Excitement about the Duke game will drive UNC students to Franklin Street in droves Thursday night, even though the basketball game will be held eight miles away.
The match against the Blue Devils will be at 9 p.m. Thursday in Cameron Stadium on Duke University's campus.
"I can't wait!" said Chris Jordan, a senior business major and a Carolina Athletic Association Cabinet member.
"It's one of the biggest games of the season, the other being the other Carolina-Duke game. I'll probably go to Franklin Street, hopefully see a few people out."
Two candidates for CAA president, Richard Kwok and Michael Songer, said they also would be found on Franklin Street on Thursday night.
Kwok, a second-year doctoral student in the School of Public Health, said he would be there with his friends simply having fun. "I'm not going to be doing any campaigning, I can tell you that," he said.
Songer, a junior political science major and another candidate for CAA president, said he is going to BW-3 with several of his friends for the game.
But some students said they plan to avoid the mayhem on Franklin Street.
"I'm going to go watch it at a friend's house," said Daniel Dunn, a sophomore communication studies major. But if the Tar Heels win, Dunn said he would consider going to Franklin Street after the game.