Boston College announced its football recruiting class Wednesday, national signing day. Frank Spaziani's 16-player crop is not highly regarded, but the Eagles did fill some holes.
"We evaluated these 16 players the same way we evaluated the six BC alumni playing in the Super Bowl," Spaziani said at an afternoon press conference to announce the signings. "We use the same system."
Added Spaziani: "Fans should be excited about this class in they are young, energetic, talented, and they fit the mold [of BC student-athletes]."
The most heralded recruit is Win Homer of Christchurch, Va., a 6-foot-5, 245-pound offensive lineman. Steven Daniels, a linebacker from the same Cincinnati school that produced Luke Kuechly, comes on board after spending a semester prepping at Worcester Academy.
The Eagles also got a boost when Michael Giacone of St. Peter's Prep in New Jersey chose the Eagles after originally selecting...
WILMINGTON -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was absent from the team's practice Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena with a lower body injury after catching a rut late in the third period of Tuesday's win over the Senators.
Coach Claude Julien said that McQuaid came back to the bench "a little shaken up" after the play. The team hopes McQuaid can return to the ice Thursday against the Hurricanes, but it seems the defenseman's status is up in the air.
"He got injured last night, so we just felt that it was better to keep him off the ice today," Julien said after Wednesday's practice. "We'll reevaluate his situation tomorrow morning."
The Bruins will be getting defenseman Andrew Ference back from a three-game suspension Thursday, so in the event that McQuaid is unable to go, the B's would not need to call a defenseman up from Providence.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Speaking to the media on Wednesday at University Park Hotel on the campus of IUPUI, Logan Mankins was asked about the Jets and their late-season collapse in 2011. The Jets lost their last three games to finish 8-8 and miss the postseason.
"The Jets, we know they're full of hot air. We see where they are right now," Mankins told Brian Costello of the New York Post. "They just like to say whatever they feel like saying and sometimes that can come back to bite you in the butt."
LaDainian Tomlinson suggested in a January 19 interview with "Inside the NFL" that locker room turmoil played a factor in the Jets' failures, and called the relationship between Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes "as bad as any I've ever been around." Tomlinson added that the brash culture fostered by Rex...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots starting left tackle Matt Light said he has recovered from his stomach illness that kept him out of media day on Tuesday and is ready to join the team.
"Feeling great. I've got my coffee and we're ready to go," Light said Wednesday, before joking about missing "Media Day" at Lucas Oil Stadium. "Really torn up about that. Lost a lot of sleep last night and will never get that opportunity back but I'm going to move on."
Light also spoke for the first time since Osi Umenyiora claimed that Light did things to block him during games that caused their on-field scuffles in their last three meetings.
"It is what it is," Light said. "It doesn't really bother me. I think everything is going to work out fine. We'll let the game play out. On the field, that's all I can say. I don't know the guy, personally. We're not pen pals. Everything we've ever experience is on the...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rob Gronkowski said Wednesday morning that he continues to make strides toward being ready to take the field on Sunday for Super Bowl XLVI. As for when he'll be ready to practice and practice full tilt, Gronkowski said that is still up in the air. The Patriots returned to the practice field on Wednesday after having Tuesday off for "Media Day."
"I have no clue," Gronkowski said Wednesday morning of his high ankle sprain on his left foot. "I'll see what the trainers say. I'll meet up with them right after this and once we start our day, we'll see how it goes.
"Definitely, I feel better every day. That's the goal, that's the positive direction you want to be going. You want to be moving forward every single day. If you're going backwards, that's not good at all. I'm feeling good every day. The rehab is going well, everything is moving forward and we're on pace for feeling better every day."
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Fred and Butch break down the Patriots' destruction of Houston, with big praise for the defense and 3rd string QB Jacoby Brissett.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the Red Sox first baseman, who hit his 29th home run as the Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Orioles.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
Kirk, Gerry and Sean discussed the Pats dominating win over the Texans and Phil Simms made a fool of himself.More from this show