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Key three: Duke men's basketball needs to get Wendell Moore going against Virginia Tech

(01/11/21 8:41pm)

A key component of Virginia Tech’s early-season success has been the evolution of redshirt junior forward Keve Aluma, the 6-foot-9 Wofford transfer who head coach Mike Young has built the offense around. Aluma serves as the cornerstone of what is a traditional inside-out offense —  the Hokies rely on frontcourt players such as Aluma and fellow transfer forward Justyn Mutts to control the paint and primarily pass out of the low post, finding any of their many shooters to finish the job.

ChronSports' Top 10 of 2020 — No. 9: Duke football returns to play following unprecedented offseason

(12/23/20 10:15am)

As 2020 comes to a close, The Chronicle's sports department takes a look back at the biggest stories of the year in Duke athletics. Each day, we will review a major game, event or storyline that helped shape the course of the year for the Blue Devils. Check out the rest of the top 10 here.

A look back at every Duke men's basketball matchup in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

(12/08/20 10:23am)

No. 10 Duke takes on No. 6 Illinois Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. as part of the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, an annual nonconference series that matches up teams from the ACC and the Big Ten. The Blue Devils' 19-2 record in the series is the best of any program by a significant margin, with Wake Forest and Louisville tying for the second-highest winning percentage with records of 12-6 and 4-2, respectively.

X-factor: Duke men's basketball's Mark Williams needs to dominate with his rebounding against Michigan State

(11/30/20 4:32pm)

After its season-opening victory over Coppin State on Saturday, Duke now looks ahead to its midweek showdown with Michigan State. With the two prestigious programs set to face off for a fifth straight season, the Blue Zone brings you one key player from each team who could turn the tide:

Duke men's basketball 2020-2021 player preview: Henry Coleman III

(11/04/20 5:24pm)

As the calendar shifts to November, it is becoming apparent that   basketball season is on the horizon. That means that it is time for our   player previews of every member of Duke men's basketball. Read the   previous previews: Mike Buckmire, Michael Savarino, Kennan Worthington and Jaemyn Brakefield.

Third and goal: Duke will need to restart the run game in order to find offensive success

(10/30/20 8:47pm)

The Blue Devils will return to action this weekend as they welcome the Charlotte 49ers to Wallace Wade Stadium for the first matchup between the two programs. The 49ers have rattled off two straight wins to climb to 2-2 on the season, while Duke will look to rebound after falling flat at N.C. State two weeks ago. The Blue Zone gives you three keys to the Blue Devils’ matchup with the 49ers:

X-Factor: Derrick Tangelo will need to bring the heat to keep N.C. State's passing attack at bay

(10/14/20 5:38pm)

After a thrilling first win in Syracuse, N.Y. this past weekend, the Blue Devils return to their home state with newfound confidence. They will hit the road once again for a date with the red-hot N.C. State Wolfpack, who after a pair of impressive upset wins find themselves on the verge of cracking the AP Top 25. As these two squads prepare for battle this weekend, the Blue Zone brings you an early look at one player from each side that could turn the tide.

Film room: Boston College comes to Durham with a new-look offense

(09/15/20 2:15am)

After an exciting first matchup with Notre Dame that featured more than a few glimmers of hope, the Blue Devils will return home this weekend as they host Boston College in the opponent’s first game of the season. With a rehauled coaching staff led by head coach and former Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley and Frank Cignetti as offensive coordinator, the Golden Eagles enter the fall season with reason for optimism.

Third and goal: Duke football must control the line of scrimmage against Notre Dame

(09/11/20 2:51am)

Following an offseason filled with uncertainty, the Blue Devils will return to the gridiron on Saturday as they go on the road to take on No. 10 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. With newly minted starting quarterback Chase Brice at the helm, Duke will look to start this unique season off on the right foot in a battle with the Fighting Irish. The Blue Zone gives you three keys to Duke’s opening matchup against Notre Dame: