There is perhaps no event more culturally pervasive in the state of North Carolina than the annual renewal of the Tobacco Road rivalry, when the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils square off in the most storied rivalry in college basketball. This year, the atmosphere around the game is being accentuated by its serving as the final home game in the career of legendary Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
That has lead to astronomically high ticket prices for the event and certain people are willing to pay any price -- no matter how steep -- to see it in person. Speaking to Packer and Durham on the ACC Network Tuesday, Krzyzewski revealed that four seats to this year's Duke-UNC game have sold for $1 million dollars, with a mystery bidder having purchased the quartet at a V Foundation auction earlier this year.
Krzyzewski, who is in his 47th season as a college basketball head coach and 42nd at Duke, is retiring at the end of the 2021-22 season.