Compliance Officials Crack Down On Harrison Barnes Apparel

In addition to sporting "H apparel" Cameron Crazies created a life sized cutout of Harrison Barnes wearing a Duke jersey. Stadium officials promptly confiscated the cutout.

For most Cameron Crazies tonight, the biggest attraction in Cameron was not Duke's exhibition opener vs Pfeiffer, but who was watching said exhibition—namely coveted recruit Harrison Barnes.  However, in the eyes of Duke Athletics officials, that excitement might have crossed the line.

Before and during the game, members of the Athletic Department combed the student section for students holding signs displaying "This is H" and a picture of Barnes, in reference to the Gatorade ad campaign "This is G."  Some students who were wearing shirts with "H 40" on them, in reference to Barnes jersey number, were asked to put on a different shirt.  As one official put it, according to NCAA regulations students are not allowed to advertise the fact that Barnes is on campus this weekend.

Despite warnings, however, students chanted Barnes' name at least thrice, the most prevalent chant being "Harrison Barnes, come to Duke!"  These chants and the signs referencing Barnes could be considered secondary violations by the NCAA.


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