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Duke women's basketball 2022-23 player preview: Celeste Taylor

(11/02/22 1:01pm)

As the college basketball season looms, it's finally time for the Blue Zone to preview the 2022-23 Duke women's basketball roster. We previously looked at Bo Shaffer, Emma Schmidt, Jiselle Havas, Lee Volker, Imani Lewis, Emma Koabel, Vanessa de Jesus Mia Hiede, Kennedy Brown, Shay Bollin, Jordyn Oliver, Reigan Richardson, Taya Corosdale, Ashlon Jackson, Elizabeth Balogun and Shayeann Day-Wilson. We wrap up with Celeste Taylor:

Michelle Cooper, Kat Rader lead No. 10 Duke women’s soccer to bounce-back Senior Day win

(10/24/22 3:54am)

Senior Day is always an occasion for celebration. The Blue Devils' autumn struggles meant little, as, one-by-one, members of Duke’s class of 2023 were honored at midfield, their families there to greet them as the PA read off career accomplishments. Sarah Piper’s shutout games, Emmy Duerr’s NCAA tournament-debut brace, Ruthie Jones’ historic goals-against average, Sophie Jones’ numerous accolades—whether they were likely off to the NWSL or to grad school, it was a chance to inject a little positivity near the end of the regular season.

Take of the week: Flawed clock management cost Duke football against North Carolina

(10/18/22 6:06pm)

There’s a principle every coach has to tell their players: you have to do your job better than the refs do theirs. The message is that you need to do everything in your power to win the game so that third parties can’t affect the outcome. Implicit in that is an understanding that the coaches will coach better than the refs will referee.

Former Duke women's basketball standout Chelsea Gray wins 2022 WNBA Finals MVP

(09/18/22 11:39pm)

Twenty-three years ago, Michele Van Gorp became the first former Blue Devil to play in a WNBA Finals. Fourteen years ago, Wanisha Smith became the first former Blue Devil to play for a WNBA championship team. Ten years ago, Karima Christmas-Kelly became the first former Blue Devil to play in and win a WNBA Finals-clinching game. Six years ago, Chelsea Gray and Alana Beard became the first pair of former Blue Devils to secure a WNBA title as teammates.

Graham's 89th-minute goal leads No. 3 Duke women’s soccer past Syracuse

(09/17/22 1:34pm)

As the clock ticked down toward zero, it looked as if the Blue Devils would be taking another tough-luck decision this month. After a rough first half, they had controlled nearly every minute of the second 45, and a few inches here and there had been the difference between a scoreless draw and a multi-goal lead.

No. 3 Duke women's soccer falls at home to No. 2 North Carolina

(09/09/22 4:44am)

Year after year, Duke women’s soccer finds itself on the verge of breaking through into the sport’s truly elite tier and coming out with a loss. Be it outplaying all-time greats and still losing, getting eliminated through self-inflicted mistakes or squandering home-field advantage, the Blue Devils trying to break into women’s soccer’s upper echelon has often seemed a Sisyphean task.

‘Always going to be a bloodbath’: Duke women’s soccer looks to shift national landscape against No. 2 North Carolina

(09/08/22 11:25am)

Last year, Duke rolled into Chapel Hill and handed North Carolina its first Tobacco Road rivalry loss since 2015. After the game, Blue Devil captain Caitlin Cosme declared, “There's a new era, and it's a Duke era. And I never want to go back.”

‘We grew up tonight’: Second-half comeback powers No. 5 Duke women’s soccer to win against No. 22 Tennessee

(08/26/22 4:36pm)

One of the comforting things about life is that most of its greatest mysteries will inevitably be solved. “Whatever happened to Amelia Earhart?” She probably crash-landed near Kiribati. “Why is the sky blue?” Because blue light stays in the atmosphere the longest. “When is a door not a door?” When it’s ajar.