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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.


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One Homecoming is enough

In addition to their annual home game at Wallace Wade Stadium in front of throngs of alumni, the Blue Devils have seen their fair share of homecoming games on the road.


With the right stadium playlist, the student section at Wallace Wade could provide the Blue Devils with an even louder home field advantage.
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Stadium Playlists 101

Sitting in the press box at Sun Life Stadium watching Duke and Miami play one of the ugliest football games I can remember, I could only think one thing—these guys are playing some great music.


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Scoping out the sidelines

Everyone knows what it looks like to play on the field—that’s what the cameras are following, and it’s the whole point of the game. But what does it mean to get benched?


The Blue Devils have allowed more rushing yards in each consecutive game this season, a key stat to monitor in Saturday's showdown with Duke Johnson and Miami.
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Data digging: Born to stop the Run

The Blue Devils' nonconference performance translated well to the scoreboard: 174-46. But other numbers—particularly opponents' success rushing the ball—could be a cause for concern heading into...