Blue Devils eye own place in storied history

It's the kind of story that starts a legend. One of the founding myths of Duke basketball. The day the Blue Devils began their rise to college basketball pre-eminence. It starts with an...

Ga. Tech seeks to replace duo

After inking McDonald's All-Americans Javaris Crittenton and Thaddeus Young before the start of the 2006-2007 season, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt appeared to have secured the Yellow...

Eagles face a rebuilding year

It's hard to know what to expect from Boston College when the Eagles don't even know what to expect from themselves. "The dynamics have changed a lot," head coach Al Skinner said. "This team has...

Nelson steps up to fill lone captaincy for Duke

Perhaps most disappointing, however, is that the 2006-2007 squad did not resemble the great Duke teams of the past.

Duke looks to soar into season

Although Duke and N.C. Central have played each other on numerous occasions over the past few years, tonight's game will be the first one that actually counts. After playing exhibitions against...

Tigers clawing for ACC title

After a 2006-2007 season in which Clemson had its best start in team history, the ACC cannot say it didn't see the Tigers coming this year. Anchored by four returning starters from a team that...

New era brings same expectations for Duke

A lot has changed since last March. The 6-foot-7 frontcourt force, Alison Bales, is gone. The National Player of the Year, Lindsey Harding, is gone. The Associated Press Coach of the Year, Gail...

Healthy 'Twins' anchor Blue Devils on the block

When center Chante Black finally gets the chance to pair up with forward Carrem Gay, it will mark the beginning of a new era for the Blue Devil frontcourt.

Blue Devils embrace new conditioning program

Since arriving at Duke, head coach Joanne P. McCallie has not just rearranged the furniture in Schwartz-Butters. She has changed the culture of the whole program, starting in the weight room.

Freshmen will guide Terrapins

Maryland opens this season having lost several established starters, and so the Terrapins have no choice but to rely on their freshman class to contribute right away if they hope to return to the...

Smith carries experience from Oak Hill to Duke

For the past four years, Nolan Smith may as well have been playing for a college program.

Blue Devils sock it to Team Reebok

Duke began Thursday night's matchup with Team Reebok hoping to work out some last-minute kinks before the official start of the season. With a dominating 88-56 finish, this team made one thing loud...

King finds place on campus

Before he had ever taken high school geometry or attended a homecoming dance, Taylor King knew where he would be going to college. Or so he thought.

Can the Blue Devils win it all without a big man?

Duke might struggle against top-tier centers By Michael Moore It's clear the Blue Devils will be a lot of fun to watch this year. But they will also be ulcer-inducing. Duke is going to give up...

Va. Tech tries to build on '06-'07

Coming off a surprisingly successful ACC season, the Hokies need a talented group of freshmen to step up and mature quickly if they intend to repeat their 2007 performance. It will not be easy,...

Hurricanes 'gotta believe'

Last season, Miami was expected to struggle, and it did. Guard Guillermo Diaz and forward Robert Hite had left for the NBA the year before, leaving the team with a paper-thin roster, little...

Heels hope to reach new heights

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said that this season would not be a waste if the Tar Heels failed to win the national championship. But it would not be unreasonable for the No. 1 team in...

Henderson looks to rise above criticism, defenses

By now, you've watched the video on EPN. You've seen the blood-soaked photos in the newspaper. You've heard too many people debate whether it was intentional.

Wake playing for late Prosser

In the Wake Forest locker room, late head coach Skip Prosser's presence is everywhere. Prosser, who passed away in July, motivated his team in life. Now, his favorite sayings are pinned to the...

'Noles want chance to dance

Although the Seminoles unveiled a spiffy new uniform for the 2007-2008 season, the players who will take the court for Florida State this season should look very familiar. Returning four veteran...

Singletary shoulders burden

Last year, with the help of Sean Singletary, the Cavaliers were able to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. This year, Singletary turned down the NBA in hopes of building...

Lowe looks to lift Wolfpack

At this time last year, N.C. State had just started practice with new head coach Sidney Lowe, had lost star center Cedric Simmons to the NBA and was projected to finish at the bottom of the ACC by...

Blue Devils search for answers in frontcourt

Duke lost just one scholarship player from last season's team, and that was seemingly offset by one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

Singler heads talented freshman class

With refined scoring talents that have elicited comparisons to Larry Bird and Dirk Nowitzki, Kyle Singler is certainly an expert at drawing the attention of opposing defenses.

Duke kicks off exhibition season

Newly-hired head coach Joanne P. McCallie will coach her first game as a Blue Devil tonight at 7 p.m., when Duke takes on Team Reebok in Cameron Indoor Stadium.