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Redshirt junior running back Christian Beal-Smith (98 rush yards, one TD)dives into the endzone for Wake Forests second touchdown of the game.

Wake Forest takes down FSU 35-14

September 23, 2021

On Saturday, Truist Field was filled to the brim with a boisterous Wake Forest crowd and a Florida State traveling party that took up a third of the stands. In front of that crowd of nearly 30,000 —...

The 2020-21 season has catapulted Will Zalatoris’ career.

Will Zalatoris named Rookie of the Year

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor September 23, 2021

Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris has been voted PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, making him the first player in two decades to receive the honor without being a full PGA Tour member. The last golfer to win...

Field hockey had a perfect weekend, finishing with a 3-2 win over UMass.

Wake Forest field hockey totals 4-3 record

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor September 23, 2021

Coming off a shortened 2020-2021 season that left much to be desired, the Wake Forest field hockey team headed into the fall season on a mission. The Lady Deacon squad has strung together a losing record...

Holcomb started off the scoring on Friday with a goal in the 16th minute. Goals by Tubbs and Oliver solidified the win.

Soccer stages comeback, defeats Pitt

Charles Horn, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

As the final whistle blew, the crowd at Spry roared in appreciation, substitutes sprinted across the field and smoke descended on fans gathered on the hill. Wake Forest had just upset No. 5 Pittsburgh,...

Week 3 of college football sets slower pace

Week 3 of college football sets slower pace

Adam Barrow, Contributing Writer September 23, 2021

After a chaotic first two weeks of the college football season, Week 3 was relatively quiet. No teams in the top 10 lost, and only one Power 5 Conference team lost to an FCS opponent (Arizona to Northern...

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson leaps to find a receiver for a pass.

Recapping a second thrilling NFL Week

Nico Panos, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

New York Giants 29, Washington Football Team 30 In an intense Thursday night matchup between NFC East division rivals, the Washington Football Team, led by new starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke, picked...

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Wake Forest defeats Norfolk State

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

For the second straight week, Wake Forest took care of business against a lesser opponent, defeating Norfolk State 41-16. The Spartans, an FCS team, put up a strong fight early, but Wake Forest was still...

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Wake Forest hosts event on race in sports

Parker Beverly, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 9, Wake Forest hosted author Derrick E. White for a conversation entitled “Race, Sports, and the Question of American Democracy.” The event was sponsored by the Wake Forest Department...

Men’s soccer hits wall, loses 3-0 to Louisville

Men’s soccer hits wall, loses 3-0 to Louisville

Charles Horn, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

The year is 2015, Wake Forest is unranked and Jack Harrison, now of Leeds United, scores to win the second straight game of the fledgling season. The next week, Wake Forest was in the United Soccer Coaches...

Youth prevails in 2021 edition of U.S. Open

Youth prevails in 2021 edition of U.S. Open

Ian Steffensen, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

The 2021 U.S. Open promised to dazzle and entertain as the biggest names in tennis descended upon New York for the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. Fans once again passed through the turnstiles...

Recapping a thrilling Week 1 in the NFL

Recapping a thrilling Week 1 in the NFL

Luke Altier, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

Tampa Bay def. Dallas 31-29 In the first NFL game of the year, Dak Prescott and Tom Brady combined for almost 800 passing yards. The game-winning field goal was knocked in by Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop...

U.S. Soccer team fights to return to World Cup

U.S. Soccer team fights to return to World Cup

Adam Barrow, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

After five frustrating halves of soccer, the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) finally built some momentum in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament Wednesday night with a four-goal second half...

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