The Complete UNC-Duke Reference Page (Updated 11:24 a.m.)
You don't have time to surf around the internet looking for the best UNC-Duke links on tomorrow's battle at the Smith Center, because you're too busy sticking pins in your Ryan Kelly voodoo doll. We understand--uh, not that we support witchcraft--your problem. So we've compiled the very best links, videos and interviews on tomorrow's game for your one-stop source for the best reading material before tomorrow's 9 p.m. game.
This page will be constantly updated as we find new material, so check back. If you see a story, link or Twitter account we should include, please let us know and we'll add them throughout the next 36 hours.
Lucas: Turning Afghanistan Blue--Less than a month ago, Green Beret Tar Heel fan Rusty Cotterman refused his captain's order to wear a Duke shirt in Afghanistan. When the UNC basketball office heard about him, they set out to rectify the situation.
UNC JV manager is a Tar Heel hero--Might be the weekend's must-see video, in which a Tar Heel does what all of us have always wanted to do to a smarmy Blue Devil
Favorite UNC-Duke memories--Complete with video of Strickland's memorable dunk. From bloody Montross to Kendall in Cameron, it's all here
Where will you watch the game?--Don't believe that UNC-Duke is worldwide? Just take a look at some of the places Tar Heel fans will be watching tonight's game. Odds, are there's someone watching near you, no matter where you are
ACC Tournament scenarios--As Saturday in the ACC gets underway, a look at the seeding scenarios for the entire conference, with a focus on the Tar Heels
McAdoo managing a bulging disk--A health update on James Michael McAdoo, who has been dealing with a back problem
FoxSports.com: Bobcats players carry UNC-Duke rivalry--Warning, Gerald Henderson ahead. But Brendan Haywood handles him deftly
Details on ESPN Gameday for tomorrow--Been getting a lot of questions on this
Vince Carter's missed dunk a part of UNC-Duke lore--Great job by Bret Strelow in getting this story, on the 1998 play that might've blown the roof off the Smith Center. Includes new quotes from Carter
A Deconstruction: I'm in the UNC band and I root for Duke--Adam Lucas takes apart the below story, a piece that immediately goes to the top of the list of "things college freshmen do that they will one day wish they hadn't done"
Chronicle: I'm in the UNC band and I root for Duke--Writer of this piece, a UNC freshman, will soon learn this was not as good an idea as he thought. You won't want to read it, but you're going to hear people talking about it. Includes the writer--a UNC freshman!--calling the Tar Heels "powder-blue argyle-wearing ninnies."
Jump Around: The Only Ending--From a NYC screenwriter on the rivalry
Lucas: A Changed Man--You won't see all the differences in Dexter Strickland tomorrow on senior day, but he'll be thinking about them
Daily Tar Heel: Why I Hate Duke--The classic column from Ian Williams, still as good now as it was in 1991 when it first ran.
Adam Lucas: By the Numbers--Where does Bullock's season rank among wings in the Roy Williams era? How has Carolina fared on senior day when the senior walk-ons are in the game? This story answers those questions and more.
Dick Vitale's Crush on Duke: A Scorecard--In which the author tries to quantify exactly how much Vitale talks about Duke. The results might surprise you.
Lucas: Middle East Conflict--How the UNC-Duke rivalry made its way to Afghanistan, and a Green Beret Tar Heel fan who had to refuse an order. We'll update this story later today with a fun new photo.
Daily Tar Heel: Town of Chapel Hill prepares for celebration--Just don't plan to celebrate with a postgame calzone at Pepper's.
The below radio open for tomorrow night was set to video by the wizards at UNC New Media. Jones Angell produced it, Howard Lee voiced it and Adam Lucas wrote it. It's time to make a memory:
Special UNC-Duke radio open for the Tar Heel Sports Network--The classic calls will give you chills
GoHeels: UNC-Duke Historical Photo Album--From bloody Tyler to bloody Montross and beyond, it's all here
The ultimate UNC-Duke rivalry mix--Six minutes of moments you'll never forget from the best rivalry in sports. You will be ready to run on the court after watching this:
@UNC_Basketball: Official UNC account
@DickieV: Love him or hate him, you know he'll be fired up for tomorrow night
@JayBilas: Will be on the ESPN call Saturday, along with Dan Shulman, Vitale and Samantha Ponder
@TarHeelMonthly: Of course
@JonesAngell: Plenty of stats/insight from the broadcast table
@BlueDevilsVoice: You may not want to listen to Bob Harris call the game from the Duke perspective, but he's an incredibly nice guy and will give you the Duke viewpoint leading up to tipoff
@THMLive: For in-game updates and stats during the game
@JAdamLucas: Stories, stats and more