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Harraka balances school, racing

(09/09/10 8:00am)

This weekend, junior Paul Harraka, full-time Duke student and NASCAR prospect, will go on nothing less than a journey. He will awake early Saturday morning and fly across the country to Salt Lake City, Utah. There, he’ll conduct a meet-and-greet with his sponsors that night, wake up and practice Sunday morning, go through qualifying in the early afternoon and race a few hours later. Regardless of the result, he will then fly to Los Angeles, transfer planes, and eventually land in Durham around 6:30 a.m. Monday and drive back to campus.

Meet the Class of 2014

(07/01/10 8:00am)

In the wake of a national championship-winning season and the departures of Jon Scheyer, Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas, Duke looks to retool with an elite recruiting class. Ranked No. 6 in the nation by ESPN, the class features point guards Kyrie Irving and Tyler Thornton alongside athletic forward Josh Hairston.

World Cup puts spotlight on South Africa

(06/10/10 4:00am)

Beginning tomorrow, South Africa will host the world’s premier soccer tournament involving squads from 32 different countries. The 19th FIFA World Cup, which will take place June 11 to July 11, is the pinnacle of a series of soccer matches that began in August 2007 with more than 200 teams. According to FIFA’s website, almost three million worldwide fans will converge in South Africa to support their teams on the road to international prestige.

No. 9 Irish visit Sat. at Koskinen

(02/19/10 10:00am)

No. 2 Duke has been no stranger to close finishes in this young season. In an exhibition against the U.S. National Team, the Blue Devils scored a goal with 5.8 seconds left to win the match. Last weekend, it took overtime to determine a winner against No. 19 Bucknell. According to senior Max Quinzani, tests like these have already proven to be beneficial to the team.