Friday, January 8, 2010

Tide rolling into Durham next season

Here's something for Duke football fans to look forward to seeing next season.

Then again, maybe not.

Either way, the Blue Devils are scheduled to host national champion Alabama. The game is set for Sept. 18 (time TBA) in Wallace Wade Stadium.

The Tide wrapped up a 14-0 season by defeating Texas Thursday night in the BCS championship game, 37-21.

Duke finished 5-7 in its second season under David Cutcliffe.

Before his death in 1986 at age 94, Wallace Wade Stadium's namesake was an outstanding coach at both schools. In seven seasons at Alabama, his teams went 61-13-1. At Duke in 16 seasons during the 1930s and '40s, Wade went 110-36-7. His final team was 7-3 in 1950.

Later, Wade served as commissioner of the Southern Conference.

The game at Duke will be Alabama's only road trip outside the SEC. At home in non-league games, the Tide is scheduled to face San Jose State, Penn State and Georgia State.

Duke has two other non-ACC games set - Sept. 25 in Durham against Army and at Navy on Oct. 30.

The Tide returns Heisman Trophy winning running back Mark Ingram, who will be a junior in 2010.

- Caulton Tudor


Anonymous said...

There's an early line on the game -75 Bama..........

Anonymous said...

Ill take Bama to cover

Anonymous said...

How ironic for Alabama to get to play their post season game in the Rose Bowl for the first time in 60+ years, then travelin the very same year to play in the only other site of the Rose Bowl. Believe it...Tide fans will have this game circled on their calendar. Wallace Wade stadium will be the scene of a spectacle neither it now CFB fans in the Triangle have seen in many years.