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Letters: New line policies in place for first basketball game

Welcome to the beginning of another exciting Duke basketball season! The men's team will square off against Team Nike Monday in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7:30 p.m., and I want to make sure that everyone is aware of the new admissions procedures that will be in place.

Monday's game will be a walk-up game. As always, you can begin lining up for the game at the back entrance of Cameron on the sidewalk running in front of Card Gymnasium and Wilson Recreation Center whenever you wish. In order to keep the integrity of lines for walk-up games this year, line monitors will be registering groups of people that are lined up more than three hours prior to the game. Registered groups may have no more than 12 people and a minimum of 25 percent of a group must be present at all times in order to maintain the group's place in line. Two hours prior to the game, all individuals in registered groups must be in line so that I can begin admitting people into the stadium.

Anyone who chooses to line up within three hours of game time will form a secondary line on the sidewalk running perpendicular to Card Gym toward Towerview Drive. The secondary line will be monitored in the same fashion as walk-up lines last year. Line monitors will be on duty to help settle any disputes that may arise in either line.

While this system is slightly more complicated than in years past, it should provide for a more fair system of getting into the games as well as make it easier to fill up Cameron by the time the team begins warming up for the game.

If you have any questions about the procedure, feel free to contact me or see any line monitor that will be on duty near the student entrance of Cameron throughout the day this Monday.

It should be an exciting start to the season Monday. Come support the Blue Devils in their first home game of 2002-2003. Let's go Duke!

The author is Duke Student Government head line monity.


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