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Thunder Rookie Reggie Jackson Talks About His New Team (
"I like the five for five guys on the court at one time," he said. "One team, one beating heart. Everybody has one goal and basically that is a championship."

Thunder Pick Jackson Promises To Work Hard (ACC Sports Journal)
"We really feel like his best basketball is well in front of him. He understands that there’s a lot of work that has to take place on his end and we also understand that we have to put him in positions to be successful throughout his development as a player," general manager Sam Presti said.

Thunder notebook: Reggie Jackson the best ever from Colorado? (
"At this point, Reggie's tougher. There's no doubt in my mind. Chauncey wasn't as explosive. Chauncey dished it. Not that Reggie is selfish, but he takes over a game."

Thunder selects Boston College guard Reggie Jackson with No. 24 pick (
"He's got an explosive first step and it's really difficult to stay in front of the kid," said ESPN draft analyst Jay Bilas after Jackson was announced as the selection. "He's good with runners and floaters when he's slashes to the basket."

DimeTV: Jared Dudley Talks Suns, Boston College & NBA Draft (Dime Magazine)
Yesterday at Steve Nash‘s Showdown in Chinatown, NBA players and global soccer stars took the field to raise money for charity. Jared Dudley, one of the white team’s starters, had an impressive showing. Although he may not have a background in soccer, that didn’t stop him from trying. He ended up scoring two goals and managed one botched celebration.

They fit nicely into Tradition (The Boston Globe)
There’s no arguing which North American city has had the most successful run of 21st century sports franchises. Boston has already had seven champions in the four primary team sports. Throw in the two NCAA hockey championships won by Boston College and the one taken home by Boston University, and that’s 10 recent occasions to salute one of our teams as the unquestioned best. 

Colts' 1st-round pick, tasked with protecting the franchise QB, has extra goal in life: help cure cancer (The Indianapolis Star)
He wants to help cure cancer. "I have a pure hatred of the disease," he stated flatly. "I've been blessed with so many opportunities and I've been able to capitalize on them. I feel like everybody deserves the opportunities I've been given and this disease just strips people of them."

Play the BN Name Association Game: ACC (Bruins Nation)
Having attended BU for grad school, the first thing that I think of when it comes to BC is seeing all of those damn "Superfan" shirts on the T.  There was also this little hockey tournament in Boston called the "Beanpot".  Not that I'm counting, but BU has won it 29 times to BC's 16.

Twitter / @Coach_Donahue
"Biko Paris and Tyler Roche have been such a pleasure to be around. Exemplify what BC is all about."

Seven Lacrosse Players Named to 2011 All-ACC Academic Team (
Seven Boston College Women's Lacrosse players were named to the 2011 All-ACC Women's Lacrosse team as announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford Wednesday.

Hugh Jackman, Charlie Davies And Beau Biden Make Appearances At PPL Park (Brotherly Game)
Charlie Davies was also at the game, spotted by the small contingent of fans who remained at PPL Park before security closed the grounds to them. The DC United striker was waiting by the locker rooms, most likely wanting to catch back up with Holden.

So Charlie Davies Got Fined, and I'm Good With That (Black And Red United)
It looks like Chuck Deezy is going to be be giving MLS W.O.R.K.S. a nice little gift in honor of his 25th birthday. Charlie Davies was fined $1,000 by the league today for "putting the game into disrepute in the 83rd minute of the match against Real Salt Lake."  Reactions have run the gamut from "This is nonsense, diving is part of the game!" through "He should have been suspended, too!" right up to "Take a point away from DC and give two to RSL! He changed the outcome!"