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Wake Forest Men’s Soccer suffers first loss

JB Blood, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

It was a tale of two endings. Last Tuesday against Clemson, the Wake Forest Men's Soccer team lost a heartbreaker by a score of 2-1 after a late Clemson goal. There would be no heartbreak, though, in Wake Forest's game Sunday against the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After a hard-fought defensive...

NFL: Kansas City locks up Le’Veon Bell

Connor McNeely, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

In March of 2019, star running back Le’Veon Bell left the Steelers to sign a lucrative contract with the New York Jets, who gave him $25 million in guaranteed cash. Over his two years with the Jets, Bell failed to rush for 1,000 yards and struggled with injuries — namely one to his hamstring —...

CFB: Defense reigns supreme during Week 7

Dylan Tynes, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Week 7 of the college football season felt unusually quiet. This was the last week before the return of football in the Big Ten, and a healthy dose of teams had byes, including all but four Big 12 teams, among others. But, this year is unlike any other, so the already-meager schedule of games shrunk...

Los Angeles Kings make history in NHL draft

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, center, announces that the NHL All-Star game will be played in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2011 during a press conference held outside of the RBC Center on Thursday, April 8, 2010. (Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The prolonged feelings of angst for the world’s best young hockey players are over after the 2020 NHL Draft concluded on Oct. 7. Originally scheduled for late June, the seven-round, 217-pick, two-day event was postponed for four months due to the halted season in which the Tampa Bay Lightning vanqu...

Deacon Spotlight: Anne Van Hoof

Deacon Spotlight: Anne Van Hoof

Will Zimmerman, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

A senior from Schijndel, a town in the south of the Netherlands, Anne Van Hoof’s journey to the Wake Forest Field Hockey team was anything but traditional. “I lived with my two older sisters, parents and wiener dog until coming to America when I was 18 years old,” she told the Old Gold & Blac...

CFB remains lively, unpredictable

The Cotton Bowl, which took place last Saturday in Dallas proved to be an instant classic. Oklahoma finally won in the fourth overtime (Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Dylan Tynes, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Week six of the 2020 college football season completely upended the status quo. What seemed like an ever-widening gap between the highest tier of teams and the rest of the field suddenly came crashing down. Before this season, nobody questioned the pool of teams that could make the playoff; it seemed f...

Four teams remain in MLB postseason

Pitcher Blake Snell has been crucial to Tampa Bay's success (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS)

Michael Burstein, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

It’s down to just four. When the first pitch of the 2020 MLB playoffs was thrown, just over two weeks ago, on Sept. 29, for the first time in Major League Baseball history, there were 16 teams. Now, just four remain.  In the American League (A.L.), the sixth-seeded Houston Astros return to the champion...

Previewing the 2020 NBA entry draft

Previewing the 2020 NBA entry draft

Connor Mcneely

October 15, 2020

After a long wait, the pre-draft hype has reached full force. This season of sports has been perhaps the most turbulent in any league’s history — yet the NBA found a surprisingly successful way to continue their season safely, and the Lakers were crowned world champions. And now, the eyes and attenti...

David meets Goliath in Major League Baseball

David meets Goliath in Major League Baseball

Jake Singer

October 15, 2020

After losing Friday night, the New York Yankees were eliminated from the postseason, thereby failing to claim their elusive 28th World Series title for the 11th year in a row. This year, it wasn’t the scandalous Houston Astros or the hated-rival Boston Red Sox who knocked the Yanks out of contention, ...

Rafael Nadal dominates at French Open once again

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning championship point during his Men's Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day 15 of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Paris, France. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images/TNS)

Ben Conroy

October 15, 2020

Death, taxes, and Rafael Nadal dominating on the clay at Roland Garros. Even in the divisive world of sports analytics, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who denies that Nadal is the greatest clay tennis player to ever walk the earth. Nadal claimed his thirteenth French Open title on Saturday morning, defe...

Men’s Soccer Team continues dominant streak

Men’s Soccer Team continues dominant streak

James Blood

October 15, 2020

It was raining goals and rain as the top-ranked Wake Forest Men’s Soccer team bested the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) by a score of 3-0 in their only matchup against a non-ACC team this fall. Despite the tremendous downpour, there were still some Wake Forest fans who made the trip out to Sp...

Lakers win NBA title in dominant fashion

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds against the Miami Heat as the Lakers win the NBA Championship in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Christina Denovio, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

On Oct. 11, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat to gain their 17th NBA Championship title, tying the Boston Celtics for the record of most championships ever won by an NBA team. The win ended an eight-year drought and served as a tribute to late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.  The Lakers ...

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