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Duke softball cleans up NC State en route to series sweep in Raleigh

(04/29/24 2:55pm)

RALEIGH — Looking to put a bow on its best regular season in program history, No. 5 Duke softball traveled down to Raleigh for a series matchup with N.C. State. It got the bow. The Blue Devils swept the weekend, putting a close to regular season play with a record of 44-6 and a 20-4 mark in ACC competition. 





University announces OSCCS investigation into defacement of Ramadan mural for possible Islamophobia

(04/28/24 9:03pm)

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is investigating reports of an alteration to a Ramadan mural on the Free Expression Bridge off of East Campus that “was understood by many in [the Duke] community to explicitly target Muslims and the Islamic faith,” according to a Sunday email from Duke Student Affairs.


Duke rowing sweeps nearly all races, secures second-place finish at Lake Wheeler Invitational

(04/28/24 10:57pm)

The Blue Devils were back on home turf this weekend as they co-hosted the Lake Wheeler Invitational with North Carolina. Amidst a competitive field of 17 other teams, Duke rowers raced six boats in 18 races and clinched second place in the regatta overall.




Is it time to be concerned about the transfer portal's impact on Duke men's basketball?

(04/27/24 9:52pm)

The past few weeks have seen Duke men’s basketball lose the majority of its roster from last season, some due to lost eligibility and some to the NBA draft. But many players have also entered the transfer portal, looking to find a new home with increased playing time and the potential to make more NIL money. But will this development hurt or benefit the Blue Devils? The Blue Zone is here to break down both sides of the situation:





Pro-Palestinian protesters hold rally on Abele Quad demanding cease-fire, divestment and freedom of speech

(04/26/24 10:10pm)

Around 150 students, Duke community members and Durham residents gathered on Abele Quad Friday morning for a pro-Palestinian rally for one of the largest demonstrations on the University’s campus since the initial Oct. 7 Hamas-led attacks on southern Israel.


Slow shooting, inconsistent defense drop Duke women's lacrosse out of ACC tournament against Boston College

(04/26/24 3:18pm)

No. 6-seed Duke faced No. 3-seed Boston College Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, seeking to avenge its 18-3 loss one month prior. The Eagles, however, took command early and kept their feet on the gas, spoiling Duke’s revenge tour and sending the Blue Devils packing out of Charlotte with a 19-5 loss.


'It happens in a split second': Duke's Jake Naso takes a lacrosse niche to its highest level

(04/26/24 3:07pm)

Saturday, the Blue Devils will take a bus to Chapel Hill for their final — and most tense — regular-season game. To commence the rivalry showdown against North Carolina, an official will place the ball dead center of the field; a player from each team will crouch down, stick on his side of the dot, waiting for the whistle. At the referee’s chime, the players will dig their cleats into the dirt and their shoulders into one another to attempt to gain possession of the ball. This is the faceoff. It starts each quarter and follows every goal.




Possible landing spots for Duke football's Graham Barton in the first round of the NFL draft

(04/25/24 4:46pm)

Tonight, commissioner Roger Goodell will take the stage in Detroit to kick off the first round of the NFL draft. Countless college players will see their dreams of reaching the league realized during the weekend, with 32 names on the opening night bringing in a monster payday.