Old Gold & Black

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 women's 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...

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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

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...

The Notre Dame team surrounded junior guard Trey Wertz in celebration after his buzzer-beating bucket stuns the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest falls in heartbreaking fashion

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Heartbreak. There’s no other word to describe it. For most of their opening game in the ACC Tournament, Wake Forest was in dreamland, playing their best basketball since the Florida State game a month...

An expert’s preview of the NCAA Tournament

An expert’s preview of the NCAA Tournament

Conor Robbins, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

The teams have been seeded, and the bracket has been set. Nets will be cut down, tears will be shed and legacies will be made. Most important, however, after experiencing a very different kind of March...

“I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework,” James said in response to Zlatan.

Zlatan attacks LeBron for statements on justice

Michael Pitts, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star striker on A.C. Milan, is celebrated as one of the most decorated soccer players of all-time, earning 31 total trophies from awards, tournaments and league championships. He...

(From left to right) Senior Gina Conti, freshman Jewel Spear and junior Christina Morra celebrate after the 
final buzzer. Spear scored 29 points off of seven made three-pointers, an ACC tournament record.

Women’s basketball downs UNC

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

In a hard-fought battle that at one point had the Demon Deacons on the ropes, Wake Forest found a way to pull out a massive victory against UNC-Chapel Hill. The win may have just been enough to squeeze...

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