Some scheduling updates from the ACC and athletic department today: Because Duke’s Oct. 18 game with Miami was slated for the 3:30 p.m. ESPNU slot by the conference, Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils’ Blue-White scrimmage was scheduled for 1 p.m., the program announced today.
The team’s intrasquad scrimmage is typically held at night, but the football game likely won’t be over until 7 or 7:30 p.m. Still, the night setting of the season’s tip strikes us as appropriate. Why not hold Blue-White at 8 p.m., or, better yet, one hour after the football game ends? That way, you encourage people to go to the football game to know when Blue-White will actually start. It’s not like you need to worry about the other team.
One more subplot is Blue-White’s effect on Tailgate. 1 p.m. is prime Tailgate time for most of the Duke student body, especially on Homecoming weekend. What will students do? What will alumni do? How will attendance be affected without the normal flow of parents and family?
We’ll get administrators on the phone tomorrow, but, in the meantime, what do you think?
—by Ben Cohen