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Key three: Duke men's basketball will need another solid Tre Jones performance to advance to Final Four

(03/31/19 12:19am)

The top-seeded Blue Devils will take on No. 2 seed Michigan State Sunday at 5:05 p.m. in an Elite Eight matchup, having narrowly survived its Sweet 16 contest against Texas Tech.The Blue Zone gives you three keys on how the Blue Devils can clinch a spot in the Final Four:



Letter: Stop scolding Democrats for finally caring about Ws and Ls

(04/01/19 4:00am)

A recent piece by The Chronicle's independent editorial board attempts to navigate the crowded field of 2020 Democratic candidates in a wandering diatribe that feels more bitter towards Democratic voters interested in securing victories than substantive in insights. In an editorial that somehow simultaneously decries the Democratic field’s “problems in forging an articulable, unified approach to ‘beating’ the ideals of Trumpism” and “lack of unique platforms,” the board criticizes the growing push on the left to nominate a candidate who is either “electable” enough or centrist enough to beat Trump in the general election. To hear them tell it, Democratic voters are “already hostage to the #VoteBlue mindset,” and eager to sacrifice policy for “bland, photo-shopped celebrities who enjoy smoking weed and playing punk rock.”




'It's only gotten stronger': Trust in Duke's Jones, Michigan State's Winston growing as the stakes increase

(03/30/19 9:21pm)

WASHINGTON—It's easy to draw parallels between Tre Jones and Cassius Winston. The two point guards were both top-50 recruits in their respective classes, each is the engine for their team's offense and, in their own ways, Jones and Winston are both leaders.




Beyond the arc: Duke men's basketball survives yet another last-second thriller

(03/30/19 7:04pm)

Although Cam Reddish was out with a knee injury, but exhilarating performances from the Blue Devils’ three other freshmen starters powered Duke to a 75-73 victory over Virginia Tech and a second consecutive Elite Eight berth. The Blue Zone breaks down three key takeaways, three key stats and looks forward for the Duke squad: