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.

Wallace Wade Stadium will undergo massive renovations in the coming two years to bring the stadium up-to-date.

Here's looking at you, Wallace Wade

Wallace Wade is my favorite college football stadium. There, I said it. Here’s to Wallace Wade, the old and the new.

Duke’s opponents have struggled to knock down 3-pointers against the Blue Devils (red bars)  despite posting much better clips from downtown against all other competition (green bars).

Data digging: Defending the perimeter

By jumping into passing lanes, getting up closer on the ball-handler and employing the full-court press, this year's Duke defense has made its living by not allowing opposing guards any comfort,...

Freshman point guard Tyus Jones has tallied 12 assists so far this season against just three turnovers.

Avoiding last year's fatal flaws

Tuesday is the first real test for the Blue Devils and the first step toward proving this theory. Unlike last year, early-season indicators could translate into continued success.

All-ACC tight end Braxton Deaver, along with Kelby Brown, will return from an ACL tear suffered in the preseason to play for the Blue Devils one final time in 2015.

Sixth time's the charm

Here's to hoping Duke's two newest Van Wilders make the most of that opportunity.

Widely considered one of the smartest offensive minds in college football, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe and his team have the fifth-best winning percentage in the ACC following bye weeks, dating back to 2008.

Data digging: Bye or beware

Despite recording the fourth-lowest overall winning percentage in the conference since 2008 at 45.8 percent, Duke’s performance following bye weeks is the fifth-best in the ACC.

A letter to the CFB Committee

Although I can't wait for the first-ever College Football Playoff, I couldn't help but feel uneasy as I watched the top 25 unfold.

The ACC is loaded once again

Countdown to Craziness has come and gone and now it is time to truly prepare for the season ahead of us.

Freshman Jahlil Okafor and junior Amile Jefferson are both slated to start for the Blue Devils come the regular season.

A first look at Duke's first five

You always have to take a grain of salt when it comes to a scrimmage, but it appears as if head coach Mike Krzyzewski has found a starting unit he's comfortable with.

Duke is one of numerous programs around the country that participates in an annual season kickoff pep rally and scrimmage.

Not the only madness: Comparing college basketball kickoff events

However unique the Crazies and their Countdown to Craziness event might be, the concept of a public practice isn’t.

Look How Far We've Come

Duke football is going bowling for the third consecutive season. And nobody cares.

One Homecoming is enough

In addition to their annual home game at Wallace Wade Stadium in front of throngs of alumni, the Blue Devils have seen their fair share of homecoming games on the road.

Safety Jeremy Cash has put himself in the thick of the action all season long; the redshirt junior ranks second on the team in tackles  and has also recorded a team-best five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception.

Data digging: Midterms for Duke's defense

Through the first five games of the season, this year's Blue Devils are better in nearly every statistical category than they were at the same time last season.

This year’s edition of Countdown to Craziness will feature an array of new faces, as the Blue Devils will introduce the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation of Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen and Justise Winslow.

Countdown to Countdown: T-Minus 18 Days

Columnist Ryan Neu gets you ready for the upcoming Countdown to Craziness. After all, it's never too early to talk a little basketball.