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After the Blue Devils looked sluggish at times in their exhibition opener against Virginia State, they were sharp from the opening tip Friday against Augustana. Duke cruised to a 98-45 win powered by its full-court, man-to-man defense, and four Blue Devils had at least 15 points with Duke's regular-season opener a week away.
Ahead of Duke's Saturday game against Coastal Division leader and No. 23 Virginia Tech, The Chronicle's Hank Tucker and Ben Feder break down the matchups to watch. The Hokies are 6-2 and 4-1 in the ACC, and the Blue Devils are 3-5 and 0-4 in the ACC following a 38-35 loss at Georgia Tech in which Duke overcame a 21-point deficit to take a fourth-quarter lead.
The Blue Devils will finish exhibition play Friday night when they host Division II national champions Augustana at 8 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The contest marks the eighth straight year Duke has hosted the Division II national champions in exhibition play.
UPDATE Dec. 8: The University announced Thursday that Fuquan James Wall, a Durham resident, has been arrested in connection with this robbery. He was arrested Nov. 19 on arrest warrants from the Duke University Police Department for robbery as well as on warrants issued by the Durham Police Department. He is currently being held at the Durham County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
The Chronicle previewed every team on Duke men's basketball's schedule. Find out everything you need to know about the Blue Devils' opponents as they prepare to begin their quest for a second national title in three years Nov. 11 against Marist:
A week after being tabbed as the almost unanimous ACC Player of the Year, junior Grayson Allen earned one of the top national preseason accolades.
Given an extra day by Mother Nature to prepare for a matchup against Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC tournament, Duke hoped that a win against the Fighting Irish was just the first step in a lengthy postseason run that could have salvaged a disappointing regular season.
Five days after almost unanimously being chosen to win the ACC, the Blue Devils made more news when the preseason AP poll was released Monday.
Paul Luebke, a member of the North Carolina General Assembly who represented Duke’s campus, passed away Saturday. He was 70 years old.
A DukeAlert was released Sunday morning reporting gunshots near the Al Buehler Trail and the Washington Duke Inn golf course.
After the Blue Devils rallied from a 28-7 halftime deficit to take a 35-31 lead in the fourth quarter against Georgia Tech, Yellow Jacket quarterback Justin Thomas orchestrated a game-winning touchdown drive to lift his team to a 38-35 victory. Georgia Tech outgained Duke 605-559 in the shootout, as Thomas totaled a career-high 459 yards. The Chronicle's Mitchell Gladstone and Ben Feder broke down the loss from Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta and discussed what it means for the Blue Devils heading into the last four games of the season.
Luke Kennard poured in 30 points to lift the Blue Devils past Virginia State 90-59 in their first exhibition of the season, and freshman center Marques Bolden also posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Co-captains Grayson Allen and Matt Jones both missed time during the game with injuries, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski did not foresee any lingering issues in his postgame press conference.
After taking down top-10 opponents UCLA and Notre Dame earlier this season, there was hope for the Blue Devils to earn one more upset victory in their regular season finale.
With a well-rested Duke team coming off its bye week set to travel to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech Saturday at noon, The Chronicle's Amrith Ramkumar, Mitchell Gladstone and Ben Feder discussed the critical ACC matchup for the Blue Devils. Duke won its first game against a triple-option offense this year with a 13-6 victory against Army, but the Yellow Jackets are more explosive with several dangerous offensive threats. There is less than a month left in the regular season, and the outcome of Saturday's contest could make or break the Blue Devils' bowl chances.
The Chronicle's Amrith Ramkumar and Hank Tucker break down the main storylines surrounding the Blue Devils ahead of Duke's first exhibition game of the season Friday at 7 p.m. against Virginia State. Freshmen Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles will both be sidelined with injuries, but newly minted preseason ACC Player of the Year Grayson Allen will lead the Blue Devils in the backcourt. Duke was also picked to finish first in the ACC at the conference's media day Wednesday.
On a day filled with injury news and preseason accolades, the Blue Devils made another announcement Wednesday evening—this one about their future nonconference schedule.
Four of the Duke Lemur Center’s endangered Aye-Ayes have died from unknown causes, the University announced Wednesday.
The Chronicle's Brian Pollack and Hank Tucker analyze what they saw at Countdown to Craziness Saturday night as the White Team earned a 52-37 win against the Blue Team. Freshmen Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson led their respective teams and showcased their offensive skills for the first time in front of the Cameron Crazies, combining for 30 points. The Blue Devils will take the court against another opponent for the first time next Friday when they host Virginia State in an exhibition contest.
With Countdown to Craziness coming up Saturday night, The Chronicle's men's basketball beat writers Amrith Ramkumar, Brian Pollack, Sameer Pandhare and Hank Tucker previewed Duke's annual season kickoff event and discussed the high expectations surrounding this year's Blue Devils. Check out which newcomers our writers will keep an eye on Saturday night and why veterans like Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson may have different roles this year than in the past.
The Blue Devils might not being playing for a green jacket this weekend, but they will be playing in their version of the Masters.