As always go check out Duke Report (link below) to get the latest info on Duke basketball and football.
Ready for the DUKE vs UNC game tomorrow night? Never been to a Duke vs Unc game? Got 20 minutes to burn? If you answered yes to any of the above questions.. go check out my DUKE vs UNC FAN EXPERIENCE VIDEO (link below) I shot back at the 2013 Unc at Duke game. Duke ended up winning that game in what was as always an electric atmosphere at Cameron Indoor Stadium. With just an iphone and a Sony camera, I recorded my entire experience from interviewing the Cameron Crazies before game to the electric atmosphere in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the game to the Crazies celebrating and burning benches after the Duke win over Unc. Duke vs Unc is a bucket list item for many fans and there is nothing like going to the Duke Unc game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
It has been a while since I have have updated this blog... However..
As always go check out Duke Report (link below) to get the latest info on Duke basketball and football.
Tomorrow should be another epic showdown between Duke and Unc. Check out the pics (from ESPN) below for how even the stats have been over the last 96 games between this epic rivalry.
#GODUKE #BEATUNC #GTHC
It has been way too long since I have updated this blog. As always go to DukeReport.com for your latest updates on all things Duke basketball and Duke football.
Hey... It's only December... Let that sink in Duke fans. Duke is nowhere near its full potential as a team. Just this past week we are now seeing Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden back for Duke. Here's to hoping we see Giles back soon.
Grayson has been playing with an injured toe as well. I seen it for myself after the App State game when he walked back out in Cameron somewhat with a limp wearing sandals.
Frank Jackson has missed a game as well.
My point is... the Duke team you are seeing in December is not the Duke team you will see in March. And that is a scary thought for oppsing teams. Duke is currently ranked at #5 with 2 wins over top 25 teams and a closely played game with #3 ranked Kansas.
Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson along with Jayson Tatum put on a clinic last night at MSG as Duke beat Florida by a score of 84-74.
Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard have been the two best players for Duke so far this season. In my opinion Luke Kennard should be in talks for player of the year. Luke is a deadly shooter and has been on fire this season.
This team is a work in progress as injured players come back in the rotation for Duke. When this team is 100% healthy... the sky is the limit!
The key will be how this team works together with so much talent. Just looking back at last night was a great example. Not everybody is going to be the guy who puts 20+ points up in a game. Grayson was having an off night with his shooting. However, Grayson Allen had 8 assists. You could see Grayson feeding the ball to Luke Kennard who was on fire. Last night was a great win for Duke. Some players were having great shooting nights... some were dishing the ball to their teammates. If this team continues to work so well together the sky will be the limit when everybody is healthy. I look forward to seeing this team gel together as the season continues.
As always check out DukeReport.com for your latest info on Duke basketball and Duke football.
Below are some links of my articles from the last few months.
It has been a while since I have updated this blog. As always head over to www.dukereport.com for the latest on Duke basketball and football. CTC is exactly a month away from today (October 22nd)! You can feel the excitement among Duke fans on social media as this upcoming Duke team has the potential to go a long way in March Madness.
The link below will take you to my recent article for Duke Report as I talk about what I see as the Top 10 Duke basketball games for the 2016-2017 season. Did I miss a game? Let us know in the comments section on the Duke Report website.
Check out my other somewhat recent article Duke "Weekend Warrior" Fan Experience (link below). My small business has taught me how to look at a schedule and plan out weeks in advance. I take that and applied it to the Duke basketball and football schedule and found one weekend that sticks out to me as a jam packed Duke weekend. Two basketball games and one football game in a weekend = good times for Duke fans!
There was another article back over at Duke Report I wrote back in June... ( I know... I have been slacking on updating my blog here)... about Duke football season tickets. You can read it at the link below. If you didn't buy season tickets... you can still buy individual game tickets at GoDuke.com With teams like Baylor and possibly Florida State on the 2017 home games football schedule... Duke fans may want to look at locking in to season tickets when the time comes around.
Duke football is currently has a record of 1-2 and head to Notre Dame for a tough game this weekend. Here's to hoping Duke can get the win.
Duke is already into the football season and Duke basketball will be starting a month from today with Countdown to Crazyness. Duke fans have a lot to look forward to. GO DUKE! #Sighton6
How do you throw an awesome March Madness party? We got you covered on that. I have been throwing March Madness parties for several years now. Every year we up the ante. Check out my latest article at Duke Report (link below) to get some ideas on how to throw a MM party. Enjoy the games and GO DUKE!
"Run Wake Forest Run"...
Shout out to the Cameron Crazy for the cool sign in the grad section that said the above statement.
Duke vs. Wake Forest was the 7th game I have been to this season. This Duke team has heart!
K met with the students the night before the Wake game and you can tell it paid off. I heard others say that the Wake game was the best yet for the Cameron Crazies.
Krzyzewskiville was alive and well before the Duke vs. Wake game.
All Duke fans attending a game at Duke should get there early to take in the sites. The Duke Chapel is one to check out.
The Duke vs. Wake game was a close game till the last few minutes when Duke pulled away with the victory.
Coach K was very animated in the game. At one point he took his jacket off. Everybody knows when the jacket comes off... it's about to go down!
Duke ended up getting the win against Wake Tuesday night. Harry Giles was in attendance for the game. At one point in the game, the Cameron Crazies asked Giles to "sit with us." Giles stood up and walked over to section 17 and watched the rest of the game with the Cameron Crazies.
The Cameron Crazies had some cool signs at the game Tuesday.
Duke is now 22-8 overall and 11-6 in the ACC conference. Duke will play Unc on Saturday.
Happy Birthday to soon to be Duke player Jayson Tatum! The sky's the limit for you! I can't wait to see this guy in a Duke jersey. He will quickly become a fan favorite! I hope you enjoy your day!
Scroll through any social media sites or sports networks today and you will see many talking about "the trip" from the Duke vs. Florida State game last night. You have several fans saying Grayson should be suspended for the trip. However they fail to see the ENTIRE play...
Did these fans pay attention to the the FSU player taking a swing at Grayson Allen in the play?
Did these fans even watch the entire game and see the FSU player and Grayson playing a very physical game?
Look...my point is if the ACC was even considering suspending Grayson then they would NEED to suspend the FSU player as well. Hey... let's be fair right?!
But the media... needs a villain. The media needs the "bad boy" to talk about. But let's be real.... I have talked to Grayson many times. Grayson Allen is a good person. He has a great personality and is a very likable player. And I for one don't blame Grayson one bit for sticking up for himself in games when opposing players are hacking, punching and attacking him any way they can in an effort to get Grayson out of his game mode. Don't let these opposing players of other teams off the hook! They damn well know Grayson Allen is the "go to" guy for Duke and that's why they attack him. They can't guard him and they get frustrated. Grayson is having an amazing season for Duke.
Maybe the media needs a wake up call and focus on the big picture of that both guys could be at fault...hmmm... Imagine a well rounded and balanced media... lol!
But that will never happen. As with the media, social media, fans and pretty much 99% of the word population.... everybody needs a villain in their life. It breaks down to basic psychology. It's funny that billions of stars can exist in the universe in peace... but not human life. People need a hero and they need a villain in their life to talk about. And guess what... this all rolls over into the sports world too. Sports needs that "bad boy" to talk about.
Well... I guess the athletic white boy at Duke will be the college basketball villain. Imagine that lol! Duke fans have been down this path before... with Redick, with Laettner and now with Grayson Allen.
As a Duke fan myself, I welcome that path. I have said this many times before, and I will say it again. If Duke is hated and being talked about..it's a good thing. It means Duke is relevant in the college basketball world! It's the day Duke is not hated and not talked about is when I will start to worry.
But as we can see with the sports channels, media, and social media... that day is not happening anytime soon.
Congrats to the " People's Champion" Nolan Smith on being hired as a special assistant for Duke Basketball by Coach K. I have followed Nolan Smith since he was playing local games for Oak Hill against my high school through him helping Duke win a national championship in 2010 and leaving Duke as a fan favorite. Many fans have always wanted Nolan back on the bench as a Duke coach and now he is!
Nolan will bring a lot to the Duke staff as a national champion and an amazing personality!
I'm just now getting back my voice from this past weekend...
We had court side seats for the Duke vs. Uva game this past Saturday night. And well... What.A.Game! This was a huge win and boost for the Duke Basketball team. Below is a video I shot of the last few seconds of the game when Grayson hits the buzzer beater!
It was a tough loss for UVA and a great win for DUKE. It was easily one of the top 2 games I have have been to.
It was also cool to see Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones in Cameron for the game as well.
Below are a few more images from the game..
Duke has knocked off back to back ranked teams in Louisville and UVA. They now head 8 miles down Tobacco Road to play #5 ranked UNC in what is the biggest rivalry in all sports. Here's to hoping Duke keeps on winning!
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