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Deacon Dump 3/24: Tate and Harris ineligible, Emert wins state power lifting 'ship

Let's get some links going folks. If you haven't seen Riley's practice report, take a look. It's great to get some football news again and he's doing a solid job of getting out there and reporting. The big news obviously is that Dominique Tate and freshman running back Josh Harris will be academically ineligible next season. Read up on that in Dan Collins' latest article. It's a shame, both are real talents. Here is the rest of the roundup from the web.

Oklahoma Baptist rallies for NAIA championship - ESPN
[Former Wake Forest player] Kevin Swinton (!!!!!) scored 19 for Oklahoma Baptist and Brumfield had 15.

Upheaval at Virginia continues
University of Virginia leading scoring Sylven Landesberg will not return for his junior season.

Warning Signs: What the Postseason Teaches You About Drafting Stars Out of College | The Starting Five
Statement #2: "He makes the game look easy." Truth: "He already knew he was leaving for the draft at the start of the year, so he couldn’t be told the sky is blue." This year’s example: Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest.

Hewitt says it's unlikely he'll leave Tech  |
Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said Tuesday afternoon that it's highly unlikely that he would leave Tech for St. John's.

Prep Sports - Emert wins state championship
The West Forsyth senior combined to lift a massive total of 1,370 pounds in three events in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association power lifting finals in Hawkinsville Saturday. His monster day broke the state record for all three categories in his 205-226 pound weight class and earned him the title of Georgia’s strongest high school lifter across all classifications. "I wasn’t expecting that at all, really. I was just trying to go in and do enough to win my event," said Emert, who has signed as a running back with Wake Forest.

Neumann-Goretti reaches PIAA Class AAA final | Philadelphia Daily News | 03/23/2010
All of N-G's starters reached double figures in points. Stewart wolfed down five dunks en route to 20, Duren packed 16 of his 18 into the second half, Tony Chennault (Wake Forest) posted nine of his 14 in the first quarter before being thrown slightly off-kilter by foul trouble and Fulton used a 6-for-6, late-moments-showing at the line to get to 14.

Progress promising for VCU's Skeen | Richmond Times-Dispatch
"I just tried to come out and be conservative at the beginning of the season and just tried to jell with the rest of the team," Skeen said. "But now it's coming toward the end of the season, and I just feel like it's time to step up because we're about to lose [some] players." Skeen's emergence does not surprise his teammates or his coaches. "Jamie can dominate," Rams guard Brandon Rozzell said. "I've seen him dominate in practice against Larry Sanders, one of the best defenders I've pretty much ever seen. He's so smart down in the post. He can finish with contact, he can step [outside]. His game is so versatile. . . . He could be player of the year [in the Colonial Athletic Association] if he puts his mind to it." Legacy LB one to watch
CUTigers recently caught up with Spring Valley outside linebacker Marcus Bullard, who’s been receiving a lot of interest from Clemson and Vanderbilt these days. He’s been told by the Clemson staff that an offer from the Tigers could be in later this spring. To date, Wake Forest is the offer to his name. Though he hopes for more, Bullard remains focused on his efforts off the field.

Two Deacons declared ineligible
Dominique Tate won't play football play for Wake Forest next season, Josh Harris might and Brendan Cross, barring some unforeseen development, will. Coach Jim Grobe said yesterday that Tate and Harris have been declared academically ineligible by the University and Cross was one of five freshmen players arrested by the Winston-Salem Police on Saturday night for under-age drinking.

Neumann-Goretti boys headed to state title game | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/23/2010
Guards Tyreek Duren (18 points), Tony Chennault (14), Lamin Fulton (14), and Mustafaa Jones (13) helped the Saints move closer to a goal that has been driving them since last year's loss to Archbishop Carroll in the state quarterfinals. "It's a guard's game, and we have four excellent ones," Neumann-Goretti coach Carl Arrigale said. "They all shoot well, pass well, run the floor. And we have a fifth one [reserve Billy Shank] who's pretty good, too."