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24 September 2017
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23 September 2017
Beard, Gray Open WNBA Finals Sunday…
22 September 2017
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20 September 2017
True Blue Golf Classic…
19 September 2017
Mathias to Unveil Fashion Collection…
18 September 2017
Three former Duke Women’s Basketball players will make their first appearance in the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game this weekend. The Women’s National Basketball Association recently announced their All-Stars for the season, and three Blue Devils were honored this year. Chelsea Gray, Jasmine Th…
19 July 2017
Former Duke point guard Jasmine Thomas recently spoke about taking on a leadership role with the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. Former Blue Devil Jasmine Thomas is only heading into her seventh season in the WNBA, but she’s the most experienced player on the roster for a young Connecticut S…
5 May 2017
Duke Women’s Basketball forward Oderah Chidom was selected by the Atlanta Dream in the third round of the WNBA Draft. The Women’s National Basketball Association held their 2017 Draft last night, and one Blue Devil will be kicking off her professional basketball career nex…
14 April 2017
Duke Women’s Basketball recently announced the program will retire the No. 1 jersey of former Blue Devil Elizabeth Williams later this season. Duke Men’s Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski says there is no higher honor for the Blue Devils than having your basketball jersey and number…
7 December 2016
Two former Duke Women’s Basketball players helped lead the Los Angeles Sparks to the 2016 WNBA Championship. Former Blue Devils Chelsea Gray and Alana Beard played key roles helping the LA Sparks win the 2016 WNBA title in a tight 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in the final ga…
22 October 2016
Former Blue Devil Elizabeth Williams was recently named the Most Improved Player in the WNBA helping lead the Atlanta Dream to the 2016 playoffs. The Women’s National Basketball Association recently announced that former Duke star Elizabeth Williams was voted the Most Improved Player in the le…
22 September 2016
Former Duke Women’s Basketball guard Jasmine Thomas was recently named the Player of the Week for the WNBA after career performances. Former Duke point guard Jasmine Thomas was recently earned WNBA Player of the Week honors after several great performances with the Connecticut Sun in the…
21 September 2016
Former Duke Women’s Basketball star Elizabeth Williams participated in a recent interview with Slam Magazine to discuss her improvement this WNBA season. Former All-American Elizabeth Williams has had a breakout professional basketball season in the WNBA this season after being traded to …
2 September 2016
Duke Women’s Basketball great Alana Beard recently opened up about her very busy summer learning new skills and volunteering around the country. Former Blue Devil Alana Beard wasn’t selected to join the women’s national team in Rio for the Olympics, but she is using&…
20 August 2016
Former Duke center Elizabeth Williams was recently named the recipient of the WNBA Cares State Farm Community Assist Award for the month of June. The Women’s National Basketball Association gives a monthly award to a player who makes a difference in their community. The most rec…
26 July 2016
GREENSBORO -- Duke's run in the ACC Tournament came to an abrupt and embarrassing end Friday as they succumbed to No. 1 Notre Dame, 83-54 in the quarterfinals of the ACC…
4 March 2016
GREENSBORO -- Duke sophomore Azura Stevens returned to the Blue Devils' starting lineup Thursday, just in time to score 15 points and grab 14 rebounds in a 57-53 victory…
3 March 2016
#9 Virginia -- Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 2 PM EST -- ACC Tournament Second Ground, Greensboro Coliseum (FSN Live in ACC Area, ESPN3 out of area or streaming…
3 March 2016
CARMICHAEL ARENA -- Duke shot 52% and outrebounded North Carolina 51-33 to spoil Senior Day in Chapel Hill, thrashing the Tar Heels 93-57. Rebecca Greenwell led Duke with…
28 February 2016
UNC -- Sunday, February 28th, 2016 @ 3PM EST (Carmichael Arena, TV: ESPN3) 2015 UNC Snapshot: 26-9, 10-6 ACC, NCAA Sweet Sixteen Last Meeting:…
28 February 2016
CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM -- Duke dropped a close game to Georgia Tech on Senior Day for Mercedes Riggs and Amber Henson, falling to the Yellow Jackets 64-59. Duke's…
21 February 2016
Our 2015-16 home game previews are presented by NOSH. For great food, visit their main location at 2812 Erwin Road in Durham, or their Jo Rae Cafe location in the Trent…
20 February 2016
CASSELL COLISEUM -- Behind a dominant rebounding performance and sizzling three point shooting, Duke overcame 22 turnovers to snap their three game losing streak with a…
19 February 2016
Our 2015-16 home game previews are presented by NOSH. For great food, visit their main location at 2812 Erwin Road in Durham, or their Jo Rae Cafe location in the Trent…
18 February 2016
JOEL COLISEUM -- In what was the worst loss of the entire McCallie era, Duke had its 44-game win streak against Wake Forest snapped, 64-58. Pick a Duke problem and it…
15 February 2016
Our 2015-16 home game previews are presented by NOSH. For great food, visit their main location at 2812 Erwin Road in Durham, or their Jo Rae Cafe location in the Trent…
14 February 2016
CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM -- Florida State lead wire-to-wire and won all four quarters en route to a 69-53 win in Cameron. Duke had a number of different opportunities to pull…
11 February 2016
Azura Stevens has played in front of tough crowds before—Carmichael Auditorium against North Carolina, the XL Center against Connecticut and Purcell Pavilion against Notre Dame, just to name a few.The FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal game brought that to a new level. Facing off against t…
4 August 2015
Oderah Chidom was playing her best basketball of the season. Inserted into the starting lineup by head coach Joanne P. McCallie in late January, the 6-foot-4 forward responded with a double-double against Pittsburgh and 14 points against then-No. 8 Louisville—one of Duke's best wins of the yea…
16 July 2015
After tearing her ACL in the final seconds of a December victory against Oklahoma, Duke sophomore Lynee Belton has certainly experienced the horrors of going under the knife. But as Belton continues her rehab from ACL surgery, she has had the opportunity to see the other side of the operating table.
13 July 2015
The future looks bright for head coach Joanne P. McCallie's backcourt.McCallie announced Monday that star Maryland guard Lexie Brown will transfer to Duke and be eligible after sitting out the 2015-16 season. Brown was a third-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection last season after…
15 June 2015
When Gail Goestenkors took the helm of the women's basketball program in 1992, Duke had never been to a Sweet 16. That changed quickly. The Blue Devils made the tournament in 13 of Goestenkors' 15 years in Durham, and advanced to the Sweet 16 or beyond in each of her final 10 seasons, transforming a…
14 June 2015
As the tallest team in the nation, Duke's plethora of post players allowed the team to finish fourth in the nation in rebounding margin and continuously pound smaller opponents in the paint all season. But Saturday afternoon in Spokane, Wash., the Blue Devils' size failed them. Fourth-seeded Duke's…
30 March 2015
SPOKANE, Wash.—Saturday, the deep ball proved superior to the paint. Despite many Duke runs to close the gap, Maryland’s prolific three-point shooting fueled a 65-55 Terrapin win in the Sweet 16 Saturday afternoon at Spokane Arena. Not only did Maryland shoot 8-for-19 from beyond the arc…
28 March 2015
After Maryland decided to leave for the Big Ten following the 2013-14 regular season, the Blue Devils figured it would be a while before they would face off against their longtime ACC rival. Just one year later, fourth-seeded Duke heads to Spokane, Wash., to take on the top-seeded Terrapins for a sp…
26 March 2015
Whatever happens this NCAA tournament, one thing is for sure: Duke’s future is bright. On an afternoon when usual offensive anchor Elizabeth Williams faced a tough matchup against Mississippi State center Martha Alwal in her last game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, freshman Azura Stevens took over…
23 March 2015
After a premature end to their season at home in the Round of 32 last year, the Blue Devils made sure it did not happen two years in a row.In a come-from-behind victory, fourth-seeded Duke pushed past fifth-seeded Mississippi State 64-56 Sunday afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Freshman Azura Ste…
22 March 2015
The Blue Devils narrowly avoided an upset Friday thanks to the work of everybody’s favorite hero—Becky McBuckets.Duke gave the ball in to redshirt freshman Rebecca Greenwell—whose teammates gave her the nickname—with 17 seconds remaining in the contest and her team trailing b…
21 March 2015
After being upset on their home court in the second-round by DePaul just a year ago, the Blue Devils saw their season flash right in front of their eyes Friday against Albany. Guard Rebecca Greenwell hit a three with the season on the brink and fourth-seeded Duke got two key defensive stops late to…
20 March 2015
After being stunned in Durham in the second round of the NCAA tournament a year ago, the Blue Devils will look to take advantage of their home-court advantage and start what hopes to be a deep run into March this time around. No. 4 seed Duke will open tournament play with a first round matchup again…
20 March 2015
Senior forward Amber Henson has undergone six knee surgeries and missed nearly two full seasons as a Blue Devil. But with two years of eligibility remaining and a promising young squad returning, the resilient forward will be in Durham for at least one more go-round. Henson announced her decision to…
18 March 2015
When it’s time to win or go home, it’s not about the regular season record or the most points scored. Come tournament time, it’s about how you play the game. Forward Kendall Cooper has transformed into an unrecognizable player, heading into the NCAA tournament having already scored…
18 March 2015
As redshirt freshman Rebecca Greenwell remembered the sight of then top-ranked South Carolina celebrating on the Blue Devils home court following a one-point victory, the Owensboro, Ky. native couldn’t help but reflect on one of the most painful growing experiences a young player will ever hav…
18 March 2015
As Elizabeth Williams stood with her teammates waiting to see what seed they would receive in this year’s NCAA tournament, she towered over them. Physically, Williams may not be the tallest on the team, but during the past four years she has become synonymous with Duke basketball, and her repu…
18 March 2015
The Blue Devils have withstood adversity through what has proven to be one of the most difficult campaigns they have faced in years. Despite dealing with the burdens of a difficult schedule and numerous roster changes, Duke is a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will host 13th-seeded Albany Frid…
18 March 2015
The road to the Final Four will again run through Durham. The Blue Devils were awarded a No. 4 seed in the 2015 NCAA tournament by the selection committee when the bracket was revealed Monday evening. Should Duke advance to the second weekend, they will travel to their regional in Spokane, Wash., an…
16 March 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C.— At this point, it’s starting to look as though the Blue Devils are just unlucky against the Fighting Irish. In its previous two contests going into the ACC tournament, Notre Dame had managed to hold Duke to zero percent shooting from beyond the arc. That’s right.
8 March 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Looking to knock off the tournament’s top seed, the Blue Devils did not get off to the start they wanted. Despite a late rally, Duke simply did not have enough energy to seal the deal late.The No. 16 Blue Devils fell to the No. 2 Fighting Irish 55-49 Saturday in the semi…
7 March 2015
Leading 15-8 on the road in the first seven minutes Feb. 16, the Blue Devils looked like they had a chance to defeat the Fighting Irish for the first time in 17 seasons. But Duke struggle to defend the 3-pointer for the remainder of the game, falling 63-50. The No. 16 Blue Devils will have another s…
7 March 2015