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No more cheer sheets at Cameron Indoor

As was explained to me last season when Maryland played at Duke, one of the challenges traditionally faced by out-of-town reporters visiting Cameron Indoor Stadium is to obtain, confiscate, barter for or permanently borrow one of the cheer sheets passed around to everyone in the student section before the game.

These cheer sheets contained the "research" Duke students had done on the opposing team, and that research then was used to jeer, taunt and insult members of the opposing team throughout the game. Just ask Greivis Vasquez. He's been the object of this drill the last few times the Terrapins have played here.

Anyway, I was somewhat disappointed to find out that cheer sheets are no longer in use by the Cameron Crazies. According to Zach White, who runs the Line Monitors, a group that oversees the Duke student section at men's basketball games, the practice came to an end at the conclusion of last season.

"We just wanted to make sure that all of our information that we had was kept private among the Crazies," White said. "We still do have dirt. We still dig up the dirt. It's just not passed out during pregame warmups on sheets."

Great. Now what am I supposed to post as blog fodder for the next few hours until tip-off?

By Steve Yanda  |  February 13, 2010; 10:51 AM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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