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Helmets help address NFL concussion issue

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Deacs look to return to a bowl game

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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North Carolina showed raw emotion in loss

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Press Box: Wake Forest receives payouts due to rivals

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Student-athletes or corporate employees?

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Former players critical of Warriors’ success

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Welcome to the select club, Grayson Allen

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Clawson needs to stick to one quarterback

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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NBA All-Star Chris Webber to teach at Wake Forest

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Deacon Profile: Saylor Breckenridge

Michael Mclaughlin 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

Michael Mclaughlin 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...

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Finding your true love at Wake Forest

Michael Mclaughlin 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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