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The Week in Wake

Most of the news focused around the news that Josh Harris is ineligible to play for Wake Forest this season barring NCAA approving the waiver sent in last week for him. There were some other stories as well though, so jump on in and catch up with the latest Deacons headlines.


Wake Forest RB Josh Harris declared ineligible for 2013 season | Campus Union -
The Demon Deacons’ offensive depth stands to take a hit if running back Josh Harris remains ineligible for his senior season, as the school announced on Thursday. The running back has battled injuries in his three seasons at Wake, but he’s been a difference-maker and adds an extra element to the ground game when he’s been able to stay on the field.

Harris in Limbo - Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake
Harris won't report to the football office this afternoon because he's not on campus. He won't be on campus, or at least not to play football, unless the NCAA approves a waiver that Wake Forest has submitted that would alleviate the academic difficulties Harris landed in this spring when he failed to pass a course he needed to remain eligible for his senior season.

In wake of Harris saga, Deacons look for dependable running back corps - Blogger So Dear
Now that Harris' senior season is in doubt, fans are wondering where the Deacons might turn to fill his shoes. The situation is even more troubling when one considers that Wake Forest has overhauled its pass-happy offense to establish more of a ground game. Next on the theoretical depth chart is Deandre Martin, but given Grobe's recent comments it might not be that simple. In fact, it's not just Harris' transgressions that have drawn coaches' ire.

Wake Forest football awaits eligibility rulings - Local News
Grobe is also awaiting word from the NCAA on the status of two other players, Zachary Allen, a redshirt junior who plays outside linebacker, and Anthony Wooding, a senior safety who transferred from Air Force over the summer.

Under the Helmet: Michael Stevenson - The Official Site of Wake Forest Demon Deacon Athletics
Hi, my name is Michael Stevenson, and I am a freshman safety for the Wake Forest football team. I graduated from Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Clearwater, Florida, this past spring, and enrolled at Wake Forest for the second session of summer school. This season, along with a number of other Demon Deacons, I'll be writing a few guest blog entries, to share with you what my life is like as a student-athlete at Wake Forest University.

High School - Wake Forest offers Millbrook quarterback
Lemar Harris, starting quarterback at Millbrook High School, received an offer from Wake Forest University last Thursday. Harris, a 6-foot-2, 190 pound rising senior, threw for over 1,000 yards during his big junior season at Millbrook.

WFU purchases Joel Coliseum from city for $8M - Yahoo! Sports
Wake Forest University says it has completed its purchase of Joel Coliseum from the city of Winston-Salem. The school announced its purchase Thursday. City Manager Lee Garrity told The Associated Press that the price was $8 million and that the school has committed to spend $10 million in capital improvements.

Royals' Stephenson verbally commits to Wake Forest - Sports - Progress-Index
Prince George guard Ariel Stephenson has made her decision. The 5-11 junior verbally committed to play Division I women's college basketball at Wake Forest University in the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC).

Wake Forest Hosts Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp - The Official Site of Wake Forest Demon Deacon Athletics
Wake Forest hosted its second annual Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp last week at the Miller Center on campus. The first and only of its kind for special needs children, the camp allowed participants to experience a renewed sense of freedom and gain confidence to overcome life's challenges.