Ren Schmitt
Sports Editor
Ren is the sports editor for the OGB, and he is an English major and journalism minor. Ren lives in a constant state of suffering, as he supports Atlanta sports teams. Watching and covering baseball is his passion, and he hopes to someday witness the Deacs or the Braves take home a title.
Powerhouses Prove Fallible in NFL’s First Week
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Week 1 of the 2017-18 NFL season further proved that no matter the opponent, in this league winning is no simple task. Several preseason favorites lost or struggled in their opener, and the acquisitions in the offseason and draft allowed others to defy expectations.

December 15, 2017
North London Derby returns this weekend
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On Saturday, Nov. 18 one of the Premier League’s great rivalries will add another chapter to its storied history.

November 17, 2017
Houston Astros claim their first World Series
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In June 2014, Sports Illustrated magazine made an audacious prediction. Pictured on the cover of the issue in question was 24-year-old rookie George Springer of the Houston Astros, the text beside him boldly proclaiming, “Your 2017 World Series Champs.”

November 10, 2017
Clayton Kershaw deserves postseason respect
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Since his first full season in 2009, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has inarguably been the most dominant pitcher on the planet.

October 26, 2017
Bullpen leads Yankees to victory over Twins
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The winner-take-all Wild Card game, while cripplingly stressful for fans of the clubs involved, has been hugely successful in kicking off the postseason with exciting baseball since its institution in 2012.

October 6, 2017
MLB Predictions: Wild Card teams set to face off
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The sun is setting on the 2017 MLB regular season, and the playoff picture becomes clearer each day.

September 28, 2017
Deacon Spotlight: Hailey Brooke McFadden
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Hailey Brooke McFadden is a junior defensive specialist and libero from Holly Springs, NC. Last season, McFadden played in each of the team’s 31 games, and this season she has already totaled 43 digs.

September 28, 2017
Ronald Acuna could become baseball’s next superstar
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In 2013, the Atlanta Braves appeared to be on the cusp of a run of continued success.

September 21, 2017
Powerhouses prove fallible in NFL’s first week
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Week 1 of the 2017-18 NFL season further proved that no matter the opponent, in this league winning is no simple task.

September 14, 2017
Demon Deacons thump Presbyterian in opener
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In the first game of their 2017-18 campaign, the Wake Forest football team took on FCS (Football Championship subdivision) opponent Presbyterian.

September 7, 2017
Astros organization challenged by Hurricane Harvey
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As baseball approaches its final month of the 2017 regular season, the postseason picture appears murkier than ever.

September 1, 2017
What you can really expect for your Freshman year
Life · By

Congratulations, you have officially made it to campus!

August 26, 2017
Demon Deacon Dictionary
Life · By

Wake Forest is known for it’s rigorous academic standards in the classroom, but new students may be unaware that there are many lessons to be learned outside of academic buildings as well. The Old Gold & Black has compiled a brief dictionary for students to review as they settle into campus life.

August 24, 2017
MLB Recap: Marte suspended for 80 games
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With the second full week of the regular season completed, divisional dark horses and breakout players are beginning to emerge.

April 20, 2017
MLB: The season’s first week brings excitement
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The first week of the MLB season is in the books.

April 13, 2017
Preseason predictions for MLB awards
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Mike Trout of  the Angels and Nolan Arenado of the Rockies are the  2017 MVP frontrunners.

April 6, 2017
Team USA routs Puerto Rico to win WBC
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The World Baseball Classic, or WBC, took a huge step forward in 2017 towards establishing itself as a legitimate tournament in the eyes of the American public.

March 30, 2017
The Cubs reloaded following World Series
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As spring training’s initial allure begins to fade and teams begin to finalize their 40-man rosters, the preseason buzz surrounding all of baseball’s 2017 favorites and storylines is peaking.

March 23, 2017
Chicago Cubs’ win ties World Series at one game a piece
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The 2016 Fall Classic presents one of the most exciting baseball matchups in recent memory.

October 28, 2016