Friday, April 2, 2010

A Bit of This, a Big of That

Brandon Ghee is featured (The Sporting News)

Ghee visiting the Steelers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

A look at Wake Forest’s Pro Day (WFMY)

Russell Neno wants to hit somebody (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake will need to grow up in a hurry (Greensboro News & Record)

Dave Wojcik is leaving Wake Forest (Winston-Salem Journal)

L.D. Williams seeks to soar again (Burlington Times-News)

Lingering knee problem stymies Kem Wilson (Frederick News Post)

Jack Jensen remembered as a great coach, great person (Winston-Salem Journal)

Remembering Jack Jensen (Greensboro News & Record)

More on Jack Jenson from Golf Digest

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kentucky Game Prep

First some video highlights of the Texas game on Thursday:

CBS video highlights with Dick Enberg on the call (


Austin American-Statesman

And what the media says about Saturday's Wake Forest-Kentucky contest:

Matchup between Wall and Smith will be one to watch (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Breaking down the second round games (USA Today)

Wake Forest’s Smith practices against the best (New York Times)

Demon Deacons concern UK (Associated Press)

Kentucky could get a run for its money (

Previewing Saturday in New Orleans (

Cousins on jerk alert vs. Wake Forest (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Wake wants up and down game against Kentucky (Sporting News)

No time for Deacons to savor OT win (Greensboro News & Record)

Slide show from Thursday’s win over Texas (Charlotte Observer)

Deacons know Wildcats pose a big hurdle (Winston-Salem Journal)

Deacons have a shot (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake Forest’s Smith a cause for concern (The Winchester Sun)

Wake will challenge Cats (The Winchester Sun)

Kentucky, Wake Forest boast speedy guards, big front lines (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Reliving the Texas Game!

Fran Fraschilla breaks down Wake’s win (

Ishmael Smith’s game-winning shot to beat Texas (

Video of the game from

Wake Forest outlasts schizophrenic Texas (New York Times)

UT suffers heartbreaker (Houston Chronicle)

Reversal of fortune: Wake blows two big leads then rallies for OT win (Winston-Salem Journal)

Amazing: Smith caps a wild night (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake Forest edges Texas in overtime (Boston Herald)

Smith’s shot stops the bleeding for Wake (

Texas has no one to blame but itself for the loss (

Once promising season ends with a thud (

More game recaps from

Raleigh News & Observer

Call me Ishmael (Dallas Morning News)

College Basketball Nation Blog (

Smith hits game-winner in OT for Wake Forest (

Horns season ends in fitting fashion (Austin American-Statesman)

Texas was misunderstood from start to finish (Sporting News)

Ish Smith, Wake Forest finally prove to be tourney tough (Wilmington Star-News)

Wake calls on Ishmael to stun Texas (Fanhouse)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gameday in New Orleans

Wake Forest vs. Texas preview (

Texas looking for yet another fresh start (Houston Chronicle)

Despite struggles, Texas is excited (Dallas Morning News)

Demon Deacons try to come together before it’s too late (Burlington Times-News)

Ish Smith: The Demon who makes the Deacons go (Greensboro News & Record)

Longhorns ready to put struggles behind them (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Deacs try to reverse course (Raleigh News & Observer)

A fresh beginning: Wake and Texas will try to reverse recent slides (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tournament provides hope for most it doesn’t last (Winston-Salem Journal)

March Demons: Wake will try to end years of postseason frustration (Winston-Salem Journal)

Longhors a puzzling team (Winston-Salem Journal)

Aminu is the Deacons’ demon (Austin American-Statesman)

Wake Forest’s San Diego tennis connection

Wake Forest women will play on campus tonight (Winston-Salem Journal)

Ron Wellman says selection process is interesting (Winston-Salem Journal)

David Glenn spoke with Ron Wellman

Dr. Vernon Mustian was a pitcher on Wake Forest’s 1949 College World Series team

Battle of New Orleans

Know your opponent (ACC Sports Journal)

Chris Paul will be rooting for the Deacs (

Wake Forest-Texas Scouting Report (Dallas Morning News)

Former No. 1 Texas seeks new start in NCAA (Associated Press)

Longhorns optimistic (Dallas Morning News)

Texas, Wake Forest trying to forget recent history (The Monitor)

Game Preview (Austin American-Statesman)

Wake Forest, Texas enter tournament on negative slides (Burlington Times-News)

Wake seniors anxious for NCAA play (High Point Enterprise)

Wake-Texas preview (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Deacs relish underdog role (Winston-Salem Journal)

Horns hope NCAA foes won’t know them well (Austin American-Statesman)

Deacons will take on Longhorns (Winston-Salem Journal)

Longhorns have fallen farther than Deacs (Greensboro News & Record)

Wake looks to snap pesky postseason slide (Sports Illustrated)

Quarterback question looming for Wake (Rivals)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ACC Tournament Prep

C.J. Harris hurtles the wall (Winston-Salem Journal)

ACC Archive: Wake’s Buzzer-Beater (Greensboro News & Record)

Wake’s “Mr. Double-Double” (Charlotte Observer)

Wake Forest: The Struggle Within (Greensboro News & Record)

The ACC Tournament from A to Z (Fayetteville Observer)

Freshmen prepare to fulfill childhood dreams (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake Forest feeling rejuvenated (Winston-Salem Journal)

Second half of Wake career on tap for Walker (Wilmington Star-News)

Fred Robbins has signed with the St. Louis Rams

Monday, March 8, 2010

Leaving the Tigers in the Wake

What a relief, Wake beats Clemson (Burlington Times-News)

Wake seniors close season with victory (Greensboro News & Record)

Final ACC game comes with meaning (Winston-Salem Journal)

Senior night brings burst of confidence (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tigers wave good-bye to ACC bye (Anderson, SC)

Wake ends four-game skid with win over Clemson (Charlotte Observer)

Recap: Wake Forest vs. Clemson (The Sports Network)

WFU seniors look for win in last home game (Winston-Salem Journal)

One man’s All-ACC ballot (Newport News Daily Press)

An update on Randolph Childress (Lost Lettermen)

An update on draft prospect Brandon Ghee (National Football Post)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Florida State Game Prep

Florida State game previews

Orlando Sentinel

Winston-Salem Journal

Miami Herald (Sports Network)

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Slate brings new tests for Deacons (Burlington Times-News)

Wake’s season could be slipping away (High Point Enterprise)

Women’s basketball is a sport in transition (Greensboro News-Record)

Who says you can’t go home again? (Rusty LaRue in Winston-Salem Monthly)

More on Rusty from Lost Lettermen

Friday, February 26, 2010

Media Update

Deacons face unwanted break (Burlington Times-News)

Wake’s Secily Ray overcomes tragedy (WFMY)

Deacons say it’s time to re-focus (Burlington Times-News)

Aminu putting NBA on hold (Winston-Salem Journal)

Long season takes toll on freshmen (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake women pull away from Pack (Raleigh News & Observer)

Ray leads Wake past Pack (Greenwich Time)

James Adams joins Wofford coaching staff (

Another former Deacon football player lands a coaching job (Colorado Springs Gazette)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Virginia Tech Prep

Wake Forest at Virginia Tech game preview (Washington Post)

Deacons-Hokies preview (CBS Sports)

Tech-Wake to battle for second place (Virginian-Pilot)

Preview from the Collegiate Times

Game preview from

Wake Forest cracks Top 25 polls (Winston-Salem Journal)

ACC Hoops power rankings (

Review of the Wake-Georgia Tech game (

Time to stop overlooking the Demon Deacons (Sporting News)

Game preview from Are You Watching This?

Hokies, Deacs both rely on defense (Winston-Salem Journal)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Georgia Tech Follow-Up

Wake makes it look easy-Ish (Charlotte Observer)

Tech loses another ACC road contest (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Deacs, Aminu too speedy for sagging Jackets (Greensboro News & Record)

Deacons get fourth straight win (Charlotte Observer)

Demon Deacons crank up defense, turn back Georgia Tech (Burlington Times-News)

Defense lifts Deacs (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Post-BC Win

BC awakens too late (Boston Globe)

Deacons put away Eagles (Raleigh News & Observer)

Deacons KO Eagles (Winston-Salem Journal)

Smith has Deacons thinking of ACC title (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake Forest withstands Boston College (Burlington Times-News)

Wake Forest senior wins JU Invitational at TPC Sawgrass (Florida Times-Union)

Find out more about Wake Forest great and ACC Legend Dave Wiedeman

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wake at Georgia Tech Previews

Wake Forest and Georgia Tech should be entertaining tonight (New York Times)

Deacons to face rugged Jackets (Winston-Salem Journal)

Smith emerges as Wake Forest’s driving force (Burlington Times-News)

Game Preview from The Sports Network

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Georgia Tech Previews with Golf and Football

Wake Forest-Georgia Tech game preview (CBS Sports)

Another game preview on Thursday night’s game (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Now a star, Ish recalls night he almost quit (Charlotte Observer)

Smith’s relentless pace propels Wake Forest to fast start (

Ish Smith is a rock for Wake Forest (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake takes a well-earned break (High Point Enterprise)

Former Wake Forest head coach Jim Caldwell is headed to the Super Bowl (Wilmington Star-News)

Riley Skinner was profiled recently by

Three Deacons made’s ACC All-Decade team

Former Wake teammates aren’t surprised by Bill Haas’ PGA victory (Winston-Salem Journal)

Patience the key to Haas’ victory (Palm Springs Desert Sun)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Post-Virginia Media Recap

Wake Forest defeated Virginia on Saturday (Washington Post)

Win streak ends against Deacons (Cavalier Daily)

Virginia’s foul troubles lead to loss (Daily Press)

Deacs’ grand theft (Winston-Salem Journal)

Wake Forest stifles Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Ish Smith wants victories in March (Winston-Salem Journal)

Deacs too much for Cavs (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Coach’s foul strategy fails (Virginian-Pilot)

Wake Forest humbles Virginia with suffocating defense (Burlington Times-News)

Deacons hand Cavaliers first ACC loss (Charlotte Observer)

L.D. Williams embodies Wake Forest’s spirit (Raleigh News & Observer)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Catching up on Football and Baseball

Here’s a brief scouting report on Chris DeGeare at the East-West Shrine game.

Former Deacon Cory Sullivan has signed with the Houston Astros.

Gelo Orange has family in Haiti and WXII’s Craig Thomas caught up with Gelo earlier this week.

Wake Forest dominates No. 24 North Carolina

An early (very early) look at some of the media coverage of Wake's win over North Carolina on Jan. 20.

Wake hands No. 24 North Carolina its third straight loss (MSNBC)

Recap from ESPN with highlights

CBS Sportsline recap recap

WRAL recap with video and photo gallery

Deacs outwork struggling Heels

Deacons stomp Tar Heels

Robbi Pickeral’s Observations

UNC coming up short

Deacons’ Stewart will shoot away (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Maryland Game Prep

Getting ready for Tuesday night's 8 pm tip with the Terps at the Joel!

ACC recognizes Terps have a quick turnaround

Game preview from The Sports Network

A coach’s look at Wake Forest (Washington Post)

Terps’ Vasquez talks up a storm on the court

Scouting report on Wake Forest from the Washington Post

Wake Forest alum Herb Appenzeller was named to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A January Potpourri

Former Deacon center Steve Justice signs with the Panthers (Winston-Salem Journal)

Sam Swank was signed by the New York Giants (

Sandra Garcia is making her mark with the Deacons (Winston-Salem Journal)

A nice column on former Deacon and current New York Giant Fred Robbins (Winston-Salem Journal)

In the Raleigh News & Observer’s decade-ending article, Wake Forest swept the three categories for best high school athlete, best college athlete and best pro athlete. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Josh Howard and Chris Paul helped provide a great Christmas for some area youngsters

Andy Katz caught with Dino Gaudio over the holidays (

Monday, January 4, 2010

Post Xavier Coverage

Here are a few links to media coverage of Wake Forest's thrilling 96-92 win over Xavier on Sunday night.

Xavier falls to Wake Forest (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Photo gallery of Wake Forest’s win over Xavier (

Tribute to Prosser ‘great idea’ (Winston-Salem Journal)

Ish Smith rescues Deacs with 28 in OT thriller (Winston-Salem Journal)

Emotional win in double OT for Deacs (Greensboro News & Record)

Photo gallery from the Winston-Salem Journal

Inaugural Skip Prosser Classic a rousing success (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Smith powers emotional Wake Forest past Xavier (Burlington Times-News)

Wake Forest-Xavier recap (The Sports Network)

Xavier falls to Wake Forest in double overtime (Fox Sports Ohio) (includes Fox video highlights)

The PGA Tour has a Two-Minute interview with Jay Haas

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Skip Prosser Classic

Wake Forest hosts Xavier on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 5:30 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It is the first game of a 10-year series that will be known as the Skip Prosser Classic. Here's some of the media take on the game.

Wake Forest will meet Xavier today (Winston-Salem Journal)

Xavier battles Wake Forest on Fox Sports (Fox Sports Ohio)

Skip Prosser is gone but not forgotten (

Photos of Skip Prosser through the years (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Skip Prosser Classic (Cincinnati Enquirer)

James Johnson is looking for more playing time with the Bulls

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Look Back at NC State win

Ugly or not, Wake will take it (Fayetteville Observer)

Game story from the Greensboro News & Record

Ed Hardin’s column from the Greenboro News & Record

Luke DeCock’s column from the Raleigh News & Observer

Smith drives Wake Forest past NC State (Burlington Times-News)

More from the Raleigh News & Observer

Frosh duo stepping up for Deacons (Charlotte Observer)

New faces earn attention in ACC

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy will be awarded tonight and Stanford running back Toby Gerhart is one of the five finalists. It's interesting to note that Gerhart rushed for at least 100 yards against every opponent save two this year. The Deacons held Gerhart to 82 yards on 17 carries. Oregon State also limited Gerhart to 96 yards.

If Gerhart should win, he would become the fourth Heisman Trophy winner to have faced the Demon Deacons during the year he won the trophy. In 2000, Florida State’s Chris Weinke completed 23 of 36 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns in FSU’s 35-6 win at then-Groves Stadium. In 1993, the Seminoles’ Charlie Ward completed 13 of 20 passes for 125 yards. Army’s Doc Blanchard had a 52-yard interception return in a 54-0 win over Wake Forest in 1945. Blanchard would go on to win the Heisman Trophy that season.