Friday, February 18, 2011

Duke to visit China, Dubai in August

Duke will play basketball exhibition games in China and the United Arab Emirates on an August trip, the school announced today.

The team will leave on Aug. 14 and play Aug. 17 in Kunshan, China, a suburb of Shanghai and the location of a new Duke-affiliated campus expected to open in 2012. Duke will play Aug. 19 in Shanghai and Aug. 22 in Beijing, where coach Mike Krzyzewski led the United States to an Olympic gold medal in 2008.

On Aug. 26, the team will end its tour with a game in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The team will conduct youth basketball clinics in China and the United Arab Emirates and visit historic sites suxh as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall China.

“We are excited about the opportunity for our team to compete internationally and be exposed to so many significant historical and cultural landmarks,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “From my experience in China with the United States Olympic Team in 2008, I know that this is a nation that absolutely loves basketball. I am thrilled that our players will have the chance to experience a country so rich in tradition first-hand. It should be a trip they remember for the rest of their lives.”

Ken Tysiac

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who is paying for the trip, China, boosters, NC taxpayers, or hiked tuition fees?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Dickie V will be calling the game?

Anonymous said...

@12:34 Duke is a private institution.

Anonymous said...

What he just said.

Anonymous said...
Who is paying for the trip, China, boosters, NC taxpayers, or hiked tuition fees?

February 18, 2011 12:34 PM


Read more: http://aboverim.blogspot.com/2011/02/duke-to-visit-china-dubai-in-august.html#ixzz1EKxVOjGa

Duke is a private school fool.

Anonymous said...

Who's paying for the trip? Trust me, it won't be your tax dollars you idiot. Duke is a private college and can do what they want as long as it's approved by the university, unlike the state supported schools who waste my tax dollars everyday. Think about the question before you ask it.

MichaelProcton said...

Who's paying for the trip? I'd say the basketball team is more than paying for the team itself with the revenue it brings in in merchandise, ticket sales, donations, tournament payouts, etc.

Anonymous said...

Here are the true road games everyone is always complaining Duke doesn't play. ;)

Anonymous said...

Beats playing on a dadgum battleship LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Since Coach K's little pipsqueak Mike Wood has retired from refereeing, who will Coach K select to take with him to Asia to ensure they win?? Jamie Luckie??

(Wood went with Duke when they took their last trip to Europe...no conflict there)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a hater. Your B.S. Coach K/refs conspiracy obvi means you're a UNC or State fan.

Worry about your middling team, we'll worry about our #1 ranking and Kyrie's toe. Best.