UNC vs. Duke: The History of the Big ACC Rivalry

Posted by Justin Crawford on February-7-2011 Add Comments

It is the most storied rivalry in college sports: UNC vs. Duke. I have personally seen many of the games on television, but there was a lot more history written before I was ever born.

This rivalry goes beyond Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith. The Duke-North Carolina rivalry started around the time basketball was born in the Carolinas.

When basketball was introduced at colleges in the state of North Carolina, it got off to a decent start, but football still ruled supreme in what would become known as Tobacco Road. Then, the four big schools (Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Duke and North Carolina) began playing each other in baske...

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