2012 report cards: Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
Spin, spin, spin. "During Spaziani’s tenure, an accumulation of problems were never solved, and there was too much turnover on the staff. Some problems were inherited, as former coach Jeff Jagodzinski made some recruiting missteps, and there were also season-ending injuries to key players, which led to a crippling lack of depth, especially on the defensive line. Instead of getting better, though, BC continued to regress. Grade: F"
Scouting the ACC's 2013 quarterbacks (ESPN ACC Blog)
Senior Chase Rettig returns. He started all 12 games last season, completed 54.2 percent of his passes, threw for 3,065 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The reason BC isn’t in the "great shape" category is because Rettig will have his 103rd offensive coordinator. The good news is that Ryan Day is a former BC offensive assistant, so it’s not like they just met.
Addazio settling in at BC (A Jersey Guy LLC)
The guys we feel have the right kind of mental and physical characteristics and shape what we can do to maximize our talent now. That’s what we are really going to be about and to do that you need time to evaluate the players. That process hasn’t began. I’m talking about specifics but I’m going to do what our talent does.
Mike Cavanaugh Earns Flanagan Award (BCEagles.com)
The Flanagan Award is named in honor of the former New Hampshire player and Bowling Green assistant coach and has been given annually since 1997 to honor as assistant coach's career body of work. Cavanaugh will be presented with the award at the 2013 AHCA Convention in Naples, Fla., in early May.
BC’s icemen tutor DYH’s skaters (Dorchester Reporter)
"It’s organized chaos!" a jovial Kevin Hayes, Sr., exclaimed last Wednesday evening as scores of Mites, Mighty Mites, and Squirts, some on the ice and some waiting ever so patiently for a line change, bubbled over with excitement. This was no ordinary practice session – the Boston College Eagles were in town, including hometown favorite Kevin Hayes, a junior forward on the defending national championship team.
Q&A: Alex Carpenter (Conte Confidential)
Alex Carpenter’s 19-game point streak is hard to ignore. So is the 17-game unbeaten streak of the Boston College women’s ice hockey team. But the sophomore forward and her teammates must force themselves to focus only on each game as it comes, which can be a challenge during such a successful time. This weekend, the No. 2/3-ranked Eagles travel to Pennsylvania for a series against No. 8/7 Mercyhurst. Conte Confidential talked to Carpenter about the upcoming series, the team’s overtime victory over No. 4 Cornell and her excitement for the end of the NHL lockout.
Women's Basketball Falls to No. 22/24 Florida State, 67-57 (BCEagles.com)
Freshman Nicole Boudreau scored a game-high 18 points going 4-of-5 on 3-pointers, but Boston College fell to No. 22/24 Florida State, 67-57, on Thursday night in Conte Forum.
BC tennis program gets new home (Boston Herald)
"Dedham Health is an impressive fitness center, with cutting-edge offerings that will enhance our team training and match play," said BC Director of Athletics Brad Bates. "We look forward to introducing our team to the Dedham Health membership, and to building a strong relationship that we hope will last for years to come."