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The Duke women’s golf team trailed by 12 strokes after the first round in Tennessee last week but stormed back to win by one stroke against a host of nationally ranked teams. This week, against less elite competition, Duke is hoping for the same result but a better start.
After several mistakes to begin the third quarter, it looked as if Duke would surrender a lead for the fourth-straight week, but it was not to be as the Blue Devils pulled out a 28-10 win Saturday at home. Ted Roof got his first win as the official head coach, and the Duke offense, led by Mike Schneider finally got on track against the Division I-AA opponent.
Clean up tailgating, or risk potential administrative intervention. That’s the message student leaders are sending to undergraduates in advance of Saturday’s Homecoming game against The Citadel.
In his weekly press conference Monday, head coach Ted Roof said that Maryland's huge time-of-possession advantage Saturday wore down his defense and contributed to the second half collapse. Duke's defense, which accumulated even more injuries Saturday, was on the field for 100 Terrapin snaps.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —After the women’s soccer team voted Casey McCluskey captain last season, big things were expected out of her. More than halfway through the season, however, most would not have predicted she would be tied for the ACC lead with 11 goals scored.
Head football coach Ted Roof and players were supposed to attend a pep rally at the Great Hall Thursday night, but when students didn't show up, the team was told not to come. Roof and the Athletic Department have launched a number of initiatives to boost attendance, but Thursday's aborted pep rally raises questions about whether they will be successful.
At his weekly press briefing Monday head coach Ted Roof did not blame the Blue Devils extensive injuries at skill positions for Duke 0-3 start. Schneider, who was cleared to practice Monday following a concussion at Virginia Tech, and some of the other Blue Devils will likely be ready to go this week in the home opener against Maryland.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Every athlete dreams of being in the situation that the Duke players faced Saturday with 3:40 remaining in regulation. Trailing by two points, the Blue Devils had the ball on their 23 yard line with one last chance to win the game.
Duke well-advertised freshman class has lived up to its potential, but Danny Miller netted the key goal Sunday to break a 0-0 stalemate. The Blue Devils went on to add four more second-half goals to beat Saint Francis 5-0. The previous night, Duke topped Temple 3-0.
When Florida State was down 16-14 with 5:30 to play in last year’s Orange Bowl, kicker Xavier Beitia missed a 39-yard field goal wide right against then out-of-conference rival Miami—the fifth time in the rivalry’s long history that a botched kick cost the Seminoles the game.
Some of the best women’s soccer programs in the country will showcase their skills on Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill this weekend, and Duke (1-1) considers itself one of them.
“I don’t really have any individual goals, I just want to do the best that I can for the team,” Casey McCluskey said.
Up 3-1 against Tennessee with only six minutes remaining, Duke appeared to be in control of Friday�s season-opening contest. The Volunteers, however, did not quit and scored twice before the clock ran out. Then in overtime, it took Tennessee only seven minutes to score the game-winning goal. Duke came back Sunday to top Elon 5-0.
The No. 18 Duke women’s soccer team has made a habit of starting its seasons with difficult matchups, and for the third year in a row it looks to knock off a top-20 ranked team on the opening weekend of action.
It is not easy to play women’s soccer in the same conference as North Carolina—the team that has won 15 conference tournaments and 18 national championships over the past 23 years—but for the 18th-ranked Duke women’s soccer team, earning the respect they feel they deserve might be more important than winning the league.
The seventh-seeded women's volleyball team was outlasted by second-seeded Maryland Friday night at the ACC Tournament. Duke played one of its best matches of the year against the Terrapins (24-7,) losing 3-2 and ending its season at 10-19 overall. Maryland would go on to defeat No. 6 Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship.
Few fans took notice when Miami and Virginia Tech officially became members of the ACC July 1, but with mixed feelings of anticipation and remorse, Duke certainly did.
NEW YORK -- For Luol Deng, whose journey from the war-torn Sudan to the boisterous confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium has been recounted numerous times, today will mark the next stop and the culmination of years of hard work and perseverance.
In sports, revenge is always sweet. But it's even sweeter when the winner moves on and the loser goes home. Today, Duke's women's lacrosse team will have its chance at payback when it hosts Georgetown in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament with the hopes of avenging a 9-8 loss earlier this season.