Deacons Direct Blog Archives - November 2008

Men's Basketball: Disney & The Deacs
Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
November 26, 2008 - 10:15 p.m. PT

The Deacons dined at Disneyland's California Adventure Park tonight. Along with each of the other seven teams and their guests at the 76 Classic, Wake Forest enjoyed a Thanksgiving buffet to officially kickoff the holiday tournament.

After dinner (and a photo op with Mickey Mouse himself), the teams were invited to enjoy the park before heading back to the hotel. The Deacs took full advantage by going on several rides, including the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (see photo below).


Men's Basketball: Greetings From Southern California
Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
November 26, 2008 - 2:45 p.m. ET

What's worse than a five-hour plane flight across the country? Being seven-foot tall on a five-hour plane flight across the country.

The Deacs are finally in Anaheim for the 76 Classic this week but not before surviving a full day of travel yesterday. We flew commercial on Delta Airlines for this trip, turning the team's size advantage into a distinct disadvantage.

Nonetheless, Wake's big men folded up their bodies and crammed into coach for a one-hour flight from Greensboro to Atlanta and then a marathon five-hour flight out to LAX.

After leaving campus at 9 a.m. yesterday, we finally touched down in L.A. last night at about 10 p.m. Eastern. Another 20 minutes or so waiting curbside for our bus to arrive and then an hour ride to our hotel in Anaheim put us in at about 11:30 p.m.

Fortunately the travel to today's practice at the Anaheim Convention Center was much simpler: just a short walk across the street. The Deacs got an hour on the floor at the Convention Center to get a feel for the arena before tomorrow's game. Following our alloted practice time, we moved to a large convention-type room to run through some more plays.

Tonight, we have a Thanksgiving banquet to attend at the California Adventure Park in Disneyland. The Deacs will then head back to the hotel to prepare for tomorrow afternoon's game with Cal State Fullerton.

Fullerton may have a slight advantage on Wake Forest just because of its lack of travel to the tournament and its proximity to the arena. The CSF campus is a mere nine miles from the Anaheim Convention Center.


Football: Gameday Blog - Wake Forest vs. Boston College
Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
November 22, 2008 - 12:34 p.m.

Check out the Deacon Direct Gameday Blog for all of the action prior to the game as well as all of the action during the game this afternoon as Wake Forest takes on Boston College at BB&T Field.


Field Hockey Final Four Media Question and Answer of the Day
Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
November 20, 2008 - 1:52 p.m.

Reporter: Minou, since your major is mathematical economics, do people on the team ask your opinions about the current economy?

Minou Gimbrere: Actually no. It's more the other way around. My economics classmates ask me questions about the field hockey team. Maybe because our outlook is a lot more optimistic.


Field Hockey at the Final Four: WFU Opens Play with Airline Industry
Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
November 20, 2008 - 1:35 p.m.

GREENSBORO, ATLANTA, LOUISVILLE - The Wake Forest field hockey team (21-3) will open play at the NCAA Final Four on Friday against Syracuse, but the team first had to go through a pre-match battle with the Airline Industry (678,300,402-0) who gave the Demon Deacons all that they could handle.

Wake Forest clearly started out with the upper hand. The team left campus promptly at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, waving goodbye to supporters who came out to wish the team well in its ninth consecutive Final Four appearance. The Deacs even had a couple of containers of homemade cookies, prepared by Julie Griffin in the Student Services office, so things were looking very bright at that point in the matchup.

A little before 2 p.m. the team arrived at the Greensboro airport, which though small in size, proved to be a more than able competitor.

Wake Forest just finished unloading all the equipment into the lobby when the Airline Industry launched its first aggressive attack: Flight Cancelled.

A "mechanical" issue. Though everyone was just as glad they weren't flying on a plane with a mechanical flaw, this reporter can definitely say no one was thrilled about spending six hours in the GSO airport, especially with only a TCBY and a food mart in sight. But with no earlier flights out of Raleigh or Charlotte waiting is just what the Demon Deacons were going to do.

Now here's where the brilliance of Jennifer Averill's game plan begins. After making a few phone calls and coming to the conclusion that yes, the team was going to be there for a while, Coach Averill then began to distribute DVDs of game footage for the athletes to review while they waited. So the Demon Deacons stayed in the game despite the full court press the Airline Industry was dishing out.

Now we move to round 2: Baggage check in.

As most of the American public knows, checking an extra bag or two these days has become pretty pricey. So you can imagine the sticker shock when the Airline Industry threw in this trick play: One bag per person, every extra bag is $50. This is unfortunate for John Q. Public and REALLY unfortunate for a field hockey team going to the Final Four that has two bags person, six equipment bags, medical supplies and video equipment.

So adjustments in the baggage lineup were made. The Deacons continued to persevere by consolidating bags to cut costs and move on.

Wake Forest finally pulled ahead five hours into the day when the Airline Industry offered the team a food voucher and the Deacons put into motion a brilliant offensive attack on the previously mentioned food mart.

A few more theology essays, film viewings and naps later, the Deacons finally boarded the plane to Atlanta a little after 6:30 p.m. In the final flight to Louisville which left at 10 p.m., the Airline Industry tried to throw in one final play: The plane had to return to the gate after pulling away to readjust the cargo. 10 minutes later the team was finally on the final phase of the trip.

At the stroke of midnight, the Demon Deacons pulled into the hotel in downtown Louisville, ten and a half hours after leaving campus on what could have been a 6 and a half hour bus ride.

When Coach Averill was trying to work everything out when things first went sour in Greensboro she told the Airline clerk, "I don't care if you guys win this one with us today. As long as we beat Syracuse on Friday I'm fine with you winning today."

Wake Forest will continue play on Friday, battling Syracuse in the NCAA semifinals at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be cybercast on NCAA.com.

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A frustrated WFU Coaching Staff working with Airline


Deacons use the time to review film on personal laptops


The team had time to catch a nap or two during the 10 hour commute.


Football: Wake-BC Television Coverage Map
Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
November 20, 2008 - 8:55 a.m.

Can't make it to BB&T Field on Saturday for the ACC Atlantic Division showdown between Wake and BC? Wondering on what TV station in your area you can catch the game? Click on the ABC/ESPN coverage map below for the answers.


Men's Soccer: Reason No. 1 to Vote for Sam Cronin
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
November 19, 2008 - 3:20 p.m.

Sam Cronin led Wake Forest to the first men's soccer national championship in school history in 2007.

Today is the last day to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award by clicking here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Football: Tuesday Press Conference Video
Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
November 18, 2008 - 1:25 p.m.

Like we do every Tuesday, we held our weekly football press conference in the Rovere Room of the Miller Center. Coach Grobe was there to meet with the media, along with Deacons Rich Belton, Riley Skinner and the always entertaining Alphonso Smith.

All four interviewees spoke to the difficulty of what lies in front of the Deacs this Saturday. Wake Forest is going up against a Boston College that not only features a stout defense but is one of the hottest teams in the conference right now. Check out what the Deacs had to say in the free video below.

Press Conference Video:
Jim Grobe
Rich Belton
Riley Skinner
Alphonso Smith


Men's Soccer: Reason No. 2 to Vote for Sam Cronin
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
November 18, 2008 - 11 a.m.

Sam Cronin is one of three Wake Forest players on the watch list for the 2008 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy.

Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Men's Soccer: Reason No. 3 to Vote for Sam Cronin
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
November 17, 2008 - 7 p.m.

Sam Cronin has helped Wake Forest to four NCAA Tournament appearances during his career.

Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Men's Soccer: Reason No. 4 to Vote for Sam Cronin
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
November 16, 2008 - 9:50 p.m.

Sam Cronin has three game-winning goals during the 2008 season.

Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Men's Soccer: Reason No. 5 to Vote for Sam Cronin
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
November 15, 2008 - 5:15 p.m.

Sam Cronin is now the school record holder for most games played and started in a career with 94.

Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


The Deacon Newstand
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
November 14, 2008 - 11:41 p.m.

Some pre-NC State reading:

Wolfpack plans to play spoiler vs. Wake Forest

Wake Forest is glad LSU didn't want Boo Robinson

Deacons ready to handle success

Men's Basketball reviews and previews:

No. 21 Wake Forest routs NC Central

Wake could be headed back to NCAA Tournament

Dino Gaudio is stressing defense

Women's basketball season preview

Enhanced expectations await Wake Forest


Men's Soccer: Reason No. 6 to Vote for Sam Cronin
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
November 14, 2008 - 2:45 p.m.

Sam Cronin tied the Wake Forest record for most games started and played in a career with 93 in Wake's quarterfinal win over NC State.

Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Men's Basketball: Season Opener Tonight
Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
November 14, 2008 - 1:40 p.m.

The Demon Deacon men's basketball team is set to play their season opener tonight against North Carolina Central at the Joel Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. We're not even a day into the regular season and already things are slightly out-of-sorts. Word on Deacon Boulevard is that Wake will sport gold unis for tonight's game.

This, however, is not some special promotion / motivational tool (or a secret crush on the gridiron Deacs and their gold unis). Apparently N.C. Central still has yet to receive its order of road jerseys, so the Eagles will have to wear their "road" whites tonight. To contrast, the Deacon cagers are going gold. Since the game is not televised, you'll have to stop by the Joel to check out the hockey-esque home team/road team uniform combination.

To get you ready for tonight's season opener, here are some links to recent basketball clippings:

  • Taller, deeper Deacs ready to take step up - Winston-Salem Journal (Nov. 14, 2008)
  • Gaudio, again, stressing Deacs' defense - Winston-Salem Journal (Nov. 14, 2008)
  • Wake could be headed back to NCAA tournament - Greensboro News & Record (Nov. 14, 2008)
  • Athlon ACC preview - FoxSports.com (Nov. 13, 2008)
  • Young talent should make Wake better - Asheville Citizen-Times (Nov. 12, 2008)
  • Deacons a force again - Charlotte Observer (Nov. 11, 2008)
  • ACC Hoops Preview: Wake Forest - Wilmington Star-News (Nov. 11, 2008)
  • SI: Filling the Brackets - Sports Illustrated (Nov. 10, 2008)
  • Five things to watch in ACC basketball - Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Nov. 8, 2008)
  • Wake Forest rolls past Mount Olive - Winston-Salem Journal (Nov. 7, 2008)
  • Freshman supplies power down low as Wake Forest dunks foe - Burlington Times-News (Nov. 7, 2008)
  • Wake Forest-Mount Olive Preview - Winston-Salem Journal (Nov. 6, 2008)
  • Wake Forest looking to return to glory of Paul era - Associated Press (Nov. 5, 2008)
  • Player Power Rankings - Rivals.com (Nov. 2, 2008)

  • Men's Soccer: Reason No. 7 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 13, 2008 - 3:35 p.m.

    Sam Cronin scored his eighth goal of the season in Wake Forest's 4-1 win against NC State in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Reading Preparation for NC State and some Miscellaneous Links
    Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
    November 13, 2008 - 9:27 a.m.

    Defensive points help Wake Forest

    Demon Deacons back in title contention

    Wake's 'mad dog' inspires defense

    Read the coaches quotes from around the ACC from their weekly news conference

    NC State game preview from The Sports Network

    Here's a basketball preview from the Wilmington Star News

    A hometown story from Marcus Tracy's local paper

    The ACC.Com is carrying a feature on former Deacon Ricky Proehl

    This Week in the ACC video is up.

    Audio links from Wednesday's ACC Football Coaches Teleconference.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 8 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 12, 2008 - 3:10 p.m.

    Sam Cronin assisted on Julian Valentin's game-winning goal in Wake Forest's 1-0 win over Furman in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 9 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 11, 2008 - 5:05 p.m.

    Sam Cronin was one of five Demon Deacons named to the 2008 All-ACC First Team. Cronin has been named to the All-ACC First Team each of the last two seasons.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Football: Press Conference Video
    Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
    November 11, 2008 - 12:55 p.m.

    We held our weekly football press conference today in the Rovere Room of the Miller Center. Head Coach Jim Grobe, CB Brandon Ghee, WR Marshall Williams and LB Matt Woodlief all stopped by to talk with the media on hand. Check out the free video archives of the press conference in the links below.

    Press Conference Video:
    Jim Grobe
    Brandon Ghee
    Marshall Williams
    Matt Woodlief


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 10 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 10, 2008 - 4:35 p.m.

    Sam Cronin helped to lead Wake Forest to its first unbeaten season in program history.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Football: ACC Pick The Play
    Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
    November 10, 2008 - 3:25 p.m.

    Wake Forest is included in this week's ACC Pick the Play at TheACC.com. Kevin Patterson's 53-yard interception return for a touchdown is a candidate for the league's Play of the Week. To vote for Patterson, go here.


    Football: Virginia Game Program Feature
    Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
    November 10, 2008 - 3:15 p.m.

    If you were unable or unwilling to pick up a game program at last weekend's football game against Virginia, you missed yet another finely-penned feature by Wake Forest's very own Evan Lepler. Evan crafted a piece detailing the exploits of the Deacons' talented secondary. You can check out the feature here.

    In two weeks, Evan will be featuring sixth-year defensive end Matt Robinson for the Boston College game. And for the final home game of the season, Evan will examine the winningest class in Demon Deacon football history. Be sure to pick up a program during your trip to BB&T Field.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 11 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 9, 2008 - 5:45 p.m.

    Sam Cronin was named a first team All-American by Soccer America in 2007.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Men's Soccer: Cronin, Tracy Featured on Top Drawer Soccer's College Soccer Review
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 8, 2008 - 2:50 p.m.

    Wake Forest men's soccer players Sam Cronin and Marcus Tracy were interviewed this past week by Top Drawer Soccer's Adam Zundell for the site's weekly College Soccer Review. Fans can listen to the weekly show by clicking here.


    Men's Golf: Reifers On The Move
    Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
    November 8, 2008 - 2:10 p.m.

    Former Wake Forest All-American Kyle Reifers shot a 7-under 64 yesterday and is 4-under through eight holes today in the third round of the Nationwide Tour Championship in McKinney, Texas.

    Reifers is now just one-shot off of the lead. He came into the week 51st on the money list and a win will vault him into the top-25 and punch his ticket to the PGA Tour next season.

    Outside of finishing in the top-25, the 26th through 40th ranked players will get a pass directly to the final stage of the PGA Tour qualifying school next month. Both Reifers and 2008 graduate Webb Simpson are in the field this week and both players.

    Check out www.pgatour.com for complete results or tune into the Golf Channel from 4-6:30 pm both today and Sunday for complete coverage.


     

    Football: Gameday Blog vs. Virginia
    Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
    November 8, 2008 - 1:09 p.m.

    Wake Forest is hosting Virginia in a key ACC matchup Saturday afternoon from BB&T Field. Click here to get live updates throughout the afternoon on all of the happenings from BB&T Field on this Homecoming weekend.


     

    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 12 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 8, 2008 - 12:00 p.m.

    Sam Cronin scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning goal in Wake Forest's 2-0 win at Virginia on Friday night.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 13 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 7, 2008 - 12:50 p.m.

    Sam Cronin was named a second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2007.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Wake Forest vs. UNC: The ACC's Most Historic Field Hockey Rivalry
    Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
    November 7, 2008 - 11:25 a.m.

    Tonight Wake Forest will battle North Carolina in the ACC Field Hockey Tournament Semifinals. The match will be broadcast FREE OF CHARGE on ACC Select. The commentators are very knowledgeable of the game and have the accents to prove it, so be sure to check it out.

    Some UNC/WFU field hockey facts that will really impress people at your next social gathering:

    • Wake Forest and UNC first met on the pitch on a varsity level in 1972. Through 1999, the Tar Heels held a dominating 23-1-3 advantage. Since 2000, Wake has held a 14-7 lead. UNC is 30-18-3 vs. Wake Forest since the series began.

    • WFU Head Coach Jennifer Averill is 17-20-0 against UNC. Averill first led her team to victory over the Tar Heels in 1999, shutting out the team for the first time in program history.

    • WFU and UNC have faced each other in the ACC Tournament for four consecutive seasons. Overall, they've met eight times since the tourney began in 1983.

    • The Deacons will face the Tar Heels for the third time this season on Friday evening. When the teams met in September in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest battled UNC to double overtime. The 1-1 score couldn't be broken during the extra minutes and the game had to be settled in strokes. The Deacons out-shot the Heels 3-1 to take the win. For the official conference contest in Chapel Hill, UNC posted a 4-3 win in regulation.

    As you get ready for the big semifinal viewing party, be sure to keep these links handy:

    Watch for Free on ACC Select
    Gametracker
    WFU Semifinal Game Notes
    ACC Tournament Central

     


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 14 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 6, 2008 - 4:15 p.m.

    As a freshman, Sam Cronin made 23 starts, which ranks him in a tie for first for most starts by a freshman in Wake Forest men's soccer history.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Football Pre-Game Reading
    Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
    November 6, 2008 - 2:06 p.m.

    Here's a look ahead at some of the media reports on Saturday's contest with Virginia.

    Virginia Game Preview

    The Deacons want a third straight bowl.

    All indications are that the ACC is a balanced league this year

    Josh Adams is ready to return

    Wake is breaking the Grobe template

    Cavs are struggling to regroup

    mith's big plays fire up Wake Forest defense.

    Playing as a favorite not Cavs' forte

    Deacons look at standings, realize possibilities

    UVA Football Notebook

    Game preview from The Sports Network

    A video preview of Saturday's game from the Virginia perspective

    Brandon Pendergrass and Josh Adams are sharing the load

    The Deacons may get a boost this weekend

    Simpson's production drop remains a mystery

    Here's a look-back at the Duke game, in case you missed it.

    Brett Friedlander's report card from the Wilmington Star-News

    Wake breaks scoring slump

    Wake has a modern day version of "L.T." in Curry

    Smith's daring decisions pay off.

    Day of coulda, woulda, shoulda

    Shane Popham came through against Duke.

    Wake Forest outlasts Duke in overtime

    Wake defense didn't want missed plays to blow the game.

    Duke-Wake Forest observations.

    Deacs hang on against Devils.

    Movie producers film The Fifth Quarter in Winston-Salem.


    Football: Game Program Feature
    Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
    November 5, 2008 - 5:45 p.m.

    If you didn't have a chance to pick up the game program at last weekend's game against Duke, you missed out on yet another Pulitzer-worthy feature by our very own Evan Lepler. Check out his take on Wake Forest's unsung heroes...you may just discover the karmic fate that landed Jim Grobe in Winston-Salem.


    Men's Basketball: Deacons in the News
    Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
    November 5, 2008 - 5:30 p.m.

    Below are a few links to some Demon Deacon basketball clippins over the past week. In their recent conference preview, Rivals.com tabbed James Johnson as second team preseason All-ACC and named Al-Farouq Aminu as the league's top impact newcomer.

     

  • ACC Preview - Rivals.com (November 4, 2008)
  • Wake Forest Basketball Preview: #14 - Collegehoops.net (November 3, 2008)
  • The nation's top 20 freshmen - FoxSports.com (October 30, 2008)
  • Deacons pleased with Woods' play - Winston-Salem Journal (October 29, 2008)

     


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 15 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 5, 2008 - 2:40 p.m.

    As a sophomore, Sam Cronin helped Wake Forest post 13 shutouts on the season.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 16 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 4, 2008 - 4:15 p.m.

    Sam Cronin has six goals, three assists and 15 points on the season.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Men's Golf: Webb Simpson and Kyle Reifers In the Nationwide Tour Championship
    Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
    November 4, 2008 - 3:45 p.m.

    Former Wake Forest All-Americans Webb Simpson and Kyle Reifers have both played their way into the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship, which is starting this week in McKinney, Texas.

    Simpson graduated this past May and turned pro shortly after last June's NCAA Championships. He has made just seven starts on the Nationwide Tour this season but has posted a pair of second place finishes, including making it to a playoff at the Chattanooga Classic last month.

    With the Tour Championship coming up this week, Dave Lagarde a PGATOUR.COM Correspondent, wrote a nice article on Webb for pgatour.com. Check out his article by clicking here and tune into the golf channel Thursday through Sunday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm to see if Webb and Kyle can make it into The 25 and punch their ticket to the PGA Tour.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 17 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 3, 2008 - 3:10 p.m.

    During his freshman season, Sam Cronin helped limit opponents to seven or fewer shots on nine separate occasions.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Football: ACC Pick the Play
    Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
    November 3, 2008 - 2:45 p.m.

    Wake Forest is included in this week's Pick the Play on TheACC.com. Alphonso Smith's game-ending interception of Thaddeus Lewis is a candidate for last weekend's top play in the conference. Click here to vote for Alphonso.


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 18 to Vote for Sam Cronin
    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
    November 2, 2008 - 11:30 a.m.

    Sam Cronin scored his sixth goal of the season in the Wake's 4-2 win over North Carolina on Saturday.

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Football: Wake Forest-Duke Gameday Blog

    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations

    November 1, 2008 - 1:05 p.m.

     

    Wake Forest is back at home today to take on the Duke Blue Devils. I'll be live blogging from the press box in Deacon Tower. It's a beautiful day for football in Winston-Salem as temperatures are expected to be near 70 with wonderful sunny skies overhead. You can check out the blog here.

     


    Men's Soccer: Reason No. 19 to Vote for Sam Cronin

    Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations

    November 1, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.

     

    Sam Cronin was a member of the Athletic Director's Council in 2006 and 2007.

     

    Remember to vote for Sam for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award every day between now and November 19 here. Fans can also now vote by text messaging the code S2 to 839863. Standard text messaging rates apply.


    Gameday is Here
    Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
    November 1, 2008 - 12:07 p.m.

     

    Good news:  The Deacs will wear black jerseys and black pants today.  Wake Forest has won six straight games while wearing that combination.  Wake wore black-on-black to beat Clemson earlier this year and for four home wins last year:  Maryland, Florida State, North Carolina and North Carolina State.  In addition, the Deac were all black in the Meineke Car Care Bowl win over UConn.

    Here's some more reading:

    Wake and Duke are different teams from a year ago.

    A Wake of Pain

    Wake vs. Duke becoming a relevant game.

    Youthful ACC quarterbacks are works in progress.

    Ricky Proehl runs in a new direction.

    Movie about former Deacon player to be shot at game today.

    Demon Deacons look to end skid, beat Duke.

    Is this the year Duke beats Wake Forest?

    BB&T Field to become a movie set.

    Wake seniors hope there's time for a turnaround.

    This is a non-Wake entry, but an outstanding column from an outstanding sports columnist.  Guys, if you've got a daughter, you need to read this.


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