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JasonEvans
02-05-2013, 10:58 AM
If you have not read the Chronicle's article with Rodney Hood (http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/duke-basketballs-rodney-hood-finds-frustration-tra) about his frustration with NCAA rules that prohibit him from traveling with the team then you are missing something.


Where he watches, though, varies. Because there is no cable in the dorm rooms, he said he often watches with some of the managers in the locker room and uses halftime as an opportunity to get in a quick workout.

Sometimes the quiet-mannered Hood likes to go to the Buffalo Wild Wings near Chapel Hill because he is less of a celebrity there, farther away from Duke.

The people who work at Buffalo Wild Wings know him, he said, but help him keep a low profile in contrast to his popularity on the Duke campus.

-Jason "I suspect Wild Wings will have more folks than usual next away game, looking for the tall guy in the corner trying to go unnoticed" Evans

Lord Ash
02-05-2013, 11:10 AM
I'm sorry... the dorm rooms don't have cable? What the heck is that? How can they not have cable? Just... those guys didn't get cable? Who doesn't have cable? I am blown away by that.

Oh, and interesting article:)

MCFinARL
02-05-2013, 11:10 AM
If you have not read the Chronicle's article with Rodney Hood (http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/duke-basketballs-rodney-hood-finds-frustration-tra) about his frustration with NCAA rules that prohibit him from traveling with the team then you are missing something.



-Jason "I suspect Wild Wings will have more folks than usual next away game, looking for the tall guy in the corner trying to go unnoticed" Evans

Thanks for sharing--that is a bittersweet story, and Hood sounds like a good guy. I note the NCAA response to questions about the rule--along the lines of "imagine if football programs had to pay for all ineligible transfers to attend away games"--but the rule could allow them to play without requiring it, no? If that would give bigger budget programs an advantage in recruiting transfers, well, those programs already have recruiting advantages. Or for that matter, they could make the rule for football different than for other sports.

One question--I thought my daughter had cable TV in Edens a few years ago. Or was that just some sort of internal school network?

Bluedog
02-05-2013, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the link Jason. A good read and a rule that does seem a bit odd, much like the fact that Seth Curry wasn't allowed to get an NCAA Championship ring in 2010 even if he paid for it himself. Makes no sense. Although I can understand it being at the school's discretion as paying for additional traveling members in a sport like football (as cited) can be quite expensive. So perhaps the NCAA has the rule as they don't want certain institutions to have an advantage on gaining transfer students if they can afford the extra traveling costs or not...just trying to think of some rationale behind it.

On another note:


There’s no TV in the Duke dorm rooms [...] Because there is no cable in the dorm rooms.
Did they change the cable options at Duke or something? When I was there (not that long ago...), you had to pay for a TV/cable in your own room, but it was an option. In addition, every single dorm common room had cable, which is often where I'd go to watch the games since I didn't pay for cable in my room. Is there no longer cable in dorms at all? That seems hard to believe. I can understand if Rodney doesn't really want to watch it in the common room with a bunch of other students, though.

I'm definitely looking forward to watching Rodney next year though - seems like we got a good one!

Edit: I see other people beat me to the cable questioning.

Kedsy
02-05-2013, 11:20 AM
...much like the fact that Seth Curry wasn't allowed to get an NCAA Championship ring in 2010 even if he paid for it himself.

Are you sure about this? I thought I read that Seth does have a championship ring, but he did have to pay for it himself. It's a bit hazy and I don't have a link, so I suppose it's possible it was all a dream.

Bluedog
02-05-2013, 11:24 AM
Are you sure about this? I thought I read that Seth does have a championship ring, but he did have to pay for it himself. It's a bit hazy and I don't have a link, so I suppose it's possible it was all a dream.

Yep, there was a thread about it on this site:
http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/forums/showthread.php?22610-NCAA-Rules-Prohibit-Seth-Curry-From-Championship-Ring

And during the next year's Countdown to Craziness, Seth was unable to participate in the festivities surrounding it and Coach K wasn't too pleased about it:

"One of the tragic things about our NCAA rules is what happened tonight where Seth Curry could not get a ring or watch," Krzyzewski said. "It's just totally, totally wrong that a kid who's on scholarship last year and participated in every practice [couldn't get a ring]."

Krzyzewski: "Tonight ... I only felt sad about one thing and that was [Curry not getting a ring]. That is totally, totally wrong, totally wrong, because he's a scholarship player. It's just horrible. And there's no way of getting around it. You can't even buy it.."
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/10/16/seth-curry-gets-eight-stitches-no-championship-ring/

Dev11
02-05-2013, 11:28 AM
The university recently got rid of cable service in dorm rooms because not enough students were paying for it, and as of 3 years ago, it was really expensive for whatever reason. They still have cable in the common rooms.

That said, there are plenty of places on campus to watch cable. It seems weird that he feels like he needs to go to a bar to see the game, although I suppose if he's a quiet dude who doesn't want to be bothered it makes sense.

devil84
02-05-2013, 11:44 AM
That said, there are plenty of places on campus to watch cable. It seems weird that he feels like he needs to go to a bar to see the game, although I suppose if he's a quiet dude who doesn't want to be bothered it makes sense.

It's particularly difficult to watch with a bunch of Duke students who watch the game quite differently as fans than a team member would. Note that the managers that didn't travel are also watching in the locker room, instead of in the commons rooms. Could you sit next to a team member and not ask when Ryan's foot is going to get better, why is Hairston playing and not Murphy, and what's up with Mason's free throws? The locker room or a bar where nobody knows who you are sounds like a much better alternative.

uh_no
02-05-2013, 12:33 PM
I'm sorry... the dorm rooms don't have cable? What the heck is that? How can they not have cable? Just... those guys didn't get cable? Who doesn't have cable? I am blown away by that.

Oh, and interesting article:)

the university refuses to provide cable service...it's awful and makes me sad that something that was such a huge part of my undegraduate experience (hanging in someone's room watching sports) is no longer a possibility.

as petty as it sounds, watching sports on TV is something that i enjoy very much, and the lack of the ability to do that may have swayed my matriculation decision.

Bluedog
02-05-2013, 12:41 PM
the university refuses to provide cable service...it's awful and makes me sad that something that was such a huge part of my undegraduate experience (hanging in someone's room watching sports) is no longer a possibility.

as petty as it sounds, watching sports on TV is something that i enjoy very much, and the lack of the ability to do that may have swayed my matriculation decision.

Well, I'm sure people use WatchESPN (relying on a parent's or friend's login...) and utilize the HDMI hookup from their laptop to the TV to watch sports. And with Duke's internet speed, buffering shouldn't be a problem, although I'll admit the quality isn't as good as an HDTV. I never shelled out the money for cable myself while at Duke and most people I know didn't either, but certainly knew of those that did. With Hulu and everything else that contains online streaming, paying for cable while in college is becoming increasingly rarer, I'd imagine.

-jk
02-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Youngsters: we didn't have any cable except in the commons room. Al Gore hadn't invented the Internet, yet, either. We did have phones, though - on a party line so we shared with another room.

Now, get off my lawn!

-jk

ChillinDuke
02-05-2013, 12:54 PM
the university refuses to provide cable service...it's awful and makes me sad that something that was such a huge part of my undegraduate experience (hanging in someone's room watching sports) is no longer a possibility.

as petty as it sounds, watching sports on TV is something that i enjoy very much, and the lack of the ability to do that may have swayed my matriculation decision.

Me too, I reckon.

It seems somewhat bizarre not to at least have the option to purchase cable for your room. I'm sure they did cost-benefit analysis and all that. But I mean, c'mon. Students don't have the ability to purchase cable if they so choose? And it's 2013?

- Chillin

AtlDuke72
02-05-2013, 01:02 PM
the university refuses to provide cable service...it's awful and makes me sad that something that was such a huge part of my undegraduate experience (hanging in someone's room watching sports) is no longer a possibility.

as petty as it sounds, watching sports on TV is something that i enjoy very much, and the lack of the ability to do that may have swayed my matriculation decision.

In the late 1960's and early 1970's the dorms had one phone for about 50 people. Didn't seem like that big of a deal at the time. Durham and Duke have not changed all that much!

Native
02-05-2013, 01:52 PM
I'm sorry... the dorm rooms don't have cable? What the heck is that? How can they not have cable? Just... those guys didn't get cable? Who doesn't have cable? I am blown away by that.

Yeah, they did away with cable in dorm rooms after they did a survey a couple years ago and found that they could save a million or two by removing cable that, frankly, students didn't use. While it kind of stinks not having cable in the rooms, it's not the worst thing ever.

People still get together in common rooms to watch sports and stuff together — especially the new K4 atrium which hosts a 100+ inch television.

HaveFunExpectToWin
02-05-2013, 01:57 PM
As an employee of a large telco, it disturbs me that we are teaching the youth how to cut the cord. ;) Seems short-sighted to not subsidize the undergrad cable TV experience. Are you listening TWC?

Billy Dat
02-05-2013, 02:16 PM
We didn't have cable in our rooms at the start of the year, but we did have a bunch of engineers who knew their way around cable wire, splicers and boosters. Viola - cable for all.

subzero02
02-05-2013, 02:50 PM
No cable and no beer make Homer something something

CrazyNotCrazie
02-05-2013, 02:57 PM
I didn't watch a lot of TV, and 3 out of 4 years didn't even have a TV, but my Duke experience would have been diminished without cable - the commons room TV only takes you so far. One would think there is a Duke alum high up at one of the cable (or Dish) companies who can rectify this situation!

Dev11
02-05-2013, 03:30 PM
I didn't watch a lot of TV, and 3 out of 4 years didn't even have a TV, but my Duke experience would have been diminished without cable - the commons room TV only takes you so far. One would think there is a Duke alum high up at one of the cable (or Dish) companies who can rectify this situation!

As one who did a few minutes of irate screaming when the news came down that Duke was cancelling cable, I'm glad that the issue is finally coming to the forefront. Duke Basketball does a lot of good in the community.

moonpie23
02-05-2013, 03:46 PM
Are you listening TWC?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa...........that 's sooooo funny.........TWC doesn't LISTEN!! THEY TALK!



and it goes like this:


"welcome to time warner cable. this call may be monitored for quality!"

and that's about it....

Acymetric
02-05-2013, 04:35 PM
I spent time at two different small private universities and both had cable in all their dorm rooms free of charge. A little surprised Duke can't/doesn't want to do the same.

subzero02
02-05-2013, 04:52 PM
I remember watching the "gone in 60 seconds" game on west in my friend's dorm room... I also remember helping to start the impromptu bon fire shortly after our win... Without cable in the dorm rooms who knows how those events might've unfolded ;-)

cmccoy11
02-05-2013, 04:53 PM
I actually have never heard of a university not offering basic cable in dorm rooms. Pretty bizarre.

AncientPsychicT
02-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Guys, honestly this is not nearly as big a deal as you're making it out to be. The reason why the university doesn't offer cable is because no one wants cable (nor DirecTV, ESPECIALLY DirecTV).

If there is a particular show that I or one of my classmates wishes to watch, we have online services that will provide that show either for free (Hulu or ESPN3) or for a reasonable price (HBOGo or whatever Showtime offers). For instance, if I have to miss a game due to study reasons (which is more often than I would like :mad:), I can pull up the game on my laptop and watch it while reading my Orgo textbook.

The main reason why no one gets cable is because they don't want to have to pay for a truckload of wanker (see MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, etc.) that they have less than zero interest in. Young 'uns nowadays really only watch a few shows each, and we find alternative ways to watch them (HBOGo = Game of Thrones for myself, my friend has NBA League Pass so he can watch his Heat/other teams). And if there's something really important on, say the Oscars, we can always go down to the common room.

And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:

cptnflash
02-05-2013, 08:11 PM
Oh man, this is such a bummer. The NCAA rule prohibiting red shirts from traveling is beyond stupid. I imagine Seth went through something similar during the 2010 season, when he was the new guy on campus.

Hang in there, Rodney. I guarantee you won't be lonely next year, when you're on the court 35 minutes a game! :)

cmccoy11
02-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Guys, honestly this is not nearly as big a deal as you're making it out to be. The reason why the university doesn't offer cable is because no one wants cable (nor DirecTV, ESPECIALLY DirecTV).

If there is a particular show that I or one of my classmates wishes to watch, we have online services that will provide that show either for free (Hulu or ESPN3) or for a reasonable price (HBOGo or whatever Showtime offers). For instance, if I have to miss a game due to study reasons (which is more often than I would like :mad:), I can pull up the game on my laptop and watch it while reading my Orgo textbook.

The main reason why no one gets cable is because they don't want to have to pay for a truckload of wanker (see MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, etc.) that they have less than zero interest in. Young 'uns nowadays really only watch a few shows each, and we find alternative ways to watch them (HBOGo = Game of Thrones for myself, my friend has NBA League Pass so he can watch his Heat/other teams). And if there's something really important on, say the Oscars, we can always go down to the common room.

And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:

Currently a college student at University as well and I couldn't live without cable. The University I attend, as well as many others, provide it for free. Sure there are only a handful of channels I watch but there is no other way for me to get them. I couldn't image living without cable. I would actually have to study :p.

Dr. Rosenrosen
02-05-2013, 08:38 PM
There was cable in the commons rooms when I was at Duke. And I seem to recall a certain effort by some that involved splitters and lots and lots of feet of cable to make it available in dorm rooms... :)

dcdevil2009
02-05-2013, 08:51 PM
I wonder whether Andre has cable at his place.

gep
02-05-2013, 10:58 PM
... Hang in there, Rodney. I guarantee you won't be lonely next year, when you're on the court 35 minutes a game! :)

So... here's maybe a suggestion for the Crazies. Rodney is sitting on the bench for every home game. Just give him a shout-out when appropriate. Just to let him know that EVERYONE is behind him, and anxiously waiting for his appearance.

throatybeard
02-06-2013, 12:29 AM
Guys, honestly this is not nearly as big a deal as you're making it out to be. The reason why the university doesn't offer cable is because no one wants cable (nor DirecTV, ESPECIALLY DirecTV).

If there is a particular show that I or one of my classmates wishes to watch, we have online services that will provide that show either for free (Hulu or ESPN3) or for a reasonable price (HBOGo or whatever Showtime offers). For instance, if I have to miss a game due to study reasons (which is more often than I would like :mad:), I can pull up the game on my laptop and watch it while reading my Orgo textbook.

The main reason why no one gets cable is because they don't want to have to pay for a truckload of wanker (see MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, etc.) that they have less than zero interest in. Young 'uns nowadays really only watch a few shows each, and we find alternative ways to watch them (HBOGo = Game of Thrones for myself, my friend has NBA League Pass so he can watch his Heat/other teams). And if there's something really important on, say the Oscars, we can always go down to the common room.

And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:


This kid just educated the hell out of me.

Can someone tell me why I'm still paying $100/month for Dish? I mean, besides Sirius Met 74?

I've long said the only reason I keep pay TV is sports. Maybe I don't need that.

Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15
02-06-2013, 07:32 AM
Guys, honestly this is not nearly as big a deal as you're making it out to be. The reason why the university doesn't offer cable is because no one wants cable (nor DirecTV, ESPECIALLY DirecTV).

If there is a particular show that I or one of my classmates wishes to watch, we have online services that will provide that show either for free (Hulu or ESPN3) or for a reasonable price (HBOGo or whatever Showtime offers). For instance, if I have to miss a game due to study reasons (which is more often than I would like :mad:), I can pull up the game on my laptop and watch it while reading my Orgo textbook.

The main reason why no one gets cable is because they don't want to have to pay for a truckload of wanker (see MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, etc.) that they have less than zero interest in. Young 'uns nowadays really only watch a few shows each, and we find alternative ways to watch them (HBOGo = Game of Thrones for myself, my friend has NBA League Pass so he can watch his Heat/other teams). And if there's something really important on, say the Oscars, we can always go down to the common room.

And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:

Great... now I'm starting my day with the Miracle Minute v. Maryland... Ahhhhhh.... :)

Seriously though, I wish there were a better quality video of that. I have been watching the same grainy footage on youtube for years now.

Lord Ash
02-06-2013, 08:06 AM
Guys, honestly this is not nearly as big a deal as you're making it out to be. The reason why the university doesn't offer cable is because no one wants cable (nor DirecTV, ESPECIALLY DirecTV).

If there is a particular show that I or one of my classmates wishes to watch, we have online services that will provide that show either for free (Hulu or ESPN3) or for a reasonable price (HBOGo or whatever Showtime offers). For instance, if I have to miss a game due to study reasons (which is more often than I would like :mad:), I can pull up the game on my laptop and watch it while reading my Orgo textbook.

The main reason why no one gets cable is because they don't want to have to pay for a truckload of wanker (see MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, etc.) that they have less than zero interest in. Young 'uns nowadays really only watch a few shows each, and we find alternative ways to watch them (HBOGo = Game of Thrones for myself, my friend has NBA League Pass so he can watch his Heat/other teams). And if there's something really important on, say the Oscars, we can always go down to the common room.

And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:


Get off my lawn.

wavedukefan70s
02-06-2013, 08:11 AM
I have a real issue of coaches leaving and players they recruited being stuck at that institution.kids go to the coach they want to play for.they believe in what that coach can do for them.its not like the dean of medicine went and recruited these athletes.
I can't imagine traveling a thousand miles to play for a coach then he bolts.heck we travel 25 miles round trip so my kid 10 plays for certain coaches five or six times a week.i would hope at some point the NCAA would change or adjust the rule.

Dev11
02-06-2013, 08:21 AM
I have been watching the same grainy footage on youtube for years now.

And yet it never gets old. Keep missing those free throws, Terps. Miss them all the way to Iowa City and Lincoln.

wilson
02-06-2013, 08:38 AM
And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:Sometimes, the best video isn't on YouTube. (http://www.dailytarheel.com/multimedia/10634)

WVDUKEFAN
02-06-2013, 08:51 AM
No cable in the dorm rooms? Could it be that kids actually go to Duke to learn and they have to apply themselves? C'mon - we're not Kentucky!! The UK facilities are like five star suites - huge big screen TV's, Play Station 3's, pool tables, a huge lounge area and the list goes on. But then again, they know their kids aren't going to stay for four years and earn thier degree, so it is probably more fitting they are set up like a resort. I like the way Duke does things. We are a model program that turns out great kids.

Native
02-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Sometimes, the best video isn't on YouTube. (http://www.dailytarheel.com/multimedia/10634)

Ah, yes. Music to my ears. And eyes.

HaveFunExpectToWin
02-06-2013, 10:47 AM
Guys, honestly this is not nearly as big a deal as you're making it out to be. The reason why the university doesn't offer cable is because no one wants cable (nor DirecTV, ESPECIALLY DirecTV).

If there is a particular show that I or one of my classmates wishes to watch, we have online services that will provide that show either for free (Hulu or ESPN3) or for a reasonable price (HBOGo or whatever Showtime offers). For instance, if I have to miss a game due to study reasons (which is more often than I would like :mad:), I can pull up the game on my laptop and watch it while reading my Orgo textbook.

The main reason why no one gets cable is because they don't want to have to pay for a truckload of wanker (see MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, etc.) that they have less than zero interest in. Young 'uns nowadays really only watch a few shows each, and we find alternative ways to watch them (HBOGo = Game of Thrones for myself, my friend has NBA League Pass so he can watch his Heat/other teams). And if there's something really important on, say the Oscars, we can always go down to the common room.

And, of course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8z4uEGGls), there is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84), where you can pick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ-dlhyfNc) and choose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHtgiRDWbQ) the parts worth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB00wfyuQjY) watching (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-F-Vxf36g).

:cool:

This is exactly my point. The writing is very clearly on the wall...

Also, check out Aereo, Tivli, etc. for alternative TV viewing.

Cell-R
02-06-2013, 11:56 AM
As a Duke student, I was surprised to discover upon matriculation that Duke had gotten rid of cable.

Instead, I am forced to watch all of my TV shows on my computer. Which really isn't bad at all - I couldn't care less which media platform. In fact, my computer is often more convient than a TV.

As for many sporting events and other cable programs, I just walk down the hall to my common room to watch them. I get out of my room and often get to spend some time watching TV with my neighbors who I wouldn't otherwise see. I can't complain one bit!

Cameron
02-06-2013, 12:55 PM
This kid just educated the hell out of me.

Can someone tell me why I'm still paying $100/month for Dish? I mean, besides Sirius Met 74?

I've long said the only reason I keep pay TV is sports. Maybe I don't need that.

Because you don't want to watch the game from a 17-inch vantage point?

If there is ever an occurrence where Duke is not on Dish Network (so far, that hasn't been the case for me this year, thank jesus), I just get online and tune into the sweet, Southern vocals of Bob Harris and John Roth. I detest watching games on often times low quality, unreliable and jittery online platforms, and I have a supremely high internet connection. The ACC Network's online coverage, for instance, is oft like watching a game broadcast from outerspace.

Kedsy
02-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Because you don't want to watch the game from a 17-inch vantage point?

If there is ever an occurrence where Duke is not on Dish Network (so far, that hasn't been the case for me this year, thank jesus), I just get online and tune into the sweet, Southern vocals of Bob Harris and John Roth. I detest watching games on often times low quality, unreliable and jittery online platforms, and I have a supremely high internet connection. The ACC Network's online coverage, for instance, is oft like watching a game broadcast from outerspace.

I've been watching ESPN3 this season with few complaints. I hook up a laptop to my TV (with modern TVs all I need is a monitor cable), and then I'm watching my computer on a big screen.

drcharl
02-06-2013, 01:30 PM
As a Duke student, I was surprised to discover upon matriculation that Duke had gotten rid of cable.

Instead, I am forced to watch all of my TV shows on my computer. Which really isn't bad at all - I couldn't care less which media platform. In fact, my computer is often more convient than a TV.

As for many sporting events and other cable programs, I just walk down the hall to my common room to watch them. I get out of my room and often get to spend some time watching TV with my neighbors who I wouldn't otherwise see. I can't complain one bit!

Going down to the common room to watch games was the same way we did it in the late 60's. Great camaraderie even if you got there late and had to watch the screen at an ungodly angle.

Cameron
02-06-2013, 02:06 PM
I've been watching ESPN3 this season with few complaints. I hook up a laptop to my TV (with modern TVs all I need is a monitor cable), and then I'm watching my computer on a big screen.

I do not have the ability to watch ESPN3 (internet provider not does provide it), so that option is out.

The ACC Network coverage online may be better this year, but, in the past, it's been akin to retrieving reception with tinfoil. Watching the N.C. State comeback game last year via that feed gave me a throbbing headache and a whole lotta anger that I will not soon put myself through again.

superdave
02-06-2013, 02:36 PM
Yep, there was a thread about it on this site:
http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/forums/showthread.php?22610-NCAA-Rules-Prohibit-Seth-Curry-From-Championship-Ring

And during the next year's Countdown to Craziness, Seth was unable to participate in the festivities surrounding it and Coach K wasn't too pleased about it:

"One of the tragic things about our NCAA rules is what happened tonight where Seth Curry could not get a ring or watch," Krzyzewski said. "It's just totally, totally wrong that a kid who's on scholarship last year and participated in every practice [couldn't get a ring]."

Krzyzewski: "Tonight ... I only felt sad about one thing and that was [Curry not getting a ring]. That is totally, totally wrong, totally wrong, because he's a scholarship player. It's just horrible. And there's no way of getting around it. You can't even buy it.."
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/10/16/seth-curry-gets-eight-stitches-no-championship-ring/

On the day after the last day of Seth's Duke basketball career, Coach K ought to present him with a 2010 Championship ring.

Any rule against that?

Turtleboy
02-06-2013, 02:39 PM
On the day after the last day of Seth's Duke basketball career, Coach K ought to present him with a 2010 Championship ring.

Any rule against that?Why would he be able to buy it then if he can't buy it now? And whatever benefits are afforded Seth, shouldn't they come after he graduates? He's still on scholarship until then.

Cameron
02-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Why would he be able to buy it then if he can't buy it now?

Maybe not on the last day of his Duke basketball career, but perhaps on graduation day. I agree that I don't think the circumstances surrounding Seth not being able to receive a ring would change as long as he is still a student at Duke, but perhaps they will once he has received his degree. I don't know.

Turtleboy
02-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Maybe not on the last day of his Duke basketball career, but perhaps on graduation day. I agree that I don't think the circumstances surrounding Seth not being able to receive a ring would change as long as he is still a student at Duke, but perhaps they will once he has received his degree. I don't know.My question is this : if he is constrained from buying a ring now, what will happen to change that the day Seth graduates? Note the highlighted portion of Bluedog's post.

Ichabod Drain
02-06-2013, 02:49 PM
On the day after the last day of Seth's Duke basketball career, Coach K ought to present him with a 2010 Championship ring.

Any rule against that?

I think he'll just try to earn a 2013 one instead.

Bluedog
02-06-2013, 03:11 PM
Good question. Maybe somebody here can drop in.

Once a student athlete, always a student athlete. Roy got in trouble for this a few years back when he gave small gifts to former bball players who had graduated. I mean, I'm sure Seth could have a jeweler create a replica, but it's obviously not nearly the same.

Kyrie'sToe
02-06-2013, 04:04 PM
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