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Wake Forest defeats Norfolk State

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

For the second straight week, Wake Forest took care of business against a lesser opponent, defeating Norfolk State 41-16. The Spartans, an FCS team, put up a strong fight early, but Wake Forest was still...

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Wake Forest hosts event on race in sports

Parker Beverly, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 9, Wake Forest hosted author Derrick E. White for a conversation entitled “Race, Sports, and the Question of American Democracy.” The event was sponsored by the Wake Forest Department...

Recapping a thrilling Week 1 in the NFL

Recapping a thrilling Week 1 in the NFL

Luke Altier, Contributing Writer September 16, 2021

Tampa Bay def. Dallas 31-29 In the first NFL game of the year, Dak Prescott and Tom Brady combined for almost 800 passing yards. The game-winning field goal was knocked in by Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop...

College football remains chaotic in Week 2

College football remains chaotic in Week 2

Dylan Tynes, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

After a Week 1 that at times felt a bit slow and predictable, this past weekend reminded fans that the only constant in college football is chaos (and Alabama). Two heavyweight matches headlined the week’s...

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Wake Forest takes down Old Dominion

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

On a warm Friday evening, football returned to Winston-Salem in full. The lights shined bright, a full student section cheered loudly, and paratroopers descended into the stadium. Wake Forest relished...

Alabama, Georgia and Virginia Tech start hot

Alabama, Georgia and Virginia Tech start hot

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor September 9, 2021

During Week 1 of the college football season, virtually nothing went as expected. Nail-biters, defensive battles, upsets and dominations all headlined the return to action. No. 5 Georgia def. No. 3 Clemson...

Bishop Sycamore fools way to ESPN spotlight

Bishop Sycamore fools way to ESPN spotlight

Ian Steffensen, Contributing Writer September 9, 2021

On Aug. 29, the IMG Academy Ascenders squared off against the Bishop Sycamore Centurions in the Geico High School Football Kickoff live on ESPN. The nationally televised event would showcase future college...

QB1: A glimpse behind the face mask

QB1: A glimpse behind the face mask

Will Zimmerman, Online Managing Editor September 2, 2021

The quarterback who comes under center Friday night at Truist Field might not be one you recognize, but don’t be alarmed. He’s still Sam Hartman, but he’s not the same Sam Hartman who walked off...

Wake Forest vs Old Dominion Preview

Wake Forest vs Old Dominion Preview

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor September 2, 2021

On Friday, the 2021 football season will finally begin for Wake Forest with the Demon Deacons set to face off against the Old Dominion Monarchs under the bright lights of Truist Field. There are high expectations...

Tips to dominate your fantasy football draft

Tips to dominate your fantasy football draft

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor August 26, 2021

A pastime that brings football fans together regardless of hometown or rooting interest, fantasy football is a true gift from the sporting gods. We’re not all fans of the New England Patriots or Kansas...

Previewing the ACC Football season

Previewing the ACC Football season

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor August 26, 2021

The college football season is almost upon us, and as always, there is much to size up in Wake Forest’s conference: the ACC. For the past few years, the top of the ACC has remained relatively constant,...

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NFL Draft finally kicks off, OGB gives our selections

Sports Editors April 29, 2021

The 2021 NFL Draft begins in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29 at 8 p.m. and ends on May 1. Now well into the offseason, teams are looking to add young, talented players to bolster their rosters in the 2021-22...

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