This is the end of an era, and I'm not a big fan of eras ending. I feel bitter about TV revenues and football fueling this rocket ship to ...where? Although ungainly, the BE basketball program has been the gem of the country. ACC basketball has become lack luster, although Duke and UNC remain power houses. I lived in North Carolina for 12 years. My husband was at Duke; I got a degree at Carolina. I have many friends who are passionate Carolina and Duke bball fans. Over the years, we have had really lively group basketball emails, but now I am afraid those conversations will turn snide and bitter. Okay, so it's not about the friendships, but I definitely feel the threat of change and don't like it one bit. But no matter what happens we, the fans, must adapt. Resistance is futile.