Ryan Johnston
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Online Managing Editor
Ryan is a senior communications major and journalism and Latin American studies minor at Wake Forest. Ryan enjoys skiing, playing pickup basketball and reading aloud his favorite tweets to the staff of the Old Gold & Black on production nights, prompted or unprompted. Ryan is grateful to the Old Gold & Black for the journalistic and career opportunities that the newspaper has provided him throughout his time at Wake Forest.
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ARTICLES BY Ryan Johnston
Deacons prepare for No. 23 Temple in Military Bowl
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For the first time since 2011, the Wake Forest football team will be playing in a bowl game. The Deacs will take on No. 23 Temple in the Northrop Grumman Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

December 8, 2016
Demon Deacons move to 7-2 on the season
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Wake Forest’s men’s basketball team has found a star in the making in sophomore forward John Collins. Following a 75-67 win at Richmond on Dec. 3 and a 91-74 route over Charlotte on Dec. 6, Collins is second in the nation in offensive rating and has four straight double-doubles for the 7-2 Deacons.

December 8, 2016
Men’s basketball meeting expectations early in year
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Wake Forest has cooled down after a hot start to the 2016-17 men’s basketball season, going 2-2 over their last four games after starting off 3-0. The Deacons now sit at 5-2 following a tight-fought 58-65 loss to Northwestern on the road last Monday, Nov. 28.

December 3, 2016
Spotlight: John Collins
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Sophomore forward John Collins may be the most improved frontcourt player in the ACC, and if he maintains his current play, he’ll be in the national conversation.

December 3, 2016
Spotlight: Alec Ferrell
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Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alec Ferrell has been the rock of a Demon Deacon defense that has a claim for the best in the country.

November 17, 2016
Demon Deacons fall to Virginia in ACC Semifinals
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The No. 19 Wake Forest women’s field hockey team played their final game of the season on Friday, Nov. 4, a 3-2 overtime loss to eventual ACC Champion Virginia that saw Wake Forest hold, and subsequently lose, two separate leads throughout regulation.

November 10, 2016
Spotlight: John Wolford
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Junior quarterback John Wolford has been a pivotal force in ushering in a new era of Wake Forest football along with head coach Dave Clawson.

November 10, 2016
Field Hockey finishes regular season with confidence
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When the Wake Forest field hockey team took the field against Appalachian State on Friday, Oct. 28, the object of the game for the Deacons wasn’t simply to come away with a win, it was to demonstrate that they had the ability to overcome the adversity that they’ve faced throughout the season, and that will […]

November 3, 2016
Spotlight: Jon Bakero
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Junior forward Jon Bakero has been a huge part of Wake Forest’s two straight Atlantic Division titles.

November 3, 2016
Spotlight: Duke Ejiofor
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Redshirt junior Duke Ejiofor is a leader on the 5-2 Wake Forest football team, both on and off the field.

October 20, 2016
Spotlight: Kylie Long
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Junior Kylie Long, the quiet and composed leader of the Wake Forest women’s volleyball team, is having a career year for the Demon Deacons.

October 13, 2016
Women’s basketball looking to build on returnees
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Despite their young squad, Wake Forest women’s basketball team is optimistic.

October 6, 2016
Spotlight: Madi Julius
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Madi Julius, who redshirted her junior year, has taken her game to a new level this year. In addition to improving her goal and point personal bests, Julius has taken upon herself to be the voice and soul of the team on the field.

October 6, 2016
Demon Deacons remain optimistic at 4-1
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The conversation surrounding this week in the ACC was dominated by one game: Clemson vs. Louisville.

October 6, 2016
Spotlight: Alexis Franco & Courtney Meredith
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Alexis Franco is a freshman on the Wake Forest women’s tennis team. With a strong performance in her first collegiate tournament at the Elon Invitational from Sept. 9-11, Deacon fans can look forward to four more years of excellent tennis. Why did you choose Wake Forest? I was looking for a school that had very […]

September 22, 2016
Men’s tennis eager to build on last season
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Coming off of an ACC Championship is always a tough act to follow, but in the case of the Wake Forest men’s tennis team, head coach Tony Bresky thinks that his guys are ready for the challenge.

September 22, 2016
Spotlight: Maddie Huster
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Madison Huster is listed as a defender in her Wake Forest student-athlete bio, but the do-everything junior for the Wake Forest women’s soccer team has excelled all over the field for the Demon Deacons this season.

September 15, 2016
Men’s soccer stumbles in final game of homestand
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The No. 10 Wake Forest men’s soccer team finished their homestand 4-1-1, but the string of games in Winston-Salem didn’t come without struggle on the part of the Deacons.

September 15, 2016
Women’s soccer continues to steamroll foes
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It’s been quite a while since Wake Forest women’s soccer head coach Tony da Luz has seen a team open up a season like this.

September 8, 2016
Deacons escape Tulane Green Wave
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Wake Forest football starts 1-0 despite uninspiring performance on offense in season debut.

September 8, 2016
Men’s soccer is finding defensive groove
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Starting the season off 3-1, the men’s soccer team hopes to continue quality defensive play against ACC rival, Virginia.

September 8, 2016
Spotlight: Ian Harkes
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Ian Harkes, a senior from Fairfax, Virginia., is returning to Wake Forest for his senior year in order to once again lead the team as a captain and to prepare the incoming freshmen for their college soccer careers.

September 1, 2016
Twumasi’s goal propels Wake Forest past Cal Poly
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Bobby Muuss, second-year head coach of the Wake Forest Men’s soccer team, isn’t lowering his expectations for this season following last year’s stellar men’s soccer campaign.

September 1, 2016
Beat the hangover blues this semester
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Wake Forest is an outstanding educational institution, but there are some lessons that students must learn outside of the classroom.

August 24, 2016
Unholy error: skipping class
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While Wake Forest has a lot to offer outside the classroom, attending class is still priority number one for ensuring a successful career at Wake Forest.

August 24, 2016