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Boston College Daily Links: It's Not Easy Being An UDFA

NFL lockout puts undrafted rookies at a disadvantage (
This year's undrafted class, including locals such as Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin, from Exton, and Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, from Wayne, won't have that benefit. "Losing the spring was really crippling for their opportunity to make a team for the fall," said agent Jerrold Colton, speaking of undrafted free agents in general.

Six Football Series We'd Like to See Big East Schools Start or Renew (Big East Coast Bias)
Another matchup teams that were once Big East brethren, but whose series predates Big East football, Boston College and Syracuse are just 5.5 hours apart and previously met every year from 1961 to 2004. Much like UConn and Maryland, we like the series because it offers a chance to see quality Northeast programs play in meaningful non-conference games that the region can get excited about. Syracuse fans have clamored to get BC back on the schedule and have been thrilled to have the two games series that ends after this season. Here's hoping that one of the old Big East's longest standing series' gets renewed. 

Stokan interested in Tech for ‘13 kickoff game (
Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan is interested in having Georgia Tech play in the 2013 CFA Kickoff game, which means you can tentatively pencil BC into this game for 2032 or, more likely, never.

Football Launches Father's Day Kickoff Sale (
The Boston College Athletics Department is pleased to announce the Father’s Day Kickoff Sale for 2011 football tickets. Fans participating in this five-day event running from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19 can purchase individual, season and special ticket packages at affordable family-friendly rates and have online service fees waived.

Ranking the ACC coaches (ESPN ACC Blog)
He’s led the Eagles to two straight winning seasons and bowl berths, but is still looking for the bowl win and division title. The scholarship numbers have improved through recruiting and so has the depth, but overall, they’re still not quite where they want or need to be yet.

APR rankings show ACC getting it done in the classroom (
The ACC had four coaches -- Swinney, Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson (tied for fourth, 980), Boston College's Frank Spaziani (seventh, 979) and Duke's David Cutcliffe (eighth, 976) -- ranked among the nation's top eight and five of the top 13. Not surprisingly, the ACC's coaches easily had the highest average (961.7) among the 11 FBS conferences. 

ACC's (darkhorse) Heisman hopefuls (ESPN ACC Blog)
He's got so many things going for him, and two major strikes against him: He's a defender and he plays for a program that's under the national radar. He's a unanimous All-American, though, and he is the real deal. Montel Harris has been the heart of BC's offense during his time there, but Kuechly is the best player on the team.

@JoeTrapani12 on Twitter
"toronto workout was canceled....stuck in madison for the week, waiting on the knicks and hawks"

Hockey East Announces 2010-11 All-Academic Team (
Seventeen Boston College hockey student-athletes - 12 women and five men - have earned 2010-11 Hockey East All-Academic Team honors, according to a league announcement made on Wednesday.