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The state of college football…take two

The state of college football...take two

Samantha Wexler

October 8, 2020

At the end of August, I wrote a  ‘State of College Football’ piece in which I discussed the Big Ten and PAC-12’s decisions, amongst those of other conferences, to postpone the traditionally fall football season. Now, only two months later, both conferences are gearing up to begin play in Novem...

The NFL bubble, or lack thereof, just burst

Malcolm Butler #21 of the Tennessee Titans players runs onto the field during pregame before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on Sept. 20, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Steelers vs. Titans game is being postponed to later in the season after members of the Titans tested positive for COVID-19.  (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/TNS)

Essex Thayer

October 8, 2020

At the outset of the season, the NFL appeared to be setting the standard when it came to COVID-19 testing and safety. According to ESPN, during the preseason, the NFL conducted an astounding 109,075 tests across players, coaches and staff. Only 502 of those tests came back positive for a .46% positivit...

SEC season begins with a shocking upset

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron shouts to his players during an NCAA football game against Texas on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)

Dylan Ty

October 1, 2020

Despite a perfect 2019 season that included seven victories over top 10 opponents, new records in just about every measure of offensive production, a Heisman trophy and a host of other national awards, expectations for LSU football were not as sky-high as you might expect when they began their title d...

NFL: Mahomes shines under the lights

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 28, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Chiefs won, 34-20. (Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)

Bruce Haywood

October 1, 2020

Week three of the NFL showed the various identities each teams will carry throughout the season.   Thursday night kicked off with the Miami Dolphins winning 31-13 over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has now beat the Jaguars six times with six different teams.  Jets Coach Adam ...

Playing football amid a pandemic

Playing football amid a pandemic

Will Zimmerman

October 1, 2020

The Supreme Court, the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, The Tribeca Film Festival, Collegiate Football. Even the most revered and distinguished institutions of our world were not spared the onslaught of chaos and the profusion of mayhem spurred by the global pandemic.  For the Demon Deacon football team, the ramifications of COVID-19 have been felt at e...

WFU falls in shootout to NC State

WFU falls in shootout to NC State

Will Zimmerman

September 24, 2020

Wake Forest’s offense came to play last Saturday night, but defensive struggles proliferated, and the Wolfpack came away with the victory, 45-42. From the whistle, the Demon Deacon defense was on their heels. It took less than two minutes and only five plays for the Wolfpack to march 75-yards dow...

Another poor man’s fantasy football guide

Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals throws the ball down field against the Washington Football Team during the fourth quarter at State Farm Stadium on Sept. 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Cardinals won 30-15. (Norm Hall/Getty Images/TNS)

Essex Thayer

September 24, 2020

Editors note: All points and statistics are PPR League scoring The stories from Week Two: Week two was the week of the young quarterback. Joe Burrow backed up a solid Week one debut with a stellar second act against the Browns on Thursday night, picking Cleveland apart to the tune of 316 yards and ...

NFL: Injuries plague stars throughout week two

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sept. 22, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/TNS)

Bruce Haywood

September 24, 2020

Now that players and fans alike have gotten over their week one jitters or possible meltdowns, week two provided fan bases with another action packed slate of games.  Thursday night’s “Battle for Ohio” saw the Cleveland Browns win 35-30 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Browns QB Baker Mayfield bounced ...

College GameDay comes to town

College GameDay comes to town

Ben Conroy

September 17, 2020

Reynolda campus was abuzz last Saturday as the College Gameday crew set up shop in Winston-Salem to preview, among other games, the Wake Forest versus No. 1 Clemson contest that was set to occur later that night. It was a bit surreal to turn on the television Saturday morning and see the familiar face of ...

NFL Week one: Browns stumble, Chiefs roll

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks for a receiver late against the Houston Texans on September 10, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star/TNS)

Michael Bur

September 17, 2020

It had been 221 days since Super Bowl LIV concluded when the new NFL season finally kicked off on Sept. 10. The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Houston Texans to start what will surely be one of the most uncertain seasons the NFL has ever experienced.  What at first appeared to b...

The poor man’s guide to fantasy football free agents

In this file photo, quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) of the Kansas City Chiefs shakes hands with quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) of the Baltimore Ravens after the Chiefs defeated the Ravens 27-24 in overtime to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium in December, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images/TNS)

Nico Pan

September 17, 2020

So you say you’re running back went down in week one, or you drafted Baker and are now deeply regretting such a decision. As any good fantasy football team owner, you are currently trying to scour the internet searching for answers that will lead you to the pinnacle of fan accomplishment, being cro...

Previewing week one, Wake Forest vs. Clemson

Previewing week one, Wake Forest vs. Clemson

Ben Conroy

September 10, 2020

Wake Forest’s 2020-2021 regular season football campaign is set to begin with a bang as the Deacs will take on national powerhouse and ACC foe No. 1 Clemson this Saturday evening. The game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start and will certainly draw plenty of national attention; College GameDay will air live...

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