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Saturday / January 23.
  • Duke to begin season without fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Cameron won’t have the Crazies to start the season.

    Duke announced Tuesday that there will be no fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium to start the season due to the pandemic.

    With Michigan State coming in Dec. 8 for the Champions Classic and Illinois arriving Dec. 4 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Cameron figures to be less intimidating for visitors.

    “As Duke University continues to be an industry leader per providing a safe environment for intercollegiate athletic competition, the decision to maintain our non-spectator protocol is imperative for the overall health and safety of the Blue Devil fan base, student-athletes, coaches and support staff, notwithstanding the immediate campus population comprised of students, faculty and staff,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. “We will continue to embrace the challenges of this unique if not unprecedented time with flexibility and compliance, and can’t begin to thank our dedicated, passionate fans enough for their unbridled support.”

    Contests played on Duke’s campus will include only essential game management personnel and broadcast media. Traditional parking lots used by fans on game day will be closed.

    Account representatives will be contacting individuals who placed deposits on women’s basketball season tickets regarding options.

    The men’s basketball schedule was announced earlier today.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.