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Deacon Dump 12/4: Deacs seeking another trip to College Cup

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My Take on Wake - Walker Back on Board | JournalNow.com
You may have heard that Walker is unhappy at Wake Forest and is at least considering transferring. So has Walker. "As far as all the rumors and everything, I’m not unhappy at all,‘’ Walker said. "I love Wake Forest. I’ve always loved Wake Forest. People say that there’s rumors around I’m going to transfer. I’m not going to transfer at all. I committed to this school and this is where I’m going to stay. I love this school.‘’

Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting - Meyer's Mailbag: Mitchell's stock climbing?
Out of the Rivals150 prospects, here are my top-10 pure shooters in order of their ranking: Brandon Knight No. 1 Cory Joseph No. 7 Reggie Bullock No. 10 Terrence Ross No. 43 Chris Crawford No. 66 Jeremy Lamb No. 68 Matt Derenbecker No. 71 J.T. Terrell No. 78 Noah Cottrill No. 79 Andre Stringer No. 93

WFU's Skinner wins Jim Tatum award
■ Quarterback Riley Skinner of Wake Forest is the winner of the ACC's Jim Tatum Award for 2009, Commissioner John Swofford announced yesterday. The award is given annually in memory of the late Jim Tatum to the top senior student-athlete (in athletics eligibility) among ACC football players. Tatum, a two-time ACC coach of the year, coached in the 1950s at Maryland and North Carolina and believed in the concept of the student-athlete.

Roommates want to help Deacons beat UCLA and advance to men's College Cup FAST FRIENDS
The mantle above the fire place in the apartment that Ike Opara and Corben Bone share is filling up fast. "I don't know how much more it can take," Opara joked, referring to the collection of awards the two juniors have on display to mark highlights of their Wake Forest soccer careers. Opara, the ACC's defensive player of the year the last two seasons, and Bone, the ACC's offensive player of the year this season, are just two of the reasons the Deacons are a win away from their fourth straight College Cup. They can secure that trip Saturday night, by defeating UCLA in an NCAA quarterfinal at Spry Stadium.

Wake takes aim at fourth straight Final Four - NCAA - ESPN Soccernet
"We talk about it a lot," Schilawski said of the Demon Deacons' postseason success. "It's hard not to take it for granted because it's the only thing I've ever experienced. The vast majority of players never make it to a College Cup, and it's kind of been the norm for our class. I think it says good things about our program that it's disappointing if we don't make it that far, that we consider that a bad season."

Cheerleader of the Week: Wake Forest's Brittany - Extra Mustard - SI.com
The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is: Winning the "Best Lips" Contest at a 2009 Women's Basketball game benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. I had to pucker up in front of the entire coliseum and kiss Naz-T-Deac (an unofficial mascot that dances during time-outs).

College Chalktalk:NCDS: Dave Wojcik, Asst. Coach - Wake Forest
With the season in full swing and having started quickly out of the gate with a 4-0 record we were feeling good about ourselves. However, losing the last two games has made me think of Martin Luther King and what he once said, "the test of a man's character is not in times of comfort and convenience; it's in times of challenge and controversy." We have to continue to work hard with enthusiasm and get better each day.

Endscore.com's 2010 NBA Mock Draft | EndScore
6. Golden State Warriors select SF Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest, 6-8, 220lbs If Don Nelson is still coach, don’t be surprised if the Warriors draft a guard or another lanky big man he doesn’t intend to use. Aminu makes some sense, though. He scores well off the dribble, is an excellent shot blocker and rebounder, and is extremely athletic. He needs to add muscle, but with all the athletes in Golden State, he would fit in well.