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Rumor: Cornelius Hudson is Headed to Wake Forest to Play Basketball

There is a rumor that Cornelius Hudson could be headed to play basketball for Wake Forest. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is Hudson's older brother and tweeted the following earlier today: LODB @CRAB_2x Shout out to my baby bro!! Going to Wake Forest this year!! Time to ball.. — Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) June 10, 2014 Why this rumor makes sense...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 80 Wake Forest Demon Deacons season preview

The Jim Grobe era has come to an end after five consecutive losing seasons, and former Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson has been asked to turn the Wake Forest program around. Clawson, who compiled a 18-8 record his last two seasons, inherits 16 starters and will have his new squad ready for ACC conference play this fall.  Wake Forest will sport a new-look offense due to the departures...
Via College Football Universe
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Johnson Interview | Wake Forest Cornerback

DraftSeason: What is your number 1 personal goal on the football field for the upcoming season? Kevin Johnson: I would say my number one personal goal would be to grab 8 INTs this season. DraftSeason: Greatest strength and weakness as a cornerback? Kevin Johnson: My greatest strength as a corner is my speed and agility, my weakness would be that I can get stronger in the weight...
Via DraftSeason
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest transfer Moto headed to Towson

Wake Forest transfer Arnaud William-Adala Moto has committed to Towson, where he is expected to begin play during the 2015-16 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season. Moto averaged 6.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last year for the Demon Deacons
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier, Wake Forest agree on new Skip Prosser Classic format

The Skip Prosser Classic has undergone a scheduling facelift. What started as a 10-year series between Xavier and Wake Forest basketball programs coached by the late Prosser has become a four-year scheduling loop with two years on and two years off starting in the 2015-16 season. Instead of playing continuously for the remaining six years of the original contract, the teams will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Revised schedule announced for Skip Prosser Classic

Press release from Xavier Athletics:  CINCINNATI --- Wake Forest University and Xavier University announced today that the schools have developed a revised schedule for the Skip Prosser Classic, which honors the late former head coach of both institutions. Wake Forest and Xavier will meet two years in a row beginning in the 2015-16 season followed by a two-year break. That agreement...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Point guard Mitchell Wilbekin commits to Wake Forest

Class of 2014 point guard Mitchell Wilbekin committed to Wake Forest on Monday, five days after fellow point guard Shelton Mitchell was granted a release from the letter of intent he had signed with Wake. Wilbekin, whose brother, Scottie, was the 2014 SEC Player of the Year as a Florida senior, signed with Tulsa before new Wake coach Danny Manning left the Golden Hurricane. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers to play Wake Forest in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino and the Golden Gophers will hit the road this year for the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Their opponent: Wake Forest on Dec. 2 in Winston-Salem, N.C. It's the first meeting for the two schools since they faced off in the NIT in 2006. Minnesota won that meeting, 73-58. The Gophers and Demon Deacons have played a total of six times previously, with...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Shelton Mitchell Decommits From Wake Forest

According to Shelton Mitchell, Wake Forest granted him with a release from his scholarship. Mitchell, the sixth best player in the state of North Carolina for the Class of 2014 according to ESPN, is reportedly still considering Wake and loves the university but "wants to make sure [he] makes the right decision." Mitchell was recruited by former Wake Forest head coach...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Basketball Commit Shelton Mitchell Is Released From His Letter Of Intent

While most believe that Wake Forest’s move to fire Jeff Bzdelik and hire Danny Manning was a positive, there is almost always some fall-out from coaching changes. Today, it appears that one Wake Forest signee will look elsewhere, after the coach he was committed to was let go. Three star point guard Shelton Mitchell has reportedly been released from his letter of intent. That’s...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest offers 2014 shooting guard Jordan Cornish

Jordan Cornish is a 2014 guard who initially committed to Tennessee and Coach Cuonzo Martin, but after Martin's move to Cal, Cornish received a release from his NLI and has reopened his recruitment. After his release, Cornish received a lot of offers, including one from Danny Manning and Wake Forest. Along with Wake Forest, Cornish has gotten interest from SMU, UCLA, Nebraska...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake's Sousa ready to be a quarterback again

Kevin Sousa has always thought of himself as a quarterback. He came out of Lake Nona High School in Orlando, FL in 2011 as a quarterback -- the No. 23 quarterback in the country, according to Rivals.com -- but ever since he arrived in Winston-Salem that fall, it seemed like that wasn't going to happen. He had surgery before the 2011 season began and redshirted before seeing action...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Wake Forest Spring Game

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest began the Dave Clawson era -- as he jokingly put it afterwards -- with a 1-0 record as the Gold Team beat the Black Team 31-12 in the Wake Forest spring game. It's far, far too early in Clawson's tenure at Wake to draw any broad conclusions from this game, but it did reveal some interesting things to watch moving forward. FOUR DOWNS 1. Clawson...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnaud William Adala Moto to Transfer

Wake Forest announced earlier today that Arnaud William Adala Moto would be transferring from Wake Forest. He told Coach Danny Manning today that he wishes to continue his basketball career at another university. Wake Forest Press Release Moto emerged last season as a very good rebounder for the Demon Deacons. The rising junior had an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.7%...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Recruiting: 2015 SG Josh Reaves Interview

On April 16th, Wake Forest offered 2015 recruit Josh Reaves. Reaves is a very talented shooting guard who has the ability to contribute at Wake Forest right away. He is still maturing as a player, but his athleticism gives him incredible potential. With offers from Villanova, VCU, Temple, Penn St, Boston College, and Georgetown, Wake Forest has serious competition for Reaves...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest: Danny Manning not afraid to aim high

It is clear that Coach Manning is not afraid to aim high in recruiting. On Sunday, Manning offered Jayson Tatum, currently ranked 4th in the 2016 class by ESPN. This is now the second top 5 offer in the 2016 class from Manning. Manning has already offered ESPN top 5 2016 recruit Harry Giles, who is also a close friend of Jayson Tatum. Tatum is an extremely talented wing, with...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wake Forest Puts Up #theaWAKEning Billboards Welcoming New Coaches Dave Clawson And Danny Manning

Wake Forest has gone through a major athletics overhaul in the last few months, replacing long-time football coach Jim Grobe with former Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson, and unpopular basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik with Kansas legend and former Tulsa coach Danny Manning. Wake is hoping that these two hires reinvigorate the fanbase, and are working to get people on board with...
Via College Spun
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Demon Deacons relieved, excited by Manning hire

The long, strange (and mostly silent) odyssey of the good ship Wake Forest came to a successful end on Friday morning, as the university announced the hiring of Tulsa head coach Danny Manning. The hire gave closure to a period of uncertainty endured by Deacon fans since former coach Jeff Bzdelik's resignation on March 20. The initial excitement seen at the outset of the search...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

3-star OT T.J. Haney commits to Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons got one of their biggest commitment since Dave Clawson left the Bowling Green Falcons to take over at Wake Forest on Friday. 3-star offensive tackle T.J. Haneygave his pledge to Wake Forest. Phil Kornblut of Sports Talk SC has the scoop. OL TJ Haney of Gaffney Friday announced a commitment to Wake Forest over Vanderbilt. Haney visited both schools...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest takes positive step forward with Manning hire

Wake Forest found the answer to the question of who will be its next head coach: it's one of the best players in college basketball history, Danny Manning. And if his coaching career mirrors that of his playing career, the Demon Deacons will be in great shape for years to come. It certainly won't hurt the resume of embattled athletic director Ron Wellman, who has now arguably...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Manning Agrees To Become Head Coach At Wake Forest

Danny Manning has agreed to become head coach at Wake Forest. "I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the history and tradition of Wake Forest," he said in a statement. "I am extremely humbled by this honor and look forward to being the head coach and competing for championships both on and off the court." Manning spent the past two seasons at Tulsa...
Via RealGM
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Hires Danny Manning

The ACC is getting some more star power to a conference already stocked with talented basketball coaches. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Danny Manning has been hired as the new head basketball coach at Wake Forest. Wake Forest has hired Tulsa coach Danny Manning, sources told ESPN. Story coming. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 4, 2014 Manning led Tulsa to the NCAA...
Via Thacover2
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Hires Danny Manning

The ACC is getting some more star power to a conference already stocked with talented basketball coaches. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Danny Manning has been hired as the new head basketball coach at Wake Forest. Wake Forest has hired Tulsa coach Danny Manning, sources told ESPN. Story coming. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 4, 2014 Manning led Tulsa to the NCAA...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest still in talks with Danny Manning

According to the Journal Now, Wake Forest is still in talks with Danny Manning... Just because Danny Manning has yet to accept the position of head basketball coach at Wake Forest doesn’t mean he has turned down the opportunity. Negotiations are continuing between Manning and Wake Forest, according to several people who are familiar with the situation but not authorized...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Danny Manning Close To Accepting Wake Forest Job

Tulsa basketball coach and hoops legend, Danny Manning, is reportedly leaning towards accepting the vacant Wake Forest head coaching job. the offer is significant enough that the No. 1 overall pick of the 1988 NBA Draft would have to “leave a lot of money on the table” to remain at Tulsa despite the fact that Tulsa is prepared to counter with a notable raise. Thus, sources...
Via Thacover2
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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