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This Is How You Lose Them: Wake Forest Basketball Fans In Revolt (by Matt Gallagher, quotes by BSD's own Martin Rickman)

This is one of the best articles I've ever read. The author, Matt Gallagher, is a Wake Forest and Columbia alumnus who while serving as a U.S. Army officer in Iraq maintained "Kaboom: A Soldier's War Journal" and subsequently wrote the book Kaboom (according to noted Middle Eastern scholar and author Andrew Exum "may well be the best memoir to have been written about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan).


Links here: Page 1 (link embedded) - Page 2 (link embedded).

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There are several greatest hits but this I found the most encouraging: "According to one member of Wake’s Board of Trustees who spoke on the condition of anonymity, “Anyone paying attention knows by now that Bzdelik isn’t the right guy for the job. Well, anyone but Ron ... When asked why Bzdelik will be returning next season, despite so much fan pushback, the Board of Trustees member said, “Because Wellman’s hinging 20 years of reputation and built-up capital on this guy. Some of us see through the culture nonsense. It’s just a smokescreen for the big money. But some others have fallen for it. I just hope that when it’s all over, our program is able to recover. I just hope that we still have fans willing to come to games.”"

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