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The Duke-Carolina Rivalry: Inside Insight from Jacobs, Montross, Spatola & Steinbacher

By Matt Oakes Posted February 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

CHAPEL HILL–The Tobacco Road Rivalry gets set for its 237th installment Wednesday night in the Dean Smith Center. There have been so many unforgettable moments in the series that many believe is the greatest rivalry in all of college sports.

The proximity of the two institutions separated only by a 15-minute drive down 15-501 only adds fuel to the intensity in the rivalry.

With that in mind, we wanted to hear from those who have been a part of the Duke-Carolina experience for so many years to get you set for what promises to be another exhilarating chapter Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.

Barry Jacobs: longtime ACC and Tar Heel sports writer, author of 14 annuals on ACC basketball

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Eric Montross: Former UNC Basketball Player, Current Radio Analyst on Tar Heel Sports Network

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Chris Spatola: Former Duke Basketball Director of Operations, Current CBS Sports Broadcaster

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Rick Steinbacher: Former Tar Heel Football Player, Current UNC Senior Assoc. Athletic Director


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