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Brown, Horton among 2010 ACC Legends

Former N.C. State running back Ted Brown is among the former college football greats who will visit Charlotte in December as part of the 2010 class of ACC Legends, the ACC announced today.

Brown, the ACC's career rushing leader with 4,602 yards, will join 11 other ACC Legends who will be honored at the ACC's night of champions dinner Dec. 3 and at the ACC championship game Dec. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.

Former North Carolina running back Ethan Horton, a native of Charlotte who was the 1984 ACC player of the year, will participate in his hometown as a member of the Legends class. Jay Wilkinson, the 1963 ACC player of the year, will represent Duke. Larry Hopkins, who led Wake Forest to the 1970 ACC title and was the ACC's leading rusher in 1971, will represent the Deacons.

UNC's Austin makes preseason All-ACC

North Carolina’s Marvin Austin is among five Tar Heel defenders on the first team all-ACC preseason football list.

The senior defensive tackle has been involved in an NCAA investigation concerning possible illegal contact with agents.

The preseason team, voted on Monday by the media at the ACC summer kickoff interviews in Greensboro, also included UNC defensive end Robert Quinn, linebacker Quan Sturdivant, safety Deunta Williams and cornerback Kendric Burney.

Adams expected to carry the load for Wake

GREENSBORO — Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe minces few words about his football team, even if his assessments include pointed critiques of himself.

Thinking back to last year’s Demon Deacons, a team that finished 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the ACC, Grobe said coaches missed the mark and should have called more often on running back Josh Adams.

Wake Forest players look ahead to offensive changes

GREENSBORO – With Riley Skinner under center for the past four seasons, Wake Forest assumed the identity of a pass-first-pass-often football team.

Skinner, a four-year started, arrived on campus with an accurate passing arm and eventually became the program's career leading passer. Acknowledging their quarterback's arm, the Demon Deacons, led by coach Jim Grobe, played to their strength. 

Summer Hoops Preview '11: The Picks

Part I: Duke, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Maryland
Part II: UNC, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami
Part III: N.C. State, Virginia, Boston College, Wake Forest
 

In the immediate aftermath of his fourth, and most unlikely national title, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told Jim Nantz of CBS:

"It's hard for me to imagine that we're the national champions."

Funny, that's exactly what the people who watched Duke lose by double-digits to N.C. State and Georgetown were thinking.

Aminu's mom getting used to NBA draft night

While college basketball's top talent awaits Thursday night's NBA draft to find out who their future employer will be, it is not just the players who must prepare.

Don't forget about all of the mothers.

Anjirlic Aminu, mother of Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu, has plenty to do in New York before her son's name is called. Farouq, a forward, is projected to be a top-10 pick, but that will be just one of many highlights for Anjirlic this week.

Deacs active under Bzdelik

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jeff Bzdelik, Wake Forest's new coach, has wasted little time in hitting the recruiting trail.

The Demon Deacons are pursuing at least 10 players at the NBAPA Top 100 camp, including eight from the class of 2011.

Lewis doesn't see future with Hokies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia Tech offered Tyler Lewis a scholarship when the Statesville guard was in eighth grade. Lewis doesn't think he'll end playing college basketball for the Hokies, though.

"They picked up Marquis Rankin," said Lewis, who's one of the top point guards in the class of 2012. "He's a point guard in the class of 2011, so they really don't need one in the class of 2012."

Game times include late start for Wake

With games played on Thursday nights and seemingly any time of the day Saturday, football schedules have become more challenging than ever for college teams.

Wake Forest will learn that first hand on Sept. 18 when it visits Stanford for an 11:15 p.m. Eastern Time start on ESPN2. Don't plan on watching at a sports bar — the game almost certainly won't be over when the bars close at 2 a.m.

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