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Football: Wake Forest routs Campbell

Football: Wake Forest routs Campbell

Ben Conroy

October 8, 2020

After a lackluster start to the season, the Wake Forest football team roared to life on both sides of the ball, providing a slew of highlight plays and exceptional performances en route to a 66-14 home victory against Campbell on Friday night. The Deacs dominated from the start, jumping out to a 14-0 ...

Wake men’s soccer rolls over NC State

Wake men's soccer rolls over NC State

James Blood

October 8, 2020

DJ Khaled would have been the perfect voice to narrate the men’s soccer game at Spry last Saturday night. Another one! Wake Forest scores its second goal of the night. Another one! Make that three for the Deacs. Another one! That's four now for Wake Forest. In a showcase of offensive firepower, the t...

NFL: Injuries, fireworks continue in week four

Baltimore Ravens guard Tyre Phillips (74) and wide receiver Miles Boykin (80) make a hole for running back Mark Ingram II (21) to gain first down yardage during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore prevailed, 38-6. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

Cooper Sull

October 8, 2020

This is the fourth NFL update published, so feel free to skim and expect the usual highlights: star player gets hurt; high-scoring shootout resulting in an upset win; the Jets lose again; the entire league is on the verge of being shut down; Russell Wilson is good at football. You know, typical storylines....

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...

Making the Jump: American stars, European clubs

U.S. men's national team star Christian Pulisic (10) keeps his on the eye ball during a match at Exploria Stadium in 2018.

Charles Horn

October 8, 2020

When the final whistle sounded and the small crowd at Trinidad and Tobago’s home stadium celebrated rapturously, the U.S. Men’s National team limped off the field in dumbfounded disgrace. Their dreams, more expectations than fantasy, of playing in the 2018 World Cup were left shattered on that p...

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...

Women’s Soccer goes 1-1 over the weekend

Women's Soccer goes 1-1 over the weekend

Christina Denovio

October 8, 2020

The Wake Forest women’s soccer team has had a shaky first month of games. Its record is 1-3-1, as it lost its first two games to Duke and UNC Chapel Hill. The team tied its third game, a scoreless rematch against Duke, on Sept. 20.  After its unsuccessful first couple of weeks, the team looked to turn things around d...

Men’s Basketball: new roster offers promise

Men's Basketball: new roster offers promise

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Amidst all of the uncertainty surrounding college athletics in the COVID-19 era, Wake Forest Men’s Basketball fans finally have a glimmer of hope after a turbulent six years of Danny Manning running the program. Former East Tennessee State Coach Steve Forbes has come in hot to Winston-Salem and gene...

King Henrik, the New York Rangers part ways

King Henrik, the New York Rangers part ways

Will Zimmerman

October 8, 2020

The king is leaving New York. Henrik Lundqvist, who served as the rock-solid backstop of the New York Rangers for 15 seasons, was bought out of the final year of his contract last Wednesday. And while the venerated netminder will hit the free agent market and potentially don a uniform other than tha...

MLB’s Wild Card Series lives up to hype

MLB’s Wild Card Series lives up to hype

Aine Pierre, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2020

Last week, 16 of Major League Baseball’s 30 ball clubs faced off in the first ever batch of Wild Card Series.  This unprecedented set of series came as a result of the playoff expansion agreed to by the MLB Players’ Association on Jul. 23, which expanded the postseason field from 10 teams to ...

October’s back, welcome to post-season baseball

October’s back, welcome to post-season baseball

Michael Bur

October 1, 2020

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature starts dropping, it’s time for playoff baseball. In a year when there has been so much uncertainty as to whether there would even be a baseball season, we have finally made it to October and the post-season.  With the shortened 60 game season every organization knew there was no time to waste....

Deacon Spotlight: Dominic Peters

Deacon Spotlight: Dominic Peters

Charles Horn

October 1, 2020

Dominic Peters is a senior and a goalkeeper on the Men’s Soccer Team. Peters is graduating in December, with a major in philosophy and minors in politics & international affairs and religion. On-campus, Peters serves as Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is the lead...

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