Boston College Daily Links: Eagles Narrowly Miss Playing In Duck Dynasty Bowl

Dilip Vishwanat

Daily links for Monday, February 24, 2014.

Happy Monday, Eagles!

What do you do if you have untold millions of dollars in TV money just lying around? Why, you sponsor one of college football's ~85 bowl games, of course.

Shreveport now hosts the Duck Commander Independence Bowl (
Those Duck Dynasty folks are unstoppable. They've now got their own bowl game. The Tim Fletcher Show first reported that the Robertson family's company would get naming rights to the Shreveport, La. Independence Bowl, and ESPN's Brett McMurphy confirms.

BC narrowly misses out of playing in the Duck Dynasty Bowl, which would be completely and utterly ridiculous had the Eagles not previously played in games called the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and AdvoCare V100 Bowl.


Women's lacrosse moves to 3-0 on the year with a 9-7 victory over Ohio State.

Sophomore Sarah Mannelly notched the game-winning goal with 18 seconds left to play to lead No. 13/17 Boston College past Ohio State, 9-7, on Saturday afternoon at Newton Lacrosse and Soccer Field. Boston College (3-0, 1-0 ACC) was led by junior Covie Stanwick who recorded six goals in the win. Sophomore Caroline Margolis also tallied a goal.

Softball returns from the desert with a 4-1 record in the Arizona State Tournament. BC defeated Idaho State (7-6) and Drake (11-8) on Friday, Drake (8-4) again on Saturday and pounded Seton Hall, 16-1 on Sunday. The Eagles only loss of the weekend came against host and No. 4 Arizona State, 3-0. Not a bad weekend.

And news from the NFL's Scouting Combine:

The Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars will all meet with Boston College running back Andre Williams. The Patriots should keep an eye on Williams. Williams says the Pats would be a "great fit."

Offensive tackle Matt Patchan's stock continues to rise:

Patchan was a highly rated high school prospect who started his college career at Florida. He eventually transferred to Boston College after struggling in Gainesville and has recently watched his draft stock take off. Last month, Patchan competently filled in as a last-minute Senior Bowl replacement and on Saturday he looked like a next-level prospect during his Combine workout. Patchan timed under 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash then posted a vertical leap of 32 inches. He held his own during position drills and established himself as a third-day pick NFL teams will look to as a developmental prospect.

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