I didn't mean Duke doesn't hate UNC, just that UNC's hatred is more acute and ingrained. I lived in Raleigh for awhile and noticed that the natives aligned with UNC or State and generally despised Duke. Meanwhile, Duke hatred for UNC, while very deep, was generally learned behavior because Duke students were rarely from NC.
Are Duke and Michigan rivals?
We have history with them, but they're not rivals. I'd say we have some animosity towards them, but they're not rivals.
we can consider duke our rivals in basketball much in the same way illinois considers us their rivals in football.
Duke and UNC are rivals. Michigan and Ohio are rivals.
If we are rivals with Duke, it is like Illinois are rivals with us ...
Duke/North Carolina rivals UM/OSU for greatest rivalries in sport.
Although they do play each other pretty often(at least for the last couple decades) I highly doubt that Duke considers Michigan, or any non-ACC team their rivals.
For me though, in basketball, it is second only to UM-MSU. I want that win tonight. Bad.
Duke is certainly a rivalry with Michigan in bball! Of course, I went to Michigan during the Fab Five. And we did break their non conference win streak at home in the late 90's when we sucked. We used to play them every year it seemed...
They played every year. Both sides looked at it as a rivalry. It wasn't until Michigan dropped off in talent towards the end of the 90's that the match up started to lose it's luster and became very one sided.
Now? We can't really call it a rivalry.
No, but I'd like to be.
We don't play them often enough, at least not now (seemed like it was different in the 80s and 90s), and especially lately, we haven't won enough, it seems.
Hopefully, we can change that in the coming years. I liked watching Duke and I like the idea of a revived Michigan basketball program giving a whiny fanbase more to whine about.
Everyone thinks they are our rival...name the last time a team beat Duke and didn't rush their home court. Just like Michigan football, Duke basketball draws the best out of all opponents. And just like U of M, we only have one true rival (and at times unfortunately resort to elitist remarks at our state's major agrilculturally founded public institution).
During the fab five era, the 2008 season, last year, and this year. Everything's on the line when they play time and time again.
How was "everything on the line" in the 2008 game? It was an early-season game, nothing more. Same for this one. Let's not go crazy here. Yeah, it was a big deal for about 5-6 years in the 1990s, but then it died.
if you have to ask, the answer is no
I think asking that question during the week of The Game is gonna get a lot of 'definitely nots.'
I wouldn't consider them a rival. Duke's rival is UNC, and we don't have nearly the same deal as the Tarheels. That's a big one.
However, I think we have an academic thing going on with them. I mean, those guys are fargin' arrogant and can back it up. So can Michigan (amIright? amIright?). So, I think between the scholastics and frequent classic games, it's definitely ... something.
I do hate them. Does that make a difference?
From Duke's perspective, no.
From Michigan's perspective.... maybe(?)
Everyone that doesn't love Duke hates Duke.
Hatred of Duke is not unique to Michigan.
However.... I think Michigan and Michigan fans have more specifically articulated reasons for hating Duke than most others do. (mainly going back to the Fab Five stuff.)
IMO though this isn't enough to constitute a "rivalry," and on Duke's side of things, Michigan is not viewed as a rival.