ACC Fires Karl Hess, College Basketball's Joey Crawford

You may not immediately recognize the name Karl Hess—though if you're an ACC fan you probably do—but if you've watched a college basketball game where a referee pulled some look-at-me funny business while misapplying the rules, there's a good chance it was Hess. There was the time he ejected Tom Gugliotta from the… » 1/09/15 12:37pm 1/09/15 12:37pm

Wake Forest Tries To Clock Ball At End Of Half, Turns It Over Instead

ACC football at its best: a team trying to spike the ball, stop the clock, and set up a field goal attempt instead turns it over. » 8/29/13 8:16pm 8/29/13 8:16pm

Wake Forest Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik Will No Longer Be Taking Callers On…

Wake Forest was once a proud basketball program: only two different men helmed the team from 1934-1965, Murray Greason and Bones McKinney, and those two built a strong winning tradition. Carl Tracy stabilized the ship after some turnover in the 70s, and from 1989-2007, it was again a tale of two coaches, Dave Odom… » 12/16/12 11:45am 12/16/12 11:45am

Wake Forest And Elon Baseball Players Staged A "National Anthem…

It looks like a game of chicken to see which team can remain standing in anthem formation longer, since the actual ballgame can't start until they all leave the field. The above video was taken at the start of yesterday's game. It was sent to us in an email, the text of which is below, presented without comment: » 5/03/12 3:20pm 5/03/12 3:20pm

No, A Coach Donating His Kidney To A Player Isn't An NCAA Violation;…

Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter donating one of his own kidneys to freshman player Kevin Jordan is one of the best stories we've heard in a long time. So we're not sure if it speaks more to our cynicism or the labyrinthine bylaws of the NCAA that we honestly wondered: does this violate anything in the rulebook?… » 2/10/11 1:45pm 2/10/11 1:45pm

Fighter Jet Flyover Threatens, Thrills Thousands

Two Navy fighter pilots were grounded after buzzing a Georgia Tech game at the decidedly unsafe altitude of just a few hundred feet. » 3/19/10 4:30pm 3/19/10 4:30pm

Hellacious Clergymen Try To Put Down Endowed Steers: Wake Forest-Texas…

The Longhorns have had a crazy season, but they've got the talent to go on a run if they can get around Al-Farouq Aminu and Skip Prosser's Ghost. Comment and coordinate who to blame if this turns into a brick-fest. » 3/18/10 9:35pm 3/18/10 9:35pm

Last Night's Winner: Anti-Tobacco Activists

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like people who can't decide which Durham-area basketball team they hate more. The Tar Heels or the Dukies? Now it's easier than ever to do both! » 1/21/10 9:05am 1/21/10 9:05am

Pit Crews Are "More Competitive Than Football"

Former Wake Forest linebacker Dion Williams went pro in something else—he's now a tire man in Mark Martin's pit crew. [That's Racin'] » 5/14/09 11:00am 5/14/09 11:00am

For Great Quality At A Low, Low Price, Come On Down During Aaron Curry…

Aaron Curry is shopping himself to the Lions via text message — which technically is SPAM — telling general manager Martin Mayhew he can be had for a song if he chooses him No. 1. » 4/22/09 11:10am 4/22/09 11:10am

Aaron Curry Will Destroy Your Image Of The Pampered, Self-Centered…

Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry decided to begin his NFL career with a heaping dose of good karma, inviting a 12-year-old leukemia survivor to the draft festivities with him in New York. » 4/16/09 4:30pm 4/16/09 4:30pm

NCAA Tournament Live Blog: (4) Wake Forest Vs. (13) Cleveland State

Your live bloggers for this game will be 3:10 to Joba. Like the actual Joba, he will be relieved halfway through by longtime Deadspin commenter chilltown. » 3/20/09 10:53pm 3/20/09 10:53pm

NCAA First Round: (4) Wake Forest vs. (13) Cleveland State

Midwest Region: No. 4 Wake Forest (24-6) vs. No. 13 Cleveland State (25-10)
When: Friday, 9:40 p.m., EDT
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida


1) James Johnson knows the Crane Technique Note to tournament teams: don't fight James Johnson. James, 21-0 in his fighting career, is the… » 3/20/09 8:15am 3/20/09 8:15am

Duke Snaps Under The Pressure Of Being Top Dog

For the third week in a row, the No. 1 team in the country loses, but at least this time they lost to the previous No. 1. So I guess we'll never settle this thing. » 1/29/09 10:00am 1/29/09 10:00am

Hurtle Into The Clemson Stands At Your Own Risk

Here's Wake Forest's Chas McFarland falling into a group of Clemson fans in the stands on Saturday. And here's McFarland being body slammed and pummeled by one of those fans. » 1/19/09 2:15pm 1/19/09 2:15pm