Good morning and happy Wednesday. No great BC moments from last night's NHL playoffs, though Brian Boyle did have an assist in the Rangers game. However,there was a nice flashback moment for those of us who were in Philly a couple of weeks ago and missed the hospitality of their sports fans:
We start the links with football, including Gobbler Country's breakdown of ACC Atlantic Division quarterbacks:
No longer are the days of Chase Rettig as a Boston College Eagle. Rettig started the past 3 seasons for the Eagles after beating out Dave Shinskie his freshman year. While his future in the NFL is indeed questionable, the consistency at the Quarterback position will surely be missed in Chestnut Hill Now on to the future. The first name that you will hear when it comes to who will be slinging the ball in Boston next season is Tyler Murphy. Yep, that Tyler Murphy, former Florida Gator Tyler Murphy.
Here is some news that bodes well for #therivalry:
Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko said a total of nine defensive linemen were available for the Deacs' scrimmage on Friday. Total. Nobody sidelined with an injury. "That's what we've got," Elko said. "Obviously the sell in recruiting around here is, ‘If you want to play early, come play D-line at Wake.'"
And here is some news that will probably never ever ever impact BC:
Chick-fil-A has reached a new six-year agreement as title sponsor of Atlanta's college football bowl game, which as of today is once again called the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
A contestant from Durham appeared on "Jeopardy!" this week and missed what many sports fans would consider a layup from Alex Trebek. The answer for $800? "This canine crew plays team sports for North Carolina State." The contestant responded with "Huskies" in the form of a question.
The baseball team is back in action today against St. John's in a neutral site clash in New Britain to see who gets to be called New Britain's College Team:
After the offense plated 41 runs in a three-game sweep of NYIT, St. John's (23-14) returns to action with a neutral-site midweek matchup against former BIG EAST rival Boston College (14-26). Playing at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn., for the third-straight season, the Red Storm and Eagles will meet for a 6 p.m. first pitch on April 23.
Head coach Acacia Walker met with the press on Tuesday and spoke about the team's 19-11 victory over Vermont on Wednesday. She also discussed the upcoming ACC Tournament which will be held at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles will be the sixth-seed in the tournament and will face No. 3 North Carolina on Thursday, April 24 at 5 p.m.
Noah Hanifin scored in a big 4-3 win for the US team at the World Under-18 championships:
Nine seconds later on the ensuing power play, Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass.) collected the puck and threw a hard shot at the net that snuck past Kaapo Kahkonen to knot the game at one goal apiece.
And here's a look at NCAA.com's listing of the top 10 plays of the college hockey season. You'll find Ian McCoshen's glove save/possibly illegal maneuver to preserve a tie against Minnesota at #3.
See the best saves, goals and game-winners from the exciting 2013-2014 season. See if your team made the cut.