The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in college sports. While the rivalry on the basketball court may get the most publicity, there is still a healthy rivalry between these two schools on the gridiron. The two schools first played each other in 1888 when the Blue Devils shutout the Tar Heels 16-0. The rivalry had grown since then and saw the addition of a rivalry trophy in 1948 when the two schools began playing for the Victory Bell. Carolina holds the all-time series lead 43-22-1, but the Blue Devils will look to narrow the gap when the two teams meet this season.
In addition to being in-state rivals and a fellow Tobacco Road member, Wake Forest is also Duke’s ACC crossover rival. Duke leads the all-time series 55-37-2 and will look to extend their lead when the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons meet this year.
The Blue Devils have a narrow 40-36-5 edge over the instate rival Wolfpack. Duke will hope to extend their lead over these Tobacco Road foes when the teams meet next.
Blue Devils Tailgate Guide
A Duke tailgate has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere as the fans here observe Southern hospitality. Tailgates here also feature plenty of Carolina style barbecue as well as other southern favorites. Bring some ribs and join in on the fun as you get ready to cheer on the Blue Devils to victory.
The University also puts on two tailgate areas Blue Devil Alley and Club Blue Devil.. Blue Devil Alley features a wealth of tailgating activities including being home to the Blue Devil team walk before the game. There is also Club Blue Devil, which is a premier tailgate spot that features flat-screen TVs and a full buffet. If you’re looking for something to do before the game be sure to check out either one of these options.
Duke has an incredible Athletic Hall of Fame that showcases all of the greatest players and moments in Duke sports history. The hall of fame opens at 9 am or 5 hours before kickoff and closes 25 mins before kickoff, so make sure to get to the game early if you want to check out the hall.
Blue Devil AlleyBlue Devil Alley is a big part of the Duke Football game day experience. It is located outside the North Gate of Wallace Wade Stadium in Krzyzewskiville and opens two and a half hours before kickoff. The festivities here kick off with the Blue Devil team walk and also feature live entertainment and food. If you’re looking for a place on campus to go before the game, check out Blue Devil Alley.
Club Blue Devil Club Blue Devil is a premier tailgating location that features flat screen TVs showing all of the action going on in college football around the nation. It also offers a robust buffet, so bring your appetite. If you’re looking to tailgate in style and don’t feel like setting up your then Club Blue Devil is the place for you.
Blue Devils Stadium Guide
Duke fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about over the last couple of decades, but that doesn’t mean they don’t support their team. The fans are very knowledgeable about their team and are proud to show off their blue and white colors. The stands at Wallace Wade Stadium are very close to the field making it feel like the fans are part of the action.
Duke has one of the most famous student sections in college sports and while basketball may be their first love that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty of passion for the football team. The Duke fans are rabid and ready to get behind their team win or lose, so be prepared for some heckling if you come to Wallace Wade Stadium wearing opposition colors.
The famous mascot comes from the nickname of a French military unit from World War I. Today the mascot can be seen performing on the sidelines as he entertains the crowd at halftime and between downs. Look out for the Blue Devil as he is sure to provide plenty of entertainment.
Duke concessions offer a plethora of the southern style comfort food that will satisfy even the most ferocious appetite. Here you’ll find everything from hush puppies and North Carolina BBQ to Greek food.