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X Factor: Duke men's basketball vs. Michigan State

(11/29/16 5:33am)

No. 5 Duke has won four straight games and is set to face off against a Power-5 team for the first time since its only loss of the season against then-No. 7 Kansas when it hosts Michigan State Tuesday night at 9:30. The Blue Zone takes a look at a player from each team who could be a difference-maker in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge showdown:

Scouting the opponent: Gauntlet continues for Michigan State men's basketball

(11/29/16 5:01am)

After falling in the first round of last year's NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed and graduating its top three scorers, Michigan State entered this season looking to rebound with help from the nation's third-best recruiting class. But less than a month after the Spartans opened the season ranked 12th in the country, Michigan State now sits unranked without a signature win against a top-25 opponent.

Scouting the opponent: Kansas guards Mason III, Graham will test Duke's defense

(11/15/16 5:22am)

Coming off a 103-99 overtime loss to then-No. 11 Indiana Friday evening, No. 7 Kansas will make the journey to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night to battle No. 1 Duke in the Champions Classic in New York. The teams have not played since 2013 at the same event—when Kansas pulled out a win led by Andrew Wiggins—so The Chronicle breaks down five aspects of the 12-time reigning Big 12 regular-season champions to get you ready for Tuesday's game. 

Third and goal: Duke football vs. Georgia Tech

(10/28/16 8:03pm)

Duke heads to Atlanta still searching for its first ACC win of the season Saturday at noon against Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils likely need a victory to stay in the hunt for a fifth straight bowl appearance, but they will need to contain the Yellow Jackets' explosive triple-option offense. The Blue Zone breaks down three keys to Saturday's matchup:

Jefferson continues evolving as player, leader in fifth year with Duke men's basketball

(11/03/16 10:17am)

When it was announced that Amile Jefferson would be out indefinitely with a right foot injury last December, Blue Devil fans began anxiously awaiting the 6-foot-9 forward’s return. Jefferson was in the midst of his best season since arriving in Durham—he set career highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks while averaging a double-double during Duke’s first nine games last year.