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Three COVID-19 conduct hearings led to suspensions of 1 semester or more, Duke announces

(12/07/20 1:52am)

At the close of the fall semester, three Student Conduct Board hearings have led to suspensions of one semester or more due to COVID-19 policy violations, Duke announced Sunday, and 11 additional students since Duke’s last conduct update Oct. 30 have faced sanctions that could be included on their disciplinary record.

X-Factor: Duke men's basketball will need Mark Williams to own the paint against Illinois

(12/06/20 7:15pm)

In their second top-10 matchup of the season, the Blue Devils will be taking on No. 5 Illinois, who has come out to a hot start this season. Duke, on the other hand, showed some glaring weaknesses against Michigan State. After a few lineup changes and some better shooting, the Blue Devils looked much improved against Bellarmine. One of the biggest changes could prove to be a big factor in this upcoming ranked matchup.  

Beats' picks: Can Duke football pull off the shocker against No. 9 Miami?

(12/05/20 4:55pm)

Prior to each Duke football game, beat writers Evan Kolin, Shane Smith, Jake Piazza, Max Rego and Cam Polo will make their predictions for the contest, and we’ll track their records throughout the season. Here are their takes on the Blue Devils’ matchup with No. 9 Miami, which pits the Hurricanes as a 15-point favorite.

One word for Duke men's basketball against Bellarmine: Reassuring

(12/05/20 3:23pm)

Duke’s last outing against Michigan State was alarming, plain and simple. It didn’t play remotely to the caliber that one would expect from a No. 6 team and left many Duke fans in a combination of awe and disappointment. Those fans caught a breath of fresh air last night in Duke’s win over Bellarmine. The Blue Zone is here to break down the game as simply as we can: in one word.

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Bellarmine

(12/05/20 12:57am)

Following its disappointing Champions Classic loss to Michigan State, Duke opened the Mako Medical Duke Classic against a Bellarmine squad playing its first game at the Division 1 level. The Blue Devils jumped out to an early 15-2 lead before the Knights fought back over the final 10 minutes of the period, cutting Duke's edge to 35-25 entering halftime. Here are five takeaways:

Government on campus: Then and now

(12/07/20 5:00am)

Since this past summer, historically white universities throughout the nation have sought to reckon with their long history of anti-Black racism. At Duke, president Vincent Price committed to taking “transformative action now toward eliminating the systems of racism and inequality that have shaped the lived experiences of too many members of the Duke community.” Likewise, at Princeton, President Christopher Eisgruber acknowledged that “racist assumptions from the past . . . remain embedded in structures of the university itself.”