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Old 09-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Why does Duke even have a football program?

Right now on ABC (maybe showing Duke b/c it's my local area) Pitt @ Duke and it's no doubt a snooze-fest. It's at Duke, and the stands are virtually empty. The only time that stadium is even close to being full is when their sworn rivals are visiting (UNC).

Lack of seats filled, very low national interest in their football program, why even bother?



Hell, when if ever has Duke had a nationally ranked unit in the Top 25?
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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Duke has a football program?
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why does Duke even have a football program?

Additionally, their stadium looks like a high school stadium.

I've never gotten the sense that college football there in NC really matters all THAT much to people period. Hardcore basketball country. On the flip side, you never hear much about.....Bama hoops. Some schools are just so heavily slanted towards one sport.
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Default Re: Why does Duke even have a football program?

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Additionally, their stadium looks like a high school stadium.

I've never gotten the sense that college football there in NC really matters all THAT much to people period. Hardcore basketball country. On the flip side, you never hear much about.....Bama hoops. Some schools are just so heavily slanted towards one sport.
Bama actually has good basketball fans, their program is just really terrible right now.

LSU or UGA would be a better example.

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Old 09-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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Additionally, their stadium looks like a high school stadium.

I've never gotten the sense that college football there in NC really matters all THAT much to people period. Hardcore basketball country. On the flip side, you never hear much about.....Bama hoops. Some schools are just so heavily slanted towards one sport.

You make a good point about NC being basketball country, and not so much football country, BUT when it comes to pro sports, there's huge Panthers interest and seemingly much less interest compared to the NBA/Bobcats.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why does Duke even have a football program?

58-55 late 4th quarter. Game of the year so far.

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58-55 late 4th quarter. Game of the year so far.




Game of the year or simply the product of two teams incapable of playing any defense?
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Game of the year or simply the product of two teams incapable of playing any defense?


I'll lean towards the latter. Haven't watched a single second of the game, saw this thread, and shortly saw an alert at the bottom of the screen with a 58-55 score late in the 4th.

Hell with the way this season has gone so far, it may as well be the game of the year.. this year seems more boring than I can remember a college football season being.. maybe that's just me
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Default Re: Why does Duke even have a football program?

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Right now on ABC (maybe showing Duke b/c it's my local area) Pitt @ Duke and it's no doubt a snooze-fest. It's at Duke, and the stands are virtually empty. The only time that stadium is even close to being full is when their sworn rivals are visiting (UNC).

Lack of seats filled, very low national interest in their football program, why even bother?



Hell, when if ever has Duke had a nationally ranked unit in the Top 25?

If that's the case then half of the D1 schools shouldn't exist
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:07 AM   #10
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If that's the case then half of the D1 schools shouldn't exist

Only most SEC schools, Oregon, Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame would exist
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Only most SEC schools, Oregon, Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame would exist

Not true at all. Loads of schools have huge followings despite being in the "mediocre to decent" range - i.e. Nebraska, Penn State, etc., etc.
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Default Re: Why does Duke even have a football program?

i think its a requirement for them to be in the ACC
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:51 AM   #13
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Default Re: Why does Duke even have a football program?

They suck at football because players are actually expected to go to class and keep a respectable gpa?
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