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Beyond the arc: Duke men’s basketball rides strong second half start to first ACC victory

(01/06/19 7:22pm)

After more than two weeks without a game, Duke finally returned to the floor in their first conference game of the season, beating Clemson 87-68. The Blue Zone looks at three takeaways, three stats, and shows what’s to come for Mike Krzyzewski’s squad:






ChronSports' Top 10 of 2018 — No. 6: Duke women’s basketball makes Sweet Sixteen run

(12/26/18 6:45pm)

With the end of 2018 quickly approaching, The Chronicle's sports department takes a look back at the biggest sports stories of the year. Each day, The Blue Zone will review a major game, event or storyline that helped shape the course of the year in Blue Devil athletics.








X-factor: Blue Devils must slow Cade Carney in regular season finale

(11/24/18 8:27am)

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:


X-factor: Duke football aims to make Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence play his age

(11/16/18 11:51pm)

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:



Twelve observations, facts and stats about Duke men's basketball

(11/08/18 4:27am)

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:



X-factor: Duke men's basketball will need Tre Jones to step up in order to topple Kentucky

(11/05/18 4:36am)

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.


Duke men's basketball 2018-19 player preview: RJ Barrett

(11/02/18 3:55pm)

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.