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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been criticized for how he is handling the league’s head injuries and domestic violence issues. 

Sunday unrest

No matter how much the league and its affiliates attempt to sanitize its image, the NFL is becoming a hard product to enjoy.

Covering Duke football’s win at Notre Dame was one of the many highlights from sports editor Amrith Ramkumar’s time at The Chronicle.

Hooked from the start

As I ponder retirement and what to do with all my newfound free time, I'm thrilled to say I met that goal and am even happier that my second year on The Chronicle's upper masthead was just as incredible as my first. 

Kyrie Irving has been among the list of former Duke players to play sporadically this postseason. 

The NBA's black eye

A black eye for the league this season—and one that will continue to sting if left unattended— has been a rampant spread of resting players, especially in nationally televised games.

Luke Kennard was the only ACC player to unanimously earn first-team all-conference honors. 

Is Duke a national title contender?

Throughout this tumultuous regular season, through all the ups and downs, there has been one question that I cannot get out of my head—one that, before the season, I never really thought would need to be asked. Is Duke good?

ACC expansion is one of the main reasons it has become harder for Duke to consistently generate as many ACC championships and NCAA tournament berths in recent years.

The worst year for Duke Athletics in 3 decades?

Despite Duke rowing reaching its first-ever NCAA championship and baseball returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1961, a combination of bad timing, down-trending programs and off-years from the usual heavyweights made 2016 a year to forget.

Duke lost to Wake Forest for the first time since 2011 in Week 2 and is now favored by ESPN's Football Power Index to win two games the rest of the season.

Righting the ship

Instead of looking like a team on its way to another bowl, the Blue Devils find their season teetering and the progress they have made to get to this point is in jeopardy.