Michigan Vs. Duke In 2007

On Wednesday morning it was announced that the annual series with Michigan will be revived now that former Blue Devil Tommy Amaker has moved on from Ann Arbor.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, the Blue Devils have signed a two year agreement that will see the Wolverines come to Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2007, before sending Duke to Chrysler Arena in 2008.

The series had run every season since 1989, but when Amaker was hired in 2000, Duke chose not to renew the agreement. With Amaker being terminated on March 17th, things are now back to normal with the game scheduled to be televised by CBS.

The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 17-7, and have won the last five games by an average of 27.4 points per game. Prior to that, the Blue Devils had lost three straight to the Wolverines by an average of 4.3 points per game beginning with an 88-84 loss on December 9, 1995.

Michigan isn't the only Big 10 team to travel to Durham in 2007 either. Wisconsin will make the trip in late November as part of the annual ACC/Big 10 Challenge.

Duke is also part of the 2007 Maui Invitational field that will include Arizona State, Illinois, LSU, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Princeton, and the host, Chaminade.


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