Quarterback Thomas Sirk will take over the keys to the offense and look to lead Duke to its first bowl win since 1960.

Time for Duke football to get lucky

It seems that this season will be one that dictates whether Duke football will be an elite ACC team or a middling one.

My Mr. Hyde

I have a split identity—like a 21st century Dr. Jekyll repressing his Mr. Hyde. But secret identities can’t stay hidden forever. I love University of Kentucky athletics.

Kids At Heart

Former Sports Online Editor and men's basketball beat writer Bobby Colton reflects on what he's learned from his time with The Chronicle.

Senior Matt Pun, pictured middle in the “Quinn’s Cooks” hat, served as sports managing editor.

Why we care

Sometimes, it really does seem crazy how much Blue Devil fans care about their basketball team. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

From the sticks to 301

The Chronicle's sports editor Nick Martin reflects on his time as head of the department and those that made it possible.

Senior columnist Daniel Carp, bottom right, served as sports editor of The Chronicle's 109th volume.

No ending necessary

The last line isn’t where you have to prove the story was worth writing. Sometimes, you have to be comfortable letting the story speak for itself.

Freshman Grayson Allen electrified Blue Devil fans in the Final Four, throwing down a one-handed jam in the semifinals against Michigan State and dropping 16 points against Wisconsin in the title game.

A higher calling for Grayson Allen?

After an awe-inspiring national championship game, Allen is the best positioned Blue Devil to reach immortal status and have is number wave high above Coach K Court.

Duke's latest special group completed its national title run and storybook season Monday night.

The banner is just a reminder

Monday's title win was the most obvious of many indicators that this year's Duke team was special.

The Blue Devils reached the Final Four through a total team effort, with all eight scholarship players making contributions.

The few, the proud, the Blue Devils

If there's one thing Duke has proved this season, it's that strength in numbers is overrated.

Sophomore Matt Jones came up huge when his team needed a lift offensively Sunday, propelling the Blue Devils to their 12th Final Four.

From liability to indispensable—Mr. Matt Jones

After lurking in the shadows nearly all season, the ever-humble Matt Jones made his presence felt on Sunday, propelling Duke to the Final Four.

Dancing with Wolves: 8 reasons N.C. State makes a run

Although the Blue Devils' path to Indianapolis seems much clearer than that of their Triangle neighbors, N.C. State might stand the chance of making it to the Final Four.

No. 1 seed Duke and No. 3 seed Notre Dame were among the six ACC teams in the NCAA tournament—five have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.

The ACC: Stay tuned for more

After all the debate as to which conference will reign supreme, the ACC is standing tall as the dust of the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament settles.

Senior captain Quinn Cook is averaging career highs in field goal, free throw and three-point percentage and has been held to single digits just three times all season.

Quinn Cook is Duke basketball's secret ingredient

At Duke, even the most breathtaking talents come and go year after year. In the age of one-and-dones, they just don't make players like Quinn Cook anymore.

This is the year

Gonzaga and Wichita State got No. 1 seeds as mid-majors in the last two NCAA tournaments. Will the Bulldogs craft a different ending this year?

ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale will not call the Duke-North Carolina game for the network for the first time in 36 years.

Unbelievable: A moment of silence

Columnist Daniel Carp takes a deeper look at what Dick Vitale's absence at this Wednesday's Duke-North Carolina clash means for longtime fans.

Nick Hendrix is one of several Blue Devil pitchers competing for the  final spot in the starting rotation as the regular season nears.

Pitching staff must lead Blue Devils in 2015

With last year's ace in the minor leagues and two key contributors sidelined by injuries, a young Blue Devil rotation needs to step up in 2015.

Senior captain Quinn Cook and the Blue Devils finally showed the necessary fight in Saturday’s comeback win at Virginia.

Fight Blue Devils, Fight

Duke broke the pattern of second-half slumps to fight back and steal a win in Virginia.

With Rasheed Sulaimon's departure, Duke is left with eight eligible scholarship players on the roster.

The short list: Replacing Rasheed Sulaimon

Columnist Daniel Carp scouts for a Blue Devil athlete to fill the open slot on the Duke basketball roster following the Jan. 29 dismissal of Rasheed Sulaimon.

DSG, you missed the point

Over the past couple weeks, Duke Student Government has been debating reforms to the structure of the Senate in the hope of creating a body that can better represent student interests and be more...

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has reached the next milestone approximately every four seasons during his 35-year career at Duke.

Milestones and memories

Luckily, we don’t have to play the what-if game with Krzyzewski—Coach K can see his success any time he looks back at the history of Duke basketball.

The mecca of basketball

Madison Square Garden will play host to yet another historic event when Mike Krzyzewski and the No. 5 Blue Devils battle St. John's this Sunday.

The Blue Devil defense has stepped up its intensity and efficiency in Duke’s past two victories at Louisville and against Pittsburgh.

Coming to the defense of defense

It’s no secret that during Duke’s two-game losing streak last week, the Blue Devils could not play a lick of defense. So Mike Krzyzewski did what good coaches do and shook it up.

Duke captains Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson didn't shirk their media duties after the Blue Devils' 90-74 loss to Miami Jan. 13, providing thoughtful answers despite their disappointment.

Is that your final answer?

When players decide that they are too important to answer a few minutes of questions, they give athletes a bad name.

Data Digging: Plus/Minus revealing for Duke basketball

After a loss it is reasonable for fans to be calling for lineup changes. But before you lose your voice screaming for some roster reshuffling, let's take a look at some numbers.

Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils with 17.7 points per game and will battle Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky in Wednesday’s top-5 matchup.

What we’ve all been waiting for

Wednesday's Duke-Wisconsin game is about more than a national ranking—it’s about validation.