No longer will Tailgate attenders be close enough to heckle opposing teams. New head coach David Cutcliffe has decided to move the student section in Wallace Wade Stadium behind the Duke bench on the other side of the field, he told employees Thursday while giving them free tickets to Duke's opener against James Madison Aug. 30.
Erin Wood, the program's student marketing liaison, told The Chronicle in July that the student section would be moved to sections 20 through 23--not quite directly behind the Blue Devils, but close enough. Two reasons for the move: Cutcliffe wants students to be closer to the players to cheer for them, and the sun will no longer be in students' faces. The glare won't be an issue for the first two games, both 7 p.m. kickoffs, and it certainly won't interfere with the new fireworks displays slated to begin after the contests against James Madison and Northwestern.