Boston College Daily Links: Mark Herzlich's Celebrity Golf Tournament

Former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich brings stars out for charity tournament for Ewing's sarcoma (ESPN)
Asked Wednesday before the start of his second annual celebrity golf tournament whether he is a big golfer, former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich let loose a hearty laugh. "I am a big golfer, about 6-4, 250," he said, "but I'm not a good golfer. I'm not very good, but I don't really care. I have fun with it."

BC’s Joe Trapani closes in on deal with Italian team (The BC Blog)
Forward Joe Trapani, who averaged 14.8 points and 7.0 rebounds as a senior at Boston College this past season, traveled to Italy this week to sign with the Italian Serie A club Fastweb Casale Monferrato. Trapani tweeted Monday: Leaving for Italy tomorrow night to finish this deal.

Atlantic Division Recruiting Snapshot (ACC Sports Journal)
I know some BC fans had been getting panicky earlier this summer when the Eagles had little to show for its 2012 recruiting class. But a quick look at the chart shows that BC is now chugging along at roughly the same pace as the previous two seasons. And that’s a slight upgrade from July 2009 - Spaziani’s first full class as BC’s head coach. Although it’s worth noting that one of the two three-star recruits BC had landed at this time in its 2010 class was Kevin Pierre-Louis, who started all 13 games at linebacker last season for the Eagles.

2011 Season Preview: Spaziani follows successful model, bumps up BC's recruiting (OrangeandWhite.com)
"I’ve been here 15 years,’’ said Spaziani, "and we almost never had anyone commit late. They come on their visits and they say, ‘Yeah, that will work for me,’ or they say, ‘It was nice, but I think I will look somewhere else.’"

ACC is on the rise (ESPN ACC Blog)
"College football fans should expect some bumps along the way for the ACC this season. Clemson had an offensive overhaul, Virginia Tech has more questions than many probably are willing to concede, Miami and Maryland both have new head coaches, and every team in the conference has a legitimately tough schedule." Heather must have missed the part where N.C. State faces Liberty, South Alabama, a directional Michigan and Cincinnati.

Ivy League: Best Training Ground For College Hoop Coaches (Dime Magazine)
Lynch tabbed former Columbia head coach Joe Jones for the job, making him the seventh coach since 2000 to be hired by an outside program after starting his head coaching career in the Ivy League. The list consists of Georgetown’s John Thompson III, Boston College’s Steve Donahue, Temple’s Fran Dunphy, Oregon State’s Craig Robinson, and Northwestern’s Bill Carmody.

Ed Cooley returns home to Providence (ESPN)
No matter where he coached -- from Central High to Stonehill College to Boston College as an assistant and Fairfield as head coach -- this is where he came when he returned home. This was home.

Predicting The All-ACC Team: Offensive Line (Tomahawk Nation)
Will N.C. State's increased focus on the run land Cam Wentz a spot on the team?  Will Montel Harris' chase of the all-time ACC record be a launching pad for Mark Spinney's campaign for Boston College?  Will Tyler Horn of Miami hold on to the job and get enough notoriety on a loaded line?  Or will FSU's JUCO transfer Jacob Fahrenkrug get enough recognition in his first year to make the team as the center from the ACC favorite?

Official School Watch List Announcements

Harris, Kuechly Each Named to National Award Watch Lists (BCEagles.com)
No love for Donnie Fletcher? :(

Kuechly Named To 2011 Bronko Nagurski Watch List (BCEagles.com)

Nate Freese Named Among 30 Place-Kickers On Groza Award Watch List (BCEagles.com)

Sophomore Bobby Swigert On Watch List For Biletnikoff Award (BCEagles.com)

College Hockey News & Notes not related to College Hockey Conference Implosion 2k11

Ryan Shannon signs one-year contract with Tampa Bay Lightning (ESPN)
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed right wing Ryan Shannon to a one-year contract. The deal with the free agent was announced Thursday.

Blackhawks have their eyes on promising Hayes brothers (Chicago Sun-Times)
A year ago, the Hawks set out to add more size, so they drafted Kevin Hayes with the 24th overall pick in 2010 and then acquired Jimmy from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who took him with the 60th pick in 2008. Now the Hayes brothers from Boston College are considered a big part of the Hawks’ future.

Familiar connections surface at Hawks camp (CSN Chicago)
Jimmy and Kevin Hayes stood next to each other during their Blackhawks prospect camp practice session on Thursday. At 6-foot-5 and 6-3, respectively, the brothers certainly represent the size the Blackhawks would love to see in the future.

Hayes brothers together again at camp (ESPN Chicago)
If there are any marquee names at this summer’s prospect’s camp then forwards Kevin and Jimmy Hayes are it. The two Bostonians are attending their second camp together after Kevin was drafted in the first round in 2010 while his older brother Jimmy was acquired from Toronto the next day, where he was drafted in the second round in 2008. 

Tommy Cross finds future look (BostonHerald.com)
"There’s been a lot of growth since that point," said Cross of his first camp in ’07 and the path he’s followed since. "It was a good starting point, and then I continued to learn the second year, the third year, the fourth year. I’m still learning a lot."

Bruins Tommy Cross, David Warsofsky Ready To Put Rivalries Aside As Development Camp Starts (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
As for their rivalry, Cross said that he told Warsofsky that "it's not college anymore," and while the two enjoyed playing against each other, it's time to focus on the team.

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