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8/17 Deacon Dump- Wake Forest sports season begins TONIGHT!!!

Got some links for y'all today from a wide realm of Wake Forest sports. The first regular season sporting event for Wake Forest in 2012-2013 is tonight as the Women's Soccer team takes on Richmond at 5 in Blacksburg, VA.

I'm working on a basketball recruiting article that should hopefully shed some light on who the Deacs are going after. The big news there is that Davon Reed (3/4 star 6-5 SG) is down to Wake Forest, Xavier and Miami and I think the Deacs stand a great chance to land him.

Bill Haas, Webb Simpson and Kyle Reifers are all playing in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro and it looks like Billy finally has a good round going. He carded back-to-back eagles today which always helps!

I'm sitting out the practices today (taking a day off if you will), but if there is any big news coming out of campus I'll be right on top of it to get y'all in the know!

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Postcards from camp: Plenty of action for Wake Forest's Jacksons | ACC Insider
Thursday was a good day to be named Jackson at Wake Forest’s first preseason scrimmage. Senior wide receiver Lovell Jackson led the Deacons with four catches for 44 yards. Sophomore running back Tyler Jackson was the team’s top rusher with 36 yards on 12 carries while junior linebacker Justin Jackson tied for the team lead with five tackles.

Wake Forest RB Josh Harris hopes to stay injury-free in 2012 | & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper
"It got to the point where I didn’t know if I wanted to be here or not," said Harris, who took himself out of the Deacons’ game against North Carolina because of a hamstring injury and missed three more games after that. "Then I had a talk with somebody very important to me, and he said not to make a decision when you’re very upset. "I took a few days off at home, let my mind clear, then couldn’t see myself not coming back."

Wake Forest RB Harris making up for lost time - NCAA -
"I feel there are some people outside Wake Forest who don't (trust my toughness), so I guess I have to prove it,'' Harris said. Coach Jim Grobe said it's a matter of displaying dependability that Harris must show in order to reach his peak. There have been signs of that taking place. "This is the first time I can remember that he has had good practices every day,'' Grobe said. "That's the first step.''

Wake Forest women aiming even higher |
The Wake Forest women's soccer team had its most successful season in 2011. Now, it wants more. "It's definitely on our minds, and the kids were really disappointed in our performance against Duke in the (national) semifinals last year," coach Tony da Luz said of the 4-1 season-ending loss. "I know it's been eating away at everybody, but they are all still hungry." The task for da Luz in his 15th season will be to make the most of the depth and talent he has. Ten starters return from a team that finished 18-4-4 and reached the College Cup — soccer's final four — for the first time.

Carl Pettersson Leads Webb Simpson in Mix Wyndham Championship | Golf Channel
Pettersson was part of one of the most closely followed threesomes of the day, joining U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson (Wake Forest) and Davis Love III (North Carolina) as previous winners of this tournament who played for schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference – which was founded here in 1953. They helped make the first round feel a bit like the ACC tournament. ''Playing with two ACC guys, there's a lot of 'Go Pack!' and 'Go Heels!''' Simpson said.

8/16 Wake Forest scrimmage report--Defense dominates - Blogger So Dear
Headed out to BB&T Field this morning to check out the Wake Forest football team in their first scrimmage of the fall. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of fans that came out. It was around 100-150, which for a Thursday morning at 10 is pretty damn good in my opinion. There is a lot of support behind this team and I think people are really excited about what this football team can do if they achieve up to their potential. Today was a lot of what Wake fans expected to see. The defense was dominant at times and the offense scored only two touchdowns in about 12-15 possessions. A lot of times the offense struggled to even get first downs. Now there were definitely pluses on the offensive side of the ball, but it would be false for me to say that I'm not concerned about where our offense is at this point in the fall.

Wake Forest Picked Fifth in ACC Preseason Poll - Wake Forest Official Athletic Site
The Wake Forest field hockey team was selected fifth in the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference preseason poll in a vote conducted by the league's six head coaches, as announced on Friday morning. The Demon Deacons garnered 10 total points after posting a 10-9 overall record in 2011. Maryland, the defending NCAA champions, earned three first-place votes and edged 2011 ACC champions and national runners-up North Carolina by a razor-thin 23-22 margin.

NFL Notebook: Wilber out with broken thumb |
Rookie linebacker Kyle Wilber of the Dallas Cowboys broke his left thumb during the fourth quarter of Monday night's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Wilber, the team's fourth-round pick out of Wake Forest, broke his thumb during the second quarter, and is expected to miss a month. Wilber sat out most of the organized team activities and summer minicamp with a broken finger. "I was really disappointed with the setback," said Wilber.