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Boston College Daily Links: No Draft Day Guarantee For Reggie Jackson?

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Thunder's Reggie Jackson clears the air (
"I understand this whole promise thing and (the way) everybody looks at it. But draft night is crazy. If everybody knew the draft (beforehand) I don't think people would show up to New York to watch it. I don't think people would tune in to watch it…I had no idea where I was going just like the next guy."

Mark Herzlich: A Giant comeback (Metro)
"There are a lot of BC connections everywhere I go here, which is nice. Mathias [Kiwanuka] is back. And there’s Chris Snee, the Maras, and of course Coach Coughlin," he said. "There’s certainly some different terminology but we played the same basic type of defense at Boston College."

Track Legend Keith Francis '76 Passes Away (
Boston College Trustee and Varsity Club Hall of Famer Keith Francis '76 passed away on July 26 in his New Bedford home following a long illness. The Eagles track legend was 56. 

Yards To Glory -- For college football fans, yard markers can become ingrained (ESPN)
Mention a 48-yard pass to any Boston College fan and watch him smile at the memory of Flutie-to-Phelan against Miami in 1984. Every school has its unforgettable play that began from an exact location on the 100-yard rectangle that stretches from goal line to goal line.

Yards to Glory (ESPN)
82. Vick Of Time. Sept. 30, 2000: If you had to pick one play to show the brilliance of Michael Vick, this might be it. Pressured by a heavy Boston College rush, the Virginia Tech quarterback escaped a crowd of defenders, leaping over one would-be tackler on his way down the left sideline. Halfway into the run, he cut to the center of the field before twisting the last Eagles player into the ground and spinning into the end zone. It was Vick's third rushing touchdown of the day in a 48-34 win.

Rivals100 DE has scheduled his official (Eagle Action)
Faith Ekakitie is one of the top prospects on Boston College's recruiting board and that just about goes without saying. The Rivals100 defensive end has an extensive offer list and has developed a strong relationship with the BC coaches, even though he hasn't visited the school yet. Ekakitie will be checking the school out this fall.

2011 BC football breakdown, Part X: Halfback (Soaring To Glory)
Montel Harris’s time on the heights is running short, however, but all indications are that there is plenty of talent lining up to take his place. Earlier this month, BC added another fine recruit at this position in Akeel Lynch, but he’s a 2012 commit. As for what we have going into 2011, I don’t think there will be too many complaints amongst the Eagles faithful.

Opponents / ACC / Hockey East

12 Days Of ACC Football: Duke Blue Devils (The
If the Blue Devils can mature on defense, reverse their turnover margin (112th nationally last year), and continue its overall improvement, Cutcliffe's fourth Duke team has a chance to record a breakthrough campaign.

Notre Dame football: Coach Brian Kelly has everything he needs to win at Notre Dame (Chicago Tribune)
Notre Dame decided to be good at football again. This is how schools become good at football. "You can still be an outstanding academic institution and have high morals and give your coach a little bit of flexibility," ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said. "If they're doing those things, I would say it's about time. … The end result is going to be a more competitive team on the field."

College Football Countdown: Nos. 41-45 (D1scourse)
The downside of the schedule is the Wolfpack needs seven wins to become bowl eligible. That's a worthwhile risk to take if it means buying time for new players to grow up. After all, the most obvious test in September waits at the end, when N.C. State visits ...

Adam Erne decommits to join Quebec (The Boston Hockey Blog)
Adam Erne, a 16-year-old forward, has decommitted from Boston University in favor of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, according to The news comes just over a year after Erne originally said he would come to BU in the fall of 2013.

Taking a look at..... The UMass Lowell River Hawks (The Boston College Hockey Blog)
This will probably be another tough year for the River Hawks who finished last in the league last year, but they have a pretty seasoned squad with fiver seniors on the roster this year. I do not think Lowell will make the playoffs this year, but I can see them improving on their 5-25-4 record from a year ago.