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Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry Comes to L.A. LIVE

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Known as the biggest rivalry in college basketball, the matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels are sure to feature remarkable players, competitive coaches and the most dedicated fans every year. This weekend, Los Angeles will get a chance to relive the passion, excitement, and emotions as the rivalry comes to L.A. LIVE on Sunday, February 9.

Come join us for a fun-filled day and experience the intensity as Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry premieres at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14.

With Duke and North Carolina separated by less than 10 miles of highway known as Tobacco Road, the rivalry has grown into one of the most watched regular season games of the year. Both schools have featured historic coaches on the sidelines including Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, the most winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball history and North Carolina’s Dean Smith, the fourth winningest coach.

This unique documentary showcases the entire rivalry spectacle including fan camp-outs, team preparations prior to the game, and dramatic buzzer-beating finishes. The film also provides audiences with insightful interviews from rivalry stars sharing their thrilling experiences. To illustrate the magnitude of the Duke-Carolina rivalry, former Tar Heel and current Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak states, “there are only two games that matter, the North Carolina game at Duke and the Duke game at North Carolina.”

Duke-Carolina Day at L.A. LIVE presented by Continental Tires will provide fans with family fun and various activities before the documentary screening. Starting at 3:00 p.m., the Coca-Cola Fan Zone will take place in the Premiere House lobby featuring product sampling, a photo booth, pop-a-shot games for prizes, a silent auction which will include autographed basketballs, Lakers and Clippers tickets and more.

The VIP reception sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom will include scheduled appearances by Rick Fox, Reggie Bullock, Jack Coleman, Kenny Dennard, Ryan Kelly, Lee Melchionni, Antawn Jamison, and Kendall Marshall.

Proceeds for this event support STAPLES Center Foundation’s “Get Active” Campaign, which contributes 1,000 scholarships for local youth participation in the annual Nike 3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament at L.A. LIVE.

Whether you are a Duke fan, a North Carolina fan, or simply a college basketball fan, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for this event start at $10 and can be purchased at or at the doors of the Premiere House at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14.

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