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Tested by Wake Forest's physicality and needing 'winning plays,' No. 9 Duke men's basketball steps up to the plate

(02/13/24 5:11pm)

In the ACC, there are few things that matter more than physicality, toughness and what head coach Jon Scheyer called “winning plays” after his team’s 77-69 victory Monday night against up-and-coming Wake Forest. In the Blue Devils’ impressive performance, they proved the rule to be true as they overpowered the Demon Deacons on both ends of the floor, despite being comparatively undersized.

Beats' picks: Can Duke women's basketball outlast North Carolina in season's first rivalry showdown?

(02/11/24 6:08am)

Duke welcomes hometown rival North Carolina to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon for their first showdown of the season. Before the 2 p.m. tipoff, The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to offer their predictions about how the Blue Devils will fare:

Duke men's tennis 2024 season preview

(01/26/24 5:30pm)

After a historic 22-7 season featuring a trip to both the ACC championship and the Sweet 16 — losing to eventual national champion Virginia in both — Duke is primed for another deep postseason run. The eighth-ranked team by ITA has the majority of its squad returning, including the entire starting singles lineup. The group is led by redshirt senior Garrett Johns, the 2023 singles All-American who is returning after playing professionally in the fall. Sophomore Pedro Rodenas is coming off an impeccable freshman season, winning 33 times during the course of the year and recording an 11-1 ACC record. Rodenas and Johns also represent the No. 1 doubles tandem for the Blue Devils. 

ChronSports Top 10 of 2023 — No. 7: Mike Elko leaves Duke football for Texas A&M, causing widespread fallout on transfers, coaches

(12/28/23 10:18pm)

As the bow gets tied on 2023, The Chronicle’s sports department is reviewing the biggest storylines in Duke athletics throughout the year. Each day until the calendar flips to January, we will cover two of the most significant moments in Blue Devil sports from 2023.

Duke women's basketball executes upset-seeking gameplan, but South Carolina's talent, size won out

(12/04/23 2:47am)

Everyone is familiar with the story of David vs. Goliath: little David defeating a powerful Goliath by being quick-witted and sharp. In Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday afternoon, the Blue Devils played the role of David for the first three-and-a-half quarters against No. 1 South Carolina; however, as the game drew to its closing stages, it was clear that the Gamecocks, led by senior center Kamilla Cardoso and sophomore forward Chloe Kitts, were too much for Duke to handle. 

5 observations from Duke women's basketball's first half against South Carolina

(12/03/23 6:51pm)

Coming off of a victory in the ACC/SEC Challenge against Georgia, the Blue Devils welcome the South Carolina Gamecocks to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon, looking to upset the top-ranked team in the nation. At the halftime break, the Blue Devils trail the Gamecocks 35-29:

Beats' picks: Can Duke women's basketball pull off the upset against No. 1 South Carolina at home?

(12/03/23 7:38am)

Coming off a road victory against Georgia Thursday night, Duke returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon to take on what might be its most formidable opponent yet: No. 1 South Carolina. The Chronicle’s womens’ basketball beat writers are here with their predictions for the marquee matchup:

Keeping it in the family: Duke men's soccer's Cam and Drew Kerr round out final year playing together with dad as head coach

(11/05/23 1:28pm)

On Oct. 21, 2022, the evening sky above Koskinen Stadium was clear, the floodlights beaming down on four seniors waiting for their names to be honored during the team’s senior night celebration. After a booming megaphone announcement, each player would step forward, embracing the coaching staff and then their families, a showing of appreciation for the Duke men’s soccer veterans’ hardwork and dedication to the program. 

Duke women's basketball 2023-24 player preview: Reigan Richardson

(10/20/23 2:06pm)

With the college basketball season right around the corner, it's time for the Blue Zone to take a look at the 2023-24 Duke women's basketball roster. We previously looked at Emma Koabel, Oluchi Okananwa, Delaney Thomas, Jordan Wood, Camilla Emsbo, Kennedy Brown, Jadyn Donovan, Ashlon Jackson and Taina Mair. Next up is junior guard Reigan Richardson: 

Scouting the opponent: No. 17 Duke football must prepare for N.C. State's deadly duo of Concepcion and Morris

(10/12/23 1:01am)

Duke enters Saturday’s prime-time matchup against N.C. State off of a well-timed bye week following the Blue Devils’ 21-14 loss to Notre Dame. A game where Duke led late in the fourth quarter, the loss set No. 17 Duke back to 4-1; however, the Blue Devils will look to move to 2-0 in ACC play this Saturday on the Wallace Wade Stadium grass.