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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...

Previewing football’s bout at UNC

Walker (above) ranks No. 2 in the nation in rushing TDs (Photo courtesy of  Wake Forest Football Twitter)
The Demon Deacons look ready for their upcoming challenge at Chapel Hill
November 12, 2020

Following their final bye week of the season, Wake Forest is set to travel to Chapel Hill on Saturday to face their in-conference rival, the North Carolina Tar Heels. Last season, Wake Forest defeated...

Clawson, Hartman look ahead to UNC

Coach and players addressed the media ahead of the team’s decisive game vs. the Tarheels
November 12, 2020

Playing at Chapel Hill against a highly talented Tarheel squad presents a golden opportunity for Head Coach Dave Clawson and his Demon Deacons to prove their worth to the ACC and the nation at large. Coming...

Trevor Lawrence sidelined by coronavirus

The projected No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft will miss Clemson’s matchup with No. 4 Notre Dame on Nov. 7 (Mike Comer/Getty Images/TNS)
Clemson’s star quarterback will miss two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19
November 5, 2020

Last Thursday night, tragedy struck the Clemson University campus, and with it, the entire state of South Carolina. Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 and was ruled out for...

CFB Week 9: Wisconsin decimated by COVID-19

Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines lost to Michigan State on Saturday (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
Clemson and Wisconsin are among the squads impacted by the virus so far this season
November 5, 2020

Despite the schedule lacking only two FBS conferences, Week 9 of the college football season felt like a microcosm of 2020 sports. Due to a shortage of premier matchups, the conversation entering Saturday...

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