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Vikings Claim LB Justin Jackson Off Waivers From Lions

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Vikings have claimed LB Justin Jackson off of waivers from the Lions. Jackson, 22, signed with Detroit as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest back in May, but was released over the weekend to make room for LB Shamari Benton.  During his four-year career at Wake Forest, Jackson recorded 197 tackles, 20.5 tackles for a loss, seven...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe Regrets Not Leaving For Nebraska In 2007

photo via http://www.wakeforestsports.com/ In 2007, former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe had the chance to leave the Demon Deacons for Nebraska. Grobe was a year removed from leading Wake to an 11-3 record and an ACC title, and his stock was incredibly high. While leaving for a historically bad program like Wake for a traditional powerhouse like Nebraska seems like a no-brainer, Grobe...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Western LB Picks Up First Offer

After spending a redshirt season at Wake Forest, current Iowa Western LB Ford Howell (6-2, 238) now has his first offer...
Via jcfootball.scout.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Academics, Staff Lead Johnson to Wake Forest

Wake Forest goes back into Michigan and picks up hard-hitting safety Dior Johnson, who turned down closer options to play for the Demon Deacons.
Via recruiting.scout.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest Football Practice Recap: August 9th

The Wake Forest football team had a shortened practice session on Saturday night, in anticipation of tomorrow afternoon's scrimmage. Fans are welcome to come out to BB&T Field tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. to check out the team in action. The players are not scheduled to arrive until 4:55 p.m., so it will be closer to 5:20 p.m. when the scrimmage portion begins. Here are some quick...
Via SCACC Hoops
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest loses Johnny Garcia to knee injury

Wake Forest senior nose tackle Johnny Garcia suffered a knee injury in practice on Saturday, August 2 and is expected to miss the entire season. An MRI confirmed Garcia suffered a torn ACL. He was expected to be a veteran leader on the Demon Deacons' defensive line that lost three starters from last year.
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest: Johnny Garcia Tears ACL - Expected to Miss Season

Breaking news about the senior defensive lineman. Wake Forest received unfortunate news today when they learned  that Johnny Garcia suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's practice. The school released that an MRI performed later in the day confirmed what the injury was, and he is expected to miss the entire season. The redshirt senior was expected to be a solid contributor to...
Via SCACC Hoops
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest suspends top returning RB Dominique Gibson

Wake Forest’s running game took a hit Thursday when the school announced that running back Dominique Gibson had been indefinitely suspended from the team. An undisclosed violation of team rules was the only reason given for the discipline. Gibson was the team’s top returning rusher with 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He and senior Orville Reynolds, who returned to running...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Sign DE Kris Redding

According Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Lions have signed rookie DE Kris Redding to a contract. Redding went undrafted out of Wake Forest this year. During his four-year college career, Redding recorded 64 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Lions defensive end situation is fairly interesting as they don’t have as much depth...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Konstantinos Mitoglou officially signs with Wake Forest

Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou has signed with Wake Forest to play basketball beginning in the 2014-15 season, coach Danny Manning announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Mitoglou, who is nicknamed Dinos, will represent Greece in this month’s U18 European Championship tournament from Thursday through Aug. 3 in Konya, Turkey. “We are excited to welcome Dinos into the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

For better or worse: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Last season the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went 4-8 in Jim Grobe’s final season. Their two conference wins came against Maryland and NC State and their worst loss came at the hands of Louisiana-Monroe. Dave Clawson, from Bowling Green, has replaced Grobe. Will Wake be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s take a look at the schedule…. 8/28 vs Louisiana-Monroe...
Via College Football Zealots
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wake Forest to add 6-foot-10 Kostas Mitoglou for 2014-15 season

Wake Forest has received a basketball commitment from Kostas Mitoglou, a 6-foot-10 forward from Greece. He will be available to play for the Demon Deacons during the 2014-15 season. Mitoglou, who turned 18 last month, has decided to attend college in the United States rather than compete as a professional following his stint with the Greek club Aris BC. He averaged 5.8 points and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 07, 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

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

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
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