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8/15 Deacon Dump

Been a while since we've done one of these, but yesterday was a busy day for Wake Forest.

The Women's Basketball team signed a couple of guards that can help out in the future. The men's soccer team lost a head-scratcher to Radford in an exhibition game, and there were plenty of articles out there from the football team's media day yesterday.

I didn't clip all the articles out there, but these should keep y'all in the loop as far as Wake Forest athletics go!

Wake Forest: Best and worst case scenarios -
Best case: Wake Forest takes advantage of an easy first half schedule that features a trip to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. After beating the Seminoles last year, Florida State is ready, but Wake Forest still starts the season 5-1. The offensive line keeps quarterback Tanner Price on his feet, and the defense led by nose guard Nikita Whitlock takes a step forward. The Demon Deacons finish the regular season 8-4, winning three of their final six in a tough stretch that features five opponents that made a bowl in 2011. Worst case: The season-ending ACL injury to offensive tackle Steven Chase is too much for the offensive line to overcome, and Price, who was sacked 35 times in 2011, is constantly facing pressure. Defensively, Wake Forest still can't put pressure on the quarterback. The Demon Deacons lose two of their first three games and drop five of their final six. Wake Forest finishes the season 4-8, the program's fourth consecutive season with a losing record.

Wake Forest searches for right receiver mix | wake, mix, winston - Burlington Times News
The leading candidates to move into a go-to type of role clearly are senior Terence Davis, redshirt sophomore Matt James and redshirt freshman Sherman Ragland III. "The biggest thing on who’s going to win those spots is consistency," Campanaro said. "They’re all different receivers, but they’re all capable."

Wake Forest football: Price benefits from tough freshman year : : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
"I hate to say this now, because it was child abuse back in the day, but when we played him as a true freshman, he can't take any more criticism or more lumps (than that)," Grobe said at Wake Forest's media day Tuesday. "He was getting beat to death every Saturday: 'Here's the guy that follows (ACC championship-winning quarterback Riley) Skinner, and what is going on? This guy is terrible.'"

Wake Forest’s Josh Harris making up for lost time -
Josh Harris is ready to return as the go-to running back for Wake Forest. He’s put his injury-riddled 2011 season behind him and is focused on living up to the billing that he created as a freshman.

Bernardo Ulmo (Sao Paulo, Brazil/South Kent) scored in the 81st minute, propelling Radford to a 1-0 win over Wake Forest in men's soccer exhibition action on Tuesday night. Ulmo tallied the game's only strike on a through ball from Matt Janssen (McLean, Va./McLean) – a deflection on the play found Ulmo on the left side of the area and he finished to give the Highlanders the lead. The Demon Deacons outshot Radford 13-12, including 9-3 in the first half – both teams had four shots on frame.

My Take on Wake - Receivers Littering Practice Field with Dropped Passes |
"Our biggest issue right now is with Coach Galloway and the receivers,’’ Grobe said. "We’ve gotten really spotty play out of our guys right now. Not being overly negative, but we’re dropping too many balls. We’re kind of up and down with that. At times we’re clicking pretty good. And at times we look like we’re catching the Sears and Roebuck catalog out there.’‘

High School - Mykia Jones commits to Wake Forest
Rising senior guard Mykia Jones verbally committed to Wake Forest, Millbrook girls basketball coach Chris East confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. Jones is a 5-foot-8 point guard, and is ranked a 3-star prospect by ESPN.

Salem guard Tay Taylor picks Wake Forest
Taylor, a 5-foot-9 senior guard who has led Salem to back-to-back Group AA girls basketball semifinals, said Tuesday night that she has committed to Wake Forest. Taylor will be the second ACC athlete in her family. Her father, Shannon Taylor, is a former football standout at Virginia who went on to play linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.