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Duke hopes to respond from its road loss at Clemson last weekend against No. 17 Miami. Before the two teams square off at 12 p.m. Saturday, the Blue Zone is here with three keys to a Blue Devil victory:
With the wind of an 11-game winning streak in their sails, the 13th-ranked Blue Devils head behind enemy lines Thursday evening for an all-important ACC matchup at No. 17 North Carolina. Before the 8 p.m. tipoff, our beat writers make their predictions.
After surviving Boston College, Duke men's basketball heads home to take on Pittsburgh. The Blue Zone brings you a player on each squad to watch for in the matchup:
After winning its last game of 2022 against Florida State, Duke will open the new year with a matchup on the road against local foe N.C. State. Before the contest Wednesday, the Blue Zone analyzes a player from both team's capable of leading their squad to victory:
With less than five minutes left to play, it seemed as though the Blue Devils’ chances of an upset were getting slimmer with each passing second. No. 6 N.C. State was encroaching on Duke’s lead as a layup and free throw from sophomore Aziaha James pulled the Wolfpack within six. Defense has been the Blue Devils’ signature all year, yet when the Blue Devils needed an offensive hero to put N.C. State in its place, they looked to the player who has come up big all year long: senior guard Celeste Taylor.
Duke hosts Florida State Saturday for its last game of 2022. Before the matchup, the Blue Zone takes a look at a player from both sides capable of leading their team to success:
As 2022 comes to a close, The Chronicle's sports department takes a look back at the biggest stories of the year in Duke athletics. Each day, we will review a major game, event or storyline that helped shape the course of the year for the Blue Devils.
After defeating Iowa at Madison Square Garden to notch its ninth win, Duke returns to play at Cameron Indoor Stadium this weekend. Ahead of the Saturday evening showdown against Maryland Eastern Shore, the Blue Zone checks out a player from each side capable of leading their team to victory:
Tuesday marks the return of the Blue Devils to the Jimmy V Classic as they take on Iowa in Madison Square Garden. With a win against the Hawkeyes, the Blue Devils would boast four wins in the competition, the most of any program. Nonetheless, the marquee matchup is sure to be dramatic as the two high-powered offenses face off. Before then, here are five things to know.
Building a lead requires stretches of hot shooting and defensive dominance, but closing out the victory requires consistency. For the Blue Devils, winning and consistent execution are not yet synonymous.
In the 17th-ranked Blue Devils' first matchup since falling to now-No. 5 Purdue, they take on a tough Ohio State crew. As Duke hosts its leg of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Blue Zone has you ready with our can't-miss prop bets:
Duke men's basketball takes on Xavier in the second round of the Phil Knight Legacy, and the Blue Zone brings you three keys for the Blue Devils to advance to the finals:
The Blue Devils head to Portland, Ore., this week for the Phil Knight Legacy, in which they will first play Oregon State. Ahead of the competition, the Blue Zone looks at a player from Duke's first two matchups—the second of which will either be against Florida or Xavier:
When the Blue Devil faithful filed into Koskinen Stadium Sunday night despite the bitter cold of the November air, they undoubtedly expected a marquee performance from the likes of Michelle Cooper or Kat Rader. However, over the course of 90 minutes, one old adage seemed to ring true for Duke: Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.
After a close loss to Kansas in the Champions Classic, Duke men's basketball is looking to rebound against Delaware. The Blue Zone brings you a player on each squad that will be the difference maker:
DAVIDSON, N.C.—When we remember basketball games, it is easy to conjure up the flashiest plays and the big-time baskets in clutch moments. However, it is the fundamental skills that decide which team goes home victorious and which one hangs its heads in defeat.
Any season opener is fraught with anticipation and excitement as expectations are tested and athletes get a first taste of competition. Fortunately for the Blue Devil fencers, they were able to return to the strip in style.
As Duke prepares to open its season against Jacksonville at Cameron Indoor Stadium Monday night, the Blue Zone has you covered ahead of the contest with our can't-miss prop bets:
With Duke's season right around the corner, five of The Chronicle's beat writers predict all things Blue Devil basketball.
As the Blue Devils return to action in the coming weeks, one thing is likely on their minds for the 2022-23 season: redemption. After winning the ACC title in 2021 and earning 11 individual titles at the tournament to set a program record, Duke fell short of expectations in its last campaign despite an impressive regular season. Losing out to national champion Notre Dame in its efforts for a back-to-back championship, both the men’s and women’s sides will look to rebound and restore their ACC supremacy.