The following blog post is a recap of the season as seen from me. I was fortunate enough to make the Coaches Clinic, CTC, and 6 home games and 1 away game! I want to give a shout out to several friends I ran into at the games as well as all the people who went to the games with me to make this the best run of games in a season I have been to.
I started off the season going to the Coaches Clinic (my 5th one). I strongly urge any Duke fan to check this event out to get an inside look at the program and how it's run! A good event to get a chance to talk with K too.
Next was CTC. There is a very family oriented style atmosphere at CTC. As you can tell from the 2 pics above you have the players and coaches connecting with the fans before the events. It was also cool to run into my buddy Jim that runs www.dukereport.com He introduced me to the guy they call the Tobacco Road Mayor (Ken) who runs a Duke site and Mike who runs www.dukesportsblog.com Check the links below for the sites.
Next was my 1st game at Cameron Florida Gulf Coast (a team who has punched their ticket to the dance already) with my buddy Pace.
Always gotta have the ride ready for a Duke game!
Next was the Cornell game. I had a friend Brooke who drove in from Kentucky for her 1st Duke game at Cameron. A great experience as we had seats with Crazies and made it on tv several times. Ended up running into Wojo and several of the players as well.
Next was the Wake Forest game. My buddy Julian went with me for his 1st game in Cameron. This was a special game as Andre Washington ( a local from Franklin County) was in his freshman year playing for Wake Forest. This was another game we were sitting with the Crazies and making it on ESPN.
Next was the Georgia tech game. Aubrey (aka Doughboy) went with me to this game. Aubrey and I have been trying to make it an annual event to make a Duke game in Cameron together. Special shout out to Aubrey for driving us down in the crazy snow and getting us back safely!
Next was #3 on my bucket list. Attend the Duke vs. Unc game at Cameron. I can sum up this experience in one word...AWESOME! It was also really cool getting to meet Dick Vitale and talk to him. My buddy Jordan and his wife flew in from Wisconsin for this game. As you can see from the pics Duke got the win as benches were sat on fire that night!
Next was my 1st and only away game of the season in Blacksburg for the VT game. Aubrey went with me to this game. Even with VT having a down year the Hokies fans were ready for this game. It wasn't long after tipoff that Duke put this game away!
My 7th and last game for the regular season was the VT game at Cameron for senior night. Very cool experience to be there for Mason, Seth, and Ryan last game in Cameron. My buddy Max and Nick went down with me to this game. Nick being a VT alumni and fan.
It has been one heck of a run with a lot of cool friends! It has been a blast being a "6th Man" at these Duke games! Check back to my site for updates, pics and videos as there is a good chance we will be in Greensboro Saturday for the semifinals of the ACC Tournament with what could possibly be a DUKE UNC matchup!
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