Nice set of links today, from some BC news and notes to a couple articles about Desrosiers. If you guys are in town, I'd definitely recommend trying to get involved with the CP3 thing that is going on. Other than that, keep an eye out for some content today--big day as we try to get ready for Saturday. Have a good Thursday.
ACC/SEC Rankings | GoGamecocks
18. Wake Forest, 43, 20 Anemic BC is perfect opponent for young defense's ACC opener.
WFU basketball lands big recruit
"It was a 50-50 toss up between ASU and Wake,'' Coach Rich Nault of Central Catholic said. "He called Marquette yesterday to let them know he wasn't going to take the visit, which was supposed to be scheduled for this weekend. "And then Coach Gaudio came in yesterday afternoon and really sealed the deal with the home visit.''
Central star picks Wake Forest - BostonHerald.com
"I’m very happy that it’s over with, it’s a relief," Desrosiers said. "Timing was one of the big factors for me. Wake Forest is a program on the rise and the job (coach) Dino Gaudio has done there speaks for itself. "I visited the school two weeks ago and liked everything about it. The school isn’t too big (4,000 students), the dorms were nice and the student/teacher ratio in the classroom was something I liked."
Duke freshman rusher to get his shot - CharlotteObserver.com
WAKE FOREST: Coach Jim Grobe isn't sure if tailback Kevin Harris will be ready to play at Boston College. Harris, a redshirt senior, started the first three games but injured his groin during last weekend's win against Elon. Harris has rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries while splitting time with Josh Adams and Brandon Pendergrass.
Scout.com: Commitment Tracker: A.J. Marshall
"The atmosphere was great. It’s always great. The students were hyped. The Demon Deacon came out on a motorcycle. All the guys were hyped after the Stanford game. Coach [Ray] McCartney brought me on the field before the game to interact before the game. They made me feel welcome."
McLaughlin hopes to wake Eagles up - Sports
Skinner isn't the only offensive threat posed against BC. Wake Forest's offense has put up at least 400 yards of total offense in each of the past two games, and while BC's defense played admirably on Saturday, it will be a challenge to contain Skinner. Head Coach Frank Spaziani identified this challenge as a focal point in the team's preparation, stating simply, "We need to try and stop him again." Additionally, the Demon Deacons are an experienced squad; 31 players are in their fourth or fifth year in the program. The 22 members of their senior class (17 of whom are redshirt seniors) make up the largest group in the ACC. "Everybody at Wake redshirts, so you know they all have experience," said quarterback Justin Tuggle. "They have a solid defense and everybody plays their assignments well."
Wake Forest suspends backup Petit-Jean for season - Breaking News - Sports - MiamiHerald.com
Wake Forest has suspended safety Junior Petit-Jean (PET'-it jeen) for the rest of the season. School officials said Wednesday they suspended the redshirt sophomore for violating undisclosed team rules.
Wake Forest (2-1) at Boston College (2-1) | The News Tribune - Colleges | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination
This is lining up to be one of those tough, grueling ACC defensive battles. However, the Eagles not only possess the better defense, but the team is also more consistent offensively in terms of producing points, and along with home field advantage, Boston College should be able to grab a win.
4th Annual "Chris Paul’s Winston-Salem Weekend" " Prolebrity
Chris Paul, his family and friends will again host the fourth annual "Chris Paul’s Winston-Salem Weekend" from September 24-27, 2009. The festivities will commence on the 24th with a taping of the new ESPN show "Homecoming," which is hosted by acclaimed ESPN personality Rick Reilly and will be filmed at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University.
New option at QB: Shot for Shinskie? - The Boston Globe
Wake Forest’s Riley Skinner has developed a reputation as a "fourth-quarter quarterback.’’ When the Deacons beat Stanford, 24-17, Sept. 12, it was the seventh time Skinner had led them to a fourth-quarter comeback. However, he has not had a lot of success against BC. The Eagles have intercepted him seven times - most by any opponent. Skinner threw two picks as a freshman, three as a sophomore, and two last year in a 24-21 loss.
Count this as a comeback win - The Boston Globe
"He’s very accurate, if not the best quarterback in the ACC,’’ said McLaughlin, who knows that the Eagles have had more success against Skinner than almost any other team in the conference, limiting him to three touchdown passes in three games.
Desrosiers decision: Wake Forest coach: 'We need you' - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
Top five reasons Carson Desrosiers chose Wake Forest 5. "From the very first contact, the coaching staff seemed like a great group of guys." 4. "I love their running style. I have an opportunity to play the four (power forward), playing both inside and out." 3. "I loved the location. I can't think of a prettier campus." 2. "I'm part of a recruiting class rated in the top 5 nationally (No. 7 by Rivals.com before Desrosiers signed)." 1. "First and most important, it's a top 25 academic school with opportunities I couldn't afford to pass up."