In case you missed a busy day on the Heights, football picked up a pair of commitments on Tuesday in kicker/punter Mike Knoll and tight end/defensive tackle Joe Vitiello. Updated (and free) recruiting board is here. Welcome to the Heights, Mike and Joe!
The ACC also released the 12-year conference opponent rotation. Don't go booking those South Beach hotels for 2023 quite yet. Finally, some interesting demographic trends for recent Massachusetts college grads make the athletics department marketing job a bit tougher.
On to the links:
Boston College football enters new era in 2013 (New England Sports Journal)
While this prediction is conservative, Maryland and Syracuse stand out as games that could push the Eagles to .500, which would be a major coup for Addazio in his first season. More likely, however, is Boston College winning four games and just one in the conference, returning them to the basement as the rebuilding continues.
Crossover scheduling hurt by expansion (ESPN ACC Blog)
What was the ACC's most egregious scheduling flaw? NC State and Duke might be separated by only 24 miles on Tobacco Road, but their football teams might feel like they're located on opposite coasts. The Wolfpack and Blue Devils are scheduled to play only once between 2014 and 2024.
Three local players nominated for Army All-American Bowl (philly.com)
BC commit Cardinal O'Hara's Thadd Smith (Cardinal O'Hara's, Springfield, PA) has been nominated for January's Army All-American Bowl.
Hanlan Named To Canadian Development National Team Training Camp Roster (BCEagles.com)
Freshman Olivier Hanlan has been named to the Canadian Development National Team training camp roster that will compete in the 27th Summer Universiade next month.
NHL draft: Plenty of defensive depth in 2013's class (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)
Ian McCoshen and Steven Santini crack the top 10.
Zach Sanford Profile (The Hockey News)
As for the Boston College commitment, Sanford had several reasons to play for the Eagles on top of their steady appearance at the top of the standings. “A lot of it was the reputation,” he said. “Coach (Jerry) York is probably one of the greatest coaches out there. Another part was the school, it’s a great school.”