Bill Brill is a veteran journalist who has been watching Duke play basketball since his freshman year in 1948. He previously wrote Duke Basketball: An Illustrated History in 1986 and A Season is a Lifetime in 1992 with Mike Krzyzewski. Sports editor of The Roanoke (Virginia) Times for 30 years, Brill is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, as well as the Duke Sports Hall of Fame and the Commonwealth of Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He has covered all but three Final Fours since 1962, more than any other writer. Brill lives in Durham, North Carolina.
100 Years of Duke Basketballby Bill Brill
No college in America has dominated the basketball scene over the past 20 years like Duke has. The Blue Devils have been to 10 Final Fours under Coach Mike Krzyzewski, winning the national championship three times. They played in five consecutive Final Fours and for four consecutive years finished the season ranked number one in the country. Duke won five consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championships through 2003, and since 1986, the Blue Devils have had six national players of the year. No other school has had more than one. As Duke enters its 100th season of basketball, it will be the 25th year for Hall of Fame coach Krzyzewski. He has been honored 12 times as national Coach of the Year and is acknowledged as the top man in his profession. Duke has had numerous other famous basketball names, including coaches such as Vic Bubas and Eddie Cameron and All-Americans Dick Groat, Art Heyman, and Jeff Mullins.
The Blue Devils play in Cameron Indoor Stadium, which has become a basketball shrine. The vociferous student body, the Cameron Crazies, camp out before home games in a tent city they call Krzyzewski-ville. From the first game in 1906 through yet another Final Four appearance following the 2003-04 season, 100 Years of Duke Basketball provides fans with an insider's look at Duke basketball and the people who have made it a national legend.
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