Around the ACC: Harris to have hand surgery

Three quick hits from around the ACC:

  • Miami sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris will have "a routine surgical procedure performed on his right hand" Wednesday, the school announced Tuesday. According to the release, it is protocol for Miami's players to meet with athletic training and medical staff at the end of the season for examination. During the examination with Harris, it was determined it was in his best long-term interest to have the routine procedure. It's not clear how long Harris will be sidelined or if he'll miss spring ball, but I'll post an update as soon as I get that information.

  • Virginia defensive lineman Nate Collins has accepted an invitation to play in the 85th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held Jan. 23, 2010, in Orlando, Fla., (3 p.m. ET ESPN2.) Collins was second on the team with 77 total tackles this year and ranked fifth in the ACC with six sacks.

  • Former Duke football players Thaddeus Lewis and Vince Oghobaase have been invited to participate in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine scheduled for February 24-March 2 in Indianapolis, Ind. More than 300 players are expected to attend this year’s event. Participants are chosen for the annual camp by a selection committee made up of representatives from the National and BLESTO scouting services as well as members from various NFL player personnel departments. Executives, coaches, player personnel staff members and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will attend the combine to evaluate prospective players.