My growth from 'naive hick' to sports reporter

I descended upon Durham in August 2009 as a naïve hick from the middle of nowhere, somewhere on the border of Colorado and Nebraska. I'm leaving a sports reporter.

When the day comes, who will replace Coach K for Duke basketball?

Columnist Brady Buck takes a look at the candidates who might replace Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski one day.

A look at Duke basketball's core four next season

Jabari Parker, Rasheed Sulaimon, Rodney Hood and Quinn Cook will be the foundation of next year’s club that will be among the preseason favorites to cut down the nets at next year’s Final Four

Duke basketball takes on Michigan State in the Sweet 16

The Blue Devils square off with Michigan State Friday night in Indianapolis with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line.

Duke basketball defense locks down Creighton's Doug McDermott

Duke entered Sunday night’s tilt with Creighton expecting an up-tempo, high-scoring and finesse game.

Behind the Kelly-McDermott matchup in Duke basketball's Round of 32 game against Creighton

Duke has faced a bevy of talented scorers this year, but none like Creighton's Doug McDermott.

Quinn Cook leads Duke basketball past Albany with 11 assists

Even though Duke led the whole game, the 73-61 win against Albany in NCAA Tournament's Round of 64 wasn't pretty. But the play of Quinn Cook at the point guard position was a thing of beauty.

Duke basketball's key three

A trio of seniors led Duke to its last national championship in 2010: Jon Scheyer, Lance Thomas and Brian Zoubek.

Hungry Terrapins outfight Duke basketball for ACC Tournament quarterfinal win

Maryland was hungrier than Duke and beat the Blue Devils 83-74 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

Duke basketball and Maryland square off in rubber match of season series

The second-seeded Blue Devils will look to start its 2013 postseason off on the right foot as it faces Maryland—the No. 7 seed—in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament Thursday at 7 p.m.

Duke basketball takes on small-ball Tar Heels

Bigger isn’t necessarily better—just ask the Tar Heels.

Duke basketball's Curry, Kelly and Plumlee have been through it all together

The trio of veterans played its last game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, leading Duke past Virginia Tech 85-57 with a collective output of 52 points.

Q&A with Duke basketball recruit Semi Ojeleye's high school coach

The Chronicle talks to John McKowen about Ojeleye's season and breaking the Kansas high school record for points.

Duke basketball rains 12 3-pointers, routs Virginia Tech 88-56

he Blue Devils easily disposed of the ACC-bottom dwelling Hokies (11-15, 2-11) 88-56—thanks in a large part to a red-hot Seth Curry.

The rise of Kyrie Irving

Five years ago, few knew Kyrie Irving's name as an underclassmen in high school. Now Irving has more nicknames than he knows what to do with, most recently: NBA All Star.

Duke basketball looks to keep up with a fast-paced North Carolina squad

The first of two editions of the Tobacco Road showdown this year pits two teams against each other in vastly different positions.

Duke basketball escapes an upset against Boston College with a 62-61 win

No. 4 Duke (21-2, 8-2 in the ACC) needed every second of the game Sunday night to narrowly avoid the Eagles’ upset bid.

National Signing Day: Duke football to add 20 players from class of 2013

Duke football's 2013 recruiting class will total 20 players, highlighted by eight defensive backfield players.

Duke National Signing Day 2013: Defensive Backs

The eight defensive backs highlight Duke's 20-man recruiting class.

Duke National Signing Day 2013: Defensive line and linebackers

*Headlined by the dynamic Dominic McDonald, Duke adds one linebacker and one defensive lineman in its class of 2013.*

Duke National Signing Day 2013: Offensive line

Duke's new crew of offensive linemen features three new faces who will add size to the Blue Devils in the trenches.

Duke National Signing Day 2013: Quarterbacks

A look at the quarterbacks in Duke football's 2013 recruiting class.

Duke National Signing Day 2013: Backs and Receivers

A look at the lone running back and four wide receivers in Duke's 2013 recruiting class.

Duke basketball pushes for second road victory at Florida State

With its first true road win now under its belt, No. 5 Duke will attempt to earn its second straight victory away from Cameron Indoor Stadium, as it travels south to take on Florida State Saturday...

Seth Curry carries on and plays through injuries for Duke basketball

Injured all season, Seth Curry has missed practices but grinded it out for the Blue Devils.