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Duke's student section losing its luster

Posted on: January 24, 2012 2:12 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2012 2:15 pm
 
The "Cameron Crazies" student section has seen its attendance and enthusiasm drop in the last few years. (US Presswire)

By Jeff Borzello

Cameron Crazies.

The student section at Cameron Indoor Stadium has long been considered a college basketball staple, complete with body-painted undergraduates heckling opponents and Dick Vitale body-surfing.

It seems that the once-renowned section has quickly lost much of its luster, though.

According to the Duke Chronicle, only 650 students have attended each game – just more than half of the 1200-person capacity for the student section. The school has been selling general admission tickets in the student section in an effort to fill it.

The lack of interest in standing in the rain and other weather conditions has turned some students off from going to games, although Garrett said people can show up a half-hour before tipoff and still get a ticket in the student section. According to the paper, the lack of marquee teams playing at Cameron has been another problem. Duke has played several of its top non-league games at Madison Square Garden, and the ACC isn’t exactly loaded with top-10 teams this season.

Against Wake Forest, head coach Mike Kzyzewski had to encourage the students to get louder during the game. That’s not a good sign.

"Students need to realize that going to Cameron is . . . an awesome experience," co-head line monitor Ellie Garrett told the paper.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:01 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Let us make fun of Duke into the night!!!! I HATE YOU DUKE ......1992..... REVENGE IS COMING NEXT YEAR IN ATLANTA!!!!!!




Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:01 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Let us make fun of Duke into the night!!!! I HATE YOU DUKE ......1992..... REVENGE IS COMING NEXT YEAR IN ATLANTA!!!!!!




Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 2:01 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

I hate Duke!!  But I do respect the fact that they have a winning team 9 out of 10 years.  With that said, Duke is much like the Wisconsin of the the B1G.  They have the same type of team pretty much every year and after a while, it gets boring.  Even though Duke wins, they do it without much flash and todays fan is more about flash the sound basketball. 




Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:38 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Only Duke fans even like Duke.
As opposed to what, non-Duke fans liking them?
This was a bit redundant.



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Hahahahahahahahaha!! Duck Fuke!!



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:58 am
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Look at all the dorky people in that picture. Is there 1 person you can spot who you like to date or hang out with? They all look like rejects from last casting call from Nerds in Paradise. If I was a Dukie I'd rather sit near the moms and dads and professors, or even the visiting team's fans than with any of these clowns. This isn't a hating comment. I'm just commenting on what I see in this picture. The eyes don't lie.



Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:30 am
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Can't say we have this problem at UK.....BIG BLUE NATION!!!!!!



Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:33 am
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Where do I begin.

Even the Duke student newspaper pointed out the fallacy with the Cameron Crazies.  The spectacle of the performance of the Crazies outweighed the actual watching of the game.  Duke's own students were getting tired of the expected performance, they wanted to watch the basketball game.

Then during the Tyler Hanborough years at UNC, the Crazies made him the poster child for their insults.  This became a "Gargantuan Fail,"  as despite the efforts of the bball team and the Crazies, UNC and Tyler owned them, winning those four years at Duke.  The bloom was off the rose at Cameron.  The joke in NC now is that Cameron should be re-named Hansborough Indoor Arena.

Duke has grown weary, of what the rest of the country had been weary from for many years, the immature impishness of the Duke crowd.  Can it be the spoiled Northern, Ivy wannabe's have matured a little?  $240,000.00 for a degree to earn 60K a year will sober you up real quick:)




Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

Be honest, what else is there to do in Kentucky? Assembly Hall destroys Rupp Arena, just because you have more seats doesn't mean your building has a soul.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Duke's student section losing its luster

24K seat sellouts make us a pretender? 6 years in a row tops in attendance.......keep dreaming.

Big Blue Nation!


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