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Hornets Preseason Evaluation: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

There is a saying, “Your only good as your record,” but in this case the new and rebuilding Hornets should get a pass. Of course finishing the preseason with a 1-4 record doesn’t really dictate how impressive the young talent…

Three Areas Duke Showed Improvement in Win Over Notre Dame

It’s funny how a win can change the entire narrative and attitude of a program. That includes Coach K. Winning solves lots of issues. During a zoom post game call, Mike Krzyzewski reiterated how well the team adapted and gelled…

Tonight’s Road Game Versus the Fighting Irish is a Must-Win for Duke

After suffering back to back top-ten losses, some expect tonight’s contest versus former Duke protégé Mike Brey and Notre Dame will be a bounce back game. Unfortunately, this isn’t your father’s classic Duke team, surrounded by veterans and dominant post…

What to Expect from the Hornets Preseason Debut Against the Raptors

The Charlotte Hornets begin their NBA season tonight, live inside the Spectrum Center beginning at 7 P.M. against the Toronto Raptors. This will be the Hornets first time playing inside a bubble-like atmosphere – besides newly acquired small-forward Gordon Hayward,…

Illinois Out Toughs Duke, Handing the Devils Multiple Non-Conference Losses For the First Time Since 1982

The Difference Makers Illinois hitting 6 of 8 from downtown, compared to Duke 0 for 7 in the first half. * Matthew Hurt picking up his 3rd foul on an ill-advised over the back call on 3 Illinois players, once…

Can Duke Pop Champagne Versus the Fighting Illini in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge?

Tonight in a highly anticipated prime time matchup between two top 10 programs – # 10 ranked Duke hosts #6 ranked Illinois. The game can be seen on ESPN starting at 9:30 P.M. and broadcasted on the Blue Devils Radio…

Duke Bounces Back with Win Over Bellarmine

Coach K and the 6th ranked Duke Blue Devils bounced back Friday night, upending the Knights 76-54. This contest marked Bellarmine’s first Division 1 game for the program. The Knights put up a fight in the first half, but conditioning,…

Game Preview: Duke Looks to Bounce Back Against Bellarmine

6th ranked Duke prepares to bounce back Friday night against Bellarmine University inside Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7 P.M. for the Mako Medical Classic honoring the late Dr. Onye E. Akwari. This will be the first game of the season…

Keys to the Game: 5 Things Duke Must Do to Come Out Victorious Against Michigan State

The 9th ranked Duke Blue Devils take on the 13th ranked Michigan State Spartans Tuesday night inside Cameron Indoor stadium for the annual State Farm Champions Classic. As you know, Crazies are not attending games and after a tough, rugged…

Duke Defeats Coppin State 81-71 in Season Opener

The 9th ranked Duke Blue Devils defeated the Coppin State Eagles 81-71 in their first ever meeting between the two schools. After uncertainty all week long on whether the game would be played this afternoon and proper testing protocols being…

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