Chronicle Pregame: NCAA Tournament First Round: Duke vs. UNC Wilmington

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger previews Duke's NCAA tournament opener, a 12:15 p.m. tip-off against 13th-seeded UNC Wilmington at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. The Blue Devils earned the No. 4 seed in the West and will set their sights on a second straight Final Four appearance by taking care of the Seahawks, who are led by Division II transfer Chris Flemmings. UNC Wilmington is the third-most foul-prone team in the country—committing 23.8 fouls per game—which could play right into the hands of the uber-aggressive Grayson Allen and the Blue Devils, who have made more free throws than their opponents have attempted this season.


Chronicle Postgame: Notre Dame 84, Duke 79 (OT)

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack recap the Blue Devils' five-point overtime loss to the Fighting Irish in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. Duke led by as many as 16 points early in the second half, but Notre Dame closed on a 22-6 run to force overtime as the Blue Devils missed 16 of their last 18 shots in the second half. All five Notre Dame starters scored in double-figures as the Fighting Irish knocked Duke out of the ACC tournament for the second year in a row.


Chronicle Pregame: ACC tournament quarterfinals: Duke vs. Notre Dame

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack look ahead to Thursday's quarterfinal matchup between the Blue Devils and Fighting Irish. After outscoring N.C. State in a track meet Wednesday, Duke might expect more of the same against Notre Dame, which beat the Blue Devils 95-91 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in mid-January. Demetrius Jackson spearheads the Fighting Irish attack, and forward Bonzie Colson always seem to play his best basketball against Duke.​


Chronicle Postgame: Duke 92, N.C. State 89

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack recap an offensive clinic in Washington, where the Blue Devils held off the upset-minded Wolfpack 92-89 in the second round of the ACC tournament. Luke Kennard and Brandon Ingram scored 22 points apiece and Marshall Plumlee delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:14 left to get Duke past N.C. State. The Blue Devils will face fourth-seeded Notre Dame in the quarterfinals Thursday.


Chronicle Pregame: ACC Tournament 2nd Round: Duke vs. N.C. State

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack preview the Blue Devils' ACC tournament opener Wednesday in Washington, as No. 5 seed Duke meets 12th-seeded N.C. State for the third time this season. Grayson Allen and the Blue Devils won both of the prior two matchups, but point guard Anthony "Cat" Barber is the ACC's leading scorer and helped the Wolfpack push past Wake Forest in the first round Tuesday.


Chronicle Sportswrap: March 7, 2016

The Chronicle's Jesús Hidalgo recaps the weekend in Duke athletics, which included a 76-72 loss for the men's basketball team in its Tobacco Road rematch with North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels the ACC regular season title. The women's squad was routed in the ACC tournament quarterfinals by Notre Dame, putting the Blue Devils' NCAA tournament hopes on life support, and Duke wrestling qualified four grapplers for the upcoming NCAA championships as Conner Hartmann repeated as ACC champion at 197 pounds.


Chronicle Postgame: North Carolina 76, Duke 72

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack break down the Tar Heels' four-point victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium—their first since 2012 en route to clinching the ACC regular season title. North Carolina outrebounded the Blue Devils 64-29 and scored 42 points in the paint, spoiling Senior Night for Marshall Plumlee and sending Duke into the ACC tournament as the No. 5 seed.


Chronicle Pregame: Duke basketball vs. North Carolina

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack preview Duke's regular season finale at Cameron Indoor Stadium, as the Blue Devils take on the Tar Heels in the second Tobacco Road rivalry game of the year. North Carolina can lock up the ACC regular season title with a win, but the Blue Devils can secure a double-bye in next week's ACC tournament if they can beat the Tar Heels for the second time in three weeks.


DSG Senate Meeting | March 2nd, 2016

The Duke Student Government Senate began discussing possible uses for surplus money and then adjourned for lack of a quorum after a number of senators left early.


Chronicle Postgame: Duke 79, Wake Forest 71

The Chronicle's Brian Pollack and Meredith Cash recap Duke's eight-point victory against Wake Forest Tuesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Grayson Allen had 30 points for the fourth time this season—with 14 of them coming from the free-throw line—and Marshall Plumlee delivered his sixth double-double of the season as the Blue Devils held off a scrappy Demon Deacon squad.


Chronicle Pregame: Duke men's basketball vs. Wake Forest

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Brian Pollack preview No. 17 Duke's third game in six days, when the Blue Devils welcome the Demon Deacons to Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday evening. Wake Forest has not won a road ACC game since January 2014, but Devin Thomas and Codi Miller-McIntyre will try to exploit a Blue Devil team that showed fatigue for most of Sunday's 76-62 loss at Pittsburgh.


Chronicle Postgame: Pittsburgh 76, Duke 62

The Chronicle’s Jack Dolgin and Alex Serebransky break down a second straight road loss for the Blue Devils, who were handled in the paint by the Panthers Sunday. Pittsburgh outrebounded Duke 39-20 and outscored the Blue Devils 24-6 in the paint to pick up its first top-25 win of the season.


Chronicle Pregame: Duke men's basketball vs. Pittsburgh

The Chronicle's Brian Pollack and Sameer Pandhare look ahead to Duke's last road game of the season, as the No. 15 Blue Devils head to the Petersen Events Center Sunday at 2 p.m. to take on Jamie Dixon's Pittsburgh squad. Just two days after receiving an official reprimand from the ACC for tripping an opponent, Grayson Allen will have to deal with another physical, athletic Panther squad, headlined by Jamel Artis and James Robinson.


DSG Presidential Debate 2016

Duke Student Government presidential candidates Tara Bansal, John Guarco and Annie Adair took part in a debate hosted by The Chronicle


Chronicle Postgame: Duke 80, Florida State 65

The Chronicle’s Ryan Hoerger and Ali Wells recap a balanced Blue Devil victory Thursday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with Grayson Allen leading five Duke players in double-figures. Chase Jeter delivered one of his best stretches of ACC play with three points, five rebounds and two drawn charges and Matt Jones returned from a one-game absence with 11 points and three 3-pointers.


Chronicle Pregame: Duke men's basketball vs. Florida State

The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger and Amrith Ramkumar preview the Blue Devils' first home game after a two-game road swing, when they'll go up against a Florida State team that has struggled of late. Duke is looking to bounce back from a 71-64 road loss at Louisville in which Brandon Ingram committed 10 turnovers, but will have to find a way to slow down the Seminole trio of Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon.


DSG Senate Meeting | February 24th, 2016

The Duke Student Government Senate heard a report on the demographics of DSG, debated changes to the Senate structure and put a referendum on Tuesday's ballot for a constitutional amendment which, if approved, would give the Senate power to restructure itself


Chronicle Sportswrap: February 22, 2016

The Chronicle’s Jack Dolgin recaps a wild week in Duke athletics. The short-handed men’s basketball team faltered at No. 18 Louisville 71-64 Saturday on the heels of a big win against No. 5 North Carolina, and the women’s basketball team dropped a 64-59 game to Georgia Tech on Senior Day. Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams suffered losses, but wrestling picked up a big win against No. 24 Purdue on the road.


Chronicle Postgame: Louisville 71, Duke 64

The Chronicle's Brian Pollack and Sameer Pandhare break down No. 20 Duke's 71-64 loss at No. 18 Louisville Saturday, which included flying elbows, a nasty fall for point guard Derryck Thornton and technical fouls assessed to Mike Krzyzewski and Grayson Allen. The Cardinals clamped down on the Blue Devils in the final 10 minutes, ending the game on a 30-12 run to snap Duke's five-game winning streak.