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The Chronicle's football beat writers Amrith Ramkumar, Sam Turken, Brian Mazur and Ben Feder took a step back during the Blue Devils' bye week to analyze Duke's up-and-down season so far. Although the Blue Devils are just 0-3 in the ACC with disappointing losses against Wake Forest and Virginia, they notched a major nonconference upset at Notre Dame Sept. 24 and stayed competitive at No. 7 Louisville Friday night.
Ahead of Countdown to Craziness Saturday, The Chronicle's Amrith Ramkumar was a guest on the new Krazie Times Podcast, which was created by three of Duke's line monitors to discuss what it's like being a Duke fan. On this week's episode, they brought Ramkumar in to break down this year's Blue Devil team. Check out the conversation starting at about 22:00 below:
Chapel Dean Luke Powery will serve another five-year term, President Richard Brodhead announced Monday.
The Chronicle's Brian Pollack and Sameer Pandhare analyze Duke's 24-14 loss at No. 7 Louisville Friday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The Blue Devils were 35-point underdogs but nearly pulled off a shocking upset by controlling the clock and containing Heisman Trophy frontrunner Lamar Jackson, but fell short late, dropping to 3-4 and 0-3 in the ACC.
Following a hard-fought 13-6 win against Army, Duke will travel to Louisville, Ky., to take on the No. 7 Cardinals and Heisman Trophy frontrunner Lamar Jackson Friday at 7 p.m. The Blue Devils are 35-point underdogs against a team that has College Football Playoff aspirations and averages almost 60 points per game, but hope to shock the college football world again after upsetting Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., earlier this season.
Following Duke's 13-6 win against Army Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium, The Chronicle's Hank Tucker and Sid Bhaskara break down the Blue Devils' stifling defensive effort in a steady rainstorm caused by Hurricane Matthew. Duke was unable to generate more than 50 passing yards because of the tough conditions but persevered to get back to .500 this season thanks to some key fourth-quarter stops:
Ahead of Saturday's 3:30 tilt at Wallace Wade Stadium between Duke and Army, our Amrith Ramkumar, Hank Tucker and Sid Bhaskara discussed the Blue Devils' 2-3 start to the season and what Duke needs to do to slow down a Black Knight triple-option attack that leads the nation in rushing yards per game.
Although the Blue Devils’ only freshman continued her strong start to her college career, Duke came up short at the second tournament of its fall campaign.
The Blue Devils have struggled with consistency in recent years, and coming off a second-place finish were once again unable to back up a solid stretch of play.
The Blue Devils flashed their potential Saturday without touted freshman Harry Giles, and now might have to get used to playing without the No. 1 recruit.
With most eyes in the golf world on Hazeltine National Golf Club—where the U.S. upended Europe in the Ryder Cup Sunday—the Blue Devils will hit the greens in another Midwest city this week.
Following Duke's third double-digit loss of the season, The Chronicle's Brian Mazur and Sam Turken break down why the Blue Devils looked like the inconsistent team that struggled against Wake Forest and Northwestern again in Week 5. Quarterback Daniel Jones committed six turnovers and Duke's defense could not prevent explosive plays, allowing Virginia to win its ACC opener 34-20 and put the Blue Devils in a major Coastal Division hole with an 0-2 conference record.
The Board of Trustees approved campus construction projects and received updates on Duke's finances during a meeting at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club Saturday.
The Chronicle's Brian Mazur and Sam Turken preview Duke's matchup against Virginia Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. Although the Blue Devils are coming off a thrilling 38-35 win against Notre Dame a week ago, Duke will be without running back Jela Duncan for the matchup against the Cavaliers. The Blue Devils will look to take care of the football and lean on their defense to shut down Virginia and move the team to 3-2 on the season.
The Blue Devils knocked off Notre Dame without one of their star seniors for much of the game, and will now have to try to earn their first ACC win without another key captain.
After tinkering with their lineup in the first two tournaments of the season, the Blue Devils have switched it up again in search of the best combination.
Following Duke's 38-35 upset win at Notre Dame, The Chronicle's Amrith Ramkumar breaks down the Blue Devils' comeback. After falling behind 14-0 in the game's first 6:03 and losing redshirt senior safety and captain DeVon Edwards to a knee injury, Duke rallied to play its best football of the season and stun 80,000 fans in South Bend, Ind.
The Chronicle's Amrith Ramkumar and Sameer Pandhare get you set for Duke's Saturday tilt at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Both teams are 1-2, but the Fighting Irish have one of the most lethal quarterbacks in the country in DeShone Kizer and are heavy favorites to knock off the Blue Devils. We explain why Duke's remaining nine games could be some of the most important in program history as a team on the rise tries to avoid taking a major step back.
Adding to the list of Duke alums with notable awards, Josh Kun, Trinity ‘93, received a MacArthur Fellowship—commonly known as a “genius grant”—Thursday.
Countdown to Craziness 2016 is a month away, but now Blue Devil fans can already start looking forward to Duke's 2017 nonconference schedule.