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Let the Countdown Begin
Release: 10/18/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke men’s basketball team will celebrate the opening of the 2013-14 college basketball season this Friday, Oct. 18, at the annual Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Students can enter the stadium at 6 p.m., followed by the general public at 6:30 p.m.

Limited tickets are still available by calling (919) 681-BLUE or visiting

Prior to the 8:30 p.m. blue-white scrimmage, several performances, games and special videos are scheduled beginning at 7 p.m. Among those are videos highlighting the top plays from the 2012-13 season, a special recognition of the 2013 NCAA Champion Duke men’s lacrosse team, several contests for those in attendance and the introduction of the women’s basketball team.

Following the blue-white scrimmage, which features the ACC Preseason favorite Blue Devil men squaring off in an intrasquad matchup, Duke will hold a dunk contest with voting conducted by a special panel of guest judges.

ESPNU will televise Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC as part of its four-hour ESPNU Midnight Madness telecast. Dino Gaudio and 2013 Duke Hall of Fame inductee Jason Williams will be on hand to call the action.

Countdown to Craziness Presented by PNC will also air live through Blue Devil Network Plus on Beginning this week, fans can go to, the official website of Duke Athletics, to view free content from the Blue Devil Network that will include game highlights, interviews, features, press conferences, and more.

Fans that upgrade to Blue Devil Network Plus will be able to enjoy all of Duke's exclusive premium content, including more than 100 live events throughout the year - such as the men's basketball team's Countdown to Craziness and pair of exhibition games - condensed and full-game archives for all Football, Men's Basketball, and select Women's Basketball and Olympic team games, premium live events like the stream of this year's open men's basketball practice, and exclusive on-demand interviews.

As was the case with Inside Access members, Blue Devil Network Plus subscribers will be able to enjoy all of Duke's high definition live streams on their computer, or on their iPhone, iPad or Android device (with app download).


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