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Boston College Daily Links: The Eagles-Penguins Connection

Q&A With Bobby Swigert (
Junior wide receiver Bobby Swigert reflects on spring ball and this summer's workouts, and then discusses what fans can expect this season.

Jacquil Taylor ready to break out? (ESPN Boston)
He also reports interest from the likes of Stanford, Michigan, Washington and Boston College, but he’s yet to land his first high-major offer. One of the reasons why Taylor is still flying just a bit under the radar is that he has spurned some of New England's most notable AAU programs in favor of teaming up with his brother, Maurice Taylor Jr., to play for his father on the Prodigy Basketball Club.

Kuechly puts production over position (Fox Sports Ohio)
"They kind of just bumped me around from position to position(in the spring)," Kuechly said last month at the NFL Rookie Symposium. "I'm open to whatever is best for the team. They'll probably bump me quite a few places then once camp (gets going) make a decision, see where I fit best and where I am most comfortable."

New defenseman already schooled in Penguins' way (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
"I remember sitting in the BC locker room watching a tape on the Pittsburgh Penguins, and coach Jerry York saying that this is how we want to play. ... He's made the style of play just like Pittsburgh," Dumoulin said a few hours before his first time on the ice in a Penguins practice jersey.

Penguins notebook: Ex-Hurricanes defenseman not feeling pressure (TribLIVE)
[Penguins assistant to the general manager Tom] Fitzgerald said that Boston College is a place that matches up with the Pens. "For the most part, we’re a college organization from top to bottom. We believe in the NCAA," Fitzgerald said Tuesday. "When you look at a school like Boston College, when you step foot on that university, their expectations are to win an NCAA national championship." Of the 34 prospects invited to development camp, 11 are college hockey players.

Blackhawks loading up on centers (Chicago Sun-Times)
"The main thing I need to work on is D-zone coverage," [Boston College's Kevin] Hayes said. "You can’t have any lapses back there. It all goes back to being consistent. I want to show the coaches I’m a very consistent player."

Nelson Sports Museum opens (Nelson Star)
For Isaac MacLeod, the answer is return home to work in the pantheon of local sporting greats whose ranks he hopes to join. MacLeod, 20, who earned an NCAA championship with Boston College this spring, was introduced Friday as the tour guide for the new Nelson Sports Museum during the facility’s grand opening.

BC's McNelis: Don't Put a Limit on Anything (Lacrosse Magazine)
Acacia has been a longtime national team member, and became our head coach this offseason. She began playing with the team in 2003 and has continually made an impact. As a veteran player and team leader on the 2009 FIL World Cup gold medal team, many consider Acacia a mentor. They look to her for leadership and advice.

BC Fan Day PSA (but ¿Dónde está Spaz?)