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Boston College Daily Links: Steve Addazio Is Excited

Daily Links for Wednesday, March 5

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! I was going to lead this off with more links and recaps of last night's basketball loss, but you know what, why do that?


"We're going to give the defense more conflict, make them defend the field more.'' "I'm really excited about our class and I really feel like we filled some real needs," "Just a great group of guys. I really couldn't be happier.''

In 337 words, Addazio used the word "excited" just twice for a cruising speed of 168.5 words per "excited.

NCAA Top 100 NHL Prospects: 21-40 (SB Nation College Hockey)

Another freshman gem on the Eagles' blue line, Santini plays a physical brand of hockey, combined with a bigger frame that will give him a good shot to play at the next level. The Devils prospect fits the mold of New Jersey's system pretty well, although his offensive game is really what he needs to work on. He's also the same height as a former Devils' defensive great, although we'll hold off on any Scott Stevens comparisons for now.

Start getting ready for Frozen Four -

The first challenge is to get our pucks in order, so to speak. Boston College is good this season. Boston University, not so much.

Men's Hoops Falls To Florida State, 74-70 - Boston College Official Athletic Site

Tonight was the final home game for senior Danny Rubin. He got the start and sank his first 3-point attempt.


Eagle in Atlanta -- Close doesn't count...BC loses to Florida State

As BC fouled late in Tuesday's loss to Florida State, ESPN U ran a graphic showing all of BC's close loses this year. I guess it is the newest attempt to explain away BC's hard luck. However, it is also really dishonest as to why we lose and why we lost to Florida State. BC had plenty of possessions to tie the game or even take the lead. But over and over, BC was beaten on the boards. And while we made plenty of 3s, we couldn't buy one late.

Recap: Boston College vs. Florida State - FSU -

Aaron Thomas led the way with 26 points and six rebounds to propel the Florida State Seminoles to a 74-70 victory over the Boston College Eagles in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Conte Forum.

Hughes, BC women's basketball look to shoot by UVA (Boston Herald)

"I'm just trying to be on attack and get some scoring opportunities," Hughes said. "I think any shooter knows when you're on, you're on and when you are not you have to drive when they are not falling."

Women's Basketball To Face UVA At The ACC Tournament (

The BC Women's Basketball team will play Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wed. at 3:30. The game can be viewed on ESPN3.

Softball Falls to Top-Ranked Florida, 7-3 (

Boston College jumped out to a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth inning but was unable to hold off the Gators as BC fell to No. 1 Florida 7-3 Tuesday night. The Eagles combined for seven hits on the night, while freshman Jordan Weed recorded her first complete game of her collegiate career.