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Women's lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel is one of seven female head coaches at Duke.
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The rise of the female coach

In a time where women’s sports are looked at as “less than” or “more boring than” their male counterparts, Dr. Jen Welter, Becky Hammon and Justine Siegal have proven they can do anything their male counterparts can do—and sometimes better.


Pittsburgh running back James Conner is just one of a plethora of key ACC players that have been sidelined due to injuries this season, lowering the quality of play throughout the conference.
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Is there anyone left in the ACC?

The injury bug is at it again—this time, it’s taking the whole ACC with it. As much as any sports fan enjoys watching their teams come away with the victory, it’s just not the same if every team on the schedule is without its impact players.


The Blue Devil offense has fallen into a predictable pattern of conservative screen passes and runs, an issue that could plague the team against Boston College's top-ranked defense this weekend.
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Let the offense take flight

Handoff. Screen pass. Quarterback scramble. Punt. Through four games, this sequence has become all too familiar for Blue Devil fans. Despite starting the season 3-1 and sporting one of the best defenses in the nation, Duke’s offense has been lacking fluidity and consistency.


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Forgive me Father, but you're an idiot

12 days ago, in one of the more stupefying interviews I have ever had the displeasure of reading, The New York Times granted Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins the platform to say his piece in regards to college athletes getting paid. So now, much to the chagrin of everyone who hates fairness and all those profiting off the work of thousands of 18-22-year-olds and the college system, I’m here to tell you why they don’t get paid, and why they should.


After three straight trips to the postseason, the Blue Devils are looking to take the next leap forward.
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Duke, Northwestern on similar paths

It's no secret that Duke has gone from uncompetitive to legitimate in the last four years.Head coach David Cutcliffe has successfully turned the corner with the Blue Devils, but now comes the more challenging part—making the leap from good to great. Just ask Northwestern.


New rules for DevilsGate should give fans a better tailgating experience this season.
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Be a Wade Wacko

Changes abound for Duke football this year, both on and of the field. Quarterback Thomas Sirk has stepped in for the departed Anthony Boone and quickly ignited the Duke offense, posting an impressive performance—27 of 40 for 289 yards and two touchdowns—in the team’s dominant 37-7 victory at Tulane last week.


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My Mr. Hyde

I have a split identity—like a 21st century Dr. Jekyll repressing his Mr. Hyde. But secret identities can’t stay hidden forever. I love University of Kentucky athletics.


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Kids At Heart

Former Sports Online Editor and men's basketball beat writer Bobby Colton reflects on what he's learned from his time with The Chronicle.


Senior Matt Pun, pictured middle in the “Quinn’s Cooks” hat, served as sports managing editor.
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Why we care

Sometimes, it really does seem crazy how much Blue Devil fans care about their basketball team. But I wouldn't have it any other way.


Senior columnist Daniel Carp, bottom right, served as sports editor of The Chronicle's 109th volume.
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No ending necessary

The last line isn’t where you have to prove the story was worth writing. Sometimes, you have to be comfortable letting the story speak for itself.