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Duke fall sports preview: Football

(08/22/19 12:34am)

 A lot of buzz has surrounded the Duke football program in recent months, as three-year starting quarterback Daniel Jones was selected with the sixth overall pick in April’s NFL Draft and the Blue Devils will open the season against No. 2 Alabama. Despite the headlines, Duke could be due for a disappointing fall, with a tough schedule and significant personnel losses in tow. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the Blue Devils this fall.

Underappreciated moments in Duke Men’s Basketball History: Robert Brickey saves the day against North Carolina

(07/10/19 10:20pm)

The Shot, Austin Rivers’ buzzer beater, the Miracle Minute. There are plenty of jaw dropping moments in Blue Devil history that will never be forgotten, but they don’t tell the whole story of Duke basketball. Shane Smith of the Blue Zone takes a dive into some of the under-appreciated moments that the average Cameron Crazie may not know about, starting with Robert Brickey’s game saving block against North Carolina in 1988: 

Zion Williamson taken by New Orleans Pelicans with 1st overall pick in NBA Draft

(06/20/19 11:41pm)

Ever since he snatched the ball out of Kentucky center Nick Richards’ hands and took off full speed to deliver a perfectly placed bounce pass to teammate R.J. Barrett for the hoop and the harm, there’s been little doubt about who would be the first name off the board when the time came in June. At least now for Zion Williamson though, it’s official.

With the brotherhood back on campus, Duke men's basketball looks ahead to next season

(05/30/19 4:56pm)

Every year after Memorial Day, Mike Krzyzewski brings back former players and his current team to Durham for a five-day fantasy camp known as the K Academy. Stars from previous years like Luke Kennard, Justise Winslow, Shelden Williams and more are back on campus to coach teams and meet the newest members of the brotherhood like Vernon Carey Jr., Wendell Moore, and Matthew Hurt.

Counterpoint: With more spacing, Cam Reddish will thrive as an NBA playmaker

(05/22/19 4:41am)

After an equally tantalizing and frustrating season at Duke, Cam Reddish enters the NBA draft as its most polarizing prospect. The 6-foot-8 forward has always dazzled scouts with his effortless scoring ability, but his inefficient play has left NBA executives wondering whether he is truly worthy of a top-five pick. This is Blue Zone editor Shane Smith's argument why teams are undervaluing Reddish. If you want to read why he might struggle in the pros, click here:

NBA Draft Lottery reaction: Where do Duke men's basketball's former stars fit in?

(05/16/19 1:32pm)

On Tuesday night at the NBA Draft Lottery, the basketball world was thrown into a frenzy as the New Orleans Pelicans defied odds to win the top overall selection, despite just a six percent chance to win. For the trio of former Blue Devils expected to be taken in the lottery, it’s now starting to clear up on where they may start their professional careers. The Blue Zone takes you through how Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, and Cam Reddish can fit on some of their projected future teams: