The Blue Devils have been a part of collegiate basketball since the early 1900s. Duke really burst onto the college basketball scene in 1980 with head coach Mike Krzyzewski. After initial failure, Krzyzewski’s Blue Devil teams have been among the most feared in the NCAA. Duke won titles back-to-back seasons in 1991 and 1992 with the help of college basketball stars Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley and Grant Hill. Krzyzewski won two more titles in the 2000s—2001 with Shane Battier and Jason Williams, and 2010 with Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler. Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils remain today one of the elite programs in the ACC, continually battling rival North Carolina for the top spot in one of college basketball’s premiere conferences. On your way to the game, pass through Krzyzewskiville to see the Cameron Crazies in their element, preparing to cheer their heroes on. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Duke Blue Devil basketball tickets.
2016 Blue Devils Season Preview
The Duke Blue Devils had one of the best years in school history a year ago, tearing through the NCAA Tournament, and winning a 5th National Championship. Following the championship, the Blue Devils saw stars Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow leave for the NBA draft. But as always, Coach Krzyzewski pulled in a fantastic recruiting class, and are once again ready to make a title run in 2015-16. Freshmen Brandon Ingram, Chase Jeter, and Luke Kennard are expected to contribute right away, with Ingram serving as one of the top Blue Devils recruits in the last 5 years. Duke will add the talented freshmen to a solid group of returning players, including Matt Jones, Marcus Plumlee, and Grayson Allen. Duke should be in contention for another ACC title in 2015-16 and should be a contender for a high seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
Check out our Duke Blue Devils Season Preview History page for previews of previous Blue Devils seasons.
Duke Blue Devils Basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium Address: 301 Whitford Dr, Durham, North Carolina, 27708
The Blue Devils play their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, located in Durham, North Carolina. An intimate stadium, Cameron holds just more than nine thousand screaming fans. Cameron is one of the toughest places to play on the road because of the Cameron Crazies. The Duke student section is known for their energy and dedication they show at every game. Cameron is a must-see venue for every college basketball fan. The Duke Blue Devils home bench is on the Cameron Indoor Stadium sideline in front of section 19. Cameron Indoor Stadium parking information is covered in our Blue Devils event guide.
The quintessential rivalry in college basketball, attending the Duke vs. North Carolina matchup is on the list of every college basketball fan. This battle for supremacy on Tobacco Road has produced some of the best games in the history of college basketball, and is consistently played with ACC and national title implications on the line. Cameron Indoor is famous for its “Cameron Crazies,” who never more amped up than when North Carolina is in town. If you attend one college basketball game in your life, it should be this one.
Duke vs. Maryland
Dating back to 1925, these two basketball powerhouses have met on the hardwood over 170 times. This rivalry has really gained steam in the last decade and a half with Maryland producing national caliber teams for the first time. Duke has dominated the series, but the passion, intensity, and competitiveness of the rivalry has grown into one of the best rivalries on the east coast. With Maryland moving to the Big 10 the rivalry has been removed from both schools annual schedule.
Duke Blue Devils in the Final Four, NCAA Tournament, and ACC Tournament
Duke hasn’t always been a powerhouse of college basketball, but it sure seems that way. After Coach K took over in 1980, Duke has consistently been in the running for the national championship and has won four titles. Duke has been to the Final Four 15 times and has won the ACC regular season and tournament titles a combined 42 times. The Blue Devils are now one of college basketball’s holy grails.
Duke Blue Devils Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Duke game?
Doors open to the general public 1-hour before game time at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Where are good places to eat before a Duke game?
One of the best places to eat near Cameron Indoor Stadium is actually a food truck. KoKyu BBQ has some of the most mouthwating barbeque in North Carolina and is perfect for a quick bite to eat before the game. For a more upscale dining experience check out Six Plates. Six plates has a great wine selection and a sophisticated menu. Pizza lovers should not miss visiting Pie Pushers. If you are looking for great pub food check out The Federal, or Tobacco Road Sports Bar. Other great places in the area Nanataco, American Meltdown, and Nosh.
Where is the best place to park at Cameron Indoor Stadium?
There are two major parking options for the general public near Cameron Indoor Stadium. The first is at the Circuit Lots located at the corner of S LaSalle St. and Circuit Drive. The second parking option is available at the Science Dr. Visitor Lot located on Science Dr. just north of Thomas Center Drive. These two places usually cost around $10 and fill up very quickly so we recommend getting to the game when the lots open 2-hours before game time.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children under 2 years of age are not required to have a ticket to enter Cameron Indoor Stadium, but must sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to have proof of your child’s age with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.