"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

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

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Sixteen players are planning to enroll early, starting classes at Wake Forest this upcoming spring semester. (Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics)

Twenty-two recruits commit to Wake Forest football

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor December 23, 2023

Head Coach Dave Clawson received some early Christmas gifts on Wednesday morning as 22 players signed their National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play football for Wake Forest. The Early National Signing...

Head Coach Dave Clawson earns a commitment from graduate transfer quarterback Hank Bachmeier. (Courtesy of Hank Bachmeier)

Wake Forest football lands new quarterback through portal

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor December 10, 2023

Wake Forest may have a new name directing the offense next year, as former Louisiana Tech quarterback Hank Bachmeier committed to the Demon Deacons Sunday morning, per ESPN’s Pete Thamel. Bachmeier,...

A mostly empty Allegacy Stadium watches Wake Forest beat Vanderbilt 36-20 in Week 2.

Tracking all the intended transfers in and out of Wake Forest

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor December 4, 2023

Whether you are a fan of the transfer portal or not, it doesn’t matter — the new age of college athletics is here. With added years of eligibility from COVID-19 (the upcoming 2024 season is the final...

A fan looks at the Allegacy Stadium scoreboard in confusion during the Sept. 23 loss against Georgia Tech.

I’ve Got the Deacon Blues

Mattie Stillerman, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

As the young daughter of two Wake Forest alumni, I used to wear a cheerleader uniform, put temporary tattoos on my cheeks and wave my black and gold pom poms high up in the air as I watched my favorite...

Mitch Griffis drops back for a pass during the Sept. 9 win over Vanderbilt.

Breaking: Wake Forest loses two quarterbacks to transfer portal

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

Mitch Griffis, Wake Forest’s starting quarterback for much of the 2023 season, intends to enter the transfer portal. The redshirt sophomore announced his decision on X, formerly known as Twitter, on...

Redshirt junior quarterback Michael Kern speaks to the team prior to kickoff (Courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics).

Football season ends on sour note with 35-31 loss to Syracuse

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

For a football season full of missteps, shortcomings and glaring question marks, it was fitting that Wake Forest’s season finale, a 35-31 defeat to Syracuse (6-6, 2-6 ACC), included all three.  On...

Jahmal Banks attempts to reel in a pass (Courtesy of Wake Forest).

Ghost of quarterback past haunts Wake Forest against Notre Dame

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor November 20, 2023

The date long circled on calendars has become a date many Demon Deacons may soon want to forget since it now marks a 38-point road beatdown from former Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman and the rest...

Ivan Mora punts the football away to NC State, one of seven times the Wake Forest offense punted.

NC State dismantles Wake Forest on Senior Day

Julien Cheek, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

An emotionally-laden game with bowl aspirations on the line should have resulted in a do-or-die, hair-on-fire performance by Wake Forest. Unfortunantly, this did not come through. Wake Forest (4-6,...

Mitch Griffis looks at the Memorial Stadium crowd during the Oct. 7, 2023, road game against Clemson.

Sullivan: It ain’t 2018 anymore

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor November 10, 2023

During his weekly pressers, Wake Forest Football Head Coach Dave Clawson likes to draw parallels between his current team and his 2018 team. Both teams started 2-0 (wins against Tulane and Towson in 2018,...

Jasheen Davis (No. 30) celebrates a strip sack in the first quarter. (Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics)

‘It’s a shame:’ Costly fourth-quarter mistakes erase Wake Forest lead

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor November 3, 2023

With a short week of preparation and recovery, Wake Forest would have to be near perfect to drive away from Durham with a win. On Thursday night, the Demon Deacons were anything but.  Wake Forest (4-5,...

Football travels west of the Mississippi River four times over the next six years. (Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics)

ACC restructures football schedule after SMU, Cal and Stanford join

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2023

Another year, another scheduling format change for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The schedule change was necessary due to the inclusion of three new institutions in the conference, with the SMU Mustangs,...

The Seminoles defense brings down Mitch Griffis. The Wake Forest quarterback was sacked four times on Saturday.

Football disappoints, falls 41-16 to Seminoles

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor October 29, 2023

Dreadful. Abysmal. Defeated.  You can insert any negative adjective here, and odds are, it could describe the performance that Wake Forest turned in during their 41-16 loss against No. 4 Florida State...

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