Duke Men's Basketball Coach
"The Cameron Crazies, for me, have always been a part of the team. I call them the Sixth Man and I think they give us unbelievable support in tough moments. They are funny. They create a music or atmosphere in Cameron that is conducive to having a great game. They are not there to watch the game. They are there to be a part of the game. They take the game to another level and then they take our team or a person to another level."
"Cameron is the best place to play in the country. The Cameron Crazies set the tone and are emulated throughout America."
"The undergraduates who pack Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium --- those wiseacres with the 1,400 SAT scores --- are as entertaining as the games. (Pity the visiting player who has been in the news for some malfeasance)... It's easy to win when you're playing six-on-five."
Former Maryland Player
"The funniest thing is when they started calling me names about my president in Venezuela, [Hugo] Chavez. They know the situation there. Our president is known as a guy who talks a lot, who doesn't like the president of the United States. They talk a lot of trash about that. I guess they do research and think, 'How can I get this guy?'"
Former Indiana Player
"They knew my real name. My real name is Dewayne. They knew my mother's name, my father's name. Somebody knew my girlfriend's name. That threw me off. I don't know how they knew that. It was weird."
"It's great to play in front of the Crazies. There's no other place like Cameron. They definitely help you out. Our fans are a sixth man for us, and you want to perform the best you can for them. With the electricity, excitement, intensity, you get so absorbed in the game."
The Charlotte Observer
"Cameron Indoor Stadium is a place where cheers live. It is where the Crazies congregate. It is the warm place the students seek when they sleep outside on cold winter nights, sacrificing for those two hours when the game is on and what you get there can't be found in a classroom. It is a place of communion, where believers gather to share what is uniquely theirs. It is a revival and a renewal, spiked by sharp humor and a shared will that invisibly but undeniably puts its imprint on the game."
Missouri Head Coach
"I would hope that we would not be intimidated or in awe, but obviously something caused us to not want to execute and move. When the crowd got going, we didn't set screens. There's something that made that happen."
"I'm fortunate to play in front of the greatest fans in the country, the Cameron Crazies. I love them."
"When you get out there in Cameron, you start really sweating and the crowd is so loud that you can't hear the plays. It is great for us because we are used to it by now, but the other players coming in aren't. It is an incredible environment."
Raleigh News & Observer
"On TV, the place looks stuffed with blue-faced undergraduates, each one hopping and shaking as if the next free throw could determine his or her dean's list placement. In person, the place is twice as rowdy and four times as noisy, a tickle-the-inside-of-your-ears kind of loud that would put a jackhammer to shame."
"The students at Duke are the most creative and loyal in the country. The time they put into getting tickets and preparing themselves for each game as if it were a test puts them atop the list."
"The Cameron Crazies and the atmosphere they create in our gym is just unbeatable. When you combine the Duke Basketball team and the Duke program with Cameron and the Cameron Crazies, it's just a force that is tough to beat."
"The student section surrounds the court and there isn't a place more hostile in the country. It's always tough for any team to go in and get a win."
"I told them, 'You think our place is loud, but it doesn't compare to Duke. Because their place is much, much smaller. You've got guys taking the ball out and you've got (students) almost touching you."
"Being in the bleachers in Cameron feels like surfing a tsunami."
"Walking into Cameron every day, you see all the people outside that care about this game so much and have dedicated so many things to you and the team and Duke. It's very easy for us to get ready for the game and focus; it's the least we can do. As much as we want to win for ourselves, we want to win for the fans and for the people out there in Krzyzewskiville because they've been unbelievable supporting us, camping out. It's great."
"I will tell you, from start to finish, our fans would jump in the stands, you could feel the floor rattling, you couldn't hear what was going on because the fans were so loud. It is THE best environment for any kid to play or watch college basketball."