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The Battle of the Blues

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Feb 1, 2019 5:14:24 PM

This rivalry pounds in the veins of residents across the country, let alone 277 zip codes. Even if you live far outside of the boundaries of Durham/Orange County, you'd better figure out which blue you bleed, and quick.

The rivalry between the Duke University Blue Devils and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels has permeated all types of playing fields, courts, pitches, and stadiums for decades. It's why students huddle together for warmth in makeshift tents outside Cameron Indoor Stadium, taking shifts to take showers. It's only during the sweet winter months, however, that we get to see it all play out on the unforgiving hardwood.

People try to joke about it to relieve the inescapable, palpable tension — but it's real. We're not the only ones who acknowledge these tales as far more than those of lore. This history has been told, retold, dissected, and argued for quite some time, and will continue to be for seasons to come. 

Relive the rivalry's storied history, and then pick your side. Every year, every game is sure to be a wild ride; you may as well experience it first hand in the Bull City.

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

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Topics: Sports & Recreation

Get in The Game: Your Guide to Fall Sports in Durham

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Sep 19, 2018 11:01:59 AM

Home to beloved championship teams like the Durham Bulls Baseball Club, the Duke University Blue Devils,the North Carolina Central University Eagles, and the Tobacco Road Football ClubDurham offers plenty of opportunities to take in upcoming sports events... just remember to take these insider tips with you.

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Topics: sports events, Sports & Recreation, Sports

Geek's Guide to Durham

Posted by DCVB Staff on Jul 13, 2017 10:23:33 AM

Everyone knows Durham is great for beer, food, and tech. But if you’re a geek, gamer, or any other sort of nerd, you might be surprised to find out just how many places Durham has that support your obsessions. Whether you like board games, role-playing games, or good old fashioned 8-bit games, there’s a place for you here. Check out just a few of the places where you can freely get your geek on:

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Topics: Itineraries, Sports & Recreation

Photo of the Week: Bull City Race Fest

Posted by DCVB Staff on Oct 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

This weekend runners (and foodies) took to the streets of Durham for an annual race and food truck festival benefitting Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo, Durham hosts many running events throughout the year. Come to run, stay for fun!

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Topics: Events, Food & Drink, Sports & Recreation

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When people wish someone a great trip, they say “Bon Voyage.” We want you to have a great trip to Durham, the Bull City – so Bull Voyage!

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