The Blue Divide: Duke, North Carolina, and the Battle on Tobacco Road

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Triumph Books, Oct 1, 2014 - Travel - 272 pages

A complete look at the storied basketball rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels, this guide is penned by two authorities on the subject—Art Chansky, a bestselling author and sports reporter who has covered the famed match up since his days as a student reporter at UNC and Johnny Moore, who has been intimately involved with Duke athletics for nearly four decades. Segmenting the various commonalities the Blue Devils and Tar Heels have shared for more than 60 years and nearly 250 meetings on the court, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of the rivalry between these two schools that stand a mere 10 miles apart. This book offers new details on long-forgotten stories as well as a chance to better understand where the pride and passion of today comes from between the two contiguous competitors.

 

Contents

A Storm Is Brewing
1
Chapter 2 OldSchool Recruiting Battles
24
Chapter 3 NewSchool Recruiting Battles
43
Chapter 4 Gaining Respect
67
Chapter 5 Black and Blue Sunday
92
Chapter 6 Double Standard
113
Chapter 7 Blood and Roses
132
Chapter 8 Decades of Transition
155
Chapter 9 The Good the Bad and the Ugly
177
Chapter 10 Heroes
200
Chapter 11 Leaders and Teachers
235
Acknowledgments
256
Photo Gallery
259
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Art Chansky is the bestselling author of Blue Blood, The Dean's List, and Light Blue Region. He is the former sports editor of the Durham Morning Herald and a graduate of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He lives in !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Johnny Moore is a producer for the radio and television networks at DukeUniversity and has been involved with Duke athletics for nearly 40 years. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. A former Duke basketball player, Jay Bilas, who is also a lawyer, has gained prominence as a national college basketball analyst for ESPN. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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