Before we get to the entertainment, I would be remiss if I didn't start this off with a remembrance of what happened one year ago today in Boston.
The BC community's response since the Marathon bombings has been moving. This should be a special and emotional week leading up to Monday's Boston Marathon.
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Atlantic Coast Conference fathers must be so pleased about excluding UConn from the ACC. What a smart decision, listening to Boston College, which never wanted a rival as dangerous in recruiting and in games as UConn in the ACC. BC got its wish, and UConn now toils in some conference invented to give some athletic orphans a port in the NCAA storm. Boston College men's basketball in the past four seasons: 52-74, zero national titles.
Look, fair point about the shootyhoops team sucking. And there's no denying that UConn has been a dominant force, and would have made ACC basketball absolutely ridiculous if they had been invited.
But seriously. Peter King starts off this little segment with "I am a Nutmegger," which means I'm probably not going to take it very seriously. He then goes on to not mention the word "football" once - i.e., he does not show awareness of the reason why UConn is in the American Leftover League. Which is weird, because football is the sport he covers. But hey, whatcha gonna do.
Spinelli's deal, the specific terms of which were not disclosed, will make him one of the highest-paid assistants in ACC, a source said. During the 2012-13 season, the last season contracts were made available via an open records request, Spinelli made $202,000 with the Terps. According to the source, Boston College offered Spinelli a significant raise.
Boston College has hired Scott Spinelli as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team, announced today by head coach Jim Christian. Spinelli spent the last three seasons on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland. He has coached with Turgeon for the last eight years at Wichita State, Texas A&M and in College Park.
Our next game is this Wednesday against the University of Vermont. Then, Boston College will be hosting the ACC tournament on April 24, where all games will be played on our football field, Alumni Stadium. These next few weeks of games are very important to our team and are must-wins as we look forward to the announcement of the NCAA tournament teams. After having a successful Senior Day, we could not be more motivated to have Boston College make history as we battle our way to the top.
It's been quite a week for Johnny Gaudreau. The former Boston College standout left winger went from playing college hockey (and winning its most prestigious award) to playing professional hockey all in a four day span. It's a remarkable series of events that few athletes will ever experience.