Happy Thursday, Eagles.
A potentially not-so-happy Thursday for Boston College and Rhode Island basketball fans hoping to win the Jared Terrell sweepstakes. Over a week after visiting both programs, the Weymouth, Mass. native has picked up another suitor from a major conference.
Rhode Island Basketball Recruiting: Jared Terrell Picks Up Offer From Pitt (Rhody Rampage)
The irrational fear that a big-time BCS school may swoop in and steal Jared Terrell from both URI and BC may not be so irrational after all. Welcome to the party, Pitt. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the Panthers were the latest school to get involved with Terrell today.
Rivals.com's Pitt basketball analyst Matthew Steinbrick doesn't think this is cause for concern for BC or URI fans.
Although Pitt just offered Jared Terrell, it sounds like he is going to stay closer to home.— Matthew Steinbrink (@MattSteinbrink) May 14, 2014
And so, we wait ...
The indispensable Paul Myerberg has already started in on his 2014 college football season previews. He's already reached that point in the offseason where he previews UMass and Wake Forest, two of Boston College's 2014 opponents.
College football countdown | No. 124: UMass (USA Today)
The Minutemen's slow, steady, up-from-the-bootstraps climb continues in 2013 with another deadly non-conference slate, another tough MAC schedule and, more than likely, another 10 or more losses. Ten losses seem a safe pick: UMass should beat Maine in September and then get one MAC win, but anything more than that would be a slight surprise.
College Football Countdown | No. 105: Wake Forest (USA Today)
A coach well-versed in the ins and outs of rebuilding takes on another project: Clawson, as before, inherits a program fallen on hard times and aims for a leap into conference contention. In the case of Wake Forest, think more Fordham, less Bowling Green – meaning a losing season, not a bowl berth, and a year defined more by off-field results than Saturday's final score. Essentially, the Deacons are a team in flux – in terms of this personnel, which lags behind the ACC in most spots – undergoing a shift in scheme, philosophy and mentality under a new staff. As in most cases, it won't be a seamless transition.
Don't care that both of these are "road" games. Both are crucial if the Eagles hope to make some noise this season.
Lucas, Stanwick Named Eagles of the Week (BCEagles.com)
Juniors Richard Lucas (men's track and field) and Covie Stanwick (lacrosse) have been named Eagles of the Week.