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Release: 10/15/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke men's basketball team hosts the fourth annual Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC on Friday, Oct. 19 with the Blue Devil Network covering the event live exclusively on (

"We are excited to open the 2012-13 season with Countdown to Craziness," said head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "Friday is going to be a great start to the year and a special night for our players, coaches, fans and everyone involved with Duke basketball. We look forward to taking the floor in Cameron and feeling the energy from the crowd in anticipation for this season."

Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC will feature live music, inflatable games, highlight videos honoring past champions and the Duke basketball tradition, videos by Duke University Improv, live performances and on-court contests as well as the annual Blue-White scrimmage and a dunk contest. In addition, the women's basketball team will also be introduced, and football coach David Cutcliffe will address the Cameron Indoor Stadium crowd.

A limited number of tickets for Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC are available online at or by calling (919) 681-BLUE.

Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC Schedule of Events
4:00 p.m. - Inflatable Games, Live DJ, Face Painting, Mobile TV Screen Showing 2011-12 Video Highlights in Krzyzewskiville
6:30 p.m. - Doors to Cameron Indoor Stadium Open
6:45 p.m. - Olympic medalists and Duke divers Nick McCrory and Abby Johnston honored
7:00 p.m. - On-Court Promotions and Student Performances Begin
7:30 p.m. - Women's Basketball Team Introductions
7:45 p.m. - Football Coach David Cutcliffe Video
8:00 p.m. - 2012-13 Duke Blue Devil Player Introductions
8:15 p.m. - Dunk Contest
8:30 p.m. - Blue-White Scrimmage (two 12-minute halves with a five-minute halftime)

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