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Duke basketball picked third in ACC preseason poll; Ingram named preseason Freshman of the Year

(10/28/15 9:06pm)

CHARLOTTE—The reigning national champion Blue Devils were picked to finish third in the ACC in the preseason media poll released at the league's Operation Basketball event Wednesday. North Carolina claimed the top spot, followed by defending regular-season league champion Virginia. Duke received eight first-place votes to the Tar Heels’ 60.














Off the Dribble: Highlights from Mike Krzyzewski's press conference at Duke basketball media day

(10/06/15 10:22pm)

Duke held its media day Tuesday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium as the Blue Devils prepare to defend their 2015 national title with a a mixture of returning veterans and the nation's top-ranked recruiting class. Here are some of the highlights from head coach Mike Krzyzewski's press conference, including an injury update and progress adapting to the NCAA's new rules for 2015-16.



Q&A: Marissa Young settling in as Duke softball's first head coach

(09/29/15 4:07am)

Duke took a big step toward adding softball as its 27th varsity sport when it hired Marissa Young to be the program’s first head coach in July. Young, a former All-America pitcher at Michigan and assistant coach at North Carolina, is now faced with recruiting a team to field for the 2018 season and helping fine-tune the details of a new softball facility. The Chronicle’s Ryan Hoerger spoke with Young about adjusting to Duke and her strategy for building the Blue Devil program from scratch.