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Duke-Vanderbilt Set For 3 p.m. Start

Duke’s Oct. 25 game at No. 22 Vanderbilt will begin at 3 p.m. and will not be televised, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced in its weekly schedule release Monday. It will be Duke’s second straight afternoon game, as the Blue Devils play Miami at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday in Wallace Wade Stadium.

The game, which falls on Parents and Family Weekend and will likely influence the time of the men’s basketball exhibition against Virginia Union, is the first non-televised game since Duke’s Sept. 6 loss to Northwestern. The Blue Devils have been featured on ESPNU for four straight games.

–by Ben Cohen


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Idle Blue Devils Watch ACC Enjoy Saturday

Duke rested up in its second bye week of the year Saturday, but its ACC opponents managed to rack up a perfect 4-0 record Saturday–even if some games were uglier than they should have been.

Georgia Tech, the squad that manhandled the Blue Devils last week in a 27-0 win, squeaked past Gardner-Webb, 10-7, while Miami’s 20-14 win over Central Florida was not much prettier. Virginia, though, completed its three-week transformation from sullen to surging. Two weeks ago, the Cavaliers were pounded by Duke 31-3. Last week, they turned around to rout Maryland 31-0, just one week after Maryland had edged Clemson when that still meant something. This week, Virginia beat former Division-I darling East Carolina 35-20. And lastly, No. 22 North Carolina earned the admiration of most college football fans when the Tar Heels stormed back and held on to a 29-24 win over Notre Dame in Chapel Hill.

The non-conference portion of Duke’s schedule, however, didn’t fare as well. Northwestern lost to No. 23 Michigan State, surprisingly for the Wildcats’ first defeat of the season. No. 13 Vanderbilt–the fact that the Commodores are a top-15 team is an even bigger shocker than Northwestern’s fast start–showed cracks of vulnerability for the first time in a 17-14 loss to Mississippi State. Division I-AA James Madison, though, did top Richmond 38-31 on a last-second kick return for the win.

While every week in college football–especially in the ACC–is exciting, Duke had particular reason to watch the action this time (quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, for one, was down Tobacco Road to watch Notre Dame’s Armando Allen, his high school running back).

On Saturday, none of Duke’s ACC opponents played another ACC team, allowing the Blue Devils to root for their conference members wholeheartedly. And while the out-of-conference losses hurt, they don’t hinder the progress the ACC made this week. If only Clemson and Wake Forest could have put on a better (read: respectable) show Thursday night.

–by Ben Cohen

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Krzyzewski Sets Open Practice For Oct. 17

The day before the Blue Devils are officially revealed to the public, they will be unofficially featured.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the annual open practice will start at 5 p.m. Oct. 17, with the team’s Blue-White scrimmage slated for 1 p.m. the next day. Cameron Indoor Stadium’s doors open Friday at 4 p.m.

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Duke-Alabama Game To Stay In Durham

Back in May, Duke planned to move its 2010 home game against Alabama down to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for “more money and recruiting exposure,” said former athletic director Joe Alleva. A lot has changed since then—and, according to The Birmingham News, so has that decision.

Alleva has been officially replaced by Kevin White, but, more importantly, David Cutcliffe’s team is actually winning and doesn’t necessarily need the recruiting exposure of a game in Atlanta. Plus, by 2010, Wallace Wade Stadium might, you know, be intimidating for an opponent.

—by Ben Cohen


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McCallie and Blue Devils Release Schedule

Duke will begin the second season of Joanne P. McCallie’s tenure with a game against a Sweet 16 team, and the road won’t get much easier as the year progresses. Non-conference matchups with Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Stanford supplement four ACC games against Maryland North Carolina in the Blue Devils’ schedule for the upcoming season, released Tuesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Overall, Duke plays 13 teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year, including four No. 1 seeds. Eleven games will be aired on television, including one on ESPN, four on ESPN2 and two on FSN. Marquee home games include Oklahoma St. to open the season Nov. 14, Stanford Dec. 16, Maryland Jan. 12 and North Carolina March 1. The Blue Devils travel to Tennessee Feb. 16.

Duke returns seven players from its rotation, led by senior tri-captains Chante Black, Carrem Gay and Abby Waner.

For the complete schedule, click here.

–by Ben Cohen


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Blue Devils To Open With Blue Hose, Not Blue Hens

Quick scheduling change: Presbyterian has replaced Delaware in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, so the Blue Hose will come to Cameron Indoor Stadium Nov. 10 instead of the Blue Hens. It’s likely of no consequence to Duke, as Presbyterian finished 5-25 last season.

The rest of the schedule can be found here.

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Duke Basketball Releases Schedule

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke Basketball released the schedule for the upcoming season, highlighted by non-conference games with Purdue, Davidson, Georgetown and Xavier and the Coaches vs. Cancer preseason tournament.

UCLA, Michigan and Southern Illinois are the three other hosts in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, meaning those three squads and Duke could be the four semifinalists in Madison Square Garden Nov. 20 and 21. The Davidson and Georgetown games are both in January, departures from their usual slots in December. The matchup with Purdue Dec. 2 is part of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Also on the non-conference list are Montana, Duquesne, Rhode Island, Michigan, UNC-Asheville, Loyola and St. John’s.

The Blue Devils host North Carolina Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. and travel to the Dean E. Smith Center March 8 at 4 p.m. Entire schedule after the jump. Continue reading

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