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The Duke-UNC Rivalry Now Has A Theme Song

What took so long?

North Carolina v Duke
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 07: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils battles Christian Keeling #55 and Cole Anthony #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels for a loose ball during the first half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 07, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina.
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This is a pretty funny and cool piece in which we learn that the Duke-UNC rivalry now has a theme song - thanks to a British fan.

What the hell, no one got around to this in the Old North State? We had to import a theme song?

Just kidding - the guy, Alvis Kensington, actually did a pretty good job.

Turns out his mother is a Yank and pulls for Villanova so he got hooked on college basketball and, not surprisingly, found the Duke-UNC rivalry fascinating.

The band is Chadwick Station, which may be familiar to some beach music fans, and the song is called “The 15-501.”

There’s a fun video in the link featuring some pretty iconic stuff, including Jeff Capel’s famous shot, the Heyman vs. UNC fight and Speedo Guy, who, some of you will recalll, is now a minister and still proud of his contribution to the cause.

We’re reading between the lines a bit here but we think he prefers Cameron to the Dean Dome: “We followed the signs to the Dean Smith Center, got out and had a look about. Then I said, `Take us to Cameron.’ Within just a few minutes we were standing in front of what appeared to be a church, you know, with large wooden doors. There was something symbolic to me given the reverent nature of the rivalry. I mean, basketball is almost a religion around those parts.”

Ironically, the Devils have the Cathedral while the visitors are the, well, never mind.

Anyway, fun piece, good song, great idea. Enjoy!