Ws. Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake

My Take On Wake

Wednesday 03/04/2015
A Game in Name Only

Coach Danny Manning of Wake has now seen a game in Cameron Indoor Stadium, though I feel safe in saying it won't be remembered as one of his most cherished moments.

Monday 03/02/2015
Congratulations to Dearica Hamby

Wake will need a miracle run in this week's ACC Women's Tournament for Jen Hoover to accomplish the major goals she set for her second season as head coach.

Sunday 03/01/2015
Deacons Not Done Yet

Wake played like a team with something left to play for in today's 69-66 victory over Pitt on Seniors' Night at Joel Coliseum.

Friday 02/27/2015
Laying the Foundation

A scant 90 seconds had elapsed in the second half of Wake's self-described slow, steady beat-down by Virginia Wednesday when all five starters found themselves watching the carnage from the bench.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
A Game Historic for All the Wrong Reasons

The snow the forecasters had been breathlessly forecasting all day finally showed up a little after 9 p.m., which is more than can be said for Wake in its game against No. 2 Virginia at Joel Coliseum.

Perrantes Sidelined for Tonight's Game

All along I thought Wake had a good chance to knock off No. 2 Virginia at Joel Coliseum tonight.

Monday 02/23/2015
Leaving Points on the Line

No team in the ACC does a better job of getting to the foul line than Wake, which has shot a whopping 672 free throws so far this season.

Tuesday 02/17/2015
Sluggish Deacons Get Out-Slugged

The official box score from South Bend had Wake with two fast-break points in tonight's 88-75 loss to 10th-ranked Notre Dame.

Saturday 02/14/2015
Be Careful What You Wish For

In his fondest dreams, Codi Miller-McIntyre has the ball in his hands with a chance to beat one of the best teams in all of college basketball.

Wednesday 02/11/2015
Easy Does It For Deacons

John Wooden won 664 games and 10 national championships by teaching his UCLA teams to be quick but not hurry.

Wednesday 02/11/2015
Daniel Green's Long Road Back

One point and one rebound in one minute might not seem like much of a stat line for most college players, but for Daniel Green it represented a performance that was as emotionally uplifting as it was long in coming.

Tuesday 02/10/2015
The Man Wake Most Wanted to Beat

At first blush, Wake's 4-16 record in Carmichael Auditorium doesn't look all that impressive.

Saturday 02/07/2015
The Day Devin Never Got Back In

Devin Thomas is hardly the first Wake player to have a bad game at Georgia Tech, where Wake hasn't won since 2004 when Skip Prosser was in his third season as head coach and Chris Paul in his first season as point guard.

Wednesday 02/04/2015
The Eternal Signing Date Question

The conversation turned today, as it always does on National Signing Date, to just how strong of a correlation there is to recruiting rankings and eventual performance on the field.

Tuesday 02/03/2015
All's Well For Deacons That Ends Well

If anyone had any doubts, Wake's 88-84 victory over N.C. State tonight at Joel Coliseum should settle the issue for once and for all.

Saturday 01/31/2015
Backcourt Has Wake Back in Winning Column

It really didn't take a Sherlock Holmes, or even a grizzled sportswriter with 40 years experience, to know why Wake lost so many close games in the maddening month of January.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Look Out Below, Once Again

Those versed in Greek mythology will recognize this as a Sisyphean kind of season for Wake Forest.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Tradition Strikes Back

Since the ACC expansion of a decade ago, tradition has been beaten to a bloody pulp.

Monday 01/26/2015
A More Fitting Tribute I've Never Known

For more than 30 years -- dating to a time when few in the ACC had ever heard of a basketball coach named Mike Krzyzewski -- I was in the trenches, professionally speaking, with Lenox Rawlings.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Another Letdown in Tiger Town

Wake Forest takes the bus to Clemson because it's not worth the trouble of busing to the airport, flying to Greenville, and then chartering another bus for the final 45-minute ride to Tiger Town.