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Beats' picks: Can Duke baseball take down Virginia in NCAA Super Regional and advance to College World Series?

(06/08/23 8:32pm)

On Friday, Duke heads to Virginia for a high-stakes Super Regional clash with the Cavaliers, hoping to advance to the College World Series for just the fourth time in its history. Before first pitch at noon, The Chronicle's beat writers offer predictions on how the Blue Devils will fare:

5 things to watch for in Duke football's annual Blue & White Game

(04/20/23 8:29pm)

Duke is once again ready to ring in a new football season, as its annual Blue & White game will take place Friday at 8 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon but was moved up due to projected inclement weather, something few excited Blue Devil fans will complain about.

'He is elite': New defensive coordinator Tyler Santucci has found his footing in first spring with Duke football

(04/07/23 5:12am)

In head coach Mike Elko’s first season at the helm, Duke’s defense underwent a full transformation. After allowing nearly 40 points per game in 2021, the Blue Devils only surrendered 22.1 points per game in 2022, the sixth-best mark in the ACC. But in today’s climate, continuity is hard to come by, and the Blue Devils suffered a big loss in the offseason: defensive coordinator Robb Smith. Smith chose to leave Duke and return back home to Minnesota, tasking Elko with finding his second defensive leader in two years. 

And one: Filipowski-led Duke men's basketball clears Miami in ACC tournament semifinal victory

(03/11/23 1:19pm)

After each Duke men's basketball game this season, check back here for the Player of the Game and more.The fourth-seed Blue Devils continued their winning ways in the ACC tournament semifinals, taking down No. 1-seed Miami Friday night. The Blue Zone breaks down the game: 

Duke baseball 2023 season preview

(02/17/23 6:12am)

Two years removed from an ACC tournament championship and NCAA tournament appearance, the Blue Devils are re-tooling with a fresh batch of young talent looking to boost Duke’s fortunes beyond its 2022 levels. Head coach Chris Pollard returns for his 11th season in Durham with emerging stars aplenty, yet the Blue Devils find themselves projected to finish toward the bottom of the stacked ACC yet again. A 22-32 record fell short of expectations for last season, but solid seasons from pitcher Jonathan Santucci (41.0 innings, 58 strikeouts) and infielders Alex Mooney (.292 average, 30 RBI) and Luke Storm (.569 slugging, 33 RBI) showed glimpses of what this year could bring.