Wake Forest University football program treats BB&T Field (also known as “The Chapel”) as their home venue. The Demon Deacons enjoyed the use of the facility since 1968. The stadium is the smallest football stadium by capacity in ACC, there are 31500 Wake Forest Demon Deacons tickets available for the game night.If football isn’t ones cup of tea then perhaps a game of college hoops will be sufficient and in that case one should go to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, a multi- purpose arena which was opened in 1989 and which can accommodate over 14500 fans in basketball configuration.
Wake Forest University established its football program in 1888 and added basketball program to its offer in 1905. The Demon Deacons are members of Atlantic Division in Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).The university is easily recognised by its mascot Demon Deacon that became the school mascot in 1941. The college colours are black and old gold.NC State Wolfpack, Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels belong to the main rivals of the Wake Forest University.
Football program at Wake Forest has not had plenty of success in its history as the Demon Deacons brought only two conference championships to the college.The Deacons’ all- time record is 432-633-33 and they have 10 bowl games to their name beginning with a winning contest in 1946 at the Gator Bowl against South Carolina.Wake Forest are 6-4 in bowl games and their latest appearance was at the Music City Bowl and resulted with a loss to Mississippi State.Despite lack of prolonged success, the university was able to produce athletes who found their feet once they reached NFL including Super Bowl winners such as George Coghill or NFL record holder such as Clark Gaines.
Coghill played defensive back for Denver Broncos in late 1990s winning two Super Bowls with them, contributing to a second championship by forcing a fumble late in the game.Gaines, was a running back for the Jets and the Chiefs and he was first undrafted running back to reach 500 rushing yards as a rookie and he holds NFL recording receptions per game among running backs.Basketball program at Wake Forest went to 22 NCAA tournaments including 6 Elite Eight appearances and one Final Four showing which to date remains as their biggest accomplishment.The Demon Deacons were five times conference championships and they claimed 5 conference regular season titles.
The program has had a decent run through its history and it established itself as a regular NBA player supplier. One of the most famous Demon Deacons among the NBA players was the shortest player to ever play in the NBA Muggsy Bogues (5’3”) who spent 15 seasons playing in NBA most of which he spent in Charlotte. Bogues was also a gold medallist at FIBA World Championships in 1986.While Wake Forest University has not had great deal of success with its football program, basketball was easily making up for lack of success at the gridiron while providing plenty of players to NBA through its history.