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The Chronicle’s best wins bracket previously introduced some of Duke men’s basketball’s top moments throughout the years. This new series coincides with those moments, shedding light on some of Duke Athletics’ other highlights throughout the school’s storied history. We hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane. Today's moment: Former Duke standout golfer Adam Long emerges victorious at the 2019 Desert Classic.
With sports across the board put on pause, the face of Duke basketball recently had an opportunity for some storytelling.
Carson Wentz, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson.
With the suspension and later cancellation of all Duke athletic competition due to the spread of coronavirus, many Blue Devil seasons were abruptly cut short. The Chronicle is going to take a look back at those seasons affected as well as what we missed out on with their cancellations. We've already looked at men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, and men's tennis. Next up: women's golf.
In the modern era of college basketball, accusations of impermissible benefits can often run rampant. But rest assured, anything directed at Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski can be debunked if two key figures within the sport are to be believed.
Season breakdown: Two words: freshman phenom. Vernon Carey Jr. was among the most dominant diaper dandies in America this season, providing a consistent interior presence on both ends of the floor. He displayed a refined offensive skill set throughout the year, and often gave the Blue Devils a reliable option to turn to in crucial moments. In the low post, the South Florida native utilized a bevy of moves to his favor, particularly quick spins and drop steps.
With the suspension and later cancellation of all Duke athletic competition due to the spread of coronavirus, many Blue Devil seasons were abruptly cut short. The Chronicle is going to take a look back at those seasons affected as well as what we missed out on with their cancellations. We've already looked at men's basketball. Now it's time for women's basketball.
Start your engines—it’s time for some tournament action. The Blue Devils head into the week in Greensboro, N.C., as the ACC's No. 4 seed after a 15-5 conference record and will need to be firing on all cylinders if they hope to secure their third ACC tournament title in the last four years. With three victories in three days needed to earn the crown, the Blue Zone breaks down some key matchups to look for between Duke and its potential competition:
After last season ended with the program’s seventh national championship, expectations are once again high for the Blue Devils on the links. After losing only Virginia Elena Carta to graduation and adding two highly-touted freshmen in Erica Shepherd and Megan Furtney, Duke is slated to be one of the top contenders once the calendar shifts to late May for the NCAA Championship.
You can have Yankees vs. Red Sox, Lakers vs. Celtics or Alabama vs. Auburn. I will take Duke vs. North Carolina and be more than satisfied with my choice.
If you had said in mid-January that Duke would be the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament, you would have been dismissed as an irrational optimist.
Ninety-three days after concluding a 5-7 2019 campaign, the Blue Devils returned to the practice field, holding their first spring practice Monday morning. After the practice, a trio of Duke players, quarterbacks Gunnar Holmberg and Chris Katrenick and safety Michael Carter II, and head coach David Cutcliffe addressed the media. Here are some key quotes from the media availability Monday.
Whenever these two teams face off, it is bound to be dramatic.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
This past week was one filled with highs and lows for the Blue Devils, with Saturday’s lopsided victory against Virginia Tech serving as a bounce-back performance in the aftermath of a disappointing showing at North Carolina State. The Blue Zone will be here every Monday at noon until March giving you the biggest takeaways from each poll:
It was a successful Senior Night in Cameron for the surging Blue Devils.
It seems like Duke has flipped the switch in recent weeks.
Don’t look now, but the Blue Devils are starting to peak at just the right time before March overtakes the college basketball universe. However, despite North Carolina State being viewed as the tiny third wheel in the intense hatred between Duke and North Carolina, the Blue Devils should not overlook an improving Wolfpack team. The Blue Zone is here to give you a couple key names to look out for in Wednesday night’s battle:
The pendulum of momentum has finally swung in the direction of the Blue Devils over the past two weeks.