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The Chronicle's Duke women's basketball 2020-21 season preview

(11/24/20 12:46pm)

The most tumultuous offseason in recent Duke history is finally ending. It started with a global pandemic that scattered the team across the country and upended recruiting, continued with head coach Joanne P. McCallie’s resignation and Kara Lawson’s hiring, and ended with the announcement that the season will start without the Cameron Crazies in the stands.





Breaking down every player on Duke women's basketball's 2020-21 roster

(11/24/20 9:45am)

The Blue Devils come into the 2020-21 season having lost their top three players from last year. Their lead point guard has started just 13 games in her career, her backup is a freshman and the top bench big is making her collegiate debut as well. With so much uncertainty around who’s suiting up in blue and white this season, let the Blue Zone be your player guide.


'Learned the game': How Kara Lawson will use her diverse background at Duke

(11/24/20 10:17am)

In 2019, six women were hired as NBA assistant coaches, doubling the total number of women to ever coach in the league’s history. Now-Duke womens’ basketball head coach Kara Lawson was one of those women when she was hired as the first female to ever coach for the Boston Celtics in June 2019.



X-factor: Miela Goodchild's skill set is essential for Duke women's basketball's success

(11/24/20 9:58am)

Two of our women's basketball beats Christian Olsen and Ramona Naseri engage in a point/counterpoint debating who will be Duke's X-factor following the departures of Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom. Here is Ramona's argument for why Goodchild's skill set makes her the most integral part of the Blue Devils' roster—to read Christian's argument, click here.


X-factor: Mikayla Boykin ready to take the reins of Duke women's basketball

(11/24/20 10:07am)

Two of our women's basketball beats Christian Olsen and Ramona Naseri engage in a point/counterpoint debating who will be Duke's X-factor following the departures of Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom. Here is Christian's argument for why Boykin is the one to emerge—to read Ramona's argument, click here.