Campbell football among top stadiums; Duke tennis prepares

From News ReleasesJanuary 16, 2014 

— Stadium Journey rates Campbell’s Barker-Lane Stadium at No. 13 among 107 Football Championship Subdivision facilities nationwide.

Stadium Journey visited and reviewed 107 of the country’s 126 FCS venues. Barker-Lane Stadium, the home of the Camels’ football program since its relaunch in 2008, received a sizable facelift prior to the 2013 season, adding a new grandstand and press box.

Campbell welcomed four of its top-10 home crowds in modern history in 2013, including a record 6,044 against Charleston Southern on Sept. 14.

Men’s Tennis

Duke: Seventh-ranked Duke will kick off the dual match portion of its season with a challenging weekend lineup, hosting No. 64 Elon, No. 9 Kentucky and N.C. Central at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. Match time for the season opener against the Phoenix is set for 6 p.m. Friday, while Sunday’s contests against the Wildcats and the Eagles are slated for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m, respectively. All three matches will be streamed live on Blue Devil Network Plus.

All regular season Duke men’s tennis home events at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center and Ambler Tennis Stadium are free to the public. General public parking is available in the Blue Zone parking lot off of Duke University Road.

Women’s Tennis

Duke:Tenth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team travels to Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday to compete in the 12th annual Freeman Memorial Championship, hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) through Sunday. The Blue Devils are set to face stout competition at the event, with all but one team nationally ranked among the top 10 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Top-ranked Stanford highlights the event, with No. 2 Florida, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 5 UCLA, No. 5 USC, No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 50 UNLV all set to also supply competitors for the event.

Campbell: Campbell begins its 2014 spring season on Friday against Georgetown at the VCU 4-1 Invitational with the match set to begin at 11 a.m. The team is also in action later in the day at 7 p.m. against host Virginia Commonwealth at the Thalhimer Tennis Center in Richmond, Va.

The Camels were chosen to finish fourth by the league's coaches in the annual Big South Preseason Poll with a total of 70 points. Winthrop (98) was the preseason favorite followed by Charleston Southern (90) and Liberty (74).

Campbell finished the 2013 season with an overall record of 9-12 and Big South mark of 6-3.

Wrestling

Duke: Duke returns home for the first time since November for a pair of duals against ranked opponents this weekend. The Blue Devils welcome No. 12 Virginia and No. 24 Stanford, Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Duke hosts the Cavaliers in its ACC home opener Friday night at 7 p.m., in Card Gymnasium. The Blue Devils return to Card the following morning for a dual with the Cardinal at 11 a.m. Admission is free to both matches.

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