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Sports editor's note

Welcome to the 23rd volume of Sportswrap and the 101st volume of The Chronicle. The sports staff continues to work hard towards making the section more visually appealing and reader-friendly and welcome any suggestions you might have.

The Sports Forum page enters its second year as part of The Chronicle’s sports section. The page, which will appear every Tuesday, will examine various issues being debated among sports fans nationwide. I hope that readers will take the opportunity to voice their own opinions and reactions by submitting letters throughout the year.

The sports section will also debut a new page that will include lesser-known news and notes about Duke’s Olympic sports. The page, tentatively entitled the “Blue Devil beat,” will run each Wednesday.

This year promises to be an incredibly exciting one for Duke athletics. At least nine teams have legitimate chances to contend for national titles in their respective sports, while the others continue to show steady improvement. It is our goal to provide readers with the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage of all of Duke’s 26 varsity teams.

In recognition of the Blue Devils’ fifth place finish in the Directors’ Cup last year, we devoted the center spread of this issue (pages 12-13) to an examination of the biggest moments in Duke sports from the 2004-2005 school year. We hope you like it.

I hope you are as excited about the upcoming year as I am, and I look forward to serving as your sports editor.

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