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Scouting the opponent: Duke football needs to stay sharp even against a struggling Boston College team

(11/03/22 2:46am)

Coming off of its bye week, Duke has had extra time to rest and recover following a dominant and turnover-filled road win against Miami. Now, the team will play its second Friday night game of the year when Boston College comes to Durham this week. Head coach Mike Elko’s squad will be looking to pull its conference record above .500 and open up a two-game winning streak, while Boston College aims to bounce back following an embarrassing 13-3 loss on the road against Connecticut. Let’s take a look at what the Eagles will have in store for Elko’s Blue Devils. 

Duke women's basketball 2022-23 player preview: Shayeann Day-Wilson

(10/31/22 7:38pm)

As the college basketball season looms, it's finally time for the Blue Zone to preview the 2022-23 Duke women's basketball roster. We previously looked at Bo Shaffer, Emma Schmidt, Jiselle Havas, Lee Volker, Imani Lewis, Emma Koabel, Vanessa de Jesus, Mia Heide, Kennedy Brown, Shay Bollin, Jordyn Oliver, Reigan Richardson, Taya Corosdale, Ashlon Jackson and Elizabeth Balogun. Here is reigning ACC Freshman of the Year Shayeann Day-Wilson:

Scouting the opponent: Duke football's next test is Miami's Van Dyke

(10/19/22 12:02am)

It has been a rough few weeks for Duke. First, it was an overtime loss after a failed comeback against Georgia Tech. Saturday was the real kicker for head coach Mike Elko’s squad, though. After it looked like the Blue Devils were in control late, the combination of a missed field goal, poor clock management and a rolling Tar Heel offense led to a 38-35 loss in Wallace Wade Stadium.

Scouting the opponent: Duke football will have its hands full against explosive North Carolina offense

(10/12/22 1:17am)

Regardless of the sport, games between Duke and North Carolina are always marquee matchups. That being said, Saturday night's contest between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels in Wallace Wade Stadium might be one of the best ones we have seen in a while. North Carolina is coming off of a tight 27-24 win against Miami, while Duke will be looking to turn its momentum around following an overtime loss to a Georgia Tech team that has been surprisingly hot following the firing of its head coach. 

Film room: Analyzing Duke women's basketball forward Shay Bollin

(10/08/22 2:16am)

After an up-and-down 2021-22 season, Duke returns to the hardwood this year with a handful of fresh faces and true grit. In this series, the Blue Zone analyzes the new signees’ film for the 2022-23 season. We previously looked at Kennedy Brown, Taya Corosdale, Ashlon Jackson, Emma Koabel, Mia Heide and Reigan Richardson. Finally, let’s look at Shay Bollin: 

Scouting the opponent: Duke football readies for road test at Georgia Tech

(10/04/22 11:03pm)

After a tough loss to Kansas on the road, Duke bounced back with a controlling win against Virginia on a rainy Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. Next, the Blue Devils will get back on the road, taking on Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta Saturday afternoon. 

Scouting the opponent: Duke football set for battle of undefeated teams at Kansas

(09/20/22 10:39pm)

Duke has gotten off to a remarkably hot 3-0 start, and following a 49-20 blowout win against North Carolina A&T, the Blue Devils will hit the road Saturday to face Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks have started with an equally blazing 3-0 start, and Saturday’s showdown on the road will likely be an offensive shootout. Can the Blue Devils make it to 4-0? Or will the Jayhawks end Duke head coach Mike Elko’s honeymoon? Let’s take a look at what the squad hailing from Lawrence has coming up for the Blue Devils.