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Leading into the 2008 financial crisis, banks engaged in increasingly risky behavior justified by the fact that they were too big to fail. We know now that that logic led to one of the most disastrous collapses of any entity in history, and, ridiculous as it may seem, many sports teams have risen and fallen in the same way, too loaded with talent to see systemic flaws. Then, when they face some pressure and things don’t completely click, they collapse, because they were never equipped to confront their own failings.
Duke football is looking to bounce back after its overtime loss to Georgia Tech, 23-20, but it has a tall task ahead of itself as North Carolina comes to Wallace Wade Saturday. The Blue Zone has some can't-miss prop bets ahead of the battle for the Victory Bell:
Hummingbirds are some of the planet’s most unique animals: green and pink feathers, wings that flutter 50 times per second, long, toothpick-like beaks. Outside of their biology, most people know and love the birds for their regular forays into suburban backyards and the resulting pit stops at nectar-stocked bird feeders.
When we hear the phrase “passing on,” we may think of someone’s death. This is certainly one meaning of the phrase, but there is another way of thinking of it. It has to do with life, learning, and legacy. That is, even if someone has “passed on” as in death, they may have also “passed on” something to those who are left behind.
The Blue Devils return to competition at Wallace Wade Stadium for another leg of the Tobacco Road rivalry. As Duke prepares to take on North Carolina, the Blue Zone has three points to success:
Naturalistic observation is awesome. Every day, you go out in the wild, pen and notebook in hand, discreetly writing down everything you see and hear. Occasionally, you take notes from audio or video recordings or rely on the work of your colleagues to stay up to date. And over the course of several weeks or months, you review your material, extract trends, and try to impart some meaning to all the information you’ve collected.
The Statue of Liberty resembles hope for the millions that see it every day. Hope lights the path forward from rough starts. Tuesday, it did just that as the statue set a backdrop for Duke’s winning performance.
In late August, the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum mandating that all federally-funded research, including articles and corresponding data, be open access by 2026.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Trinity ‘84, spoke at the Duke Law School about his career on Sept. 29. The talk was part of a speaker series titled “Lawyers and Leaders,” presented by the law school, featuring notable figures both within and beyond the legal world.
When John Krasinski and Steve Carrell tried to lead the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch as co-managers in “The Office,” audiences and fellow tired-of-the-bickering employees learned that sometimes, it’s best to have only one at the top.
This is part four in a series profiling the identity centers at Duke, highlighting the work they do and their roles on campus. Part three, which focuses on the Women's Center at Duke, can be found here. Check back for more articles in coming weeks.
Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. After a crushing loss in overtime at Georgia Tech, Duke now gets a shot against its fiercest rival, North Carolina, at 8 p.m. Saturday.
As the air chills in the Triangle with Halloween approaching, the 4-2 Blue Devils welcome archrival North Carolina for a duel Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Tar Heels have become somewhat of a Michael Myers to Duke recently, killing its spirit by coming out on top in almost every competition. Just this year, North Carolina has trumped the Blue Devils in basketball (twice) and most recently in women’s soccer. Football has been no different: The Tar Heels have held possession of the Victory Bell since 2019.
Sometimes, hitting the road can make a difference. After No. 25 Duke lost a close match 3-2 at home Friday against No. 6 Virginia, it bounced back on the road Sunday at Richmond to win 8-1. While the Blue Devils are 1-4 on their home turf, they are a slightly better 3-2 on the road.
From student performance showcases to lecture series by distinguished faculty at Duke, Family Weekend holds a variety of opportunities for students and their families to experience Duke’s campus life from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16.
This August, a Duke alumna piloted the Coexist app to make living with a roommate easier. But after a preliminary marketing collaboration with Duke Student Government, student leaders determined that there was not sufficient student interest to continue promoting the app on campus.
Duke Student Government senators confirmed their recently-elected first-year senators at their weekly Wednesday meeting.
Last fall, Duke Dining facilities experienced staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, following national shortage trends. Since then, the University has seen a post-pandemic return to normal in the classroom and on-campus.
Just as an immovable object meets an unstoppable force, Duke and North Carolina will face off once more, with the Victory Bell and another chapter in the rivalry on the line. Ahead of the Saturday night matchup at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Blue Zone analyzes a player from each end zone capable of leading their team to victory: