North Carolina and Duke Fuel Up the Rivalry


Rivalries. It’s what defines sports and in college basketball, there’s not one bigger than Duke and North Carolina.

To each team, the other is the “Evil Empire”. That’s how it works.

UNC dropped early games this season to teams like Minnesota and Vanderbilt. Harrison Barnes was looking more like Marvin Williams and less like Michael Jordan by the minute.

On the other side, after Duke’s fast start, there was talk of Duke going undefeated.

Well, after a Kyrie Irving season-ending injury and an embarrassing loss to St. Johns, the Blue Devils have been knocked off their high horse.

During that same time period, the Tarheels turned things around with a 7-1 ACC record and a No. 20 national ranking. Barnes has gotten rid of his freshman fears and looks comfortable – more than before at least.

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Duke Superstar Frosh Kyrie Irving Out Indefinitely (Update)

Kyrie Irving NBA Draft

(Update 12-11) Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced that freshman Kyrie Irving had his right foot placed in a hard cast on Friday. The Duke medical staff elected to immobilize the foot during this stage of the recovery process to completely rest the area and allow for optimal healing.

Irving remains out indefinitely and no timetable has been set for his return.

Creators of NBA Draft mocks, it may be time to update who you have #1 overall in next year’s NBA Draft.

After all you know what serious injuries due to draft stock. Even among the most decorated in players in college basketball.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday that freshman Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely after suffering a toe injury on his right foot in last Saturday’s win over Butler. No timetable has been set for his return as Irving will undergo rest and rehabilitation while recovering from the injury.

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