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Duke women's basketball escapes Columbia with contested road win behind Mair, Brown heroics

(11/15/23 2:27am)

NEW YORK—Duke head coach Kara Lawson prides herself on a slow-moving, defensive-centric gameplan. A trip into the Lions’ den sparked the opposite: a fast-paced, end-to-end battle. In the end, the Blue Devils barely escaped with a 66-62 victory thanks to a clutch two-point jumper from sophomore guard Ashlon Jackson with 17.1 seconds left.

Beats' picks: Will No. 9 Duke men's basketball right the ship in Champions Classic against No. 18 Michigan State?

(11/14/23 1:45pm)

No. 2 Duke hits the road for the first time this season, heading to Chicago for the 13th annual Champions Classic. The Blue Devils will take on the 18th-ranked Spartans in a heavyweight battle, and The Chronicle's beat writers are here with their predictions on whether Duke will leave the Windy City with a win:

'Yeah!' you heard right: Usher to headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

(11/13/23 11:16pm)

From the infectious club classic “Yeah!” to the nostalgic single “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher’s relevance in pop culture and our childhoods is timeless, in contrast to some public opinion. The news of his upcoming performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show was announced across the social media accounts of the NFL, Roc Nation, Apple Music and his own Sept. 24 and followed up by a flurry of comments. 

Duke wrestling picks up first 2 wins of season against Cleveland State, Kent State, loses to West Virginia

(11/13/23 10:19pm)

After a disastrous opening weekend in which Duke only won two of 30 matches against Rutgers, Cal Poly and Stanford, the Blue Devils bounced back in a major way during their triple-header in Morgantown, W. Va., Sunday. Despite falling to West Virginia 40-6, Duke earned its first two wins of the season through a 19-16 defeat of Cleveland State and 24-17 victory against Kent State. 

5 things to know before No. 9 Duke men's basketball tips off against No. 18 Michigan State in Champions Classic

(11/13/23 6:31pm)

Following a heartbreaking 78-73 loss Friday to then-No. 12 Arizona at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the ninth-ranked Blue Devils travel Tuesday to Chicago where they will face No. 18 Michigan State in the annual Champions Classic contested between historic basketball blue bloods. Both teams enter the matchup with an early season loss — Michigan State’s came to James Madison in its season opener. The Blue Devils should expect a fierce veteran squad as they hope to earn their first ranked win of the season.  

X-factor: McVeigh's scoring, Civitella's leadership key for Duke field hockey ahead of the Final Four

(11/13/23 3:06pm)

After falling to No. 1 North Carolina in the ACC Championship game, the Blue Devils went into the NCAA tournament looking for a deep run. With wins over American and Syracuse, Duke field hockey is set to compete in the Final Four. The Blue Zone takes a look at a few players that will be key for the Blue Devils:

‘Harmful for anyone involved’: Orientation leaders, students reflect on O-Week gender violence training

(11/13/23 4:15am)

Some project directors and first-years expressed concerns with Duke’s required gender violence training after orientation week, noting that multiple students walked out crying and that attempts at comedy felt insensitive.