Monday, May 21, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
-- NC State
-- Wake Forest
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Our first game on traditional TV will be the Thursday night game against Wake. That will be on ESPN.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Because the ACC tends to be one of the deepest leagues, the expanded tournament makes sense. It means one more team makes it. Because a few more game also means a few more dollars for the NCAA, I imagine this one will pass.
The rules changes are trickier. The 3-point line is an equalizer. As is slowing down the game via shot clock. I am not sure changing the lane helps or hurts less talented teams. A faster pace game where the 3 is harder helps ACC teams when they are playing less talented teams. I don't know if the small schools will get on board and support those ideas. What would be in it for them?
I would think the rules changes would be neutral for BC. Christian's team took a lot of 3s this year, but he is not tied to it like some programs. I think he would adjust his talent and approach as needed. The tournament field would help BC. Anything to get us back in the big dance would be nice.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Watson's son plays for a suburban Atlanta powerhouse Grayson. Kenyatta practically built the program as the vast majority of their players came up through his youth football program. Now BC offered 2020 targets QB CJ Dixon and 2020 DLine prospect Jadyn Bost. Both players tagged Watson in their social media reactions. Both seem very excited about BC's interest.
Because of their profile every kid who takes the field at Grayson will be seen by every recruiter in the country. Having a BC guy -- who happens to work for Under Armour -- tied to the program is a great thing. I don't know if Dixon and Bost will ultimately land at BC, but I do know that Kenyatta Watson is still telling those Grayson players what at great place BC is.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
More money is coming to BC
Given our lack of clout in our state and in our conference, I don't think BC will be driving Massachusetts' rules nor the ACC's. We are just along for the ride. Yet even if our status or membership never allows us to get a percentage of the action, there should be a bump in ad dollars. DraftKings, which is a Boston company with BC-ties, announced already that they are going to roll out online gambling. I hope that they buy ad time and space from BC to help promote it.
The increased revenue and interest is always going to be a good thing for BC.
BC needs to keep student athletes from gambling
Every college program will have to deal with this issue. Given our history, BC must be hyper-vigilant. A third gambling issue would be a huge black eye. And if it happens when there is legal gambling, the story would be that much bigger and have more far reaching implications.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
They are very optimistic about the OLine and the D bouncing back from last year's decline. What gives them concern is the schedule. They term it "brutal." I don't see it that way. Or at least not any more brutal than other recent schedules. There are three built in wins and that leaves Addazio to get three more out of the remaining nine games to get to a bowl. That's a low bar to me, not brutal.
Overall, it is a fair and good preview and a reminder that Football is closer than we think.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Droesch is a BC Hall of Famer and a key player to one of BC's most successful basketball runs. While she was at the Heights, BC made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and won the 2004 Big East Championship.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Most prospects in that situation opt to return to school -- a total of 130 players have withdrawn from the draft in the last two years. But 47 of those players have opted stayed in the draft despite no combine invitation. None of those 47 players were drafted.
I don't know where Bowman's head is or what the teams are telling him, but the odds are not in his favor. He is looking at being an undrafted free agent or maybe a second rounder. That is a tough road to make in as a NBA player. As unfair as the system might be, I think another year at BC is better than the G League or going to Europe.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
We know from Ky Bowman's own Instagram that he worked out for the OKC Thunder. Now there are reports that the Houston Rockets are going to bring him in for a private session too. This is all good news for him but not great news for BC.
Houston and OKC have been two of the better franchises when it comes to using second round picks. Both convert those options into contributors. Based on being passed over for the Combine we know that Bowman is not viewed as a first rounder. But these long looks from smart teams might lead him to gamble on being a second round pick.
The downside for Bowman as a second rounder would be less money. One more strong year would probably get him into the first round next year.
I am still holding out hope for a BC return but the more interest he gets, the less likely that becomes.
Monday, May 07, 2018
Johnson is a pro-style QB who is currently very tall and somewhat skinny. My guess is the coaching staff expects him to fill out a bit as he matures and gets into a college program.
He said all the right things in his media appearances with regards to the BC education and the environment around the team. He plans to enroll this winter.
Good luck to Sam and welcome to BC.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
BC held an awards show for all sports and gave away awards across sports for academic and athletic excellence. Based on social media, it seems like the night was a success. Hopefully the players enjoyed it and this becomes an annual tradition.
The annual "Golden Eagles" Awards Ceremony on Sunday night was a success as we recognized our student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off their fields of play!#WeAreBC— BC Eagles (@BCEagles) May 7, 2018
Saturday, May 05, 2018
This South Carolina DB also has an offer from Kentucky.
Thank you God. Blessed to receive an offer from Boston College! pic.twitter.com/NGDG2qo1UT— Jalen Geiger (@jalengeiger) May 4, 2018
2020 target Texas WR Troy Omeire has an offer from plenty of big programs. Might be a tough sell.
Texas 2020 DT prospect Chidozie Nwankwo also got an offer. I am always dubious of prospects who mentioned "Boston College University."
Blessed To Receive Another Offer From Boston College Universety ‼️ pic.twitter.com/qQumZeKW8F— Chidozie Nwankwo (@ChidozieNwankw) May 6, 2018
This Maryland target is listed as a prospect.
Friday, May 04, 2018
With Robinson gone and some young talent coming in, Bowman will be the primary offense. He can show the NBA everything in his game and also prove that he can carry a team.
Bowman has until May 30 to make his decision.