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CHOPPED: Leonard leaves injured as No. 16 Duke football drops road clash at No. 4 Florida State for first ACC loss

(10/22/23 3:06am)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Before every Florida State home game, Osceola and his horse Renegade — the program’s mascots and an homage to the state’s indigenous Seminole tribe — ride onto the field and plant a flaming spear in the turf. On Saturday night, that spear might as well have been into Blue Devil hearts.


5 observations and more from No. 16 Duke football's first half against No. 4 Florida State

(10/22/23 1:21am)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Sparks flew in the first half of No. 16 Duke’s matchup with No. 4 Florida State. In a back-and-forth affair at Doak Campbell Stadium that saw the Blue Devils give up a season-high 17 points in a half, they head into the locker room ahead 20-17:



Beats' picks: Can No. 16 Duke football tackle No. 4 Florida State in heavyweight ACC clash?

(10/21/23 2:56pm)

No. 16 Duke suits up in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday evening to take on No. 4 Florida State in its biggest ACC clash of the season, with both teams looking to stay undefeated in the conference. The Chronicle's beat writers are here to offer their predictions before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff:


Duke men's basketball 2023-24 player preview: Jared McCain

(10/21/23 2:43pm)

As the beginning of basketball season is near, the Blue Zone provides a detailed preview of each player on Duke men's basketball's 2023-24 roster. We've already looked at Stanley Borden, Spencer Hubbard, Neal Begovich, Jaden Schutt, Christian Reeves, Jaylen Blakes, TJ Power, Ryan Young, Sean Stewart and Caleb Foster. Next up is freshman guard Jared McCain: 



Kat Rader has scored plenty of goals. But the Duke women's soccer phenom is shooting for a greater target

(10/21/23 6:27am)

The six-o’clock shadow was encroaching on Koskinen Stadium, reflecting the dampened mood of the Blue Devil faithful. North Carolina had a 1-0 lead on Duke with the minutes winding down, as if the chance of a tie or victory was fading into oblivion. However, there was one player on the field determined to be the bright light in the impending darkness — sophomore phenom Kat Rader. 



You are worthy

(10/23/23 4:00am)

I begin with how Dr. Thema Bryant, president of the American Psychological Association, ended her public conversation with me at the 2023 William Preston Few Lecture earlier this month in Duke Chapel. Her final message to the audience that evening was: “You are worthy. You are worthy of care. You are worthy of respect. You are worthy of safety. You are worthy of joy.”










My future is not for sale

(10/20/23 4:00am)

It is July, a month once filled with those perfect, seemingly endless midsummer days. But today the sky is an orange haze. Within seconds of stepping outside, the smoky air burns your throat, and the fine particles clog your lungs. No, I am not pitching a post-apocalyptic Netflix show, although reading the headlines — wildfires in Hawaii, massive rains flooding the NYC transportation network leading to physical altercations for room on overcrowded subways, temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Arizona — makes it sound like we are living in one. I am describing scenes from daily life in the Northeast this summer as smoke from the Canadian wildfires made the outside air unbreathable. This is our new reality, and it only gets worse from here. The good news is that we all have the power to change the script, so let’s pitch a new ending. I am claiming the right to clean air. I am claiming the right to government policy addressing climate change. I am claiming the right to a future, and you should too.


Duke women's basketball 2023-24 player preview: Reigan Richardson

(10/20/23 2:06pm)

With the college basketball season right around the corner, it's time for the Blue Zone to take a look at the 2023-24 Duke women's basketball roster. We previously looked at Emma Koabel, Oluchi Okananwa, Delaney Thomas, Jordan Wood, Camilla Emsbo, Kennedy Brown, Jadyn Donovan, Ashlon Jackson and Taina Mair. Next up is junior guard Reigan Richardson: