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Introducing: The Community Editorial Board

(08/23/19 4:00am)

For the past 13 years, the Editorial Board of The Chronicle has published weekly and, for much of that history, daily columns reflecting on issues related to Duke and the broader communities that the University touches. Comprised of students and advised by Chronicle staff, the Board strived to maintain its stated mission “to enrich campus dialogue by offering thoughtful opinions on a variety of issues; to hold students, faculty and administrators publicly accountable for their statements and actions; and to help students sharpen their journalistic and writing skills.”

Duke fall sports preview: Volleyball

(08/25/19 8:22pm)

After earning their first NCAA tournament berth since 2015, the Blue Devils didn't make much of a splash on the national stage, falling 3-0 to Loyola Marymount in the opening round of tournament. And after graduating four upperclassmen—including an elite middle blocker in Leah Meyer and an explosive double-double machine in Andie Shelton—Duke will have to make up the difference with a roster of explosive yet inconsistent youth.

Duke fall sports preview: Field hockey

(08/23/19 11:00am)

The Duke field hockey team is revving up for another campaign after the title hopes of the 2018 season fizzled out in the second round. An unfortunate 1-0 loss to Wake Forest sent the Blue Devils packing, capping off a 16-6 season that ended with a No. 5 overall ranking but without the hardware the team had in its sights. As it prepares for a fall slate fraught with just as many challenges and tough contests as the previous year, The Chronicle takes a look at a few notables with opening day right around the corner. 

Duke fall sports preview: Football

(08/22/19 12:34am)

 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.

Duke fall sports preview: Men's soccer

(08/21/19 11:00am)

When questioned by experienced teams last season, the Blue Devils could never seem to produce a satisfactory response. As fall fútbol heats up once again, Duke faces another round of queries. Will the banged-up Spanish graduate transfer make a difference? Can the Italian superstar sustain a hot streak? How will the coach's son integrate into the team? Only time will tell, but for now, we take a closer look at what's to come.

Duke fall sports preview: Women's soccer

(08/20/19 4:35pm)

It seems as though its a yearly occurrence that Duke has the aspiration, the excitement, and, most importantly, the talent to compete for a national championship. This year is no different, as a seasoned Blue Devil team ranked eighth in the preseason polls will soon begin a journey to reach the promised land for the third time in the program’s history and hopefully win its first ever College Cup. Head coach Robbie Church has confidence that with Duke’s stellar defense and young but vibrant offense, this could be their year.