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Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball get past Michigan State and move on to Sweet Sixteen?

(03/20/22 6:59pm)

No. 2-seed Duke enters its Round of 32 matchup as 6.5-point a favorite but has a tough draw against No. 7-seed Michigan State. The Blue Devils last played the Spartans in the 2020-21 season and lost, and the last time these two squads met in the NCAA tournament, Michigan State came out on top. Let's take a look at who our beats think will be moving on to the Sweet Sixteen.

VIDEO: A look in at our beats' NCAA men's basketball tournament brackets

(03/17/22 5:17am)

After an exciting start to the NCAA men's basketball tournament already, the Round of 64 finally starts Thursday. Our men's basketball beats opened up their brackets and walked through their picks. Check out how far they have Duke going and who they have cutting down the nets in New Orleans here.

Messages from the Duke faithful to Coach K

(03/04/22 5:30am)

Adahli Massey, a 51-year-old from Auburn, Ala., recalls seeing Duke men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski in the last pew of a church in the mid-90s. Unlike the grandiose words most commonly used to describe Krzyzewski throughout his farewell tour this year—”greatest,” “winningest,” etc.—Massey describes Krzyzewski as “very humble, devoted.” 

Beats' picks: Can Duke men's basketball win on the road against North Carolina?

(02/05/22 4:10pm)

It's Duke against North Carolina. Coach K's last time in the Dean Dome. Hubert Davis' first time as head coach in the rivalry. Should we go on? As ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas says, this matchup always delivers, and our beats did their best at predicting the outcome of the first installment of this year's series. Saturday's game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill. 

Duke men's lacrosse 2022 season preview

(02/04/22 4:46pm)

2021 was a season of exciting highs and disappointing lows for Duke. The Blue Devils fielded what was arguably, on paper, the most talented squad in their history. They won the regular season ACC title and entered the NCAA tournament as the national No. 3, led by the recently-departed offensive weapon that was Michael Sowers and miserly defending of J.T. Giles-Harris. Despite the names it boasted and raw talent it had at its disposal, Duke ultimately found itself on the way home after a crushing semifinal loss to Maryland, though, and with questions over whether an abundance of star names is key to success in May.

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Notre Dame

(02/01/22 12:48am)

SOUTH BEND, IND.—Duke entered unfriendly confines Monday night, squaring off against a hot Notre Dame squad with a raucous crowd behind it. Despite that, the Blue Devils were locked in defensively and outrebounded the Fighting Irish by 10 en route to a 27-14 lead at intermission. Here are five takeaways from the action so far.