Duke football will kick off its season in less than two weeks and the Duke basketball program will kick off its season on October 22nd with Countdown to Craziness.
In my thirteen years of attending basketball games at Duke, I have met fans who come from all over the country to see a Duke game. These fans are excited to take in as much of the Duke fan experience as possible in a short amount of time.
This article focuses on the “weekend warrior” fan looking to get the best bang for the buck while visiting Duke.
My small business has taught me how to schedule and look weeks in advance to plan out my work. I take those same principles and apply it to vacation, as well as attending sporting events.
With that in mind, there is one time this fall that sticks out to me as a jam-packed Duke sports filled weekend – Thursday, November 10th through Saturday, November 12th. It’s a three-day span that offers the best of Duke football along with the exciting start of Duke basketball.
Thursday, November 10th, North Carolina will visit Duke to play football in what is an exciting rivalry. Who will win the Victory Bell? This Thursday night game will be televised on ESPN, which always provides a great atmosphere. It will also be the last home game of the season for Duke football.
The next day (Friday, November 11th) Duke basketball opens its season at home against Marist as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off.
There’s nothing like hanging out with the Cameron Crazies for the first game of the season. The upcoming Duke basketball team is loaded and appears to be a strong contender for the national championship.
What better way to spend Saturday (November 12th) after just seeing Duke basketball play on Friday? How about seeing the team play two games in two days?
The Blue Devils will also play on Saturday as the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off continues when they play Grand Canyon in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The weekend warrior fan looking to catch a basketball, football, or both games, gets both opportunities during this weekend.
Tickets for the North Carolina-Duke football game are already on sale on GoDuke.com.
Tickets for the Marist and Grand Canyon games are already on sale to Iron Dukes on GoDuke.com and remaining tickets to these games should be available to fans at a later date.
Come out on the weekend of November 10th through the 12th and support the football team in its final home game of the season and celebrate the start of the Duke basketball season.