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Boston College Daily Links: Amidon Goes Viral

Daily links for Friday, February 28, 2014

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In the past, when a BCI post has gone viral, it's usually been for trolling or for Grant making a crazy video like the Minnesota fan reaction to the brackets, or Andre-as-Mario. Yesterday was a little different: A.J.'s story about Alex Amidon made the rounds and was cited all over the web - most importantly, putting a national spotlight on Alex Amidon and his career move.

Report: BC’s Amidon To Skip Chance At NFL, Try For U.S. Navy SEALs " CBS Boston

Boston College Eagles wide receiver Alex Amidon is passing up a chance at the NFL in an effort to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, according to a report.

BC Wide Receiver Alex Amidon Puts Football Aside To Become Navy SEAL | Boston College |

Boston College wide receiver Alex Amidon has decided to set his football dreams aside after graduation in order to become a Navy SEAL. Amidon's military aspirations were revealed at the 2014 BC recruiting dinner on Wednesday, according to BC Interruption.

Boston College receiver hopes to join US Navy Seal team | CollegeFootballTalk

Boston College wide receiver Alex Amidon is coming off a fine season that likely would have led to a shot in an NFL camp. Instead, Amidon is looking to join a different team. According to a report, Amidon will try to become a United States Navy SEAL.

That's just a small sampler of the attention Amidon rightly received from all over yesterday.

Hockey on the Heights tonight:

Women's Hockey Hosts UNH in WHEA Quarterfinal - Boston College Official Athletic Site

Bosotn College is 5-7 all time in the Women's Hockey East Tournament. The Eagles have captured one title (2011), have finished second twice, and reach the semifinals seven times. UNH leads all teams in the conference with four titles, last winning it all in 2009.

More hockey on the Heights tomorrow:

Men's Hockey Caps Regular Season vs. Notre Dame (

Rivals Boston College and Notre Dame square off on on Senior Day at Kelley Rink; Eagles unbeaten in their last 19 games (17-0-2).

Icers take on Boston College in final game // The Observer

Icers, really?

Hockey East men’s teams head into final weekend - Men's college hockey -

No. 1 Boston College pretty well ran away with the regular-season title. The Eagles (25-4-4 overall and 16-1-2 in league play) have one game remaining, against Notre Dame (19-12-2, and 8-9-2) on Saturday afternoon. Usually, that isn't decided until the last period of the last game.

The best and worst possible outcomes for Hockey East teams on the final weekend ::

The Eagles have clinched first place and will play the lowest remaining seed after the opening round is complete.

And shockingly enough one of our basketball teams lost:

Women's Basketball Drop to No. 9 Terrapins, 92-66 - Boston College Official Athletic Site

Kristen Doherty led Boston College with 15 points, but Maryland's Alyssa Thomas scored 26 points to carry the ninth-ranked Terrapins to a 92-66 victory over Boston College on Thursday night.