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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Articles tagged: Duke Fans

Coach K apologizes for scolding Cameron Crazies over Jeff Capel chant

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Duke fans directed a playful chant at Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel during the Blue Devils’ 79-67 win on Tuesday night, and Mike Krzyzewski was furious that the Cameron Crazies singled out his former assistant.

Duke students began chanting “Jeff Capel, sit with us” at the Pittsburgh coach late in the first half. The chant was hardly derogatory and was flattering if anything, but Coach K became irate and went ballistic on the Cameron Crazies.

After the game, Krzyzewski apologized to the student section and admitted he may have overreacted. He said he didn’t know exactly what was said but has “never heard another coach’s name yelled out in the middle of the first half when we’re in a war with another team.” Coach K said he’ll apologize to the students because he thought they were chanting something personal at Capel, but he does not apologize for thinking it’s ridiculous to shout another coach’s name in the middle of the first half of a big game.

“Once I heard his name, I’m not going to (go over to the students) and say, ‘Will you please tell me what you’re doing,'” Coach K told reporters. “So it’s a mistake on my part, but I’d rather make the mistake in protection of my guy.”

A Duke student pointed out after the game that the intention was never to taunt Capel, and the Cameron Crazies made that clear in the “Dirt Sheet” they pass out before games. Capel, who played at Duke from 1993-1996 and was an assistant coach for the Blue Devils from 2011-2018, said he was not offended and loves the Cameron Crazies.

Coach K was probably embarrassed at the way he overreacted, especially when he was informed of what the students actually said. This isn’t the first time Coach K has blown a gasket for seemingly no reason, and even his gripe with the timing of the Capel chant comes across as not wanting to fully admit he was wrong. Whether the chant was made in the first half or in the final minute of a blowout, there was clearly no harm in it.

Watch: Zion Williamson dunks for couple’s baby gender reveal

Zion Williamson gender reveal

When it comes to baby gender reveals, this one may top them all.

Nolan Burg works for Duke athletics and used his connections to orchestrate a great gender reveal. He and his wife Danielle got Blue Devils star Zion Williamson to dunk a ball that was coordinated with the mascot releasing blue and white confetti to show they were having a boy.

If you ask me, everything in life is better with Zion Williamson involved, and that includes gender reveals. Maybe he can offer that service to others.

That was probably our favorite sports-related gender reveal since Joey Logano’s awesome one.

Duke fans chant ‘Check your sources’ during ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’


Duke fans sure know how to conduct a timely roast.

ESPN’s “College GameDay” broadcasted live from Duke on Saturday ahead of their big rivalry game against North Carolina. During a segment about the allegations surrounding Arizona head coach Sean Miller, the Blue Devils faithful audibly chanted, “Check your sources” behind anchor Rece Davis.

In what has been the biggest story in college basketball this past week, Miller was implicated in an ESPN report alleging that he was caught on wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to ensure star big man Deandre Ayton’s commitment to Arizona. Miller himself has strongly denied any wrongdoing and continues to coach the Wildcats. Meanwhile, ESPN is standing by their reporting, albeit while making a few corrections to the original piece.

As for the Duke fans, they don’t necessarily have a horse in that particular race, but their troll game definitely continues to be on point.

Louisville players were fascinated with Cameron Crazies’ cheat sheet

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A few Louisville players were particularly intrigued with a cheat sheet used by the Cameron Crazies prior to the Cardinals’ game against Duke on Wednesday night.

Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium is known as a hostile environment for opposing teams. The student section — the Cameron Crazies — takes their jobs of rattling opponents seriously. They prepare cheat sheets featuring notes the students can use as the subject of their taunts towards opponents. Combine that with the recent news regarding Louisville’s men’s basketball program, and the Cameron Crazies had plenty of ammunition to use.

Prior to the game, a few Louisville players headed over to the Crazies to see the notes and were quite amused. The video contains some explicit language.

Coach K apparently told the Cameron Crazies to “take it easy” on Louisville regarding the scandal surrounding the program.

It seems like the fans didn’t even need their taunts as Duke blew out Louisville 82-56.

Everyone making fun of Yale-Duke for being spoiled, preppy match-up

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You can feel the smugness in the air as Yale and Duke are getting set to do battle in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday following their wins in the first round.

Saturday’s Duke-Yale game will mark a match-up of two private schools filled with privileged students and fans. One program is from the Ivy League, while the other considers itself Ivy League-worthy. Such levels of elitism causes resentment among ordinary fans, leading to lots of hate (and fun) prior to the game.

Take a look at these tweets for an idea of how people are already mocking the upcoming game:


Johnny Manziel’s sister Meri was fed up with a ‘douche Duke fan’

Johnny-Manziel-sisterJohnny Manziel led Texas A&M to a tremendous comeback against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. His sister Meri was in the stands watching the 52-48 victory, and as you might expect she had to listen to a bunch of people tool on her brother.

There are more than a few thousand people who love to hate Manziel. Duke led 38-17 at halftime, so Blue Devils fans were probably feeling great about their chances of ending Johnny Football’s collegiate career on a sour note. At one point, a Duke fan came dangerously close to catching a knuckle sandwich from Meri.


Manziel and his family got the last laugh, as Johnny made one of the best plays of the year and ended his time with the Aggies in fitting fashion. Watch out, NFL fans — you’re next on Meri’s radar.

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Duke’s ‘Cameron Crazie Style’ may have been the worst Gangnam Style parody video

Thankfully the Internet has moved on from the Gangnam Style obsession and parody videos that inevitably followed. Unfortunately, people have moved on to “Harlem Shake” videos, but that’s a post for another day.

Today, we will talk about the Gangnam Style parody video put together by some Duke fans. The video seen above was posted to YouTube in October, but thanks to BuzzFeed Sports, I’m just seeing it now for the first time.

BuzzFeed already analyzed the video and pinpointed the worst aspects of it, which is pretty difficult considering that I thought the entire 2:53 was equally awful. It’s not that the video itself was poorly put together, it’s just that the lyrics are terrible and the lameness is off the charts. I guess that makes this the perfect video for the Duke hater.