The Duke-North Carolina Series
Duke and North Carolina have met 92 times on the gridiron, with the Tar Heels holding a 52-36-4 all-time series advantage … The series began in 1888 when Duke earned a 16-0 win … Duke went 5-0-1 in the first six meetings … North Carolina sandwiched 13 wins between Duke’s victories in 1989 and 2003.
The Carlyle Cup
The Carlyle Cup — an all-sport competition between Duke and North Carolina — is in its seventh year of existence … The winner of this week’s football game will receive two points to its yearly total … Duke holds a 4.5-3.5 lead in the current standings … Carlyle & Company, the Greensboro, N.C.-based jeweler, remains the title sponsor of this head-to-head all-sports competition … The two schools have split the first six Cups, with Duke claiming the title in 2001, 2003 and 2004.
The battle for the Victory Bell began in 1948 with North Carolina earning possession with a 20-0 win in Chapel Hill … Duke head cheerleader Loring Jones and North Carolina head cheerleader Norman Spear decided on the idea of the Victory Bell … Jones designed the model while Spear obtained a bell from an old railroad train … Red Lewis, Duke’s business manager for athletics, agreed to find money in the budget to pay for the bell.