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Duke men's basketball uses team effort to open ACC play with win against Boston College

(12/04/22 4:47am)

Duke fans in Cameron Indoor Stadium were sent to their feet many times Saturday afternoon during the Blue Devils' rout of Boston College—for different players and different plays. Sometimes, it was for freshman center Dereck Lively II, who slammed home three big dunks in the first half; other times, graduate guard Jacob Grandison got standing ovations for swishing two threes, and freshman forward Mark Mitchell celebrated after he went on an 8-0 run late in the game with two corner threes and a dunk.

Transition offense a point of emphasis for Duke women's basketball against Oregon State at Phil Knight Legacy

(11/28/22 6:04pm)

For the last few seasons, Duke head coach Kara Lawson has often emphasized her main goal for offense: She wants to play fast. One of the main qualities of the 2022-23 squad she has touted is its athleticism, which lends itself to an effective transition offense.

Going gets tough, but Duke men's basketball uses still-developing team identity to get past Oregon State

(11/25/22 4:30am)

It was expected that Duke would need some time to find its identity. With a new head coach at the helm, two star freshmen working to return after preseason injuries and a host of new faces, it takes more than just a few practices to mesh and find what works. 

Offensive miscues loom large for Duke women's basketball in spite of victory against Toledo

(11/21/22 12:10am)

A brief glance at box scores would indicate that Duke seems to be handling its schedule with relative ease—but a deeper look at some of the other stat columns shows that the Blue Devils have struggled with their offensive discipline as of late and is unproductive when not in transition. The question now for Duke, is whether its defense is enough to carry it to victory until it can remedy its offensive inconsistencies.

Historic offensive output leads Duke women's basketball to home rout of Charleston Southern

(11/11/22 2:45am)

Monday morning was a record-breaking occasion in Cameron Indoor Stadium, as Duke surpassed its single-game foul record in its season-opening win against North Carolina A&T. But in the first half Thursday evening against Charleston Southern, Duke almost found a much better meaning of record-breaking.

'Always there': Inside the family culture that helped shape Duke women’s basketball’s love for the game

(11/05/22 10:07pm)

As the sun cracked through the last lingering clouds on a brisk October morning, spectators looked on as senior guard Celeste Taylor booked it across the court at Duke’s open practice, eventually catching her breath at the baseline after completing the three-man-weave drill. What they didn’t see was years ago, when Taylor would book it across the parking lot after dinner, determined to be the first of her family to reach the car. And while Taya Corosdale’s versatility was on display for the Blue Devil faithful, the slightly cramped atmosphere of Cameron Indoor Stadium stands in drastic contrast to the colorful coastline of San Diego, one of many stops her family made on basketball trips to make the sport something fun for her—to protect her younger self from burnout.

Duke volleyball victorious in Halloween weekend match against Notre Dame after comeback

(10/31/22 1:41am)

In “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Lucy places a football on the ground for Charlie Brown to kick, showing him a notarized agreement that she will not pull the football out from under his feet as she usually does. And as audiences get their hopes up, Lucy again sends Charlie flailing onto his back, revealing that she did not actually sign the form.

Duke women's basketball 2022-23 player preview: Taya Corosdale

(10/29/22 12:31am)

As the college basketball season looms, it's finally time for the Blue Zone to preview the 2022-23 Duke women's basketball roster. We previously looked at Bo Shaffer, Emma Schmidt, Jiselle Havas, Lee Volker, Imani Lewis, Emma Koabel, Vanessa de Jesus, Mia Heide, Kennedy Brown, Shay Bollin, Jordyn Oliver and Reigan Richardson. Next up is Oregon State transfer Taya Corosdale: