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Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball defeat Purdue for Phil Knight Legacy title?

(11/27/22 2:56pm)

On the heels of back-to-back wins against Oregon State and Xavier, No. 8 Duke now looks ahead to its championship tilt at the Phil Knight Legacy against No. 24 Purdue in Portland, Ore. With both the Blue Devils and Boilermakers in pursuit of a trophy in the Rose Quarter, our beat writers make their predictions before Sunday's 3:30 p.m. tipoff at the Moda Center.


Beats' picks: Will Duke football close out regular season with a win against Wake Forest?

(11/26/22 4:28am)

Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. Duke has one last regular-season game Saturday when Wake Forest comes to Wallace Wade Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.




Beats' picks: Will Duke football keep winning streak alive against Virginia Tech?

(11/12/22 5:21am)

Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. With a two-game winning streak to its name, Duke aims for its third straight Saturday at home against Virginia Tech.





'We've worked hard for it': Duke men's soccer welcomes Clemson for ACC tournament quarterfinal as No. 1 seed

(11/06/22 7:01pm)

With a first-round bye, the Blue Devils had two possibilities for their first opponent of the ACC tournament: the defending ACC champion or the defending national champion. In one of the weirdest soccer games of the season, the defending national champion won out, as Clemson downed Notre Dame 3-1 with the help of two own goals. 



Beats' picks: Will Duke football win to reach bowl eligibility Friday at Boston College?

(11/04/22 2:06am)

Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. Coming off of a bye week, Duke gets a chance to earn its coveted sixth win Friday night at Boston College.





Beats' picks: Will Duke football get back in the win column at Miami?

(10/22/22 5:07am)

Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. After falling at home in a rivalry thriller to North Carolina, Duke looks to get back in the win column Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with a road matchup at Miami:


Breaking down our ACC preseason men's basketball ballots

(10/19/22 12:59am)

Tuesday evening, the ACC announced the results of its annual preseason poll, with Duke checking in at No. 2 behind only North Carolina. That was not all, as two other Blue Devils—freshman center Dereck Lively II and junior guard Jeremy Roach—received a pair of individual honors themselves.


'Get it done': Devastating loss to North Carolina shows Duke football is beyond taking moral victories

(10/16/22 1:29pm)

The Blue Devils have three losses, each by a single possession. They are knocking on the door of their fifth win, which would give them as many as in the previous two seasons combined. The strides the team has made since even last year are undeniable, and contending at all in these key games seems like a victory in and of itself. 



No. 3 Duke men's soccer proves its merit in imperfect defeat of Notre Dame

(10/15/22 3:49pm)

Leading into the 2008 financial crisis, banks engaged in increasingly risky behavior justified by the fact that they were too big to fail. We know now that that logic led to one of the most disastrous collapses of any entity in history, and, ridiculous as it may seem, many sports teams have risen and fallen in the same way, too loaded with talent to see systemic flaws. Then, when they face some pressure and things don’t completely click, they collapse, because they were never equipped to confront their own failings. 


Beats' picks: Will Duke football take back Victory Bell from North Carolina?

(10/15/22 4:48am)

Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. After a crushing loss in overtime at Georgia Tech, Duke now gets a shot against its fiercest rival, North Carolina, at 8 p.m. Saturday.