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HOGWASH: No. 7 Duke men's basketball frustrated by hot-shooting Arkansas, drops inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge

(11/30/23 4:47am)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—This time around, the thousands of fans clad in white and frantically screaming at the court weren’t there for the Blue Devils’ sake. The residents of the most notorious stadium in college basketball got a taste of their own medicine Wednesday night in front of a raucous 20,344-person crowd (the largest ever) inside Bud Walton Arena. And man, was it bitter.

5 observations from No. 7 Duke men's basketball's first half against Arkansas in ACC/SEC Challenge

(11/30/23 3:19am)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—In the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge, No. 7 Duke and Arkansas are locked in a rough-and-tumble matchup at Bud Walton Arena. With 20 minutes behind them and 20 to go in yet another marquee early-season test for the reigning ACC tournament champions, the Blue Devils trail the Razorbacks 33-32:

A look at the possible destinations and opponents for Duke football in its bowl game

(11/29/23 6:32pm)

For the second straight year, Duke football is going bowling. After starting 4-0, the Blue Devils cooled off, but were still talented enough to become bowl eligible at 7-5, and they now await their bowl placement Sunday. Duke is out of consideration for the Orange Bowl, but it is eligible for a host of other games, as likely the fifth or sixth best ACC team according to the bowl committee. 

9 potential candidates to succeed Mike Elko as Duke football head coach

(11/29/23 12:23pm)

With former head coach Mike Elko’s sudden departure, Duke’s seat is now vacant. Athletic director Nina King confirmed Monday that the search for a new head coach is underway. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to offer some potential candidates for the job — both inside and outside the program:

Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball overcome Arkansas in inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge matchup?

(11/29/23 12:11pm)

The seventh-ranked Blue Devils stare down their first real road battle of the season Wednesday in Fayetteville, Ark., against the talented but hurting Razorbacks. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to predict how Duke will fare in its first installment of the ACC/SEC Challenge, and whether it can emerge with a win at a hostile Bud Walton Arena:

X-Factor: Proctor's playmaking, Mark's health will be key in No. 7 Duke men's basketball game against Arkansas

(11/28/23 6:57pm)

No. 7 Duke men’s basketball will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., tomorrow to take on Arkansas before its first ACC game of the season Saturday against Georgia Tech. Ahead of the matchup with the Razorbacks, the Blue Zone brings you a key player from each side: 

How Duke football players reacted on social media to Mike Elko's late-night departure for Texas A&M

(11/28/23 5:36pm)

After former Duke head coach Mike Elko announced his departure to Texas A&M, much of the Blue Devil faithful initially demonstrated praise for Elko’s success in turning around the program and reinvigorating the passionate fanbase. However, when footage emerged of Elko arriving in College Station, Texas, early Monday morning, players were critical of the way he left.

Federal lawsuit alleges newly drawn NC Senate map racially gerrymandered, judge denies speedy trial

(11/28/23 2:11am)

A federal lawsuit filed in eastern North Carolina is challenging the state’s new state Senate legislative map, alleging that it “unlawfully deprives Black voters of the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.”