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General Assembly celebrates Duke men's NCAA title

Posted June 24, 2010

— The General Assembly on Thursday formally celebrated a men's NCAA basketball title coming to North Carolina for a second straight year.

The House and Senate held a joint session to honor Duke University's national championship, the school's fourth under Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The team was introduced by Sen. Dan Blue, a Wake County Democrat who is chairman of Duke's Board of Trustees, and a resolution honoring their championship was read into the record and passed.

Krzyzewski reminded lawmakers that Duke is stocked with talented people committed to service to the state. He urged legislators to use Duke's resources in any way leaders think it will help.

The University of North Carolina visited the General Assembly last year after the Tar Heels won the NCAA men's basketball title.

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  • grasshopperrtp2 Jun 24, 2010

    College basketball has been big business in this state along time.To win a National Championship is very hard to do.Any team in this state to win one in whatever sport deserves the recognition they are given.These young kids have worked very hard to win and to hear complaining about taking up time at the General Assembly is unacceptable behavior.

  • flapy Jun 24, 2010

    4cats: so im assuming your job is to comment on wral.com about how other people do not work when you yourself isn't working either? explain yourself

  • 4Cats Jun 24, 2010

    I'm not a Duke fan, but I appreciate the idea of celebrating victories for the state as much as anyone else. however, I think these folks at the General Assembly have more important things to do than hobnob with a basketball team. When you finish your work, THEN you can set up a party, on your own time and money!

  • Mark G Jun 24, 2010

    I think being a big college sports fan is an individual choice, but to take time during the legislature to stroke their own egos for a photo op for a team is insulting. There are people hurting in our state and the only increase in employment is in government hiring meaning they have to come after the already hurting people to get more money out of us.

    How 'bout you arrogant, ego legislators get to work and help the economy by lowering taxes, finding ways to get off the back of small businesses and then go home.

  • weasel2 Jun 24, 2010

    What a waste of taxpayers money. But thats all they know how to do in Raleigh. Just send all the programs money to the university system and maybe we will have one out 50000 make it to the pros the rest can go on welfare.

  • 2nckayakers Jun 24, 2010

    Really!! Get back to work and stop wasting our tax dollars...

  • ORMA Jun 24, 2010

    Wow. I find this to be a tremendous waste of time especially with the budget deadline looming 6 days away. I would think that our lawmakers would have better things to do than this.

  • Me again Jun 24, 2010

    What about the Duke Men's Lacrosse team?

  • FE Jun 24, 2010

    I tried to watch the WRAL video of the event.

    Two conclusions I reached: 1) Now I know why the NC legislature never gets anything done and 2) I've seen better technical presentations at kindergarten graduations.

    FE

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 24, 2010

    How about celebrating some Science? Why does the world revolve around men who PLAY sports games?

    Maybe if we'd change our priorities a little, we'd solve the energy problem, create a free-100% effective birthcontrol with no side effects, make drinking water globally accessible...you know...something that actually matters to humanity.

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