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Monday, October 31, 2011

Wake Forest Factoids

Wake Forest was founded as a private Baptist school in 1834.  It started out on a 600 acre plantation in Wake County North Carolina in an area called Forest of Wake.  So now you have how they got their name.

Notre Dame was founded as a private Catholic men’s school in 1842.  They are not called South Bend.
The current President of Wake Forest is Dr. Nathan O. Hatch a former provost and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.  Mmmm.  Guess you know how this matchup came about.

Exciting, wild and crazy Wake Forest event:  In the predawn hours of April 18, 1978, students affixed a large Mickey Mouse to the 10-foot diameter clock face of Wait Chapel facing the Quad.  Wow, those wild and crazy Baptists! 
When the Demon Deacons pull off a major athletic feat, the students “Roll the Quad”. 

 We suspect they have never been around Notre Dame tailgating.  They will get their wish next year.
Originally, Wake Forest’s athletic teams were known as the Fighting Baptists.  However, in 1923, after a particularly impressive win against the Duke Blue Devils, a newspaper reporter wrote that the Deacons “fought like Demons” giving rise to the current name, Demon Deacons.  Thus the name eventually stuck.  Too bad, we would rather have the matchup: Baptists and Irish Fight.

The Wake Forest undergraduate population is 4,564.  Gee when was the last time we played a non-academy school with a student population that small?

The venue, BB&T Field seats 31,500.  Wow, Cartier Field holds more doesn’t it?

Oh well.  Here Goes.  Go Irish!  Beat the Demon Deacons.

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