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Herren to visit BSA 'Summer Zone' program - Boston High School Blog (ESPN Boston)
Former NBA player Chris Herren, author of the book "Basketball Junkie: A Memoir" and subject of the Emmy-nominated ESPN documentary "Unguarded", will visit the Boston Scholar Athletes’ (BSA) ‘Summer Zone’ program at Boston College tomorrow. Herren, who in 2009 launched Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, a basketball player development company that mentors young players on and off the court, is participating in the BSA’s three-day enrichment program, provided free-of-charge, for 50 Boston Public School student athletes. As part of a free three-day program for 50 Boston Public School scholar-athletes, Chris Herren will talk about the pressures he faced as a recognized high school, college and eventually professional athlete, his struggles with addiction, and his subsequent triumph over his substance abuse.

Ravens sign veteran LB Ricky Brown (
Looking to add depth at linebacker, the Ravens signed veteran Ricky Brown on Wednesday, according to his agent David Canter. Brown spent the majority of his career with the Oakland Raiders, debuting there after being undrafted out of Boston College in 2006. Brown worked his way into the Raiders' linebacker rotation and saw considerable playing time for a while.

101 Days of BC Football: Joey Launceford, #39 (Soaring to Glory)
Launceford once had a uniform number in the 80s, but now it’s in the 30s. In fact, once Boston College released the fall roster in mid-July, the entire numerical order was interrupted. No matter: Launceford hails from the Emerald City of Seattle where he attended O’Dea High School, a Catholic boys’ school. He comes to BC as a kicker, his performance at which in high school put him on the All-Metro (Seattle area) second team in his last two years.

ACC Football Kickoff 2012: Questions To Be Answered For ACC Teams (
What does Frank Spaziani have to do to avoid 2012 being his last season as head coach of Boston College?

Big East Player Rankings: The Top 50 Players for 2012 (
17. Montel Harris, RB, Temple A knee injury sidelined Harris for nearly all of last season, but when healthy, he is one of the top backs in the Big East. The senior transferred to Temple from Boston College for his final year of eligibility and enters 2012 as the NCAA’s active leading rusher with 3,735 yards. Harris should team with Matt Brown to form a dangerous one-two punch against Big East defenses. The senior could finish 2012 higher on this list but also needs to prove his knee is 100 percent.

ACC: Five coaches on the hot seat (
2. Frank Spaziani, Boston College: Like O'Brien, Spaziani isn't going to earn a margin of error with an over-the-top personality. He needs to produce on the field, and so far, the Eagles haven't gotten it done. They'll be breaking in their fourth offensive coordinator in three seasons. If things don't improve in Chestnut Hill, the school will be tempted to go in a different direction with the head spot.