Directors' Cup Standings and UVA's, ACC's Point Efficiency (Streaking The Lawn)
That pattern held for most of the other ACC teams as well. Only Boston College can claim fall as its best season (and that has more to do with a lousy winter and spring than a kick-ass fall). NC State was best in the cold months. Everyone else scored the most points in the spring. Virginia, of course, had the best spring of all. Well, not of all. In addition to Stanford, Cal and Florida managed to squeeze past the Hoos (there we go, picking at that just-healed CWS wound).
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Atlantic Division, July 7 (ACC Sports Journal)
The Eagles added three commitments to their class of 2012, including tight end Dan Crimmins, wide receiver Harrison Jackson and defensive end Malachi Moore. All three are two-star prospects according to Rivals and unrated by Scout. BC now has eight commitments.
Arcidiacono commits to Rutgers (Philly.com)
Citing the program's family atmosphere, Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Brandon Arcidiacono orally committed to Rutgers in a press conference Wednesday at the Warminster school. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder, projected to be a center in college, chose the Scarlet Knights over West Virginia, Connecticut, Boston College and Villanova, among others. The Holland resident had 15 scholarship offers.
Charlie Davies Transfer Rumor: Brondby Interested In D.C. United Star Forward (Black And Red United)
The website Sporten DK is reporting that Danish club Brondby IF is in the market for attacking reenforcements, and Davies is one of the players they are targetting. Of course thats if your eyes can get past the "legendary tennis poster" image on the right sidebar. You may know Brondby as the current club of American defender Clarence Goodson.
Carolyn Swords Shares Her WNBA Experience (BCEagles.com)
Carolyn Swords `11 is enjoying her first summer away from Boston College. The Eagles former All-American is a backup center for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA. After being drafted 15th by Chicago, Swords flew out to the Windy City prior to graduation. She is currently averaging four minutes a game and learning the ways of the WNBA.
Predicting The All-ACC Team: Tight End (Tomahawk Nation)
But the third spot might be up for a bit of debate. Helfet is a decent player, but Chris Pantale of Boston College and Colter Phillips of Virginia are also good players. I'll actually choose Pantale to end up as the third tight end when all is said and done, because BC will use the tight end more this season.
Top 50 College Players Who Failed To Make A Splash In The NFL (ESPN)
I suppose the fact that no Boston College player makes this slideshow is a good thing. It seems like half of this list played at either Notre Dame or Florida State, obv. My personal favorite coming in at no. 19 ... Andre Ware.
Opponents / ACC
2011 ACC Blogger Football Preview: Coastal No. 3…Miami (ACC Blogger)
A manageable home schedule – Georgia Tech, Virginia, Duke and BC come to Miami this season. If they can hold court at home, Miami should find themselves in the middle of the pack.
2011 ACC Blogger Football Preview, Pt. 2 – Miami Hurricanes (ACC Blogger)
The Hurricanes have a very tough schedule this season with away games at Virginia Tech, Florida State, and much improved Maryland. As a big advocate of home-field advantage, I have the ‘Canes losing all three games. However, as we saw his sophomore year, Jacory Harris can take over a game. Couple that with a stifling defense, and you got yourself a dangerous team in Miami. I have Miami at 5-3 in the ACC, but that 5-3 could easily become 8-0.
Florida State football: Football coach Jimbo Fisher has engines roaring at Florida State (OrlandoSentinel.com)
As for Miami, the 'Canes took their eye of the ball years ago. They have been trying for too long to live off their past dominance. Sadly, over the last decade, the 'U' has stood for Uncommitted. The 'Canes simply haven't invested in their program, hiring not the best coaches available but the cheapest coaches available.
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State could win BCS title in Year 2; Mailbag (Stewart Mandel, SI.com)
The 'Noles have also been living in the past for more than a decade, consistently failing to deliver on all those "Florida State is back" predictions. And I'll admit I cringed when I saw FSU again showing up in the top five of some preseason polls. That said, there are several reasons to believe Fisher is in fact capable of pulling off the latest second-year title.
Four schools cleared for active DI status (NCAA.org)
UMass' move to Division I-A all but official. "Cabinet members also accepted applications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the University of South Alabama; and Texas State University-San Marcos to begin a two-year reclassification from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision."
Finally, EagleMarketing gives us a look at the newly renovated Smith Family Strength and Conditioning Center inside Yawkey.