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Beats' picks: Can Duke football get back on track against Virginia?

(09/26/20 8:36am)

Prior to each Duke football game, beat writers Evan Kolin, Shane Smith, Jake Piazza, Max Rego and Cam Polo will make their predictions for the contest, and we’ll track their records throughout the season. Here are their takes on the Blue Devils’ trip to Virginia Saturday, which has the Cavaliers as a 4.5-point favorite.


Beats' picks: Will Duke football rebound against Boston College?

(09/19/20 5:25am)

Prior to each Duke football game, beat writers Evan Kolin, Shane Smith, Jake Piazza, Max Rego and Cam Polo will make their predictions for the contest, and we’ll track their records throughout the season. Here are their takes on the Blue Devils’ home-opener against Boston College Saturday, which pits Duke as a 5.5-point favorite.


Scouting the opponent: Duke football welcomes new-look Boston College to Durham

(09/17/20 9:40pm)

After a disappointing, yet promising performance against Notre Dame in the season-opener last week, the Blue Devils will return home to a fan-less Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday at 12 p.m. to face Boston College, who will kick off its season. But how do you prepare for a team playing its 2020 opener under a brand new head coach and system?


Beats' picks: Can Duke football pull off the season-opening shocker at Notre Dame?

(09/12/20 5:49am)

Prior to each Duke football game, beat writers Evan Kolin, Shane Smith, Jake Piazza, Max Rego and Cam Polo will make their predictions for the contest, and we’ll track their records throughout the season. Here are their takes on the Blue Devils’ matchup with Notre Dame Saturday, which has the Fighting Irish as a 20-point favorite:



'Blood, sweat and tears': Duke football's Mark Gilbert's emotional journey back to the field

(09/07/20 6:49am)

Ryan Field, Evanston, Ill., Sept. 8, 2018. Mark Gilbert lines up in press coverage on third-and-10 with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Duke’s star cornerback is at the top of his game, bestowed with 2017 All-ACC First Team honors and reaching mock drafts as a potential first-round pick.


Point: New-look offense will let the defense shine, pushing Duke football to ACC contention

(09/07/20 6:37am)

Since Duke last appeared in the ACC Championship Game in 2013, there have been empty years of hope, trying to reach that national stage so important for a still-growing program. All the football attention in the Triangle may be directed toward Chapel Hill right now, but the Blue Devils have a sneaky chance to make that conference title game in 2020.




'Not just rah-rah football': Duke football prepares for 2020 season remotely

(05/30/20 8:37pm)

Over two months have passed since college sports were put on hold throughout the country. While many question marks remain overall, from eligibility rulings to transfers, there’s a lot of uncertainty focused around the biggest money maker in amateur athletics: college football.





The Chronicle to release results of Duke men's basketball walk-up line behavior survey this week

(03/04/20 5:56am)

Editor's note: This is part of a series about the Duke men’s basketball walk-up line experience based on a survey conducted by The Chronicle. You can learn more about the methodology and limitations of the survey here, student opinions on the in-game experience here and thoughts on the pregame process here.


Cameron Chronicles Season 3, Episode 8: 'Wake-Up Call'

(02/27/20 5:54pm)

A little over a week ago, the Blue Devils looked primed for an ACC regular season title and a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. However, two ugly losses in six days to North Carolina State and Wake Forest have Duke fans wondering... what just happened? Hosts Derek Saul and Shane Smith are back to discuss what went wrong for the Blue Devils against their in-state rivals and what the outlook is for the team going forward.





Cameron Chronicles Season 3, Episode 7: '48 Hours to Remember'

(02/12/20 9:26pm)

Faced with one of the most daunting stretches of the season, Duke salvaged its chances at an ACC regular season title with two big wins over North Carolina and No. 8 Florida State. It certainly took a lot of grit and mental toughness to pull it out, but now the Blue Devils will try to carry their momentum over the last month of the regular season into March. Hosts Derek Saul and Shane Smith give you all the latest info and analysis from an eventful 48-hour span for Duke.