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Recruiting roundup: Duke women's basketball looks to fill voids through freshmen and transfers

(03/24/21 1:09am)

The Blue Devils have been out of action since canceling the remainder of the regular season in December, and the coaching staff has been hard at work on the recruiting front since. Here are a few key players that Duke has been keeping an eye on, from high schoolers to transfers:

Duke baseball 2021 season preview

(02/19/21 2:19am)

A strong 12-4 start to the 2020 season was enough for the Blue Devils' ace to go pro while the team held on to the talents of several experienced leaders. The upcoming campaign poses some interesting questions regarding starting pitching and bench depth, but Duke looks ready to plunge into a heavy dose of ACC competition. The small sample size from last season showed that these Blue Devils are steady on defense and efficient on the basepaths, but it is yet to be seen whether the unpredictable landscape of the 2021 season will throw a back-door curve or a fastball down the middle as No. 16 Duke sorts out its path toward extending its conference and national success yet another year.  -Micah Hurewitz

Duke softball 2021 season preview

(02/18/21 2:44pm)

After blowing out expectations last year in just the third season in program history, including a landmark win against then-No. 4 Texas, the Blue Devils have come to prove that such a breakthrough was no fluke. An opening day win against then-No. 5 LSU in convincing fashion and the best start in the team’s short history have certainly helped in that regard, laying the foundation for a team that is, almost inexplicably, ready to mount a challenge for the ACC crown. Duke’s pitching is certainly going to keep it in contention, but it’s the boom-or-bust lineup and previously-average defense that will be key to this squad making the leap. -Em Adler