Greatest Sports Rivalries Of All Time

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Written by Makula Dunbar
Duke fans taunt a North Carolina player as he inbounds the ball SportsInsights.com
Duke fans taunt a North Carolina player as he inbounds the ball
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Duke v. North Carolina (College Basketball)

March isn’t the only thing that descends into madness, as even an early season match up between Duke’s and North Carolina’s basketball teams goes off the rails. Two of the most successful teams in NCAA history, the Blue Devils and Tar Heels play each other at least twice a year during the regular season, and more in the ACC tournament if the fates align. The games are always intense and hotly contested, both on and off the court. And the rivalry isn’t for nothing either, as it has produced some of the biggest stars in basketball. Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, and Luol Deng all went to Duke, while UNC turned out the likes of Vince Carter and a little-known player named Michael Jordan.