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Deacons Exorcise No. 2 Devils

Wake Forest stifles Duke 86-73 to end 12-game win streak

(Newser) - No. 2 Duke lost its second game of the season to fired-up, unranked Wake Forest, whose defense held the normally hot-shooting Blue Devils to 37.7% from the floor. Jeff Teague led all scorers with 26 points. The victory was particularly sweet for rookie coach Dino Gaudio, whose storied predecessor,... More »

'Brutal' Job Blasted in Coach's Death

Too much pressure in college hoops, columnist says

(Newser) - The recent death of Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser has triggered severe criticism about grueling demands placed on NCAA skippers. ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski speculates that the "brutal recruiting month" of July is to blame for tragedies like Prosser's heart attack and another Div I coach's seizure—and calls... More »

Wake Forest Hoops Coach Dead at 56

Prosser steered Demon Deacons to unprecedented heights

(Newser) - Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser, who led the Demon Deacons to their only top national ranking, died in his office yesterday after apparently suffering a heart attack. The 56-year-old collapsed and couldn't be resuscitated, the News and Observer reports. Praise flowed for the witty, literate Prosser, beloved for his... More »

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