Deacons Direct Blog Archives - January 2009

Getting Ready for the Yellow Jackets
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 31, 2009 - 9:47 a.m.

Wake, Duke, UNC are battling for No. 1 seeds

Jeff Teague is Caulton Tudor's choice for ACC Player of the Year

Georgia Tech game preview from the Bleacher Report

Wake is looking to build on the Duke win

Tony Woods will have some hometown support at Saturday's game

Georgia Tech has a tough assignment Saturday

Dino says the Duke game is in the past

The Deacs are focusing on the long haul

Game preview from ESPN

Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated was at the Duke game

Luke Winn of SI has the Deacs No. 1 in his power rankings

It's a Great Day to be a Deac!
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 29, 2009 - 4:36 a.m.

Good luck making through all of the reports on last night's thrilling 70-68 win over Duke!

Dan Collins writes that the Deacons have found redemption

Defensive breakdowns doom Duke

Game story from the Charlotte Observer

Photo gallery of the game from the Charlotte Observer

Wednesday night the stars came out at The Joel

Game story from the Durham Herald Sun

Game story from the High Point Enterprise

Who wants to be No. 1?

Photo gallery from the Raleigh News & Observer

And another photo gallery from the N&O

Here's and audio-visual game story from the Associated Press

Deacs and Devils battle like champions

Wake goes off the book to beat Duke

Video of the Duke game from WXII

Fan reaction from WXII

Video highlights from WGHP

Game story from

Video highlights from

Slideshow from

Wake's win was the SportsCeter highlight of the night

Here's ESPN's breakdown of what Duke needed to do to beat the Deacs's Pat Forde was in the house

More ESPN highlights and recap

Sports Illustrated's Nina Mandell on the Wake victory

Photo gallery from Sports Illustrated

Game story and analysis from CBS Sports

Jeff Goodman of marvels at Wake's depth

Video highlights from

Ryan Fagan's recap from the Sporting News

More from Ryan Fagan

Ed Hardin on the curse of No. 1

Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News was in the house on Wednesday

These Deacs are for real

The Bleacher Report on the Deacs' win

The Fanhouse blog

Viv Bernstein of the New York Times with the game story

Getting Ready for the Deacs and Devils
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 28, 2009 - 4:11 p.m.

Duke will bring its No. 1 ranking to Wake Forest on Wednesday

Dan Collins takes an in-depth look at Jeff Teague in this profile.

Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News thinks Dino Gaudio is Coach of the Year material

Dan Wiederer of the Fayetteville Observer takes a look at Wake Forest's defense.

Ken Tysiac's game preview from the Charlotte Observer.

Mike Odom is the man behind the curtain at Deacon games.

Wake, Duke, UNC could all earn No. 1 seeds in March

Game preview from The Sports Network

Wake Forest can put the loss to Virginia Tech in the rearview mirror

Game preview from the Asheville Citizen-Times

Game preview from the Greensboro News & Record

The Duke game is a defensive test for the Deacs

Game preview from the Burlington Times-News

The two sides of Jeff Teague

Video preview from ESPN's "Inside the Polls"

Another ESPN preview

FoxSports game preview

FoxSports College Basketball power ratings

Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated  profiles James Johnson

Game preview from CBS Sports

Video Preview from CBS Sports

WFMY Posts Mike Petersen Interview
Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
January 27, 2009 - 8:32 a.m.

WFMY stopped by women's basketball practice on Monday afternoon to talk with Coach Petersen on Kay Yow's passing. Watch the interview here.

Yow's funeral arrangements were announced yesterday. If you would like to make a charitable donation on Yow's behalf her family lists two addresses:
Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund
and mailed to:
WBCA with attention Megan Smith
4646 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 919-380-9505 (Toll free 1-800-4JimmyV)


Cary Alliance Church
4108 Ten Ten Road
Apex, NC 27539
(919) 467-9331



Baseball: Sullivan Signs One-Year Deal with New York Mets
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
January 26, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.

Former Wake Forest star Cory Sullivan signed a one-year contract with the New York Mets on Friday.

Sullivan spent the first four seasons of his professional career with the Colorado Rockies and hit .279 with eight home runs in Colorado, serving mainly as a platoon player in the outfield. Sullivan will look to make the Mets as a backup outfielder, competing with Marlon Anderson and Jeremy Reed.

Petersen's Thoughts on Kay Yow Air Tonight at 6 p.m.
Posted by Kathryn, WFU Media Relations
January 24, 2009 - 4:12 p.m.

After the news was released on the death of legendary basketball coach Kay Yow earlier this morning, the interview requests starting coming for Mike Petersen and his thoughts on Yow's legacy.

He's spoken to a couple of print outlets and you'll likely see a few of his statements sprinkled throughout the stories that will come out in tomorrow's editions. WXII came by practice this morning for an interview and Fox News stopped by Petersen's house a few hours ago for additional footage. His Fox interview will air tonight, Saturday, at 6 p.m.

If you want to read more on Kay Yow's life here are a few links:
Women's Basketball Coaches Association Press Release: Women's Basketball Loses Inspirational Leader and Friend
Official NC State Release: Yow Passes Peacefully Saturday morning
ESPN Feature with Video Tribute


A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 22, 2009 - 3:50 p.m.

So Mel Kiper, in his mock draft, thinks that Aaron Curry will be taken fifth in the NFL Draft and go to the Cleveland Browns?  As a life-long Browns fan, it would thrill me to see AC in the Brown and Orange. 

Folks in the media have always marveled at the "family atmosphere" that Jim Grobe and his staff have fostered in the Deacon football program.  Now, the word is getting out.

The Deacons will be doubly-represented in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1.  Arizona secondary coach Teryl Austin was on Jim Caldwell's staff at Wake Forest from 1993-95 while Pittsburgh special teams coach Bob Ligashesky was a graduate assistant with the Deacs in 1985.

Here Come The Hokies
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 21, 2009 - 3:48 p.m.

If you're near a TV, Dino will appear on SportsCenter tonight during the 6 o'clock hour.  Here's some reading to ready for tonight's Virginia Tech game.

Virginia Tech preview from The Sports Network

The Deacons are wary of the Hokies

Alphonso Smith is playing big at the Senior Bowl

Game preview from

Check out this blog from the ACC on how the conference football schedule is constructed

It's a good week to be a Deac

Preview from the Virginia Tech student paper

The Deacons are No. 1

Dino on WSJS Tuesday Night, Wednesday Morning
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 20, 2009 - 5:44 p.m.

Dino Gaudio taped an interview with Skip Staples of WSJS this afternoon.  Those in the Triad can hear the interview at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday evening and again at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Alphonso Impresses at Senior Bowl
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 20, 2009 - 9:27 a.m.

Of course, the big story at Wake Forest is the men's  basketball team moving into the No. 1 position in the country.   The Deacs will host Virginia Tech on Wednesday night at 7  o'clock in the Joel Coliseum.

Another event going on this week, that will not show up on the official schedule of Wake Forest events, is the Senior Bowl.  Wake had three players invited, LB Aaron Curry, Safety Chip Vaughn and CB Alphonso Smith.  With Mel Kiper having tagged Curry as the first player to be picked in the draft, Aaron probably wouldn't do much to aid his draft status by playing in the game so he has declined the offer.  However, Vaughn and Smith reported to Mobile, Ala. on Monday for weigh-in day.

The Sporting News this morning reports that Alphonso,"a first-round prospect from Wake Forest, showed elite explosiveness and speed, recovering to catch receivers downfield and closing on passes thrown in front of him."

Of course, any Wake Forest fan who watched the Deacs over the last four years could have told the scouts the same thing.

How many NFL first round picks have the Deacons had in school history?  Three.  Elmer Barbour went in the first round to the New York Giants in 1945.  He was the 10th player picked in the first round.  Most recently, Calvin Pace was a first round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2003, the 18th player selected.

If Curry is indeed the first player selected, he would be the highest drafted Deacon ever.  That honor currently belongs to Norm Snead who was the second player picked in the first round by the Washington Redskins in 1961.

Here are a couple of links to Wake's No. 1 ranking in basketball:

Wake Forest overtakes Duke for No. 1

Wake Forest moves to No. 1

The Post-Clemson Aftermath
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 19, 2009 - 11:17 a.m.

More good reading material on Wake's win at Clemson on Saturday.  And we're waiting in anticipation of the Monday afternoon release of the updated national polls.

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Tigers lose battle inside

Frigid Saturday inside the gym to tough to overcome

Wake's Teague punishes Tigers

Wake defense sends Clemson to first defeat

Wake Forest takes Clemson to school

Defense plays big role for Wake Forest

Demon Deacons hand Tigers first loss

Clemson's aim is high, but off

Loss to Wake Forest not a big deal in big picture

Teague doesn't fly, he floats

Littlejohn atmosphere top-notch

Wake makes case for No. 1

Is Wake ready to join Duke-UNC club?

Deacons topple Tigers, remain unbeaten

The last ones standing

Deacons withstand loud crowd, big spotlight

Deacs take war of unbeatens

Andy Katz names Wake as the team of the week

Wake Forest's success relies on defense

It's Teague time

Deacs confident after Clemson win

Aminu helps Wake fend off Clemson

"He made me a better man"

Adamski Named MSU Women's Tennis Coach
Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
January 17, 2009 - 7:38 p.m.

Earlier this week, former Wake Forest men's tennis athlete Mariusz Adamski was named the assistant women's tennis coach at Michigan State University. Here's the official release from MSU:

Mariusz Adamski at the 2008 ACC Tournament

East Lansing Mich. - Michigan State women's head tennis coach Simone Jardim has announced the hiring of Mariusz Adamski as the assistant women's tennis coach. Adamski, a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, joins the first-year head coach as the Spartans look to build upon a successful 2007-08 campaign.

"Mariusz was an All-American in doubles at Wake Forest, so I am hoping he will be able to help us in that area," said Jardim. "He is a good hitter and understands the game. He will be a great addition to our program."

Adamski will begin his first season with the Spartans this season. After graduating from Wake Forest University in 2008, Adamski has already established an impressive coaching resume in a short period of time.

Upon graduation from Wake Forest, Adamski served as the tennis professional at Tennisport Inc. in Long Island, N.Y. While at Tennisport, Adamski provided individual and group training to juniors and adults. Adamski acquired, managed and retained 15 private clients within his first two months of employment in New York.

Prior to his senior year at Wake Forest, Adamski served as a private tennis instructor to eight junior tennis players throughout North Carolina. Adamski arranged the athletes travel and accompanied them to tournaments throughout the nation. He supervised and mentored the players before, during and after the competition to help improve their game.

As a student-athlete, Adamski earned a handful of accolades during his tenure at Wake Forest. In 2007, Adamski was named an NCAA All-American in doubles after advancing to the NCAA men's tennis semifinals. His most significant accomplishment came in 2007 when he, along with partner Todd Paul, upset the top-ranked doubles team in the nation. In the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, Adamski and Paul upset undefeated John Isner and Luis Flores of Georgia, 7-5, 7-5, on their home court to advance to the final four.

Adamski finished his career with 147 combined singles and doubles victories with 74 in doubles and 73 in singles action. Off the court, Adamski served as the Student Athletic Academic Committee (SAAC) Representative. He was selected by his peers and coaches to represent the student-athlete body before university administration. While serving as the SAAC representative, Adamski played a vital role in helping organize events for student-athletes to become more involved in extra-curricular activities around campus.

A native of Poznan, Poland, Adamski graduated from Wake Forest University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in business.

It's Almost Game Time!
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 17, 2009 - 10:19 a.m.

Here is a video preview of the Wake-Clemson game from CBS Sports

Gary Parrish calls this one a "game worth flying to" contributor Ken Davis answers an "Ask the Expert" question about the Deacs

Webb Simpson is just two shots off the pace at the Sony Open while Bill Haas is one under after two rounds

Tom Sorenson of the Charlotte Observer with a column on Wake

Dan Collins on the battle of the unbeatens

Game preview from Tom Berry at the High Point Enterprise

Bob Sutton's preview in the Burlington Times-News

More Wake-Clemson Pregame
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 16, 2009 - 3:41 p.m.

Seventy percent of the country will see the Deacons play at Clemson on Saturday

A "D" for Dino

A preview of the Clemson game from

Preview from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Deacs won't be perfect, but they look awfully good

New Deacon Defense "Packs" Punch

High-flying Wake Forest has Clemson's full attention

James Johnson stepped up in the BC win

Webb Simpson Off To A Good Start In Hawaii
Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
January 16, 2009 - 8:49 a.m.

Wake Forest graduate Webb Simpson is playing in his first event as a member of the PGA Tour this weekend at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Despite the gusty conditions, Simpson turned in a stellar 4-under par opening round of 66 and is just one shot off the lead.

Simpson played rather strong, carding one bogie and one birdie on his opening nine of even par but made the turn and picked up a birdie at No. 4 setting him up for a solid finish. The Raleigh, N.C., native would make birdie on his final three holes and found himself tied for the lead most of the afternoon. Shigeki Maruyama birdied his 17th hole of the day to shoot 5-under and take the first round lead.

After graduating in May, Simpson finished 45th on the Nationwide Tour money list in only six starts last season, which secured his Nationwide Tour card for 2009. The finish also allowed him to skip the first of three stages of PGA Tour Q-School. He would advance through second stage and eventually survive the grueling six-round final stage to earn his PGA Tour card for 2009.

Another Wake Forest standout Bill Haas, is also making his first start of 2009 and sits T13th after an opening round 68.

Helen Ross from PGATOUR.COM wrote a great article on Webb's first round and it can be found by clicking here.

Coverage of the Sony Open can be found on the Golf Channel Friday through Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day.

Post BC, Pre-Clemson Reading
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 15, 2009 - 6:47 p.m.

When you're the No. 2 team in the country and have won 15 straight games, there's lots to write about . . . and read about.

Is Wake Forest the best team in the country, asks Andy Katz

Big-Time ACC showdown this weekend, froom Dick Vitale

No letdown for Wake in Boston

Defense is helping Wake remain unbeaten

Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports says Wake is doing the unexpected

Dan Collins says revenge is sweet

Eagles drown in their own Wake

Bob Ryan writes about Skip Prosser'simpact on this team

Teague reminds some of CP3

Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe repors on the BC game

Wake matches best start in school history

Dino Gaudio's style works for Wake Forest

Eagles learn a fast lesson

Wake Forest just too good for BC

Here's a video preview of the Wake-Clemson game (Part I)

Wake-Clemson video preview (Part II)

Slam Online had a blog running during the BC game

Gary Parrish of CBSSports.coom previews the Clemson game

Dick "Hoops" Weiss previews the Clemson game for

In case you missed the UNC game, you missed the Naz-T-Deac and Alphonso Smith cutting the rug at midcourt

Caulton Tudor's column managed to irk many fans

Skip Prosser's recruits shine for old and new coach

Dave Odom breaks down the win over UNC

Wake win sets up colossal conference clash with Clemson

Ryan Fagan of the Sporting News with a look at Wake

Clemson has much to gain on Saturday

Here is WXII's video report following the win over the Tar Heels

WXII also has an archive of its collection of The Deacon Minute

Wake's on fire, Heels need desire

In other sports:

Lenox Rawlings writes about Jim Caldwell's appointment as Colts head coach

Two Deacs are among the top 10 in the MLS draft

Webb Simpson has the look of a con't-miss pro

Preparing for Boston College
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 14, 2009 - 5:59 p.m.

An apology to Jeff Teague from The Bleacher Report

Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated weighs in on the Deacs
Boston College game preview from The Sports Network

The final 2008 ACC football power rankings are available from ESPN

The ACC is underrated

Top 10 teams will battle at Clemson on Saturday

Skip Prosser's legacy is still strong

Deacs face another tough task

Wake makes case as national power

In The Wake of a Win
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 13, 2009 - 3:12 a.m.

All the links to all the stories we could find on Wake's 92-89 win over North Carolina on Sunday night.

Wake Forest moves to No. 3 in the Coaches Poll

Joe Lunardi's Bracket Projections have the Deacs as a 1 seed in Greensboro

Here is Andy Katz's postgame blog

Deacons establish Detroit ceiling

The Associated Press account of the win over the Tar Heels

Jeff Teague is the Player of the Week

Check out the Storming The Floor blog

The Tar Heels are frustrated

Wake might be the best team in the ACC

Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn was in the house Sunday night

Dino's style is working for Wake Forest

Demon Deacons:  Full Throttle

Defensive troubles plague UNC

Wake lives up to the hype

The Big Lead blog likes Jeff Teague

Teague is emerging as a national star

Soft Heels must toughen up

Teague puts Deacons on his back

Wake-UNC deserves a rematch

Teague torches Tar Heels

Eye-Opening Win

Here's the video of James Johnson's spectacular dunk

Al-Farouq Aminu's dunk

Chas McFarland is featured in ESPN The Magazine

Game story from

In soccer, Sam Cronin is a standout at the MLS Combine

From golf, Webb Simpson says he's ready for the PGA Tour

Women's Basketball Visits Walter Reed
Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
January 12, 2008 - 1:39 p.m.

The women's basketball team just returned from a seven-day, three-game road trip that included stops in Richmond, College Park and Charlottesville.

The first two games vs. the Spiders and the Terrapins were extremely frustrating for the previously undefeated Demon Deacons. The teams' spirits seemed to match the weather: rainy and gray.

On Friday before heading to Charlottesville the team stopped at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit with a few patients. Before the bus left Wake's campus on Monday, volunteer baseball coach Fred Worth talked to the team about the hospital visit. He handed out challenge coins with the Wake Forest emblem for the players to pass out to patients and discussed the military tradition of the coins.

Before Coach Worth left the bus he added, "Whatever you are worried about, whatever little things are nagging you, you'll see that none of that really matters after you visit Walter Reed."

When the team walked into the main rehabilitation area there was a young couple, not much older than the WFU student athletes, with a bouncy one-year-old daughter who was crawling all over her sitting dad. Dad kept having to pull her off the machine in front of him, because you know kids, she really wanted to push all the buttons. Her dad's right leg had been amputated from the knee down and he was now getting ready to learn how to walk with a prosthetic limb.

At the other side of the rehab center a wife sat with her three teenage daughters. Next to them was dad, strapped across the shoulders and waist to what looked like an upright gurney. He had also lost his leg and had been in a hospital bed so long his body wasn't used to the sensation of standing up. As the doctor increased the angle of the gurney the man began to wince in pain. The doctor let up and said,

"Now, you made it to 70 yesterday, this is only 60."

The women in his family cheered him on but after a few more minutes the man cried out. They weren't going to make it a 70 degree angle that day.

Sophomore guard Camille Collier, who had been talking with the family earlier, popped over from around the corner to say goodbye. Before she left she motioned for the man to raise his hand so she could toss him a Wake Forest t-shirt.

It seemed like slow motion, but he very deliberately lifted his arm and caught it.

Camille said, "It's light gray, but I better see it turn dark grey to show off all that sweat when you are back on your feet and running." She had the whole family laughing.

The players had time to visit all the patients who were in rehab that Friday afternoon. And I'm pretty sure by the end of it, for maybe the only time in the trip, no one was thinking about basketball.

Getting Ready for Sunday's Game
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 10, 2008 - 11:13 a.m.

Bill Hass profiles L.D. Williams on lists Dino Gaudio as No. 4 in its voting for the Midseason Coach of the Year.

USA Today has a story on the Deacon basketball team.

Former Deacon Joe Zelenka is the long snapper for the Jaguars and he filmed his own commercial for  While voting has ended, you can still take a look at Joe's commercial.

Deacons stand up under spotlight's bright glare.

Beware of Deacon Zero.

Chas McFarland is profiled on

The Fayetteville Observer says it's unlikely Marcus Ginyard will play Sunday.

Chas McFarland will matchup with Tyler Hansbrough

Congratulations to Marcus Tracy for winning the Hermann Trophy!

UNC, Wake seeing few advantages

Wake Forest antsy for UNC game to get here

Last Fan Sitting Trivia
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
January 8, 2009 - 3:39 p.m.

Congratulations to Bob Yakos who won the Last Fan Sitting Contest.  Nine competitors reached the end of the event at 9 a.m. this morning and Bob won by winning the trivia portion. 

In case you were curious about the trivia questions, here are the ones that were prepared.  The first round eliminated five of the competitors, the second round eliminated one, and Bob had four right answers in the third round.

Round 1 (Stats)
1.    According to the 2008 Wake Forest team statistics for all games, the Deacons had more yards than their opponents in which of the following categories (circle all that apply):
a.    Scoring
b.    Rushing Yardage
c.    Passing Yardage
d.    Total Offense

2.    How many field goals did Sam Swank convert in 2008?

3.    How many total tackles did Aaron Curry make in 2008?

4.    Four Wake Forest players other than Riley Skinner threw at least one pass this past season. Name three of them.

5.    While Alphonso Smith led the team with seven interceptions, what Deacon had the most interception return yards?

Round 2 (Wake Forest Players)
6.    The 2008 Wake Forest squad had five players from Winston-Salem. Name two of them.

7.    Quarterback Riley Skinner has the most wins as a starting quarterback in school history. To date, how many career wins does he have?

8.    Defensive tackle Ramon Booi (pronounced BOO-ee) was the heaviest player on the 2008 team. What is his weight, as listed in the media guide (within 5 pounds)?

9.    Considered one of the top cornerbackss in the ACC, Alphonso Smith is from what Florida town?

10.     In 2008 Wake Forest had three sets of brothers on the football team. Name one of the pairs.

Round 3 (Coaches)
11.    Coach Jim Grobe just completed his eighth season with the Deacs, but prior to Wake Forest he coached at Ohio University. What is Ohio's mascot?

12.     Early in his career, Wake Forest defensive back coach Tim Billings worked primarily with special teams at Marshall University. One of his players at Marshall led Division I-AA in kickoff returns in 1996.  Name this current NFL superstar.

13.    Offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke earned his degree from the Air Force Academy in what academic discipline.

14.    After graduating from Wake Forest in 2004, former player Brad White took a two-year hiatus to work in what industry before returning as a graduate assistant to help coach the defense.

15.    Who is the only member of the coaching staff (not including graduate assistants), that graduated from Wake Forest?

Round 4 (Anything Goes)

16.    What is the student to faculty ratio at Wake Forest?

17.     Who was the first president of Wake Forest College?

18.    What years did the Wake Forest men's golf win back-to-back national championships?

19.    Name the daughter of R.J. Reynolds who donated about 350 acres when the college moved to Winston-Salem in 1956?

20.    What was the final score of the Eagle Bank Bowl?

Round 5 (Wake Forest)

21.    How many academic majors does Wake Forest offer?

22.    Two presidential debates have been held at Wake Forest. Name the two candidates who participated in the first debate.

23.    Wake Forest is the only ACC School to win the College World Series while in the conference. What year did the Deacs win their baseball national championship?

24.    What is the 2008-09 undergraduate tuition at Wake Forest (within $500)?

25.    What percentage of Wake Forest students are from out of state?

Tie Breaker
1.    Coach Grobe prefers to avoid playing "true freshman" as his strategy involves redshirting players so they have a chance to learn the system. However, this season three true freshman saw action.
a.    Name these three freshmen who played in 2008.
b.    When was the only other year under Grobe that Wake played three true freshmen?
C. Name the three true freshmen who played in 2002

2. Name the seven Deacon players on the 2008 team that have the same last name as a former U.S. President.

Men's Basketball: Deacons in the News
Posted by Scott Wortman, WFU Media Relations
January 3, 2009 - 3:45 p.m.

Here are a few recent news clippings to get you ready for tonight's big non-conference showdown at BYU.


  • Cougars look to make big statement against Wake Forest - Salt Lake Tribune (Jan. 3, 2009)
  • Cougars set for huge opportunity vs. No. 6 Wake Forest - Provo Daily Herald (Jan. 3, 2009)
  • WFU says BYU has an ACC feel to it - Winston-Salem Journal (Jan. 3, 2009)
  • Tall road task stands in front of Wake Forest - Burlington Times-News (Jan. 3, 2009)
  • UNC vs. Wake Forest could be No. 1 vs. No. 2 - Burlington Times-News (Jan. 1, 2009)
  • A little wake-up call - Winston-Salem Journal (Dec. 31, 2008)
  • Demon Deacons respond to brief benching - Burlington Times-News (Dec. 31, 2008)
  • Deacs return to action tonight vs. Radford - Winston-Salem Journal (Dec. 30, 2008)
  • Wake Forest checks one off the list - Burlington Times-News (Dec. 30, 2008)
  • Wake Forest uses a 50-9 run to race past East Carolina 95-54 - Winston-Salem Journal (Dec. 23, 2008)
  • Pirates no match for Demon Deacons - Burlington Times-News (Dec. 23, 2008)

  • Women's Basketball is One of Only Six Undefeated Teams
    Posted by Kathryn Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
    January 2, 2008 - 2:02 p.m.

    The Wake Forest women's basketball team improved to 12-0 with its 72-58 win over UNC Wilmington on January 1. The Demon Deacons are now one of only six NCAA DI teams in the nation that still claim an undefeated record. Wake Forest also holds four wins over teams in the RPI Top 100 and only three wins over teams with a 200+ RPI rank. Wake Forest ranks third among the six undefeated teams in scoring margin with an average of 25.2.

    Here's a snapshot of how the Deacs compare with the other five teams.

    WFU Hot Sheet - January 2 Get Acrobat Reader


    Women's Football Camp