: Providence College (Voodoo Five)
Fun read from the guys over at V5. "Providence College was a charter member of the Big East Conference, and a fundamental reason for the league to exist in the first place. The history of the Big East is inexorably tied to the nation's only higher educational institution administered by the Dominican Order of Friars. The motto of the Dominicans is Vertias (truth) and Caritas (mercy). Which is why it is sad to observe that the Vertias is Providence isn't good at anything, and it is with Caritas that the Big East put it out of its bumbling misery today."
Mandate for Change: Randy Edsall takes on the Maryland rut (Dr. Saturday)
The good doctor on Edsall: "It's not Edsall's resumé or Edsall himself that bothers critics of his hiring so much as it is the fact that he looks so much like a younger version of the guy UMD just fired. When you consider that the initial favorite for the job was high-flying, pirate-loving Texas Tech refugee Mike Leach, that goes double."
NCAA keeps basketball's First Four in Dayton through 2013 (Campus Rivalry)
Chances are good the Eagles find themselves in Dayton one of these years ...