by Jacob Swiger
This Saturday, UNC and Duke square off in a game affecting the postseason for each team, and as has been the case lately, Wolfpack fans are left out of the media hype.
Here's the twist: It's a football game.
Several storylines are floating around this week, including Thaddeus Lewis' stellar play at quarterback, Duke coach David Cutcliffe's obvious impact on a program that considered a four-win season in 2008 a success, and the possible emergence last Thursday of what some would call an offense (Where the heck has Greg Little been hiding?).
The rivalry game between these two schools has been fierce the past several seasons without much of a higher overall significance looming. But is this what we have to look forward to from now on? An annual Triangle football game with conference and bowl significance?
It's possible, but it will likely be a long time before the Triangle spits out a team of real national importance. As for now, Saturday's winner has an inside track to finish the season with high expectations for 2010.
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