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MLB: Speculations On The Rookie Of The Year

MLB: Speculations On The Rookie Of The Year

Ren Schmitt

September 13, 2018

Awards voting, no matter the sport, follows flawed voting practices. In MLB, the process is often marred by voter fatigue, old-school thinking and recency bias among members of the BBWAA. Despite this, fans and writers cannot help but indulge in the predictions and coverage regarding these races, and the...

Spotlight: Kate Ravenna

Spotlight: Kate Ravenna

Will May

September 13, 2018

Kate Ravenna is a senior from West Harrison, IN. She had a successful high school soccer career, being named second team all-state in 2012 and third team all-state in 2013. In both 2013 and 2014 she was titled the county’s defensive player of the year. She played in 14 games at WFU in 2015 and in 15 gam...

Wake Forest Women’s Soccer Makes Waves

Wake Forest Women's Soccer Makes Waves

Samantha Wexler

September 13, 2018

When most people think of Wake Forest soccer, they think of Bobby Muus and the top-ranked men’s soccer team, but everyone should be aware that their counterparts at Spry are having a season for the ages as well. This year’s team is sitting at 4-2-1 with their last two games at home being wins over ...

Wake Forest Defeats Towson In 51-20 Blowout

Wake Forest Defeats Towson In 51-20 Blowout

Rafael Lima

September 13, 2018

The Demon Deacons overcame early defensive struggles, injuries and even a weather delay to take home the victory against the Tigers to improve to 2-0. Wake Forest came out of the gate red-hot with the very first play being a 23-yard gain on a throw down the middle to WR redshirt sophomore Greg Dortch. T...

NFL Week One: Looking Back At This Weekend

NFL Week One: Looking Back At This Weekend

Daniel Pachino

September 13, 2018

With NFL football back, all seems right and well in the world again. The first week of play really delivered and there was no shortage of excitement this opening Sunday. This will serve as a recap of anything you may have missed in the opening week as well as what to watch for in the upcoming week of fo...

WFU Soccer Defeats Georgia Southern Eagles

WFU Soccer Defeats Georgia Southern Eagles

Melina Jorizzo

September 13, 2018

As a preview of Hurricane Florence’s arrival into North Carolina towards the end of the week, the top-ranked Wake Forest Men’s Soccer team took the Georgia Southern Eagles by storm. Read More »...

NFL Preview: Falcons Attempt To Defend Title

NFL Preview: Falcons Attempt To Defend Title

Jonathan Bell

September 6, 2018

It’s finally here, folks. After enduring the long drought from the Super Bowl to college football kick-off weekend, the National Football League will once again fill our televisions come Sunday. As the season kicks off, here are previews of a few of the more interesting week one matchups. Atlanta Fal...

Premier Soccer League Exudes Strong Play

Premier Soccer League Exudes Strong Play

Cameron Lizza

September 6, 2018

After an exciting week four in the English Premier League, a lot remains unpacked. To start this week’s action, a dominant Liverpool team faced off against a sneaky Leicester City squad. Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino netted goals to put the Reds up 2-0. Later, Liverpool goalie Allison Becker made ...

Deacon Spotlight: Samantha Halvorsen

Deacon Spotlight: Samantha Halvorsen

Will May

September 6, 2018

Samantha Halvorsen is a junior cross country and track runner at Wake Forest. She was a four-time All-League selection in cross country and earned three All-County honors while at Ridgewood High School. Halvorsen had a breakout season during her sophomore year of college, during which she raced in fi...

Tampa Bay Rays Push Boundaries Of Conventional Baseball

Photo courtesy of Associated Press

Ren Schmitt

September 6, 2018

Though the playoff teams in the American League are rightfully drawing the majority of the media’s attention as the season comes to a close, there is a non-playoff team that has been up to something special. Read More »...

WFU Men’s Soccer Continues To Conquer

Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications

Melina Jorizzo

September 6, 2018

Wake Forest Men’s Soccer, ranked at No. 1, turned on the heat in the second half of their game versus Presbyterian College by netting four goals in a matter of 22 minutes on Tuesday night in Spry Stadium. “I think we brought a lot more energy in the second half,” said senior defender Logan Gdul...

NHL Preview: What To Look For This Season

(Boston, MA, 02/13/18) Boston Bruins' Riley Nash, right, is congratulated by teammates Charlie McAvoy, left, and Tim Schaller (59) after Nash scored against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Staff photo by Christopher Evans

Samantha Wexler

September 6, 2018

It seems like just days ago that Alexander Ovechkin was wobbling around atop a bus through the nation's capital holding the Stanley Cup over his head. This past season in the National Hockey League was one of firsts. After starting off the first round in the playoffs with a perfect 1.0 winnings percent...

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