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Q&A: New WNBA commissioner Lisa Borders '79 on her goals for the league

(04/05/16 6:34am)

Lisa Borders, Trinity ’79, is the former vice President of Global Community Affairs at the Coca-Cola Company and a member of the Duke Board of Trustees. On March 21, Borders began her role as the fourth president of the WNBA, where she will report to fellow Duke alum and NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Trinity ’84. The Chronicle’s Cassie Calvert spoke with Borders about her perspective on the WNBA and memories of Duke. Their conversation has been condensed for clarity.

With key pieces departed, Duke women's lacrosse starting fresh in 2016

(01/29/16 7:31am)

After losing six starters from a team that advanced to the semifinal round of both the ACC tournament and NCAA tournament last season, it would be easy to write off Duke's 2016 season as a rebuilding year. Posting a roster that includes 12 freshmen and many players who have not seen substantial playing time in their college career, the team is certainly young.

Q&A: espnW Senior VP and former Duke field hockey player Laura Gentile

(01/27/16 5:05am)

Duke alumna Laura Gentile,Trinity '94, knows sports. As a junior, she led the field hockey team to the first NCAA tournament appearance in program history. Now senior vice president for espnW and women’s initiatives at ESPN, Gentile actively shapes how women connect to sports—both as fans and athletes themselves. The Chronicle’s Cassie Calvert spoke with Gentile about her goals for espnW and memories of Duke. Their conversation has been condensed for clarity.