Good morning! Hope you're all enjoying this apocalyptic ice storm that seems to be enveloping the entire east coast. (Or, if the forecasts were wrong: Wow! That turned out to be all rain/no big deal! Get off your butts and get to school kids!).
ESPN scratched the offseason football news itch with a breakdown of out-of-conference schedules for the ACC in 2014.
Boston College. Quick take: This is a tricky schedule, but three of the games are at home. Obviously USC will be a tough task, and Colorado State proved it's no pushover in its bowl game. The Eagles should expect at least a 2-2 finish.
The ACC became the first conference in history to have a player win the Heisman Trophy (Jameis Winston, FSU), the Doak Walker Award (Andre Williams, BC), the Outland Trophy (Aaron Donald, Pitt), the Nagurski Trophy (Donald), the Lombardi Award (Donald) and the Bednarik Award (Donald) in the same season.
In basketball news - the good news is that BC didn't lose last night. Thanks mother nature! Tonight, the men and women will both be in action simultaneously, as the men have their rescheduled game at Georgia Tech. The women will be hosting Notre Dame; BC's trip to South Bend did not go well back in January, so BC will be hoping for better this time around.
After making regular visits to New England during its 18-year BIG EAST Conference membership, No. 2 Notre Dame will head to the Northeast for the first time this season, as the Fighting Irish travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Thursday for a 7 p.m. (ET) ACC contest against Boston College at Conte Forum.
There are some folks out there that want to ruin all the Bruce Pearl fun:
I say, so what? Make them rehire Bruce Pearl. Those nimrods work for you. It's an awful lot harder to find a basketball coach that goes to the NCAA every year than it is to find a chancellor or an AD to work in Knoxville. If they won't hire Pearl, then in my opinion, they should be fired. Period.
The women's basketball team picked up a new recruit:
Stephanie Jones, of Shelton, a junior guard at Loomis Chaffee, has committed to play basketball at Boston College. Jones was closing in on 2,000 career points going into Wednesday's game against Suffield Academy.
And the Herald covered the women's Beanpot:
The Women's Beanpot turned into Senior Night at Kelley Rink, as goals by fourth-year skaters Taylor Wasylk, Meagan Mangene and Melissa Bizzari allowed Boston College to deny Northeastern a three-peat with a 3-0 win.
USCHO's weekly look at hockey bracketology:
Northeast Regional (Worcester):
16 Mercyhurst vs. 1 Boston College
9 Cornell vs. 6 Massachusetts-Lowell