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The Blue Devils will go under the familiar bright lights of Madison Square Garden in a huge matchup vs. No. 12 Texas Tech, one of nine unbeatens left in the country. The Blue Zone takes a look at a player from each team that could be a difference-maker in the game.
Duke continues its non-conference home stretch against an underperforming Hartford squad, and will look to capitalize on the opportunity to tighten up as a unit. The Blue Zone examines three keys for the contest:
With the rocky start to the season that Duke is having so far, it’s becoming a trend to expect the unexpected, and for some time, it looked like the Blue Devils were on upset alert Sunday.
On Saturday night, Duke demolished Stetson 113-49, easily covering the lofty 43-point spread. The Blue Zone breaks down three key takeaways, three key stats and looks forward for the Duke squad:
Sometimes there’s nothing better than returning home after a long time away, especially when you’re having the rocky start that Duke is experiencing to kick off the season.
With the 2018-19 season playing out, the Blue Zone checks in on former Blue Devils on NBA teams.
Every week throughout the football season, the Blue Zone will break down a player on each team who could be the difference-maker in the upcoming contest. In their curtain call at Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke’s seniors look to knock off in-state rival Wake Forest for the second straight year and secure a Tier 1 bowl selection. Here is our Shane Smith's X-Factor for the contest:
After a 42-35 win over archrival North Carolina to clinch the program’s fifth winning season in the last six years, the Blue Devils will hit the road to face No. 2 Clemson, which will be Duke’s highest-ranked opponent since Florida State in 2013. The Blue Zone takes a look at a key player for each team:
Every week, the Blue Zone will make a take on Duke sports—whether that take may be hot, cold or lukewarm. This week's take is in from Shane Smith:
Through over a century of history and almost forty years under one head coach, the trends behind Duke’s men’s basketball program are rich enough for someone to dive into for hours and hours on end. I’ve done the digging through that history to find thirteen bits that range from superstitious to the utter domination of the Blue Devils under Mike Krzyzewski. Let’s take a look:
Usually when a 1-7 team rolls into Wallace Wade Stadium to face the Blue Devils, not many people take notice. If that team is wearing baby blue, however, it will always be a fierce showdown that no player or coach overlooks.
In a new twist, the 2018-19 college basketball season will kick off in Indianapolis with the Champions Classic, where No. 4 Duke will face No. 2 Kentucky under the bright lights. The Blue Zone takes a look at a player from each team that could be a difference-maker in the game.
Game Breakdown: He may not be as widely known as his fellow freshman Zion Williamson, but RJ Barrett will be the engine that makes or breaks this year’s Blue Devil squad. No one comes close to the number of accolades that the consensus No. 1 overall recruit racked up in high school, with a trophy case that includes a Gatorade National Player of the Year award, a Naismith Player of the Year award, and a FIBA U19 gold medal and MVP trophy.
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:
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.
2017-18 record: 21-12, 11-7 in the ACC
2017-18 record: 14-18, 4-14 in the Big Ten
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.