ESPN39s quotFirst Takequot hosts prepare for their Feb 18th broadcast from Duke University39s Penn Pavilion dining center

ESPN's "First Take" hosts prepare for their Feb. 18th broadcast from Duke University's Penn Pavilion dining center.

Duke Dining Venue Hosts ESPN Broadcast

“First Take” program sets up shop at school’s Penn Pavilion to preview a major hoops clash.

The cameras rolled as ESPN’s “First Take” crew of Cari Champion, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discussed that evening’s much-anticipated matchup of arch rivals Duke University and the University of North Carolina men’s basketball teams on the morning of Feb. 18. The site of the “First Take” broadcast: Penn Pavilion, a popular dining outlet on the Duke campus—near where the game would take place—that serves an average of 1,500 to 1,800 customers daily.

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