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The Quad Countdown: No. 69 Wake Forest -
A very nice, comprehensive look at the 2009 Gridiron Deacs

Alphonso Smith: Nickelback or Caped Crusader? 5 Minutes With Chip Vaughn covers all aspects of the University of Alabama athletics department, with a primary focus on Alabama football.

Top-flight camp Pros give tips to high-school stars like Deacs recruit McKie
McKie, ranked No. 55 in the nation in the Class of 2010 by Telep, said: "You always want to be the best. To be the best, you have to compete against the best and then beat them." Prominent high-school coaches from Virginia worked at the camp, and 30 current and former NBA players also provided instruction, including several who are interested in becoming coaches. "A learning experience," McKie called the camp. "I love coming here."

UNC's Davis tops ACC's 2010 NBA list |
Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest: The forward surprised many when he didn't “test” this season. But if he stars without Teague and James Johnson as a sophomore, the decision could pay off.

Parkland star will likely pick South Carolina
"The only other school I really wanted to go to was Wake Forest," Surratt said. "They haven't offered, but they showed really high interest in me and were waiting for my SAT's to come back."

2009 Wake Forest Demon Deacons College Football Predictions | Bleacher Report
Outlook: As long as Jim Grobe is coaching, the Deacs will be competitive. Skinner is due to take another step forward this season and the offensive line should be sturdy. They only averaged 21ppg last year and will need more points considering the defense is very raw this season.

NBA PA Camp - Day One | Jody Demling | The Courier-Journal
Wake Forest commitment J.T. Terrell has the highest game of the day - a 26-point effort - and is second with an 18.5 average.

Drew Neitzel, pros have fun with college all-stars - Grand Rapids, Michigan Sports News –
Kyle Visser (Forest Hills Central/Wake Forest/Germany) hit 7-of-8 shots for 15 points and seven rebounds.

Deacons will miss Teague, but won't fall to ACC pits
Jeff Teague's exit hurts the Wake Forest basketball team, but it doesn't condemn the Deacons to bottom feeding.

The High Point Enterprise
When the college basketball season ended in the spring, Wake Forest possesses the pieces to be a top-10 team next season. Now, the Demon Deacons are left with a good team but not the one that most likely would be considered as a candidate to make the Final Four.

Coach trades budget woe for Wake : : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
"I am very confident that the program is in great hands due to the leadership on that campus," Walter said. "There are not many jobs that would make me want to leave New Orleans, but to be able to coach in the ACC -- the best baseball conference in the nation -- is too good to pass up."


Also, the Deacs picked up a big football commitment from Texas (Westlake HS), QB Tanner Price.