Wake Forest teams to honor Arnold Palmer
The Wake Forest University Athletics Department announced Thursday that the Demon Deacon teams will honor the memory of Arnold Palmer. The seven-time major championship winner played his college golf at Wake Forest, winning Southern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA championships.
All competitive athletic fields, including those at BB&T Field, Spry Stadium, Kentner Stadium, David F. Couch Ballpark and the Joel Coliseum, will have Palmer’s distinctive multicolor umbrella logo on or near the playing surface.
All athletic teams will sport a logo honoring Palmer on all jerseys. The football team will carry a flag bearing the umbrella logo when they take the field for all remaining football games, along with having helmet stickers honoring Palmer.
On Saturday, a special pre-game recognition will honor Palmer, inviting fans to sign a banner that will be presented to the Palmer family.
Palmer received much recognition on campus during his life. There is statue of Palmer at the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex. There is an Arnold Palmer Dormitory on campus. Annually, Wake Forest’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year is recognized with the Arnold Palmer Award.
Campbell: The Camels’ men’s and women’s basketball teams will host “Homecoming HOOPla” on at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Gore Arena. This free event will serve as the official fan meet-and-greet as the Camels begin their 2016-17 seasons.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will feature team introductions, shooting drills, a dunk contest, free food and an autograph session.
Duke: The Blue Devils return to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face Pitt and Virginia Tech this weekend. The team will take on the Panthers at 6:30 p.m., Friday before hosting the Hokies at 1 p.m., Sunday. The Blue Devils will also hold their Dig Pink match Friday in support of the Side-Out Foundation, which raises funds for breast cancer research and support services.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons return home from theirr four-game, all-ACC roadtrip that they split, 2-2. The team begins a six-game homestand that starts with Virginia Tech and Pitt this weekend. Friday’s home game against the Hokies tips off at 6:30 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack welcomes a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference opponents from the Sunshine State to Reynolds Coliseum this weekend. The team takes on Miami at 7 p.m. Friday and Florida State at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Olive: The Trojans received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Trojans posted a 3.07 GPA and received the team honor for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons.
N.C. State: The Wolf Pack men and women received the 2015-16 National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award, the organization announced Thursday. The team is one of 221 schools across NCAA Divisions I, II and III that had both men’s and women’s teams earn the honor. To qualify, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were named the NSCAA 2015-16 College Team Academic Award winners, the organization announced Thursday. To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players. The team GPA last year checked in at 3.18.
Duke: The Ninth-ranked team came away with a 1-0 victory over Wake Forest at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Blue Devils remained in a tie for first in the ACC standings with a 4-0-1 record, while moving to 9-2-2 overall on the season.
ECU: The Pirates team suffered its second American Athletic Conference match of the season in a 5-0 road decision at Memphis on Thursday evening at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, against Memphis.
Wake Forest: The Lady Decons team was unable to take advantage of its opportunities in a 1-0 loss to Duke at Spry Stadium on Thursday night, dropping to 8-5-0, 0-5-0 in the season.
Elon: The Phoenix softball team was recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and Easton as a Top Academic Team, it was announced Thursday. In addition, three members of the squad – sophomore Abby Barker, graduated senior Kayla Caruso and rising senior Emily Roper – were chosen as Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athletes.
Campbell: For the second time this season, Max Theodorakis has been named the Come Ready Nutrition Big South Conference men’s golf freshman of the week.
Theodorakis had 39 pars (tied for second in the 90-golfer field) and finished in a tie for 38th overall at 6-over 219 (73-70-76) at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate. His second round 70 on the par-71, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole GC was his fourth sub-par round of the season.
St. Augustine’s: The second annual George “Pup” Williams Golf Classic will be Oct. 21 at the Hedingham Golf Course. Tee time is 10 a.m. Proceeds will provide scholarships for the Falcons’ track and field program.
Wake Forest: On the first day of the main draw at the ITA All-American Championships, members of the Demon Decons combined to post a perfect 4-0 record without dropping a set.
Petros Chrysochos, Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim each defeated a ranked foe in singles action, and Mansouri and Seraphim combined for a doubles victory in the round of 32.
Duke: Junior Nicolas Alvarez opened the Saint Francis ITA All-American Championships Main Draw with a closely contested 7-6 (7), 6-2 setback to Southern California’s Logan Smith.
Alvarez will play one consolation match Friday.
N.C State: Wolfpack’s Martina Frantova fell to Ena Shibahara of UCLA Thursday afternoon during the Riviera/ITA All-American.
No. 29 Frantova dropped to Shibahara in the first round, 6-1, 6-2, and will now move to the consolation draw of 32, set to begin tomorrow at noon.
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