It’s become as synonymous with Duke University as the phrase “fat girls” and now the Cameron Crazy seems to be dying a slow death. Today, Duke’s student newspaper (on everyone’s bookmark list) wrote that the attendance for the Duke student section at Cameron Indoor is not only slipping, but the school is now trying to sell 300-400 of the 1200 student tickets to the general public for each game. In fact, they’re only averaging 650 students at each game, which is somewhere around 50% capacity*.
So why is the attendance so low? Apaprently, because too many people believe the myth:
“The rumor we’ve had to deal with over the past couple years is that it’s hard to get into games, and if you show up half an hour before tipoff you won’t get in,” Garrett said. “We’ve been trying really hard… to really debunk those rumors because they’re simply not true.”
*I didn’t go to Duke. Math is hard.