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Duke reportedly opting out of Battle 4 Atlantis to host own event

More bubble talk! With the new college basketball start date (Nov. 25) in hand, teams across the country are frantically building their schedules for the upcoming season. Already today, Louisville announced plans for its own non-conference bubble, and now, there are reports that Duke is going to do the same. According to Matt Norlander, Duke is opting out of the Battle 4 Atlantis (held in South Dakota) to host a multi-team event with a special focus on social justice.

What will Kentucky do? That Cats are scheduled to play in the Champions Classic (tentatively scheduled for Dec. 1-5) and the Big 12/SEC Challenge (reportedly still scheduled for January). If they choose to host their own non-conference event in Lexington, Jack Pilgrim already came up with the perfect blueprint.

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11 Comments for Duke reportedly opting out of Battle 4 Atlantis to host own event

  1. Duuuuuude
    2:39 pm September 18, 2020 Permalink

    The only focus I want is good basketball.

    • UKFanSC
      2:43 pm September 18, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah…. what America needs right now is another event blatantly “focused on social justice”.

    • runningunnin.454
      3:29 pm September 18, 2020 Permalink

      Coach Krazyzewski is happy to jump on a bandwagon…although usually, he jumps on Cal’s, ha ha. Has the man ever had an original thought?

    • 4everUKBlue
      3:45 pm September 18, 2020 Permalink

      Not since he died and came back as a vampire…This is nothing more than a recruiting tactic, there’s not a moral bone in K’s body.

  2. VinDatuk
    8:10 pm September 18, 2020 Permalink

    Good. Glad they’re finally recognizing the epidemic of black on black crime in Durham. We rivaled Chicago last week in shootings. Good for K to step up and address the issue in his own backyard. Guy’s truly a trailblazer.

  3. Megan
    12:44 am September 19, 2020 Permalink

    I recently heard an old white man say something similar. He respond to BLM by saying black people kill black people, which is akin to Trump’s remark that police kill white people. Yes, but it completely misses the point of the social justice movement. Neither observation justifies or excuses the police for targeting people of color with deadly force, which, if you’ve been paying any attention, is what triggered this social justice movement. Body cams and bystander videos are showing us how the police murder people of color in the name of justice.

    Don’t want to talk about police emptying their weapons into unarmed black people? Then deflect. Talk about something else. Not the reason for the protests — no, don’t want to go there. Talk instead about the way the protesters are protesting. Take issue with their slogan. Note that all lives matter, that blue lives matter. True, but again, purposefully missing the point so you don’t have to deal with the cause of so much unrest in this country.

    Shame on you for talking about black on black crime in the face of racial profiling and targeting by the police. K is on the right side of this issue. Your icon might as well be the Confederate flag because these are the arguments of the white supremacists, those who don’t really have a problem with the police violating the civil rights of minorities, those who wouldn’t mind if it continued. Whether you realize it or not, you’re putting yourself in the company of some of the worst human beings out there.

    But you feel safe, don’t you? Free to hide behind some anonymity. Emboldened by your president and a few supporting voices here. One benefit, I suppose, is that we’re seeing the extent of the problem, we’re seeing people coming out of the shadows to tell us what kind of human being they are. I think you’ve told us rather clearly.

    • Megan
      12:44 am September 19, 2020 Permalink

      Reply fail to VinDatuk.

    • satcheluk
      9:31 pm September 19, 2020 Permalink

      Well said. UK fans are disproportionately dense, but I hope you reach a few.

  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    4:48 pm September 19, 2020 Permalink

    Your comment is awaiting moderation because Jones went to Duke.

  5. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    4:48 pm September 19, 2020 Permalink

    Duke gets to choose the refs who are invited.