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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...

After the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, the Wake Forest womens basketball team felt that they had to take some kind of action. At their next game, they knelt for the national anthem.

Threats from donors paused women’s basketball’s protest

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

It had been over two weeks since the Wake Forest women’s basketball team had played a game, but on Jan. 7, they were finally back on the court. But, the world was different than it had been the day of...

Williams retires as head coach of Tar Heels

Williams retires as head coach of Tar Heels

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Most sports fans know to be wary of any “Breaking News” headlines about their favorite team or athlete that appear on April 1. So when head coach Roy Williams announced his retirement from the University...

Photo courtesy of @ginamconti on Instagram

Gina Conti enters the transfer portal

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor March 29, 2021

The story of the offseason for Wake Forest basketball thus far has been transfers within the men’s program, but that all changed as of 3:20 P.M. on March 29. Gina Conti, a senior guard and one of the...

Head Coach Jen Hoover embracing seniors Ivana Raca and Gina Conti as they leave the court for what could be the last time.

Demon Deacons lose in first round

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

In their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988, Wake Forest failed to move past the first round, falling to Oklahoma State on March 21, 84-61. For the entirety of the game, Wake Forest could not...

Sophomore forward Ismael Massoud has played his final game as a Deac.

Seven Demon Deacons enter transfer portal

Christian Odjakjian, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

College basketball fans are rejoicing over the return of March Madness, which has been absurdly entertaining so far. Though the men’s team didn’t make the tournament, it’s still been a very eventful...

March Madness upsets destroy perfect bracket hopes

March Madness upsets destroy perfect bracket hopes

Conor Robbins, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

As I sit down to write, my eyes furiously gravitate between screens. On the television in front of me, the final buzzer is sounding on Iowa’s season. The No. 7 seed Oregon Ducks have just sent the No....

Head Coach Jen Hoover posing with We are in signage after the reveal.

Deacons return to March Madness

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor March 18, 2021

The night of March 15, the Lady Deacons exited the Joel Coliseum for the last time this season, yet no game had been played. Instead, players, coaches and families had gathered to watch the NCAA Women's...

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