| the history of wake forest
u the year in athletics
Inside Tennis: Tech-
niques of Winning,
by James h. “Jim”
leighton Jr., tennis
coach since 1962,
The football team
defeated UNC and
Maryland, tied Clem-
son, but lost the seven
(to N.C. State, Min-
nesota, Virginia Tech,
Purdue, South Caro-
lina, Duke, and Florida
State). On November 25 Coach bill tate resigned,
to be replaced by calvin c. stoll, assistant coach
at Michigan State University. Stoll became the
twenty-second head football coach in Wake
Forest history. Football player digit laughridge
was named to the All-ACC first team, and Joseph
dobner and lloyd halvorson were Academic
The basketball team, coached by Jack mcclo-
skey in his third year at Wake Forest, finished
the regular season with a 17–8 record, was
seeded fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference
Tournament, defeated N.C. State in the quar-
ter-finals, but lost to UNC in the semi-finals.
Earlier in the season sophomore charlie davis
set a Wake Forest record in a single game by
scoring fifty-one points against American
University, thus breaking an earlier record set
by leonard chappell against Virginia in 1962
(Chappell had scored fifty points in only
twenty-seven minutes of playing time). Davis
was named to the All-ACC first team. Jerry
montgomery was an Academic All-ACC selec-
tion and received the ACC Award for Excellence
in Scholarship and Athletics.
The baseball team had a record of thirteen
wins and twenty losses. The tennis team
placed fourth in the Conference, and the
swimming team placed sixth. Baseball players
Jim callison and craig robinson were named
to the All-ACC first team.
From the Young Republican Club: Gerald Ford,
minority leader of the House of Representatives.
From “Challenge ’69” (a student-directed sym-
posium on contemporary American affairs)i,
directed by norma murdoch: a three-day pro-
gram on “The Urban Crisis” featuring speeches
by Saul Alinsky, Harvey Cox, Michael Harrington,
and 1968 Vice-Presidential candidate Senator
Edmund Muskie, and a concert by duo-pianists
Ferrante and Teicher.
The College Union’s film series, chaired by
douglas lemza of Kendall Park, New Jersey,
was ranked by the American Association of
Film Studies as the fourth best program of
films in the nation. The highlight of the 1968–
1969 season was an Alfred Hitchcock Festival.
In chapel: baseball celebrity Bill Veeck; Jack
Vaughn, director of the Peace Corps.
There had been two earlier “Challenge” symposia, one in 1965 and another in 1967. They were among
the most ambitious and inventive student projects in the University’s history, and the third “Challenge”
was similarly provocative.