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With the new BSD rollout, let’s talk about why and how you became a Wake Forest fan.

NCAA Basketball: Coastal Carolina at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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We would like to take this opportunity to talk about why we became Wake Forest fans in the first place. While most of us probably attended the school or grew up in Winston-Salem and pulled for the Deacs, I am sure there are some unique stories out there as to why you became a Demon Deacon.

I have been a Wake fan as long as I can remember. My parents both attended graduate school at Wake Forest and moved to Winston-Salem in the 1970’s. They have had season tickets since then and Bart and I grew up going to Wake basketball games and attending tailgates at Wake football games (sometimes we would even go in back in the 90’s).

I now live in Winston-Salem (soon to be Charleston), and have bought tickets ever since I graduated from Mother So Dear in 2012. I also help out with this blog from time to time.

For Ed Foster, one of our contributors, it was the same type of thing.

“For me, being a Wake Forest fan came naturally. Growing up in Winston-Salem with my dad having been a Wake fan his entire life, I was born and raised as a Demon Deacon. My earliest memories are of Dave Odom’s teams. When I was two I told a salesperson when asked if I wanted the Michael Jordan shoes that ”NO! I want the TIM DUNCAN shoes!” Since then my fandom has only grown, to the point where I consider myself one of the top 5 current Wake Forest Demon Deacon fans!”

For Cameron Lemons Debro he was simply indoctrinated by attending the school, and has (hopefully???) defected from another ACC fanhood:

“I actually forgot I applied to Wake Forest. My heart was set on going out west or just flat out not staying in Georgia. Got a phone call in the middle of practice one day that I got accepted to Wake, took a visit for campus day then next weekend, and never looked back. While I was/am still a Georgia Tech fan in my heart of hearts, I'd say Wake took over during the Clemson game my Freshman year in 2014. While we lost a heartbreaker, I saw the potential this team had and the rest is history.”

There are unique and cool fan stories all over the place. If you wouldn’t mind, share some of your stories with us. You can either produce them in the comment section below, or make a FanPost with your story to be entered into the sweepstakes.

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