By Sasha Doust (MEMP ’15)
The Duke Master of Engineering Management program has been thoroughly engrossed in campus life this year, and along with that, longstanding Duke basketball traditions. Excited to be part of the action, MEMers set up tents for a weekend at Duke’s Basketball Campout in the fall to have a chance to win season tickets to the basketball games. Those of us (including myself) who did not win tickets, have still managed to find ways to make it to Cameron Indoor to see our Blue Devils play. This has been an exhilarating year, as we have had many great wins and have watched our highly regarded basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski (aka Coach K) reach a career high of 1,000 wins.
We have enjoyed cheering on our boys to amazing home-game wins against teams including Notre Dame, Syracuse, and of course, our in-state rival UNC. We have had other opportunities to see the team in action as well and hear the players speak, such as at our Countdown to Craziness event and a talk given by Coach K in Cameron. Some of us have even spotted the basketball players around campus and Durham!
We have had fun tailgating, cheering on the team at Cameron, and attending watch parties for away games. We are looking forward to the continued excitement in the NCAA Tournament. Duke MEMers are proud to be able to share in the rich tradition and legacy of Duke basketball!