DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -A Duke University freshman has been diagnosed with meningitis after camping outside for a chance to see the men's basketball game against North Carolina.
Officials say the infection was caught early, and the student is expected to fully recover. Meningococcal meningitis, also known as bacterial meningitis, can be fatal if not treated early.
A statement from the school says people who were in close contact with the student, including her roommate and tent mates, began receiving antibiotic treatment on Wednesday.
Students at Duke traditionally camp out for tickets for big games, such as the annual showdown Wednesday with the Tar Heels. The makeshift campsite is known as Krzyzewskiville, in honor of basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee).

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Michigan St. vs. Connecticut Pick Which storied program has the edge tonight when No. 4 Michigan State takes on Connecticut at Midnight in the...
Thumbnail Gonzaga vs. Florida Pick In a great matchup of top-20 teams No. 17 Gonzaga is set to face No. 7 Florida...
Thumbnail Duke vs. Texas Pick Can No. 1 Duke avoid a letdown performance when it takes on ...
Thumbnail Ohio State vs. Gonzaga Pick A busy day in sports wraps up tonight at 11:59PM ET when No. 17 Gonzaga faces off with Ohio...
Thumbnail Michigan State vs. DePaul Pick Are the Michigan State Spartans going to roll without its best player in the lineup tonight versus the DePaul Blue Demons? Tip-off is at...

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages