There will be no fans in Cameron Indoor Stadium to begin the basketball season.
Per a release Tuesday morning, Duke Athletics announced that the school will be extending its current policy for fall sports and not allow any spectators at home events to begin the winter sport seasons due to COVID-19.
“As Duke University continues to be an industry leader per providing a safe environment for intercollegiate athletic competition, the decision to maintain our non-spectator protocol is imperative for the overall health and safety of the Blue Devil fan base, student-athletes, coaches and support staff, notwithstanding the immediate campus population comprised of students, faculty and staff,” Director of Athletics Kevin White said in the release. “We will continue to embrace the challenges of this unique if not unprecedented time with flexibility and compliance, and can't begin to thank our dedicated, passionate fans enough for their unbridled support.”
The release added that "contests played on Duke's campus will include only essential game management personnel and broadcast media."
The men's basketball schedule was released earlier Tuesday morning, while schedules for women's basketball, fencing, swimming & diving, indoor track & field and wrestling are being finalized.