Wake Forest Is Huge in Japan

wake1974eI was able to find a better photos of the 1973 and 1974 Wake Forest helmet.  It appears that Wake traveled to Japan to eat at DQ and to play exhibition games against  teams from Japan in the mid seventies.  I was able to find a pic of a couple of ceremonial banners from the trip but alas they did not make it make it home with me.  I will try to find out more information in the future.  I am still disappointed that I can not figure out was written inside the 1974 logo.  Here are some pics of Wake’s Jan 1974 trip.

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This really has nothing to do with Japan but it’s kinda funny.

Not to be confused with the exhibition games in the seventies, Wake traveled to Japan in 1982 to play Clemson in the Mirage Bowl.  As you can see they went with a special helmet design for this game as well.

From Wake Forest

1974 Wake Forest Media Guide
1983 Wake Forest Media Guide
Special Thanks:
Special Collections Department
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina