The Notre Dame and Campbell football games against Wake Forest have been rescheduled, the ACC announced on Wednesday.
Wake Forest was previously scheduled to host Notre Dame at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, September 26. The game, dubbed the Dukes Mayo Classic, has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 12.
The Fighting Irish were unable to play this weekend after receiving additional positive COVID-19 tests on Monday. Notre Dame will now be off until October 10 when they host the Florida State Seminoles in South Bend.
Wake Forest will also be off this weekend. The Demon Deacons will next be in action on Friday, Oct. 2 when they host the Campbell Camels of the Big South Conference at Truist Field. The game, set for 7:00pm ET on the ACC Network, was moved up from its previously announced date of Friday, Oct. 9.
“We look forward to welcoming Coach Mike Minter and the Fighting Camels to Truist Field next week,” Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie said. “We are extremely appreciative of the partnership of Campbell AD Omar Banks in being able to adjust their schedule to move our game up one week. Their ability to adjust the game date is a testament to the protocols and healthy and safe atmosphere Omar, Coach Minter and their entire staff has created in Buies Creek.
“Wake Forest Athletics also appreciates Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement yesterday increasing the maximum permissible capacity to seven percent of capacity for our home games inside Truist Field beginning in October. In conjunction with health authorities, our staff has worked hard over the past six months to develop extensive plans to adhere to social distancing requirements and safely host our student-athletes parents and families, students, and a limited number of fans inside all our venues,” Currie said. “Our student-athletes and staff have missed the passion and support of Deacon Nation. We look forward to safely welcoming you back!”
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and University community remains our top priority,” said Head Coach Dave Clawson. “As I have said since the summer, this season was going to present challenges we have never experienced. As we continue to navigate this season, we need to remain flexible and I appreciate the leadership from John Currie, our administration and the ACC in giving us a pathway forward during this season. We appreciate the flexibility from Coach Minter and our partnership with the Campbell athletic department to allow our student-athletes to return to the field on Oct. 2.”
Fighting Camels? That has got to be one of the best mascot names out there.