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Duke vs. UNC preview: Backcourt

(02/03/21 12:46am)

The Duke-North Carolina rivalry has extremely rich guard history, from the likes of legends such as Michael Jordan and Bobby Hurley to more recent NBA draftees such as Tre Jones and Cole Anthony. While this year's guards may not stack up to those names, it'll certainly be a competitive matchup in the backcourt Saturday.

Love at first algorithm: Finding my gay soulmate

(02/04/21 5:00am)

To kick off Duke’s second unconventional semester, an exciting way to meet other Duke students was presented to the socially distanced student body: the Duke Marriage Pact. This trendy algorithm has made its way through universities across the U.S., giving students a psychology-backed way to meet their back-up soulmate. With a few thousand other Duke students, I decided to toss my hat in the ring, and trust in both the matchmaking abilities of a fifty-question survey and the previous selection by Duke admissions. Faced with this exciting semi-dystopian prospect, I was left thinking about everything most twenty-one-year-olds think about: marriage, sex and death.

Duke should reopen the Gardens

(02/02/21 5:00am)

It’s Sunday, January 24, 2021. After a mild Carolina winter, life is beginning to reawaken at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Though the arrival of spring is months away, a number of plants and animals dear to the Duke community have already begun to rise from their slumber. Plumes of color warm the landscape as glowing red camellias and sunny yellow winterhazels come into bloom. Blue jays paint the sky with their song while eastern gray squirrels scavenge the dew-covered grounds below. Everything seems to be in place, but one creature is notably absent: the Duke student. 

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

(02/02/21 12:47am)

Coming off two straight ACC wins, the Blue Devils entered Monday in as good of a rhythm as they’ve been in all season. Despite all that, Miami proved to be no pushover in the initial 20 minutes of action, as the shorthanded Hurricanes played some inspired basketball to make it a game. Duke pulled ahead late, however, and leads 35-33 entering the break. Here are five observations from the first half:

A starting 5 of Duke men's basketball's most memorable individual performances vs. UNC

(02/02/21 9:10am)

Since the first meeting between the two in 1920, Duke and North Carolina have given college basketball an exhaustive list of memorable moments. On the Blue Devils’ end, the tally of unforgettable individual performances goes on and on. That is why the task of creating a starting five made up of some of the most iconic performances by a Duke player in the rivalry's history is daunting.