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Duke men's basketball set to host Pittsburgh in Coach K's first game after lower-back surgery

(02/02/17 11:19pm)

When Duke fans last left Cameron Indoor Stadium 11 days ago, their team’s first home loss to N.C. State in more than 20 years had sent them into shock. The Blue Devils were below .500 through seven ACC games and a season that began with a preseason No. 1 ranking appeared to be spiraling out of control with head coach Mike Krzyzewski sidelined following lower-back surgery.

Scouting the opponent: Louisville hoping to impose its will in the paint against Duke men's basketball

(01/12/17 6:38am)

After a strong nonconference slate that saw Louisville suffer just one defeat—a narrow three-point loss at the hands of then-No. 20 Baylor—the Cardinals came out of the gates sluggish in ACC play. Louisville fell against a fellow ACC contender in then-No. 12 Virginia at home and on the road to then-No. 23 Notre Dame, but the No. 14 Cardinals have now rebounded and are back at .500 in the league with quality nonconference wins against Kentucky, Purdue and Indiana.

Scouting the opponent: Bacon leads deep Florida State side into showdown with Duke men's basketball

(01/10/17 5:47am)

Through the first half of the college basketball season, the ACC has stood alone as the nation's strongest league. In the most recent set of rankings, the conference held six of the 25 spots—the next closest league has four teams—and at the top of the league standings is No. 9 Florida State.

X Factor: Duke men's basketball vs. Boston College

(01/06/17 6:16am)

In Duke's first game without head coach Mike Krzyzewski—who will miss a few weeks after undergoing back surgery Friday—the Blue Devils will take on Boston College Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke will look to build on its momentum from a lopsided 110-57 win against Georgia Tech Wednesday in which seven Blue Devils scored at least 10 points. The Blue Zone takes a look at a player from each team who could be the difference-maker in the game:

The Chronicle's top 10 of 2016: Former Duke fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad makes history by wearing hijab at Olympics

(12/29/16 6:02am)

With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, The Chronicle's sports department takes a look back at the biggest sports stories of the year. Each day, The Blue Zone will review a major game, event or storyline that helped shape the course of the year in Blue Devil athletics.

X Factor: Duke men's basketball vs. UNLV

(12/09/16 5:49am)

Duke will take its seven-game winning streak into Las Vegas Saturday for a matchup with UNLV at 5:15 p.m. It will be the first meeting between the two teams since the Blue Devils upset the undefeated Runnin' Rebels in the 1991 Final Four en route to their first national championship. The Blue Zone takes a look at a player from each team who could be the difference-maker in the game: