Duke does not only Duke have an advantage at home because of the Cameron Crazies... It also has the advantage of Cameron's lack of A/C! Two Virginia players have cramped up already with 10 min left to go in the 2nd half.
Cameron seems to be rocking again! It is really loud on TV tonight... best effort of the year by the Crazies. 9F!
dang guys, don't you know it COSTS TOO MUCH TO run the a/c?!
I think the A/C only reaches as far as the old people upstairs.
After they put it in a couple of years ago, there was a noticeable difference. I know there have been a number of notes from the Crazies this year noting the difference in temperature from last, though.
It's really noticeable in the student section. It's a lot hotter this year than previous years. Not that I'm complaining or anything.
"I think the A/C only reaches as far as the old people upstairs."
Actually, the higher you go in CIS, the hotter it gets. Hot air rising and all that.
Put 9300 people in Cameron. Add TV lights and lots of activity. I don't think they make an A/C system strong enough for that.
FWIW, the climate control system was primarily put in for practices and classes not games.
FWIW2, after the game Leitao said that Baker had been having problems with cramps going back to high school. Several other players have a history of cramps. It did not offer an opinion as to why this occurred.
I noticed Henderson, King, and others hydrating during warmups at about 10-15 minutes before the tip. I didn't see any similar efforts from Virginia players. Very little is left to chance in Dukeville.
As my AC guy noted when my AC broke down last summer, the reason it takes so long and so much work to cool a building that is hot is that everything soaks up heat, the furniture, the walls, the people. The AC doesn't just have to cool the air, it has to cool everything before a person notices a temperature drop. Thus, if the day is warmer (I don't know the weather in Durham lately, but it's been pretty warm in DC for January), the building itself is warmer, not just the air in the building. Further, if it WAS cold last night (<50), they might not have wanted to run the AC as that's hard on it. Depending on the type of unit they bought, the refrigerant could liquify, which could destroy the condenser if it's working hard and it's the wrong type. Combine warm day to warm the building with cold night to keep the AC off, stuff a ton of bouncing, screaming people in there, and poof, hot and wet. Not to mention, if it WAS cold yesterday, they could have been running the heat in the offices for anyone that might have been working during the day, thus creating a warmer atmosphere before the game started, assuming there is a heater, of course.
LET'S GO DUKE!
I was working on the assumption that the cold air entered Cameron from the upper decks. On its way to the ground, it cools those it passes by first. By the time it reaches the ground, it's just warm air that smells like old people.