Sunday, September 6, 2009


Seen and Heard in Berkeley

It's always a great scene in Berkeley, Calif. A cluster of fans gathered on Tightwad Hill, the popular name for Charter Hill which rises to the east of the stadium giving fans a great look at the game. The fraternity houses were rocking around College Avenue and surrounding streets. A little bit of a fog covered the top of the surrounding hills, and temperatures may dip to around 50 degrees.

Inside the restroom at Henry's, a Berkeley watering hole, the bathroom facilities are painted the color of California's rival, Stanford, complete with a picture of the Stanford tree. One Maryland fan told me Bentley's in College Park should do the same with its restrooms, only in Duke's colors.

I encountered a decent number of Maryland fans on Friday night. The large majority of California fans did not think this would be much of a game, and they were hungry for revenge after last season's Terrapins win. But I must say, what most people wanted to talk about was the punch that occurred in the Boise State-Oregon game on Thursday.

-- Eric Prisbell


Where: College Park.

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Records: Terrapins 0-0 entering Saturday night's game; Dukes 0-0.


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