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Duke defeated UNC Saturday night with a touchdown in the final 13 seconds of the game to become eligible for the team’s first bowl game since 1994. See the full story on Sportswrap page 4.

Duke will review Curriculum 2000 by Ashley Wong THE CHRONICLE

Faculty are revisiting Curriculum 2000 to identify potential areas for improvement. The Arts and Sciences Council will review the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences curriculum during the 2012-2013 academic year to identify strengths and areas in need of revision. This is the latest in a series of periodic revisions since the curriculum went into effect. Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs for Trinity College, said faculty are concentrating on how to best address learning in the classroom and beyond. “What I think we need is a way to better recognize the way students learn in the classroom and outside the classroom, to better align and integrate the experiences between curricular and cocurricular activities,” Baker said. “We’re thinking about ways to do that, whether it’s certificates, scholars programs, minors or concentrations.”

Some potential changes would create ways to fulfill requirements outside the classroom, Baker said. For instance, one revision would empower students to engage in social inquiry research opportunities with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Another idea would be to allow students to fulfill language requirements through programs like DukeEngage. Baker also noted that some modes of inquiry—particularly cross-cultural inquiry and science, technology and society—may be in need of updating to provide clearer definitions. The revision process will begin when an ad hoc committee convenes to make a recommendation to the curriculum committee, which then makes a recommendation to the Executive Committee of the Arts and Sciences Council. From there, it will go to SEE CURRICULUM ON PAGE 3

Global health major awaits faculty approval by Georgia Parke THE CHRONICLE

Duke students may have the option to major in global health as soon as next year. A proposal to make the major available to undergraduate students is currently being considered by the faculty Curriculum Committee in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Council, said Gary Bennett, director of undergraduate studies for the Duke Global Health Institute. The proposal, which includes outlines for both a global health major and minor, would replace the global health certificate program currently offered. “This will show Duke’s seriousness in global health, its independence and its ability to be flexible,” said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost of undergraduate education. With about 100 students currently enrolled, the global health certificate is one

of the largest certificate programs offered. This popularity was one of the reasons for proposing the new major, said Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs and associate vice provost of undergraduate education. “A lot of students are interested and should be,” Nowicki said. “Duke has the resources to make this happen.” The proposal was written by a team of faculty who spent many months planning and consulting with both faculty and students, Bennett wrote in an email Friday. If approved by the committee, the proposal will be presented to the Arts and Sciences Council to make a formal recommendation to faculty members. Following committee approval, the new major needs to be approved by the council and Trinity Dean Laurie Patton. “The proposal is moving along very well. SEE NEW MAJOR ON PAGE 3

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Conservative leader Paul Teller talks politics it just varies. Generally we’re looking to get more well known as a player—we’ve done a lot of coalition outreach and outreach with state governments and embassies.... The organization itself has been around since the early to mid 1970s.... When I came to the Hill and was networking to try to find my first job, I came in touch with this group, and they didn’t have a job for me at the time.... I knew this was a place I would want to work and would be a good fit for me. I stayed in touch with them, and they created a new position and just put me right into it. That was back in 2001. Because we’ve also grown in membership over the years, and members pay dues, we’ve been able to hire more staff. That just allows you to do more stuff.... You can think of things and make it real because we have so many members who would be interested in something and good staff relations all over Washington and outside Washington.

Paul Teller, Trinity ’93, is the executive director of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus in U.S. House of Representatives. The RSC has about 165 representatives who aim to advance conservative constitutional principles, like limited government. As its head staffer, Teller has been described as one of Washington’s most influential conservative aides. The Chronicle’s Maggie Spini sat down with Teller to discuss his politics and work on Capitol Hill.


The Chronicle: It seems like you have somewhat of an unusual background for a conservative—growing up in Long Island, receiving a liberal education. What forces contributed to the cultivation of your conservative ideology? Did your time at Duke impact your political convictions? Paul Teller: Mom is liberal, Dad used to be more right of center, but... he’s more left of center now. Honestly, I wish I had a great answer for you.... In seventh grade public school, they did this political simulation and gave everyone a questionnaire. Based on your answers they grouped you into these ideological groups, and I was in the most far-right group even in seventh grade.... Duke helped me sharpen some ideas but also helped me basically build tolerance, meaning there were a lot of people who would say not-so-nice things at the time if you were wearing a Bush/Quayle button or sticker. Also, it sharpens your pencil when you’re surrounded by people who disagree with you. That was educational, how to defend your ideas even if a professor and half of the class is disagreeing with you. It makes you realize you also have to have reasons. When you’re out there by yourself, people are going to challenge you so you can’t just say ‘I feel that way.’ TC: You have said in the past that the RSC values its conservative principles over Republican ideology. Can you talk more about that? PT: This is a group that sees its role as trying to advance conservative constitutional principles like liberty and limited govern-


Paul Teller, Trinity ’93, runs the Republican Study Committee, which advocates for conservative principles on Capitol Hill. ment, government doing less, private sector doing more. If that happens to align with what certain Republicans are pushing at a given moment, great. But if not, we’ll call it as we see it. During the George W. Bush years, when he was sending budgets to the Hill that would show increases in spending and in the number of government employees, we would express very strong and very public disagreement. That was our members saying, ‘Yeah I’m a Republican, but not to the point of going against what I believe my principles are.’ TC: What is it like to be a leader in a more behind-the-scenes political powerhouse? How did you cultivate your own leadership skills? PT: We’ll think of something like a bill or amendment, and we’ll just work behind the scenes. We’ll give it to a member and tell them to introduce it as their own.... Other times we do things that we brand, so

TC: In your opinion, have there been positive changes since Tea Party candidates were elected in the 2010 midterm elections? Do you think more conservative candidates will prevail in the 2012 election? PT: It’s now cool to cut spending again. Not that much has been cut—we’re still working on that. It’s at least more socially acceptable to say you’re going to cut something. In the past, even in Republican circles, say under George Bush, you talked more about controlling the growth of something.... It’s been more of a long-term shift within Republican circles to say we really have to talk about how much we’re cutting, what we’re cutting, not whether we’re cutting. That wasn’t the case even just a few years ago. TC: Do you think the RSC’s frequently extreme stances on issues create pragmatic solutions, especially when they lead not only to partisan feuds, but also to division within the Republican Party? During the 2011 debt ceiling crisis disagreements got so severe within the Republican camp that several more moderate House members even called for you to be fired. PT: Debt is increasing, spending is in-

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creasing, size of government is increasing, poverty is increasing.... We probably just can’t play around the margins anymore. For example, this year we have more than a trillion dollar deficit, so there have to be some big reform ideas. Our members feel like those big type of ideas tend to come out of the more ideological wings of both parties, not so much the moderate wings who maybe wouldn’t be as comfortable with bolder solutions. [The Republican Party is] almost like a family. If you think about it, who can you get angriest at in the world? Your own family or your closest friends because they have the biggest ability to disappoint you. Intraparty fights can be really contentious because you’re supposed to be family and that’s who can most disappoint you, that’s who you thought was working on the same side as you. That’s where some of that came from last year, some conservatives in the Republican party feeling like either we shouldn’t be raising the debt ceiling or if we’re going to raise it, let’s at least get something good from it, some real cuts to systemically improve where we’re going. TC: The RSC frequently pushes for private sector solutions for social problems. Do you think these proposals allow for equal access? For example, an impoverished family living next to a church could benefit from that organization’s aid, but a family living in a rural area would not be privy to the same help. What types of incentives would your plan provide to private sector entities? PT: We’re definitely not pretending we have all the answers or even that all the answers are out there, we just figure it’s a little bit of a public-private partnership.... At this point, our initiative would try to highlight and point to the positive benefits of free enterprise, the moral and economic benefits you get out of that and just using that pulpit to highlight great ideas. Not necessarily doing it ourselves, but saying if you do it you’ll have your efforts amplified by folks who have a mouthpiece. For now it’s less financial incentives and more social incentives. A longer version of this article can be found at

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CURRICULUM from page 1 the full council. The implementation of the original Curriculum 2000 was overseen by history professor William Chafe, then dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, who believed students were not being sufficiently exposed to the full values of a liberal arts education. “We sought to correct all of these [weaknesses] by making three courses in the humanities, social sciences and math and science compulsory, by requiring competency in a foreign language, ratcheting up the writing program to require three courses and creating a brand new writing staff and introducing new categories of courses such as cross-cultural inquiry and ethical inquiry,” Chafe wrote in an email Oct. 9. Nearly half of all undergraduate students were taking no courses at all in one of the Areas of Knowledge when Chafe assumed his role as Dean, he said in a speech to faculty in

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1998. The curriculum drew criticism from students, namely due to its confining nature and pressure on students to enroll in courses they might not want to take in order to fulfill the requirements. In 2004, a modification of the curriculum added a fifth Area of Knowledge, Quantitative Studies, and reduced the total number of required courses in the Areas of Knowledge from 12 to 10. The most recent adjustment, approved this February, requires students to fulfill one of their Quantitative Studies requirements in either the mathematics, statistics or computer science departments. These refreshments of the curriculum are natural products of a constantly improving curricular structure, Dean of Arts and Sciences Laurie Patton wrote in an email Oct. 11. “We need to ensure that the best traditions of liberal arts learning are preserved even as we respond nimbly and creatively to these new environments,” she said.

NEW MAJOR from page 1 I expect it to be approved this year,” Nowicki said. Upperclassmen who have already completed some requirements for the global health certificate would be able to convert those credits towards the global health major, Baker said. Students close to completing the certificate would be allowed to finish even after the major was implemented. Nowicki compared the proposal to that of the neuroscience major three years ago. A significant number of students were enrolled in the neuroscience certificate program and were on track for the major—these students were easily able to convert to the major once it was introduced. He also noted the similar interdisciplinary nature of both programs, which provides opportunities to collaborate

with departments outside of Trinity. For the global health major, the department partner will be DGHI. Because it would not be a traditional department, Trinity and DGHI will have to partner in funding the new major, Baker said. Nowicki noted that the new proposal would allow Duke students to study global health in tandem with other disciplines such as biology or public policy. This flexibility distinguishes Duke from competing institutions, and could attract prospective students in the future. Baker said the addition of the major could significantly change the way Duke undergraduate education is viewed. He noted that the curriculum committee will be looking for funding to support models of the department in the next month. “It’s a very compelling proposal,” Baker said. “Now we must find how we are going to pay for it.”

How to build a forest

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Hoof ‘N’ Horn put on several performances of Avenue Q, a satirical musical that incorporates puppets alongside the actors.


PearlDamour and Shawn Hall performed a show highlighting environmental issues in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in Page Auditorium Saturday.

“What You Need for Law School OR How Women’s Studies Prepared Me for Legal Thinking”

A Women’s Studies Undergraduate Event Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:30 pm East Duke Parlors

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Joline Doedens graduated from Duke (T’12) with high honors in Women’s Studies. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on psychoanalysis and international law, and was the recipient of the Chester P. Middlesworth Award for her original work in the archives of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke. Now a first-year law student at Duke (Law 2015), Doedens is pursuing a dual JD/LLM in international and comparative law. She will speak about how her major in Women’s Studies taught her to read for what is underneath and beyond the page.

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DukeEngage in Guatemala

DukeEngage Challenge yourself. Change your world.

DukeEngage Week Inter national & Independent O c t o b e r 2 2 – 2 6

Throughout this week, prospective DukeEngage students can explore our international group programs (listed below by site) taking place in summer 2013 as well as learn more about designing and submitting an independent project by attending independent project student panels. (Note: DukeEngage Week - Domestic will be held in early January.) Meet DukeEngage faculty and staff leading programs, hear from students MONDAY, OCT 22 4:30-5:00pm South Africa – Cape Town 5:00-5:30pm India – Kolkata 5:30-6:00pm China – Zhuhai 6:00-6:30pm Ireland 6:30-7:00pm China-Beijing 7:00-8:00pm Nicaragua & Tanzania (Engineering World Health)

TUESDAY, OCT 23 4:30-5:30pm Guatemala – Antigua & Nicaragua – Granada 5:30-6:00pm Egypt 6:00-6:30pm Togo 6:30-7:30pm Independent Project Student Panel

who took part in previous years, and consider which program or path might be right for you. All sessions will take place in Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor, Bay 7 South, Classroom B252. The application deadline for international programs is November 6 at noon EST; the deadline for independent and domestic programs is January 16 at noon EST. This week’s schedule appears below.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 24 4:30-5:00pm Peru 5:00-5:30pm Thailand 5:30-6:00pm Argentina 6:00-6:30pm India – Jodhpur 6:30-7:00pm Kenya – Kakamega 7:00-7:30pm Kenya – Mombasa

THURSDAY, OCT 25 4:30-5:00pm Jordan 5:00-5:30pm Northern Ireland 5:30-6:00pm Chile 6:00-6:30pm Kenya – Muhuru Bay 6:30-7:00pm Lebanon 7:00-8:00pm Independent Project Student Panel

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The comeback kids A few short years ago, and the football team on the idea of a packed student commanding the respect section at Wallace Wade and admiration of the enStadium cheering on a Blue tire campus community. Devils team competing for Needless to say, this did bowl eligibility would likely not come easily. Just five have elicited years ago, the laughter. But football team editorial now, for the won exactly first time in 18 years, the one game over the course football team has the last of a whole season. In the laugh. Saturday’s hard- end, it was not a new tailfought victory serves as an gating policy or some sort inspirational reminder of of team marketing effort values that have character- that got fans to pack the ized Duke athletics for gen- stadium for Saturday’s erations. Specifically, we victory. Instead, it was an are struck by the efforts of inspirational turnaround the team itself, a communi- in team performance that ty that was willing to give it could only have been the a chance and the continued result of determination on contribution of athletics to the part of its players and our campus culture. coaches. First, we must congratuBut the victory would late Coach David Cutcliffe have been far less mean-

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ingful without the resounding support offered by the campus community. In the face of several years of teams that came close to bowl eligibility only to suffer consecutive defeats at the end of the season, cynical fans could have been forgiven for thinking that this year’s squad would suffer a similar fate. But, by showing up in spades Saturday night and creating an atmosphere unseen in Wallace Wade anytime in recent memory, fans demonstrated their willingness to believe that this year could be different. Cutcliffe has repeatedly pointed to increased fan participation as a key element in the recent uptick in team performance, and

our community has good reason to be proud of having now created a new tradition in Wallace Wade. Finally, we would be remiss not to recognize the enduring contribution of athletics to our school’s sense of self. Of course, a single win does not change the relative importance of athletics in relation to other facets of campus life, whether it be academics or arts. That is a discussion for another day. But the sight of fans packing the stadium and then storming the field in support of a common cause was a certain reminder that athletics and school spirit remain an integral component of what makes Duke what it is. There are lots of things

to be cynical about at Duke. But we note that a whole host of recent community triumphs—the football team, a Nobel Prize, changing administrative policy and greater global academic recognition—came as the result of persistent hard work. In some cases, success was almost unthinkable a short while ago. But perceptions change quickly. No one ever got anywhere at Duke by harping on the (relatively few) things we do poorly. The winners here are the ones who ignore the cynics and press on. And for reminding us of this important lesson, we thank and congratulate the now bowl-eligible Duke Blue Devils football team.

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pparently, every employer who wants to help live in the age of the highly sexualized office space women break through the glass ceiling just of Mad Men, an “executive assistant” applicant is needs to go out and look for female can- still evaluated on the basis of her sex appeal, in addidates to put in their binders. That’s what Mitt dition to considerations of secretarial skills. Romney did when he was putting So if employers really want to help together his cabinet as governor of women break through the glass ceilMassachusetts. ing, they should make a conscious According to Mr. Romney, once effort to combine and coalesce their you have successfully hired these separate male and female applicant high-powered women, all you have binders. to do is make your work schedule Of course, some examination of woman-friendly. As long as you an applicant’s family situation is permake schedules flexible enough to reasonable. It is not sexist or joline doedens fectly fit around dinner times and teacher misogynist to recognize that a single wait a minute workdays, you can be assured that mother with three kids will probably you’re providing your female emneed a more flexible schedule and ployees with equal opportunities for success. will probably use more vacation days during school But this whole notion of binders full of women breaks than a single male applicant without any and specialized schedules for female professionals children. Family responsibility should not automatstill rests on several unstated assumptions and ste- ically be associated with women, though. Not only reotypes. Why do there have to be separate binders do children and their parents both benefit from for male and female candidates? Is Mr. Romney ad- increased “family time” such as family dinners, but vocating a gender-based, private affirmative action the division of parenting roles has also begun to program? And why do only female professionals change. Certain employers, including Duke, have deserve exceptionally flexible schedules and an un- even recognized this trend by instituting general contested reason to leave the office before dinner? paternity leave policies. So instead of looking for Shouldn’t fathers have the right to eat with their binders full of women to balance out the sexes, emkids? ployers should begin by categorizing applicants by If we had gender-based, private affirmative ac- skill level and, where time commitment is an issue, tion for hiring, we would be admitting that there is personal responsibilities. some fundamental difference in the quality of work That way, every professional can choose to make that men and women do. Or at least a difference certain sacrifices for the benefit of his or her career. in men and women’s professional abilities. If your If you want to work from nine to five, five days a gender and sex were truly irrelevant to your abil- week, maybe you shouldn’t choose to become an ity to be a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, cabinet emergency room doctor or a corporate attorney, or member or any number of other types of profes- go to work on Wall Street. As much as ’90s babies sionals, then legislation like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair love to have everything as soon as humanly posPay Act should fly through Congress with only the sible, Google and Facebook and Twitter can’t help smallest of bumps. Instead, women are still paid you Instagram your way to the best of your personal less than men, and not because we’re dropping out and professional worlds. No matter how you filter of the labor force left and right to have babies. In- it, you can’t have everything. stead, we are judged and evaluated on the basis of Most of all, it is essential to remember that we our gender. Instead, we’re evaluated based on our cannot just rely on employers to be gender-blind likely fertility. and responsibility-conscious in their hiring proThis fertility analysis may be subconscious, but cesses. This is only one element of a much larger it remains true that successful professional wom- puzzle. We need to legislate equal pay for men and en, and particularly those in the public sphere, women. We need to change popular conceptions of adopt a distinctly masculine persona. We admire gender roles. We need to reorganize the filing sys(or despise, depending on our political leanings) tem we use to categorize people every day. The postthe likes of Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton and structuralist in me wants to throw all those binders Condoleezza Rice as forces of nature, women who in a nice big recycling bin and evaluate each person have overcome the odds of their gender to stand as an individual, but unfortunately that approach is strong among some of the world’s most powerful practically inefficient. men. Presumably, these are the women Mitt Romney would put in his binders. At the other extreme Joline Doedens is a first-year law student. Her column of the (potentially subconscious) fertility analysis is runs every other Monday. You can follow Joline on Twitter the stereotypical secretary. Although we no longer @jydoedens.


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Town hall troubles

Same as it never was


chose not to watch the first presidential debate. I debate in the name of ratings and good sound bites. did so because I was angry that no third-party can- Indeed, this is exactly what happened with the dedidates would even be given a shot despite Phillips bate. Both candidates looked incredibly unprofesand the YWCA pulling out from sponsorship. I missed sional, the moderator Candy Crowley looked feeble the vice-presidential debate because I was busy and while trying to maintain civility, and the audience cannot multitask to save my life. I had assumed the members’ questions came off as stiff and robotic, debates were largely unproductive and mostly about adding nothing to the debate. The debate was a total pandering, but I felt bad making this assumption with- fiasco; nobody really “won,” and the natural question out even seeing a debate. To that end, I to ask is: Why? watched the second presidential debate, It is fair to point out that President in all of its town hall glory. Obama was perceived as weak during In a typical debate, each candidate the first debate and he may have been stands behind a podium. The podiums trying to gain some ground by being are separated by a reasonable width more aggressive. Though this would and elevated on a stage. The moderator explain some of the interrupting and sits facing the stage but with his or her bickering, I believe that the format own larger desk and is close enough to contributed heavily to the problem. michael cook the candidates for effective communiWhen two arguing people are sepaatlas chugged cation. The moderator reads off quesrated by podiums and a set distance tions about the big issues of the day and (by being expected to stay behind said each candidate gets two minutes or so to respond to podiums), tempers flare relatively slowly. When two the question. There are usually some other rules for people who are accustomed to winning are allowed rebuttals, admissible content, conduct, etc., but this to move right next to each other, get into each othis the general idea. It’s a highly imperfect format, ers’ faces and accuse each other of being anything and the time limits and civility are only as useful as from a liar to incompetent, tempers flare rapidly. the moderator enforcing them. This problem is exacerbated by pre-screened quesThe second presidential debate threw aside this tions that are pointed in nature. One question, in apparently elitist, pedantic setup and organized a essence, was “How are you different from George true debate for the people. No more podiums; the W. Bush?” When one candidate has been president candidates sat in high chairs, with one of their legs for four years, it’s fairly obvious that the question is on the ground and the other on their chair’s cross- meant entirely for Romney. It’s the sort of jab that beam. This forced them to slouch considerably, proves frustrating in a debate, and shouldn’t be comwhich is preferable because ... okay I don’t have a ing from a supposedly neutral party. reason. No more stage; the new “stage” was a 10-foot The format issues could have easily been correctradius circle of red carpeted no-man’s-land separat- ed with a decent moderator. Crowley proved to be an ing the candidates from the moderator. This way the ineffective moderator who lacked the commanding candidates have to get up, walk toward the audience presence necessary to keep either candidate from goto answer the question (and pace while doing so), ing way over time. The necessity of a skilled moderaand then sit back down. If the other candidate wants tor is pretty much common to any format short of to respond, he does the same thing. The candidates a Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” feature, and Crowley often looked like two sail boats coursing near each failed miserably in the role of moderator. The good other but never colliding; they even got to point news is that Bob Schieffer will be moderating the at each other WHILE walking past each other. … third debate. He did a good job in 2008 with McAgain, I have no idea what purpose this could pos- Cain and Obama. All I can say for certain is this: If sibly serve other than maybe some good photos and the third debate proves as insulting as the second, video footage. No more pre-selected questions that we may have to (gasp!) consider that a third-party the campaigns opted for beforehand. Now the ques- candidate may inject some intellectual seriousness tions are pre-screened (which I suppose is technically into the debate. We may have to consider that the somewhat better) and either asked off Twitter (that’s Commission on Presidential Debates only consists of right: Twitter) or asked by an audience member. Hav- Republicans and Democrats, and that they are ultiing an audience member ask a question, though of- mately invested in maintaining this status quo. ten adding a more personal element, doesn’t actually Or we can keep on pretending these debates are change the substance of the question at all. In fact, it useful. Your call. is likely done entirely for ratings purposes. On paper these changes seem mostly stylistic and Michael Cook is a Pratt senior. His column runs every arguably detract further from the substance of the other Monday.

Mariah Hukins is a Trinity senior. You can follow Mariah on Twitter @thehukes.


y dearest readers, I come to you with unfortunate news. I believe I am going through earlystage fits of dementia. I’ve begun to have these visions of campus, ones that I know are divorced from reality as much as I am divorced from all three Vanderbilt sisters. (Some things run in the family, I’m told. In their case, it was I, and an unfortunate predilection for venereal disease.) Yet, even as I understand how delusional they are, I cannot stop seeing these things. My afflictions began late last week. Somehow, as though in a dream, I got this notion in my head grumpy trustee that President Brodhead monday, monday referred to Duke basketball as a “foolish” endeavor that ought not be a major factor in coming to the University. I ought to have immediately realized that no school president would publically dismiss a major focal point and revenue center for his University, especially when unprovoked. It would be a tremendously foolish PR move, and if there’s one thing the Brodhead administration has time and again proven, it is that they understand how to run an impeccable public relations campaign. Yet this vision persisted, I was powerless to stop it! Ghostly figures echoed meaningless words, repeatedly chanting “interdisciplinary,” “interdisciplinary.” I yelled back, “But that word, I don’t know what it actually implies, cruel specter! Will it not just decrease each student’s desire to actually master their discipline, to capitalize on trends in academia instead of improving the institution’s fundamentals?” Yet all they could say was “interdisciplinary” in return. The only thing that ever changed in my vision was the entry of a chinaman who yelled “global Duke” whilst taking money out of Duke’s pockets. It was haunting, truly haunting. I was caught in an existential hell, where everything around me lacked for meaning of any sort. For unless “interdisciplinary” means allowing the biology department to once and for all disprove the validity of the women’s studies department (it is common knowledge that estrogen clouds the brain function of women as much as reefer does for the pickaninnies, and women already must function with smaller craniums as is), I cannot fathom it being anything worthwhile. But my strangest visions were yet to come. The students, by and large, were totally apathetic about the entire issue! Editorial Boards touted “Duke’s growing academic prominence” as symptomatic of the need for campus change, even though our U.S. News and World Report ranking has decreased over the last decade. College students thought that they were right to shame one another for going to parties on Thursdays instead of consistently studying, and implicitly asked for larger crackdowns on social activities that seem totally distinct from the grander academic projects. I knew I was dreaming, but the absurdity still overwhelmed… And then my vision drifted into the future President Brodhead imagined. One in which students centered their Duke life upon some sense of academic collaboration, where the purpose of the house model as the extension of some grander academic plan becomes clear. One where students were intended to do projects that bridge the gap between science and the humanities, but are instead incentivized to do mediocrities that use half-baked combinations of both. Luckily, I woke up from this dream at this point. The world began to make sense again. I thought my delusions had vanished, and that the grand old Duke was back to the traditional order of things. That was, until I opened the newspaper today, and saw the headlines. ... “Duke Football Bowl Eligible, Beats UNC 33-30 in dramatic fashion.” The Grumpy Trustee is out of bad jokes, and simply says: GTHC.

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Breaking Duke starts the season ‘together’ down the Craziness by Matt Pun THE CHRONICLE

To bring the Countdown to Craziness festivities to a close Friday night, Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski introduced a new tradition for the Cameron Crazies. After urging the crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium to imagine the possibilities for this season, Krzyzewski asked the fans to stand up, put their fists out and help break the huddle with the team. “And let’s count to three, and when we break together and then we come back here next Saturday afternoon and start the journey… let’s see what we can imagine together,” Krzyzewski said. “One. Two. Three. Together.” Following the annual Blue-White scrimmage, Krzyzewski began his speech by introducing a three-minute video of past Blue Devil teams. The montage provided a compilation of the highlights of the Duke program that emphasized the team’s values. Although Krzyzewski reminded the audience that Duke cannot live in the past, the clip provided a reminder of what made past years so successful. Explaining that the Blue Devils break the huddle with “together” rather than “win” or “get ‘em,” Krzyzewski emphasized his team’s philosophy of “five guys playing as one.” “This is a theme we’ve been saying since the summer,” freshman guard Rasheed Sulaimon said. “Together. It’s not just the team. It’s the coaches. It’s the managers. It’s our fans. It just represents that every time we put on this jersey we’re playing for something bigger than ourselves. We’re representing a lot of people—our families and all the Duke fans across the nation.” After a year in which Duke finished 202nd nationally in assists per game, playing well as a unit will be very important to the team’s success. In the scrimmage, the Blue Devils already appeared to have a strong team dynamic. In the 20 minutes of scrimmage, the Blue and White teams combined for 19 assists, with returning point guards Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook recording five and four assists, respectively.

The 2012-13 Duke basketball season may only be a few days old, but after Countdown to Craziness it is already apparent that there are some noticeable differences in this year’s squad. Here are some observations from the season’s kickoff event.



The Blue Devils and head coach Mike Krzyzewski stressed togetherness at Countdown to Craziness. For three of his assists, Thornton connected with Sulaimon as part of an 8-2 scoring run. “My teammates put me in great, great positions to score the ball in the second half,” Sulaimon said. “Fortunately I just knocked down shots. I credit all this—all this goes to my teammates Tyler [Thornton and] Mason [Plumlee]. All those guys made great plays to get me in a good spot.” Although the importance of team unity is a fundamental part of the players’ philosophy, Krzyzewski emphasized that for the program, the sentiment of working together does not end at the sidelines. The players agreed that the Blue Devil fans play a vital role. “They are what makes Cameron, Cameron,” senior Mason Plumlee said. “Plus, winning is a part of that, but they’re just as important because they create the atmosphere that’s famous. People want to come to our games. Opposing teams don’t want to play here. And without them, we don’t have that. They had great fan support in all those [film] clips, so we’re looking for the


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A bigger, better perimeter Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has significantly upgraded his perimeter with true freshman guard Rasheed Sulaimon and redshirt freshman small forward Brady Alex Murphy. The two newcomers finished with 14 and nine points, respectively, on the night. Replacing injured senior Seth Curry for night, Sulaimon looks to be the most athletic guard on the roster due to his exceptional lateral quickness and ideal size at 6-foot-4. The Texan is also a dual threat offensively with his long-range shooting prowess and ability to get into the lane off the dribble. Hitting back-to-back three-pointers in the second half, Sulaimon appeared to get better as the game wore on. “I had some jitters at the beginning,” Sulaimon said. “But as the game started to get going I started to feel more comfortable. Once I got comfortable, I got into a groove and everything went smoothly.” In his second year at Duke, Murphy is leaps and bounds ahead of where he was a season ago. Noticeably bigger and stronger, the 6-foot-8 small forward was active defensively all night and had a team-high three blocked shots. He made his presence felt on the glass too, grabbing eight rebounds on the night, which was the most of any player. Even though he did not shoot the


same thing this season.” After student attendance numbers had dropped during the last five years, the team hopes that emphasizing the fans’ importance to the basketball program may help to recreate the level of support experienced by previous teams. It certainly did not take long for Duke’s student fans to incorporate Krzyzewski’s tradition into their arsenal. A day later, the Blue Devil football team, having given up a 14-point lead, trailed North Carolina 30-26 with a little more than three minutes remaining. With its first bowl berth since 1994 and an eight-game losing streak to the Tar Heels on the line, Duke faced fourth down, still five yards out of the end zone. As the Blue Devils lined up for the snap, the Duke students raised their fists in unison. Showing their faith in the team, the students kept their fists high in the air as the clock wound down, only breaking pose to cheer as Jamison Crowder caught the game-winning touchdown.


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Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offensive potential has been highly touted throughout the season and it was certainly on display Sunday as the Blue Devils wrapped up regular season play with a non-conference match. After an offensive barrage against Francis Marion, Duke feels confident heading into the ACC tournament. 0 FMU The No. 6 Blue Devils (12-3-1) de4 DUKE feated the Patriots (6-9-1) 4-0 at Koskinen Stadium Sunday afternoon. Duke controlled possession throughout the game, capitalizing four times on 37 shot attempts to earn the win. From the opening play, the Blue Devils commanded the flow of the match in Patriot territory. Duke scored the lone goal of the first half in the sixth minute off the head of midfielder Kaitlyn Kerr, who scored her fifth goal of the season off a powerful cross from freshman midfielder Cassie Pecht. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been trying to work on more is getting the ball more and getting involved in attack,â&#x20AC;? Kerr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to be a playmaker, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I am, [and] thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I do. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been as involved as I like but this is a great start to the postseason for me and for the team.â&#x20AC;? The Blue Devils relied on unselfish play from their attacking players, especially in the second half, to score the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four goals. Midfielder Kim DeCesare and forward Laura Weinberg continued to feed off each

other and tied the Duke single-season record for a goal-scoring duo with 27 combined goals, on a header from DeCesare. Forward Kelly Cobb also scored her first goal of the season on a through ball from Pecht, who had two assists in the match, with a scorching shot in the upper corner of the net. The final goal came off the foot of Katy Colas, who was assisted by both Mollie Pathman and Callie Simpkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been getting better and better,â&#x20AC;? Kerr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the beginning we started off playing more as individuals, but as the season has progressed we have definitely gotten into a team mindset more. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re prepared for the postseason and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to it.â&#x20AC;? Duke, despite notching 13 fewer shots than in the first half, created more quality goal-scoring opportunities in the second half and converted three of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had three nice goals in the second half,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Robbie Church. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we were more dangerous in the second half. We had better movement off the ball overall. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to do as we move forward into the ACC tournament. We have opportunities, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to find people with better opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Church stressed to his team the importance of unselfish play that characterized Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match for the Blue Devils going into the postseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main thing I think is we have to keep sharing the ball,â&#x20AC;? Church said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to keep passing the ball and play unselfishly by taking unselfish crosses and shots. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in good shape going into the tournament. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very excited for this team.â&#x20AC;?


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All it took was a perfect strike to send the Blue Devils bowling for the first time since 1994. Duke gained bowl eligibility by defeating arch-rival North Carolina in dramatic fashion Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium, prompting the fans to storm the field as the clock displayed 0:00. After seeing Tar Heels take a 30-26 lead with around three minutes to play, the Blue Devils’ storybook ending looked as though it might not come to fruition. Quarterback Sean Renfree, however, refused to let that happen. Conducting arguably the best drive of his career, Renfree heroically led the team down field and connected with sophomore wide receiver Jamison Crowder for the game-winning touchdown on a fourth down with 13 seconds left in the game to give Duke a 33-30 win against North Carolina. “The main thing that was going through my head was just hold on to the ball,” Crowder said. “When I realized I had it, I just wanted to get to the sideline and celebrate with my team.” Having the lead for a majority of the contest, Duke (6-2, 3-1 in the ACC) seemingly lost its control of the game late. In the fourth quarter, North Carolina stormed back from a 14-point deficit with its secondstraight scoring drive, rive, going ys to pull 75 yards in 10 plays within three. t, the Soon after that, Tar Heels regained ained possession, and on the wildest play of the night, quarterback Bryn Renner hit an open Erik Highsmith, who fum-bled at Duke’s 22-yard line. Blue Devil cornerback Ross Crockell had an opportunity to jump on the loosee ball but was he ball squirtunable to do so. The rd the Duke ed forward toward end zone, where sophomore vani Bernard running back Giovani scooped up the fumble and scored from four yards out, giving the Tar Heels a 30-26 lead ng. with 3:12 remaining. “It just shows the kind of enior wide reteam we are,” senior rnon said. “Old ceiver Conner Vernon uld have just laid Duke teams would down [after North h Carolina took the lead].” lead]. conclusion The epic concl lusion to the To-

bacco Road rivalry was matched by an equally stellar atmosphere. With a raucous crowd of 33,941 on hand at Wallace Wade Stadium, the 2012 battle for the Victory Bell saw North Carolina (5-3, 2-2) move the ball quickly on its opening possession. A 39-yard screen pass to Bernard led to a 30-yard field goal for the Tar Heels to give them the early lead. Duke answered by making a statement on its opening possession with a methodical drive down the field. From the onset of the contest, the Blue Devil offense was predicated on the running game, which the Tar Heels’ 4-2-5 defense was gashed by much of the night. Led by running backs Josh Snead, Jela Duncan and Juwan Thompson, Duke’s ground attack accounted for 234 yards on the night, marking the most rushing yards ever by a David Cutcliffe-coached Duke team and the most rushing yards given up the Tar Heel defense all year. “We thought we had a chance to run the football,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “Our offensive line believed that we could, and they came off the field and told us, ‘We can get this done.’ We didn’t run the ball very well at any time against Virginia Tech…. This is what we had dreamed, hoped and envisioned.” Sophomore quarterback Anthony Boone capped off the Blue Devils’ first drive with a three-yard touchdo touchdown run to give the Duke its first lead of the th night at 7-3. Extending the Blue Devils’ lead l to 10, freshman kicker Ross Martin connected on field goals from 35 yards ya and 30 yards, respectively. Bernard—who finished 211 all-purpose yards yar on the night—struck again for North Carolina, break breaking loose for another big bi run into Duke territory. territo A pass interferen interference call on defe defensive back Tony FFoster put the B Blue Devil defe defense in a mo more vulneraable situation. Despite the adversity, the unit did what it had to for much mu of the game—bend, but not brea break, forcing the Tar Heels to settle for fo a 23-yard field goal. In addition to estab establishing the running game, Duke’s Duke’ offensive line gave Renfree adequate protection the en entire game, redshirt senior allowing the reds signal caller to finish f with Vernon 276 yards. Verno on was on


the receiving end six times for 124 yards, several of which came on clutch third-down conversions. “The offensive line did a phenomenal job giving us protection against a very good front seven,” Renfree said. Narrowly avoiding costly turnovers on offense, the Blue Devils leaned on the running game as the first half drew to a close. Duncan’s two-yard touchdown run up the middle extended the Duke lead to 20-6 at halftime. To start the second half, the Blue Devil defense came up big again. The secondary, in particular, played perhaps its best game of the season by shutting down North Carolina’s big and talented receiving corps. Consequently, the Tar Heels could only muster three points on their first possession of the second half through a 28-yard field goal by kicker Casey Barth to make the score 20-9. Momentum quickly shifted though in the final quarter of play with Duke clinging to a 23-9 advantage. Opting to fake a punt on a fourth-and-one, Duke was unable to keep its drive alive to start the fourth quarter. The questionable decision almost cost the Blue Devils the game. “I helped [North Carolina] a little bit with the decision to fake the punt, so I felt on the hook the whole time after that,” Cutcliffe said. “Not because it did not work, it just wasn’t the right time to do it.” Taking over at midfield, North Carolina’s offense found a new rhythm. Renner found a wide-open Eric Ebron for a 34-yard gain to move inside the Blue Devils’ 10-yard line. A few plays later, Bernard leaped into the end zone, cutting Duke’s lead to 23-16 with around 13 minutes to play. Martin’s fourth field goal of the contest, a 43-yarder, extended Duke’s lead to 26-16 with 9:22 remaining. The Blue Devils’ lead quickly disappeared though. Rallying back, the Tar Heels seemed poised to steal the game after their wild goahead touchdown by Bernard in the closing minutes of the game. Instead of the back-breaking play leading to Duke’s undoing, the Blue Devils resiliently answered by performing one of the program’s most memorable game-winning drives, giving Duke its first victory over North Carolina since 2003 and its second win in the last 22 Victory Bell matchups. “It’s impossible for me to describe,” Renfree said. “There’s been so many frustrating times in my career here… for us to come together as a team like this and do something special, I’m just lucky to be a part of this.” The historic feat prompted students to storm the field in celebration of new heights for the Duke program. “You couldn’tt write a better story, story,” You couldn Vernon said.

Although Anthony Boone had limited action, he gave Duke a 7-3 lead in the first quarter with a two-yard run.

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Jela Duncan scored Duke’s second touchdown of the game, giving the Blue Devils a commanding 20-6 lead at halftime.

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UNC 30 From zeros to heroes in 3:06 Duke has always seemed to find a way to lose big games. Saturday night, a massive reversal of fortune sent the Blue Devils to its first bowl game since 1994. The Blue Devils played three dominant quarters against North Carolina. Duke’s rushing attack showed up for the first time this season as the trio of Josh Snead, Jela Duncan and Juwan Thompson carried the ball a total of 48 times. The team’s total of 234 Daniel yards on the ground was a season-high. The Blue Devils’ defensive intensity peaked in highpressure situations, holding the Tar Heels to 4-for-15 on third downs. Despite taking a 23-9 lead into the fourth quarter, Duke’s bad habits resurfaced, and it appeared this might be the type of loss we had become accustomed to in recent years. Missed tackles, busted coverages and ill-advised penalties allowed North Carolina to march down the field on consecutive touchdown drives. And as the lead deteriorated, memories of Duke’s haunted past continued to


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um, the atmosphere at Saturday’s 33-30 win against North Carolina was an unfamiliar one for Duke football.

artin went 4-for-4 on field goals e, none bigger than his 43-yard in the fourth quarter.

Giovani Bernard gave North Carolina the lead with 3:12 remaining, collecting a fumble after Ross Cockrell whiffed on it.

Partylike1994 On Nov. 28, 1994, the Hall of Fame Bowl offered a bid to the Duke football team, which was subsequently accepted. Bowl games worked differently then—unlike now, when six wins guarantee a bowl berth, bowls had to extend bids to the teams they wanted. Duke was 8-3 in 1994 when the Hall of Fame Bowl extended its offer. On that same day—Nov. 28, 1994—infamous serial killer and rapist Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in jail. More than half of the Duke freshman class was born in 1994. In case you can’t remember back that far, here are some of the top things from the last time the Blue Devils made a bowl game: • The Winter Olympics take place in Lillehammer, Norway. • March 1, 1994: Justin Bieber is born. • April 22, 1994: President Richgrow. We began to remember why North Carolina had taken 21 of its last 22 matchups against the Blue Devils. We thought back to the 20-point first quarter lead Duke blew at Virginia Tech last weekend with its bowl eligibility on the line. With one of the flukiest touchdowns you’ll ever see, the continuation of Duke’s bowl drought seemed to be nothing short of divine intervention. Clinging to a 26-23 lead in the game’s closing minutes, North Carolina wide receiver Erik Highsmith caught a pass from quarterback Bryn Renner and found space in the open field. Highsmith was met in by Duke safety Walt Canty, who made a remarkable defensive effort to punch the ball out at Duke’s 22-yard line. Cornerback Ross Cockrell was poised to pounce on the loose ball and seal the victory for the Blue Devils but allowed the fumble to squirt away toward his own end zone. North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard picked it up at Duke’s 4-yard line and scored one of the most improbable touchdowns in the history of the battle for the Victory Bell to give the Tar Heels a 30-26 lead. “I thought I blew the game to be honest with you,” Cockrell said. “I thought I blew it.” He wasn’t the only one. With a capacity crowd on hand at Wallace Wade Stadium, 33,941 fans were left in utter disbelief at the scene that was playing itself out on the field. With just 3:06 remaining in the game, the Blue Devils had to go 87 yards to score the game-winning touchdown. After settling for four Ross Martin field goals throughout the contest, three more points would do them

Jamison Crowder’s five-yard touchdown catch with 13 seconds left on fourth down gave Duke the final score and the win.

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ard Nixon, Law ’37, passes away. June 17, 1994: The O.J. Simpson car chase takes place. Brazil wins the World Cup. The 1994 MLB playoffs and World Series are cancelled due to strike. Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” wins a Grammy for song of the year. Forest Gump is named the Best Picture of the Year at the Academy Awards. Pope John Paul II is named the Time Person of the Year. Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin win the Nobel Peace Prize. Current Duke basketball assistant coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Jeff Capel are players on the Duke team. Nannerl Keohane is Duke’s president.

no good—they had to go for six. But Duke did not respond like a team that always seemed to find a way to lose, but rather a team that always knew it could win with the ball in its hands on the final drive. “What I went down and told the offensive line right then was, ‘You know what, they blew it. They scored with too much time left on the clock. This is exactly what we want, right here. Exactly where we want to be. This is one you’ll remember.’ And they took care of the business,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. Quarterback Sean Renfree and the Blue Devil offense answered the call and cemented their legacy with a drive for the ages. With its back against the wall, Duke relied on its most dependable weapon, the ACC’s all-time leader in receptions. Despite being neutralized for much of Saturday’s contest, wide receiver Conner Vernon was just where he needed to be on Duke’s final drive, converting on two crucial third downs. But the third time the Blue Devils faced third down on the game’s ultimate drive, a draw play to Duncan fell two yards short. With 19 seconds left on the clock, Duke hit a fork in the road—it was win or go home. And after 18 consecutive years of calling bowl week the offseason, this team found itself on the right side of history. Renfree delivered a strike just between the linebacker and the cornerback, and sophomore wide receiver Jamison Crowder created a moment that will echo throughout the cavernous confines of Wallace Wade for decades. Some may say you couldn’t have scripted a better ending for a game between Duke and North Carolina, or that the underdog Blue Devils were deserving of a Hollywood ending to break a drought that spanned nearly two decades. Although both of these things may be true, Crowder’s last-second heroics signified that a new era of Duke football has arrived—this team is finally playing with a winning mentality and has a bowl bid to show for it. As Gatorade showers flowed and a spraypaint mist of royal blue hung over the battlefield, it was hard to believe the shot to the gut this team had taken just three minutes earlier. The lowest low led to the highest high.

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Close losses continue Duke edges Golden Bears in overtime by Lopa Rahman THE CHRONICLE

The Blue Devils dominated possession. They controlled the run of play. But they made one mistake, and that’s all it took to find themselves on the losing end of the game. Duke (5-7-1, 2-4-1 in the ACC) dropped a 1-0 contest to Boston College (8-4-3, 3-12) Friday night at 1 Koskinen Stadium. BC DUKE 0 All seven of the Blue Devils’ losses this season have been by only one goal. “I’m not disappointed in our performance,” Duke head coach John Kerr said. “I thought we played a brilliant game tonight. We had one lapse, and they capitalized. Soccer is a cruel game that way.” On a breakaway in the 71st minute, Eagle senior Kyle Bekker served a through ball to classmate Stefan Carter, who beat Blue Devil goalkeeper James Belshaw oneon-one to give Boston College a 1-0 lead that it would not relinquish. “[The Eagles] are one of those counterpunch kind of teams where they just wait and wait and hit you when you’re not looking, and that’s what they did to us tonight,” Kerr said. Duke bested Boston College in shots 16-8 and corners 6-3. Blue Devil junior Will Donovan led the way in shots with six. “[Will] is putting himself in great positions,” Kerr said. “This is the best he’s ever played.” Both teams generated quality looks on goal in the opening half, but Belshaw and Eagle senior goalkeeper Justin Luthy came

up with saves to keep the game scoreless. Five minutes after the opening whistle, Bekker took a free kick for Boston College, but Belshaw made a diving save to keep the Eagles off the scoreboard. In the 18th minute, Duke sophomore Riley Wolfe got in the penalty box and fired a shot at goal, but Luthy stopped the attempt. Carter took the final stab at goal in the half just two minutes later, but Belshaw made his second save of the night to keep the score 0-0. Boston College junior Chris Ager headed the ball over the goal for the first shot of the second half. In the ensuing 12 minutes, the Blue Devils took four shots and earned two corner kicks but were unable to capitalize. “We’re obviously really threatening on corner kicks when we get the service right,” Duke freshman Ryan Thompson said. “Right now, we’re a little bit inconsistent, myself especially, on getting the service right.” After the Eagles’ game-winning goal in the 71st minute, Duke pressed forward in search of the equalizer. The Blue Devils took six of the final eight shots, including on-target attempts by junior Sebastien Ibeagha and freshman Zach Mathers that Luthy punched just over the crossbar. “We had several chances in their penalty area to score, but we just can’t find a way to the back of the net right now,” Kerr said. “I’m not unhappy at all with the effort, but just disappointed for the boys because they played their hearts out tonight.” Duke returns to action this week against Davidson and Virginia Tech, which is winless in the ACC.

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The Blue Devils had yet to win in overtime this season. Junior defender Paula Heimbach had yet to score a goal in a Duke uniform. Friday, both those things changed. No. 24 Duke (7-9) beat California (510) 2-1 in overtime 1 at Jack Katz StaCAL dium. Nine minDUKE 2 utes into overtime, Heimbach scored to propel the Blue Devils past the Golden Bears. “I feel great,” Heimbach said. “It’s my first goal ever, so I’m so excited it happened in overtime. I saw the ball there, and I just went for it.” Duke and California were evenly matched throughout the first half. The Golden Bears held an 8-7 shot advantage against the Blue Devils, while Duke sophomore goalie Lauren Blazing and California sophomore goalie Courtney Hendrickson each made four saves. Duke, however, had only three penalty corners while California had eight, including five back-to-back. On the fifth, California sophomore midfielder Caroline Struijk converted to give the Golden Bears a 1-0 lead, with assists from senior midfielder Kendra Bills and junior midfielder Shannon Elmitt. At the close of the second half, Blue Devil junior forward Emmie Le Marchand scored on a penalty corner, with assists


Junior defender Paula Heimbach scored her first career goal to give Duke an overtime win. from junior midfielder Grace Christus and senior defender Abby Hassinger. This was Le Marchand’s team-leading 11th goal of the season, and it was one of her most important, as it shifted the flow in Duke’s favor going into the second half. Statistically, it appeared as though California dominated Duke offensively in the second half—the Golden Bears led the Blue Devils in shots, 8-3, corners, 5-2, and saves, 4-1. But, as Duke head coach Pam Bustin pointed out, the box scores have no way of measuring momentum. “I think the momentum started twothirds of the way through the second




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Duke splits games against Virginia opponents by Jackie Klauberg THE CHRONICLE

The Blue Devils are currently searching. For some consistency, that is. Duke (12-11, 3-8 in the ACC) finished 1-1 on the road this past weekend, defeating Virginia (7-15, 1-10) and losing to Virginia Tech (13-8, 6-5) Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. The Blue Devil lineup might vary game to game, mixing and matching with the team’s deep crew of players. “The lineup is constantly changing,” head coach Jolene Nagel said. “We haven’t


Jeme Obeime continued her strong play against Virginia, notching 10 kills.

found a magic potion or combination yet. What we can do as a coaching staff is make decisions as best we can… it is the consistency that we are trying to find. If it’s not happening, we have other people that deserve to get out there and have the opportunity.” The Blue Devils took the floor against the Cavaliers Friday night in what Virginia hoped would be its first conference win of the season. The Cavaliers’ hopes, however, were batted down in large part because of Blue Devil Megan Hendrickson’s play. The senior amassed a season-high 13 kills and 19 digs in the team’s third conference win. “[Megan] has been playing defense this year for the most part,” Nagel said. “She hasn’t necessarily gotten the opportunity to play at the net this season. We wanted to go with her experience and leadership [this weekend]. She is passionate about her team and really cares that we are successful. We wanted to give her that opportunity. She did really well.” Duke hit .257 on the night while limiting Virginia, the lowest-ranked team in the ACC, to just .167 hitting. Sophomore Jeme Obeime and junior Chelsea Cook both recorded 10 kills on the night and senior Christiana Gray compiled eight kills and no attack errors on 25 attempts. Sophomore setter Maggie Deichmesiter dished out 41 assists to help seal the victory (25-19, 24-26, 27-25, 25-15) for the Blue Devils. The Cavaliers were led by freshman outside hitter Natalie Bausback, who totaled 20 kills on the night. From Charlottesville, Duke headed south to Blacksburg to take on the Hokies, who were coming off of a 3-1 win against Wake Forest the night before.

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The proof of a Blue Devil loss is made clear by the stat sheet. Duke’s hitting percentage in set one was -.054 and increased slightly in the second set to .108. Then, in the third set, which Duke won, the Blue Devils recorded a .325 hitting percentage. That was short lived, however, because Duke finished with a rate of .098 in the fourth set, conceding the match (16-25, 1825, 25-22, 19-25). The Blue Devils return to Cameron Indoor Stadium as they take on Triangle rivals North Carolina Friday and then N.C. State Saturday. The last time the Blue Devils took the court with the two teams, they picked up two losses. Duke looks to take advantage

of playing host this time, where they are 8-3 so far this season. Nagel is encouraged about the growth her team has undergone in the last month since it last faced the Tar Heels and Wolfpack. “I definitely think we have grown,” Nagel said. “We will be playing [these] teams that aren’t as unfamiliar to us. We have a better idea of what to expect. As much as a coach can make sure we are working hard everyday and that the team is making the effort, we need to keep things fresh going into the second part of the season [where we play most ACC teams for the second time].”



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ball particularly well, Murphy’s presence at the small forward position should make Duke a more complete team this year.

half,” Bustin said. “It forced Cal to call a time out, and it really gave us a chance to identify that we had them, and the energy just spread. I think from that point on, whether we scored in regulation or if we were going to have to do it in overtime, that we had the game in our hands.” In overtime, the Blue Devils outshot California 5-0. In the 79th minute, Heimbach pounded a rebound off Hendrickson into the far post of the goal, leading Duke to victory. “I think Paula just wanted to go home,” Bustin said. “But it was a beautiful goal. She swept it wonderfully. It was right on point. She was wide open and did the right thing.” The Blue Devil victory was not pretty, but it was important. Duke is winless against ACC opponents and faces No. 5 Virginia at home next Saturday. The win against the Golden Bears, however, showed the Blue Devils’ persistence in a tight match. “I think this was a tough game for us,” Bustin said. “I think we’re still coming out of some tough losses over the last few weeks that we’re still learning from.... In terms of toughness—mentally and physically—I’m really proud of what we did tonight. It’s good to face Virginia with a win on your back. It’s going to be a heck of a battle next weekend, there’s no doubt about it, but I think with a week of building on this energy, we have a fair shot.”

Established leadership Senior big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly were impressive in their final Countdown to Craziness. “It’s hard to believe,” Kelly said. “Things fly by fast. I just want to make this year something special.” Being assertive offensively and scoring early and often in the post, the two co-captains will seemingly be the go-to-guys this season. Kelly led all scorers, netting 15 points, despite shooting 0-for-6 on 3-pointers. Spurning the NBA to return to Duke for his senior season, Plumlee finished with 12 points and six rebounds. The preseason first-team All-ACC selection looked more polished on the block and showed some added diversity to his low post game. The duo’s greatest asset to this team may be their leadership in making the team a more cohesive unit, a dynamic that was lacking last season. “Coach [Krzyzewski] talks about being together,” Kelly said. “And I think we certainly are more together.”


Hood impresses Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood’s debut was perhaps the most anticipated of the evening, and he did not disappoint in his only outing for Duke this year. The 6-foot-8 swingman finished with 13 points and five rebounds, showing off his silky smooth mid-range game and slashing ability. Hood going against Sulaimon was easily


Five-star recruits Theo Pinson, Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns and Harry Giles take in Countdown to Craziness. the most entertaining one-on-one matchup of the game. “[Sulaimon] hit shots, and I hit shots,” Hood said. “It was competition, and we were at there competing. He is going to help me a lot. He is a very good player and just to go against him every day pushes myself.” With Hood on board, the future is bright on the wing for the Blue Devils. The versatile and springy left-hander from Mississippi should be an All-ACC caliber player next season for the Blue Devils. Recruits take in the festivities A host of five-star recruits from the class of 2014 were on hand for Countdown to Craziness—point guard Tyus Jones, power forward Jahlil Okafor and small forward Theo Pinson. Combo forward Karl Towns—

the top-ranked player in 2015—was also in attendance, as well as Harry Giles, who is one of the top forwards in the class of 2016. The Cameron Crazies loudly chanted at the group as they walked across the court at the start of the event. On Friday night during the game, Jones tweeted, “Duke fans showing me too much love out here!! It’s great lol.” Similarly, Okafor tweeted, “Duke fans are crazy! Loving it though. Students going nuts. Ayyyyye.” With assistant coaches Jeff Capel, Chris Collins, Steve Wojciechowski and Nate James coaching the Blue and White teams for the scrimmage, Krzyzewski did not do much coaching Friday night. Rather, much of Krzyzewski’s time was spent talking with the recruits during the scrimmage.


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