Wake Forest Welcomes Home @DemonDeacons Handle
@DemonDeacons will be the new Twitter handle for Wake Forest athletics

Aug 26, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest is excited to announce that after a lengthy investigation that spanned the globe, authorities have located the missing @DemonDeacons Twitter handle and have returned it to the athletic department where it will replace @WFUSports as the official Twitter account of Wake Forest athletics.

When Wake Forest athletics first joined Twitter years ago, staffers discovered that the @DemonDeacons handle was missing - stolen by an unidentified culprit and hidden, unused, in an unknown location.

The department used a progression of makeshift handles, the much-maligned @WakeForestSport and then @WFUSports, while vowing never to rest until @DemonDeacons was returned to its rightful home.

The Wake Forest University Police Department, working with a number of federal agencies, received a tip about the location of the handle two months ago, and late last night @DemonDeacons was found artfully concealed behind a false wall in an office building.

While the thief is still on the loose, a sense of relief flooded through the athletic department when the news broke this morning that the handle had been returned and would take its proper position as the official Twitter account of Wake Forest athletics.

"As the years went by, we never gave up hope that we would one day find @DemonDeacons, and that day has finally come," said associate athletic director Bill Oakes, the head of the department's Strategic Communications Unit.

"We're excited that our official Twitter account will now carry the name of the most unique mascot in college athletics, and we can't wait to use @DemonDeacons to share the great story of Wake Forest athletics with our fans."

Fans are encouraged to follow @DemonDeacons to stay up-to-date with all the happenings in Wake Forest athletics. Those who had followed the department's previous account @WFUSports have been automatically transferred over to @DemonDeacons.

A complete list of all official Wake Forest social media accounts is available in the department's social media directory.

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