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WATCH: Wake Forest Outfielder Swallows Chain Necklace During Acrobatic Catch

Wake Forest outfielder Joey Rodriguez flipped as he fell into the stands to make a spectacular catch during the first round of the ACC Tournament. Watch closely and you'll see he ends up swallowing the chain around his neck, too.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

WATCH: Wake Forest vs. Duke Baseball Championship Highlights (2016)

Wake Forest vs. Duke: No. 10 seed Wake Forest jumped out to an early lead and never gave it away, hanging on to beat No. 7 Duke, 4-3. Wake's Stuart Fairchild blasted a 2-run home run in the first inning and Demon Deacons' starter Parker Dunshee fired ten strikeouts to earn the win. Wake Forest moves on into pool play, where it will play Louisville on Wednesday.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

WATCH: Louisville vs. Wake Forest Baseball Highlights (May 21, 2016)

Louisville vs. Wake Forest: The No. 5 Cardinals wrapped up the regular season with a 9-4 win over Wake Forest. It was the Cards 9th straight win and tied the school record for wins in a regular season with 46. Brendan McKay drilled a 3-run home run in the 7th inning to break a 3-3 tie, and the Cardinals tacked on 3 insurance runs in the 8th. Kyle Funkhouser pitched well, striking...
Via ACC Digital Network
5 days ago

WATCH: Wake Forest Inside-The-Park Home Run vs. Louisville

Wake Forest outfielder Kevin Conway hit an inside-the-park home run against Louisville. Conway lined one to center that got by Corey Ray, all the way to the wall, and he motored around to score in this ACC Must See Moment!
Via ACC Digital Network
7 days ago

Texans Kevin Johnson looking to build on solid rookie year

When Houston selected Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson with the 16th pick of the 2015 draft, some eyebrows were raised. Most Texans fans, including myself, expected Houston to take a wide receiver to fill the vacancy left by Andre Johnson. On top of that, many had never heard of Kevin Johnson, let alone seen him play. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Friday: Ranking the top ten quarterbacks...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
29 days ago  |  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

Cameron Crazies Offer To Replace Reporter’s Broken Laptop

In the final minutes of Duke’s win over Wake Forest last night, a foul by Wake’s Bryant Crawford sent Duke’s Grayson Allen sprawling over the courtside press seats at Cameron Indoor Stadium. It wasn’t a dirty, or significant play, and Allen went to the line and sank both free throws.  Unbeknownst to many who saw the play, Allen landed on the laptop of StarNewsOnline’s...
Via College Spun
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wake Forest suspends Devin Thomas, dismisses Cornelius Hudson

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men’s basketball team has watched its depth take a serious hit. It was announced on Saturday morning that the team has suspended leading scorer and rebounder Devin Thomas for two games. Along with Thomas’ suspension, the Demon Deacons have dismissed Cornelius Hudson for an undisclosed violation of program policy. Thomas currently averages 15.8...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Clawson's 3rd class at Wake Forest rated as his best

Dave Clawson's third signing day at Wake Forest was relatively free of drama. He said he sent out 16 letters of intent - and by shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, they'd all been signed and returned to him. Those players, plus six early enrollees, make up a 22-man class that shapes up as the best of his three years at the school. Scout.com rates the Demon Deacons' class as No. 63...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia’s Darius Thompson Banks In Buzzer Beater To Complete Amazing Comeback vs. Wake Forest

With 1:20 left in the game, Wake Forest led No. 11 Virginia 64-54 at home. Over those final 80 seconds, the Cavaliers scored 18 points, capped off by a wild buzzer-beating bank shot by Darius Thompson, to beat the Demon Deacons 72-71.  Virginia wins!! https://t.co/9SYoM5JmBv — Will Ojanen (@WillsWorldMN) January 27, 2016 FOR THE WIN! @dthomp15 finishes off an incredible comeback...
Via College Spun
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Crawford scores 19, Wake Forest beats Coastal Carolina 83-77

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Bryant Crawford scored 19 points with a season-best five 3-pointers, and Wake Forest held on to beat Coastal Carolina 83-77 for its fifth straight win. Greg McClinton added four of his 13 in the final minute, Dinos Mitoglou also scored 13 with three 3s and John Collins had 12 for Wake Forest. Codi Miller-McIntyre finished with 10 in his second...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Bryant Crawford hits game winner as Wake Forest upsets Indiana

An upset in the Maui Invitational tonight as Wake Forest took down #13 Indiana with this shot…. Bryant Crawford welcome to the #Sctop10 » https://t.co/3WF6qhct4l — ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) November 24, 2015 The post Watch: Bryant Crawford hits game winner as Wake Forest upsets Indiana appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wake Forest suspends DL Josh Banks for final 3 games

Wake Forest has suspended redshirt junior defensive lineman Josh Banks for the final three games of the season due to a violation of team rules. Deacons head coach Dave Clawson announced Banks’ suspension, which was further reported by Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal. “I am disappointed this has occurred,” Clawson said. “Hopefully this becomes a teachable moment...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wake Forest suspends two guards for rules violations

Wake Forest Demon Deacons head coach Danny Manning has suspended guards Cornelius Hudson and Rondale Watson for a violation of athletic department rules. The program reported the suspensions via an official statement. No details were given regarding the exact rules violations. Both players will be eligible to return to the team once they meet, as the statement said, “the criteria...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Wake Forest WR Jabari Hines makes fantastic catch and jukes defender for TD

Check out this play by Wake Forest wide receiver Jabari Hines…. Jabari Hines with a fantastic catch and juke for TD #WakeForest #ACC https://t.co/5vSjGfkUUC — The Student Section (@TheStudentSect) October 31, 2015 Another Wake Forest WR making #SCtop10 plays! Tabari Hines with insane juke move to score this 58-yd TD. #LOUvsWAKE https://t.co/VDEhiz5g7b — ESPN CollegeFootball...
Via The Student Section
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Webber to teach master’s course in sports storytelling at Wake Forest

Graduate students in the Wake Forest new masters of arts in sports storytelling program could have a former NBA All-Star and current Turner Sports analyst as their teacher next fall. Chris Webber will be a professor of practice in this new course of study that is part of the university’s documentary film program. According to the Associated Press, he will teach a course on sports...
Via Awful Announcing
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Wake Forest Fans Burned Massive IU Logo On Campus Thursday Night

There has to be a better way to get somebody’s attention.  It appears Wake Forest fans were tired of hearing about Indiana’s campaign to bring ESPN’s College GameDay to Bloomington in a couple weeks, well, because the Deacs are set to meet the Hooziers Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem.  So Thursday night, Wake Forest fans decided to burn a gigantic IU logo on campus, and...
Via College Spun
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wolford finds Chuck Wade to put Wake Forest up 38-3

John Wolford has put together a masterful performance this evening for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in their season opening game against Elon. He has shredded their secondary and given the fans a lot to cheer about. His latest highlight play was a 27-yard catch-and-run play by wide receiver Chuck Wade, who had to dive into the end zone at the end of the play. Wake Forest scheduled...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wake Forest WR Cortez Lewis Is The King Of Handshakes

There are plenty of reasons to love football as a fan, but the feeling of playing the game is entirely different. I never had the chance to play collegiate football, but the memories of playing with my buddies in high school will never fade. There’s nothing like strapping on the pads, playing the pre-game hype music and getting into an aggressive mindset right before kickoff. One...
Via Gamedayr
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Wake Forest Wide Receiver Cortez Lewis Is College Football’s Undisputed King Of Handshakes

Many guys have special handshakes with some of their best friends. Most, however, don’t take it to the level that Wake Forest wide receiver Cortez Lewis has. Lewis seemingly has a special handshake with just about everyone on the Demon Deacons roster. We’re incredibly impressed. Even more impressive? Lewis is just a redshirt freshman. He’s taken the “Handshake King” crown...
Via College Spun
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wake Forest WR Cortez Lewis has a lot of handshakes

Cortez Lewis is a three-star wide receiver for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and a very solid football player. While football is the sport that he plays, Lewis is gaining viral attention from the college football world for the plethora of handshakes that he has with his teammates. Check out all of those handshakes for yourself, and be prepared for top-notch football entertainment...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Football: Indiana’s Kevin Wilson On Wake Forest: “We’re Going To Kick Their A**”

You wouldn’t think anyone would be that excited about the Indiana-Wake Forest game scheduled to take place on Sept. 26.  Think again.  That’s because there is some trash talking going on, coming out of the mouth of Hoosiers’ head coach Kevin Wilson.  Kevin Wilson: “I’m a southern baptist, but I don’t like the (Wake Forest) Deacons. We’re going to kick their ass...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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