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Recruiting roundup: Examining Duke men's basketball's targets in the Class of 2019

(10/31/18 6:45am)

With the early signing period for college basketball set to begin in a couple weeks for the Class of 2019, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils will be pushing hard to secure another commitment in the 2019 class before the season starts rolling. Duke recently missed out on No. 2 overall guard Cole Anthony, who excluded the program from his list of six schools on Monday, and New York’s all time leading scorer, Joe Girard, who picked Syracuse over the Blue Devils and others. So, who could join No. 18 Wendell Moore in Durham next year? Let’s take a look at what’s going on with Duke’s top remaining targets:

Who will shoulder the load for Duke women's basketball with the Splash Sisters gone?

(10/29/18 3:07am)

The last time we saw the Duke women’s basketball team, they were exiting the floor at the Times Union Center after a hard fought Sweet 16 battle with the top-overall seed Connecticut. But, perhaps their two brightest stars from the past two seasons, Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell—the “Splash Sisters”—have graduated, leaving the remaining pieces to find a new identity for themselves.

Five observations from Duke women's basketball's Blue/White scrimmage

(10/21/18 7:34pm)

The Blue Devils kicked off the 2018-19 season with their annual intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The White team prevailed against the Blue team 84-50 thanks to a barrage of three pointers in the first half. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the first look at this year’s Duke squad.

Third and Goal: Duke looks to take care of business against N.C. Central

(09/22/18 1:44pm)

On the verge of their first AP Top 25 appearance since 2015, Duke sits at 3-0 as they welcome North Carolina Central to Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday. This marks the sixth time in the last seven years that the Blue Devils have played the Eagles, with Duke winning all five previous matchups. Here are three keys to Saturday’s contest:

Film Room: Duke will need to pressure the quarterback against Baylor

(09/14/18 2:14am)

In their first game since losing star QB Daniel Jones to a broken clavicle, the Blue Devils will be forced to slow their offensive tempo down a notch with backup Quentin Harris in the game, as the junior signal caller runs a predominantly run-oriented offense. Duke cannot afford to get into a shootout with a run-and-gun Baylor team, and the defense will need to step up.