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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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Head Coach Dave Clawson speaks passionately with one of the referees.

Turnovers sting as football falls to the Yellow Jackets

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor September 25, 2023

Wake Forest football Head Coach Dave Clawson was not happy on Saturday night.  If a 17-point halftime deficit for the second-straight week and a two-score, 30-16 loss to Georgia Tech weren’t reason...

Taylor Morin reels in one of two touchdowns of the day. Morin finished the game with six receptions for 112 yards and two scores (Courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics).

Football avoids trainwreck, conducts comeback against Old Dominion

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor September 18, 2023

Heading into the half with a three-possession lead over Wake Forest, it looked like Old Dominion would once again play spoiler to an ACC team.  The quick-tempo ODU offense had more than double the...

Sam Hartman talks on the phone to offensive coordinator Warren Ruggerio during the Nov. 5, 2022 game against NC State. Hartman was 29-of-48 for 397 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions during the 30-21 loss.

The cost of the college football spotlight

Christina DeNovio, Senior Writer September 15, 2023

The path to success is anything but simple. At least, that was the case for Notre Dame starting quarterback Sam Hartman. Hartman, who spent the last five years at Wake Forest, many of them as QB1, announced...

Wake Forest takes on Old Dominion in September 2021. In that matchup, the Demon Deacons defeated the Monarchs 42-10.

How easy will it be for football to topple the Monarchs?

Julien Cheek, Contributing Writer September 14, 2023

Yes, reader, your Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Norfolk, Va., this Saturday to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs at S.B. Ballard Stadium at noon. The Demon Deacons look to continue their momentum...

Tate Carney celebrates after a touchdown run.

Kennedy: Three (or four) stars in football’s week two win

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor September 11, 2023

Demond Claiborne and Tate Carney This may be cheating, but both of these running backs stepped up mightily in the absence of starter Justice Ellison, who was unavailable due to an injury sustained in...

Tate Carney runs into the end zone during the second quarter of Saturday’s game. The redshirt freshman finished the game with 13 rushes, 117 yards and a touchdown.

Football outruns bad weather, Vanderbilt defense

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor September 11, 2023

For two hours on Saturday, it was Mother Nature’s pairing of thunder and lightning that ravaged the Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium turf. For three-and-a-half hours afterward, it was Wake Forest’s...

Jahmal Banks was often open against Elon.

Nataline: Three stars in football’s opening night win

Aaron Nataline, Sports Editor September 4, 2023

Jahmal Banks Mitch Griffis took a liking to the 50/50 ball versus Elon, and the furthest of them hit junior Jahmal Banks. With 108 receiving yards on six receptions, Banks led the air-attack for the...

Sophomore Quarterback Mitch Griffis holds onto the ball for a short gain.

Football defeats Elon 37-17

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor September 4, 2023

A new football season kicked off with a lot of promise after Wake Forest beat the Elon Phoenix, 37-17. Redshirt Sophomore Mitch Griffis took over the helm as starting quarterback this season and was able...

Caleb Carlson kicks the ball off to Elon.

Sullivan: Football’s perennials are beginning to grow

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor September 4, 2023

Just like spring, the start of football season is the time of new beginnings. On this day, the routine run from the locker room is a ceremony like no other, sending chills down fans’ spines and breathing...

The Wake Forest defense works to stop a play against Liberty.

The Demon Deacon defense is ready to tackle the 2023 season

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor August 30, 2023

With a second year of Brad Lambert as defensive coordinator comes a higher expectation of performance. Wake Forest will return seven players with starting experience and call upon transfers and true freshmen....

Student sections, like the one at Spry Stadium pictured here, are the place to be when Wake Forest sports teams play their biggest games.

Previewing marquee matchups for Wake Forest’s fall sports

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

With 46 home matchups across seven fall sports, there are plenty of opportunities to cheer on your Demon Deacons. Director of Athletics John Currie would probably challenge you to go to every single one...

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