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[UPDATED] Everything we know (and don't know) about Duke and the coronavirus

(03/12/20 3:35pm)

On March 10, Duke made the unprecedented announcement that classes would shift online until further notice and that students were discouraged from returning to campus. But the news generated more questions than it answered. We compiled the questions that you asked and addressed them to the best of our ability below. 



X-Factor: Key matchups for Duke men's basketball in the ACC tournament

(03/12/20 2:30pm)

Start your engines—it’s time for some tournament action. The Blue Devils head into the week in Greensboro, N.C., as the ACC's No. 4 seed after a 15-5 conference record and will need to be firing on all cylinders if they hope to secure their third ACC tournament title in the last four years. With three victories in three days needed to earn the crown, the Blue Zone breaks down some key matchups to look for between Duke and its potential competition:




Live blog: How coronavirus has impacted Duke Athletics

(03/11/20 10:52pm)

In Duke President Vincent Price's statement responding to coronavirus concerns released Tuesday night, Price said that the school is "postponing, cancelling or virtualizing any Duke-sponsored in-person event with expected attendance of more than 50 people taking place on-campus or off-campus between now and April 20." However, the release also stated that "further guidance on athletic events will be forthcoming."



NCAA will host men's, women's basketball tournaments without fans

(03/11/20 8:54pm)

Amid fears of COVID-19 and its rising impact within the United States, the NCAA has officially ruled to hold all upcoming championship events with just family and critical staff present. This includes both men's and women's NCAA tournaments. In a statement released on Twitter, NCAA president Mark Emmert cited the decision as one based on public health concerns for all involved.



Plus/minus: Duke men's basketball must find its scoring options heading into the ACC tournament

(03/11/20 6:22pm)

Now that a regular season filled with some of the highest highs and lowest lows in Duke history has come to a close, the Blue Devils must prepare for the ACC tournament. Seeking its 22nd ACC championship, Duke will need to be on its A-game, which means doubling down on its strengths and addressing its weaknesses: