When Hayden Rettig, 4* QB recruit and brother of Chase, announced his intention to depart LSU, BC was seen as a likely potential landing spot. But Rutgers is in the picture too. B1G, if true:
According to Greg Biggins of Scout.com, LSU transfer quarterback Hayden Rettig will make a visit to Rutgers this week (Tuesday). It was reported earlier this month Rettig informed LSU of his intention to transfer. He is the second quarterback to transfer out of LSU this offseason, joining Stephen Rivers. Rivers transferred to Vanderbilt. There has been no confirmed reason for Rettig's decision to transfer, but as previously noted, the depth chart issue could have been a significant influence.
Why: If Boston College wants to duplicate its success from Year 1 of the Steve Addazio era, it will probably do itself a big favor by getting off to a fast start. The Eagles, coming off a 7-6 debut campaign under Addazio, experienced one of the most surprising turnarounds in the nation last season, more than tripling their win total from 2012 en route to a bowl game. The challenge will only get tougher this fall, however, especially with the number of key personnel losses at the skill positions on offense.
With the O'Bannon v. the NCAA trial beginning, the college sports world has turned its attention to a courtroom in Oakland, Calif. Yet some major news surfaced before anyone involved in the case took the stand. The NCAA announced on Monday morning that it has settled in the Sam Keller lawsuit - a separate case from O'Bannon - by awarding $20 million to "certain Division I men's basketball and Division I Bowl Subdivision football student-athletes who attended certain institutions during the years the games were sold."
No more "For All of the Tostitos!" :(
According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Discover and Tostitos have told ESPN they are ending their sponsorships of playoff bowl games. Discover has been the title sponsor of the Orange Bowl for the last four seasons, while Tostitos has been the primary sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl for 18 years. According to the report, Capital One is currently negotiating to take over sponsorship of the Orange Bowl, and a deal could be announced as early as this week
The accolades keep rolling in for BC rising junior and recent Yankees draft pick Andrew Chin:
Chin, who's from Newton, Mass., and attended Buckingham Brown and Nichols High School, had an impressive sophomore season with the Eagles. He started 14 games and had the lowest ERA (3.10) of the team's three starting pitchers, going 5-2 and while striking out 52 hitters in 78.1 innings of work.
The NHL draft is right around the corner and while Sonny Milano has gotten much of the attention, Alex Tuch is also almost certainly going to be a first rounder.
Alex Tuch of the US National Team Development Program is a Boston College recruit projected to go in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft. Jeff Cox profiles the big power forward who compares favorably to Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes.