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Baseball opens their season with promise

Baseball opens their season with promise

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2021

Friday- Wake Forest 8, Northeastern 6 Freshman infielder Brock Wilken hit a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning of his collegiate debut to propel No. 17 ranked Wake Forest over Northeastern...

Junior forward Isaiah Mucius goes up for a layup attempt in the
paint, notching two of his 11 points in the 18 point loss.

Men’s Basketball falls to NC State

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

The Wake Forest men’s basketball season hit a new low Saturday afternoon after back-to-back home blowouts versus two .500 level in-state rivals. Following the loss to Duke, NC State (10-9, 6-8), took...

Senior guard Ivana Raca scored 18
points in 34 minutes of action.

Women’s basketball falls to No. 4 NC State

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor February 25, 2021

In a massive matchup between a red-hot Wake Forest team and the No. 4 ranked Wolfpack, the Demon Deacons fell short in a big way. The loss leaves Wake Forest, who will play their final two games of ACC...

Wake Forest goalie Andrew Pannenberg, who was drafted by Orlando City in this year’s MLS Draft, running with McNally.

Deacon Spotlight: Cole McNally

Bry Richards, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Hailing from Mount Airy, Md. Wake Forest goalkeeper Cole McNally is no stranger to soccer’s extraordinary world. McNally began playing soccer under his father’s wing at the tender age of three before...

Mahomes with his fiancée, Brittany, who gave birth to
their daughter just 13 days after his Super Bowl loss.

Patrick Mahomes and fiancée have first child

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 25, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may have lost the Super Bowl this February, but he scored a touchdown with the arrival of his baby girl. He and his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, welcomed...

Philadelphia plans to move forward
with first-round pick Jalen Hurts.

Philadelphia trades Carson Wentz to Colts

Nick Hayman, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

Major news from the NFL broke last Friday, as the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they will finally be parting ways with quarterback Carson Wentz. The Eagles dealt Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in...

LeBron James was one of the NBA’s first players to
express his anger regarding the league holding an All-Star game.

NBA to hold All-Star game despite ire

Michael Pitts, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

On March 7, 2021, NBA All-Star Game No. 73 will tip-off at 8 p.m. EST, broadcasted on TNT live from Atlanta, Ga. in the State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks. There will, of course, be two teams:...

Antoine Griezmann warming up with his teammates before 
a pre-season match at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Barcelona suffers massive loss to PSG

Charles Horn, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Kylian Mbappe sealed his hat-trick with an expert first-time finish, placed in the far right corner of Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen’s net, capping a 4-1 victory for Paris Saint-Germain...

Russell Wilson speaks out on his lack of protection this season

Russell Wilson speaks out on his lack of protection this season

Michael Pitts, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

On Feb. 9, Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson gave ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith something to talk about when reports surfaced that he was “frustrated” with the Seahawks for the lack...

Tom Brady & the Bucs celebrate Super Bowl win

Tom Brady & the Bucs celebrate Super Bowl win

Samantha Wexler, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Stop me if you have heard this before, but Tom Brady won the Super Bowl this February. This time, it was with a mostly new cast of characters, save Rob Gronkowski, of course. The two former-Patriots took...

MLB updates code of conduct in response to inappropriate actions

MLB updates code of conduct in response to inappropriate actions

Bry Richards, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

On Jan. 18, New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter made headlines after ESPN reported that he had sent explicit text messages to a female reporter without her consent while working for the Chicago...

Andy Reid’s son, Britt Reid, involved in car accident, critically injures young girl

Andy Reid’s son, Britt Reid, involved in car accident, critically injures young girl

Nick Hayman, Contributing Writer February 22, 2021

On Feb. 4, three days before the Kansas City Chiefs’ disappointing 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LVI, Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid was involved in a car accident...

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