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LaRavia recorded six steals against Western Carolina.

Women’s basketball begins season 3-0

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

After women’s basketball reached their first NCAA Tournament since 1988 — their second appearance in program history — Wake Forest Head Coach Jen Hoover stated that the expectation for the upcoming...

The mens basketball team, in their second year under Steve Forbes, looks to continue to build off of a promising start.

Men’s basketball wins twice at home

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The Wake Forest men’s basketball team started the season strong with wins over non-conference opponents William & Mary and  Western Carolina. On Nov. 10, Wake Forest took down the William &...

Junior forward Jake LaRavia scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds for the double-double. Graduate transfer Alondes Williams also added 16 points.

Men’s basketball bests Winston-Salem State

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

The Wake Forest men’s basketball team cruised to an 88-56 victory over Winston-Salem State on Friday in the Tip-Off Classic exhibition game. “Thanks to Winston-Salem State for playing tonight,”...

Previewing the top half of ACC basketball

Previewing the top half of ACC basketball

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

1. Duke Duke missed the NCAA Tournament last year. That definitely will not happen again in Coach K’s final season. Smooth forwards Matthew Hurt and Jalen Johnson are the two big names that departed...

Previewing the bottom half of ACC basketball

Previewing the bottom half of ACC basketball

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

15. Boston College Jim Christian is out and Earl Grant is in as head coach for the Eagles, but that switch won’t keep this team from being the worst in the ACC. Arguably, the four best players in the...

Keller led his high school to a Colorado state championship in March.

Four-star Zach Keller commits to Wake Forest

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Wake Forest has secured their first 2022 basketball recruit — and he’s a good one. Zach Keller, a four-star prospect ranked as the No. 10 power forward in his class, announced his verbal commitment...

LaRavia was a second-team All-Conference player at Indiana State.

Previewing Wake Forest men’s basketball

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

Following a shortened and unique first year at the helm of Wake Forest men’s basketball, Head Coach Steve Forbes is looking to make strides toward returning Demon Deacons basketball to relevance. In...

Jokic puts up a shot during the 2020 Western Conference Finals.

NBA distributes mid-season awards to stars

Michael Pitts, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

The NBA is in the midst of the second half of their 72-game season, and the stakes could not be higher. All eyes are on the race to the playoffs and the standings of the top 10 teams in each conference,...

Basketball moves on with returners and transfers

Basketball moves on with returners and transfers

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Player movement has been difficult to keep track of in college basketball this spring. The NCAA is allowing players to transfer and play immediately without a waiver, and every collegiate athlete received...

Off-season update on mens basketball

Off-season update on men’s basketball

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021

It’s been six weeks since Trey Wertz released his buzzer-beating three-pointer and Prentiss Hubb unleashed his extended third finger to the crowd of Wake Forest students at the end of the first round...

Raca posted 1482 points and 715 rebounds in her career at Wake Forest.

Ivana Raca taken No. 28 overall in WNBA Draft

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

On April 15, Ivana Raca was selected No. 28 overall in the WNBA Draft, going in the third round to the Los Angeles Sparks. Raca is only the second player in Wake Forest history to be drafted into the WNBA....

Following Head Coach Roy Williams’ retirement, UNC-Chapel Hill chose to stay in-house, replacing the storied coach with assistant Hubert Davis.

Coaching turnover begins in college basketball

Nick Briggs, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

Each offseason, college basketball fans usually find themselves sitting in one of two boats, either hoping their coach returns for another successful season or begging that a new coach takes the reins...

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