- Journal West
So let the guessing games begin.
Mike Buddie's star kept rising at Wake until he disappeared out of sight.
The beach was really, really nice. Being with my family was even better.
Who knows when, where or how, but somewhere along the way the notion that Georgia Tech was a private institution got stuck in the gray matter between my ears. And there that piece of erroneous information remained, dormant and as far as I know harmless until exploding in a piece I wrote for the Journal about how College Baseball's Diamond is tilted against private schools.
In college baseball as in almost all of life, you get what you pay for.
Kevin Johnson is living, breathing and -- ever since last night -- smiling proof that what happens to us in life is not as important as how we deal with it.
If you thought John Wolford was impressive last season as a freshman quarterback, as did I, we apparently have only seen the half of it.
From the results of the interview, it was easy to see that Danny Manning's last concern was impressing the bearded, grizzled sportswriter sitting across the desk in his office Thursday morning asking him all kinds of questions about the state of the Wake basketball program.
MTOW: How’s the state of the program as we sit here today compared to when you took over last April?
MTOW: How can you emphasize defense from day one, and finish at the bottom of the league in field-goal percentage defense?
MTOW: Another area that you ranked low in was turnover margin? How can that be improved?
MTOW: Mitchell Wilbekin, Cornelius Hudson and Dinos Mitoglou were really below-the-radar recruits when they came in. How would you assess their first season?
Meeting and hanging with famous people was once upon a time one of the great perks of my sports writing career.
GREENSBORO — Virginia Tech poured through Wake Forest’s sieve of a defense Tuesday into the second round of the ACC Tournament.
It should stand to reason that all teams want to win when only by winning can they keep their season alive
My sportswriting career has been a 41-year quest for good stuff.
Greensboro Coliseum was Danny Manning's home turf growing up. A local kid who attended Page High School, Manning made frequent trips to the arena either to play himself or watch his father, Ed, play for the Carolina Cougars of the ABA.
If Wake has an on switch, Danny Manning had better flick it really fast.
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.
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.