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Beats' picks: Will Duke football close out regular season with a win against Wake Forest?

(11/26/22 4:28am)

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. Duke has one last regular-season game Saturday when Wake Forest comes to Wallace Wade Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

How low can you go before your head will blow?

(11/28/22 5:00am)

If you ever go scuba-diving more than 500 feet into the ocean, chances are you’ll start to feel funny. Headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and even loss of consciousness are all common symptoms for those plummeting into the depths of their despair. This condition, coined by Duke researcher Peter B. Bennett, is called high pressure nervous syndrome (HPNS), and it’s a serious threat to recreational and professional divers.

No longer in the DÖKK

(11/28/22 5:00am)

See the stage. As the ceiling lights dim, the smatterings of chatter fizzles out, and Page Auditorium is brought to a silent twilight. On stage, a translucent screen like a shrouded portal.  A lone red dot appears, pulsing. From looming speakers, soft white noise begins growing into a rhythmic hum. Another red dot joins, pulsing. The rhythm of the music follows. Another red light. Then another. Then another. Then thousands populate the screen, the hum crescendoing, mesmerizing the audience, louder, louder, louder. The screen is a colony of red lights, flowing, dancing, whorling, in randomness. Then BOOM. Silence. The lone performer jogs to center stage, the red lights suspended, frozen, on the translucent screen before her and the backdrop behind. The music relaxes. Audience shoulders untense. Soft white light begins to sweep across the screen, left-to-right, like oceanic currents. And the performer, slowly, begins to command the light. 

Going gets tough, but Duke men's basketball uses still-developing team identity to get past Oregon State

(11/25/22 4:30am)

It was expected that Duke would need some time to find its identity. With a new head coach at the helm, two star freshmen working to return after preseason injuries and a host of new faces, it takes more than just a few practices to mesh and find what works. 

OREGON ESCAPE: Duke men's basketball holds on to down Oregon State, advance at Phil Knight Legacy on Thanksgiving

(11/24/22 10:12pm)

The last time the Blue Devils played on the West Coast, they ended up cutting down the nets in San Francisco. And while it was often in doubt on Thanksgiving Day, Duke continued its winning ways out west Thursday to keep its pursuit of another trophy alive and well.

5 things to know before Duke football hosts Wake Forest on Senior Day

(11/24/22 3:16pm)

Saturday is Senior Day in Durham, as Duke welcomes Wake Forest for the final game of the regular season. With identical records at 7-4, the teams are evenly matched on paper. Duke looks to bounce back from a crushing two-point loss to Pittsburgh, while Wake Forest hopes to capitalize on the momentum from its big win over Syracuse. Led by two high-flying offenses, this game promises to be a classic shootout. Here are five things to watch for Saturday.

5 things to know before Duke men's basketball opens play at Phil Knight Legacy against Oregon State

(11/24/22 4:41am)

On Friday, the Phil Knight Legacy tournament will begin, this time honoring the Nike co-founder’s 85th birthday. Before their turkey dinners Thursday, the Blue Devils will travel to Portland, Ore., to tip off a three-round tournament featuring seven other Division I teams from across the nation. Duke’s first round will be a matchup against Pac-12 team Oregon State at 3 p.m. Thursday.