Duke basketball is not just a pastime—it is an obsession. The current of basketball fanaticism pulses through everyone and everything at Duke, and between November and March, games in Cameron Indoor simply define the Duke way of life. You see a ridiculously tall guy get on the bus, and the eyes of the students all around you light up. This is not to say that you have to be a basketball fan before you come here—Duke will most definitely make one out of you. Be forewarned, though: cheering and getting into the basketball games is a sport unto itself, filled with hours of standing in line (or, in the case of the UNC game, weeks in tents) and gallons of blue face paint.
The classic college sport—football—is certainly less appreciated at Duke, but thanks to a sky-high level of school spirit and some great student-athletes on every varsity team, the stands across campus remain decently crowded.