Happy Friday, Eagles!
Summer Scouting: Game #12, Syracuse (BCEagles.com)
For each of the next 12 weeks leading up to the season opener against Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 30, www.bceagles.com is previewing its 2014 opponents. Beginning with the final regular-season game against Syracuse on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29) and working in reverse chronological order, below, and coming on Thursdays of each week, is a sampling of some news and notes from a series.
Tilts against Union, Michigan, U.S. National Junior Team highlight Terriers' 2014-15 schedule (The Boston Hockey Blog)
BC at BU over winter break? Nice work, Hockey East.
At a Glance: BC Hockey’s 2014 NHL Draft Eligible Players (Conte Confidential)
At the end of the 2014 NHL draft, Boston College may have four first-round NHL draft picks on its roster. While it’s impossible to predict what will happen – last year, Ian McCoshen fell one pick shy of the first round after being labeled as a likely mid-first round selection – one thing is certain: at least three Eagles will hear their names called. Here’s an at-a-glance look at BC’s draft-eligible players.
Men's Hockey's Billett Runs for a Cause (BCEagles.com)
Boston College men's hockey senior goaltender Brian Billett ran the Great Hyannis Johnny Kelley half marathon on May 25, raising awareness and money for the Michael T. Goulet Foundation.
The Helmet Helper: The Peak of a Program (One Foot Down)
The Irish blog One Foot Down "helps" Boston College redesign its helmet with the help of what looks to be MS Paint, a state-of-the-art technology back in 1988.
Field Hockey Players Earn Roster Spots at Elite Levels (BCEagles.com)
Members of the 2014 Boston College field hockey team earned roster spots on many elite teams in the United States and Canada that will compete in the summer on a national level.
Two for the Show (Boston Herald)
"Two locally grown collegiate pitchers with opposite deliveries were selected side by side in the first round of last night’s Major League Baseball draft." And this is why we can't have nice things.
2014 Preview Questions: Where will the sacks come from? (Eagle in Atlanta)
Don Brown's defensive schemes are designed to pressure QBs and generate sacks. While the whole of the unit still wasn't great, BC's defense did generate a lot of sacks last year. It was a welcome change to the bend but don't break days of old. Year 2 of Don Brown will probably bring even more pressure, however, I have no idea where it will come from.
Boston College Football 2014: EJ Fortenberry, DB (Soaring To Glory)
There are some new faces for the new Boston College Eagles football season in 2014. Meet EJ Fortenberry, freshman walk-on defensive back from California.