Wake Forest Rumors & News

  • Wake Forest to hire Jay Sawvel as DC

    Land of 10 "Former Minnesota DC Jay Sawvel is officially moving on to the ACC and Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons announced on Wednesday that Sawvel has been named the team’s new defensive coordinator. Sawvel went to Twitter to share the news. “I’m excited and honored to be the Defensive Coordinator..." January 19

  • Wake Forest, coach Dave Clawson agree to 8-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "Wake Forest football went through a very tough December after it was reported a former team broadcaster was leaking information to the team’s opponents, but the Demon Deacons responded with a surprising bowl victory over No. 25 Temple. More good news for the program: Head coach Dave Clawson has..." January 03

  • Late stop propels Wake over Temple in Military Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- After taking a big, first-half lead against the Temple in the Military Bowl, the game began to unravel for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons suffered a blow when quarterback John Wolford went down with a neck injury after throwing for a pair of touchdowns. The defense, which..." December 27

  • Shane Beamer fined $25K by Georgia for role in game-intel scandal

    ESPN "Georgia assistant coach Shane Beamer was fined $25,000 and reprimanded by the school Thursday after he admitted to accepting plays from former Wake Forest radio broadcaster Tommy Elrod while with Virginia Tech in 2014. Beamer spent five seasons working at Virginia Tech for his father, Frank,..." December 22

  • Louisville suspends co-offensive coordinator implicated in Wakeyleaks

    CBS Sports "The fallout from the Wakeyleaks scandal continues as Louisville has suspended co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway for taking information on Wake Forest's game plan from Tommy Elrod. Athletic director Tom Jurich released a statement Friday announcing the suspension, and took a different..." December 16

  • Notre Dame to hire Wake Forest's Mike Elko as DC

    Fox Sports "Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko is expected to become the new DC at Notre Dame, a source told FOX Sports Thursday. Elko is in his third season at Wake, after serving in the same role under coach Dave Clawson at Bowling Green. Wake Forest is ranked No. 20 in scoring defense, No. 13..." December 16

  • Virginia Tech contacted over potential involvement in Wake Forest leaking scandal

    SI "Virginia Tech has emerged as the third school to be informed of their involvement in the Wake Forest leaking scandal, according to a source. Virginia Tech joins Louisville and Army, which emerged earlier in the week. Virginia Tech’s only game with Wake Forest in the three years being..." December 15

  • Army contacted by Wake Forest in investigation of leaked game plans

    SI "Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said Wednesday night that Wake Forest officials reached out to the school in connection to the potential leaking of confidential game plans. “We were contacted by Wake Forest,” Corrigan said in a phone interview with Sports Illustrated. “We’re looking into..." December 15

  • ACC says it’s investigating Wakeyleaks scandal

    College Football Talk "By now we know Wake Forest was ripped off by one of its own and that Louisville knowingly accepted and used stolen information from the Demon Deacons. What we don’t know is where the ACC stands on this. The conference released a statement Wednesday stating it is still in the fact-finding..." December 15

  • Louisville admits its football team received secret information from Wake Forest

    Fox Sports - College Football "On Tuesday we learned that a former Wake Forest assistant coach-turned radio broadcaster had been fired after admitting to leaking secret information about the school’s football team to opponents. The investigation was launched following Wake Forest's matchup with Louisville in November, which..." December 15

  • Former Wake Forest Assistant Tommy Elrod Provided Game Plan to Opponents

    Bleacher Report "The Wake Forest Demon Deacons fired radio broadcaster and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod on Tuesday after a school-led investigation revealed that he attempted to provide information regarding the team's game plan to opponents. " December 13

  • Towles guides Boston College past Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "Patrick Towles threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tommy Sweeney with 8:03 remaining as Boston College defeated Wake Forest 17-14 on Saturday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The outcome makes Boston College (6-6, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) bowl eligible. The winning..." November 26

  • No. 4 Clemson rebounds with 35-13 win

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The best way for Clemson to respond to an unexpected setback was to waste no time getting back in a groove. That's exactly what happened for the No. 4 Tigers in Saturday night's 35-13 victory over Wake Forest at windswept BB&T Field. "You really can't dwell on..." November 19

  • Wake Forest investigating if Louisville knew too much before Saturday's game

    Winston-Salem Journal "Wake Forest is investigating how documents pertaining to its game plan might have ended up in Louisville’s hands before last Saturday’s game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “We are concerned that there was some type of security breach,’’ coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday. “I have shared it with..." November 16

  • No. 6 Louisville finally awakes to down Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "No. 6 Louisville scores 44 straight to beat Wake Forest, 44-12 By Howie Lindsey On a big night for upsets in college football, No. 6 Louisville scored 44 straight points to come from behind to beat upset-minded Wake Forest 44-12 Saturday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in..." November 12

  • Wake Forest eligible for bowl after topping Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest recorded its sixth win of the year and became bowl eligible for the first time in five seasons with a 27-20 win over Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The Demon Deacons got a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown from Jessie Bates to give them the..." November 05

  • Sluggish Florida State stifles Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State expended a lot of energy during last week's emotionally charged, come-from-behind victory against rival Miami. And it showed Saturday. The No. 14 Seminoles looked sluggish in their second home ACC game of the season, but got the job done with a ho-hum..." October 15

  • Wolford leads Wake Forest past Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback John Wolford ran for two touchdowns and Wake Forest defeated Syracuse 28-9 on Saturday night at rain-swept BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Demon Deacons drove 78 yards on six plays for a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Cade Carney with 3:59 left. That resulted in the..." October 08

  • N.C. State hands Wake Forest first loss

    The Sports Xchange "Ryan Finley threw for three touchdowns as North Carolina State defeated previously unbeaten Wake Forest 33-16, giving the Wolfpack a victory in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. Two of Finley's touchdown tosses went to receiver Kelvin..." October 01

  • Wake Forest goes to 4-0 with win over Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "John Wolford rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one as Wake Forest defeated mistake-prone Indiana 33-28 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Demon Deacons (4-0) intercepted Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow five times. Lagow threw for 496 yards and three..." September 24