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Boston College Daily Links: Herzlich On Tour

Daiyl Links for Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Mark Herzlich's book tour is underway following the release of his "What It Takes." His stops yesterday included an appearance on Boston Herald radio:

Mark Herzlich: While I battled cancer Boston ‘lifted me up’ | Boston Herald

"When I was diagnosed, I picked up a book, Tedy Bruschi's book, ‘Never Give Up,' " Herzlich said on Herald Radio's "Sports Town." "Being able to look at a football player who was told you are never going to play football again, then have him come out on top again, that really inspired me. I said, I want to be able to provide the inspiration for people with my story to work through whatever they are going through."

He also appeared in this video interview:

NY Giant Mark Herzlich Explains "What It Takes" to Beat Cancer [Video] -

One thing cancer does is teach you about life, says Mark Herzlich, New York Giant and author of "What It Takes". An All-American at Boston College, Herzlich overcame Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bonce cancer, to return to BC's football team and eventually win a spot on the Super Bowl champion NY Giants. Herzlich says along the way he was touched by the outpouring of support, not just from his teammates and family, but from opposing college and NFL players as well.

Looking at the New York Jets, one writer wonders if Steele Divitto can follow in the path of Kuechly and Herzlich to become a solid NFL linebacker:

Why Steele Divitto can make the New York Jets | isportsweb

The last two NFL linebackers to come out of Boston College were Luke Kuechly in 2012 and Mark Herzlich in 2011. The former has become one of the league's top defensive players with the Carolina Panthers, while the latter overcame bone cancer to begin a productive career with the New York Giants. Divitto might not have that same level of talent, but it says something that he led Boston College in tackles last year with 112 and recorded three sacks. He finished his college career with over six tackles per game.

Our friends over at TNIAAM preview Clemson:

ACC Football 2014 Season Preview Podcast: Clemson Tigers - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Sure, Syracuse is the only ACC football team you REALLY care about. But there are still 13 other schools that play football in our conference too -- even if we only see about half of them more than once per decade. Just like last year, we're previewing our 13 conference-mates week-by-week, in podcast form, so you're fully aware of what's going on by the time late August hits. This week, John Cassillo and Dan Lyons get you re-acquainted with the Clemson Tigers.

Remember all those possible rule changes the NCAA hockey rules committee was considering? Fugheddaboutit, for at least two years:

NCAA rules committee keeps status quo on overtime, face shields and discipline (

No changes to overtime procedures, supplemental discipline or facial protection were made by the NCAA men's and women's ice hockey rules committee when they met Monday through Wednesday in Indianapolis.

There was a hockey game last night, and Brian Boyle and Chris Kreider find themselves in an 0-1 Stanley Cup Finals hole after a thrilling comeback win by the Los Angeles Kings.

Speaking of Boyle, this could be his last year in New York:

Brian Boyle could be at end of line with Rangers - Hockey -

The 6-foot-7, 244-pound Boyle has developed into a valuable fourth-liner and penalty killer as well as one of the team's top options on faceoffs. But he is in the final season of a three-year, $5.1 million deal he signed after posting a career-high 21 goals and 14 assists in 2010-11.

Y'know whose fourth line could use some rebuilding? Boston. Just sayin', Brian.

Will Chicago lose out on ’10 first-rounder Hayes? | ProHockeyTalk

During Tuesday's end-of-season media availability, Chicago GM Stan Bowman stated the club's desire to sign 2010 first-rounder Kevin Hayes. Again. That the ‘Hawks want to get Hayes under contract is nothing new - it's just that, for the last four years, the former Boston College standout hasn't put pen to paper.

Y'know who'll give a big, physical, offensively gifted player a chance to crack their lineup if he performs? Boston. Just sayin' Kevin.