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WATCH: NC State's Jaylen Samuels, Wake's Cortez Lewis Among ACC Breakout Receivers

You know some of the big name receivers in the ACC, now time to meet some pass catchers who may need a little more of an introduction. Georgia Tech's Ricky Jeune, NC State's Jaylen Samuels and Wake Forest's Cortez Lewis are among the candidates ready to emerge from the shadows and make their mark on the ACC. Check it out right here!
Via ACC Digital Network
19 hours ago

WATCH: Pokemon Go Takes Over Wake Forest Football Team, Campus

Wake Forest offensive lineman Tyler Hayworth explains how Pokemon Go has taken over the campus at Wake Forest. The senior details how the team is competing for supremacy over the on-campus gym and how the majority of his teammates are eagerly awaiting a battle scenario within the game.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Randolph Childress' son making his own name at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Brandon Childress is trying to make a name for himself at Wake Forest. That's quite a challenge for the son of Randolph Childress - one of the best players in program history and a current assistant coach at the school. Brandon Childress called it ''a gift and a curse being my father's son'' in an interview with The Associated Press, but is embracing the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Serigne eager to lead Wake Forest back to respectability

Cam Serigne is tired of racking up empty stats at Wake Forest. He's established himself as one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's best tight ends while playing for one of the league's worst teams, and now he's dedicated this offseason to making the Demon Deacons winners again. Wake Forest has finished 3-9 in each of the redshirt junior's two years on the field. ''Our record hasn...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2018 Dual-Threat QB Gunnar Holmberg Announces Duke Commitment

Duke just picked up an important 2018 commitment from in-state three-star quarterback Gunnar Holmberg.  Holmberg, who plays for Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage, announced his decision on Twitter. #dukegang18 pic.twitter.com/PI90Qp4gYX — gunnar holmberg (@HolmbergGunnar) July 14, 2016 Holmberg also held an early offer from Wake Forest. He’s the 22nd-rated dual-threat quarterback...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake AD sees progress despite losing records in key sports

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest showed signs of improvement across its athletic department this past year. Athletic director Ron Wellman says it just didn't show up in the won-lost records of its highest-profile sports. In an interview with The Associated Press, Wellman called 2015-16 ''a year of progress and improvement ... in the vast majority of our sports.'' Wake Forest...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Duncan's Top 5 Moments At Wake Forest

Spurs star forward Tim Duncan has announced his retirement from the NBA.. The ACC Digital Network takes a look back at Duncan's Top 5 moments from his memorable career at Wake Forest.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago

WATCH: Tim Duncan's Amazing Story: From U.S. Virgin Islands To Wake Forest

Tim Duncan was recruited out of the U.S. Virgin Islands by head coach Dave Odom at Wake Forest. Listen to Odom recall just how Duncan ended up a Demon Deacon and what his expectations were when he arrived in Winston-Salem.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago

WATCH: Tim Duncan: Stories of Greatness From Dave Odom

Tim Duncan was coached by Dave Odom for four years at Wake Forest and his former coach gives the ACC Digital Network his favorite stories of the all-time great. Listen to Odom offer two very impactful moments he had with Duncan in his time in Winston-Salem.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago

WATCH: Tim Duncan: Greatness Began at Wake Forest

Tim Duncan will be remembered as the greatest power forward in NBA history. And for every remarkable accomplishment with the Spurs, Duncan had similar success at Wake Forest. ACCDN host Jeff Fischel looks back on the ways his pro career echoed his days playing for the Demon Deacons.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago

WATCH: Congratulations Tim Duncan On An Amazing Career

Tim Duncan has retired after a long and illustrious career, which began at Wake Forest, where he was a 2-time ACC Player of the Year. The ACC Digital Network celebrates some of Duncan's best moments in Winston-Salem playing for the Deacs!
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago

Wake Forest DT Zeek Rodney takes leave of absence

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons fell short of making a bowl game last year after four of their nine losses came by an average of just 5.5 points. They look to make it back to the postseason this year, but they will do so without starting defensive tackle Zeek Rodney. Head coach Dave Clawson announced that Rodney would be taking a leave of absence from the school this year. He is dealing...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DT Zeek Rodney takes leave of absence from Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest starting defensive tackle Zeek Rodney is taking a leave of absence from the university this year. Coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday that Rodney ''has some personal issues that he is currently addressing.'' Rodney is expected to return to the football program in 2017. He is a 6-foot-1, 295-pound junior from Rock Hill, South Carolina, who had...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Wake Forest’s Will Craig #22 Overall

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted Wake Forest junior third baseman Will Craig.  Craig just completed his senior season for the Demon Deacons in which he led the squad in every offensive category.  He was selected as one of five finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top college baseball player in the country.  Many had projected Craig to be off the board by...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Athmann leads Gophers baseball past Wake Forest

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Austin Athmann went 4 for 4 with two runs and Minnesota beat Wake Forest 8-3 in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament's College Station Regional on Sunday.Second-seeded Minnesota (36-21) faces top-seed Texas A&M (47-14) later on Sunday in the regional finals, and will have to beat the Aggies twice to advance to the Super Regionals.Minnesota blew...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers baseball falls 5-3 in NCAA tournament to Wake Forest

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Joey Rodriguez hit a two-run home run, Parker Dunshee allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings and Wake Forest held on for a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's College Station Regional. Johnny Aiello and Kevin Conway added solo homers in the sixth inning and Will Craig -- who started at third base and hit clean up --...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor to hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe

Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles and lead its football program through a tumultuous time.The school announced Monday that Grobe had been hired as the acting coach.Briles was let go last week after the release of a report commissioned by the Waco, Texas, school that accused the successful coach of not responding to or inappropriately handling...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor to Hire Jim Grobe as Interim Head Coach for 2016

According to a report, Baylor will name Jim Grobe as the interim head coach for the 2016-17 season. In a surprising twist to #Baylor football drama, former #WakeForest coach Jim Grobe hired as Bears’ interim leader: https://t.co/BtQsQjSe88 — Star-News ACC (@starnewsacc) May 30, 2016 As the tweet above points out, this move comes as somewhat of a surprise. On Friday, ESPN reported...
Via The Student Section
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor to hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe

A person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because a deal between Grobe and the school was still being finalized. Baylor is scrambling to replace Art Briles, who was let go last week after the release of a report commissioned...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake coach Grobe

A person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because a deal between Grobe and the school was still being finalized. Baylor is scrambling to replace Art Briles, who was let go last week after the release of a report...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor to make Jim Grobe interim head coach

Baylor has found a more than satisfactory coach to temporarily guide the program in the wake of the firing of Art Briles. Jim Grobe will become the Bears’ interim head coach, according to multiple reports. Grobe coached at Wake Forest for 13 seasons, leading the program to five winning seasons — no small accomplishment for a non-football school. His best season came in 2006...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

How a hurricane helped get Tim Duncan to Wake Forest and into basketball history

Thursday night may have marked the end of the 19-year career of two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, 10-time first-team All-NBA, 15-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan, whose San Antonio Spurs lost Game 6 of their Western Conference Semifinal against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. At 40, it seems likely that Duncan will retire...
Via FOX Sports
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Pete Frates’ No. 3 To Be Retired By Boston College Before Wake Forest Game

Pete Frates’ No. 3 will never be worn again by a Boston College baseball player. The Eagles officially will retire the former captain’s No. 3 prior to Saturday’s game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field. The contest will be the fifth annual ALS Awareness Game, which raises awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which Frates was...
Via NESN.com
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Wake Forest adds 2nd grad transfer, Matt Williams from UCF

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added another graduate transfer to its roster, Matt Williams from Central Florida. Coach Danny Manning announced the addition of Williams on Wednesday. He's expected to graduate from UCF this summer and then play for the Demon Deacons this coming season. Manning said Williams is ''an established player at the college level.'' The 6-foot...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Craig’s Power Bat Buoys 2016 Draft Stock

In a draft year that’s churning out a better college hitting crop than the industry expected before the season began, Wake Forest infielder Will Craig is another such college hitting prospect that’s making a strong case for a top-two-rounds selection. I saw Craig this weekend when the Demon Deacons visited N.C. State for a three-game series that included a rare Monday night game...
Via Fangraphs
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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