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Deacon Dump 10/30: Aminu a Naismith Candidate, Miami hit by the injury bug

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So I have decided to have zero expectations for the game Saturday, which is a shame because that's how it started with the Indians for me. After a few heartbreaking losses, it is just easier to set the bar low. I don't want to do that. But for tomorrow, that's where the bar is going to stay. I am optimistic though. If the Deacs play their game, actually execute, minimize mistakes and limit the big play, they can beat this Miami team. But they have to do all of those things. Onto the links...

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Miami Hurricanes' Ray Ray Armstrong, Javarris James out vs. Wake Forest; Matt Bosher probable - Breaking News -
Reserve safety Ray Ray Armstrong and running back Javarris James are out for Saturday's Wake Forest game with ``lower extremity'' injuries. But one situation that could prove even more detrimental: kicker Matt Bosher is listed as probable with an undisclosed illness.

Wake's Aminu Named Preseason Candidate for Naismith Trophy | | Triad, NC | Sports News Article
Wake Forest sophomore forward Al-Farouq Aminu has been named as a preseason candidates for the 2010 Naismith Trophy, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Thursday.

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Skinny Deacon makes impact
That was enough for Grobe to put Malchow on scholarship. "I think sometimes as a coach you find a kid and you fall in love with him character-wise and attitude-wise," Grobe said. "You want to be nice to him, so you're thinking, ‘How can I find a way to give this guy something?' "But what we really do, and it's my commitment to Ron Wellman, is I'm not going to waste his money. We're not going to reward players with scholarships unless they can help us."

The Diamondback - Women's soccer can't keep up with Wake Forest, drops first game since September
The No. 12 Terrapin women’s soccer team continued its first-half woes last night, falling to No. 11 Wake Forest at Ludwig Field. The Terps played well in a fast-paced first half, but Wake Forest struck early when forward Jill Hutchinson chipped a shot in for a goal just 2:45 into the game, setting the tone in the Demon Deacons’ 3-1 victory.

Despite success Duke stays off television | duke, stays, align - ACC Football - Burlington Times News
When Wake Forest checked videotape to scout Miami for Saturday’s game, the Demon Deacons saw a familiar player. Two weeks ago, Miami played at Central Florida, which has Brett Hodges as a quarterback. "It was fun watching," Grobe said. "It’s nice to see it turn out that way."

STEIN ON THE SIDELINES: Play Highsmith!...And Other Assorted Non-Sense
Wake Forest is a tough, well coached team. This will not be a walkover for the ‘Canes, especially when you couple the discipline of the Deacons with their anger coming off two consecutive losses.

My Take on Wake - Frye Doing What Needs to Be Done |
"He’s been fine,‘’ Grobe said. "He’s been a good practice guy. He’s bounced around. He’s had a good attitude. His energy level’s high. He’s been working hard. He had a great kickoff cover Saturday. He outran everybody and made the play. "I think Alex is earning his way back into the mix, but I think Josh and Cyhl have done some good things. I think we’re pleased with Alex right now because he’s doing a good job of special teams. He may end up getting some snaps and if he does well he’ll get more snaps. We’d love to play more than one guy at a position.‘’

If all the quotes are right, the Hawks definitely won last night. - Peachtree Hoops
Jeff Teague enjoys the game out there. After that steal and dunk, the kid was uncontrollably smiling. Wake Forrest fans might not agree or want to hear it, but the way he hustled around last night, maybe Jeff just has an NBA game or at least an attitude that the NBA game inspires. Don't know if the energy will last, but I plan to enjoy it while it is around.

Teague makes NBA debut | | The Indianapolis Star
"It's exciting to be in the NBA, but to actually play against the Pacers, a team I watched growing up, makes it even more special," said Teague, whose parents were expected to attend the game.