Tomahawk Nation is setting up preview pages for each of Florida State's football opponents. This is the page for Boston College. Florida State welcomes in the Boston College Eagles Nov 22 to Tallahassee. BC actually gave FSU a scare last year as it was one of only two schools to be within a score at halftime. This year, FSU will be looking to put the game away earlier.
On the Banks takes a look at why they think new commit Elijah Robinson chose BC over Rutgers:
Robinson badly wants to play QB, and his unique talents make him a stellar fit for an uptempo, running QB type offense. They run one of those offenses at BC, while Rutgers remains firmly committed to running a pro-style set. Kyle Flood offered Robinson the chance to try out at QB, but advised that the pro-style offense is not going anywhere, and Robinson seemed likely to end up as a safety at Rutgers. So Robinson chose Steve Addazzio and the Eagles.
Debating the qualities of the various BC superfan shirt slogans has been a BC parlor game for about a decade - who didn't have the debate at some point in their dorm room or at a tailgate? - and the BC blogosphere is no exception. Heights and Lows had a different take on which shirts came out on top:
1. Fly Like an Eagle (2006)
2. Eagles on the Warpath (2004)
3. Go Eagles (2003)
I'm still partial to Soaring to Glory myself, and I feel like Eagles Take Action is a little underrated on both of these lists, but that's probably just my 2010 bias.
1. Thatcher Demko - Boston College - USA - 6'3-192
2. Linus Soderstrom - Djurgarden - SWE - 6'4-194 ...
Best Overall American Prospects
1. F - Dylan Larkin - USNTDP - Michigan commit
2. F - Alex Tuch - USNTDP - Boston College commit
3. F - Sonny Milano - USNTDP - Boston College commit
4. D - Jack Dougherty - USNTDP - Wisconsin commit
5. G - Thatcher Demko - Boston College
6. F - Nick Schmaltz - Green Bay (USHL) - North Dakota commit
7. D - Johnathan MacLeod - USNTDP - Boston University
Interesting lists, and exciting ones if you're a college hockey fan. It certainly seems like there's a real influx of NHL-level talent, perhaps inspired by the many college players who have formed the basis of the US's recent World Junior and Olympic teams, and who have won Stanley Cups and Conn Smythes.
This week we're catching up with some of the players selected to the 2014-2015 U.S. Women's Team Tryout Pool. Here's what All-American Covie Stanwick (Boston College '15), a former U.S. U-19 Team standout, had to say in preparation for this weekend's tryout.