Good morning! It's been quite the week in BC-land. Such a jam-packed week, in fact, that it almost feels like BC's Beanpot win over BU was three weeks ago. Let's get right to the news, starting with recaps from yesterday's National Signin' Day.
An overall look at how the 14 schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference fared Wednesday on Signing Day.
The Boston College football team announced its 30 signees for 2014 on Wednesday, a group that includes 12 players from New England.
"They understand Boston College, they're guys who want to get an elite degree and play major college football and be a part of a championship team. I really couldn't be happier."
Although Boston College will not begin spring football drills until next month following spring break, Eagles coach Steve Addazio could not wait to get started Wednesday after BC signed 30 recruits to national letters of intent, many of whom Addazio predicted would make an immediate impact on the squad.
Montclair defensive end Austin Stevens signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Boston College on Wednesday.
2. Holding onto the class. Other than Tarpley's change of heart last week, Addazio did a good job of keeping everyone on board. That is tougher than it sounds. Even the best programs and best recruiters get surprises along the way.
Build a Wall. That's every coaches' mantra and Addazio appears to be doing it. It is a smart move, supported by most recruiting data. Regardless of facilities, TV, and even education, geography remains the biggest factor in recruiting. A five hour radius tends to be every program's baseline. BC's radius means we need to get the best players out of New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. So far, so good.
At this point, the less said about the repeated basketball drubbings the better, but it happened, so:
Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points, a career-best 11 rebounds and seven assists and No. 20 Virginia used two big first-half runs to take command and beat Boston College 77-67 on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive victory.
The women's hoops team will also take on Virginia, hosting the Cavaliers tonight at Conte Forum.
The Virginia women's basketball team (12-10, 5-4 ACC) will take on Boston College (11-12, 2-7 ACC) on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
And some puck...
"I was too young and then I was pro," Bobby Carpenter told FOXSports.com. "And then when they allowed professionals to play in '98, I was too old. I was like, 'Jeez, my timing is just really bad with this one.'"
"But oh, are you kidding me? I would have loved to play in the Olympics."
This winter, Carpenter gets another chance at the Olympic dream: His daughter, Alex, is a member of the US women's hockey team.
USA plays Finland Saturday at 3 AM.
Well, it certainly wasn't pretty but the #2 Boston College Eagles held off archrival Boston University 3-1 Monday night in the first round of the 62nd Beanpot Tournament.