SD. Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake

Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

My Take On Wake

Wednesday 02/10/2016
Long Hard Road Too Long and Hard for Wake

With profound apologies to Robert Earl Keen, one of my favorite Texas singer/songwriters, but the road goes on forever for Wake and the heartaches never end.

Saturday 02/06/2016
My Take on Wake: Thomas Has His Say

It's 92 paces from the door of the Wake locker room to the playing court of Joel Coliseum. I know, because I stepped it off after today's 91-71 loss to Florida State.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
My Take on Wake: Groundhog Day at Joel Coliseum

The two surprise teams of the ACC played tonight at Joel Coliseum.

Monday 02/01/2016
Hanging Out With Dave Odom Watching Basketball

With my bride Tybee out of town for the weekend, I needed some company on Saturday. I found it in the most unlikeliest of places, on television.

Sunday 01/31/2016
My Take on Wake: Nothing We Haven't Seen So Many Times Before

Well, that was another 1,250 miles for Wake to travel, just to get drilled 85-62 today at Notre Dame.

Tuesday 01/26/2016
My Take on Wake: Just When You Think You've Seen It All

Danny Manning faced some tough questions after tonight's epic pratfall against Virginia, as he knew he would.

Saturday 01/23/2016
Deacons Easy to Praise, Easier to Beat

Seven games into his second pass through the ACC, Danny Manning continues to accumulate more accolades than victories.

Wednesday 01/20/2016
My Take on Wake: A long cold month gets longer and colder

The deeper Wake plays into January, the deeper they slide in the ACC standings.

Saturday 01/16/2016
Syracuse Shoots Lights Out on Wake

Sundown came early for Danny Manning Saturday. Several times during the strained aftermath of Wake's 83-55 pummeling by Syracuse, he mentioned that the Deacons did not play well "tonight.''

Wednesday 01/13/2016
Wake Loses Grip And Another Chance Slips Away

Wake lost control of Justin Bibbs, as well as its emotions, and had to do both to shoot 59 percent from the floor and still lose 93-91 to Virginia Tech tonight at Cassell Coliseum.

Sunday 01/10/2016
Deep Bench Gets Wake in Deep Trouble

Danny Manning, as we all know by now, prefers a deep bench. When I asked him about it recently, he said the best teams he played with during his career had a multitude of players who knew to be ready when their number was called.

Wednesday 01/06/2016
Thomas' Fouls Leave Wake Staring at Defeat

On a night the old Codi Miller-McIntyre finally showed up, so did the old Devin Thomas.

Sunday 01/03/2016
Thomas Calls Loss Another Self-Inflicted Wound

To hear coach Rick Pitino of Louisville tell it, Wake is a force to be reckoned with this season in the ACC.

Wednesday 12/30/2015
Dan Collins: Will, once again, wins out for Wake Forest Deacons

Wake has shown a powerful will to win in forging a 9-3 record through the non-conference portion of its schedule.

Tuesday 12/22/2015
Deacons Not There Yet

The best crowd I've had the pleasure to witness all season at Joel Coliseum was roaring when Xavier trotted toward its locker room at halftime, trailing Wake by 15 points.

Saturday 12/19/2015
Q&A With Dave Clawson: Take I

MTOW: Where is the Wake Forest football program after two seasons and where is it headed?

Q&A With Dave Clawson: Take II

MTOW: Is a bowl game a realistic goal for 2016?

Q&A With Dave Clawson: Take III

MTOW: You had a small senior class, but you had some good leaders in there. Now how to you replace that leadership?

Q&A With Dave Clawson: Take IV

MTOW: What kind of competition do you expect at quarterback?

Q&A With Dave Clawson: Take V

MTOW: What do you think will be the team strengths next year?