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Duke women's basketball head coach Kara Lawson named assistant coach for 2024 Paris Olympics

(02/13/24 6:11pm)

Duke head coach Kara Lawson is headed to the 2024 Paris Olympics as an assistant coach for the USA Women’s National Team, she announced at Tuesday's media availability. She will be joining fellow collegiate coach Joni Taylor of Texas A&M and Mike Thibault from the WNBA’s Washington Mystics as assistants. 




Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball continue its winning streak on No. 3 North Carolina's home turf?

(02/02/24 5:35am)

At long last, the day is nearly here. The Tobacco Road rivalry kicks off Saturday evening in Chapel Hill in a top-10 showdown with storylines for miles. While the outcome of this one is anyone's guess, The Chronicle's beat writers (and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper) preview the game and offer their predictions:





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. 





'You can see it': Duke women's basketball's defense-first, youth-forward game plan secures rout of Virginia Tech

(01/19/24 5:57pm)

It was 8-0 with six minutes left in the first quarter. Duke played an incredible defensive possession, forcing Virginia Tech guard Cayla King into a remarkably difficult one-legged jumpshot. But as elite shooters do, she hit a miraculous triple, increasing the Hokie lead to 11-0. 




5 observations from No. 14 Duke men's basketball's first half against Notre Dame

(01/07/24 12:00am)

No. 14 Duke is looking to continue its winning streak Saturday evening at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind., against Notre Dame. After 20 minutes, the Blue Devils have work to do in order to keep their triumphant run intact, narrowly leading the Fighting Irish 29-27: