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Crossing the Lines: Fans Chants of Cruelty: An op-ed written by Associate Professor of Communication John Llewellyn published in the Huffington Post  addresses what it means when reprehensible behavior comes to revered college basketball arenas. Llewellyn writes: “A story recapping the men’s basketball game between Duke and N.C. State has an eerie sidebar. Duke won the game, 98-85, but along the way civility and sportsmanship took a beating. Newspaper accounts in the Charlotte Observer confirm that a segment of the Duke student body chanted, “How’s your grandma?” while N.C. State guard Tyler Lewis was shooting free throws at 13:47 in the second half. Lewis’ grandmother had died on February 1st. Lewis’ father, Rick, heard the chants. …

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