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Duke women's lacrosse 2024 season preview

(02/08/24 9:42pm)

It was a bit of a rocky road last year for Duke. After a stellar 2022 regular season that featured a consistent top-10 ranking, the Blue Devils struggled pretty immediately in the postseason, falling in their first matchup of the ACC tournament and in their second of the NCAA tournament. The disappointment only continued into 2023. Conference play was Duke’s Achilles’ Heel. After a 6-2 ACC slate in 2022, the Blue Devils ended at 1-8 in the 2023 regular season. 

Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball continue its winning streak on No. 3 North Carolina's home turf?

(02/02/24 5:35am)

At long last, the day is nearly here. The Tobacco Road rivalry kicks off Saturday evening in Chapel Hill in a top-10 showdown with storylines for miles. While the outcome of this one is anyone's guess, The Chronicle's beat writers (and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper) preview the game and offer their predictions:

Proctor, Stewart, No. 12 Duke men's basketball met high expectations in win at Louisville, but questions remain about sustaining them

(01/24/24 4:50pm)

On Tuesday evening in Louisville, Ky., Duke’s starting five featured a preseason All-American, two freshman and two players returning from injury. On the bench sat the team’s 6-foot-5 all-star point guard, a 19-year-old reclassified sophomore with sky-high expectations. 

Beats' picks: Can No. 21 Duke men's basketball take down No. 10 Baylor in Madison Square Garden showdown?

(12/20/23 6:48am)

The 21st-ranked Blue Devils make a familiar trip up to New York for a battle with top-10 Baylor Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden for the final heavyweight clash of their nonconference slate. Ahead of the 7 p.m. tipoff, The Chronicle's beat writers are here with their predictions about whether Duke can emerge with a win:

HOGWASH: No. 7 Duke men's basketball frustrated by hot-shooting Arkansas, drops inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge

(11/30/23 4:47am)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—This time around, the thousands of fans clad in white and frantically screaming at the court weren’t there for the Blue Devils’ sake. The residents of the most notorious stadium in college basketball got a taste of their own medicine Wednesday night in front of a raucous 20,344-person crowd (the largest ever) inside Bud Walton Arena. And man, was it bitter.

Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball overcome Arkansas in inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge matchup?

(11/29/23 12:11pm)

The seventh-ranked Blue Devils stare down their first real road battle of the season Wednesday in Fayetteville, Ark., against the talented but hurting Razorbacks. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to predict how Duke will fare in its first installment of the ACC/SEC Challenge, and whether it can emerge with a win at a hostile Bud Walton Arena:

Beats' picks: Can Duke football overcome Pittsburgh to close regular season with home win?

(11/25/23 4:00pm)

After dropping its road contest against Virginia a week ago, the Blue Devils return home one final time in 2023 for a clash with Pittsburgh at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here for one final time this regular season to forecast whether Duke can emerge with a win: