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Boston College Daily Links: Conference Realignment & ACC Grant Of Rights

Daily links for Tuesday, July 9, 2013.


Realignment Q&A With Frank The Tank, Part 1: Grants of rights (Burnt Orange Nation)
A discussion with realignment blogger Frank The Tank about the way realignment played out over the past three years, both nationally and specifically for Texas.

Daily Blog * July 8, 2013 (Phil Steele)
Boston College's rush D ranks among the top 6 most improved rush defenses in 2013 according to Phil Steele. Mostly because it can't get much worse.

Teel Time: Preseason All-ACC football ballot includes Hokies Tyler, Gayle, Fuller (
WIDE RECEIVERS: Boston College’s Alex Amidon and Clemson’s Sammy Watkins. Amidon’s 78 receptions and 1,210 yards lead league returnees. The Watkins pick, over Wake Forest’s Michael Campanaro, is based more on his freshman season (82 catches, 12 touchdowns) than last year (57 and three).

What each ACC football program must do to reach their potential. (All Sports Discussion)
What must be done – Improve talent base. Boston College will look alot like NC State outside of the fan support which sometimes is scattered at best. Did you know BC reached #2 in the country as recently as 2007? Elite players like Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly, and Mark Herzlich have played there in the last few years. Right now BC is in a down cycle, but new coach Steve Addazio is building a strong 2014 class.

Ryan Fitzgerald goes to Hometown Team, Steven Santini goes to Rival, both realize NHL Draft Dreams (Conte Confidential)
“Being drafted by your hometown team is something special,” Fitzgerald said. “It took awhile to sink in but when I got home it kind of made sense that it was something special to be drafted by the team you grew up watching.”

N.C. State football coach's wife starts company to aid people with disabilities (CBS News Video)
Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, college football coach Don Horton struggled to button his shirt after a football game. The situation inspired his wife to start Magnaready, a company that makes shirts that are buttoned by magnets. James Brown reports on how the shirts are helping people with disabilities.

Q & A With Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Lisa Faulkner (
BC women's basketball assistant coach Lisa Faulkner took time out of her week to talk about this past season and the future.

Eagles Compete in Elite National Championships (
Incoming freshmen Emily McCoy, Audra Hampsch and Eryn McCoy were all selected to participate in the USA Field Hockey Futures Elite Championship, which took place at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., from June 20 to 25. Sophomore AshLeigh Sebia and junior Abby Bascetta also took part in the U-21 Women's National Championship, also held at Old Dominion.