Deacon Dump 2/1: Heartsill commits, Lady Deacs grab a big win

The biggest news of the weekend was the commitment of Dylan Heartsill, an OL from Alabama. Barring a signing day surprise, that will finish up the 2010 class. With signing day right around the corner, we will be there to get you locked into all the info. We've got Miami tomorrow too, so we'll be getting you ready for the rematch against the 'Canes. Hope everyone's Monday started off well. Onto the links...

 

Super Bowl Ads Get Super-sized Results
[NOTE:] Not Wake sports related, but still an interesting study from Mother So Dear. Believe it or not, advertising on the Super Bowl can be downright economical," says Wake Forest University marketing professor Sheri Bridges, an expert on branding and advertising. She gives eight reasons the Super Bowl is a unique opportunity for advertisers:

 

ACC Basketball Rankings Feb. 1-Feb. 8; Duke Still No. 1, but Barely. | Online Basketball Betting
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-5, 4-3) Last week – 3 Losing on the road at ranked Georgia Tech 79-58 isn’t a big cause for concern for the Deacs. I don’t think it will be trend. Wake Forest just had the misfortune of catching the Jackets playing their most complete game of the season. What does concern me is that they are dead last in the ACC in made three-pointers. Miami comes to Wake Forest on Tuesday and then the Deacs head to Virginia on Saturday.

 

Summer Ball: Mohawks Sign Wake Forest Frosh
The Amsterdam Mohawks of the NYCBL have inked Matt Conway from Wake Forest University. Matt is a 6-7/225 pound 1b/LHP from Birmingham, MI. He was a star at Brother Rice High School. He was ranked by Perfect Game as the 388th best High School prospect last season.

TheGrio's 100: Cheyenne Woods, making her own name in golf

"I try to set myself aside from the 'Tiger Woods' name," said the golf-swinging niece of the most famous man ever to have graced the links." I just try to make a name for myself. So I guess that's my goal right now," she recently told NPR.

Scout.com: Scout’s Take…Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson is a smooth athlete that has the height and length to give receivers fits. He has great feel for the game. He anticipates well and is almost never out of position. He can shut down the opponents passing game on one side of the field in zone coverage or take away their best receiver in one on one coverage. He is very athletic and gets in and out of his breaks well.

Early arrivals get a jump

"We've got the Pahokee connection back, Zach Allen and Antonio Ford," Grobe said. "Allen is a linebacker who can really, really run and Antonio Ford is a big defensive lineman that we really like. "Ray really likes him on the defensive front. Of course that's going to be an area that we really need help.

 

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - Recap - January 31, 2010 - ESPN
Sandra Garcia scored 21 points and made three clutch free throws to help Wake Forest upset Virginia (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) 64-57 on Sunday.

 

Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell now A-OK since Wake Forest sent him packing
Ron Wellman will never forget the day he had to fire Jim Caldwell. As head coach of the Wake Forest football team, Caldwell posted just one winning season, going 7-5 in 1999 and winning the Alamo Bowl. But the following year his team slumped again.

 

Pennsylvania: Neumann-Goretti has something to prove - MaxPreps News
Neumann-Goretti is one of the best teams in Pennsylvania and among the best in the country. The Saints could be a fluid, elegant bunch, when they want to be. But you wouldn’t know it. Not by the way the Saints choose to play. They scrap, hustle and play in-your-face defense. Neumann-Goretti will run you into the ground if you give the Saints the chance.

ACC is muddled race with no elite teams - Sports - TheState.com

"It can change like that," Florida State's Chris Singleton said, snapping his fingers. "If you can win and go on a streak, you control your own destiny. That's how it is. "You can't lose two games in a row. If you lose two games in a row, you're back to the bottom."

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