Deacon Dump 2/17: Pick it back up and look to State

I'm still pissed. No, seriously. Like it is going to have an impact on the site today pissed.I have to go back and look through the numbers today and also find a way to bring my blood pressure down a little bit. A good way to start, if you're having the same problem right now, is with a little link action. So, here goes nothing.

Hokies rally past Wake | Courtside: Virginia Tech basketball and ACC talk - Roanoke.com
It was a big win for Tech, which improved to 2-2 against teams in the top 50 of the RPI. Wake was No. 11 in the RPI. Tech also improved to 2-2 against teams in the AP poll at the time of the game, and improved to 7-1 this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points or by OT.

PGATOUR.COM - Nationwide Tour experience key for winners like Haas
"I was quoted as saying I didn't want to play on the Nationwide Tour, but I'm definitely eating my words now," [Bill] Haas said. "That was me being immature and that was really not knowing what pro golf was all about. That Tour is a fantastic tour and it speaks for itself about guys who have won out here (on the PGA TOUR)."

Calhoun fills defensive spot - The Denver Post
Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun filled one of two staff vacancies this week, naming Murray State safeties coach Brad White as a defensive assistant. White first met Calhoun at Wake Forest, where White was a three-year starting linebacker from 2002 to 2004. He originally enrolled at Georgia. Calhoun served as offensive coordinator during part of White's Wake Forest playing career.

PhillyBurbs.com:  Conwell Egan's Robinson named All-PCL
Neumann-Goretti’s Tony Chennault was voted league MVP.

SE Pennsylvania boys’ basketball recruits | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/16/2010
Tony Chennault, 6-2, G, Neumann-Goretti, Wake Forest. In picking Wake Forest over Villanova, Chennault said he remembered that first visit to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. "Wake Forest has an up-and-coming team. I like their style of play, and they play in one of the best conferences in the county," Chennault said. He also received interest from Indiana, Marquette, Pittsburgh, St. Joseph's, Memphis and Villanova. As a sophomore guard, Chennault led the Saints in scoring with 16.7 points a game. He also averaged three assists a game. His work earned him all-Catholic League Southern Division first team-honors and honorable mention in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. But his freshman year was arguably his breakout season, as he is best remembered for an overtime three-pointer that gave Neumann a win over DeMatha (Md. ) High, which at the time boasted a top-10 national ranking.

Friends, rivals collide tonight - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
And therein lies the significance tonight when 19-1 Central Catholic hosts 18-1 St. John's Prep in the season finale for both. "Depending on a win or loss, we could go from the 2 to the 4," said Raider Carson Desrosiers. "That could be a huge swing."

Boys roundup: Armstrong rallies late for win | Richmond Times-Dispatch
NO. 1 JOHN MARSHALL 75, NO. 8 MAGGIE WALKER GS 32: Devonte Payne and William Mangum each scored 15 points and combined for seven 3-pointers in the Justices win over the Green Dragons. Travis McKie added 16 points. for John Marshall. Parker Kirwan led Maggie Walker GS with 13 points.

Chas McFarland, Tyler Hansbrough and Jim Calhoun headline this week's College Hoops DVR. - Page 2 - ESPN
FF: Chas McFarland of Wake Forest has joined J.J. Redick and Tyler Hansbrough as one of the most villified players in recent ACC history. But fans outside the conference are largely unfamiliar with McFarland, so in an effort to raise his profile, the 7-foot senior is going to start wearing real fur on his uniform collar.

Observations: McFarland, Thompson hit with technicals - CharlotteObserver.com
.Wake Forest is one of three teams in "major" conferences – along with Oregon State and Providence – to have already played at least 10 road games this season.

The Big Picture: Maryland's Place in the ACC Race - Testudo Times
But Maryland's not out of it for second place. Again, they'd have to finish above Wake Forest - a tie would go to the Demon Deacons - but that's not impossible. Wake's schedule might look easy, but VT in Blacksburg and FSU in Tallahassee are probable losses. If Maryland went undefeated, that would be all it would take. If not, it would be a little harder and take one more loss, like N.C. State in Raleigh or the season closer against Clemson in Winston-Salem. Again, things would be made a lot easier if Maryland went undefeated the rest of the way.

Hokies rally in the second half to knock off Wake Forest
"It’s all about the players," Greenberg said. "They’re just so resilient and tough-minded. When we get down, they don’t chase shots. They continue to execute. They understand how to get back in a game. That’s really important. You get back in a game by getting stops. You don’t get back in a game by outscoring people. We weren’t great defensively for us, but we got enough stops and we got enough loose balls."

Hokies grind down Deacons - Sports - NewsObserver.com
"These two teams are two junkyard dog teams," Gaudio said. "If they'd called us and said the lights were out in Cassell Coliseum and they wanted us to play it on an outdoors court, over by the dorm over there, our bus would have been there. We've got tough kids, they've got tough players, and it probably would have been the same result."

Prep Insiders: JT Terrell goes for 44 in West Charlotte win
West Charlotte senior guard J.T. Terrell scored a season-high 44 points and had 11 rebounds in the Lions 90-81 win over Mallard Creek in the first round of the I-MECK conference tournament at Vance Tuesday. Terrell has signed with Wake Forest. Playing in front of scout.com national recruiting analyst Dave Telep, Terrell put on a scoring show as the Lions (15-9) led by double digits for much of the game.

Hokies down Deacs: Virginia Tech dominates WFU on boards
"They kicked our tail on the offensive boards -- I really think that's a telling stat," Coach Dino Gaudio of Wake Forest said. "And when you have Terrell Bell get seven offensive (rebounds), that is a telling number. And I told our kids that after the game."

NEW J.T. Terrell Mix; Sick Handle Against Vance Academy. - Hoopmixtape.com
ere is 6'3 Wake Forest bound J.T. Terrell doing work against Vance Academy (Who has ranked guard Marquis Rankin). The game was quickly sold out hours before the game was played. J.T.'s 22 points weren't enough to seal the deal, and the West Charlotte Lions lost by 2 points on their senior night.

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