The 5th Quarter
The 5th Quarter is a 2010 American film written and produced by Rick Bieber and starring Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman. It is based on actual events; the option of the film was an interest to Ryan Johnston, a Co-Producer of the film, responsible in raising the $6.7 million dollars to produce the film. Rick Bieber wrote the script with permission of the Abbate family, proceeded to move forward with casting and location scouting; the film was funded in early 2008 and pre-production began in Winston-Salem, NC in late August, 2008. Filming began in October 2008, concluded in November. Luke Abbate is a popular high school athlete, who plays football; when the 15-year-old dies in a car accident caused by a reckless teenage driver after lacrosse practice in February 2006, Luke's older brother Jon Abbate is motivated to have the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team be successful in their upcoming season. The plot is based on a true story, dealing with the events of the Wake Forest football team's 2006 season.
Luke Abbate's parents set up a foundation in his honor, which gives scholarships to deserving students from Luke's high school and helps families deal with issues around reckless teenage driving. Ryan Merriman as Jon Abbate Aidan Quinn as Steven Abbate Andie MacDowell as Maryanne Abbate Sammy Nagi Njuguna as Josh Gattis Andrea Powell as Bonnie Stefan Guy as Luke Abbate Jillian Batherson as Haley Scott Michael Harding as Coach Jim Grobe Anessa Ramsey as Lynn Garber Patrick Stogner as Henry Bonnie Johnson as Joan Kinsey "Mind On Your Music" by Mama's Gravy "I Don't Wanna Know" by Mama's Gravy "Right At Home" by Mama's Gravy "Something More" by SupaPhat "Less Than Zero" by Black Mercies "Taken It All Away" by Katy J. "Drowning Song" by Lorraine Maher "Man Of Conviction" by Mama's Gravy Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 50% of six surveyed critics gave the film a positive review. Robert Koehler of Variety called it "poorly written and directed at the most basic levels". Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "This real-life football story fumbles the ball at every decisive juncture."
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Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1834, the university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina; the Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus has two locations, the older one located near the Ardmore neighborhood in central Winston-Salem, the newer campus at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter downtown; the university occupies lab space at Biotech Plaza at Innovation Quarter, at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The university's Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wake Forest has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, including 13 since 1986, four Marshall Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars and 92 Fulbright recipients since 1993. Notable people of Wake Forest University include author Maya Angelou, mathematician Phillip Griffiths, psychologist Linda Nielsen, Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, athletes Chris Paul, Tim Duncan, Muggsy Bogues, Brian Piccolo and Arnold Palmer, CEO Charlie Ergen.
During the Baptist State Convention of 1833 at Cartledge Creek Baptist Church in Rockingham, North Carolina, establishment of Wake Forest Institute was ratified. The school was founded after the North Carolina Baptist State Convention purchased a 615-acre plantation from Calvin Jones in an area north of Raleigh called the "Forest of Wake"; the new school, designed to teach both Baptist ministers and laymen, opened on February 3, 1834, as the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute. Students and staff were required to spend half of each day doing manual labor on its plantation. Samuel Wait, a Baptist minister, was selected as the "principal" president, of the institute. In 1838, the school was renamed Wake Forest College, the manual labor system was abandoned; the town that grew up around the college came to be called the town of Wake Forest. In 1862, during the American Civil War, the school closed due to the loss of most students and some faculty to service in the Confederate States Army; the college re-opened in 1866 and prospered over the next four decades under the leadership of presidents Washington Manly Wingate, Thomas H. Pritchard, Charles Taylor.
In 1894, the School of Law was established, followed by the School of Medicine in 1902. The university held its first summer session in 1921. Lea Laboratory was built in 1887–1888, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975; the leading college figure in the early 20th century was William L. Poteat, a gifted biologist and the first layman to be elected president in the college's history. "Dr. Billy" continued to promote growth, hired many outstanding professors, expanded the science curriculum, he stirred upheaval among North Carolina Baptists with his strong support of teaching the theory of evolution but won formal support from the Baptist State Convention for academic freedom at the college. The School of Medicine moved to Winston-Salem in 1941 under the supervision of Dean Coy Cornelius Carpenter, who guided the school through the transition from a two-year to a four-year program; the school became the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. The following year, 1942, Wake Forest admitted its first female undergraduate students, after World War II depleted the pool of male students.
In 1946, as a result of large gifts from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the entire college agreed to move to Winston-Salem, a move, completed for the beginning of the fall 1956 term, under the leadership of Harold W. Tribble. Charles and Mary Reynolds Babcock donated to the college about 350 acres of fields and woods at "Reynolda", their estate. From 1952 to 1956, fourteen new buildings were constructed on the new campus; these buildings were constructed in Georgian style. The old campus in Wake Forest was sold to the Baptist State Convention to establish the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. On April 27, 1962, Wake Forest's board of trustees voted to accept Edward Reynolds, a native of the African nation of Ghana, as the first black full-time undergraduate at the school; this made Wake Forest the first major private university in the South to desegregate. Reynolds, a transfer student from Shaw University became the first black graduate of the university in 1964, when he earned a bachelor's degree in history.
He went on to earn master's degrees at Ohio University and Yale Divinity School, a PhD in African history from the University of London. He became a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, author of several history books. A graduate studies program was inaugurated in 1961, in 1967 the school became the accredited Wake Forest University; the Babcock Graduate School of Management, now known as the School of Business, was established in 1969. The James R. Scales Fine Arts Center opened in 1979. In 1986, Wake Forest gained autonomy from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and established a fraternal relationship with it; the Middleton House and its surrounding 5 acres was deeded by gift to Wake Forest by Philip Hanes and his wife Charlotte in 1992. The donation was completed in 2011; the thirteenth president of Wake Forest is Nathan O. Hatch, former provost at the University of Notre Dame.. Hatch was installed as president on October 20, 2005, he assumed office on July 1, 2005, succeeding Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. who had retired after 22 years in office.
On September 16, 2015, Wake Forest announced plans to offer undergraduate classes do
Virginia Tech Hokies football
The Virginia Tech Hokies football team represents Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the sport of American football. The Hokies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference, they competed in the Big East. Their home games are played at Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Virginia with a seating capacity of over 65,000 fans. Lane Stadium is considered to be one of the loudest stadiums in the country, being voted number one in ESPN's "Top 20 Scariest Places to Play", it was recognized in 2005 by Rivals.com as having the best home-field advantage in the country. It is the 31st largest stadium in college football. In 124 seasons, the Hokies have won over 700 games and appeared in 32 bowl games, including the 2000 BCS National Championship. With 25 consecutive bowl appearances, beginning in 1993, the Hokies have the longest bowl game streak in the country recognized by the NCAA.
The program has claimed ten conference titles and produced eight All-Americans. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College first played football on October 21, 1892 against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School; the game took place on a plowed off wheat field, "about as level as a side of Brush Mountain". The Hokies won their first game 14–10, but were defeated 10–0 eight days on a return trip to Radford; the first several VAMC teams wore cadet gray and black, but in 1896 the colors were changed to Burnt Orange and Chicago Maroon – a color combination, unique among educational institutions at the time. The 1899, 1901, 1903 teams lost only to rival Virginia. Star player Hunter Carpenter returned to Virginia Tech in 1905, after a year at the University of North Carolina, for a last shot at beating Virginia. Carpenter helped lead VPI to a 9 -- the best in school's history up to that time, he was never named to the All-America team only because Walter Camp, who named the team at the time, said he would never name a player who he had not seen play.
The 1909 team claim a southern championship. This is the first season the team was referred to in print as the "Gobblers,” which became the official nickname in 1912. At the end of the 1911 season, VPI joined the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association, they won the conference in 1916 and 1918. After 1921, the SAIAA was dissolved and six of its schools became founding members of the Southern Conference. From 1925 to 1928, Tech was led by the "Pony Express" backfield, he was joined by Herbert "Mac" McEver and Tommy Tomko. In 1927, during a 6 to 0 upset of the Colgate Red Raiders in New York, Peake ran for nearly 200 yards and scored the game's only points. During one three-game stretch, he return yardage of 306, 314 and 353 yards, he was credited with gaining 1,761 yards in eight games. 930 were from scrimmage, 831 on punts and kickoffs. In 1928 the game against Virginia he came off the sideline with an injured hip to return a punt for a touchdown. In 1932, Tech upset Georgia 7–6. Bill Grinus blocked the tying extra point.
Virginia Tech's first post-season bowl appearance was in the 1947 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against the University of Cincinnati. Tech had a 3–3–3 record that year, was the third choice after Border Conference champions Hardin–Simmons University and runner-up Texas Tech Red Raiders both declined the bowl invitation. Tech lost that game 18–6. Another first for the Gobblers came in 1954 when they had their first, only, unbeaten season in school history; the team was 8–0–1 and finished ranked 16th in the Associated Press post-season football poll. The team's lone blemish was a 7 -- 7 tie against Mary in Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite the team's success, it did not appear in a post-season bowl game; the 1963 team captured Tech's only outright SoCon championship. In the 1970s, Tech adopted an aggressive passing offense under head coach Charlie Coffey. Success, remained elusive. In the early 1980s, football coach and athletic director, Bill Dooley spearheaded a campaign for a new look and name for the mascot, which debuted at the 1981 football game against Wake Forest.
The turkey-like figure was referred to as "the Hokie mascot", "the Hokie", "the Hokie bird", which resulted in changing the official designation of the Virginia Tech mascot to the Hokies. Dooley led the Hokies to the program's first-ever bowl win, in the 1986 Peach Bowl over NC State, but he earned the program NCAA sanctions that led to his resignation that offseason. Though many hoped for departed Maryland coach Bobby Ross, athletic director Dutch Baughman turned to Hokie alumnus and defensive back from 1966 to 1968, Frank Beamer. Beamer had worked his way up the assistant coaching ladder since his 1969 graduation before spending six seasons in the head job at Murray State. Among the assistants Beamer brought with him from the Racers was linebackers coach Bud Foster, who had joined Beamer's first Murray State staff as a graduate assistant upon his own graduation there. Virginia Tech joined the Big East Conference for football play in 1991; the Hokies were competitive in the new league early on, but could never beat annual foe, the Miami Hurricanes, despite having a 6-6 record vs. the Hurricanes during the Big East years.
In 1993, The Hokies earned a trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, its first bowl gam
Bowman Gray Stadium
Bowman Gray Stadium is a NASCAR sanctioned 1⁄4-mile asphalt flat oval short track and longstanding football stadium located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing's most legendary venues, is referred to as "NASCAR's longest-running weekly race track". Bowman Gray Stadium is part of the Winston-Salem Sports and Entertainment Complex and is home of the Winston-Salem State University Rams football team, it was the home of the Wake Forest University football team from 1956 until Groves Stadium opened in 1968. Bowman Gray Stadium was a popular venue for high school football in the 1980s. Parkland and R. J. Reynolds High Schools shared Bowman Gray Stadium as their home field for high school football until the two schools built their own facility in 1994; the stadium was built in 1937 as a public works project to provide jobs during the Great Depression. The first event at the new stadium was a football game in the fall of 1938 between Wake Forest College and Duke University. In the beginning, the stadium's sole use was for collegiate football until trotter horse racing was added on the.250-mile dirt oval.
The first auto racing at Bowman Gray was a type of midget auto racing on the dirt quarter mile track from 1939–1949. The track was paved in 1947, after a promoter got the City of Winston-Salem to agree to pay to have the track paved in exchange for restitution of payments through a percentage of future income from races. However, after the track was paved the promoter fled. Stock car racing at Bowman Gray Stadium was started by Bill France Sr. and Alvin Hawkins, two men who were founding fathers of NASCAR. The track was NASCAR's first weekly track; the track would run weekly NASCAR sanctioned events during the summer months. The first NASCAR-sanctioned event took place on May 18, 1949, was won by Fonty Flock; the track was opened by NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and Alvin Hawkins, remains operated by members of the Hawkins family to this day. By the end of the inaugural Bowman Gray season 11 races five more were rained out. Tim Flock won the track championship with a season; as the racing had become popular at the track, an additional 7,000 seats were added in 1953, raising the seating capacity from 10,000 to 17,000.
The track has hosted numerous series throughout the years including The Grand National Series NASCAR Convertible Division, NASCAR Late Model Short Track Division, NASCAR Grand American Series, Dash Series, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division and NASCAR K&N Pro Series. The first Grand National event took place in 1958 and it was won by Bob Welborn. Other winners include Glen Wood, Rex White, David Pearson, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson and Marvin Panch. Richard Petty won his 100th race at the track; the Grand National Series first raced at the track in 1958 and hosted a total of 29 Grand National races through 1971. Motorcycle races were run on a temporary dirt track at the stadium in 1970 and 1971; the stock car races were run first in the events before construction crews would lay dirt down during an intermission for motorcycles races the same night. Bowman Gray's nickname, the "Madhouse," is attributed to the racing antics that take place on the tight, quarter mile bull ring.
In 2014, Bowman Gray's promoter, Gray Garrison described the events at BGS as part racing, part religion, part wrestling. While this is the reason for the nickname, it originated from a qualifying format the track used in the 1950s called the "mad scramble." In 2015, Bowman Gray celebrated its 1,000th NASCAR sanctioned race On November 14, 2018, it was announced that the Stadium would get a $9 million renovation. It will begin in 2019, with construction starting in 2020 and ending in 2022, it will include new restrooms, a track resurface, a new name for the football field entitled "Rams Field At Bowman Gray". The track features four divisions: the modifieds, street stock and stadium stock; the modifieds are the featured division at Bowman Gray, the division started in 1949 and the all-time wins list features some of the best NASCAR drivers including Lee Petty, Ralph Earnhardt, Ned Jarrett, Richie Evans, Jerry Cook. The football history of the stadium is quite storied. Wake Forest University played home games in the stadium from its move to Winston-Salem in 1956, until the 1968 season when Groves Stadium opened.
Players such as Brian Piccolo, the 1964 ACC Player of the Year who led the nation in rushing and scoring, played his home games in Bowman Gray. Piccolo became famous as the teammate of Gale Sayers with the Chicago Bears, the subject of the 1971 film Brian's Song; the Winston-Salem high schools of R. J. Reynolds High and Parkland High played their home games at the stadium in the late 1960s through the 1980s. Bowman Gray's weekly racing tradition continues as part of the Whelen All-American Series, with races Saturday evenings from the end of April through August; the track can seat 17,000 people in the stands, with an additional 2,000 standing-room around the wall above the seating areas. The weekly races during the year have an average attendance between 12,000 and 15,000 per night. Many events are standing room only, as some events have had estimated crowds of more than 23,000 show up. Weekly races include the modified, street stock and stadium stock divisions. Bowman Gray is a part of the special events including classic modified coupes and East Coast Flathead Ford Racing Association, monster trucks, demolition derbies, chain races, skid races and INEX
The Demon Deacon is the mascot of Wake Forest University, a school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Best known for its unorthodox name and appearance, the Demon Deacon has become a mainstay in the world of U. S. college mascots. Like most old U. S. universities, the origins of Wake Forest's mascot are somewhat debated. As early as 1895, Wake Forest College was using its colors in athletic competition; the school's literary magazine, "The Wake Forest Student," described them in this manner: "At last, Wake Forest has a college badge. It is a neat button designed by Mr. John M. Heck and contains a tiger's head over the letters WFC; the colors are in old gold and black." During the early part of the 20th century, these colors became more and more associated with the college. Since Wake Forest was founded as a Baptist college, some historians have proposed an association with the Bible, but most people believe their adoption comes from the connection with the original tiger mascot; the tiger mascot stayed with the school for a little more than two decades, but reports indicate that by the early 1920s, the college's nicknames were most noted as the "Baptists," or "The Old Gold & Black."
The first few decades of the 20th century were rough for the Wake Forest athletic squads, but in 1923, Hank Garrity took the head football and basketball coaching jobs. His leadership gave the school a short relief from its early mediocrity when he led the football team to three consecutive winning seasons, the basketball team compiled a 33-14 combined record in two seasons. In 1923, the Wake Forest football team defeated rival Trinity. In the following issue of the school newspaper, the editor of the paper, Mayon Parker, first referred to the team as "Demon Deacons," in recognition of what he called their "devilish" play and fighting spirit. Henry Belk, Wake Forest's news director, Garrity liked the title and used it so the popularity of the term grew; the actual mascot made its first appearance in 1941. As the "Demon Deacon" terminology became more popular, Jack Baldwin became the first Deacon mascot. "Some of my fraternity brothers and I were just sitting around one evening," Baldwin recalls, "and came to the agreement that what Wake Forest needed was someone dressed like a deacon -- top hat, tails, a black umbrella and all that.
We wanted him to be more dignified than other mascots, sort of like an old Baptist Deacon would dress" Baldwin found an old tuxedo and a top hat, on the following Saturday, he led the Wake Forest football team onto the field, riding the North Carolina ram. Two years when Baldwin graduated, many interested students were willing to continue dressing up as the mascot; the responsibility to pick new Demon Deacons fell on Baldwin's fraternity, but it broadened to include all students. Today, special tryouts are held annually for new Deacons, the competition is intense. A number of years the mascot continued to be the Demon Deacon, but the full body was designed after a fan and student named "Doc" Murphrey. If he wasn't going to become a star on the football field, he would become the biggest fan the school had seen. "We were playing against Carolina, the fans started hollering,'We want Murphrey. We want Murphrey.' Peahead got tired of it and hollered,'Murphrey, come here.' And I said,'Coach, who do I go in for?'
And he said. They want you and I don't want you, so get up there with them.' I started right and there being a cheerleader, not a cheerleader, but just a guy who would get up when you needed somebody to rally the troops." Over the years, the Deacon has performed numerous memorable stunts: Jimmy Devos shocked a Bowman Gray Stadium football crowd one afternoon by dropping his pants -- only to reveal a pair of colorful Bermuda shorts. Ray Whitley introduced the art of goal-climbing to Wake Forest contests. Bill Shepherd answered Auburn's war eagle cry with his own "turkey buzzard." Joe Hensley was the first Deacon to get on the roof of Wait Chapel to motivate the students during the football season. Hap Bulger gained notoriety as the stately "Debonair Deacon." Jeff Dobbs the most well-known Deacon, was a spirited and acrobatic dancer, who has returned on occasion to inspire Wake Forest crowds with his cheering and antics. Wake Forest Demon Deacons football Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball Wake Forest Sports tradition page
Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park
David F. Couch Ballpark is a collegiate and former minor-league baseball park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; the full-time home of the Wake Forest University baseball team, starting in 2009, it was previously home of the Winston-Salem entry in the Carolina League, a role it played since the park opened in 1956. The ballpark is located at 401 Deacon Boulevard, directly east of BB&T Field, home of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons football team, it is bounded by Deacon Boulevard to the south, Shorefair Drive to the east, BB&T Field to the west. West 32nd Street lies to the north behind a group of a parking lot. Known as Ernie Shore Field, the park was named for major league pitcher and North Carolina native Ernie Shore, a teammate of fellow pitcher Babe Ruth when they played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1910s. After Shore retired as a ballplayer, he served as Forsyth County Sheriff and baseball guru for many years, he helped spearhead the drive for a new ballpark. The effort was successful, the "Twins", as they were called, had a new home.
Since the team has gone through various nicknames and is called the "Dash". The park was the home field of the Demon Deacons baseball team until they opened Gene Hooks Stadium on campus in 1981; because Hooks Stadium lacked lights, some early-season and necessary night games continued to be played at Ernie Shore Field. Like their now-demolished on-campus ballpark, the renamed Ernie Shore Field honors former Wake Forest athletic director Gene Hooks; the baseball park was used for some key scenes in the 1990 movie Mr. Destiny starring James Belushi and Linda Hamilton. In that movie, Belushi's character travels back in time to "try again" in a life-altering high school ball game. With the resurgence of minor league baseball during the 1980s and 1990s, the stadium underwent many renovations to modernize the facility; the transfer of the stadium to Wake Forest University began in December 2006, when tentative agreements were put into place to sell the field to the University after a new stadium was constructed in downtown Winston-Salem for the Dash.
The sale was completed prior to the 2009 baseball season. The new ballpark's construction experienced various delays; the Dash had hoped to begin the 2009 season at the downtown park, but pushed the date back to mid-season. Wake Forest University accommodated the Dash for as much of the 2009 season as necessary. On June 2, the club announced the opening of the new ballpark for the 2010 season, allowing Wake Forest complete control of Wake Forest Baseball Park. In February 2016, Wake Forest baseball park was named David F. Couch Ballpark in honor of former baseball player David Couch. A longtime supporter of Wake Forest Athletics and the baseball program, Couch made the lead gift toward the new $14 million Player Development Center, which opened in February 2017. Along the third-base line, the 41,000-square foot facility includes a team locker room, training room, equipment room, a full kitchen, professional players locker space including renovation and relocation of the home dugout and bullpen and construction of a pitching laboratory, complete with 18 high-speed cameras designed to analyze the biomechanics of each player.
Future additions will include a video conference room, team meeting room, coaches offices, a Wake Forest baseball heritage area and an indoor batting facility. List of NCAA Division I baseball venues More Info Ernie Shore Field Views - Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 14,407-seat multi-purpose arena, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Construction on the arena began on April 23, 1987 and it opened on August 28, 1989, it was named after Lawrence Joel, an Army medic from Winston-Salem, awarded the Medal of Honor in 1967 for action in Vietnam on November 8, 1965. The memorial was designed by James Ford in New York, includes the poem "The Fallen" engraved on an interior wall, it is home to the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons men's basketball and women's basketball teams, is adjacent to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. The arena replaced the old Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum, torn down for the LJVM Coliseum's construction; the LJVM is home to the Wake Forest University men's and women's basketball teams, but other basketball games are held there, such as the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic basketball tournament, an annual event for high school basketball teams in the area. Since 2003, the LJVM has hosted the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Western Regional Basketball Tournaments.
The LJVM was the site of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament from 1994 to 1999. The first and second rounds of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship have been held at the Coliseum four times, it hosted the MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament from 2009 to 2012. In a memorable NCAA second-round game at the Coliseum on March 15, 1997, North Carolina gave head coach Dean Smith victory number 877, surpassing Kentucky legend Adolph Rupp as the winningest college basketball coach in history; the Harlem Globetrotters have played in the Coliseum as well. By 1993, the LJVM had replaced the Greensboro Coliseum as the arena for visits from World Championship Wrestling in the area, it hosted the annual Fall Brawl pay-per-view event from 1996 to 1999 which featured the WarGames matches from 1996-1998. The arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres; the LJVM's amply large size makes it an ideal location for performers who wish to perform at smaller venues.
The main arena can be curtained off to create a theater-like setting. The LJVM has played host to large-scale events such as the quarterfinals of the 2007 Davis Cup, but has hosted racing, bull riding, religious conferences and other events; the movie The Longest Ride filmed a bull riding scene at the Coliseum in August 2014. Barney performed here in 1998 in his first National Tour: "Barney's Big Surprise"; the show was filmed here and was released as a VHS tape. In addition to its main arena, the LJVM has an Annex; the Winston-Salem State University Rams play basketball in the annex. There is an Education Building available for additional floor space. Wake Forest University BB&T Field along with its Deacon Tower and Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park, a baseball stadium, is considered part of the complex. Bowman Gray Stadium, though not in the vicinity, is technically part of the complex as well. All these buildings combined make up the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex, with the exception of Bowman Gray Stadium is bordered by University Parkway, 27th Street, Deacon Boulevard, Shorefair Drive.
BB&T Ballpark has replaced Gene Hooks Field in downtown at the intersection of Business 40 and North Carolina Highway 150. On May 20, 2013, the Winston-Salem city council approved the sale of the Joel Coliseum to Wake Forest University for $8 million. Wake Forest might consider buying the naming rights to the arena as well, owned by the city. Wake Forest University completed the purchase of Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the surrounding 33 acres on August 1, 2013. Wake Forest plans on making improvements and repairs to Coliseum, according to its Athletic Director Ron Wellman. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Official website