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International interest comes to Tobacco Road

Posted February 20, 2014
Updated February 21, 2014

— The two teams on the court Thursday night may be based just 8 miles apart in the Triangle, but the basketball rivalry between the University of North Carolina and Duke University has international appeal.

A team of journalists from the United Kingdom was in Chapel Hill to cover the game and the storied rivalry.

At Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, a group of Duke graduate students shared a table, some wearing the other color of blue. 

"We have a lot of Duke fans and a lot of UNC fans," said Jessi Gordon. "We're good sports. We all know how to lose; we all know how to win."

Her friend Emily Riehl made it clear where her allegiance lay.  "We all wore Carolina colors in our Duke class today," she said.

For Darius Green, the love for Duke is life-long. "Me being born at Duke, I love Duke – always," he said.

Randall Sessoms and his family made the trip from Canada to watch the game.

"My dad's originally from Durham, and we knew the game was tonight. So we know the area a little bit and thought we'd come down here and check out the scene," he said. 

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  • Obamacare rises again Feb 21, 2014

    That chick taking the selfie is super hot!!

  • Jeanne Gunn Feb 21, 2014
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    This game was worth the trip from the UK!

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