Duke University is one of the top Academic Schools in the country.
They also have an awesome Men’s NCAA Basketball program.
Doesn’t men I root for Duke when any of my “home” teams play them. Fat chance! Go Terrapins! Go Hoyas!
Nor can you begrudge their success …
Or can you?
Jalen Rose, formerly of Michigan apparently is still smarting from getting Whupped by Duke in ’92 (by 40 points), and then Whupped by the OTHER top tier team in the ACC – North Carolina in ’93.
I also don’t recall any Duke Players from their actions getting their school suspended, and an entire season’s victories overturned.
The Fab 5 were great players… Unfortunately they weren’t, and by Rose’s comments – great people.
Michigan — In the new ESPN 30 for 30 on Michigan’s Fab 5 premiering this Sunday, former Wolverine and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose professed his hate for Duke. Rose even took a shot at the Black players they recruited.
“For me, Duke was personal. I hated Duke. And I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms.”
Rose later clarified his comments, while still sticking by his stance.