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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	Students tell us why they hate Duke.

Column: Hate Duke, further the American Dream

Sometime during tonight’s epic Duke-Carolina match-up, while Butter is busy carving up the Blue Devils defense and John Henson has smacked another of the 16 Plumlee brothers’ weak shots back to Durham, you will turn to whomever you’re watching the game with, exchange drunken high fives and know true contentedness.


Police prep for possible Wednesday win

While UNC students prepare for the mile-and-a-half run to Franklin Street after Wednesday night’s Duke basketball game, the Chapel Hill Police Department is also gearing up for the night’s festivities.


Duke basketball ticket seekers receive glitch email

Due to a technical glitch with the online ticket lottery notification system, all students who entered the lottery, including those who won tickets, received an email saying they would not receive tickets, said Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association.


	Carolina defeated Duke 30-5 in Monday night’s home match in Carmichael Arena.

UNC takes first dual win

Win or die. That’s how North Carolina senior Thomas Ferguson characterized the UNC wrestling team’s mindset before its meet against Duke on Monday night at Carmichael Arena.


	UNC men’s soccer vs. Duke

Duke soccer team ?ghts back to earn tie with UNC

In a match that lasted 110 minutes — complete with double–overtime drama and enough hard hits to satisfy the football team — both North Carolina and Duke were left gasping for air by the final whistle. The No. 5 Tar Heels faced a determined Duke squad Friday night in front of a record-breaking crowd at Fetzer Field, and it took everything they had to come out with a 2-2 tie.


	Senior Billy Bitter scored three goals on 10 shots against the Blue Devils, but it wasn’t enough as the Tar Heels fell to Duke 14-9 at home.

Blue Devils continue dominance, beat UNC

Playing in front of a home crowd is usually advantageous to a team, especially in a big rivalry match. But against Duke, the No. 8 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team can’t seem to shake the home field hex.


	Harrison Barnes steps through Duke’s Ryan Kelly and Kyle Singler for a lay up attempt. Barnes had a team-high 16 points for the Tar Heels.

Third slow start for Heels is one too many

UNC sputtered at the beginning of its first two games but staged big comebacks to advance to the ACC Tournament championship game. Against Duke and ACC Player of the Year Nolan Smith though, the Tar Heels could not conjure another second-half thriller.