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Boston College Daily Links: Mike Cavanaugh A Candidate To Coach UMass?

Mark Begert leaving Boston College (The Boston College Hockey Blog)
BC defenseman Mark Begert is leaving school according to sources. Begert played in just one game last year versus UMass Lowell and had no points on the season.

Early Names in the UMass Coaching Search (College Hockey News)
Cavanaugh has been at BC for 17 seasons and success has been the constant during his stay. Often credited by the players with assembling their wildly successful penalty kill, Cavanaugh has proven to be a strong coach and recruiter. Looking back, Cavanugh’s name has surfaced as potential head coach around college hockey, but something seems to be preventing him from getting the nod. Last year, he reportedly interviewed for both the Providence and Northeastern jobs, but still spent his season on Jerry York’s side. Obviously, ending yet another season in Chestnut Hill with a national championship wasn’t a bad thing, but you have to think Cavanaugh would like his shot.

Pre-Pre-Preseason ACC Power Rankings, June 21 (ACC Sports Journal)
The Eagles didn’t need to worry about any of their players leaving early for the NBA, but second-leading scorer Matt Humphrey did transfer to DePaul. That’s a significant blow for a team that ranked last in the ACC in scoring (59.1 points a game) last season. Steve Donahue must figure out a way to get more scoring out of his backcourt and his bench in order for the Eagles to improve.

College Football Recruiting: Which Schools Spend The Most, And Why? (Barking Carnival)
Intrepid college football blogger and video star Jason Kirk dives into the numbers and colors a map.

Notre Dame football: Notre Dame shoots down Big 12 rumor (
Yes, the Irish will have access to the new championship mechanism as a football independent, a crucial flash point. But, no, the Irish will not shift allegiance of other sports to the Big 12 soon, as a report contended could occur by the end of summer.

USA Track & Field Olympic Trials Await Hill, King, Moore (
King (Scotia, N.Y.), an 800-meter All-American this past season, Hill (Manhattan, Kan.), a 2008 All-America honoree in the heptathlon, and Moore (Boston) compete for a chance to represent the Red, White and Blue at the 2012 London Olympic Games from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, August 12.