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Helmets help address NFL concussion issue

Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT
April 21, 2016

Picture this: The mom or dad drives a minivan. They have to decide if they are going to football or soccer practice. They know, however, football, accounts for 47 percent of all concussions in high school...

Deacs look to return to a bowl game

Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications
April 14, 2016

The rumblings, or at least the hopes, are that Wake Forest football will return to its first bowl game since the 2011-12 season. And why not? It is the third year under head coach Dave Clawson, who has...

North Carolina showed raw emotion in loss

Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS
April 7, 2016

Many college basketball pundits have said that North Carolina versus Villanova was the NCAA Final that college basketball needed. After a lopsided Final Four games and middle rounds that generated little...

Press Box: Wake Forest receives payouts due to rivals

Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS
March 31, 2016

For a brief moment, Wake Forest fans can be grateful for its rivals, Duke and North Carolina. Those two schools, as well as Virginia, Syracuse, Miami and Notre Dame, are the reason why Wake Forest will...

Student-athletes or corporate employees?

Richard Messina/Hartford Courant/MCT
March 31, 2016

ABC and Fox Sports microphones bobbed up and down in the face of Shabazz Napier. The University of Connecticut point guard was in the midst of a 2014 NCAA Tournament run in which he would win the Final...

Former players critical of Warriors’ success

Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS
March 3, 2016

Some former NBA players cannot seem to grasp what is obvious to the rest of us: Their teams would lose to the Golden State Warriors. It started with former Warrior Stephen Jackson. Then NBA legend Oscar...

Welcome to the select club, Grayson Allen

Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS
February 25, 2016

Christian Laettner, J.J. Reddick and Grayson Allen. All three are in the long lineage of star basketball players at Duke. They are also white. And they are all also hated. Allen might have not quite reached...

Clawson needs to stick to one quarterback

Timothy Valshtein/Old Gold & Black
November 5, 2015

Four interceptions in the second half is going to lead to a loss, whether it’s Division I college or high school football. That’s what happened in Wake Forest’s 20-19 loss to Louisville on Oct. 30. “When...

NBA All-Star Chris Webber to teach at Wake Forest

Jose Carlos Fajardo/Contra Costa Times/MCT
October 22, 2015

No. 1 overall pick. Five-time NBA All-Star. TV analyst at Turner Sports. In the fall of 2016, Chris Webber will be adding another title: professor of the practice at Wake Forest University. Webber will...

Deacon Profile: Saylor Breckenridge

McKenzie Maddox/Old Gold & Black
October 22, 2015

Saylor Breckenridge is a quantitative sociologist who has taught sociology courses related to business, film, statistics, and research methodology at Wake Forest since 2001. In 2010 he revealed his diverse...

Deacs contend for No. 1 recruit

Deacs contend for No. 1 recruit
August 27, 2015

Wake Forest still lacks a headline men’s basketball recruit that would elevate the 2016 class into one of the best 25 in the nation. Seemingly every fan of the team who follows recruiting at all wants...

Finding your true love at Wake Forest

Emma Skeels/Old Gold & Black
August 22, 2015

So you want to find a girlfriend. Or a boyfriend. Or just someone you can talk to and pretend to like. College is both a great and terrible place to find such things. And unless you meet someone immediately,...

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