Growing up as a Maryland basketball fan and watching the rivalry arise in the early 2000's I now have an all new reason to hate Duke, and that s what this rivalry has become if even that. I go to the games and I listen to my fellow students chant F*** Duke. I know they didn't watch MD in the early 2000's so I know they don't care. They show up for 1 Bball game and that is the Duke game, it is pathetic.
When my friends asked me last year if I got my ticket for the Duke game, I responded with of course, I got my ticket for this game just like every other game. It disgusts me how much these kids just want to go to one game, it's annoying and pathetic. I don't even care anymore about Duke, it's like I hate them more for what the students at Maryland do then anything Duke ever did. (Well that isn't really true, but you get the idea) This culture needs to be purged from the student body and the fanbase that the Duke game is the only one that matters. Is Duke our rival, sure, but so is UVA and NC State, but people don't chant stuff like that for these schools and they don't bring it up at Maryland Madness. I think we as fans need to fix this pathetic culture that has infected the student body. People need to care about the team and hate ACC competition and hate schools like Georgetown, not Duke who desn't give a rats behind about us.
I know this is kind of a long rant, but to summarize. I hate Duke so much. But how much I despise them for the obvious reasons, I hate them so much more for the culture that has been created in Maryland fandom and it needs to be fixed sooner rather than later. Not to mention Gary asked the students to stop saying it last year and that is more than enough for me.