NFL Draft Buzz Report: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College (NFL Mocks)
Overall, Kuechly is an elite potential linebacker and possibly the best linebacker in this draft. I can’t fathom a situation where he drops out of the top 15. Kuechly is a top 10 talent but considering the way teams are looking someone will get a steal with him. Kuechly offers teams a player who can step right in and be a solid contributor. I don’t know that he’s going to be Ray Lewis but he grades out with me better than Sean Lee, who has been an absolute monster as of late. My advice for a fan of the team who drafts Kuechly: Just because he wont be the hyped pick or a sexy pick, you should be pretty excited to get a franchise player.
Paul Domowitch: Eagles' challenge will be improving at safety (Philly.com)
Maybe they'll sign one of the top linebackers in free agency such as Curtis Lofton or Stephen Tulloch or David Hawthorne. Or maybe they'll use their first-round pick on the draft's top inside linebacker, Luke Kuechly of Boston College. But I'm confident they'll do something. And it won't be coaxing Jeremiah Trotter out of retirement one more time or handing a starting job to a fourth-round rookie with good genes.
Penn State Football: Maryland Defensive Back Recruit Kirk Garner Still On Nittany Lions' List (StateCollege.com)
Garner, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound defensive back from Our Lady Good Counsel in Olney, Md., has had the Nittany Lions ranked among his list of possible schools since receiving a scholarship offer from first-year coach Bill O’Brien’s staff in February.
Williams, Terry planning BC trip (Rivals.com)
Delton Williams is thrilled about his new offer from Boston College because he had heard lots of good news from the Eagles' coaches and his Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep teammate Damion Terry also has an offer from the Eagles.
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Coach Spaz: Players back from break; love their enthusiasm this spring. Looking forward to Saturday scrimmage.
ACC Hoops Power Rankings, March 12 (ACC Sports Journal)
12. Boston College (9-22, 4-12). Steve Donahue turned toward building for future seasons in his second year in Chestnut Hill, using a freshmen-heavy rotation. But the Eagles still need a big talent upgrade to get more competitive. A shocking upset of Florida State in February was a big bright spot in an otherwise ugly season.
Mizzou No. 3, Kansas No. 6 in coaches’ poll (KansasCity.com)
According to the voting results on USA Today’s web site, Virginia Commonwealth’s Shaka Smart and Boston College’s Steve Donahue left Kansas off their top 25. Indeed, they did. And both said it was a mistake.
Bolden, Field Garner Weekly Hockey East Honors (BCEagles.com)
Days removed from leading the fourth-ranked Boston College women's ice team to a 6-3 win over seventh-ranked St. Lawrence in the NCAA Quarterfinal, junior defenseman Blake Bolden and freshman forward Emily Field were named Hockey East Players of the Week in a conference announcement on Monday. For the first time this season, Bolden was selected as the Athletic Republic Player of the Week and Field was chosen as the Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week.
Everybody wants a piece of top basketball prospect Nerlens Noel (Kentucky.com)
Nerlens Noel is a 6-foot-10 basketball star considered the best prospect from the Boston area since Patrick Ewing. He is the top-ranked high school senior in the country and hailed as the best shot blocker of his generation. The 17-year-old son of working-class Haitian immigrants, he could be worth $10 million in about 16 months when he is eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft.
BC Fencing Competes at NCAA Northeast Regionals (BCEagles.com)
BC Fencing sent 17 fencers to the NCAA Northeast Regionals at BC's Flynn Recreation Complex on Sunday, and two fencers -- Chelsea Rosenbauer and Peter Souders -- qualified for the NCAA National Championships based on preliminary selections.
No. 14/12 Lacrosse Travels to Albany (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College lacrosse squad will open a three-game road swing at Albany on Wednesday, March 14. The first draw is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be played at the Great Danes' John Fallon Field.