US News Rankings and other links
As much as we pay attention to BC sports, there are others within the BC community who follow the U.S. News and World Report rankings with the same sort of intensity. The magazine published their 2012 rankings and BC retained its position at No. 31. There is a lot of bottlenecking in the Top 25 and from what I understand, BC will always have a bit of an uphill climb due to lack of Engineering and Medical schools. Sports indirectly influences the metrics in a positive manner. Sports helps drive applications which in turn makes BC more selective. If BC is more selective, the rankings improve. If a National Championship in Football guaranteed we'd move into the Top 25 of the World News rankings, I think Leahy and Co would be willing to bring on Nick Saban!
Lost amid the Rogers news was confirmation that CJ Jones is done for the year. He is hoping to get a medical redshirt. Fortunately Donnie Fletcher is healthy enough to provide us with some quality in the defensive backfield.
The UMass game will have a 1 PM kickoff. ESPN3.com will carry the broadcast live.
The ACC honored field hockey back Jacqui Moorfield with its player of the week honors.
Texas to the ACC is in play but contingent upon a lot of issues I don't see working themselves out.