Topics: UNC-Duke rivalry

As one of the greatest rivalries in college sports, the UNC-Duke tradition defies adequate description. The two schools, separated by only eight miles, have some of the most spirited and competitive basketball games in college athletics. An ESPN poll in 2000 ranked it as the third-greatest rivalry North American sports rivalry.

While the two universities compete in a variety of sports and other competitions, the UNC-Duke rivalry comes into full effect during basketball season. The two teams met for the first time January 24, 1920. They are scheduled to play twice during the regular season, once at UNC and once at Duke. 

UNC and Duke athletes join for ACC Sportsmanship Week at local schools

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Plenty of people will tell you the UNC-Duke rivalry is one of the greatest in all of sports — but student-athletes from both schools are putting aside their differences for ACC Sportsmanship Week and teaming up with nonprofit organization COMPASSION IT to visit local schools and spread its message.


UNC’s win over Duke brings business to Franklin Street bars

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UNC fans rushed Franklin Street after the UNC men’s basketball team’s win over Duke Saturday night. Along with their Carolina blue apparel and loud, cheering voices, they brought plenty of business to restaurants and bars along the street.


No arrests made in the Franklin Street rush after Saturday's 90-83 win over Duke

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In the final 10 seconds of UNC men's basketball’s 90-83 win over Duke, people began rushing out of Top of the Hill Bar and Distillery to get to Franklin Street. Town residents and students alike wanted to be the first on the street to celebrate the win.


Berry's 28 leads UNC men's basketball to 90-83 win over Duke

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In another classic entry of a storied rivalry, the North Carolina men's basketball team held off Duke in the final minutes to claim a 90-83 win on Saturday in the Smith Center.


Students go great lengths to get Duke tickets

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With the UNC vs. Duke men’s basketball game quickly approaching on Saturday, many students are willing to do almost anything to get a ticket.


Column: Why I still hate Duke

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Editor’s note: Ian Williams, a 1990 UNC alumnus, was a columnist for The Daily Tar Heel when he wrote the iconic column “Why I Hate Duke.” The column ran Jan 17, 1990. That night, the Tar Heels stomped the Blue Devils by 19.


Suspect arrested for selling counterfeit tickets to UNC-Duke men's basketball game

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Anyone looking to buy tickets to the UNC vs. Duke men’s basketball game Saturday should be on the lookout out for counterfeit tickets.


Duke alumni take action against Trump's executive order

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration — which limits entry from seven majority-Muslim countries — there is uncertainty about the role universities should play in public discourse about political issues.


Restaurants and students prepare for the first rivalry game of the season

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The time has come, and the North Carolina-Duke game is finally here. Businesses and students all over Chapel Hill are preparing for crowds, cheers and Duke tears.


Varsity Theatre hosts sold-out UNC-Duke game screening

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It’s time for the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game, and for the seventh consecutive year, the Tar Heel Outreach Program is hosting its annual watch party at the Varsity Theatre.


Here are some things that lasted longer than Grayson Allen's trippy indefinite suspension

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Grayson Allen, a Duke Men's Basketball player, was suspended by Mike Krzyzewski "indefinitely" for being caught tripping an opponent for the third time since last year. However, this suspension only lasted for one game (which they lost).


No. 17 UNC football's defense falters in 28-27 loss to Duke

The football arced high into the night sky. Too high. No. 17 North Carolina's cornerback Des Lawrence saw the underthrown pass on a flea flicker near the end of the first quarter of Thursday night’s 28-27 loss to Duke and maneuvered into position to make the play.


UNC football falls 28-27 to rival Duke

After a 14-0 start, it appeared No. 15 North Carolina was primed to run away with its rivalry matchup against Duke. But the Blue Devils didn’t lie down, using a resurgent defense and clock-chewing ground game to stymie UNC’s powerful offense in a 28-27 win in Durham.


Victory Bell to be painted winning team's colors, after all

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The winning team of today's Duke v. UNC football game will get to paint the Victory Bell, after all.


Duke University sued for fabricating research data to win millions in federal grants

A former researcher from Duke University has filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming fellow researchers fabricated data to win millions of dollars in federal grants.


Marcus Paige’s final free throws help give UNC men's basketball an ACC Championship

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DURHAM — Before the final game of regular season for the No. 8 North Carolina men’s basketball team, a simple phrase was written on the white board in the visitor’s locker room of Cameron Indoor Stadium.


15,000 flood Franklin Street to celebrate UNC's victory

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The Chapel Hill Police Department said an estimated 15,000 students and residents flooded Franklin Street following UNC’s 76-72 victory over Duke Saturday night.


Franklin Street shut down for 76-72 win over Duke

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As the final buzzer rang at Cameron Indoor Stadium affirming UNC's 76-72 win over Duke, the Chapel Hill police decided it needed more enforcement on Franklin Street for the quickly growing crowd as UNC students and Chapel Hill residents fled to Franklin Street to participate in a rivalry tradition


Students cream Duke without the help of the basketball team

UNC students threw pies in the faces of people chanting “Go Blue Devils!” in the Pit on the day of the UNC-Duke basketball game.


Chapel Hill prepares for rivalry game

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Chapel Hill police officers, businesses and residents are gearing up for the biggest UNC basketball game of the year and the celebrations that could follow.