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Happy Time: Brennan, Manning Award and Women's Hoops

Thursday Happys …

Happy Birthday Mike Brennan. The senior defensemen is a current team captain of the Boston College Eagles. In his three years at the Heights, Mike has played in 3 Hockey East championship games (2-1), 2 Beanpot finals, three NCAA tournaments, and 2 Frozen Fours, and has played in all 146 games for BC. Hopefully this is the year the senior class breaks through in the Beanpot and the NCAAs.

Jeff: Also, happy belated birthday Brian (January 21), Brian's girlfriend Megan (January 23) and happy early birthday me (January 28). Kinda freaky it all happens in a week's time.

Happy Trails Tim Tebow, Erik Ainge, Sam Bradford, Colt Brennan, Chase Daniel, Dennis Dixon, Graham Harrell, Patrick White and Andre’ Woodson. All of these college signal callers play second fiddle to Matt Ryan, who took home the 2008 Manning Award. The award, announced Tuesday, is the second major piece of hardware for the senior QB. Ryan earlier was awarded the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, awarded to the most outstanding senior quarterback.

Happy Anniversary to the women’s hoops team. On January 26 two years ago, the women’s team rebounded from an 0-4 start in league play to win their first ever ACC game defeating Virginia 57-43. That team would go on to be the #8 seed in the NCAAs, beating Notre Dame and shocking #1 Ohio State in the round of 32. Unfortunately, in their next game, BC would be eliminated from the tournament, falling to Utah in the Sweet 16.