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Duke & N.C. Central Extend Football Series
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/13/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University and North Carolina Central University announced on Thursday four future dates for the Bull City Gridiron Classic football series.  The Blue Devils and Eagles, who will meet this Saturday at 7 p.m., are scheduled to meet on the gridiron again in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium.

"Without question, our continuing football series with N.C. Central - the Bull City Gridiron Classic - underscores an exciting relationship for both institutions and the greater Durham community," said Duke Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White.  "Bringing the two campuses together in this fashion has tremendous value, and we are just thrilled to participate in this meaningful partnership.  We look forward to many more years of exciting football with our Durham neighbors."

Separated in Durham by approximately three miles, Duke and NCCU have met just once in football.  The Blue Devils posted a 49-14 victory on September 26, 2009 at Wallace Wade Stadium as quarterback Thaddeus Lewis threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third score while Durham native Desmond Scott, in his collegiate debut for Duke, rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown.

Tickets for Saturday's game between the Blue Devils and Eagles are available online at GoDuke.com or by calling the Duke Athletics Ticket Office at 919-681-2583.

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