"Obviously there’s a little added excitement there, just coming home and being able to play in front of some friends and family at the same time," Kreider said. "(I was) more excited just to start the second round, I guess. Obviously we didn’t get the outcome we wanted, though."
Former BC coach Al Skinner and former BC assistant and current Northeastern assistant coach Pat Duqette were the finalists in the search to be the next head coach at UMass-Lowell. One plan had Skinner as the head coach for a few years and Duquette as the coach in waiting of a program that is making a transition to Division 1 and the America East conference. But in the end, UMass-Lowell went with Duquette.
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Since 2006, 11 of the 12 current ACC schools have had a player taken in the first round. Florida State leads with the most first-round picks during that time with seven, followed by Boston College (5), Miami (5), Virginia (4) and North Carolina (4).
"It was pretty cool," Joe said. "We had breakfast this morning together, and we were talking about how we never played against each other, we'd always played with each other. It was kind of weird at first, actually, seeing him on the other team. But it was neat. Mom and dad were up in the stands, and it was a pretty cool experience for the family."
As most of us already know, the Panthers only have five picks to work with(barring a trade) in the 2013 NFL Draft. With that being said, you can be sure that this relative shortage of picks makes them all the more valuable. Believe it or not, the same could be said of the Undrafted Free Agents who will be available to sign immediately following the draft. Today I'll be taking a quick look at a couple of former college teammates who are prime candidates to become either late round draft picks or UDFAs.
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In his second season in Chestnut Hill, coach Steve Donahue improved the Eagles record from 9-22 to 16-17. No surprise considering two years ago he was basically starting from scratch. His third season should be even better as BC brings back all five starters, including the ACC Freshman of the Year, guard Olivier Hanlan. The recruiting class has no real star power, but Darryl Hicks is an athletic SG from Kentucky who can do exactly what Donahue likes his guards to do: knock down threes. A .500 record in ACC play is definitely possible for the boys from Boston.
"I really do believe that it’s a personal decision," said Feaster. "What we’ve done in his case — and what we do with any of these guys — is present to them the landscape. What it looks like. What the situation is. Where we think you are in your development. We said (to Gaudreau), ‘We’re here with a contract and we’re ready to go if you are.’ In his case, the advisor got back to us and said that as much as they appreciate the offer . . . he really feels that he wants to go back and he wants to try to get stronger, just the physical-maturity aspect of it.
"As we told him, ‘We were there for you last summer (after the freshman season) and were prepared to sign you. We’re here for you now. And we’re going to be there for you at the end of next year, too.’"