DURHAM, N.C. -- The 2013-14 Duke Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons are drawing near and we want you to be prepared for game day. Check out below the parking, traffic, stadium and rules changes that are new on Duke Men’s and Women’s Basketball Game Day in 2013-14! For more in-depth information on everything listed below, fans should visit www.goduke.com/gameday and click on either Men’s Basketball or Women’s Basketball under the A-Z guide section in the middle of the page to read the 2013-14 A-Z Game Day Guides.
Parking and Traffic Updates for 2013-14 – Please review the following parking and traffic notes to help plan your trip to Wallace Wade Stadium for game day. • I-40/I-440 Road Closures – The I-40/I-440 area of South Raleigh will have travel lanes closed for months at a time. Construction started in the Summer of 2013. The complete rebuild could take up to three (3) years to complete. For lane closures, alternate routes and additional project information from the NCDOT, please refer to www.ncdot.gov/projects/I40-440Rebuild • University Construction Projects – Multiple construction projects on campus and around Cameron Indoor Stadium will be ongoing during the 2013-14 basketball seasons. Iron Dukes parking on Frank Bassett Drive should note that the parking area will be adjacent to a construction area and will not be fully paved. Starting in the winter of 2014 the construction of the new Williams Family Track and Field Stadium will close significant sections of the Whitford Parking Lot. In addition, those parking in the Small Circuit Lot should note a decrease in available spaces due to pond construction. • Updated Pre-Game Parking and Traffic Map – Updated pre-game parking and traffic maps are now available in the Men’s and Women’s Basketball A-Z Guides on www.goduke.com/gameday.
Cameron Indoor Stadium Updates – Fans will notice some minor tweaks have been made to improve stadium operations for Men’s and Women’s Basketball game days in the 2013-14 season. Please review the items below. • Family Restroom – A Family Restroom with a changing station is now available in the southeast corner of the lower level of Cameron Indoor Stadium between sections 19 and 20. • Text Message Assistance – Duke fans will be able to text any game day problems, issues or needs to the operational command center for men’s basketball and some select women’s basketball games. On game day, fans just need to text ‘DUKE’ to 69050 and the message will be received by the command center. Security, maintenance or housekeeping will be dispatched to rectify the problem or issue. Please note that standard data and messaging rates may apply. • Updated Stadium Map – Updated stadium maps are now available in the Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball A-Z Guides on www.goduke.com/gameday.
Updated Information for Persons with Disabilities – For our fans with disabilities, please take a moment to review the information below to help make your game day experience as enjoyable as possible. • Seating for Persons with Disabilities (General Public and Iron Dukes) – A limited number of accessible seats are available in Cameron Indoor Stadium. All special accommodations for accessible seating for Iron Dukes and the General Public must be made in advance of game day by contacting the Duke Ticket Office at 919-981-2583. Special accommodations will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis prior to game day. No special accommodations or ticket exchanges will be allowed on game day. Reservations for accessible seating will end at 4:30 PM on the business day prior to game day. Please note that for Sunday games, reservations for accessible seating will end at 4:30 PM on Friday prior to game day. • Seating for Persons with Disabilities (Duke University Undergraduate & Graduate Students) – A limited number of accessible seats are available in Cameron Indoor Stadium. All special accommodations for accessible seating for Duke University Undergraduate and Graduate Students must be made in advance of game day by contacting the Duke Disability Management Office at 919-668-6213. Special accommodations will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis prior to game day. No special accommodations or ticket exchanges will be allowed on game day. Reservations for accessible seating for students will end at 4:00 PM three (3) days prior to game day. • Accessible Concessions Window – is located on the lower level in the North Lobby behind Section 18. When looking at the concessions stand, the accessible window is located at the door on the far right of the stand. Directional signage will be posted in the lobby. • Accessible Ticket Office Window – is located at the door on the far left of the Ticket Office in the South Lobby of Cameron Indoor Stadium. Directional signage will be posted in the lobby. Please knock for assistance. • General Public Parking for Persons with Disabilities – is available in the Science Drive Visitor’s Lot located off of Science Drive. The lot opens two (2) hours prior to tip-off on game day. Science Drive can be accessed via NC 751 or Towerview Drive. An accessible drop-off and pick-up point for persons with disabilities is available on Whitford Drive in front of Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Iron Duke Parking for Persons with Disabilities – is available in the Whitford Drive Lot. The lot opens three (3) hours prior to tip-off on game day. Iron Dukes that need access to this lot should contact the Iron Duke Office at 919-613-7575 to acquire a parking permit before game day. An accessible drop-off and pick-up point for persons with disabilities is available on Whitford Drive in front of Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Accessible Lift-Equipped Van – An accessible lift-equipped van will be available as needed for guests needing wheelchair lift assistance. Please notify a parking lot attendant upon arrival to request van service. • Accessible Entrance – is located at the top of the accessible ramp at the South Entrance of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
2013-14 Important NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rule Changes – The following rule changes were approved by the NCAA for the 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball seasons: • Women’s basketball 10-second rule – The 10-second rule in the backcourt will be implemented for the first time since the NCAA began administering women’s championships in 1981-82. Previously, teams could take as much time off the 30-second shot clock as they wanted before crossing the mid-court line. Officials will use the shot clock to determine if a 10-second violation has occurred. The five-second closely guarded rule in the backcourt is now eliminated from the rules book. The closely guarded rule in the frontcourt remains, however it has been changed to read, “A player holding the ball for five seconds with a defender not exceeding six feet will be a violation.” • Monitor reviews – In men’s and women’s basketball, the panel approved monitor reviews in the last two minutes of regulation and overtime so officials can look to see if a shot clock violation occurred and to determine who caused the ball to go out of bounds on a deflection involving two or more players. Additionally, it was approved that when officials have a question as to whether a shot was 2-point or a 3-point field goal, they will be allowed to signal to the scorer’s table that the play will be reviewed during the next media timeout. In the last four minutes of the game and the entire overtime, officials will go to the monitor immediately to look for indisputable evidence as to how many points should be awarded for a field goal. In both men’s and women’s basketball, the use of the monitor was approved to determine which player committed a foul when there is uncertainty after a call has been made. • Elbow rules – In men’s and women’s basketball, panel members approved a tweak to the rules regarding elbow contact above the shoulders. In these circumstances, officials may use the monitor to determine if a flagrant foul has been committed. Officials will determine if the contact was a flagrant 2, flagrant 1, common foul or no call. When the officials use the monitor to review a situation that is not called on the floor, the only options are flagrant 2, flagrant 1 or no foul. In a flagrant 1 situation, the player who was struck is awarded two free throws and his or her team gets possession of the ball. In a flagrant 2 situation, free throws and possession are awarded and the player who threw the elbow is ejected from the game. • Women’s basketball media timeouts – When a team-called timeout occurs within or up to 30 seconds of the scheduled media timeout (first dead ball under the 16-, 12-, 8-, and 4-minute marks), it becomes the subsequent media timeout with the exception of the first team-called timeout in the second half. • Women’s Basketball: Lower-defensive box added to the restricted-area rule – In women’s basketball only, the panel approved a revision to the restricted area rule in the lower defensive box. When a player with the ball starts outside the lower defensive box area, a secondary defender must be outside the restricted area to draw a charge. When a player with the ball starts her move from inside the lower-defensive box area, a secondary defender can draw a charge and the restricted area is not in effect.
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