North Carolina marched into Durham and destroyed Duke on Thursday night to earn the right to spray paint the Victory Bell trophy. The only problem is, they didn’t stop there.
Hyped up by the rivalry win, the Tar Heels’ celebration quickly became straight-up vandalism.
North Carolina left significant damage to Duke’s facilities that will likely exceed $25,000, causing the school to apologize and foot the bill for repairs.
According to sources at both schools, light blue spray paint caused “significant” damage to the visiting team locker room in Duke’s Brooks Practice Facility as well as the adjacent Field Turf practice field. Both are adjacent to Wallace Wade Stadium, which also had some areas spray painted following UNC’s 45-20 win on Thursday night.
Interior and exterior walls in the locker room as well as the carpet were painted. The letters “UNC” were also painted on a wall next to a door entering the facility and elsewhere in the locker room.
As soon as the damage was discovered, the big wigs from Chapel Hill got on the blower and apologized to the powers-that-be over at Duke. A university spokesman also said North Carolina will pay for all the necessary repairs.
As if this rivalry needed any more fuel on the already-raging fire. Good on the football teams for paving the way for even more importance being placed on this winter’s roundball meetings.
[H/T: Herald Sun]