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November 1, 2009 | Associated Press
No. 18 Miami 28, at Wake Forest 27: Jacory Harris threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin with 1:08 left, and the Hurricanes rallied from a 27-14 deficit to win. Harris threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns to outduel Riley Skinner, who had 349 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Demon Deacons. No. 11 Georgia Tech 56, at Vanderbilt 31: Josh Nesbitt passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, and Jonathan Dwyer rushed for a career-high 186 yards with three touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets over the Commodores (2-7)
April 10, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
The father of a North Carolina prosecutor who authorities said was kidnapped for “retaliatory” reasons was rescued unharmed in Atlanta after a raid by an elite FBI hostage-rescue unit, authorities said. During his five-day ordeal, Frank Arthur Janssen, 63, was tied up in a suburban Atlanta apartment while the group suspected in his kidnapping sent his wife a picture of him tied up, with threats to torture and dismember him, authorities said Thursday. Janssen was kidnapped Saturday from his home in Wake Forest, N.C. John Strong, special agent in charge of the FBI's Charlotte, N.C., office, told reporters Thursday that Jannsen was rescued late Wednesday when the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team stormed the apartment.
January 17, 1998
Santa Margarita goalkeeper Erin Regan has orally committed to Wake Forest, according to her mother, Darlyn. Regan, 17, saw limited playing time last season, playing behind all-county goalkeeper Riki-Ann Serrins, now at Maryland. Regan is a member of the Southern California Blues club team, which won the club league title, the league cup and the prestigious Surf Cup. She also isplaying in the regional Olympic Development program.
November 9, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
With Ohio State and Baylor right behind in the Bowl Championship Series standings, Florida State needed a big win over Wake Forest on Saturday, and got it, 59-3. It could have been bigger, too, and unseemly, if not for some class shown by Seminoles Coach Jimbo Fisher . Third-ranked Florida State led, 42-0, at halftime and Fisher removed his Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback, Jameis Winston , after only one series in the third quarter. The move didn't help Winston in the race for postseason honors because he finished with rather pedestrian numbers: He completed 17 of 28 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns with one pass intercepted.
November 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Taron Downey, playing eight days after an emergency appendectomy, scored a career-high 20 points to lead No. 20 Wake Forest to an 85-76 victory over Memphis on Thursday night in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic basketball tournament. Downey made three three-point baskets in a 3:15 span of the second half, the last two part of a 13-3 run that gave Wake Forest a 73-59 lead. Justin Gray had 12 points for Wake Forest, which won its 10th consecutive season opener.
February 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
A day later than expected, No. 13 Maryland stormed past 10th-ranked Wake Forest to take over first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Steve Blake had 21 points and nine assists as the Terrapins handed the Demon Deacons their most lopsided loss of the season, 90-67, Monday at College Park, Md. Ryan Randle had 13 rebounds for Maryland, 16-6 overall and 8-3 in the ACC. Wake Forest is 17-4, 7-3. The game had been postponed from Sunday because of heavy snow. No.
November 11, 2000
Infielders Ryan Hubbard and Jeff Ruziecki, teammates at Huntington Beach High and Cypress College, have signed with Wake Forest, Cypress Coach Scott Pickler said. As freshmen, Hubbard batted .382 with 16 extra-base hits, 30 runs batted in and 14 stolen bases and Ruziecki batted .359 with 23 extra base hits and 51 RBIs. * Saddleback College pitcher Chad Cummings and catcher Zach Dobek signed with the University of San Diego, Saddleback Coach Jack Hodges said.
January 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
What a time to miss. After No. 3 Wake Forest had made an NCAA-record 50 consecutive free throws, the Demon Deacons' top free-throw shooter missed -- with the score tied at 76 and four seconds left. And Florida State didn't give the third-ranked Demon Deacons another chance -- winning 91-83 in overtime Tuesday night at Tallahassee, Fla. "That was a moment where I was probably a little concerned," Florida State Coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They had hit what, 50 straight free throws?"
November 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Justin Gray refused to let an elbow in the face upset his game, and his second-half shooting protected Wake Forest's No. 1 status Wednesday night at New York. The top-ranked Demon Deacons survived some hot shooting by Providence's Ryan Gomes in Madison Square Garden, defeating the Friars, 79-67, in the semifinals of the preseason NIT. In Friday's title game, Wake Forest (4-0) will play Arizona (3-1).
February 11, 2005 | From Associated Press
About 24 hours after Duke joined North Carolina atop the Atlantic Coast Conference, Wake Forest made it a three-way tie. Did anyone notice? "I know a lot of attention goes to Duke and North Carolina," Demon Deacon Coach Skip Prosser said. "We're like those guys chasing Butch and Sundance. They know who we are. They know we aren't going anywhere." Justin Gray scored 18 points, and No. 6 Wake Forest held off North Carolina State, 86-75, Thursday night at Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 16, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Saturday was moving day at the Northern Trust Open and no player was more moved than Bill Haas. He was also inspired and motivated even if he was relatively unchallenged. The tournament's defending champion shot up the leaderboard with a brilliantly managed, bogey-free, seven-under-par 64. Haas' round matched the brilliant blue sky over Riviera Country Club and was three shots better than anyone else Saturday. Haas started the day tied for ninth, four shots back, and finished looking back at the field.
October 6, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Some coaches seem to get the whole leadership aspect of being in charge of a major-college athletic program. Some don't. At Wake Forest, Coach Jim Grobe suspended six players for Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference game against Maryland. Among them were a linebacker who was the team's leading tackler, a starting safety, a starting cornerback, a starting guard and the team's second-leading rusher. The reason: they violated unspecified "team rules. " Meanwhile, Connecticut's star running back, sophomore Lyle McCombs was arrested early Friday morning and charged with second-degree breach of peace after he allegedly yelled at, pushed and spit at his girlfriend during an argument outside a university residential hall.
June 28, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes and Lisa Dillman
On Monday, the Clippers introduced their latest lottery pick (Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu), along with another draftee (Kentucky's Eric Bledsoe). They wore suits, were upbeat about getting picked and smiled for photo-ops. But beyond them hovered enormous question marks, the largest of which: Who will coach this team? The (likely) answer: current Mavericks assistant coach Dwane Casey or former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro. Casey interviewed with the Clippers on Monday not long before the first-round picks -- Aminu, an athletic 6-foot-9 forward, and Bledsoe, a bullish 6-1 guard -- were presented to the media at the team's headquarters in Playa Vista.
March 20, 2010
— Two games, two blowouts. John Calipari's top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats are young and inexperienced, but no longer unproven in the NCAA tournament, during which their average margin of victory now stands at 29.5 points after two rounds. Darius Miller scored a career-high 20 points and Kentucky made easy work of No. 9 Wake Forest during a 90-60 rout in their second-round meeting Saturday night. Miller scored 16 points in the first half to help the Wildcats (34-2)
February 20, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 25-1 Did not play Colorado, today 2. KENTUCKY 25-1 Did not play at No. 17 Vanderbilt, today 3. VILLANOVA 22-3 Did not play at No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sun. 4. PURDUE 22-3 Did not play Illinois, today 5. SYRACUSE 25-2 Did not play at Providence, Tuesday ...
February 17, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 25-1 Did not play Colorado, Saturday 2. KENTUCKY 25-1 d. Miss. St. 81-75, OT at No. 17 Vanderbilt, Sat. John Wall, two assists shy of a triple-double, scores five points in OT. 3. VILLANOVA 22-3 Did not play at No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sun. 4. PURDUE 21-3 Did not play at No. 9 Ohio St., today 5. SYRACUSE 24-2 Did not play at No. 10 Georgetown, Thu. 6. DUKE 21-4 Did not play at Miami, today 7. KANSAS ST. 20-4 Did not play Nebraska, today 8. WEST VIRGINIA 19-5 Did not play at Providence, today 9. OHIO ST. 20-6 Did not play No. 4 Purdue, today 10. GEORGETOWN 18-6 Did not play No. 5 Syracuse, Thursday 11. MICHIGAN ST. 21-6 d. Indiana, 72-58 No. 9 Ohio State, Sunday Spartans have a 40-18 edge in paint and take sole lead in the Big Ten. 12. NEW MEXICO 23-3 Did not play Wyoming, today 13. GONZAGA 21-4 Did not play at LMU, Thursday 14. WISCONSIN 19-6 Did not play at Minnesota, Thursday 15. TEXAS 20-5 Did not play at Missouri, today 16. BYU 23-3 Did not play at Colorado St., today...
December 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Broderick Hicks scored 12 points, including four free throws in the final 31 seconds, as 23rd-ranked Wake Forest defeated cold-shooting Arkansas, 70-64, at Fayetteville, Ark., on Monday night. The Demon Deacons (8-1) never trailed after Hicks' two free throws made the score 55-54 with 7:36 to play. His two points with 31 seconds left pushed the lead to 68-64 and he added two more foul shots to close out the scoring.
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