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In February 1947, Wake Forest’s Demon Deacons challenged the UNC Tarheels on the historic hardwood of Gore Gymnasium.
A photographer filmed the action with a 16mm camera. After the film was processed, it was handed over to the coaching staff for scouting and practice purposes. Then this particular copy landed in the hands of Carolina’s Bill Miller.
Miller, a star player who went on to a career in professional basketball and coaching, gave the game film to his daughter, Chris Ramsey. Ramsey preserved the thirteen minute film and generously shared it with the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society. The Society maintains a collection of filmed athletic events transferred to disc.
The two minutes posted here provide a rare glimpse into the world of old Southern Conference basketball, which led to the modern day ACC, as it was lived and played in the college town of Wake Forest.