Coming off a successful weekend at the Tennessee Relays—including a first-place finish in the men’s sprint medley relay—Duke is traveling to the West Coast to compete in three different meets.
The Blue Devils have a pair of sharpshooting guards in Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell, but during Wednesday's game Duke was the team relying on its strength inside.
A little less than a year has passed since Jacob Kasper decided to redshirt his junior season in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In that time, the Lexington, Ohio, native has faced some of the world's best competition everywhere from Colorado to Russia.
Duke will travel to Roanoke, Va., to compete in the two-day Hokie Open tournament hosted by Virginia Tech.
As Hurricane Matthew draws closer, the Blue Devils are still getting ready to race with the same intensity they take into any week.
In addition to introducing redshirt freshman Daniel Jones at quarterback, Duke has new starters at almost every skill position and has just one week to prepare them for its ACC opener against Wake Forest.
The Blue Devils crushed Davidson 13-0 before falling 3-2 to No. 1 North Carolina in preseason play, allowing many of their newcomers to face top-quality competition before their first official game.
The Blue Devils will take on the Spartans Friday at 5 p.m. before 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. dates with the Colonels and Tigers Saturday as they look to get back to the NCAA tournament after missing it last season for the first time in three seasons.