1:16 PM EST, Thu November 27, 2014

Winners Can Do No Wrong, Losers No Right

The organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals might not it like I did, but one of my favorite sayings growing up in the mountains of North Carolina is `There's more than one way to ski

Manning Spreads a Little Tough Love

Dannny Manning has a tough job, trying to coach Wake out of the lower echelons of the ACC back into conference relevance. As the beat guy, the last thing I want to do is make it tougher.

Clawson Wills Deacons to Win

Coach Dave Clawson spent more time on the field during today's 6-3 double-overtime victory over Virginia Tech than anybody on his team, save for maybe the starters.

Great Tribute to a Great Man

As I sit in the newly christened Skeeter Francis Media Room high atop Deacon Tower, it behooves me to explain who Skeeter Francis was.

Tough Night All Around

Devin Thomas spent the frantic final 68 seconds of Wake's 85-81 loss to Iona on the bench, having fouled out. He would have still been on the court for more of the Deacons' late rally that came up sho

Deacs a Long Shot Until Long Shots Go In

The tusk of a Razorback can be a scary weapon, and tonight it was sharp enough to lay bare all of Wake's deficiencies in an 83-53 bloodletting at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.

A Man After My Own Heart

Over lunch today, after Dave Clawson had dispensed with the formal segment of his press conference, we were sitting around eating barbeque and cowboy beans when the subject turned to one of my favorit

Easy Win in the Big Easy

We've all seen a bunch of 71-49 type results whenever Wake ventured out on the road these past few years.

Another Long Trip Home From Raleigh

Wake took it's biennial beating in Raleigh today, getting drilled by a middling-at-best N.C. State team 42-13.

Dinos to the Rescue

Danny Manning's fate in his first game as Wake's head coach might have been far too akin to that of his predecessor, Jeff Bzdelik, if it hadn't been for a gawky but poised-beyond-his-years freshman fr

Now Comes Manning's True Test

By pretty much every estimation of which I am aware, Danny Manning has aced his first six months as Wake's basketball coach.

The Story Behind the Story of Gold Helmets

Wake made the fashion statement of the season by wearing chrome gold helmets against Clemson, but only after Coach Dave Clawson made his own statement to his team.

Manning's Rotation in Flux -- For Now

The guy most under the gun in Wake's 96-71 exhibition victory over Young Harris tonight was my good buddy Gary Strickland, now in his 34th season as the Deacons' scorekeeper.

Deacons Run Out of Juice

Wake had all the inspiration a team could ever want in tonight's 34-20 nationally-televised loss to 19th-ranked Clemson at BBT Field.

Revolving Door of Quarterbacks

Deshaun Watson, as it turns out, may play for Clemson Thursday night against Wake Forest.