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Spring Football & Spring Sports
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
April 17, 2009 - 3:27 p.m.

It's baseball season and the Deacons host Georgia Tech this weekend at Wake Forest Baseball Park.  If you remember back to last year, the Deacons had a first round draft pick in Allan Dykstra.  Dykstra's signing with the San Diego Padres was delayed because of an old high school hip injury.  He will be playing in Fort Wayne, Ind. this summer.

Many people remember Arnold Palmer as the ACC's first golf champion.  But Palmer was also a Southern Conference golf champion in the days before the formation of the ACC.  He will be among the inaugural inductees into the SoCon Hall of Fame next month.  Arnold hit the ceremonial first tee shot at the Master's last week.

If you've been trying to keep up with Aaron Curry, it hasn't been easy.  He visited the Broncos, is being considered by Kansas City, might be the number one overall pick, and invited a leukemia patient to accompany him to the NFL Draft on April 25.  Over at, they have a couple of good stories on Aaron, about being a "safe" pick and the opportunity to play in the NFL while Detroit is still wondering if the Lions will take him with the first selection.

Alphonso Smith is also considered a high draft pick.  In Providence, they're wondering if Fonz would fit in with the Patriots while in Dallas, they credit him with Wake's turnaround in football fortunes.

The Buffalo Bills think highly of Chip Vaughn as a safety in the NFL.

The Deacons will hold their spring game on Saturday, April 18 and Jim Grobe spoke with David Glenn in Raleigh about spring practice.  Down in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Brandon Pendergrass is a local hero.

On the alumni trail, former women's golfer Alexandra Armas is running the European women's tour while former distance runner Steve Kartalia went into his hometown Sports Hall of Fame in Carroll County, Md.

Marcus Tracy Article on
Posted by Chad Crunk, WFU Media Relations
April 16, 2009 - 2:25 p.m.

ESPN Soccernet's Ravi Ubha has a great article on former Wake Forest standout Marcus Tracy. Tracy just compelted his first year with Aalborg of the Danish League. The Newtown, Conn., enjoyed a strong rookie season, scoring a goal and adding an assist toward the end of the season. The article talks about Tracy's first professional season and includes quotes from Tracy and Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich. You can read the story here.

It's Masters Week
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
April 9, 2009 - 1:53 a.m.

Former Deacon and current Chicago Bears tight end Desmond Clark is launching an internet radio show called Sportsmanlike Conduct.  The show launches on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 pm.  You can listen to the show here.  Clark and his co-hosts will be taking calls during the show.

This is Masters week and Wake Forest golf coach Jerry Haas talked to John Dell of the Winston-Salem Journal about his four rounds at Augusta National back in 1985.

As always, Tiger Woods will be the favorite when the Masters begins play on Thursday.  Tiger's neice, Cheyenne, is a member of the Wake Forest women's golf team and will be the subject of a feature on National Public Radio.  Cheyenne also earned mention in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Spring practice is underway at Wake and Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal has spoken with head coach Jim Grobe about both the offense and the defense.

If you look forward to watching CBS' "One Shining Moment" video tribute to the NCAA Basketball Championship, then you will want to go here to see all of them since they started in 1987.

Wake's men's soccer team is playing its spring exhibition schedule.

Off Campus with Lance Ringler -- Webb Simpson Q & A
Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
April 8, 2009 - 4:55 p.m.

Former Demon Deacon standout Webb Simpson was featured on the latest edition of Golfweek's "Off Campus with Lance Ringler". He answered questions on what he misses most about college golf and what has been his best memory so far out on tour. He also reveals his pick for the 2009 NCAA Men's Golf Championship (no real surprise).

Check out the full video from


A Little Golf, Football, and Basketball
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
April 1, 2009 - 1:23 p.m.

Wake Forest women's golfer Cheyenne Woods will be featured on ACC All Access this week.  The show will air on Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. ET on Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolina and Fox Sports Tennessee.  The show will re-air on SportSouth on Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

It was not until after the regional finals were over last weekend that I realized that Jeff Capel was a former Wake Forest ball boy. 

Football spring practice continues at Wake Forest this week with practices scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday and a scrimmage set for Saturday morning at 10 a.m.  The scrimmage on Saturday, April 4 will take place at the Doc Martin Practice complex on the Wake campus and not at BB&T Field.  And the spring game is set for Saturday, April 18 at 12 noon, also at the Doc Martin Complex.

Men's basketball coach Dino Gaudio wrapped up the season in a Q&A with Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Jim Caldwell, Wake Forest's head football coach from 1993 through 2000, attended his first NFL owner's meetings last week.

While Aaron Curry is considered the first Deacon to go in the NFL Draft, there are plenty of other seniors from last year's club that should get a call as well, including Chip Vaughn and Alphonso Smith.

Nosenko Twins Featured in Cross Country Journal
Posted by Lynn Enterline, WFU Media Relations
March 30, 2009 - 12:10 p.m.

Cross country and track and field athletes Anna Nosenko and Dina Nosenko were featured in the March/April edition of the Cross Country Journal. Author Paul O'Shea chronicles the twins' background in long distance running in a very interesting article entitled On the Run for School and Country. The piece also highlights how the Nosenkos came to Wake Forest from their native Ukraine. Click here for more information on the Cross Country Journal.

Anna Nosenko, a recent qualifier for the NCAA regionals in the 5,000-meter run, was the 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year in cross country. Dina Nosenko, whose 4:50.39-mile time at the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame was the fastest mile on the team during the indoor track and field season, finished in Wake Forest's top-four runners in each of the final five cross country meets of the 2008 season. Both young ladies were named to this year's Academic All-ACC Cross Country Team.

Wake and the NFL
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 26, 2009 - 4:37 p.m.

Wake Forest held its annual Pro Timing Day on Monday and all 32 NFL clubs were represented.  Most came to see Aaron Curry and Alphonso Smith but Stanley Arnoux, Chip Vaughn, Sam Swank, Kevin Patterson, Chantz McClinic, D.J. Boldin and most of last year's seniors also worked out for the scouts.

The NFL Draft is set for Saturday, April 25 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Jim Grobe is the best coach in the ACC

Aaron Curry's draft video

Alphonso Smith's draft video

Video from the NFL Network on Wake's Pro Day on March 23

Draft spotlight:  top 10 linebackers

Gameday in Miami
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 20, 2009 - 1:35 p.m.

The Deacons participated in media sessions on Thursday at American Airlines Arena in Miami and are going through a pre-game shootaround at another local college this afternoon.  The Deacs will head to the arena at halftime of the Utah-Arizona game which starts at 7:10 tonight.

After yesterday's off-and-on rain, today is bright and sunny, mid 70's, a very nice South Florida day.

With all of the Friday-Sunday regional sites holding interviews on Thursday, you get to read a lot of things that you had not thought of for a while.

For instance, some of the questions posed to Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon focused on the fact that he was the second choice for the Pittsburgh job behind Skip Prosser.

In the wake of Blake Griffin being flipped by a Morgan State player, an Oklahoma City writer penned Jeff Capel's thoughts on the incident.  Berry Tramel of the Daily Oklahoman wrote: 

"Capel insinuated that Griffin isn't treated well by officials. Capel called on his Duke playing days and said Wake Forest stars Tim Duncan and Randolph Childress were protected and respected by refs. Capel knows more about that than the rest of us, though the notion that Duke was somehow mistreated on calls will get a good laugh throughout college basketball."

I wonder if Wake fans from that era were aware that Duncan and Childress were being protected?

Former Duke player Kenny Dennard, now a Houston businessman, has played out the NCAA Tournament bracket by comparing the average salary of each school's graduate.  Wake Forest grads helped the Deacons reach the Midwest Regional Final with an average salary of $85,800.  Wake Forest lost to Southern Cal ($91,600). Michigan, Duke, Cornell and Southern Cal reached the final with the Dukies ($102,000) defeating Cornell ($91,700) in the title game.  Would this "bracket" have even been released if Duke

didn't win it?

From the Newsstand:

Deacons will try to use size, speed against the Vikings

Could Cleveland State upset Wake?

Cleveland State is a long shot again

Danger lurks for Wake Forest

Wake knows Cleveland State's history

Undersized Vikings know they have more than a small chance vs. Wake

Which Deacons will show up tonight?

CSU has veterans, Wake has ACC savvy

Wake Corner Alphonso Smith has faced the best

Wake was the runner-up to Florida State in the Greenwich, CT fifth-grade championship.

Washington Times blogger Patrick Stevens breaks down the Midwest Regional.

Deacons not looking back or forward

NBA prospects aplenty in Miami

CBS Sets Sunday Game Times
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 19, 2009 - 1:29 p.m.

Just got back from a meeting with CBS at the arena.  They told us that the winner of the Wake Forest vs. Cleveland State game will play the 2:40 p.m. game on Sunday against the winner of the Arizona-Utah game.

The 12:10 p.m. game on Sunday will be the winner of Syracuse/Stephen F. Austin vs. Arizona State/Temple.

Deacons in Overcast Miami
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 19, 2009 - 8:48 a.m.

The Deacons arrived in Miami last night about 7 o'clock.  Three busses picked up the traveling party at Miami International Airport and brought the team to the Intercontinental Hotel which sits on a small bay.  The team had dinner at Smith and Wollensky's, a nice chophouse-type restaurant over the by beach. 

Syracuse is also staying here in the Intercontinental.

Today's schedule has the coaches and staff attending a couple of meetings at American Airlines Arena to go over protocol and procedures tomorrow's first round games.  A good portion of the afternoon and evening will also be spent catching other first round games from around the country.

We saw President Obama's "Barack-atology" segment on ESPN and saw that he has the Deacs moving into the Sweet 16.

Wake will practice from 5:10 to 5:50 this evening at the Arena.  Coach Gaudio and the players will be available for media interviews from 4:30 to 5:00 today in the arena.

Learned today that Ohio is the state with the most teams in the tournament:  Cleveland State, Dayton, Xavier, Ohio State and Akron. 

At tournament time, there are always many reports that come out that detail the exploits (or shenanigans) of all the teams in the tournament.  Read today that Wake is one of only seven schools with a 100 percent graduation rate among its players that entered school from 1998 through 2002.  The report
came from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

From the newsstand:

Wake Forest:  Built to last or a one-year wonder?

Dino Gaudio has strong emotions for Skip Prosser

Deacons have high expectations

Dan Collins takes a look at the Cleveland State Vikings

What They're Saying about the Deacs
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 17, 2009 - 3:38 p.m.

Wake Forest leaves for Miami on Wednesday afternoon and will play Cleveland State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Miami on Friday evening.  Here's a sampling of what folks around the Triad and around the nation are saying about Wake Forest.

Deacons raring to play their opener

Deacons' long NCAA road begins with Cleveland State

Wake Forest needs to regain earlier form

Wake Forest wants eyes wide open for NCAAs

Will NCAA Tournament redeem Wake Forest?

Learning time over for the Deacs

Jeff Teague gets chance to live his dream

Cleveland State will try to slow down Teague

Gaudio expects emotions to run high vs. Cleveland State

Cleveland State vs. Wake Forest scouting report

Andy Katz breaks down the Midwest Region

Cleveland State's players and coaches talk about Wake Forest

Vikings face a tall task

Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal sees the Deacons in the Final Four

So does the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

And Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times has the Deacs in Detroit

Wake women's team earns berth in Women's NIT

Michael Bingham wins the NCAA 400m title with world's fastest time

Men's golf win in Myrtle Beach gives Deacs confidence

Bring on the Terps!
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 13, 2009-12:52 a.m.

After spending the last four days wondering whether the Deacons would open the ACC Tournament with Maryland or N.C. State, the verdict is in.  The Terps beat the Wolfpack and will face Wake Forest Friday night at 7 in the Georgia Dome.  Here are a few links to some of the pre-tournament coverage of the Deacs as well as some updates on Aaron Curry.  If you haven't read the story on Rodney Rogers by Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, make that your first stop.

Rodney Rogers talks about his ordeal

Here's a YouTube video of a feature on Rodney that ran on ESPN some years ago.

Wake Forest ready for ACC Tournament

Wake meshing at the right time

Teague, Johnson growing, maturing

Ty Walker turned down redshirt at Wake Forest

Confident Wake poised to win ACC Tournament

Wake:  which team will show up?

Photo gallery of Wednesday's practice from the Greensboro News & Record

Hard work pays dividends for Ish Smith

Curry to visit Detroit Lions Sunday

Could Seahawks draft Curry?

Aaron Curry heads a deep list of draft linebackers

Jon Abbate has signed with the Montreal Alouettes

Deacons Dispose of Clemson, Head to ACC Tournament
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 10, 2009 - 2:09 a.m.

Here are some recaps from Wake's 96-88 win over Clemson on Sunday night and some links to get you ready for the start of the ACC Tournament in Atlanta.  Wake plays Friday night at 7 against the winner of the Maryland-NC State game.

Associated Press

Winston-Salem Journal

The Sports Network with highlights

High Point Enterprise

Greensboro News & Record

Anderson, SC Independent-Mail

Pairings announced for ACC Tournament

A profile of Gary Clark from Creative Loafing

Q&A with L.D. Williams

Gary Parrish of picks his ACC Freshman and Coach of the Year winners

Harvey Hale played in his final home game

A link to the ACC Men's Basketball Championship site

Wake's men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to the New England Revolution in Greensboro on Friday.

More on the Wake Forest-New England Revolution exhibition match predicts the Deacs in the Sweet 16

Travis Wadkins is feeling at home out front

Wake's men's tennis team thrashed Michigan in front of a record crowd

Jim Grobe was on a Michigan sports radio show last week talking about Aaron Curry.  You can listen to the interview.

Deacs Topple Terps, Read all about it!
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 4, 2009 - 4:18 p.m.

Lots of headlines on Wake's 65-63 win over Maryland on Tuesday night.  The Deacs have clinched a first round bye in next week's ACC Tournament and will play their first game in Atlanta on Friday.

Terps falter against Wake

Baltimore Sun photo gallery from the Maryland game

Jeff Teague has no respect for his elders

Terps miss upset chance

More on Jeff Teague's dunk

Teague's dunk was adequate


Deacons dominated inside

Maryland has sizable problem with Wake Forest

Wake Forest needs late run to beat Terps

Close not good enough

Deacons rise above Terps

Deacons Visit with Wounded Warriors, Tackle Maryland
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
March 3, 2009 - 12:59 p.m.

The Wake Forest basketball team received a number of special guests at dinner last night in Maryland.  Rick Kell, the executive director of Troops First Foundation, brought by five young men who are stationed here in the Washington D.C. area.  The five are part of the Wounded Warriors program based at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  All five suffered injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan and all are back on the road to recovery.  Two of the soldiers, Michael and Chris, are North Carolina natives; Chris from Goldboro and Michael from Lumberton. Dino Gaudio and the staff and players presented the young soldiers with Wake Forest apparel and tickets to tonight's game at Maryland.

Wake Forest teams have been involved with the Wounded Warrior program for the past 18 months.  Baseball director of operations Fred Worth helped organize a group of baseball players who visited soldiers at Walter Reed in December, 2007.  Other Deacon teams have visited the hospital during trips to the area.

To meet these young guys is no different than meeting any other young, college-age person.  They are full of life, and full of optimism for the future.  But unlike most college students, they have gone to war for their country and paid a price for it.  But you will not sense an ounce of regret.  It is a price that they paid willingly and all of those that enjoy the freedom that they fought for, owe them a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made.

CBS golf analyst David Feherty was on hand with the Wounded Warriors and told a number of hilarious stories about his career in golf and also his involvement with the Wounded Warrior program.

Perhaps Feherty's best line was in ribbing Wake alum Lanny Wadkins about having attended Wake Forest solely to play golf.

"Lanny, you don't even know where the Library is at Wake Forest," said Feherty.

"Sure I do. You aim for it off the tenth tee at Old Town," quipped Wadkins.

Feherty said there are no bigger Wake Forest fans on the pro golf scene than Wadkins and Curtis Strange.

On to tonight's game as the Deacs visit Maryland.  Tip-off is set for 9 o'clock tonight on Fox Sports Carolinas.  Outside of the area, check our local listings for the regional sports network that is carrying the game.

Scouting report on the Deacons from the Washington Post

Ish Smith is a good fit for Wake's offense

Terps seek upset of Deacons

Deacons are battling a hectic schedule

Wake Beats State, Aaron Curry the Talk of Draftniks
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
February 27, 2009 - 3:36 p.m

Good win for the Deacs on Thursday, beating NC State 85-78.  Here are some video highlights and the print side of the story.

ESPN video highlights of the win over NC State

James Johnson leads Deacs to win over NC State

Greensboro News-Record

Winston-Salem Journal

High Point Enterprise

Burlington Times-News

Photo gallery from the Charlotte Observer

Wake's win was much like its season

Wolfpack misses opportunity

First half run dooms Pack

Lions should pick Aaron Curry

The Bleacher Report's mock draft has Aaron Curry going No. 1 to the Lions

Getting to know Aaron Curry

NC State Visits The Joel Tonight
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
February 26, 2009 - 2:01 p.m.

Need to know which channel the Wake-NC State game is on in your area?  Click here.

ACC All-Access will profile Wake Forest strength and conditioning coach Ethan Reeve.  All-Access airs tonight at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Carolina.  It re-airs on SportSouth on Friday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m.

Deacons will try to break out of the box

Freshman shortstop Shane Kroker was interviewed by his hometown paper in Thousand Oaks, Calif. has the Lions taking Aaron Curry with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

Tony Moss of The Sports Network has AC going second to the Rams.

Aaron Curry-A Great Interview
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
February 25, 2009 - 11:38 a.m.

Lynn Enterline, our graduate assistant in the media relations office, found this nugget on AC from Danny O'Neil's Seahawks Blog in the Seattle Times.  Part of the NFL Combine this past weekend was a session in front of the media and Danny was impressed:

On the flip side, Wake Forest's Aaron Curry conducted an interview that was the absolute hit of the combine. The man was well spoken, charismatic as he drew laughs and tugged heartstrings. When the interview was over, one reporter jokingly (asked) whether the collected mass of media should applaud. Another asked whether he could be picked on the spot. As a reporter, I love a good interview as much as anyone. It's fun to ask questions of someone who is engaged and lively and enjoys talking about himself, and I wish Curry well. He seems like a fine dude, and there are plenty of people who consider him one of the best two or three players available in this draft, but that's more likely because he plays like a heat-seeking missile than his personality in an interview.

Smith and Curry Impress at NFL Combine
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
February 24, 2009 - 9:43 a.m.

Alphonso Smith says size doesn't matter

Aaron Curry's NFL Draft Diary,Entry 2

The Rams like what they see of Aaron Curry

NFL prospect Curry is proud to be mama's boy

Alphonso Smith is considered one of the top prospects at corner

At cornerback, little guys don't come up short

Triumphing over tough times a habit for Curry

Curry's dinner with Lions rescheduled

Aaron Curry dashes to a solid position at combine

Video of AC from the combine

USA Today sees AC as a safe pick

Catch Wake Women's Hoops Feature on Fox Sports
Posted by Katy Hamlett, WFU Media Relations
February 11, 2009 - 3:18 p.m.

From Fox Sports South:

Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m. ET
on FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas and FOX Sports Tennessee
Friday, February 13 at 9 a.m. ET on SportsSouth

Wake Forest women's basketball head coach Mike Petersen has thus far led his Demon Deacons to a 17-5 record during his fifth year at the helm of the program. ACC All Access has Coach Peterson "mic'd-up" at practice to give viewers exclusive access to the Demon Deacons as they prepare for ACC play.

Miami women's basketball senior guard LaToya Cunningham played in all 30 games and averaged 6.7 points and 2.2 rebounds during her junior season. ACC All Access takes a closer look at Cunningham's career with the Hurricanes and how she's leading her team as captain of the squad.

And in the ACC All Access Hog Blog, Mike Hogewood spotlights the Wake Forest women's basketball team, which is currently on a four-game winning streak - the first time the Demon Deacon women have won three or more consecutive games in the month of February since 1986.


Wake and NC State Battle Tonight
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
February 11, 2009 - 1:23 p.m.

Wake Forest heads to the RBC Center to face NC State tonight in a game that will not be available on TV.  Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal caught up with the folks at Raycom and has an explanation of why the game will not be televised.

The Wake Forest women's basketball team is riding a hot streak

Dave Odom weighs in on tonight's Tobacco Road games

Expect the unexpected in the ACC

Aaron Curry to the Chiefs with the third pick?

A Different Perspective on Webb
Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
February 9, 2009 - 9:50 a.m.

Former Deacon Webb Simpson has had a tremendous start to his first full season as a member of the PGA Tour. Because of his start, Webb has been a popular interview out on tour and some have tabbed him as the early favorite for Rookie of the Year. Well Jeff Skinner took a different approach for his website ( and chose to interview Jerry Haas, his college coach.

Click here to read the full interview which includes Haas' opinion on what makes Webb so good as well as a nice "light-hearted" story.

A Little of This and a Little of That
Posted by Steve Shutt, WFU Media Relations
February 9, 2009 - 9:20 a.m.

Wake Forest had a couple of special visitors at Sunday's win over Boston College.  Mike Slive, the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference and the chair of the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee, was in attendance with Greg Shaheen of the NCAA.  Greg is the senior vice president of the NCAA for the basketball tournament.  The two have been on the road watching some of the top teams that will compete in the NCAA Championships which begin next month.

Five Deacons have been invited to the NFL Combine to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis from Feb. 18-24.  Not surprisingly, the five are linebackers Aaron Curry and Stanley Arnoux, cornerback Alphonso Smith, safety Chip Vaughn and placekicker Sam Swank.  If all five were to be drafted, it would be the most Deacons ever drafted by the NFL in a single year.  Wake had seven players drafted in 1953 but some were drafted by the NFL and others by the All-America Football Conference.  In 1960 and 1961, five Deacs were drafted between the NFL and the American Football League.  So if all five get a call, it would be the most Deacs in 56 years.

Jim Grobe and his staff put together another outstanding signing class.  Here are some links on the media reports:

From the Winston-Salem Journal and The Sporting News

Former Deacon basketball great Dickie Hemric is featured on the ACC page

Calvin Pace is profiled in the Sporting News

Cortland Lowe was a Monday qualifier for the Buick Invitational

Jeff Teague is a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and fan voting is part of the selection process.  Voting is open until March 15.  Be sure to cast a vote for Jeff!

Former Deacon hitting star Billy Masse has been named Mets hitting instructor for their AAA affiliate at Binghamt

And a little morning wrap of Sunday's win over Boston College:

Wake takes BC for a ride

Eagles lack second wind

Payback for the Deacons

Wake handles pressure, Eagles

Wake Forest rediscovers itself

Boston College suffers a rude awakening

Deacons enjoy rout of Eagles

Track & Field Look-A-Like
Posted by Gary Petit, WFU Media Relations
February 3, 2009 - 9:35 a.m.

In the most recent issue of the Deca Newsletter, it was brought up that Wake Forest junior Tyler Dodds bears a striking resemblance to another decathlete with a similar name. Northern Iowa's Tyler Dodd is also a junior and both athletes have posted similar seasonal heptathlon bests as Dodds (of Wake Forest) posting a 4,769 and Dodd (of UNI) posting a 4,888.

Check out page three of the Deca Newsletter and judge for yourself.

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