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Southern Miss searching for new basketball coach

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Southern Mississippi is searching for its third basketball coach in four seasons.Donnie Tyndall left the Golden Eagles on Tuesday for Tennessee after a successful two-year tenure that included a 56-17 record and two trips to the NIT quarterfinals.Tyndall's up-tempo coaching style and engaging personality made him a fan favorite in Hattiesburg, and attendance improved at Reed Green Coliseum.
Boston Herald Apr 17, 2014

Olivier Hanlan decides to return to BC

Olivier Hanlan wasn’t going to make a decision about his future until getting to know new Boston College head coach Jim Christian.Christian heading to Canada to meet Hanlan’s family is a major reason why the Eagles leading scorer this past season made the decision yesterday he will return to the Heights.Hanlan told the Herald yesterday that he will be back at BC for his junior season, foregoing a chance to enter his name into the NBA Draft.

Hanlan returning to BC

The Boston College Eagles got a big win on Wednesday without setting sneaker to court, as star point guard Olivier Hanlan announced he will return to Chestnut Hill for his junior season. Hanlan had been considering leaving school early to enter the NBA draft, and after Boston College fired coach Steve Donahue the move seemed even more likely. But after testing the pro waters and meeting with new coach Jim Christian, the 6-foot-4, 188-pound Hanlan decided to stay in school.
Boston Herald Apr 16, 2014
Olivier Hanlan to remain at Boston College

Olivier Hanlan to remain at Boston College

It appears new Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian has landed the first big recruit of his tenure — and it’s a player the Eagles are already very familiar with.Olivier Hanlan informed the Herald today in a text message that he will be coming back to Boston College for his junior season. The former ACC Rookie of the Year last season's leading scorer was deciding between leaving early for the NBA Draft or sticking around under the new BC regime.

Spinelli joins Christian's staff at BC

In his introductory conference call, new Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian called his coaching staff a “critical” component in recruiting -- which in turn is critical to on-court success. Christian is making progress on his staff, officially hiring Scott Spinelli as an assistant coach on Monday. The long-rumored move gives Christian a top assistant with ties to New England -- Spinelli is a Leominster, Mass., native and Boston University graduate -- and experience in high-profile programs.
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014
Call him Johnny Hobey

Call him Johnny Hobey

PHILADELPHIA — In what had been one of the worst-kept secrets in college hockey, Boston College junior Johnny Gaudreau last night was named the 34th winner of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, emblematic of the college game’s best player.Fans who’d nicknamed Gaudreau “Johnny Hockey” can now officially refer to the Eagles All-American as “Johnny Hobey.”
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014

Future bright for York, BC

PHILADELPHIA — It was not the ending that Boston College sought, losing to Union in the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. But while the Dutchmen took away the Eagles’ shot at a title, they couldn’t dampen the bright future BC holds.Nine freshmen skated for BC in Thursday night’s 5-4 national semifinal defeat at the Wells Fargo Center, including three on defense, as well as college hockey’s youngest player in goaltender Thatcher Demko, who turned 18 on Dec. 8.
Boston Herald Apr 11, 2014
Will Johnny Gaudreau decide to go?

Will Johnny Gaudreau decide to go?

PHILADELPHIA — Decision time.Boston College’s dramatic 5-4 loss to Union in the national semifinals yesterday may have been scintillating junior Johnny Gaudreau’s swan song. The left winger, expected tonight to receive the prestigious Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player, is mulling an opportunity to sign with Calgary after three years with the Eagles. The Flames selected the Carneys Point, N.J., skater in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Boston Herald Apr 11, 2014
Sorry state against Union

Sorry state against Union

Philadelphia — Union College ended Boston College hopes for a national championship for a second straight season as the Dutchmen rode a hat trick by right winger Daniel Ciampini to a 5-4 victory over the Eagles last night in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals at Wells Fargo Center.The Dutchmen also benefitted from a strong performance by Saugus freshman center Mike Vecchione, who had a goal and assist, as Union (31-6-4) advanced to tomorrow night’s national title game.

Union edges BC, makes Frozen Four final

PHILADELPHIA -- Daniel Ciampini and tiny Union College are thriving on college hockey's biggest stage. Ciampini broke a third-period tie with the second of his three goals to help Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the NCAA hockey semifinals Thursday night. The Dutchmen (31-6-4) advanced to the final for the first time. They will face the Minnesota-North Dakota winner in the championship game Saturday night. "When I came in here as a freshman, there were goals set, but our ultimate goal was not to win the national championship that year," said Ciampini, now a junior.
Boston Herald Apr 10, 2014
Union puts BC’s season on ice

Union puts BC’s season on ice

Philadelphia — Union College ended Boston College’s hopes for a national championship for a second straight season, getting a hat trick from Daniel Ciampini to spark a 5-4 victory at Wells Fargo Center.
Boston Herald Apr 10, 2014

A happy homecoming for Gaudreaus

PHILADELPHIA — The only person to attract a larger media contingent than junior star Johnny Gaudreau yesterday after Boston College’s Frozen Four practice was his kid brother, Matt, a 19-year-old freshman forward.The Gaudreau brothers are familiar figures here as they grew up just 33 miles down the road in Carney’s Point, N.J., and played Mite hockey at the Wells Fargo Center as kids.
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2014
Boston College freshman Steve Santini a big hit on defense

Boston College freshman Steve Santini a big hit on defense

The X-factor for the Boston College hockey team this season has been the true grit supplied by a freshman defenseman, whose thumping shoulder checks draw comparisons to another popular skater who wore No.6 in these parts: former Bruins blueliner Ted Green.
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2014
Buckley: Jerry York’s Boston College Eagles read up

Buckley: Jerry York’s Boston College Eagles read up

Jerry York played his hockey at Boston College back when the Eagles were coached by Snooks Kelley, who was so from another time that he actually taught at the old Cambridge High & Latin School by day and would then drive out to Chestnut Hill for his night job behind the bench.
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2014
Jim Christian shoots to bring Boston College hoop back

Jim Christian shoots to bring Boston College hoop back

Jim Christian intends to rebuild the Boston College men’s basketball team from within.That’s the message Christian gave after being formally introduced as the program’s 12th head coach during a press conference yesterday at the Yawkey Center.Christian came to The Heights from Ohio University, replacing Steve Donahue, who was fired after the Eagles went 8-24.

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