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Wake Forest adds future football games with Liberty, Notre Dame

Wake Forest has announced the addition of future football games with nonconference opponents Notre Dame and Liberty.

The Atlantic Coast Conference recently announced the full schedule of ACC teams to face the Fighting Irish. Wake Forest will host Notre Dame in 2027 and 2037 while vising South Bend in 2029 and 2032. The Demon Deacons already have games on the schedule in South Bend on Nov. 4, 2017 and 2023 and at BB&T Field on Sept. 22, 2018. In 2020, the Deacons will host Notre Dame in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.

Wake Forest and Liberty will play a three-game series with the Flames visiting BB&T Field on Sept. 17, 2022 and Sept. 3, 4, or 5, 2026. Wake Forest will play at Liberty on Aug. 30, 2025.

Liberty, which has been a member of the Football Championship Subdivision will begin its transition to Football Bowl Subdivision status this fall. The Flames are expected to be a full member of the FBS by the time they play the Demon Deacons in the first game of the series in 2022.


Wake Forest: Demon Deacons senior Ben Breazeale was named a semifinalist for the 2017 Johnny Bench Award by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission on Wednesday evening. The award, presented by, is given to the top collegiate catcher in the nation. Breazeale is one of 15 semifinalists up for the honor, including one of two from the ACC.

ECU: Redshirt senior Travis Watkins has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by Watkins, the lone representative from the American Athletic Conference, is a three-time semifinalist for the nation’s top collegiate catching award and joins former Pirates Jake Smith (2006 winner) and Corey Kemp (2007-08) semifinalist to make the list.

Men’s golf

Duke: With an impressive second-place finish on a difficult University Club course, the Blue Devils locked up its bid to the NCAA National Championship in Sugar Grove, Ill., advancing as one of the five qualifying teams in the Baton Rouge regional.

N.C. State: Despite a push up the leaderboard in Wednesday’s final round , the Wolfpack ultimately placed seventh at the 2017 NCAA Austin Regional. The Wolfpack shot its best round of the tournament during its final time through The University of Texas Golf Club, carding a combined 277 (minus-7) to finish with a three-round score of 864 (plus-12), five strokes away from advancing to the NCAA National Championships.

Campbell: Jesper Svensson tied for 12th individually, and the Camels moved up to finish 10th after Wednesday’s final round of the NCAA West Lafayette men’s golf regional championship

ECU: Pirates junior Tim Conover wrapped up the 2016-17 campaign tied for 62nd at the NCAA Men’s Golf College Grove Regional Wednesday at the par-72, 7,383-yard Grove Club course.

Women’s lacrosse

Elon: Phoenix junior attacker Stephanie Asher has been named an All-America Honorable Mention by Inside Lacrosse, the organization announced Wednesday.

Duke: Blue Devils senior defender Maura Schwitter was named an honorable mention All-America selection by Inside Lacrosse, as announced by the publication Wednesday.

From news releases