North Carolina players cause thousands in damage to Duke locker room

BY foxsports • November 24, 2014

Duke not only got upset on the field by North Carolina this season, but apparently administrators were upset with the Tar Heels' actions after the game as well.

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has apologized to Duke's David Cutcliffe after his team's celebration following the Tar Heels victory against the Blue Devils left the visiting locker room damaged by spray paint. The school also says it will pay for the cleanup.

According to the (Durham) Herald-Sun, there was damage to the walls and carpet. The paper says repair costs "will likely exceed $25,000."

The winning team in the rivalry traditionally paints its shade of blue on the Victory Bell. The Tar Heels began spray-painting the bell at the edge of the field as the clock expired in Thursday's 45-20 road win, then rolled it to the locker room to continue the celebration.

In a joint statement, Fedora and athletic director Bubba Cunningham say UNC will pay "all costs associated with the cleanup" and they "expect our players to behave better in a way that is more befitting of the rivalry."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.