Duke University Top Questions

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

Lillie

The Duke sports scene is AMAZING. With great baseball, women's soccer, men's lacrosse, and other teams, any sports fanatic would be in heaven. The football team is getting better (but, notably, no students go to games ever since the abolition of our Tailgate). The basketball team is by far the biggest attraction. Being in K-Ville and in Cameron is AMAZING. Growing up a UNC fan, I didn't think I'd enjoy it - but it is one of the most fun things to do at Duke. The atmosphere is ELECTRIC. It's fantastic, you have to experience it to believe it.

Luke

Basketball is king at Duke. We have some other very successful sports programs, too, whether it's lacrosse or tennis or soccer. But don't get it twisted, we Blue Devils are all about our basketball team. From the most die-hard, front-row, screaming fan to the totally uninitiated, basketball fever is universally infectious here. We all watch the games, and when it's being played at Cameron Indoor Stadium, students get in free. You just might have to wait in line for a while if it's a particularly big game. For our classic rivalry with those awful UNC Tarheels, that "line" becomes a full-blown tent city for over a month, culminating in a live concert and tons of ridiculous fun on the last couple of nights before the game. Our coach, Mike Krzyzewski (practice that spelling!) holds the all-time record for most wins in college basketball history. He's an absolute legend, but he's also a humble, respectful, nice guy. Perfect example of that well-rounded Duke spirit.

Luke

Basketball is king at Duke. We have some other very successful sports programs, too, whether it's lacrosse or tennis or soccer. But don't get it twisted, we Blue Devils are all about our basketball team. From the most die-hard, front-row, screaming fan to the totally uninitiated, basketball fever is universally infectious here. We all watch the games, and when it's being played at Cameron Indoor Stadium, students get in free. You just might have to wait in line for a while if it's a particularly big game. For our classic rivalry with those awful UNC Tarheels, that "line" becomes a full-blown tent city for over a month, culminating in a live concert and tons of ridiculous fun on the last couple of nights before the game. Our coach, Mike Krzyzewski (practice that spelling!) holds the all-time record for most wins in college basketball history. He's an absolute legend, but he's also a humble, respectful, nice guy. Perfect example of that well-rounded Duke spirit.

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Josh, a Duke Senior, discusses his experience last year at the UNC Duke basketball game, and what sort of shenanigans he had to pull to get into the game

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Reuben, a Duke Senior and manager of the Football team, discusses traditions the team has regarding their rivalries.

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Duke Senior Dan talks about devil worshippers (aka the UNC Tar Heels), what it means to be a rival in the classroom as opposed to on the field, the Boston Red Sox, and why it's so hard for Physics Majors to score dates. One of these was made up, only one way to figure out which...

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A look at the 3 National Championship banners hanging above the girl's team practice.

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A look at the Duke Basketball Hall of Fame from inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Retired Jersey section has pictures of many Blue Devil greats from the past.

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A look at the fabled Cameron Indoor Stadium, which houses Coach K Court, from its humble exterior.

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Tom visits Wallace Wade Stadium on a rainy off day. In the distance, you can just make out Duke's Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl banners. Yes, we Dukies are proud of them, even if they were from the 18th Century.

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Student Greg talks about Duke rivals, stupid chants, and his strategies for courting tar heels.

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Student Samantha walks from tailgate to the stadium to watch Duke football take on NC State. She eloquently describes her tenting experience as a freshman, her school pride, and the agony of what could have been.

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Student Samantha walks from tailgate to the stadium to watch Duke football take on NC State. She eloquently describes her tenting experience as a freshman, her school pride, and the agony of what could have been.

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A student tailgater talks about Duke Athletics, the Football resurgence, and the non-rivalry with NC State.

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A glimpse of the Blue Devil tradition of tailgate - universally known as the craziest of all tailgates - from the entry gates.

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The team huddles up before walking to the locker room.

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The band prepares to lead the Blue Devil Football squad to the stadium, known as "The Devil's Walk"

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