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I've always thought there should be at least a few times in your life where you throw restraint to the wind, dance unselfconsciously, shout yourself hoarse and love unreservedly. Experiencing Duke basketball, especially as a Duke student, is definitely one of those times. Also four years from now when you're writing wistful posts to the DBR Bulletin Board or perhaps a sentimental farewell Chronicle editorial, remember: Crazie is forever! You'll find a way.

M.R. Trinity '77 Durham NC


  • Who was ( is ) Art Heyman, and that he had a triple double that the idiot sportscasters don't even talk ( or obviously don't know ) about.
    That great Duke basketball has a much longer history that they have heard about.
  • Who was ( is ) Dick Groat.
  • Who was ( is ) Bob Verga.
  • Who was ( is ) Jeff Mullins.
  • Who was ( is ) Jack Marin.

Who were the other great all-Americans of the past that they never heard of.

That it really is an honor and their amazing good fortune that they were selected by Duke to be associated with such a great university.
That it is their duty and responsibility to continue the great traditions of Duke University

Rick Silverman '68


Go to services at Duke Chapel. The sermons and music are put together by Dean
Willimon and Rodney Wynkoop, two of the most thoughtful, intelligent people on campus, and 11:00 really isn't that early. You'll appreciate the beauty
and leave with deep thoughts, whether you're Christian or not.

Meet as many people as you can. You will never find an alum who says, "I really shouldn't have had so many thought-provoking, late-night talks with
such talented people while I was in school." You'll find alums who regret losing touch with the people they did know.

Get support if you need it. If you're struggling in class, if you develop signs of an eating disorder, if you hate your roommate...find people to help
you. Part of being on your own is knowing when to ask for help.

Go to games. You will not find an alum who says, "Man, I went to way too many games at Duke." You will find many who would drive a long way on little sleep
for a chance to get in again.

As others have said, enjoy the hell out of your time there, whatever that means for you.

Kira M., '95