From the Daily Press:
The Blue Devils have lost 25 consecutive ACC games, 61 of 64 this decade. From 1999-2003, they lost 30 straight conference outings. They haven't had a winning season since 1994 and haven't beaten Virginia since 1999.Next thing you know, the Washington Generals will be giving points to the Harlem Globetrotters.
According to my trusted gambling source, Professor Nappy, this marks the first time Duke has been favored against a conference opponent since the 2002 season finale against North Carolina, a game the Blue Devils lost.