Countdown To Craziness Is Coming

With eight days until the official start of the Duke Basketball season, the countdown has officially started on At the site, Duke fans can get further details on the event and also vote on the first-ever Crazies Choice Awards.


With Coach K entering his 30th year this season, the awards celebrate some of Duke's greatest players, games and memories over the past three decades. The honors include: Best Duke Comeback, Greatest Duke Buzzer-Beater, Most Electric Cameron Chaos and Best Dynamic Duo. "The Crazies Choice Awards are like the Oscars or VMA's," stated Duke junior guard Nolan Smith, "only Duke style and more prestigious."

In addition to the presentation of the Crazies Choice Awards, other highlights of the evening will include:

  • Duke legend/ESPN analyst Jason Williams on site as part of ESPNU's coverage of college basketball's kick-off weekend
  • Festivities in K-Ville beginning at 5:30, including live music, games, inflatables and face painting
  • Performances by Duke dance groups DefMo and Dancing Devils
  • Duke University improv skit and two hilarious videos featuring our team created for the event
  • Introduction of the 2009-10 team poster
  • On-court contests for fans
  • First showing of annual Blue Planet hype video with team song produced by Duke senior Mike Posner
  • Video countdown to 8 PM – The official start of the 2009-10 campaign
  • Team introductions to include special announcer with each player selecting his entrance song
  • Two surprise guest coaches
  • Team scrimmage
  • Comments from Coach K
  • Dunk contest with celebrity judges and commentary from Jon and LT
  • Post-event concert in K-Ville featuring Matt and Kim

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