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Boston College Daily Links: Starting In On 2015 Football Recruiting

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Never too early.

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Never too early to get started on 2015 recruiting.

Boston College hockey failed to live up to expectations in 2013 (Western College Hockey Blog)
My take: Expectations were over-inflated based on the near perfect first half of the season and last year’s absurd 19-0-0 title run. There’s more than a little luck involved in winning a title under the current format (and yes, BC has been the recipient of that luck more often than not over the past 12-14 seasons) and the outcome of a single-elimination hockey tournament is not a referendum on the season. While Eagles fans expect a great deal from the program every year, this season can hardly be considered a failure.

Regional Sites: No Easy Answers (College Hockey News)
Vermont coach Kevin Sneddon is the Hockey East representative on the NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Committee. "From a coach's perspective, when we presented down at our national meetings — 'What do you think of the tournament' — there was no 'Let's abandon [the current format],'" said Sneddon. "[The coaches] think that there's a lot of merit to having neutral sites, and that if there's a way — we're always trying to find ways to improve attendance, that's a big factor, and when we see something like this in Manchester, it was outstanding."

Carpenter Set to Compete at the World Championships (BCEagles.com)
Sophomore Alex Carpenter was named to the U.S. National Team set to compete at the 2013 IIHF World Championships beginning tomorrow in Ottawa, Ontario.

Gopherfreude: Top 10 Reasons Minnesota Lost to Yale (Western College Hockey Blog)
I laughed.

Matt Ryan throws out the first pitch at yesterday's Atlanta Braves home opener.

Mannelly Earns WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week Honors (BCEagles.com)
The New Canaan, Conn., native's game-high three goals helped lead Boston College to its first victory over a top-10 opponent since defeating No. 7 Virginia, 12-6, on April 2, 2011 in Newton.

Happy Belated 150th Birthday, Boston College (though it feels like we've been celebrating this birthday for the last year and a half).