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Duke Hoops Ticket Wait List Established

DURHAM – In advance of what will be an historic Duke men’s basketball season, the Duke University Department of Athletics has established a ticket waitlist program for men’s basketball home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke men’s basketball tickets are some of the toughest tickets in sports, with secondary market prices often soaring for games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Due to this season’s anticipated increased demand and the widespread prevalence of counterfeit tickets on secondary markets, fans interested in attending are encouraged to register for the Duke MBB Waitlist.

Those on the waiting list may have the opportunity to purchase tickets, when and if tickets become available. The Duke MBB Waitlist is prioritized first by Iron Dukes’ status and then a first-come-first-served basis to the public.

Iron Dukes members have the first opportunity to purchase available tickets. To become an Iron Dukes member for as little as $100 annually, visit www.GoDuke.Com/IronDukes or call (919) 613-7575. All non-Iron Dukes members will be prioritized on a first-come-first serve basis based upon the date of registration.

To find out more information or register for the waitlist.

Duke MBB Waitlist FAQ’s
What is the Duke MBB Waitlist?

The Duke MBB Waitlist is a program that allows Duke fans to register for the potential opportunity to purchase tickets to home Duke Men’s Basketball games, when available. This program is the ONLY official source for Duke Men’s Basketball tickets and ensures that fans receive authenticated tickets. Those who choose to purchase tickets through a third party will be turned away if the ticket is deemed counterfeit or invalid. 

Where are the tickets located?

Requests will be fulfilled with either Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets, or seats returned from season ticket holders. Locations will be determined based on availability. The price point will vary based on seat locations and game.

When do tickets become available?
Tickets become available at various times throughout the season. Waitlist members will be contacted anywhere from one month in advance to the day of the game for which they register. 

How are potential ticket buyers selected?
Iron Dukes priority will be used first, followed by a first-come-first served basis for those on the Waitlist who are not Iron Dukes members. Once Iron Dukes’ requests have been fulfilled in Iron Dukes’ priority order, general public requests will be fulfilled. To become an Iron Dukes member for as little as $100 annually, visit or call 919-613-7575.

How do I sign up to be added to the waitlist?
Register for the waitlist here.

Does this guarantee me tickets?
All fans will be notified if their request can be accommodated. Fans will not be contacted if their request cannot be accommodated. Offers will be made, in some instances, as late as the day of the game.

Can I sign up for the waitlist for more than one game?

It’s Duke for Dereck Lively

The Duke Blue Devils land the nation's top big man when 7 footer Dereck Lively announced that he will ball in Cameron Indoor Stadium next season.

Lively is the real deal and a player who soared up the rankings after showing off top-end improvement over the spring and summer.

The budding star played for Team Final in the Nike EYBL summer league and that organization has produced a lot of top-end prospects over the years.

Duke coach to be, Jon Scheyer and his staff of former Duke teammate Nolan Smith and Chris Carrawell quickly made Lively II an immediate priority when it was learned Mike Krzyzewski would be in his last season in Durham.

The addition of Lively gives Duke a solid four-man class to date. He will join SF, Dariq Whitehead, PF Kyle Filipowski and SG Jaden Schutt in a class that is still forming. It is worth noting that the Blue Devils have

The newest Duke verbal commitment is a possible game-changer on the defensive end where he is tall, long and agile with quick hops. His upside is on the offensive end where he has been working on stretching the court with newly found three-point range.

The Bellefonte, PA. native has a unique skill set that will be attractive to NBA teams where he will in time be a lottery pick. The one thing he will likely have to do is work on adding weight but he is already a force on the blocks where he plays above the rim. The weight he does have is lean muscle, so expect the young man to fill out his frame with natural maturity.

Lively spurned Kentucky and Penn State to play for the Blue Devils.

Duke Hoops Schedule Release

DURHAM – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday night the conference schedules for the 2021-22 men's basketball season, with Duke opening the ACC slate at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

The Blue Devils' 20 ACC games include home-and-home tilts versus Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest, while welcoming Georgia Tech, Miami, NC State and Virginia Tech to Cameron Indoor. On the road, Duke battles Boston College, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.

On the heels of an 11-game non-conference schedule that had been previously announced, Duke unwraps the ACC schedule three days before Christmas versus Virginia Tech at Cameron Indoor Stadium (9 p.m., ESPN2) followed by a date at Clemson on Wednesday, Dec. 29 (7 p.m., ACCN).

The New Year begins with a road battle at Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 1 (6 p.m., ACCN), before the Blue Devils return home for five of their next seven contests, beginning with reigning ACC Champion Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Jan. 4 (9 p.m., ACCN) and Miami on Saturday, Jan. 8 (8 p.m., ACCN).

The first of two versus North Carolina is Saturday, Feb. 5 in Chapel Hill (6 p.m., ESPN) with the return game scheduled for Saturday, March 5 at Cameron Indoor Stadium (6 p.m., ESPN) for the regular-season finale.

Duke finishes the regular season with three of the final four games on the road, including three consecutive road stops at Virginia on Wednesday, Feb. 23 (7 p.m., ESPN), at Syracuse on Saturday, Feb. 26 (Time TBD) and at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, March 1 (8 p.m., ACCN).

The ACC schedule includes 10 Saturday games – five at home – and two matchups on ESPN's Big Monday package – at Florida State on Jan. 17 and home versus Virginia on Feb. 7.

Duke's Countdown to Craziness event is Friday, Oct. 15 at Cameron Indoor Stadium and the lone exhibition game is against Winston-Salem State on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Cameron Indoor. The regular-season opener is Tuesday, Nov. 9 versus Kentucky at Madison Square Garden in the State Farm Champions Classic.

Visit for the complete 2021-22 Duke men's basketball schedule.

Duke welcomes back three starters and ushers in another top-five freshman class for the historic 2021-22 season that will be the 42nd and final for Hall of Fame Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K announced his retirement plans in June, with Associate Head Coach Jon Scheyer tapped to lead the program beginning in 2022-23.

PG Caleb Foster Picks Duke

Duke landed a key future commitment from five-star point guard prospect Caleb Foster today. Jon Scheyer is on fire on the recruiting trail where he is showing early on the Blue Devils will still seek the nation's most talented players.

Foster will be balling for Oak Hill this season and that is of course where Duke assistant coach Nolan Smith played. The Virginia native has been a Duke lean and he made it official.

The sure-fire talent stands 6-5 already and has great court vision. He played very well at the NBA Top 100 camp and is ranked in everyone's top 15 in 2023.

Duke fans are going to love Foster as much as they do the incredible start in recruiting from soon-to-be coach Jon Scheyer.

Dereck Lively II has Duke In-Home visit tomorrow

Dereck Lively II (Westown HS, PA) has been on the Duke radar since before people knew Jon Scheyer would take over the program and Mike Krzyzewski would retire. Standing in at a long 7-1, Lively soared up the rankings this past season and some feel is the best prospect in the nation.

Duke has plenty of competition with North Carolina, Kentucky and Michigan involved, but it is thought that Lively thinks a lot of the Blue Devils and what they have to offer.

The Blue Devils will be fresh off a visit with combo guard JJ Starling who balls for Albany City Rocks on the EYBL circuit. In fact, this staff is very busy with not only next year's class but the one beyond where they intend to prove Duke Basketball Never Stops regardless of who is in charge.

Lively has long been at the top of the Blue Devils wish list where Duke hopes he will join Kyle Filipowski, Jaden Schutt, and the first prospect to verbally commit in Dariq Whitehead.

Duke will be showing off their presentation with Jon Scheyer, flanked by assistants Chris Carrawell, Nolan Smith, and possibly Amile Jefferson who is on staff and expected to be promoted in the off-season.

The reason for the staff's excitement with Lively is that he is talented now but has tremendous upside as a player. The Belfonte, Pennsylvania native loves playing in the post where he flourishes but he is expanding his game daily with added perimeter skills.

Many feel as I do that this could be another Duke-Kentucky battle. Oh to be a fly on the wall as Calipari will pitch Scheyer has not proven himself on the court yet. On the other side, the ever-confident Scheyer will be putting those worries to rest with a focused vision where he seems more than ready and young enough to master the new NIL situation. Just today, Paolo Banchero inked a lucrative deal and a prospect like Lively will be set up to follow in his footsteps.

The Blue Devils have other visits set which we discuss in the member's forum, but this one is important and will be in the limelight for a bit. I will tell you Mark Mitchell will also receive attention.

As for when we can expect Lively to make a decision those in the know claim the Fall is likely but in recruiting anything can change, so keep that in mind.

If you are looking for a prediction, I will say Duke is in this one but it may take a little time to close the deal. And I feel Kentucky is the chief competition but if his decision is delayed more teams could enter the situation especially post visits that he has lined up.

Honestly, the landscape can change a lot after visits but I expect Duke to still be on the shortlist once they're finished.

Paolo Banchero Inks NIL Deal with NBA2K 2022

Duke star freshmen Paolo Banchero is the first college player to sign a deal with EA Sports NBA2 K game. This is the first deal of its kind as reported by Boardroom TV.

The five-star Banchero is considered a can't miss talent who officially made some bucks today as this deal is announced. He is expected to be the first player taken in the upcoming NBA Draft.

A lot has to happen for that to come to fruition but the staff to be led by Jon Scheyer is quickly adjusting to a new era of college sports and that is great news for the future of Duke basketball and its fanbase.