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
16 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
20 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
22 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 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
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

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

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

2015 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is weeks away, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have hopes of improvement from a 2014 year that saw the team finish with a 3-9 record. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Wake Forest’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
August 18, 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...
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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 has crazy amount of personalized handshakes (Video)

If this video does not blow you away, then there is no hope for you. Wake Forest athletics put together this video of Demon Deacons WR Cortez Lewis going around campus and the football field, showcasing his personalized handshakes he has with his various teammates. It’s nothing short of impressive. Lewis probably was the greatest “Simon” player in history growing up. Guy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 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

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