You gave, now Barry’s decked out for Duke

February 12, 2013 

News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders is not pleased to be dressed in Duke University garb, including having to hold a stuffed Blue Devil mascot.

COREY LOWENSTEIN — clowenst@newsobserver.com Buy Photo

Our Guide to Giving challenged News & Observer readers to give at least $58,000 in donations to the charities on our holiday wish list last year. If that happened, we promised that columnist Barry Saunders – a true-blue UNC fan – would don the gear of rival Duke. Readers ultimately gave more than $67,500. So, as the Tar Heels prepare to take on the Blue Devils in their first ACC hoops matchup of the season Wednesday night, here’s Barry making good on his promise. But let the record show, he wasn’t too happy about it.

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