Boston College Daily Links: Is Reggie Jackson Ready?

Hoops

ACC Men's Basketball Coaches Teleconference: Notable Quotes (TheACC.com)
"I think Dennis Clifford has been hands down the most consistent in terms of everything. He's an incredibly coachable kid, has an incredible work ethic. I think everyone here would say that he's been really not letting good or bad affect how he goes about. For a seven foot kid, who needs need strength, and will get it, he's been pretty impressive."

ACC notes: BC starting the future (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
"I’m looking at nine freshmen every day, so I’m probably less petrified [at starting five of them] than others that are looking at it,’’ Eagles coach Steve Donahue said during Monday’s ACC conference call. "I don’t know if anybody has really earned playing time at starting spots when you have this kind of situation."

Conference Power Rankings: ACC (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
12. Boston College: The fact BC cut UNC’s 20-plus point lead to nine in the second half Saturday bodes well for the future. But with nine freshmen on the team (and five in the starting lineup), the Eagles aren’t just rebuilding, they’re repouring a foundation.

ACC Hoops Power Rankings, Jan. 9 (ACC Sports Journal)
12. Boston College (5-10, 0-1). Only the ultra-young Eagles – and their starting lineup of five freshmen – could take away some positives from a 23-point loss. They showed some life at North Carolina, cutting the Tar Heels’ lead down to single digits for a brief point in the second half.

Thunder: Rookie Reggie Jackson will not lack effort (NewsOK.com)
"Only tonight and the rest of the season will prove it," Jackson said Sunday, 90 minutes before being bumped up to point guard as Russell Westbrook's primary backup. "I've prepared myself as much as I can up to this point. But we'll see. I'm definitely going to come out with a tremendous amount of confidence."

Football

NFL Draft 2012: Possible LB Targets Outside Of Round One (Bleeding Green Nation)
ESPN's Todd McShay has the Eagles taking Boston College LB Luke Kuechly in his first mock draft, saying that "Kuechly's ability to locate the ball, get off blocks and finish the play with sound tackling would strengthen a mediocre Eagles run defense." But what if the Eagles don't take a LB in round one?

Football: Three Make ECAC All-Star Team (MSNSportsNET.com)
Boston College senior linebacker Luke Kuechly earned his second consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Defensive Player of the Year award to lead the 2011 ECAC Division I Football Bowl Subdivision All-Stars, announced Monday.

ACC football hits new low with fifth consecutive losing postseason (David Teel, Daily Press)
Thursday morning I appeared on the Atlanta radio show hosted by Georgia Tech broadcaster Wes Durham and veteran college football scribe Tony Barnhart. They asked if this bowl season, capped by Clemson’s no-show, marked rock bottom for the ACC. If it’s not, the conference is in serious trouble.

Non-Revenues

Student-Athletes Pitch In To Build Homes (BCEagles.com)
Boston College student-athletes from several teams have embarked on an annual Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) trip to New Orleans in order to help build homes in the areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Field Hockey Names Associate Head Coach (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College field hockey program welcomes Kelly Doton as the team's new associate head coach, according to an announcement by head coach Ainslee Lamb on Monday.

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