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UNC-Duke Basketball and Joseph Campbell

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” Ryan Wilcox, a reporter for The Daily Tar Heel, uses these words from Joseph Campbell and the larger concept of Campbell’s monomyth to explore whether the UNC-Duke basketball team might be considered modern mythic heroes. To read Wilcox’s full article, click here.