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Brady and Mahomes to meet in Super Bowl LV

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs win Conference Championships
January 28, 2021

Legacies were on the line this past Sunday in a pair of heavily anticipated conference championship games which were promoted largely in association with the notoriety of the four remaining quarterbacks...

CFB teams undergo coaching carousel

Failure, delusion and politics drive college football coaching changes
January 28, 2021

Back in August, many around the college football landscape secretly doubted whether the modified season would come to fruition. Although there were noticeable bumps along the way, the season was relatively...

Tennessee fires Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt

Pruitt was replaced by former UCF coach, Josh Heupel, where he was hired by and worked with new Tennessee Athletic Director, Danny White.
After going 16-19 in 3 years, Pruitt was fired due to recruiting violations committed by his staff
January 28, 2021

While public support surrounding the compensation of collegiate athletes has grown over the years, the NCAA continues to reap the benefits of its athletes performances. University of Tennessee coaches...

John Wolford takes the road less traveled

From quarterbacking the Demon Deacons to working in finance, Wolford's road to the NFL was long and winding
January 28, 2021

Leading into the final week of the regular season, the Los Angeles Rams were stumbling along the line that clearly defines a season’s story. On one side of the line sat the postseason and all the glory...

Ladies in the game

Sarah Fuller pictured in the locker room before the game (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
Sarah Fuller makes history as the first female play in a men's college football game
December 16, 2020

It was almost hard to put into words what I was watching unfold in front of me last weekend. My sister, who follows Wake Forest sports and the occasional football or hockey game, came downstairs on Saturday...

Deacs in the NFL: An undrafted Hinton plays QB for Broncos

Former Wake Forest wide receiver Kendall Hinton is awarded the chance of a lifetime
December 6, 2020

While the Wake Forest football program has been on pause lately as a result of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing, some Deacs on professional teams were in the spotlight this past Sunday. It’s...

NFL faces COVID-19 Outbreak

Increasing cases among the NFL made for a tumultuous Week 12
December 6, 2020

When the NFL season first kicked off almost three months ago, there was a lot of skepticism as to whether they’d be able to play a complete season without a bubble and with health experts warning of...

Wake Forest falls to UNC on the road

Deacs RB Christian Beal-Smith rushed for 120 yards on Saturday afternoon (Photo courtesy of @WakeFB/Twitter)
The Demon Deacons dropped to 4-3 after losing an offensive showdown to the Tar Heels
November 19, 2020

The hearts of the Demon Deacon faithful were crushed on Saturday as Wake Forest squandered a 21-point second half lead in a wild 59-53 loss to UNC Chapel Hill. Tar Heels QB Sam Howell marched his squad...

CFB Week 11: COVID-19 sweeps the NCAA

James Franklin and Penn State have yet to find the win column (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images/TNS)
Teams across the country are dealing with a heightened number of COVID-19 cases
November 19, 2020

If the 2020 college football season falls apart at the seams, Week 11 will go down as the beginning of the end.  Postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreaks have been present each...

NFL Week 10: Miami stays hot, Cardinals best Bills

Tampa Bay Buccaneers halfback Ronald Jones busted off a 98-yard touchdown run on Sunday afternoon, leaving fans speechless (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)
Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh were also among this week’s winners
November 19, 2020

If you are reading this I presume that you, the diehard football fan, have been in a coma since Sunday and have just awoken and that is the only reason you are looking at the Old Gold & Black’s recap...

CFB Week 10: There’s a new No. 1 in town

The Clemson Tigers failed to pull out a win in South Bend (Matt Cashore/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
With a monumental win over Clemson, Notre Dame assumed No. 1 on the Week 11 AP Poll
November 12, 2020

With the entrance of the MAC and the Pac-12, this past Saturday was the first to feature all 10 FBS conferences in action, but the headline moment of Week 10 had nothing to do with the new arrivals on...

NFL Week 10: Brees shines, Brady dissapoints

Brady and Brees share a moment Sunday night after the Saint's convincing 31-3 win (Doug Clifford/Tampa Bay Times/TN)
As the playoffs approach, several teams shined in Week 10. Brady's Buccaneers wasn't one of them
November 12, 2020

As another week of football passes, anxious fans are getting closer to predicting what the playoffs will look like.  Most of this week’s winners were expected: the Baltimore Ravens’ win over...

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