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A lot of buzz has surrounded the Duke football program in recent months, as three-year starting quarterback Daniel Jones was selected with the sixth overall pick in April’s NFL Draft and the Blue Devils will open the season against No. 2 Alabama. Despite the headlines, Duke could be due for a disappointing fall, with a tough schedule and significant personnel losses in tow. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the Blue Devils this fall.
Zion Williamson has been heralded as the best NBA prospect this decade ever since his first game at Duke, boasting Hall of Fame potential front offices haven’t seen since LeBron James.
It was the night of Jan. 19, 2019. R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson had just led Duke men's basketball to an exhilarating 72-70 win over the nation’s lone remaining unbeaten—Virginia.
Just over three months ago, the New York Giants sent shockwaves throughout the sports world when they used their sixth overall selection in the NFL Draft on former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Fans and media alike immediately expressed their disdain for the pick, with New York’s supposed blunder soon becoming the story of the draft.
Last year, the Blue Devils rocked rims in college arenas nationwide. Now, four of them prepare to do the same to pro rims, both real and virtual. In anticipation of NBA 2K20’s September 6 release date, the Blue Zone tries its hand at predicting the ratings of a quartet of Duke rookies, with focuses on some defining attributes.
Duke has never had a losing record in regular season nonconference play. Next year, that streak will be put to the test against a flurry of familiar faces.
First, let’s provide the backstory. On March 8, 2015, Trae Young—yes, that Trae Young, the Atlanta Hawks point guard and former Oklahoma sensation—sent this direct message to @dukebasketball, The Chronicle’s Twitter account for Duke men’s basketball coverage:
Over the past two seasons, Duke has suffered two excruciating Elite Eight losses within four points—to Kansas and Michigan State, respectively.
Just over three months ago, Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett made up the most polarizing college duo in the country. And after going No. 1 and No. 3 in the NBA Draft respectively, it won't take long for the former Blue Devils to match up against one another in the professional ranks.
Only two of ESPN's top 33 basketball recruits for the Class of 2020 have announced their commitments. Both are now headed to Durham.
While the NBA holds Duke’s largest collection of professional alumni, the Blue Devils’ baseball program has its own share of athletes at the next level. From Marcus Stroman’s first career All-Star appearance to Griffin Conine’s emergence in the Blue Jays’ farm system, let’s take a look at how Duke is doing in the MLB.
For the first time since 2016, less than four Blue Devils were selected on draft day.
With just a few days before Thursday's NBA Draft, five members of The Chronicle's staff share where they think the four former Blue Devils in the draft will end up, analysis for the potential fits for Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish and Marques Bolden and projections for the rest of the lottery:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A year ago, Duke found itself in a similar situation—just a game away from the College World Series, but sent home packing for the summer while its opponents packed for Omaha.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—It was fun while it lasted.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—On a typical weekend, an 18-run outburst would finish as the highlight of a series. But this isn’t just any typical weekend.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Few gave them a chance in the regional, where they swept through Morgantown, W.Va., with three comfortable victories. And even fewer gave them a chance coming into Nashville, facing off against what some call the best team in the country.
Duke entered the NCAA tournament selection show a bubble team, head over heels to even have a spot in regionals.
In September of 2017, Mike Buckmire walked on to the Duke men's basketball team, joining Brennan Besser as one of the team’s two walk-ons.
It’s tough to top what Ben Gross did in his seven-inning, one-run effort Friday afternoon against Texas A&M. But Saturday night, Bryce Jarvis did just that.