- Journal West
The coach who pulls Wake out of its current condition of disarray will be one of the greatest coaches in ACC basketball history.
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.
Like Wake, I'm making only a cameo at this year's ACC Tournament.
Wake showed something tonight in a 79-71 loss at Duke that nobody -- at least nobody outside the program -- thought it had left.
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.
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.
Before Friday at 3 p.m. I fully expected Wake to lose to Boston College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The two surprise teams of the ACC played tonight at Joel Coliseum.
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.
Well, that was another 1,250 miles for Wake to travel, just to get drilled 85-62 today at Notre Dame.
Danny Manning faced some tough questions after tonight's epic pratfall against Virginia, as he knew he would.
Seven games into his second pass through the ACC, Danny Manning continues to accumulate more accolades than victories.
The deeper Wake plays into January, the deeper they slide in the ACC standings.
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.''
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.