Happy Friday, everyone!
"I sent a text to the coach (Jerry York) of Boston College," Burke countered. "I said: Make sure you tell your players we still love 'em. There's a couple guys there we drafted (Gaudreau and centre Bill Arnold). One of them's quite small, the Gaudreau kid. But he's quite gifted as well. There's room for the small player in our game, but you'd better surround him with some beef.
Let the Flames instability be all the more reason to come back for your senior season next year, Mr. Gaudreau.
The Frozen Four is coming back to Boston. TD Garden will be the host site for the 2015 men's hockey national semifinals and championship, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
What was left unsaid by the NCAA men's ice hockey committee, however, may end up having more long-term implications. The committee did not award regionals for the 2017 and 2018 tournaments because it's considering a return to on-campus tournament play, said committee chair Jim Knowlton, the athletic director at Rensselaer.
What about a 64-team playoff, like the one used to decide the men's and women's basketball national champions? That might be too much, seeing that there are only 125 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but it doesn't hurt to dream. Yes, let's dream. Here are the rules for our 64-team bracket to decide the 2013 national championship:
Boston College gets a 15-seed in the East regional and has to face South Carolina. I think we've been jobbed.
This is unbelievably sad. Due to the after-effects of his concussions, Rositano has retired from football. Be warned that I had a hard time reading through the whole thing. Best wishes to Spenser.
When he woke up this morning, Andre Williams had no idea he was going to pull off the ultra-rare Doak Walker Award/Boston College commencement double play. The best college running back in the nation and newest BC graduate would not have it any other way.
"I love being a running back, I love representing running backs," Williams said. "I don't necessarily think it's unfair that it's been quarterbacks really high up in the Heisman contention lately, because that position is hard to play. It's hard to be good at it. And with the trend toward teams playing spread offenses and throwing ball more, I think really that's one of the factors behind it -- you have to have a good quarterback to be able to do that with your offense.
Dez Wells scored 18 of his career-high 33 points in the closing seven minutes to carry Maryland to an 88-80 win over Boston College on Thursday night in the Terrapins' final league opener as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.