Jerry York in Beanpot HOF and Other Morning News


Boston College’s hockey head coach, Jerry York, has had a career full of honors, awards, and recognition. Winning five national championships and having more wins than any other hockey coach will do that for you. Still, York has more coming.

The Beanpot Hall of Fame will induct York on Monday before the Eagles take on Harvard in the semifinal of the 61st edition of this tournament.

Two thoughts come to mind: (1) It’s a tournament that consists of four games a year and still somehow has a Hall of Fame, and (2) better late than never. Jerry York had to win a tournament or seven to finally get into this Hall of which most folks were only slightly aware, but nevertheless he deserves to be there.

More importantly, his hockey team is going for its fourth title in a row, but that’s not even the point. BC hockey needs wins and needs them now, before their December and January slump turns into a February nightmare. The Eagles have sunk to 5th in the most recent USCHO poll, which is generous considering they just got swept by the last-place team in the conference. Boston College has a conference game against Vermont tomorrow night to try to right the ship before the Beanpot begins.

Women’s basketball tonight hosts NC State. The Wolfpack are in about the same shape as the Eagles: BC is 8-11 (2-6) while NC State is 10-11 (2-7). Boston College’s ladies, similarly to the men who have also gone on an ACC losing streak, have dropped four straight. In another footnote, the Eagles haven’t won a home game since they defeated Vermont on December 20. Tipoff is at 7pm.

Boston College football recruiting is — what it is, really. Most of what those outside the team have heard about has been more centered on protecting recruits we had before the coaching change. The program seems set for few surprises as National Signing Day approaches on Wednesday, but there are still some players still deciding and could potentially bolster the 2013 class. Robert Davis is one of them: this running back picked up a late offer from the school.