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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Wake Forest junior quarterback Mitch Griffis is pressured to pass in Clemson’s redzone.

Football gets stuck in a valley, loses 17-12 to Clemson

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor October 10, 2023

CLEMSON, S.C. — In years past, Wake Forest might have been content with a five-point road loss to perennial ACC-favorite Clemson but not this year. As the Demon Deacons walked out of Death Valley the...

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...

Then-Wake Forest QB John Wofford celebrates with his team when the Demon Deacons and Georgia Tech last met in 2017.

Do the Yellow Jackets have any sting?

Julien Cheek, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Opponent at a Glance Coaching Staff The Yellow Jackets are currently 1-2, with a 39-34 defeat at home to Louisville and last week’s 48-23 loss at No. 15 University of Mississippi. They have a win...

One adjustment football players needed to make was practicing in masks. Collage: Jacobi Gilbert

Looking back on football’s pandemic season

Aaron Nataline, Sports Editor March 16, 2023

A tease of Wake Forest football is just around the corner. The spring game on April 15 will bring the Demon Deacons back to the gridiron for the first time since the end of the 2022 season. This week,...

BURG Sports names Brett Griffis the Virginia 2021 Season MVP.

Football welcomes five recruits as early enrollees

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor January 20, 2022

In Wake Forest’s newest football class, five recruits have decided to join the team a semester early in order to compete in spring practices. The Old Gold & Black will continue to report on their...

Brad Lambert is returning to Winston-Salem to run the Demon Deacon defense.

Wake Forest hires Brad Lambert as new defensive coordinator

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor January 6, 2022

Following a 19-day search after Wake Forest’s Defensive Coordinator Lyle Hemphill’s departure to Duke, Wake Forest has finally found their answer for who will lead the defense in the future —...

The Demon Deacons celebrate their second 11-3 season in program history after defeating Rutgers in the Gator Bowl.

Wake Forest defeats Rutgers in Gator Bowl

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor January 1, 2022

After a devastating loss to Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship, there was one silver lining remaining for Wake Forest — an opportunity to end their season on a high note with a win in a premier bowl...

Wake Forest finds new bowl opponent in Rutgers

Wake Forest finds new bowl opponent in Rutgers

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor December 23, 2021
As of 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Rutgers had officially accepted the invitation from the Gator Bowl
Wake Forest falls to Pittsburgh in ACC Championship

Wake Forest falls to Pittsburgh in ACC Championship

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor December 13, 2021

Nearly a year ago, Wake Forest arrived in Charlotte to take on Wisconsin in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Against the Badgers, the offense started strong, opening to a 14-point lead. Then, quarterback Sam Hartman...

Previewing the ACC Championship against Pitt

Previewing the ACC Championship against Pitt

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

With their win against Boston College on Saturday, Wake Forest is set to return to their first ACC Championship since 2006. With that in mind, it’s now time to turn our attention to the Demon Deacons’...

Wake Forest wins ACC Atlantic crown

Wake Forest wins ACC Atlantic crown

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

On Friday, Wake Forest fans rejoiced at the announcement of Head Coach Dave Clawson’s contract extension, which will see him stay in Winston-Salem well into the future. The next day, Clawson and the...

Wake Forest stumbles in 48-27 loss to Clemson

Wake Forest stumbles in 48-27 loss to Clemson

Essex Thayer, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

For the third week in a row, students rushed the field at the conclusion of a Wake Forest football game. The problem for the Demon Deacons — they weren’t at Truist Field, as they were the week prior....

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