Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake

My Take On Wake

Wednesday 03/16/2016
My Take on Wake: Is Manning the Man?

The coach who pulls Wake out of its current condition of disarray will be one of the greatest coaches in ACC basketball history.

Wednesday 03/09/2016
My Take on Wake: The Two Who Remained Are Gone

They came in together, seven strong, with the oft-stated intentions of sticking together for the four years they may need to turn a struggling program around.

Tuesday 03/08/2016
My Take on Wake: Keep the Light On, I'm Headed Home

Like Wake, I'm making only a cameo at this year's ACC Tournament.

Tuesday 03/01/2016
My Take on Wake: When Better is Not Good Enough

Wake showed something tonight in a 79-71 loss at Duke that nobody -- at least nobody outside the program -- thought it had left.

Sunday 02/28/2016
My Take on Wake: Two Programs Headed in Different Directions

A coach in the second season of a massive rebuilding project won his third game in row Sunday and his fourth in six games, improving the team's record to 8-8 in ACC play and earning the right to watch the first round of the ACC Tournament without playing.

Friday 02/26/2016
Missing Devin Thomas and He's Not Even Gone

Danny Manning did not make Devin Thomas available to the media today to discuss Thomas' thoughts going into his final home game at Wake against Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Sunday 02/21/2016
My Take on Wake: Big Diesel Fuels Wake Win

Before Friday at 3 p.m. I fully expected Wake to lose to Boston College.

Friday 02/19/2016
My Take on Wake: Ever Deeper in the Mire

If you were wondering, as was I, what more could possibly go wrong during Wake's basketball season from Hades, well we all got our answer today.

Tuesday 02/16/2016
My Take on Wake: The Ditch Gets Deeper

Somewhere, somehow over its bitter winter of discontent, the Wake team that lost at Pitt tonight 101-96 in double overtime has forgotten how to win.

Saturday 02/13/2016
My Take on Wake: No Defense for Wake's Performance

When Coastal Carolina (a representative Big South team, with the emphasis being on Big South) scored  50 points in the second half against Wake way back on Dec. 18, I don't remember any sirens, bells or alarms going off.

Wednesday 02/10/2016
Long Hard Road Too Long and Hard for Wake

With profound apologies to Robert Earl Keen, one of my favorite Texas singer/songwriters, but the road goes on forever for Wake and the heartaches never end.

Saturday 02/06/2016
My Take on Wake: Thomas Has His Say

It's 92 paces from the door of the Wake locker room to the playing court of Joel Coliseum. I know, because I stepped it off after today's 91-71 loss to Florida State.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
My Take on Wake: Groundhog Day at Joel Coliseum

The two surprise teams of the ACC played tonight at Joel Coliseum.

Monday 02/01/2016
Hanging Out With Dave Odom Watching Basketball

With my bride Tybee out of town for the weekend, I needed some company on Saturday. I found it in the most unlikeliest of places, on television.

Sunday 01/31/2016
My Take on Wake: Nothing We Haven't Seen So Many Times Before

Well, that was another 1,250 miles for Wake to travel, just to get drilled 85-62 today at Notre Dame.

Tuesday 01/26/2016
My Take on Wake: Just When You Think You've Seen It All

Danny Manning faced some tough questions after tonight's epic pratfall against Virginia, as he knew he would.

Saturday 01/23/2016
Deacons Easy to Praise, Easier to Beat

Seven games into his second pass through the ACC, Danny Manning continues to accumulate more accolades than victories.

Wednesday 01/20/2016
My Take on Wake: A long cold month gets longer and colder

The deeper Wake plays into January, the deeper they slide in the ACC standings.

Saturday 01/16/2016
Syracuse Shoots Lights Out on Wake

Sundown came early for Danny Manning Saturday. Several times during the strained aftermath of Wake's 83-55 pummeling by Syracuse, he mentioned that the Deacons did not play well "tonight.''

Wednesday 01/13/2016
Wake Loses Grip And Another Chance Slips Away

Wake lost control of Justin Bibbs, as well as its emotions, and had to do both to shoot 59 percent from the floor and still lose 93-91 to Virginia Tech tonight at Cassell Coliseum.