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Boston College Daily Links: Changing The Culture, Playbook

Daily links for Friday, April 19.

Steve Addazio, Heights Sports

Boston College Eagles trying to change culture, not just playbook (ESPN)
"Coach Addazio is clearly addressing some of the problems we had in the past years, which has mainly been a lack of leadership, from the older class, which is now my class," said senior receiver Alex Amidon. "That’s something you will see different, is people being held more accountable for what is going on."

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2013 (
Not sure whether the below is English or not. Rettig ranks 8th of 14. "Considering he may not be a good fit in Addazio’s offense, Rettig may have trouble matching last season’s numbers. Although Rettig is coming off a solid season, the potential of Florida State's Jameis Winston and Georgia Tech's Vad Lee pushes him down the ACC quarterback rankings for 2013."

Michigan State offers Everett's Figaro (ESPN Boston)
Everett High Class of 2014 defensive back Lubern Figaro received his first Big Ten scholarship offer, from Michigan State, he confirmed to this afternoon. The Spartans become the third Division 1 FBS program to offer the 6-foot, 180-pound Figaro, joining Boston College and UMass. Temple has also expressed interest.

NBC, Notre Dame extend television deal through 2025 (Campus Union -
Oh well. More Raycom and ACC Digital Network for us.

USCHO awards: Five schools land two players on 2012-13 All-USCHO teams (
Gaudreau earns first team All-USCHO honors. Whitney second team.

Flames prospect Gaudreau recalls eerie scene after Boston Marathon bombings (Calgary Herald)
"Maybe a week, two weeks, ago, a lot of guys on my team and me had dinner down there," he said. "(On television) just to see people lying around, blood everywhere, debris. It’s crazy just to think that you were there a week ago . . . and now there’s people dying there. A pretty scary scene. Tough to see people getting hurt."

Defensively-Minded Matty Gaudreau Wants to Make a Name for Himself (Conte Confidential)
Next year, Johnny and Matty will have the chance to play against each other on a regular basis again. In practice, that is. For the first time since they led Gloucester Catholic to the New Jersey state finals in 2010, the brothers will be on the same team.

Chicago Blackhawks own a deep pool of prospects developing in NCAA and Europe (Hockey's Future)
More of a playmaker than a scorer, Hayes is always looking to set up his linemates in the offensive end. He does not always play up to his size in the physical game, but his ability to use his 6'2 frame to protect the puck and win battles has improved during his college career. Like his older brother Jimmy, some would like to see Kevin throw his weight around a little more but he seems more intent on contributing as a playmaker. Hayes has already announced his intention to return to BC for his senior season.

Softball Drops 7-2 Decision to Boston University (
Freshman Jessie Daulton homered for the fifth time in nine games but the Eagles couldn't muster enough runs against BU hurler Whitney Tuthill in a 7-2 loss to the Terriers on Thursday at Shea Field.