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Deacon Spotlight: Anne Van Hoof

Deacon Spotlight: Anne Van Hoof

Will Zimmerman, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

A senior from Schijndel, a town in the south of the Netherlands, Anne Van Hoof’s journey to the Wake Forest Field Hockey team was anything but traditional. “I lived with my two older sisters, parents and wiener dog until coming to America when I was 18 years old,” she told the Old Gold & Blac...

King Henrik, the New York Rangers part ways

King Henrik, the New York Rangers part ways

Will Zimmerman

October 8, 2020

The king is leaving New York. Henrik Lundqvist, who served as the rock-solid backstop of the New York Rangers for 15 seasons, was bought out of the final year of his contract last Wednesday. And while the venerated netminder will hit the free agent market and potentially don a uniform other than tha...

Playing football amid a pandemic

Playing football amid a pandemic

Will Zimmerman

October 1, 2020

The Supreme Court, the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, The Tribeca Film Festival, Collegiate Football. Even the most revered and distinguished institutions of our world were not spared the onslaught of chaos and the profusion of mayhem spurred by the global pandemic.  For the Demon Deacon football team, the ramifications of COVID-19 have been felt at e...

WFU falls in shootout to NC State

WFU falls in shootout to NC State

Will Zimmerman

September 24, 2020

Wake Forest’s offense came to play last Saturday night, but defensive struggles proliferated, and the Wolfpack came away with the victory, 45-42. From the whistle, the Demon Deacon defense was on their heels. It took less than two minutes and only five plays for the Wolfpack to march 75-yards dow...

Tigers trounce Deacs 37-13 in opener

Tigers trounce Deacs 37-13 in opener

Will Zimmerman, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

There are reasons Clemson’s quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, will probably be drafted number one overall in the 2021 NFL draft. There are reasons Clemson’s running back, Travis Etienne, was named the ACC Player of the Year last year. And the year before that. There are reasons Clemson came into, an...

NHL ramps up inclusion efforts

The Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban and the Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse place their hands on Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild during the U.S. national anthem before Game 1 of the Western Conference Qualification Round at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Dumba spoke before the game about the NHL's support of Black Lives Matter and ending racism. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/TNS)

Will Zimmerman

September 10, 2020

Before the first puck was dropped in Edmonton, the location chosen to host the Western Conference bubble, Minnesota Wild defensemen, Matt Dumba, addressed the crowd-less arena: “I know first-hand as a minority playing the great game of hockey the unexplainable and difficult challenges that come with it....

For professional athletes across the United States, the stakes have never been higher

Austin Slater #13 and Jaylin Davis #49 of the San Francisco Giants kneel during the National Anthem before their exhibition game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 20, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/TNS)

Will Zimmerman

September 3, 2020

If you didn’t believe in their commitment when Rube Foster founded the Negro League in 1920 to showcase the skills of African American baseball players barred from Major League Baseball; If you didn’t believe in their commitment when Bill Russel and his teammates boycotted their game after being refuse...

Deacon Spotlight: Emilia Migliaccio

Deacon Spotlight: Emilia Migliaccio

Will Zimmerman

August 27, 2020

After a tremendous performance at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in August, where she finished in fifth place among all players, Emilia Migliaccio is preparing for her final year of collegiate golf come springtime. Here, she discusses how the pandemic has affected her life as a student-athlete...

A Look Inside Wake Forest Sports

A Look Inside Wake Forest Sports

Will Zimmerman

August 14, 2020

Wake Forest radiates success, and as you will quickly learn, our sports are no exception. Following tremendous accomplishments during last year’s campaigns, expectations are high for many of Wake Forest’s teams entering the 2020-2021 season. Better yet, the programs that traditionally garner the m...

Major concerns loom as universities contemplate the risks and rewards of a fall sports season

Construction work continues at Deacon Tower, the Wake Forest University football facility at BB&T Field, on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.  A view of the stadium from the roof level.

Will Zimmerman

July 24, 2020

The times of watching our favorite athletes and teams compete day-in and day-out feel like they belong to another lifetime. If you’re not interested in cheering on your favorite Korean Baseball team on ESPN at 5:30 a.m. (games played Tuesdays through Fridays) or watching international soccer match...

Aislinn Bevill: Business and Enterprise Management (BEM)

Aislinn Bevill: Business and Enterprise Management (BEM)

Will Zimmerman

April 30, 2020

Aislinn Bevill, who hails from Darien, Conn., will be graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors and is a Business and Enterprise Management (BEM) major with a minor in Art History. “BEM allowed me to develop a strong foundation in finance, accounting and technology that I can continue to grow upon as I en...

Hannah Thiessen: Music in the Liberal Arts

Hannah Thiessen: Music in the Liberal Arts

Will Zimmerman

April 30, 2020

Hannah Thiessen, who hails from Annapolis, Md., came to Wake Forest knowing exactly what it was that she wanted to study: conducting. As a high school senior, Thiessen was initially unsure of what kind of institution would put her in the best position to study conducting, and one day find a job where...

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