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Column: After a strange few years, Duke vs. North Carolina is finally a battle of blue bloods again

(02/02/24 5:37am)

One of the many remarkable things about the Tobacco Road rivalry is its refusal to go away. Other rivalries may wax or wane as dynasties fade or players and coaches move on, but few are as effortlessly or inextricably linked as Duke and North Carolina. In more than 100 years of bitterness, there has hardly been a dull moment.

Q&A: Former Duke men's basketball captain Wendell Moore Jr. muses on Tobacco Road rivalry

(02/02/24 5:37am)

Wendell Moore Jr. played for the Blue Devils from 2019 to 2022. He captained Duke to the Final Four and earned the Julius Erving Award for the nation’s best small forward as a junior before he declared for the NBA Draft, where he was selected 26th overall. Among many successes in Durham, Moore is perhaps known best for his overtime buzzer-beater to seal a come-from-behind win against North Carolina in Chapel Hill in February 2020. Currently, Moore plays for the Iowa Wolves, the G-League affiliate of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Scouting the Opponent: No. 3 North Carolina's veterans and versatility will challenge No. 7 Duke men's basketball

(01/31/24 5:27pm)

For the first of two scheduled regular-season matchups, the No. 7 Blue Devils will drive a few miles down Tobacco Road to take on the No. 3 Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. The Blue Zone is here with a preview of the squad the hosts will be fielding. 

No. 7 Duke men's basketball's headliners showed up in win at Virginia Tech. Crucially, so did the whole team

(01/30/24 5:10pm)

BLACKSBURG, Va.—There were 21 seconds left on the clock when sophomore center Kyle Filipowski snatched the ball for a defensive rebound. Virginia Tech had cut the Blue Devils’ lead to three just moments earlier off a triple from MJ Collins. Cassell Coliseum was roaring as the momentum seemed squarely on the Hokies’ side.

Review: Trapped 'Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell'... and inside the Duke Screen Society Theater

(01/30/24 6:00pm)

“The existence of faith is ambiguous.” These are Thien’s words, a Vietnamese man in his early thirties living a life of meaningless comfort in Saigon — hanging out with friends, soliciting erotic massages — until one day a brutal motorcycle accident leaves him traumatized. This, along with the death of his sister-in-law in a car accident days later, presses Thien with existential questions. 

The strange nostalgia of 20

(01/30/24 5:42am)

A few days from now, I will turn 20. It’s hard to believe. I know it’s become normalized to let the tears flow on birthdays, but I’ve never really been one to cry on this special occasion. After all, it’s a day I get to make all about myself! This year though, I do feel a certain melancholy or dread about turning 20. We all “officially” become adults when we turn 18, but for some reason, 20 feels more significant.

Sportswrap: Women's basketball throttles No. 23 Florida State, men's basketball survives Clemson scare

(01/29/24 8:58pm)

Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything Duke athletics, where we’ll recap how each of Duke’s sports currently in competition performed over the last week and give a brief look ahead. Here’s our recap for the week of Jan. 22-28:

'Energy wasn't great': In loss at Miami, Duke women's basketball reckons with consequences of wasteful possessions

(01/29/24 5:23pm)

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—Trapped in the eye of the Hurricane, Duke had the chance to pull out an unlikely road victory Sunday afternoon. Instead, it drowned itself in its own turnovers, poor shot selection and lack of defensive aggression.