Re: REPORT: CAA Formally Invites App State/Davidson/Charleston
Duke and Carolina represent two of the top four basketball schools in the history of the NCAA. They have won four of the last 12 NCAA Championships. Duke has more Championships than any other school since 1990 with four, and Carolina and Kentucky are the only other schools with three Championships since 1990.
So, their rivalry is recognized on a national level because they are without question two of the best basketball schools in the country. And it leaps to another level because not only are they in the same conference, but they are 24 minutes away from each other. No other rivalry of that level shares a proximity where the competing athletes and students go to the same bars and drive the same streets.
Just wait until NEXT year....