Boston College Tuesday Link Dump: Hockeymania


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The NCAA (basketball) Tournament is in full swing, but Boston College basketball is mercifully over. Furthermore, Boston College spring football is underway, but we in the cheap seats won’t get to see a game for about two weeks.

So, what are we left with? The same thing we always seem to be left with: hockey, and lots of it.

BC Hockey: Regular playing time music to Ben Smith’s ears [Chicago Sun Times]

An article on a former Eagle making good. Ben Smith, now of the Chicago Blackhawks, is working his way more and more into the lineup.

BC Hockey: Steve Santini, Derek Rodwell, and Joe Faust in 2014 NCAA Frozen Four Tournament [Pucks and Pitchforks]

From FanSided’s New Jersey Devils site, a feature including Devils prospect and current Eagle Steve Santini. Somewhat unrelated, during the selection show on Sunday afternoon, ESPN analyst Dave Starman mentioned Santini as an underrated player about which the nation would learn during this tournament.

BC Hockey: Last Men Standing: Denver Outlasts Miami for First NCHC Championship, NCAA Bid [College Hockey News]

In case you wanted to do more homework on Boston College’s opponents this Saturday, the NCHC champion Denver Pioneers.

BC Basketball: Marquette, Boston College have pros, cons for Syracuse basketball assistant Mike Hopkins []

It couldn’t be all hockey. This article discusses Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins in reference to the Boston College job. Of course, they’re just weighing whether or not he would be a fit on the Heights — we’ll never know if Brad Bates spoke to him unless he gets hired. Sadly, the knucklehead who wrote this article claims that Tommy Amaker is Boston College’s perfect fit. Keep plucking that chicken, media people.

BC Football: LB Nelson Ready For First Two Visits [Scarlet Report]

It looks like New Jersey linebacker Neal Nelson has been contacted by Boston College and may be heading up to Chestnut Hill for a visit. I think. It’s behind a paywall, but I’m pretty sure that’s what it says.

BC Baseball: Heisman winner Jameis Winston gets fourth save of season [Columbia Missourian]

You thought Famous Jameis was only making one trip to Chestnut Hill this year? Well…it’s entirely possible, because our field might still be unplayable when the Eagles host the Florida State Seminoles. Just imagine, if you’re Northeastern or Bryant, this could be your chance to have a Heisman winner play a sport on your campus.