"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

McLaren driver Lando Norris speeds past at the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix. Norris dons British American Tobacco’s “A Better Tomorrow” campaign on his sidepod. (Courtesy of Automotive Rhythms/flickr is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Lights out and away we smoke!

Carter Mcdonald, Contributing Writer February 26, 2024

“I’m never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.”  While Rick Astley is referring to his love for his partner in the 1987 hit, “Never Gonna Give...

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...

Head Coach Jen Averill, left, speaks with her coaching staff during a preseason exhibition match against No. 1-ranked UNC.

DeNovio: Wake Forest Field Hockey found a winner

Christina DeNovio, Senior Writer December 1, 2023

A mentor. A leader. A support system. A life guru.  The field hockey team at Wake Forest gets all this and more from its Head Coach Jennifer Averill. Over 31 years, Averill has crafted a team so consistent...

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,...

Third-string quarterback, former running back and safety, Santino Marucci throws a pass in his first career college start. Marucci finished 12-21 for 151 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT.

Cheek: Backups provide best opportunity for bowl berth

Julien Cheek, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

On 3rd & 8 with 55 seconds left in the ballgame, Pittsburgh quarterback Christian Veilleux appeared to ice the game by picking up the first down on an option play. It seemed like the disappointing...

The 10 competing teams are shown at the commercial preview ahead of the tournament (Courtesy of SportsPro).

Batra: Cricket World Cup season is upon us

Prarthna Batra, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

My favorite time of the year, i.e. cricket world cup season, is here The ICC Cricket World Cup is the most anticipated tournament of the year for all cricket fanatics. Officially known as the ICC Men’s...

Running back Justice Ellison is on the road to a career season, with 250 yards rushing through three games.

Kennedy: Football’s struggles are not as bad as they seem

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor October 4, 2023

Through the first four weeks of the season, fans of Wake Forest football have learned a lot about the state of the ACC and a lot about themselves. The Atlantic Coast Conference is much different than...

Tate Carney celebrates after a touchdown run.

Kennedy: Three (or four) stars in football’s week two win

Sean Kennedy, Assistant Sports Editor September 11, 2023

Demond Claiborne and Tate Carney This may be cheating, but both of these running backs stepped up mightily in the absence of starter Justice Ellison, who was unavailable due to an injury sustained in...

Jahmal Banks was often open against Elon.

Nataline: Three stars in football’s opening night win

Aaron Nataline, Sports Editor September 4, 2023

Jahmal Banks Mitch Griffis took a liking to the 50/50 ball versus Elon, and the furthest of them hit junior Jahmal Banks. With 108 receiving yards on six receptions, Banks led the air-attack for the...

Caleb Carlson kicks the ball off to Elon.

Sullivan: Football’s perennials are beginning to grow

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor September 4, 2023

Just like spring, the start of football season is the time of new beginnings. On this day, the routine run from the locker room is a ceremony like no other, sending chills down fans’ spines and breathing...

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