Good morning, Happy Monday, and happy Bastille Day to our large readership in France. (#NousSommesBC)
We start with a recruiting story out of Ohio:
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Markus Bailey is rated a three-star outside linebacker by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. Among his offers were Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich raised over $20,000 to benefit Uplifting Athletes and Ewing's Sarcoma research at the Liberty Mutual Golf Outing on July 7 at Pine Hills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA.
ACC When: July 19-20
Where: Greensboro, N.C.
Star Power: Florida State QB Jameis Winston, Clemson DE Vic Beasley, Miami RB Duke Johnson.
Quotable coaches: Clemson's Dabo Swinney, Florida State's Jimbo Fisher
Tough day for Daz, first he loses a recruit, then he's not a "quotable coach."
Boston College women's tennis has earned 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team recognition and two of its student-athletes - sophomores Heini Salonen (Helsinki, Finland) and Wan-Yi Sweeting (Singapore) - have earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition, according to an announcement made by the organization.
It may not be for a while yet, but rest assured he's in the plans given how highly he was selected, and you only have to know he roomed with Bo Horvat to figure out what they think of the big San Diego native, who battled his way to a likely pro hockey career from California as more and more kids are these days.
This was a pretty good read highlighting some of Demko's quirks and discussing his upbringing as a goalie.
And welcome aboard to the new team at Shakin' the Southland:
I bring you all fantastic news. After a great response from y'all we've been able to round out the writing staff here at STS. There may be another addition or two in the coming weeks, but this group will be the majority of the staff in the coming months. In addition to QT, Ryan Kantor, Mark Gordon, Calvin Craft, and the other returning members; below is rest of the staff. I hope you'll join me in welcoming them to the site. Some of them are familiar faces and others are brand new. We have some fantastic plans for the upcoming season and beyond.