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Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021

A view of the Olympic rings monument Tuesday at Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo. The IOC announced this week that the 2020 Tokyo Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Yukihito Taguchi/USA TODAY Sports]
March 29, 2020

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo organizing committee jointly announced this past Tuesday that the upcoming 2020 games would be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In their statement,...

Deacon Spotlight: John Ernst

Deacon Spotlight: John Ernst
March 5, 2020

John Ernst is a sophomore from Loveland, Ohio entering his second year as a baseball manager for the Wake Forest’s Men’s Baseball team. He is a Health & Exercise Science major with minors in Biology,...

2020 Summer Olympics Adds Five New Sports

LEMOORE, CALIF. -- FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018: Team U.S.A. captain Kelly Slater, who is a 11-time WSL Men's Champion, throws spray as he turns off the top of a wave during practice with Team U.S.A. at his Surf Ranch, which is hosting its first World Surfing League competition; The Founder's Cup Saturday and Sunday in Lemoore, Calif., on May 4, 2018. The Founder's Cub is a historic region-versus-region teams event featuring a cross-section of the world's best surfers. This same (or similar) technology may be used in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. Kelly Slater (USA), 11-time WSL Men's Champion, will lead the US men's and women's team at the Founders' Cup. Five teams - USA, Brazil, Australia, Europe and World - made up of men's and women's surfers from the elite WSL Championship Tour, will compete over the two-day event at the world-class, man-made wave venue of Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. The competition will be hosted against a festival backdrop honoring the culture of surfing - food, music, beverage, art and special guests. The Surf Ranch facility, which was revealed online to the public in December 2015, boasts the best man-made wave in history - a 700-yard, high-performance, bi-directional wave featuring barrel sections and maneuver sections. Primarily existing as a testing facility, the Lemoore site has spent the past two years dialing in the technology under the guidance of 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and feedback from visiting WSL surfers. A private test event last September proved very successful, paving the way for the May Founders' Cup of Surfing to be the first time the public will be allowed onto the grounds. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
February 27, 2020

The upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo will feature five new sports, bringing the total up to 30. On June 22, 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the inclusion of baseball/softball,...

Coronavirus May Impact Olympics, Officials Say

Passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship stand on their cabins' balconies at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, Japan, on February 13, 2020. (Alessandro Di Ciommo/NurPhoto/Zuma Press/TNS)
February 20, 2020

With the upcoming Olympic Games set to take place in Tokyo in July, concerns have been raised over the novel coronavirus potentially impacting their commencement. The disease was first detected in December...

An Analysis Of NBA All-Star Starters

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) drives against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the third quarter of their NBA game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The Bucks won the game, 127-103.
January 30, 2020

The NBA unveiled its All-Star starters this past week for the upcoming All-Star Game, which will occur on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Chicago. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker and...

Predicting This Season’s NBA Award Winners

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January 23, 2020

After highlighting the biggest surprises of the year last week, now seems an appropriate time to predict the award winners for this NBA season. I’ll take a look at MVP, Defensive Player of the Year,...

Reflecting On Surprises Of The NBA Season

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January 16, 2020

As the NBA season reaches its midpoint, now seems an appropriate time to reflect on what this season has brought us. Some things remain the same from past years; LeBron James is carrying his team toward...

Volleyball Team Loses To Pittsburgh And Virginia

Volleyball Team Loses To Pittsburgh And Virginia
November 7, 2019

Wake Forest Volleyball continued its descent down the ACC standings, as two consecutive losses to No. 2 Pittsburgh 23-1 (12-0) and Virginia 10-15 (2-10) dropped the Demon Deacons into last place in the...

Volleyball Loses To Duke, Virginia Tech

Volleyball Loses To Duke, Virginia Tech
October 31, 2019

Wake Forest women’s volleyball 11-10 (1-9) continued what has been a terrible calendar month of ACC play. Nearly four weeks have passed since the last Deacon victory, a 3-1 win over Syracuse on Oct....

Women’s Volleyball Loses Weekend Series

Women's Volleyball Loses Weekend Series
October 24, 2019

Wake Forest women’s volleyball 11-8 (1-7) continued to falter in ACC play this past weekend, losing six consecutive sets to Georgia Tech 12-7 (5-3) and Clemson 9-10 (3-5). The losing streak now stands...

Wake Forest Continues To Struggle In ACC Play

Wake Forest Continues To Struggle In ACC Play
October 17, 2019

Wake Forest volleyball 11-6 (1-5) entered the past weekend on a 1-3 skid since beginning conference play, with their only victory coming against Syracuse on Oct. 4. Two tough opponents in Notre Dame 13-3...

Volleyball Team Stumbles In ACC Play

Volleyball Team Stumbles In ACC Play
October 3, 2019

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons 10-3 (0-2) suffered two surprisingly lopsided losses this past weekend against Miami 6-4 (2-0) and No. 23 Florida State 8-3 (2-0) to begin ACC play. The losses came on the...

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