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Boston College Daily Links: Hashtagging Way To Recruiting Success

Daily links for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.


Hashtagging your way to recruiting success (
The bottom line is that teenagers eat this stuff up. It's no different than the tired debate on over-the-top uniform combinations versus the traditional gear an older generation of fans came to identify with a school. Players not only care about looking cool, but they also want to be part of something cool. By creating their own hype through social media, players are drawn to something perceived as exciting.

Q&A: Ryan Anderson And Olivier Hanlan Of BC Basketball (Heights Sports Blog)
A little out of breath, Olivier Hanlan jogged into the room as Ryan Anderson trailed right behind him. The point guard and power forward had just finished a morning workout session and came over to Conte Forum to talk with The Heights about their summer and next basketball season.

ACC Atlantic Division Preview: B.C., Maryland, Wake Forest (Fox Sports Carolinas)
But the Eagles do have some experience returning with 10 starters, and while they weren’t the worst defense in the league last year, they weren’t too far away. The young guys in the secondary in particular are going to have to grow up in a hurry; B.C. is not going to have the firepower to stay in a lot of shootouts and the defense is going to need to do their part.

NIU hires Wisconsin's Frazier as AD (Boston Herald)
Frazier was a finalist for both the Boston College and Rutgers athletic director positions.

Women's Soccer Releases 2013 Schedule (
The Eagles are set to play 19 games, 10 on the Newton Soccer Field at Newton Campus. Of the 19 teams Boston College will play this season, 12 made the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and nine were ranked in the NSCAA Final Top 25 poll, while five were ranked in the Top 10.

PHOTOS: New helmets for Illinois (
Boston College ... PLEASE don't do this. "Illinois is coming off a 2-10 season in 2012 and is the not-so-proud owner of a 14-game Big Ten losing streak. So, needless to say, the Fighting Illini are hoping for a new start in 2013, and part of that start seems to be new uniforms."

Countdown to Study Hall: Wake Forest wins the 2018 College Football Playoff (Football Study Hall)
My first book, Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories, will be released in approximately two weeks. To celebrate the occasion, I wanted to start some conversations about the topics included in the book itself.

Batten: Tar Heels deepen secondary with Stewart commitment (
UNC received its fifth pledge when it landed a top-notch secondary prospect Monday in Marvin "MJ'' Stewart of Arlington, Va. A 6-foot, 185-pounder who plays at Yorktown High School, Stewart is a highly sought cornerback prospect who also had offers from Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia. rates him the nation's No. 32 cornerback prospect.

Blackhawks Ben Smith Shows Off Stanley Cup In Connecticut (
The iconic Stanley Cup is visiting Connecticut Tuesday. Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith, who grew up in Avon, brought the Cup to Westminster School. Smith is a 2006 Westminster graduate who later played at Boston College.

Patrick Wey Wants a Spot on Hershey Bears’ Blueline (Russian Macine Never Breaks)
Wey, the oldest player participating in last week’s Development Camp, also his fifth, didn’t play in Hershey late last year due to thumb surgery. Now he’s expected to begin his AHL career this fall with the Hershey Bears, but it won’t be easy. He’s got stiff competition. With newly signed David Kolomatis and Tyson Strachan, the Capitals currently have nine defensemen under contract set to start the season in the minors, and two more have signed contracts with the Bears, Patrick Wellar and Michal Cajkovsky.