Stories this week at Wake Forest University

WHAT WILL COACH SAY AT THE ACC TOURNEY? — “After a while, if you listen to enough coaches, you begin to think you’ve heard it all before,” says John Llewellyn, associate professor of communication. “And the odds are, you have.” Llewellyn studied newspaper reports of post-game comments made by the winning and losing basketball coaches in 12 National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s national championship games every other year from 1976-2000 for “Coachtalk,” a chapter in the upcoming book “Case Studies in Sport Communication.” His research revealed a pattern behind coaches’ post-game speech. Llewellyn can comment on why coaches say certain things after a win or loss and analyze what some post-game comments may mean. To arrange an interview with Llewellyn, contact Sarah Smith at or 336-758-5237.

PLAYING WITH POTS AT MUSEUM’S FAMILY DAY —The Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology will host a family day program on March 2 that looks at the many uses of clay pots in traditional African cultures. “More than Pots” begins at 2 p.m. with a special gallery tour of the current exhibit, “More than Masks: Daily Arts from the African Continent.” Museum volunteer Bertha Roundtree will read stories that reveal how pots are important in daily and ceremonial life. Participants can appreciate the beauty of the pots while learning about their function and symbolic importance. They can also find out why some pots were considered magical. Museum staff will lead hands-on activities for children. The program will end at 3:30 p.m. To arrange coverage, contact Cheryl Walker at or 336-758-5237.

PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY TO TEACH MODERN MOVES—Philadanco, known for its adventurous modern-dance choreography, will teach a master class for Wake Forest dance students at 1:30 p.m. on March 6 before their evening performance for the Secrest Artists Series. The acclaimed African-American dance company has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “high speed wonders.” Photographers are invited to attend the class in the dance studio of Scales Fine Arts Center. To arrange coverage, contact Cheryl Walker at or 336-758-5237.

SOUTHERN HISTORY EXPERT LOOKS AT THE OLD SOUTH— John Boles, editor of the Journal of Southern History, will present “What’s New About the Old South: Reinterpreting the Past” at 7 p.m. on March 5 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium. Boles is the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice University. He will be available for interviews during his visit to Wake Forest. To arrange an interview, contact Cheryl Walker at or 336-758-5237.

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