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This is the year

Gonzaga and Wichita State got No. 1 seeds as mid-majors in the last two NCAA tournaments. Will the Bulldogs craft a different ending this year?


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DSG, you missed the point

Over the past couple weeks, Duke Student Government has been debating reforms to the structure of the Senate in the hope of creating a body that can better represent student interests and be more...


The Blue Devil defense has stepped up its intensity and efficiency in Duke’s past two victories at Louisville and against Pittsburgh.
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Coming to the defense of defense

It’s no secret that during Duke’s two-game losing streak last week, the Blue Devils could not play a lick of defense. So Mike Krzyzewski did what good coaches do and shook it up.


Freshman point guard Tyus Jones has tallied 12 assists so far this season against just three turnovers.
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Avoiding last year's fatal flaws

Tuesday is the first real test for the Blue Devils and the first step toward proving this theory. Unlike last year, early-season indicators could translate into continued success.


Widely considered one of the smartest offensive minds in college football, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe and his team have the fifth-best winning percentage in the ACC following bye weeks, dating back to 2008.
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Data digging: Bye or beware

Despite recording the fourth-lowest overall winning percentage in the conference since 2008 at 45.8 percent, Duke’s performance following bye weeks is the fifth-best in the ACC.