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Recruiting roundup: Duke men's basketball still waiting to hear from Baldwin, Keels

(02/16/21 4:56am)

With a thus-far disappointing 2020-21 season, many Duke fanatics are already setting their sights on a return to the top of the basketball world through next year’s team. At the moment, Duke has received commitments from Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin, both top-15 recruits. 

X-Factor: Jalen Johnson needs to use his versatile skillset in the Tobacco Road rivalry

(02/06/21 5:10pm)

Well, here we are. In one of the more forgettable Duke seasons in recent memory, it is time to take on the rivals from down the road, North Carolina. Finding wins has been tough in the ACC this year, but for both UNC and Duke, the importance of this game goes way beyond bragging rights. Both teams need this win to keep tournament hopes alive. Let’s take a closer look at who could be the difference makers for each side:

Duke in the NBA: Regular season gets underway

(01/10/21 10:54pm)

The first three weeks of the 2020-21 NBA season came at the perfect time, as Duke went through an extended period between contests itself. Outside of the bubble, the NBA has done well to manage COVID-19 thus far, providing games full of excitement and Jayson Tatum game-winners. Former Blue Devils have come out in full force across the league. The Blue Zone has you covered with a new edition of Duke in the NBA:

Extra point: Duke football falls in lopsided fashion to Florida State to cap off 2020 season

(12/14/20 5:26pm)

Despite being 2-6 going into Saturday's contest, Florida State imposed its will on the Duke defense, rushing for 324 yards en route to a 56-35 victory. The Blue Zone breaks down Duke's performance on Saturday with three key takeaways, stats and what to expect moving forward. 

X-Factor: Duke men's basketball will need Mark Williams to own the paint against Illinois

(12/06/20 7:15pm)

In their second top-10 matchup of the season, the Blue Devils will be taking on No. 5 Illinois, who has come out to a hot start this season. Duke, on the other hand, showed some glaring weaknesses against Michigan State. After a few lineup changes and some better shooting, the Blue Devils looked much improved against Bellarmine. One of the biggest changes could prove to be a big factor in this upcoming ranked matchup.  

X-Factor: Deon Jackson will look to get things going on the ground for Duke football

(11/05/20 6:20am)

It’s time for the 2020 edition of the Tobacco Road football showdown. Duke and North Carolina face off coming in with very different mindsets. Duke had a commanding win over Charlotte last week, while the Tar Heels were upset by Virginia and have slowed down after their flaming hot start. The game could be greatly impacted by these players:

Breakout player: Jarett Garner has exceeded expectations all season

(10/22/20 11:19pm)

Who is this newfound star that’s been impressing Blue Devil fanatics week after week? Where did he come from? Breakout wide receiver Jarett Garner is a redshirt sophomore originally from Harrisburg, N.C., just two hours outside of Durham. Coming out of high school, Garner was a three-star recruit who had an incredible senior year. He was able to haul in 43 receptions for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns, confirming the hype around his ability was very real.

Duke in the NBA: Season wrap up

(10/22/20 3:30pm)

After roughly three months in the Orlando bubble, the NBA has begun the offseason process. This means preparing for the draft, free agency and of course, figuring out how next season is going to be played amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More importantly, it means we can talk about what the future looks like for former Blue Devils who have taken their talents to the sport’s next level.

Third and goal: Duke football's defensive line will be pivotal against N.C. State

(10/16/20 3:49pm)

Last week Duke saw a Syracuse team that was unable to capitalize on its turnovers like teams in previous weeks have. As a result of that, the Blue Devils picked up their first win of the season in what seemed to be an all-around dominant game from the team, apart from the turnovers. This week, they are coming up against a much more formidable team in N.C. State. They will need last week’s strong performance to carry over in order to maintain that level of success.