Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Honors all around and other links

The ACC named Stefanie Murphy the ACC rookie of the week...for the fifth time! Congrats to her and the surprising women's team.

The Football Writers Association named Jags the best first-year coach in college football.

Anthony Castonzo made the Sporting News' all-freshman team.

The second part of this article provides an update on future BC basketball player Evan Ravenel. Seems he lost his cool recently.

This link on a potential game with Rutgers has been passed around the message boards the past few days. I didn't post it earlier because everything is still up in the air. My guess is that we play either UCF or Rutgers but not on Thursday, September 11. With the tentative ACC schedule that would give us too short a week to prep. We'll see how it plays out.


John said...

Do you have a link to the tentative ACC sched?

Big Jack Krack said...

Is a potential game with Alabama still being explored? I spoke with an Alabama alum recently and he said they are talking about it.

Big Jack Krack said...

Also, we should follow the Women's B-Ball this year - the men may not win another game this year.

I'm going to UNC and Clemson, hoping we don't lose by 30 points or more!

BCDoubleEagle said...

I think Alabama's off the table because they just signed a deal with Clemson: http://www.tidesports.com/article/20080104/NEWS/5657961/1011

Note that our friends at the Chick-Fil-A Bowl are organizing the 'Bama/Clemson game.

This raises an interesting point, though. Since we will always be shafted for good bowl games, why don't we schedule some neutral site games like this?

Big Jack Krack said...

Hello Double Eagle:

I'm pretty fed up with the bowl system - as you are. I'd rather have a system with no conference affiliations perhaps.

I like the idea of these regional games, but don't know if we could ever pull one off. Florida State-Alabama filled the stadium in Jacksonsville. Clemson-Alabama will fill the Georgia Dome.

Wouldn't a regional game involving BC have to be in New York? If so, who would we play? Notre Dame comes to mind quickly; Penn State - or another Big Ten Team? USC is coming onto our schedule in the future, but that wouldn't meet the definition. I'd love to see us play an SEC Team like Alabama or Tennessee - also Georgia.

It would only work if the organizers could fill the stadium - half or 3/4 full doesn't work in my opinion.

BCDoubleEagle said...

New York would be best. We have 18,000 alumni in New York state and New Jersey (plus another 7,000 in Connecticut) and it's an easy drive/train trip/flight from Boston. With all the talk about BC playing Rutgers this fall, why not put the game in Giants stadium?

Washington, D.C. might be another option.

Dave Levy said...

Come on, you know, tragically, that a BC-Rutgers game in the Meadowlands would probably pull a decent crowd...

Brian said...

We have nothing to gain and everything to lose playing Rutgers in NJ next year. This would be similar to when we went to UConn and played there. Rutgers/UConn do not like BC at all. Read that flyer/article. We are such the bad guy in the eyes of Rutgers and UConn that apparently we jumped to the ACC first and took Miami and VTech with us. Reverse that.

As much as the prospect doesn't interest me, I'd much rather go back to Orlando in September to play UCF.

Brian said...

Our ACC schedule next year is:

Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech
@ Florida State
@ NC State
@ Wake Forest
@ North Carolina

Big Jack Krack said...

A regional/neutral site game should not be a home game for one team - hence no game with Rutgers.

Picking back up with Syracuse is okay for our regular schedule - no UCONN or Rutgers.

BCDoubleEagle said...

I don't particularly want to play Rutgers at all, but if it's going to happen this fall, better to play them at a neutral site than at their stadium.

BC vs. Syracuse in NYC could be a neat game some time in the future.