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Thoughts on the AP Poll: Duke men's basketball ranked No. 4 to start the season

(10/21/19 4:08pm)

With the start of the college basketball season just over two weeks away, the Associated Press released the first installment of its Top 25 rankings for the 2019-20 season Monday. The Blue Zone will be here every Monday at noon until March giving you the biggest takeaways from each poll, starting with the preseason rankings:














X-Factor: Duke football must bring pressure on Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis

(09/25/19 3:11pm)

Coming off a bye week, the well-rested Blue Devils travel to Blacksburg, Va. to face a Virginia Tech team that has stumbled out of the gates. Duke has won two out of the last three games in the series at Lane Stadium, but haven't beaten the Hokies overall since 2015. The Blue Zone gives you a player to watch from each team as head coach David Cutcliffe's squad looks for its third win of 2019:




Five observations and more from Duke football's first half against Middle Tennessee

(09/15/19 12:28am)

Murfreesboro, Tenn.—Despite the defense faltering on the first drive, Duke controlled much of the first half thanks to efficient passing from Quentin Harris and gutsy play-calling. The Blue Devils lead 31-3 as they look for their second win of the season. Here are some of the key observations and stats from the first half of the Blue Devils' road opener: