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Boston College Daily Links: Bryant, This Year’s Most Stunning Turnaround


Joe Robbins

Bryant, a woeful 2-28 last season, engineers this year’s most stunning turnaround (The Dagger)
How did Bryant beat New England flagship program Boston College and Patriot League power Lehigh in non-league play? Why are the Bulldogs two or more games ahead of every NEC rival one-third of the way through the conference season? Maybe it's because O'Shea had enough faith in himself not to deviate from his five-year plan even when all signs suggested it was destined to fail.

Kuiper’s 3-Pointer: Maryland Vs. Boston College Maryland (ACC Sports)
Boston College has now lost 4 ACC games by a total of 14 points. For Donahue it is important to keep his young team confident and excited about the opportunities to get some ACC wins. If they keep their heads up, I think that will happen.

ACC Freshman Watch, Jan. 24 (ACC Sports Journal)
Another Freshman Watch stats update. We update stats for all qualifying (at least 10.0 mpg and 5.0 ppg) freshmen in the ACC every week, and every other week we update the freshman power rankings.

There Are No Upsets in January (College Hockey News)
It's this track record that makes last weekend's results seem overblown. Sure, it's interesting to see UMass upend BC, and Lowell certainly looks like a team capable of winning its first Hockey East championship. The problem is that none of these schools pull off similar wins in the final stages of the season.

Can Lowell Pass Providence, Merrimack for Hockey East's final home ice spot? (Western College Hockey Blog)
Boston College: The Eagles have struggled lately, but still stand atop the league standings thanks to a near perfect first half. Five of their remaining nine games are against UVM and Maine. At 3rd in the current Pairwise Rankings, the Eagles will most certainly make the NCAA Tournament.

Q&A: Steven Whitney (Conte Confidential)
Conte Confidential had the chance to talk with Whitney about his hat trick, the team’s upcoming series against Maine, whether he or his older brother Joe has the better shot and more.

Paré Selected to Honor Sonny Nictakis with No. 8 (
Boston College head baseball coach Mike Gambino continues a tradition he started his first year at the Heights in 2011 by selecting a current player to wear No. 8 in honor of former player Peter "Sonny" Nictakis. Each season, a player who has battled adversity and represents the best qualities of BC Baseball will wear Sonny's old number.

Meet Freshman Michael Clouthier (
Freshman righty Michael Clouthier played on the Canadian Junior National team, winning the gold medal at the Canada Cup National Championship in 2011 and the silver medal in 2010 with Team Ontario. As a four-year honor roll student at Bishop MacDonnell, he earned all-city honors in 2009-10 and was the male high school athlete of the year.

Admissions Is Wise To Add Supplemental Essay (The Heights)
Yes, the addition of a supplemental essay was probably the significant factor behind the decrease of the University’s applicant pool by 10,000 applicants. If a single 400-word essay is all that it took to dissuade a potential student from applying to BC, however, they probably were not very interested in our school in the first place. In a way, adding the essay trims the fat—by asking students to put a little more effort into their application, the admissions department is ensuring that those who do apply are truly interested in coming here.