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Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against North Carolina

(03/06/22 12:14am)

It is finally here. The final night in Cameron Indoor Stadium of Mike Krzyzewski's storied career, after 42 years, has arrived. With a fired-up student section and dozens upon dozens of former players in attendance, No. 4 Duke and North Carolina took the stage yet again. The Tar Heels started out strong, but Duke got it going as the first half went on, ending with a 41-39 edge at the break. Here are five observations from what went down in the initial 20 minutes.

Duke women's golf 2022 season preview

(02/20/22 3:23pm)

2021 was another ho-hum year for head coach Dan Brooks and company, as Gina Kim was the ACC individual medalist, Duke won the ACC team title and the program reached the NCAA semifinals out in Arizona. But heading into this campaign, things are different for the Blue Devils. Longtime stalwarts Kim and Jaravee Boonchant have turned pro, leaving juniors Erica Shepherd and Megan Furtney as the most experienced members of the program. Losing Kim and Boonchant—the former of whom announced her decision to move on to the LPGA just last month—will surely bring about challenges in the early portion of the season. But the early returns this semester have still been promising, despite some iffy weather in January. 

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Clemson

(02/11/22 1:53am)

CLEMSON, S.C.— Three days after a gut-wrenching defeat against Virginia back in Durham, the Blue Devils ventured into Littlejohn Coliseum for a rematch against Clemson. This time around, Duke came out firing to an early 18-6 lead. Clemson tried to claw back into it, but the Blue Devils were not having much of that, finishing the half on a 20-13 run to take a 38-27 lead into the break. Here are our observations from the first portion of the action.

Beats' picks: Can Duke men's basketball win on the road against North Carolina?

(02/05/22 4:10pm)

It's Duke against North Carolina. Coach K's last time in the Dean Dome. Hubert Davis' first time as head coach in the rivalry. Should we go on? As ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas says, this matchup always delivers, and our beats did their best at predicting the outcome of the first installment of this year's series. Saturday's game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill. 

Q+A: Duke women's golf star Gina Kim talks decision to turn pro, favorite Duke memories

(01/24/22 4:25am)

After a decorated career as a Blue Devil, Gina Kim is making the leap to the LPGA. The Chapel Hill native, who was a freshman on the 2019 national title team and last year’s ACC individual medalist, decided to turn professional and forgo her remaining collegiate eligibility. Kim will attempt to Monday qualify into her first two events, which are set to take place over the next two weeks.