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5 observations from No. 4-seed Duke men's basketball's first half against Houston in Sweet 16

(03/30/24 2:51am)

DALLAS—After winning both of its first two games in the NCAA tournament comfortably, No. 4-seed Duke has been forced to scrap in the first half of its Sweet 16 game against No. 1-seed Houston. The Blue Devils head into the locker room narrowly leading 23-22 after one of the most physical periods of basketball this tournament has seen so far:

5 things to know before No. 7-seed Duke women's basketball looks to upset UConn, advance to Elite Eight

(03/29/24 8:38pm)

For the first time since 2018, Duke women’s basketball is dancing in the Sweet 16. After defeating No. 2-seed Ohio State in a monumental upset Sunday, No. 7-seed Duke will take on UConn in Portland, Ore., Saturday. Before tip-off, here are five things to know: 

Beats' picks: Will No. 4-seed Duke men's basketball upset Houston, keep dancing past Sweet 16?

(03/29/24 4:07pm)

No. 4-seed Duke faces its biggest test of the season Friday night in the NCAA Sweet 16, making the trip to Dallas for a colossal bout with No. 1-seed Houston. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to predict whether the Blue Devils can keep dancing to the Elite Eight:

Take a look at some of Duke basketball's NIL partnerships, plus those from across the country

(03/30/24 2:46pm)

The Blue Devils are on to the Elite Eight, and March Madness brings everything to the big stage, including some of the quirky, punny and sometimes surprising NIL deals that athletes have. Here, the Blue Zone will be ranking some of the worst, best and punniest NIL deals. 

X-Factor: Reigan Richardson's NCAA tournament production essential for Duke women's basketball against UConn

(03/29/24 2:04pm)

After pulling off the upset against No. 2-seed Ohio State, Duke women’s basketball will travel to Portland, Ore., for the Sweet 16. The Blue Zone brings you a player to watch for each side in the Blue Devils’ matchup against No. 3-seed UConn:

'One more ride with the guys:' Duke football's 13 NFL prospects carry on program's legacy at 2024 Pro Day

(03/29/24 2:11pm)

A new era of Duke football is fully upon us as spring practice is underway in head coach Manny Diaz’s first season at the helm, but Thursday marked one final showcase for the class whose mindset from the start was to “be people who change the legacy of Duke football,” in the words of five-year player DeWayne Carter.

Ordering destruction

(03/29/24 1:07pm)

Do you ever wonder what happens to your food waste when it magically disappears on the dish return at WU? Well, we found out when the dish conveyor belt broke down just a few weeks ago. In its place were trash cans and recycling bins filled with a pastiche of unsorted waste. Compostable to-go boxes stuffed the trash can while the contents of the recycling bin ranged from half-eaten chicken to ice cream cones. Notably absent was a bin for composting. Evidently, Duke’s food waste wasn’t being handled as I had once thought.

Duke admits record-low 4.1% of RD applicants to Class of 2028, overall acceptance rate 5.1%

(03/28/24 4:38am)

Duke admitted 1,984 high school seniors to the Class of 2028 through its Regular Decision admissions cycle, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag.