Wake Forest Demon Deacons Basketball Schedule
There is no better place to be during college basketball season than
at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball
team. Hope springs eternal in Winston-Salem and the Demon Deacons are ready to make a return top greatness after a few down
years and will be guided by new coach Danny Manning who comes to town after an impressive job guiding Tulsa to the third round
of the NCAA Tournament. As always the Demon Deacons will have their work cut out for them as they make their way through a
tough ACC schedule, but this looks like it could really be the year that Wake Forest make a return to the top of the ACC standings
as well as a return to the NCAA Tournament. Be there right from the start of a new era of Demon Deacons basketball that will
surely be one of the most exciting in the school's long history.
Once again the Demon Deacons will have to go to battle
against their in-state rivals North Carolina, Duke, and NC State during the ACC regular season but will also have to find
a way to defeat the likes of Syracuse, Virginia, Pitt, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, and others. The ACC has long been
one of the top conferences in the country but it has only grown stronger in recent years with the addition of several former
members of the Big East. All season long Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be rocking as Wake Forest looks to
make a return to the NCAA Tournament and once again be one of the most feared teams in the country. Take a look at all of
the big games on Wake Forest's schedule to see which games you want to attend and get your tickets from StubHub while they
are still available.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Basketball History
The history of Wake Forest basketball
dates back well over a century to 1906 and although the program has never won a National Championship it has experienced plenty
of success. The Demon Deacons have won the ACC Tournament four times and have also been the conference's regular season champions
four times. The only trip to the Final Four the school has made so far was in 1961, despite having some great teams featuring
superstars like Tim Duncan and Chris Paul. The biggest rivals Wake Forest has are the other North Carolina teams in the ACC:
the Duke Blue Devils, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial
Coliseum is bursting at the seams with excitement on game day as just under 15,000 black and gold clad Demon Deacons fans
come to cheer on the home team to another big win. Wake Forest will be looking to make a big move up the conference standings
as they pile up wins to build their resume for the NCAA Tournament.
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basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never easy for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule.
Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch competition and with the recent addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh,
Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is only getting tougher. Altogether the ACC has won 15 National Championships
with North Carolina leading the way with five. Schools from the ACC have reached the Final Four sixty times and are always
making a big impact in the Tournament. Playing such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the ACC
who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds
to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better
or more dominant than the ACC. Things are only getting better in the ACC as the conference continues to grow and add more
teams capable of winning it all in March.
College basketball is an experience like no other.
Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the
games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot intoLawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum for a Wake Forest
Demon Deacons home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously
cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose
a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Wake Forest side
erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation. There is nothing that quite matches the intensity
of a big college basketball game and the second you leave Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum after a Demon Deacons game
you will want to start planning your return trip.
Eleven former Demon Deacons have had their number
retired: Chris Paul, Josh Howard, Charlie Davis, Tyrone Bogues, Skip Brown, Tim Duncan, Randolph Childress, Dickie Hemric,
Rod Griffin, Len Chappell, and Rodney Rogers. Former head coach Skip Prosser has also been honored in the rafters even though
he did not play for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest has made 22 NCAA Tournaments, most recently in 2010 when they lost in the
second round to top-seeded Kentucky. The student section at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is known as the Screamin'
Demons, and shortly after the arrival of Skip Prosser as head coach they began wearing tie-dyed shirts and also being referred
to as Zombie Nation.