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Michael Campanaro Injured in Ravens OTAs

Campanaro was looking to impress in his second year with the Ravens, after being drafted in the seventh round last year from Wake Forest.It was widely believed Campanaro would play a much more important role this year, after both Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones left the team in free agency. Campanaro's rookie season was disrupted by a hamstring injury, which helped limit him to seven...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier to play Wake Forest in 'Skip Prosser Classic'

The Skip Prosser Classic is back, and in revised fashion. This year, the game will feature Xavier and Wake Forest. Big East Coast Bias has more:"Both the Xavier Musketeers and Wake Forest Deamon Deacons will take part of the revised 'Skip Prosser Classic' per goxavier.com. "Honoring Skip with the continuation of this series is extremely important to both Wake Forest and Xavier,"...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the 2015 Schedule

Must-Win Week 1: vs. Rhode Island, Week 2: vs. Wake Forest, Week 3: vs. Central Michigan, Week 6: @ USF Simply put, if SU wants to make a bowl game after missing out on one last season, it cannot afford to lose any of these games. Unlike previous years, the Orange will have a couple warm up games to start the season, which it hasn’t had in seasons past. These four teams combined...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA, Wake Forest star Chris Paul partner on Winston-Salem sports facility

Chris Paul is the ultimate team player. Now, the Wake Forest product heading back to his college stomping grounds to help out Winston-Salem. From Owen Covington of Triad Business Journal:Paul just finished his fourth season with the Clippers. He averaged 19.1 points and 10.2 assists per game this past season.(H/t to Owen Covington of Triad Business Journal.)Photo Credit: David Richard...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia's Ryan Shane wins NCAA tennis title

WACO, Texas (AP) Virginia's Ryan Shane won the NCAA men's singles title Monday, rallying past Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Shane recovered after losing the match's first five games. He was up 5-2 in the first set before play was suspended because of rain and lightning. The match was completed across the street at Baylor's indoor facility. The hard-hitting Shane...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest reinstates G Jones from offseason suspension

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has reinstated Madison Jones from an offseason suspension from all basketball-related activities. Coach Danny Manning suspended the rising senior in March. He didn't specify a reason then, saying that Jones ''needs to make better decisions and earn his way back.'' Manning issued a statement Wednesday lifting the suspension, saying the guard has...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Colbert Drops Hilarious Graduation Speech

Okay, we ALL know that Stephen Colbert is a funny guy. He wouldn’t be taking over for Dave Letterman if he wasn’t. But who knew that he would make even some of the most prestigious of college administrators chuckle? That is exactly what he did at Wake Forest’s spring graduation Tuesday morning. Colbert was at the ceremony because he was being given an Honorary Doctorate of...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Shafer Deserving of His Harsh Ranking?

Sporting News had some harsh criticism for Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, ranking him as the second-worst coach in the ACC.  Coming off a 3-9 season, it makes sense that Shafer would come under fire, but ranking him 13th amongst coaches in the somewhat weak ACC seems harsh. Amongst the 12 coaches ranked above him is Dave Clawson of Wake Forest.  The Dave Clawson who led the...
Via Orange Fizz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU’s Stewart Named First Team All-ACC

Monday May 18, 2015Courtesy of TheACC.comLINK: 2015 ACC BASEBALL HONORS ANNOUNCED Wake Forest’s Craig, Clemson’s Crownover, Louisville’s McKay and McDonnell recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Wake Forest sophomore first baseman/pitcher Will Craig has been chosen the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches....
Via Noled Out
12 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC announces kickoff times for Wake Forest's first three games

Wake Forest found out it will kick off the 2015 season on Thursday, Sept. 3 at home against Elon at 7:30 p.m. in a contest that will be broadcast on ESPN3, thanks to an announcement by the ACC on Friday. The Demon Deacons will play their ACC opener on the road versus Syracuse the following week, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. and air on the ACC Network. Wake Forest will follow that...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Watch this recap of Wake Forest downing Georgia Tech for the ACC crown

The offseason can feel like an eternity, so why not pass the time reliving some of the best moments in Wake Forest football history. Check out this recap of the Demon Deacons thrilling 9-6 victory over Georgia Tech in the 2006 ACC championship game. (h/t YouTube)
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wake Forest offers class of 2017 QB

Wake Forest recently offered Oscar Smith High School class of 2017 quarterback Shonn Mitchell, according to a report by Rod Johnson of Virginia Preps.com.Mitchell, who is listed as a pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com, has also been offered by Virginia Tech.Last year, the 5-11, 181-pound Mitchell threw for 2,441 yards and 36 touchdowns.(h/t Virginia Preps.com)
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones earns tryout with the Carolina Panthers

Former Wake Forest wide receiver Matt Jones earned an invitation to the Carolina Panthers rookie minicamp last Friday. Jones finished his Demon Deacons career with 48 catches for 458 yards and never reached the end zone. While Jones’ stats may not impress, his 6-5, 211-pound frame does. The big receiver has an NFL-size body and ran a 4.57 at Wake Forest’s pro day, that combination...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wake Forest offers class of 2018 RB Jamal Elliot

Always on the hunt for future playmakers, Wake Forest has offered Hillside High School (Durham, N.C.) class of 2018 running back Jamal Elliot, according to Adam Friedman of Rivals.com. The 5-10, 175-pounder had a breakout freshman season at Hillside as he ran for 1,237 yards and 14 touchdowns. According to Rivals.com and Scout.com, the Hillside back has already received offers...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Wake Forest gets new uniforms

Tis the season for uniform announcements and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are the latest team to throw their name into the uniform hat…. New era, new uniforms. Demon Deacons adding a modern flair to university tradition in new jerseys for 2015. WATCH: http://t.co/oxu3PN92RU — Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) May 5, 2015 Read more and check out pictures of Wake Forest's redesigned...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Wake Forest gets new uniforms

Tis the season for uniform announcements and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are the latest team to throw their name into the uniform hat…. New era, new uniforms. Demon Deacons adding a modern flair to university tradition in new jerseys for 2015. WATCH: http://t.co/oxu3PN92RU — Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) May 5, 2015 Read more and check out pictures of Wake Forest's redesigned...
Via The Student Section
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wake Forest unveils new uniforms

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have unveiled new uniforms for the upcoming college football season. The new Nike uniforms, which were unveiled on Cinco de Mayo, are said to balance “a similar blend of modern flare with traditional craftsmanship.” Wake Forest’s home uniforms are black jerseys with gold trim, paired with gold pants., while the away uniforms all-white. There...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Unveils New Football Uniforms and Helmets for 2015

Wake Forest’s black and gold uniforms and helmets are getting a new look for the 2015 season. The Demon Deacons unveiled the new look on...
Via Athlon Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Deacons place 13th in ESPN's ACC power rankings

The Wake Forest football team has made progress this spring, but not enough to leap out of the bottom of ESPN reporter Andrea Adelson’s post-spring ACC power rankings. Adelson ranked the Demon Deacons 13th, one spot ahead of last-place Syracuse, despite having some encouraging things to say about the program. Adelson praised Wake Forest’s progress compared to this time last year...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wake Forest Unveils New Uniforms For 2015

Last season was one to forget for Wake Forest football. The Demon Deacons went 3-9, 1-7 in the ACC, and seven of their nine losses were by double-digits. We can’t really blame the program for wanting to start fresh, and Wake unveiled some new uniforms for 2015 earlier today. There’s three sets of jerseys, home, away and alternate. The designs are based on the school’s historical...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Deacons RB Henderson retires due to health concerns

Wake Forest running back Tyler Henderson recently announced his retirement from football, citing health concerns as the main reason. Henderson, who played as a true freshman last season, sustained a concussion last year and says he is still dealing with the effects stemming from it. “I’ve had a concussion for almost 7 months now, and after lots of praying and talking to numerous...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans choose Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson 16th overall

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have taken Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson with the 16th overall pick in the NFL draft. Johnson had 43 tackles, including 3 for losses, defended 15 passes and had three interceptions as a senior last season. The 6-foot Johnson joins a secondary that features cornerbacks Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph. The Texans have gone heavy on defense...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Johnson Taken No. 16 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson was taken No. 16 overall by the Houston Texans in this year’s NFL Draft. Johnson is the first Demon Deacon taken this year. Congrats @KevJr9 for being selected 16th Overall by the @HoustonTexans in the #NFLDraft! pic.twitter.com/82775n1NSG — Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) May 1, 2015 Johnson, who is considered one of the best man...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Deacons Wolford looking to build on 2014 season

Young quarterbacks seemingly sprouted up everywhere in the ACC last season, and Wake Forest's John Wolford was one of them. According to ESPN, only 12 true freshman Power 5 QBs started games last season, and five of those 12 passers called the ACC their home. ESPN put Wolford under the microscope, examining his highs and lows of 2014, while taking a crack at predicting how his 2015...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wake Forest trio tabbed as potential breakout stars

Wake Forest scored a hat trick on USA Today's list of potential ACC breakout stars, as Deacons offensive linemen Ryan Anderson, Phil Haynes and Justin Herron were each tabbed by the publication to have a big 2015 season. All three players were a piece of head coach Dave Clawson's first recruiting class and all three wore a redshirt in 2014. Heading this season, they are on the active...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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