Deacon Football: Predictions For This Fall Season
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After a thrilling 55-52 Belk Bowl win over Texas A&M in Bank of America Stadium right down the street in Charlotte, the football team looks to continue that dominance this year as they take on some of the best teams in college football in the ACC Atlantic Division. The team is visiting Tulane prior to […]

August 30, 2018
Deacs Defeat Hoosiers In Second Home Game
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Year after year, athletic teams see players move on to other things such as graduation, retirement or higher recruitment. In times of transition like any of these, teams see a period of re-development and assimilation to new environment and team dynamics.

August 30, 2018
Assessing Enigmatic Fantasy Baseball Picks
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Buy Low AJ Pollock, OF Arizona Diamondbacks The Arizona Diamondbacks’ offense was one of the best in baseball last season, and even after the departure of J.D. Martinez, the D-Backs continue to light up opposing pitching. While star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt gets a lot of the praise (and rightfully so), this year another Arizona […]

April 26, 2018
Wendell Dunn Makes a Difference Off the Field
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Wendell Dunn is celebrated by most people as the two-time captain and four-year starter of the Wake Forest football team who played an integral role in changing the culture and direction of the program. But for a group of local 13 and 14-year-olds, he is known as a mentor and friend — someone who believes […]

April 26, 2018
Deacon Spotlight: Coach Jen Averill
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Jen Averill is one of the most successful field hockey coaches in America, earning a combined total of 11 national and conference Coach of the Year titles and a combined seven championship trophies (four ACC and three NCAA). Averill’s accomplishments have propelled her to become one of the most winningest coaches of all-time. Despite her […]

April 26, 2018
First Round of NHL Playoffs Proves Exciting
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The NHL playoffs are in full-swing and it has been a fun one. Between straight-out sweeps completed by various Western Conference teams and intense battles between others, it will  be interesting to see who makes it out of this round and onto the next. In the Western Conference, one of my favorite stories has to […]

April 26, 2018
Nadal Defies Age Regression in Monte Carlo
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I closed my last column, about the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 and Rafael Nadal’s illustrious place in it, by saying the Spaniard may have to battle age more so than in years past. I said that although he may be defeated on the grounds of an eroded body, he would come out as fervent as […]

April 26, 2018
Wake Forest Baseball Swept by Clemson
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After an encouraging stretch that saw the Demon Deacons win four straight games, including a sweep at ACC foe Boston College, it appeared as though a late NCAA tournament push could be on the horizon. These hopes were quelled over the weekend, however, as Clemson swept Wake Forest in three close games. The Demon Deacons […]

April 26, 2018
Men’s and Women’s Golf Have Top 5 Finishes
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Last week was an exciting one for both the Wake Forest Men’s and Women’s golf program after the conclusion of ACC Tournament play. In a very competitive group of contenders, the Men’s team finished third overall and had a record-breaking weekend at the Old North State Golf Club in New London, NC. Although Georgia Tech […]

April 26, 2018
Predicting the First 10 NFL Draft Picks
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This year’s NFL Draft is possibly the most dynamic in recent years with a plethora of trades in the first round already. 1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold, QB USC Expect the Browns to take their favorite quarterback first overall. All indications point to that being Darnold, who has shown an understanding of the position […]

April 19, 2018
Doral Moore Will Enter the NBA Draft
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On Tuesday, April 17, Wake Forest junior center Doral Moore announced on Twitter that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, with plans of hiring an agent in the near future. “I want to thank Coach Manning, the assistant coaches and Coach Horn for their guidance and preparing me to take […]

April 19, 2018
Deacon Spotlight: Hannah Betfort
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Hannah Betfort is a freshman soccer player at Wake Forest, who recently finished  her first season of collegiate soccer. Betfort was recorded playing many strong games, especially for a freshman. She was an immediate impact, playing as forward last season, and started in 17 of 20 regular season games. Betfort was one of 10 Deacon […]

April 19, 2018
Elite Competition Plays on Clay in Monte Carlo
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Monte Carlo is a place of glittering wealth and passion, a tiny quarter within the tiny principality of Monaco that attracts bursting bank accounts from all over Europe. It’s a vacation spot for the mega-wealthy, and is home to the Monte Carlo Casino — an establishment littered with various Bond-like critters in tuxes, scoured by […]

April 19, 2018
Young Quarterbacks in NFL Draft Will be Stars
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There is always some position that is absolutely loaded and debated in a draft, and there is no question that this year it’s the quarterback position. Two highly-debated Heisman winners, two PAC 12 stars and a Wyoming cowboy make up the lot of this debate. A main reason why this debate is on the foreground […]

April 19, 2018
Arlington Will Add New Elements to NFL Draft
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With the NFL draft a little less than three weeks away, prospects, teams and fans alike all look to Arlington, Texas, this year’s host site. Record-breaking attendance is expected in AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys and the largest stadium in the NFL. This will be the first time in NFL history that […]

April 12, 2018
A Guide to Fantasy Baseball Picks
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With the baseball season finally underway, it’s time to give a few tips about how to improve your fantasy baseball teams for the rest of the season. Given we’re about two weeks into the season,  buy low/sell high players can now be indentified. Let’s get into it. Buy Low: Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox […]

April 12, 2018
Women’s Golf Wins Bryan National Collegiate
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This past weekend, the Wake Forest Women’s Golf Team emerged victorious at the Bryan National Collegiate at the Bryan Park Champions Course in Greensboro, NC despite less-than-ideal weather conditions. Junior Monica Schumacher, who finished with a score of 78, described the April weather as, “wrought with strong winds and rain, but it was nice to […]

April 12, 2018
Christian Beal Shines in Spring Scrimmages
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In 2017 only four schools in the ACC rushed for more yards than Wake Forest (Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College and Clemson) as the ground game gave the Deacs 188 yards per game. With improved experience and depth at offensive line, the by-committee-running game of junior Matt Colburn, freshman Arkeem Byrd, sophomore Cade Carney and […]

April 12, 2018
Patrick Reed Earns His First Green Jacket
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For the ninth time in the past 10 Major Championships and the fourth consecutive Masters tournament at Augusta National, a first-time major champion was crowned. This time, it was 27-year-old Patrick Reed. With countless young stars on this year’s leaderboard coming into Sunday such as Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, it […]

April 12, 2018
Deacon Spotlight: Logan Harvey
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Hailing from Henrico, VA, junior Logan Harvey has made a tremendous impact on the Wake Forest Baseball program throughout his three years behind the plate. As a sophomore, Harvey played in 62 games, making 59 starts both as a catcher and as a designated hitter. He finished the year with a .263 average and an […]

April 12, 2018
International Players May go Early in NBA Draft
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Scouting and breaking down international players poses a unique challenge because the game they play is entirely different. Layne Vashro of nyloncalculus.com wrote a great series of articles on this topic, but the thing that stood out the most was the part of his linear regression model where he used data from the Olympics and […]

April 5, 2018
Baseball Powers Past Davidson
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After being swept over the weekend by the North Carolina Tarheels, the Demon Deacons baseball rebounded on Tuesday, April 4 against the Davidson Wildcats, scoring 15 runs and collecting 19 hits en route to a 15-5 win. The Wildcats came to town on the back of an impressive series sweep of University of Rhode Island, […]

April 5, 2018
Deacon Spotlight: Tanner Owen
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Tanner Kenneth Owen is a senior at Wake Forest University originally from High Point, NC, where he attended Bishop McGuinness High School. Before he came to Wake Forest, Owen was a four-year letter winner for high school coach Scott Savage and the 2013 and 2014 North Carolina State Champion and Player of the Year, leading […]

April 5, 2018
Touching Sports Moments that Make you Smile
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When times are tense and politics have the country divided, it seems as though the only consistent source of joy in the world is sports. The rivalries in sports and unique stories never fail to provide a  light-hearted spirit amidst the darkest of times. Let’s take a look at some of the best stories in […]

April 5, 2018
Men’s Tennis Accrues ACC Awards and Wins
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Everyone has heard the phrase, “records were meant to be broken,” and here at Wake Forest there are a number of athletes ready to show that that is true. Titles are passed down from the best to the better.

April 5, 2018