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Wake Forest falls to UNC on the road

Deacs RB Christian Beal-Smith rushed for 120 yards on Saturday afternoon (Photo courtesy of @WakeFB/Twitter)
The Demon Deacons dropped to 4-3 after losing an offensive showdown to the Tar Heels
November 19, 2020

The hearts of the Demon Deacon faithful were crushed on Saturday as Wake Forest squandered a 21-point second half lead in a wild 59-53 loss to UNC Chapel Hill. Tar Heels QB Sam Howell marched his squad...

CFB Week 11: COVID-19 sweeps the NCAA

James Franklin and Penn State have yet to find the win column (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images/TNS)
Teams across the country are dealing with a heightened number of COVID-19 cases
November 19, 2020

If the 2020 college football season falls apart at the seams, Week 11 will go down as the beginning of the end.  Postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreaks have been present each...

NFL Week 10: Miami stays hot, Cardinals best Bills

Tampa Bay Buccaneers halfback Ronald Jones busted off a 98-yard touchdown run on Sunday afternoon, leaving fans speechless (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)
Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh were also among this week’s winners
November 19, 2020

If you are reading this I presume that you, the diehard football fan, have been in a coma since Sunday and have just awoken and that is the only reason you are looking at the Old Gold & Black’s recap...

Deacon Spotlight: Calvin Harris

Photo courtesy of  Wake Forest Athletics
November 19, 2020

Calvin Harris plays forward for the men’s soccer team. A sophomore intending to major in Communication, Harris hails from Middlesbrough, England, but has moved between Hong Kong and New Zealand while...

Recapping a historic Masters Tournament

After his breathtaking performance at Augusta National last weekend, Dustin Johnson is presented with the iconic green jacket by last year's victor, Tiger Woods (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Dustin Johnson shattered records Sunday as he won the 84th Masters at Augusta National
November 19, 2020

After sweeping away competitors with a third round 65, and finishing with a final round 68 for a historic weekly total of 20 strokes under par, Dustin Johnson secured his first ever Masters Tournament...

Deacs eliminated from ACC tournament

With multiple key players sidelined due to COVID-19 and contact tracing, the squad was short-handed in their loss to UVA in the ACC Tournament (Photo courtesy of @WakeMSoccer/Twitter)
The COVID-ridden men's squad fell at the hands of UVA after a fantastic season
November 19, 2020

It was a bizarre way to end a bizarre year. After rolling through the regular season with a 7-1 record, an 18-to-5 advantage in goals scored — good enough for the top seed in the ACC South division —...

An in-depth look at fall athletics

Recapping what we’ve seen from the women’s field hockey and cross-country teams
November 19, 2020

What’s up Deacs! As we approach the end of the semester and our time on campus, we’ll be wrapping up the fall athletic recap. So far, we’ve gone through football, women’s volleyball and men’s...

U.S. Men’s National Team impressive in friendlies

In matches against Wales and Panama, the national team garnered excitement for the future of American soccer
November 19, 2020

 For the first time since a match back in February against Costa Rica, the United States Men’s National Team returned to the pitch with two friendlies against Wales and Panama. Both matches were...

Previewing the men’s basketball schedule

The Demon Deacons are set to face a tough group of opponents in the ACC this season
November 19, 2020

 The Steve Forbes Era of Wake Forest Men’s Basketball is set to begin next week, and more details about the season have come out in recent days. Just like last year, the ACC will be playing a...

A new chapter begins for NY Mets Baseball

Mets fans haven't had much to celebrate as of late, but their fortunes could change after the team was purchased by the billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/TNS)
The New York Mets Baseball team has found a new majority owner in hedge fund manager Steve Cohen
November 12, 2020

Mets fans, rejoice!  New Yorkers have endured decades of frustrating seasons under the ownership of father and son duo Fred and Jeff Wilpon. The Wilpons heavily invested in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi...

CFB Week 10: There’s a new No. 1 in town

The Clemson Tigers failed to pull out a win in South Bend (Matt Cashore/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
With a monumental win over Clemson, Notre Dame assumed No. 1 on the Week 11 AP Poll
November 12, 2020

With the entrance of the MAC and the Pac-12, this past Saturday was the first to feature all 10 FBS conferences in action, but the headline moment of Week 10 had nothing to do with the new arrivals on...

AP poll drops pre season basketball rankings

AP poll drops pre season basketball rankings
Four ACC teams were ranked among the top 25 in the pre-season AP poll
November 12, 2020

Just over two weeks prior to the Nov. 25 start of the 2020-2021 NCAA basketball season, the Associated Press released its first batch of preseason ranks, revealing which squads will start out the year...

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