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. 

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Weather delay does not subdue rivalry hype

The time to dwell on what might have been is over. There won’t be nearly 22,000 students ringing the Smith Center court or an epic battle between the Tobacco Road boys in blue as a ferocious winter storm rages outside.


Tar Heels prepare for rivalry battle

Sophomore J.P. Tokoto has admittedly limited experience in the North Carolina-Duke rivalry. Last year, he played a combined 10 minutes between the two games the bitter rivals played. Still, he’s taken it upon himself to prepare the team’s freshmen for tonight’s rivalry rekindling at the Smith Center.


McAdoo shuts out the noise

James Michael McAdoo doesn’t care what you think. He was crowned by USA Basketball before stepping foot on a college court, heralded as the next savior of North Carolina basketball.


UNC women's basketball stops skid at Duke

DURHAM — North Carolina entered Cameron Indoor Stadium in the midst of a fall. Seven straight losses to Duke, five straight losses in Cameron Indoor Stadium, and three straight losses this season to unranked teams.