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Sage Surratt Announces End of WFU Football Career

Sage Surratt Announces End of WFU Football Career

Ben Conroy

August 20, 2020

Wake Forest’s football team suffered a significant loss on Wednesday as standout wide receiver Sage Surratt announced via Instagram that he plans to forfeit his final year of eligibility for the 2020-2021 season. He cited the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak as one of the driving factors behind his decision, and also ...

Student Athletes to follow a “COVID-19 athletic pledge,” among other protocols

Student Athletes to follow a “COVID-19 athletic pledge,” among other protocols

Ben Conroy

July 20, 2020

The future of the sporting world is set to brighten considerably with the return of athletics to college campuses for the upcoming 2020-2021 season(s). With any luck, millions of eyes will turn eagerly toward their television sets in the fall to witness their beloved Demon Deacons take the field once...

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01:  A member of staff works outside Centre Court at The All England Tennis and Croquet Club, best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, on April 01, 2020 in London, England. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 40,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Alex Davidson/Getty Images/TNS)

Will Zimmerman

April 16, 2020

With leagues across the globe shut down due to the global health crisis, sports news seems to have slowed down. However, it certainly has not come to a halt. Here are some of the top stories you may have missed: Wimbledon Receives Massive Insurance Payout Wimbledon, which was scheduled to begin on June 29, ...

Olympics Postponement Is Life-Altering For Swimmers And Track Athletes, Among Others

Donn Cabral of Glastonbury, right, competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics in 2012.

Lindsay Hayden

April 4, 2020

For the casual sports fan, the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games is yet another upsetting addition to the laundry list of cancelled and rescheduled sporting events due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Luckily for Olympic fans, the show will eventually go on, as the International Olympics Committee ...

Demon Deacons Look To Next Season After Upsetting ACC Tournament Loss

Demon Deacons Look To Next Season After Upsetting ACC Tournament Loss

Christian Odjakjian

April 4, 2020

When the sports world came to a screeching halt two weeks into March, college basketball was entering its peak of excitement. Selection Sunday was a few days away, and major conference tournaments were beginning. The unexpected and premature end to the 2019-20 college basketball season due to the coronav...

COVID-19 Poses Serious Question for Resuming NBA & NHL Seasons

COVID-19 Poses Serious Question for Resuming NBA & NHL Seasons

Will Zimmerman

April 1, 2020

Minutes before tip-off on March 11, the announcer calmly addressed the jam-packed Thunder Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the game tonight has been postponed.” As he tried to continue, fans screamed. “You’re all safe,” he assure...

COVID-19 Derails Professional Soccer Leagues

COVID-19 Derails Professional Soccer Leagues

Mohamed Ahmidouch

April 1, 2020

In an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health of their players and fans, professional soccer (football) leagues across the world have cancelled or suspended their seasons indefinitely. The English Premier League, the top level of the English football league system,...

NBA Teams Join Forces To Compensate Arena Workers

NBA Teams Join Forces To Compensate Arena Workers

Ben Conroy

March 26, 2020

The recent outbreak of the ultra-contagious coronavirus has brought the sports world to an abrupt and grinding halt. The virus has torn its way through several continents, leaving widespread fear and panic in its wake. As a result of the virus’ aggressive and rapid spread, sports leagues worldwide have...

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