Former football player reflects on time at Wingate, looks forward to future

Alex Virgilio, Sports Writer Former Wingate University wide receiver Jaiquis Tyheem Stokes, more commonly known as JT Stokes, is willing to tell  about his past football career and hopeful future. Stokes is planning on graduating at the end of this semester with a major in psychology and a double minor in communications and sports management. He is not only a student athlete, but a God-fearing … Continue reading Former football player reflects on time at Wingate, looks forward to future

Wingate wins 6th straight by beating Tusculum on Senior Day; advances to playoffs

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer Wingate built a 16-0 halftime lead and held on for a 16-12 victory over visiting Tusculum on Nov. 10. With its sixth-straight victory, Wingate (8-3 overall, 5-2 SAC) clinches second place in the final SAC regular-season standings. Wingate senior defensive back Cameron Mattison celebrated Senior Day in style with a 44-yard interception return for a TD while freshman running back Nijere … Continue reading Wingate wins 6th straight by beating Tusculum on Senior Day; advances to playoffs

Bulldogs win big over Mars Hill on Homecoming

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer The Wingate University Bulldogs scored the fourth-most points in program history on Oct. 20, racing out to a 44-14 halftime lead en route to a 58-21 victory over visiting Mars Hill University in front of a capacity crowd on Homecoming weekend at Irwin Belk Stadium in South Atlantic Conference football action. Wingate wins its third straight, improving to 5-3 overall and … Continue reading Bulldogs win big over Mars Hill on Homecoming

Wingate drops heartbreaker to Florida Tech, 26-23 after mishandling extra point

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer The Wingate University Bulldogs looked to be on their way to tying the game in the final minute of regulation on Sept. 29, but a failed PAT returned for a score finished off a 26-23 victory for visiting Florida Tech. With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 2-3 on the year. “We had some opportunities and had a nice drive there … Continue reading Wingate drops heartbreaker to Florida Tech, 26-23 after mishandling extra point

Wingate falls to Lenoir-Rhyne 31-24 at home after furious second-half rally comes up short

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer The Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears jumped out to a 31-7 lead in the third quarter, then withstood a furious rally from Wingate to hang on for a 31-24 victory. The Bears improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs fall to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in league play. “We’ve got a lot of fight, we’ve got good players, … Continue reading Wingate falls to Lenoir-Rhyne 31-24 at home after furious second-half rally comes up short

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

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

Football to host seven home games this fall

Crystal Fuller, Staff Writer Wingate University Athletics Director Steve Poston and Head Football Coach Joe Reich announced the 2018 Wingate Football schedule in March. For the first time since 2002, Wingate University’s football team will have the upperhand of playing seven home games. Coach Reich explained how the Bulldogs got lucky, “When we look for games sometimes we take what we can get. Last year … Continue reading Football to host seven home games this fall

Carolina Panther Game Days holds Tradition Unlike Any Other

Jackson Kaplan, Staff Writer Since the year 1996 when the fall season hits the Carolinas, residents of Charlotte and surrounding communities will gather inside the 75,412-seat Bank of America Stadium to enjoy a chill afternoon of Carolina Panthers football. Bank of America Stadium is a popular destination for fans from all over the region, including college students who are looking for a great time. Students … Continue reading Carolina Panther Game Days holds Tradition Unlike Any Other