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VOL. 26 // ISSUE 1 (USPS 014-373) EDITOR

Jim Buice PHOTOGRAPHERS

Donnie Roberts, Brian Westerholt WRITERS

Sam Walker, Stephanie Hudson, Rachael Bari Design & Layout

Summit Athletic Media www.summitathletics.com Advertising

IMG College Jeff Salisbury, Ike Fullard, Neil Bishop, Melissa Sexton

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For information on advertising, please call (336) 758-7230 FIRST-ROUND PICK: Will Craig turned in one of the most storied baseball careers in Wake Forest history, culminating in a first-round selection in June by the Pittsburgh Pirates (22nd overall) in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Craig, who was a consensus first team All-American, was the Deacons’ first first-round pick since 2008 and highest since 2006.

Gold Rush is published eight times a year in August/ September, October, November/ December, January, February/ March, April, May/June and July by IMG College in conjunction with Wake Forest Athletics. Periodicals postage paid at Winston-Salem, NC 27102 and at additional mailing offices. The price of an annual subscription is $20. Members of the Deacon Club receive a one-year subscription as part of their membership. Persons wishing to subscribe to Gold Rush should send a check or money order (credit cards not accepted) to: IMG College 540 N. Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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FROM THE AD 100% COTTEN INSIDE THE DEACON CLUB

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CALENDAR COMPLIANCE CORNER

// 6 CENTER OF ATTENTION Senior Josh Harris, who is Wake Forest’s most experienced offensive lineman, made the move from guard to center last season and has high hopes for the Deacons in 2016.

All material produced in this publication is the property of Wake Forest University and IMG and shall not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission. POSTMASTER: Please send all address changes to the attention of Stephanie Hudson, Wake Forest Athletics, 519 Deacon Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the advertiser and/or the advertiser’s product or service by Wake Forest or IMG. The use of the name of the University or any of its identifying marks in advertisements must be approved by WFU and IMG.

// 10 IT’S HIS TIME Senior Brad Watson had paid his dues and is now ready to establish himself as the latest top cornerback for the Demon Deacons.

// 14 A NEW WAY Bill Ferguson, the former Southern Cal men’s volleyball coach, brings a proven model of success to rebuild Wake Forest volleyball program.

ON THE COVER Head coach Dave Clawson¹s Deacons finished 3-9 in 2015, but the record could have been much better as they lost four games by eight points or fewer. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016

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Gold Rush - August/September 2016  

The official publication of Wake Forest Athletics.

Gold Rush - August/September 2016  

The official publication of Wake Forest Athletics.