Author Blythe Has a Ball with Duke-UNC RivalryThere are two kinds of people in the portion of North Carolina surrounding Durham and Chapel Hill: Duke fans and North Carolina fans. Will Blythe is NOT a Duke fan. He writes about his obsession with a college basketball rivalry in a new book.
Basketball: a love-hate relationship.
In the world of college basketball... at least that ribbon of Atlantic Coast Conference territory that ties Durham to Chapel Hill, N.C... you are a Tar Heel fan or you are a Blue Devil fan. That is, you root for North Carolina (the defending national champion; Michael Jordan; Dean Smith; Tyler Hansbrough) or you root for Duke (this year's top-ranked team for most of the season; Grant Hill; Coach K; JJ Redick).