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Deacon Dump 2/9: Beat BC.

Gameday fools. Oh yeah, and the SI Swimsuit Issue came out today. So big things... We've got our usual lineup of links to get you ready for tonight's game. Enjoy. Oh yeah, and it must be said--Free Weezy. 

Tioga's Walkley headed to Wake Forest - Sports - Daily Review
I had a few other offers," [Field hockey player Walkley] said. "UConn offered and I liked them, but I wanted to go to Wake Forest."


Wake Forest basketball wallpapers - Athletics
The official site made a desktop wallpaper of each Demon Deac. Check 'em out,


Joe Trapani will miss Boston College's game against Wake Forest because of illness - ESPN Boston
Boston College will be without its leading scorer and rebounder Tuesday night at Wake Forest as junior forward Joe Trapani did not travel with the team for its game against the Demon Deacons because he is sick, the school said Monday night. Trapani is averaging 14.4 points and 6.5 rebounds this season.


Xcellent 25 Boys Basketball Rankings: Top 13 hold firm - MaxPreps News
9. (9) Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.), 18-1 LaSalle commitment Tyreek Duren flirted with a triple-double last Monday in a 93-61 win over Philadelphia West Catholic, registering 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Wake Forest-bound backcourt partner Tony Chennault took over two night later against Warminster Archbishop Wood, pouring in 28 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.


Hendricken rallies, upends Central -, North Andover, MA
Carson Desrosiers paced Central with a season-high 28 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and swatting six shots. Michael Alvarez added 14 points.


Wall should sit at head of lottery class - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
8. Al-Farouq Aminu: What if the Los Angeles Clippers broadcast team has to deal with this name over the course of an 82-game season? It could happen. The outrageously talented Aminu is still a raw sophomore at Wake Forest but has what teams covet most: upside. He’s 6-8 but is a lonnnnng 6-8 and is one of the best rebounders in the collegiate game.


Five newcomers to watch - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Wake Forest redshirt freshman quarterback Brendan Cross: The competition is open to replace Riley Skinner, and Cross should be considered a front-runner heading into spring ball. Cross finished his career at Chattahoochee High School in Georgia with 3,540 passing yards and 36 touchdown passes. - Predicting the NCAA tournament bracket

Don't sleep on Dino Gaudio and Wake Forest in our latest bracket projection.

The BC Blog " Tall task at hand for Trapani-less Eagles

"Right now I can’t even think about or worry about the postseason because we haven’t really put ourselves, in my opinion, in a position to consider that," Skinner said after his team fell to 12-11 overall and 3-6 in the ACC. "We’ve got to get ourselves some wins before we can start entertaining anything like that.

ACC: Biggest shoes to fill this spring - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner – He made a name for himself his freshman year by taking the Deacons to their first ACC championship since 1970 and earning ACC rookie of the year honors. Four years and three bowl games later, Skinner ended his career as the top quarterback in Wake Forest history.

A RUGGED FOE Wake Forest knows just what to expect from a physical Boston College team

As it turned out, Coach Dino Gaudio of Wake Forest didn't even have to deliver the message he had planned for Sunday's practice. Seniors Ish Smith and L.D. Williams delivered it for him. "Ish Smith raises his hand and starts talking about Boston College and how bad they beat us up there two years ago," Gaudio said. "They crushed us. And he talked about how tough their guys are and how physical they play. "And all of a sudden, L.D. starts talking. And when we've got those players expressing themselves about the next opponent, I think it means even more than when we as coaches say it."

My Take on Wake - Running the Numbers on Wake |

This is not a pretty team. Teams that miss a bunch of shots and turn the ball over rarely look good, at least not until the game is over. But defense and rebounding statistics reveal effort. And it’s hard to argue that any team in the ACC has given more effort so far this season than Wake Forest. – Top 6 Schools Recruiting Mount Vernon’s Hinds

"He’ll be a point guard that understands the flow of the game. He’ll get the ball to the players he’s supposed to get it to. He can score when he needs to score and he loves to play defense," Cimmino said when asked to describe what Hinds will contribute at the next level. It’s still early but Cimmino says half a dozen schools are working the hardest on landing Hinds. "The people into him the most are Louisville, Virginia, Wake Forest, St. John’s, UNLV and Seton Hall," Cimmino said.