The Piccolo Residence Hall was originally dedicated in 1982.
Brian Piccolo majored in speech at Wake Forest University and wrote letters to his friends in philosophy class. Until Coach Bill Tate came to Wake Forest, he was often late to football practice.
Piccolo also gave the Wake Forest Demon Deacons or “Deacs” a “winning” season. He won the ACC and national titles in rushing and scoring. He went to play for the Bears, where coach George Halas took him in hand, and the combination of Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers did pretty well together.
Brian died, but he gave it a good fight. And that’s what he should be remembered for. Not the tragedy of his dying, but the triumph of his living.
The Brian Piccolo Residence Hall was originally dedicated Sept. 4, 1982 and was intended as a state-of-the-art facility to house Wake Forest athletes. In 1991 the NCAA legislated that athletic dormitories had to be open to all students so it now houses a variety of students from Wake Forest. The dorm is situated in a beautiful wooded area of the Wake Forest campus next to another dorm dedicated to Arnold Palmer.