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Four Years of Reporting on Wake Forest Sports

Four Years of Reporting on Wake Forest Sports

Ryan Johnston December 15, 2017

When I first began as a reporter for the Old Gold & Black, I was largely unfamiliar with Wake Forest athletics and vastly inexperienced with journalism as a field. My first assignment, a women’s...

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Demon Deacons take down Fighting Illini

Ryan Johnston December 3, 2017

The Wake Forest men’s basketball team captured their third win of the young season on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in an 80-73 win over Illinois at LJVM Coliseum. The matchup, part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge,...

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Demon Deacons down Hoyas at Spry Stadium

Ryan Johnston November 17, 2017

The No. 24 ranked Wake Forest women’s soccer team has moved on to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a win over No. 15 ranked Georgetown on Friday, Nov. 10 at Spry Stadium. The Demon Deacons...

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Deacon Spotlight: Isla Bint

Ryan Johnston November 10, 2017

Isla Bint is a sophomore goalkeeper from Whangarel, New Zealand. Bint represented New Zealand at the 2014 Youth Olympics, and her future at Wake Forest looks increasingly bright. What factors helped you...

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Deacons seek vengeance against Cardinals

Ryan Johnston October 26, 2017

It’s not often that the Wake Forest football team, representing the smallest school in the Power-5 conferences, makes national headlines for its play on the field. It’s even less likely that the Demon...

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Men’s basketball aims to improve upon last year’s success

Ryan Johnston October 19, 2017

Fresh off of their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010, the 2017-18 Wake Forest men’s basketball team has had their taste of March Madness — but they want more. “We got a taste last year...

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Demon Deacons axed by Seminoles, fall to 4-1

Ryan Johnston October 6, 2017

Wake Forest entered their matchup against No. 25 Florida State this past Saturday, Sept. 30 seeking their first 5-0 record since 2006, when they last won the ACC Championship. Unfortunately, the Seminoles...

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Demon Deacons drop Tigers as ACC play ramps up

Ryan Johnston September 28, 2017

With a 3-1 victory over Clemson last Sunday, Sept. 24, the Wake Forest women’s volleyball team moved to 9-5 for the season and matched their win total from all of last year just 14 matches into the season....

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Wake Forest takes down Pittsburgh at home

Ryan Johnston September 21, 2017

The Wake Forest men’s soccer team picked up two solid wins this past week over High Point and Pittsburgh, solidifying their No. 4 national ranking and moving to a 7-0-1 record on the year. On Saturday,...

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Deacon field hockey tops Ohio State, North Carolina

Ryan Johnston September 14, 2017

After beginning the season 1-3, the No. 19 ranked Wake Forest field hockey team has rebounded successfully with two crucial wins over No. 4 North Carolina and No. 23 Ohio State in the past week. Wake Forest...

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Football team faces challenging second half of season

Ryan Johnston September 7, 2017

Wake Forest has a relatively simple six-game stretch to start the season, but their bowl dreams will be decided in the season's second half. Oct. 21: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech The Deacons will get a...

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Demon Deacon football predictions for 2017

Ryan Johnston September 1, 2017

Coming off of their most successful season since 2011, the Wake Forest football team will face high expectations as they begin their 2017-18 season and look to get off to the same 4-0 start that propelled...

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