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Boston College Daily Links: Differing Opinions On Reggie Jackson's Draft Hopes

Eyes on BC's Reggie Jackson (ESPN Boston)
Boston College point guard Reggie Jackson is one of the more intriguing players in this year's NBA Draft, but recovering from a "minor procedure" on his knee, he surprisingly cancelled his remaining workouts, which leaves his draft status in question.

Thunder NBA Draft Prospect Board (
Add in the idea that the Blazers are attempting to move point guard Andre Miller, and you have the makings of a Jackson-to-Portland combo. However, if draft day comes and Jackson is not taken 21st overall, things could get a little bit interesting for Thunder fans.

Silence, apparently, is golden for Jackson in NBA draft (Colorado Springs Gazette, CO)
The Boston College guard had minor knee surgery last month and has canceled all of his scheduled workouts. Jackson was supposed to be ready to work out by now, and the fact that he isn’t visiting facilities and giving interviews or medical information is "discouraging" teams, according to ESPN.

Reggie Jackson draft profile (Chicago Bulls Confidential)
"Coming out of nowhere?" Really?

Are we there yet? (ESPN ACC Blog)
Mark your calendars. BC football's reporting date is August 7. First practice is August 8.

Letters To DG: ACC Money Matters (ACC Sports Journal)
Because football long ago became a much stronger economic engine than men’s basketball, it seemed to be only a matter of time before the SEC (a gridiron superpower) ran away from the ACC (a basketball superpower) financially. But now the Big Ten’s revolutionary launch of the Big Ten Network, then the Pac-12’s recent expansion and then impressive manipulation of the TV marketplace, have the ACC looking up from fourth place.

ACC position rankings: Quarterbacks (ESPN ACC Blog)
BC's starting quarterback is only the 9th best in the conference, yet BC's QB position group ranks second in the conference behind only Miami. Hmm ...

INCH 10 for 12: The Players (Inside College Hockey)
Brian Dumoulin, Boston College. The highest-scoring defenseman in Hockey East last season, Dumoulin improved from 22 points as a freshman to 33 last year. As the team’s top returning scorer, he’ll get plenty of opportunities (and ice time) to surpass that number in 2011-12. In order to be a serious Hobey contender, however, Dumoulin has to score more goals—he had one as a freshman and three last season.

Our First Round Options in 2012 (Arrowhead Addict)
ILB Luke Kueckly, Boston College -- Just another in a long, long line of Boston College Eagles that I love as college prospects.  Kueckly fits your typical BC mold: not physically elite, very football smart and projects very well to the pros. Never bet against a BC prospect.

Way-too-early ACC bowl look (ESPN ACC Blog)
Needs extra work, huh? "Not even their opener against Northwestern is a guarantee, and ending the season with four of six games on the road will be difficult."

Re-draft or Re-Draught? (Maize n Brew)
Beer posts = always a win. "We at Maize n Brew have undertaken a truly important project, The Ultimate Brewery Portfolio Re-Draft!  This will tell us a great many important things, such as: which craft beers could we simply not do without; what breweries are most-loved; and, which of us are actually decent people."