- Journal West
Wake's all-too-predictable 69-56 pratfall at Miami today sent me combing through the dozens and dozens of stories I've written on this year's team back to the very first one.
There was a play late in Wake's 82-72 victory over Duke Wednesday that I hope to remember as long as I have reason to look back on the 2013-14 season.
Wake has had a bad season not because it was incapable of having a good one.
Just got through our first gathering to eat chicken and talk football with new football coach Dave Clawson.
When Wake walked off the practice court at Joel Coliseum Friday, it looked like a team ready to play.
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.'' -- Jack Kerouac, from On the Road.
For a solid month now, Wake had been looking for something or somebody, anything or anybody, to light its fire.
The record books will always be there to inform us that Wake actually did make it over to Chapel Hill to play North Carolina today in the Smith Center.
As a father, as well as a long-time beat guy, it's been really special to see the sons of Randolph Childress and Rusty LaRue come around when Wake practices.
Just so you'll know, it's only after I've written my game story that I'm free to turn my attention to My Take on Wake. It makes sense in one regard, in that dessert should come last.
Jeff Bzdelik jumped my case at today's practice. He even told his team about it, and had me confirm the fact as I was sitting 50-feet away on the bleachers of the Miller Center tapping out my advance for tomorrow's game at Maryland.
Based on what I've seen in Wake's four games this month, Athletics Director Ron Wellman won't have to make the call on who will be coaching his basketball program next season.
Jeff Bzdelik had a week to prepare Wake for tonight's game at N.C. State.
Codi Miller-McIntyre gave it a go Sunday but he didn't get far.
Apparently it's hard to say no to Dave Clawson.
For the 15th straight time I'm getting ready to get in my car and drive home following another Wake loss at Duke.
When Codi Miller-McIntyre walked out for Monday's practice dressed in his practice togs, I figured I had my story.
If someone other than Jeff Bzdelik is coaching Wake next season, I'll definitely harken back to the last two games he faced Georgia Tech in Joel Coliseum.
As I typed Jim Boeheim's quote about his Italian meal into my game story for Wake vs Syracuse Wednesday night, I knew I what I was getting into.
You may have read the news where Wake bought Joel Coliseum in August.