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Deacon Dump 4/23: Deacs poised for ACC Golf Title, great Napolean Sykes article

A little bit later version of the links today, but we still have you covered.  Today we have a nice variety of stuff to help you make it to the weekend.  Look for Brandon Ghee to get picked up tonight in the 2nd or 3rd round and of course don't forget to watch Tim Duncan and the Spurs take on the Mavs in game three.

Pound Ridge Golf Club reports partnership with Nannette Hill | World Golf News
Pound Ridge Golf Club - the nationally-ranked, Pete Dye-designed destination course 40 miles north of New York City - has entered a promotional partnership with rising Duramed FUTURES Tour star and Pelham, New York native Nannette Hill for the remaining 14 events of the 2010 season.

Talent still plentiful in second and third rounds - NFL - -
The league is treating this as basically a "second first round," giving it a primetime Friday slot and inviting second-tier prospects like Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee and Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston to come to the stage just like in the first round.

Bzdelik a big loss for the Buffs |
The University of Colorado lost a coaching gem recently when men's basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik resigned to take what he called his "dream job" at Wake Forest. In his three seasons at CU, Bzdelik lifted the Buffs from bottom-feeder status to respectability in the rough and tough Big 12 conference.

ACC tournament took attendance, concession hit
The tournament, which has been a tough ticket, drew 93,849 fans, a report from the Greensboro Coliseum shows, about 13 percent less than the 2006 turnout of 108,094. The 2006 tournament was the ACC's first 12-team event in Greensboro.

Better atmosphere helps Fullerton succeed - College Baseball -
ICE COLD - Wake Forest – Coach Tommy Walter is ready for his second season to end with the team on a nine-game losing skid. Boom-or-Bust candidates
Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest: Thinly built, straight-linish, finesse corner who lacks ideal competitiveness, ball production (one career interception) and cover skills. More track star than football player.

San Jose Earthquakes' Joey Gjertsen took unusual path to MLS - San Jose Mercury News
Defender Bobby Burling is expected to start Saturday in place of Ike Opara because the rookie has spring semester finals at Wake Forest this week. The Quakes promised Opara they would let him finish classes when they drafted him third overall in January.

Navy assistant abandons pen for coaching • Sports - Naval Academy ( - The Capital)
"Kenny walked into my office carrying a Wake Forest media guide and showed me Napoleon's picture and said 'I like this guy.' Believe it or not, I had Napoleon's resume in my hand at that very moment," Green said. "We both had the same mindset and came up with the same guy."

Baseball Game Notes: Duke vs. Wake Forest (April 23-25)

Spurrier, Swinney head up golf showdown
- Group Five: Wake Forest (Jim Grobe / Billy Packer) vs. Vanderbilt (Bobby Johnson / Will Perdue)

Clausen, McCoy not picked on first night of draft
Not everyone who came was picked, though. Cornerback Brandon Ghee of Wake Forest, defensive tackle Lamarr Houston of Texas, and tight end Rob Gronkowski of Arizona were all left untaken.

Deacons eyeing first ACC golf title for Haas
Lee Bedford, one of the hottest golfers in the ACC, says that the Deacons are talented enough to make a run. "We all want to win one for Coach and for ourselves," Bedford said. "We know Coach hasn't won an ACC, so of course it's in the back of our minds.… I think if we can play well, we'll have a chance, and we didn't play that well in our last tournament because I think we were kind of looking ahead to the ACCs." Hamm Discusses WFU Visit #5
Ham expanded further upon his interest in Wake Forest. "I’m just in love with the school. My dad used to live in North Carolina so it is convenient. It’s great, it’s small which is what I need. I don’t need a million people [there] so I can’t get the 1:1 relationship. Wake Forest is smaller just like DeMatha and when Coach Grobe said the teachers know you by name, that meant a lot to me."