Tomorrow begins what should be a great tradition… an annual (if not bi-annual) Duke vs. Syracuse game. Coach K vs Coach Boeheim at the largest on-campus arena in the country. It’s going to be electric. Syracuse is undefeated which only adds to the drama if I know anything about big games at the Dome – it’s that the LOUD HOUSE is going to live up to its name tomorrow.
There will be a record crowd at the game, breaking the mark for largest attendance at an on-campus venue already held by Syracuse. Every time I watch a game at the Dome, I wish I was there – even those early season non-conference games. Tomorrow is going to take that feeling to another level. The buzz on campus is infectious and I know exactly how everyone in the 315 currently feels – ripe with anticipation.
#BeatDuke signs are everywhere, including on the Campus Connection buses. Tomorrow is one of the days that makes Syracuse the only place you want to be, even though it’s the dead of winter. I wasn’t thrilled about leaving the Big East but playing Duke every year is without a doubt the best part about joining the ACC. The storied histories of both coaches and programs will yield a great game every year and both teams desperately want to take the inaugural match-up of this new rivalry.
I love the way that Cuse has played all season… I think we will #BeatDuke and improve to 21-0. That would be our best start in program history. It’s going to be a very tough game played with a lot of intensity but our crowd and consistent play should will us to victory. No matter the outcome, the scene at the Carrier Dome will make me very proud to be a S-U fan.