WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS NEWS

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 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

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 BlackSportsOnline
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest coaching search not sitting well with skeptical Tie Dye Nation

Let's get one thing out of the way first: nobody knows what Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman is thinking other than Wellman himself when it comes to his quest to replace Jeff Bzdelik as coach of the Demon Deacons. Little information about coaching candidates and possible offers to said candidates has leaked thus far in what has been a mostly tight-lipped search for a new coach. Local...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier's Chris Mack emerges as legitimate target at Wake Forest

Xavier coach Chris Mack has emerged as a legitimate candidate to replace Jeff Bzdelik at Wake Forest, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. Mack has made four NCAA Tournaments in five seasons at Xavier, including two Sweet 16s. He was previously an assistant under Skip Prosser at Wake Forest from 2001 to 2004, at which point the now 44-year-old developed relationships with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Coaching Carousel Recap - Monday

Since we are all grossly entrenched in who Wake Forest will hire as its next head basketball coach, it is probably as good a time as any to have a recap for those who can't be on Twitter or the boards all the time. These articles will recap tweets, posts and general observations about the Wake Forest job, as well as any job that could influence it (particularly Marquette, South...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette, Wake Forest Pursuing Shaka Smart

Another NCAA tournament is upon us, and that means another year of college programs trying to purge Shaka Smart away from VCU. This time according to Jeff Goodman, Marquette and Wake Forest are courting the talented head coach. Shaka Smart courted by both Marquette and Wake Forest, sources told ESPN — http://t.co/Mz52qTp7AS — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 24, 2014 Marquette...
Via Thacover2
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Receiving Interest From Marquette, Wake Forest

Marquette and Wake Forest have reached out to Shaka Smart about their head coaching vacancies. Smart, who has had great success at VCU, is a Wisconsin native. The Rams finished 26-9 this past season and were 12-4 in the A-10 before losing to Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the NCAA tournament last week.
Via RealGM
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest President Upset About Students Rolling The Quad Following Bzdelik Firing

Yesterday we brought you pictures from the Wake Forest quad after the announcement that unpopular basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik had been fired by the school. Some Wake students celebrated the decision by “rolling” the quad, a tradition generally reserved for big victories by the Demon Deacon teams. Today, Wake Forest’s President Nathan O. Hatch sent a message to the University...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Students Celebrate Bball Coach’s Departure With TP “Rolling”

It’s never good to publicly celebrate someone else’s failure, but you won’t be able to tell that to students on Wake Forest’s campus. USA Today reports that Wake Forest head basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik resigned yesterday, after going  51-76 in four seasons. Even more disappointing was the Deacon’s 2-32 conference road record during that span. For his sake, I hope he...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wake Forest Students Rolled The Quad With Toilet Paper After Bzdelik Resignation

Earlier today, Wake Forest head basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik officially resigned from his position after four rough years at the helm. Just a few hours later, it’s fairly obvious that the student body is happy with his decision. Wake undergrads have a tradition of “rolling” the quad – aka throwing toilet paper into the trees – after big wins either on the football field...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wake Forest Students Roll The Quad To Celebrate Jeff Bzdelik’s Firing

Wake Forest students rolled The Quad with toilet paper to celebrate the school firing basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik.
Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Bzdelik out as Wake Forest head coach

Jeff Bzdelik has resigned as Wake Forest’s head basketball coach. Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman makes it official and says in a text Jeff Bzdelik resigned today. — Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) March 20, 2014 Bzdelik leaves with a 51-76 record in four seasons at Wake Forest.  The Demon Deacons did not win an ACC tournament game under Bzdelik.  He took over for Dino Gaudio in 2010...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Bzdelik out at Wake Forest

Jeff Bzdelik will not return as Wake Forest's men's basketball coach, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday. An official announcement will be made at a 5 p.m. ET press conference. Bzdelik never won more than six ACC games or finished higher than ninth in the league in any of his four seasons at Wake Forest. In his past seven seasons as a head coach, dating back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Wake Forest RB Josh Harris' Stock is On The Rise

Wake Forest running back Josh Harris hasn't created any real buzz as an NFL prospect this offseason, and rightfully so.He was nearly declared inelligible for his senior season according to Chip Patterson of CBSSports.com, and Harris has suffered a number of injuries throughout his collegiate career.As if the injuries and academic struggles weren't enough, Harris only rushed...
Via Football Nation
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WSSU's Fields Impresses At Wake Forest's Pro Day

Former WSSU linebacker Carlos Fields ran an impressive 40 yard dash time at Wake Forest's Pro Day. (WSSU photo)Winston-Salem State linebacker Carlos Fields is one of hundreds of former college football players looking to land on an NFL roster. If his reported 40 Yard Dash time is accurate, he may have just helped his chances. NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline reports Fields ran...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest receives $7.5 million donation for football upgrades

Wake Forest received another healthy donation to support future growth of the football program. On Wednesday Wake Forest announced a donation of $7.5 million to go toward the school’s athletics department. The donation comes from alum Bob McCreary, a former Wake Forest football player. McCreary currently owns a furniture company. The money will help to fund the construction of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K Suffered From Dizzy Spells During Loss To Wake Forest

The 4th ranked Blue Devils fell to unranked Wake Forest tonight. But staff, players and fans were more worried about the health of their leader than the loss after Coach K suffered several dizzy spells during the game. According to Duke, Coach K was dealing with lightheadedness and dizziness throughout the game. At one point during a timeout, it was bad enough that he had to take...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Duke women win 40th straight vs Wake, 71-56

Duke doesn't have any more point guards. What the seventh-ranked Blue Devils do have are three tall seniors - and the formula to beat Wake Forest every time they play. Duke pulled away for its 40th straight win over the Demon Deacons on Thursday night, beating them 71-56. And each of the Blue Devils' three active seniors came up big in their final regular-season game at...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake loses 40th straight to No. 7 Duke, 71-56

Wake Forest thought it had the formula - and the confidence - to end one of the nation's longest in-conference losing streaks. But the Demon Deacons simply didn't have enough shot-makers to finally beat Duke. ACC scoring leader Dearica Hamby had 20 points but No. 7 Duke beat Wake Forest for the 40th straight time, 71-56 on Thursday night. Chelsea Douglas finished with...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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