Student Videographer Brings Wingate Student-Athletes into Spotlight

By: Jared Overstreet, Staff Writer  Photo Credit:  Bailey Goforth Wingate University’s athletic program has grown rapidly over the past few years.  Wingate University’s athletic videographer, Julian Irigoyen, helps make sure that the sports teams are getting the attention they deserve. “My job is to create video content that promotes Wingate Athletics”, said Irigoyen, who leads a team with two other videographers, who are current and former … Continue reading Student Videographer Brings Wingate Student-Athletes into Spotlight

Cheerleaders Raise Funds for National Competiton

By: Addison Mixson, Staff Writer As the Wingate University’s Cheerleaders focus on cheering on their Bulldogs during this year’s football and basketball seasons, they are working just as hard to fundraise for their trip to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida in the Spring. The NCA national competition that they attend is an excellent experience for the girls on the team.  Mary … Continue reading Cheerleaders Raise Funds for National Competiton

Wingate moves to 2-0 with win over Fayetteville State

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer Wingate jumped out to a 27-6 lead en route to a wire-to-wire 27-13 victory over Fayetteville State Saturday night at Irwin Belk Stadium. This is the fifth straight year the Bulldogs started a season 2-0. “It was a good win. Fayetteville State was a much bigger, more physical team than what we faced last week. It was a step up in … Continue reading Wingate moves to 2-0 with win over Fayetteville State

Volleyball begins 2018 on six-match winning streak

Jalen White, Staff Writer Last week, the Wingate Volleyball team faced Winston-Salem State, Belmont Abbey and Converse College, to open up the season. In the Belmont Abbey game, Wingate started off slow, but fought their way through the second set. They ended the game with a score of 3-1.  Sophomore outside hitter Anne Abernathy stated, “This was a game to grow on, with the rough … Continue reading Volleyball begins 2018 on six-match winning streak

Men’s soccer looks forward to challenging season in 2018

Jaelyn Campanella, Staff Writer As we kick off a new school year, we also welcome back fall sports, including Men’s Soccer. Coming off of a hot streak that ended with the Bulldogs being crowned national champions in 2017, they have a reputation of the top team to uphold. Not only did the Bulldogs claim the national championship last year, but for the past four years, … Continue reading Men’s soccer looks forward to challenging season in 2018

Shaw Crocker excels as Bulldogs signal-caller in first collegiate start

Heath Barringer, Staff Writer Irwin Belk Stadium was the scene for the Wingate Football team on Aug. 30 as they opened the 2018 season on a Thursday night. Fresh off a 9-2 record and a SAC Championship in 2017, the Bulldogs look to repeat this year with a new quarterback under center. Shaw Crocker, the redshirt freshman from Greenville, S.C. made his debut for the … Continue reading Shaw Crocker excels as Bulldogs signal-caller in first collegiate start

Bulldogs start 2018 in dominant fashion, shutout Johnson C. Smith 36-0

Brendan Shriver, Sports Editor In the first-ever Thursday night home football game at Irwin Belk Stadium, Wingate recorded 9 sacks and held the Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls to 123 yards in a 36-0 shutout. “It was pretty cool to be part of the first Thursday night home game,” Wingate Head Football Coach Joe Reich said. “It was a good win and the defense … Continue reading Bulldogs start 2018 in dominant fashion, shutout Johnson C. Smith 36-0

Women’s basketball GA Grisillo earns promotion to assistant coach

By Harrison Taylor, Staff Writer What do you do when the thing you love the most is suddenly out of your reach? Do you give up? Or do you find another way to channel that love in a different way? Most athletes who tear their ACL probably wouldn’t go the route that Katelyn Grisillo, Wingate’s new women’s assistant basketball coach, decided to go. Grisillo, a … Continue reading Women’s basketball GA Grisillo earns promotion to assistant coach

Bench-Warmers Without a Bench: N.C. Should Fund All K-12 Sports

By Harrison Taylor, Staff Writer Every day between the hours of seven and nine, my 16-year-old brother practices his extra craft: playing varsity football for his school. He plays because he loves the sport. The activity provides him structure, balance, and, most importantly, something to do. I can remember when he first started playing when he was in fifth grade. A nosy family member asked … Continue reading Bench-Warmers Without a Bench: N.C. Should Fund All K-12 Sports

Wingate athlete compares Division I, Division II experiences

By Emarius Logan, Staff Writer  Every high school basketball player dreams of playing basketball at the highest collegiate level when they graduate. The goal for many is to get that big-time Division I offer to play at the next level. I’ve had the opportunity to play at both the Division I and the Division II level. I played at Division I Appalachian State University in … Continue reading Wingate athlete compares Division I, Division II experiences