Basketball has changed dramatically since its inception, when the hoop was a peach basket, the balls were peaches, and the players were peach-farm employees just doing their jobs. Witness some sweet shots with this GrouponLive deal to see the Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team take the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
$20 for a Game Package (Up to $46 Value)
- Four tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $9 value each)
- One limited edition Duke women’s basketball cup (a $10 value)
Choose between the following games:
- Against the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, January 31, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Florida State Seminoles on Friday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m.
The Scouting Report
Standing as the last undefeated team in Division I through the first 16 games, the fourth-ranked Blue Devils have once again established themselves as one of the top squads in the country. Junior guard Chelsea Gray currently presides as the only player in the nation averaging at least 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds per game. Alongside Gray, sophomore center Elizabeth Williams locks down the paint on defense, averaging three blocked shots per game to save janitors the task of unclogging the basket every evening.
Duke Blue Devils
According to legend, Duke's longtime athletic director and basketball coach Eddie Cameron sat down with football coach Wallace Wade in 1935 to drum up plans for a new indoor stadium. Throughout the meeting, the two doodled plans for the arena on the back of—what else?—a matchbook. If true, the apocryphal tale makes a fitting story for Duke, considering the university itself was founded partly on a fortune from North Carolina's prized tobacco industry.
Little could the men know at the time, but that brainchild, Cameron Indoor Stadium, would become a symbol of Duke's success over the years, in both basketball and athletics in general. Combined, the men's and women's hoops teams have collected more than 1,200 wins in front of home crowds, whose notoriously raucous cheers make it nearly impossible for visiting athletes to write their term papers on the sidelines. Steps away, Wallace Wade Stadium has stood tall since 1929, becoming the only venue outside of Pasadena, California, to host college football's iconic Rose Bowl game, back in 1942.