Cameron Crazies


Cameron Crazies

The Cameron Crazies are the student supporters of Duke University's basketball teams, named for Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Crazies stand courtside in a 1,200 seat student section and begin cheering during warmups. Many Crazies paint their faces or bodies white and blue and wear Duke paraphernalia to represent their team. Throughout the game, the Crazies jump up and down when the opposing team has possession of the ball and yell cheers in unison at focal points of the game. Over the years, Duke's Cameron Crazies "have earned a reputation as the rowdiest, wittiest, best-organized college basketball fans in the land." [ [http://espn.go.com/page2/s/cameron/hits.html Cameron's Craziest] . "ESPN." Accessed on 12 Oct 2006.] The number of fans painting themselves varies with the importance of the game, with games against the University of North Carolina generating the most enthusiasm. Another tradition developed by the Cameron Crazies - tenting in Krzyzewskiville - started in the 1980s. Some other colleges and universities have used the Crazies as a model for their own cheering sections at basketball games, such as Harvard University and Indiana University, both of which recently printed a run of "Crimson Crazies" t-shirts.

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* [http://espn.go.com/page2/s/cameron/hits.html ESPN Page2 on the Cameron Crazies]
* [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/sioncampus/01/28/kamp_krazy0129 Sports Illustrated's Take on Kville]
* [http://www.lib.duke.edu/archives/exhibits/CameronIndoor/crazies.html Duke University's Archives articles and photo of first Kville]


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