Old Gold & Black

Deacs upset UNC to open ACC campaign

The win extends Wake Forest’s winning streak to three in their series against the Tar Heels
December 19, 2020

On Thursday night, the Wake Forest women’s basketball team opened the doors to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the first time this season and left with a 57-54 upset against North Carolina,...

Womens’ basketball starts season off strong in Gulf Coast Showcase

The Last Deacons returned from the showcase winning two of their three match-ups
December 4, 2020

This past weekend, the Wake Forest women's basketball team began their season at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla. The tournament featured Florida Gulf Coast University, Davidson, No. 14 Arkansas,...

Troy game postponed after strong start for men’s basketball

The Demon Deacons' start to the season proves promising under the leadership of head coach Steve Forbes
December 4, 2020

College basketball is officially underway, and the Demon Deacons are 2-0 for the first time since 2016. However, team activities have since been paused, and the game scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2 against...

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...

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...

NBA, NHL considering paths forward

James, fresh off winning another championship, has made it clear he will not partake when the NBA season begins in December (Ashley Landis/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
The two leagues, which both finished last season within a bubble, deliberate what’s next
November 12, 2020

On Nov. 5, after many meetings of deliberation and weeks of speculation, the NBA and the Players’ Association agreed upon Dec. 22 as the start date for the 2020-2021 season. This decision comes almost...

Men’s basketball to begin year with tourney

The beginning of the Steve Forbes era is now just around the corner (Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications)
The event will take place in late November at Wake Forest's home court
November 5, 2020

The Masters isn’t the only important tournament taking place in November 2020. From the 25th through the 27th, the Steve Forbes era and 2020-21 men’s basketball season will be getting underway with...

Previewing the 2020 NBA entry draft

Previewing the 2020 NBA entry draft
October 15, 2020

After a long wait, the pre-draft hype has reached full force. This season of sports has been perhaps the most turbulent in any league’s history — yet the NBA found a surprisingly successful way to...

Lakers win NBA title in dominant fashion

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds against the Miami Heat as the Lakers win the NBA Championship in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
October 15, 2020

On Oct. 11, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat to gain their 17th NBA Championship title, tying the Boston Celtics for the record of most championships ever won by an NBA team. The win ended an...

Men’s Basketball: new roster offers promise

Men's Basketball: new roster offers promise
October 8, 2020

Amidst all of the uncertainty surrounding college athletics in the COVID-19 era, Wake Forest Men’s Basketball fans finally have a glimmer of hope after a turbulent six years of Danny Manning running...

Coach Forbes eager to get season started

Coach Forbes eager to get season started
October 1, 2020

Last Monday, I sat down for a Zoom call with Wake Forest Men’s Basketball Coach, Steve Forbes. Before being hired by Wake Forest, Forbes compiled a 130-43 record at East Tennessee State, along with two...

No. 1 rated UK prospect commits to WFU

No. 1 rated UK prospect commits to WFU
October 1, 2020

This past week was already an important one for Head Coach Steve Forbes and the Wake Forest basketball program, having received a commitment from 4-star point guard Carter Whitt on Monday. It got even...

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