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Deacon Dump 8/20: Curry injured in practice; Aminu named to Wooden Watch list

Lots of ACC links today--it seems people seem to think this is the year the ACC will break through in the BCS. As much as I'd like to jump on that bandwagon, I'll believe it when I see it. Great news about Aminu making the Wooden Watch list; now all he has to do is have the season to back that up, and I really see him doing that. Hopefully Curry's injury is minor--he was a horse in college. Link time...

Hasselbeck returns, Curry comes up gimpy in night practice
Curry, the team's first-round draft pick, appeared to suffer a minor groin strain about an hour and 15 minutes into the two-hour session after competing in one-on-one pass rush drills. He sat with a trainer beside the field for a while stretching his legs, then took off his shoulder pads and sat out the remainder of the practice.

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech may make 2009 milestone year for ACC - Stewart Mandel -
In the BCS' 11-year existence, the ACC has never managed to earn a second berth -- crazy, right? -- but I believe that drought will end this year or next.

Is this the year the ACC makes the jump into BCS contention? - ESPN
"If you really step back and take a look at the conferences a year ago, top to bottom, we may have well been the deepest conference in the country," Swofford said. "What we didn't have is a team or two involved in the national championship race down the stretch. I think that has a lot to do with how our conference is perceived competitively, maybe more than it should." 2009 ACC Football Preview: Wake Forest
Wake Forest has never played in four straight bowl games before, and until last year they had never even played in three straight bowls. If Skinner can get his team to a bowl game for the fourth straight year, it would be a tremendous accomplishment. The Deacons seem to have enough coming back to finish around 7-5, which would send them bowling.

Sun Bowl picks ACC over Big East team  - Sports - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports
The Sun Bowl selection committee voted unanimously Wednesday to go with the Atlantic Coast Conference over the Big East for the next bowl cycle from 2010-13, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Wake's Aminu Named Preseason Wooden Award Candidate | | Triad, NC | Sports News Article
Wake Forest sophomore forward Al-Farouq Aminu has been named a preseason candidate for the 2009-10 John R. Wooden Award, which goes annually to college basketball's top player.

NBA All-NFL Team
C - Tim Duncan - 6-11, 255 Mr. Fundamental would have no problems mastering the playbook. He would be an ideal fit on an offensive line.