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Boston College Daily Links: ACC Ready To Get Serious About A TV Network

Daily links for Tuesday, May 7, 2013.


Halfway through the college football offseason!

ESPN wrote a number of spring football wrap up posts. Here's Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Syracuse. We'll have more on each opponent during the offseason.

Solidified ACC ready to get serious about a TV network (
While the ACC may never fully close the financial gap between itself and some of the other major conferences, it is making the sort of progress that is turning its previously tenuous position among the power conferences into a distant memory. That represents a major victory for Swofford, who worked diligently to get the grant of rights deal done, making this financial windfall possible.

Way-Too-Early 2013 ACC Football Power Rankings (May 6) (Atlantic Coast Convos)
15. Boston College Eagles (Last: 15): First and foremost, Steve Addazio was tasked with altering the level of talent coming to BC, and early in the 2014 recruiting game, it already appears he’s doing just that. For this year’s team, however, he’s pretty much stuck with what he’s got. That could go one of two ways: steely resolve to prove former coach Frank Spaziani was the problem, or a flat-lined going through the motions for the seniors. For what it’s worth, Alex Amidon appears committed to helping enact a culture change, which is certainly a good sign.

ACC Football Standout Senior 2013: Boston College (Atlantic Coast Convos)
His success will be critical to the Eagles’, but it will certainly be interesting to see how he adjusts to his role in the new offense, as well as how he performs with defenses keying in on him from the season’s onset. Based on what we’ve seen so far, though, it appears he’ll be just fine.

Class of 2014 suprise recruiting classes (
Since joining the ACC, the Eagles have developed (regardless of the coach) a reputation for evaluating and developing well. Under first-year head coach Steve Addazzio, Boston College now has shown the ability to land prospects who are more well-known and could have a higher ceiling. Four-star Thaddius Smith from Pennsylvania and quarterback Darius Wade from Delaware have big-play ability. In-state receiver Isaac Yiadom has excellent speed. BC is No. 20 nationally and fourth in the ACC.

Boston College publicist Kelley inspires as he battles ALS (
"I do believe ALS will be defeated," wrote Dick Kelley. "There are a lot of smart and determined people working on it. Trials are ongoing and advances are being made -- very, very slowly. Funding (for drug development) is a stumbling block." "But I do believe... SOMEDAY."

Santini and Demko Shine at World U18 Championship, Ready For BC (Conte Confidential)
“Steve’s probably the most consistent player I’ve ever played with,” Demko said. “Every game, no matter who we’re playing, whether it’s USHL, Canada or a DI team, he’s always prepared. He wasn’t wearing a letter on his jersey, but we all looked up to him.”

Sailing Finished Second At Fowle Trophy (
The Boston College sailing team placed second this past weekend at the Fowle Trophy Regatta. The second place finish qualifies BC for nationals.