Afternoon Quickie: Whitney to Ducks, Recruiting Overexcitement


Boston College hockey has gotten some good news lately; specifically, Steven Whitney. After having just played his final game as a Boston College Eagle on Saturday night, the senior is going to be joining a pro hockey organization.

According to Darren Dreger of Canada’s ESPN-equivalent TSN, the Anaheim Ducks signed Whitney to a free agent contract. This comes off of an impressive season for Whitney in which he led the team with 26 goals and was second in points with 45.

We wish him the best of luck as he tries to stick in professional hockey.

Last night, Twitter exploded with word of another 2014 Boston College football recruitment. A running back by the name of Krondis Larry announced via the social networking site that he committed to Boston College, and Eagles fans saw the news and ran with it. That reaction could also have had something to do with the fact that he ran a 40-yard dash time of about 4.34 seconds, which would give the Eagles some blazing speed from the backfield.

Apparently, however, Larry himself jumped the gun. Various reports have circulated that Larry does not actually have an offer to BC, and therefore had nothing to which to commit. Word is that he met with defensive coordinator Don Brown but no offer was extended; Larry deleted his tweet late last night.

There’s yet time for “The Human Jet,” as his Twitter handle says, to come to Boston College if the school offers him.

Boston College baseball will play its home opener today against the Harvard Crimson at 3pm. Soaring to Glory’s own Kyle Egan will have the call on WZBC, following in the footsteps of his lead editor who called baseball for ZBC in days gone by.

Yesterday, the Eagles posted three runs in the ninth inning to snatch a win from UConn, 7-4. It also happened to snap a 15-game losing streak which dated back to the first week in March. Boston College played 26 consecutive games away from Commander Shea Field; here’s hoping that they can string together a few wins in their own park.