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ChronSports' 2020 what-if series: Duke men's basketball

(03/29/20 6:37pm)

With the suspension and later cancellation of all Duke athletic competition due to the spread of coronavirus, many Blue Devil seasons were abruptly cut short. The Chronicle is going to take a look back at those seasons affected as well as what we missed out on with their cancellations. First up: men’s basketball.














Duke men's basketball preparing to take on rival North Carolina, send off seniors

(03/07/20 1:49am)

For 100 years, the Duke-North Carolina rivalry has produced countless iconic moments. In the teams’ first 2020 meeting, the Blue Devils forged a memory that Duke fans will never forget: miraculous buzzer-beaters from Tre Jones and Wendell Moore Jr. to cap an iconic 98-96 win. 


Q&A: Ben Cohen on his new book The Hot Hand, a deep dive into the truth behind streaks

(03/05/20 2:32am)

What do a Norwegian margarine tycoon, William Shakespeare and Steph Curry all have in common? They are central figures in The Hot Hand, a new book from Ben Cohen, Trinity '10. In the book, Cohen explores the question that has fascinated psychologists, economists, statisticians, basketball players and more for decades: does the hot hand exist?


With spring practice in swing, Duke football welcomes back Mark Gilbert and searches for a QB

(03/04/20 4:52pm)

Ninety-three days after concluding a 5-7 2019 campaign, the Blue Devils returned to the practice field, holding their first spring practice Monday morning. After the practice, a trio of Duke players, quarterbacks Gunnar Holmberg and Chris Katrenick and safety Michael Carter II, and head coach David Cutcliffe addressed the media. Here are some key quotes from the media availability Monday.


LEAP JAY: Dominant defensive effort from Jay Huff powers Virginia past Duke men's basketball

(03/01/20 1:15am)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Three days after it put up 101 points against Wake Forest, Duke couldn’t even manage half of that total against Virginia behind a dreadful 30.5 percent from the field. Despite the wildly different scoring outputs, both contests produced the same result: a Blue Devil loss.


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.