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Duke Law helps overturn wrongful life sentence by Michelle Menchaca THE CHRONICLE

After 17 years serving a life sentence, LaMonte Armstrong’s name has been cleared of his 1988 wrongful murder conviction. Armstrong, a Greensboro native, was released last June with the help of Duke’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic, an organization at the School of Law that investigates claims of innocence by incarcerated felons. Law School students and alumni reexamined Armstrong’s case along with involved police and prosecutors. Howard Neumann, the Guilford County Assistant District Attorney, officially dismissed Armstrong’s murder charge this past Monday, of which he was convicted in 1995. Armstrong expressed his happiness in an interview with The Chronicle to no longer have the murder charge hanging over his head. “It was a great relief,” Armstrong said. “It’s been tough these past few months being able to walk around but still not feeling free.” Jamie Lau, Law School ’09 and supervising attorney for the Clinic, facilitated the testing of DNA evidence that was not available at Armstrong’s original trial. The DNA results identified a handprint found at the home of the victim and proved conclusively that Armstrong could not have been at the scene of the crime, Lau said. The Duke Law Innocence Project, a student organization devoted to exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted, wrote to Armstrong in 2006, asking to take on his case. “[The Duke Law students] were the first ones to really take the time to listen, to look at my case and to research,” Armstrong said. The victim of the murder, Ernestine Compton—a faculty member at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University—was found stabbed and strangled with an electrical cord in her Greensboro home. Compton was Armstrong’s college professor and a friend of his mother. While no physical evidence ever linked Armstrong to the murder, he was arrested after an informant placed him at the scene. This witness only implicated Armstrong to avoid being charged with the crime himself and later recanted his story. More than a decade after this wrongful conviction, John Hibbard, special projects director of the Innocence Project and a third-year law student, worked closely with the Wrongful Convictions Clinic on the case. The Clinic takes cases in which individuals who are currently incarcerated have claimed innocence and investigates these claims. If members of the Innocence Project find factual basis for innocence, SEE ARMSTRONG ON PAGE 8

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Rasheed Sulaimon scored a team-high 21 points to lead the Blue Devils past Creighton in the Round of 32.

PHILADELPHIA—In a low-scoring battle that featured 46 personal fouls, second-seeded Duke found a way to overcome Doug McDermott and seventhseeded Creighton, defeating the Bluejays 66-50 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Behind the first-half scoring of freshman Rasheed Sulaimon and the secondhalf scoring of senior Seth Curry, the Blue Devils (29-5) recorded the school’s 2,000th career victory, becoming just the fourth program in Division I men’s basketball to do so. “It’s a game of adjustments,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Their coaching staff and certainly our coaching staff didn’t expect everything that happened today, and so your team has to adapt really well.” After controlling the opening tip, Creighton’s Grant Gibbs raced down the court for an easy breakaway dunk to give the Bluejays (28-8) the early lead, but the scoring all but stopped for the rest of the half. Both teams spent most of the opening period throwing up bricks—Duke shot just 35.7 percent from the field, while Creighton only managed to convert 29.6 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half. McDermott—the nation’s secondleading scorer—started the game just 1-of-5 from the field, but quickly warmed up after Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee picked up two fouls and were forced to SEE M. BASKETBALL ON SPORTSWRAP 4

Coffee drinkers look to fill JVG void by Amy Cheng THE CHRONICLE

With Joe Van Gogh temporarily closed, some Duke coffee drinkers have to go elsewhere for their daily cup of joe. For the past three weeks, some Joe Van Gogh coffee shop fans have struggled to find a complete replacement for their favorite on-campus coffee spot. The cafe closed March 1 due to ongoing Bryan Center renovations and is expected to reopen early this summer. Although some have turned to other coffee vendors, many say Joe Van Gogh’s absence leaves a void. “Coming from Seattle, I’m kind of snobby about that type of stuff, and you can also taste the difference [at Joe Van Gogh],” senior Tim Chang said. “Baristas were for the most part knowledgeable.” Chang noted that he values the atmosphere of a coffee shop like Joe Van SEE JVG ON PAGE 8


Now that Joe Van Gogh is temporarily closed, loyal customers are looking for other coffee venues to fill the void, such as Alpine Bagels, pictured here.


“Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond should cry. And I will not be mourning their tears....” —Jaimie Woo in ‘They should cry.’ See column page 6

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1. A member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority beats a car with a sledgehammer on Friday for the organization’s annual Smash Bash. 2. A Duke student teaches high school students nunchaku in the Great Hall as part of the Splash program this weekend.3. A costume-clad band marches at the third annual Marry Durham celebration Saturday to show support for the arts, local businesses, safety and other city causes. 4. A student cuddles a golden retriever on the Bryan Center plaza Friday at Sigma Pi fraternity’s Pooch Smooch event to benefit Wags4Tags, a nonprofit organization that supports veterans. 5. Sustainable Duke hosts a smoothiemaking event on the plaza Friday where customers make their own treats by pedaling on a blender-bike combination. 6. Members of Delta Tau Delta fraternity chow down for the Delts vs. Diabetes wing-eating contest Saturday night at Pitchfork Provisions. 7. Students learn about which items should go in either the trash, recycling bin or compost in a garbology and waste auditing event on the Main Quad Friday afternoon.

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As dPS pres, Fraile aims to inspire others to do service Duke Partnership for Service, an umbrella organization for student service groups on campus, elected their president for the 2013-2014 academic year Thursday. The organization chose junior Katherine Fraile, a math major from Lancaster, Pa. Although Fraile has not had past experience on the dPS Executive Board, she has volunteered for various organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House. She cites her love of service and her ability to work with others as reasons why she ran for president. Fraile hopes to impart this passion for serving the community not just to fellow dPS members but to the Duke community at large. The Chronicle’s Elizabeth Djinis sat down with Fraile to discuss her election and her goals for the coming year.

TC: What do you hope to achieve as president? KF: DPS has done a great job this past year with the “support” and “connect” aspects of our mission statement. Going into next year, something to really try and focus on is the “inspire” part of our mission statement. DPS in the past has tried to do monthly bigger events, such as sponsoring a service organization to do an event so that students who can’t make a commitment every week could still get that taste for service and get that high that all of us are so happy to have. We’re going to try to keep doing that and, in general, try to be more transparent and open to the students to inspire them to have a more service-filled environment on campus.

The Chronicle: Why did you want to become dPS president? Katherine Fraile: I’ve been involved with a number of the service organizations that work under dPS, so I knew about the organization. The more I learned about it this year, the more I realized it was the perfect opportunity to combine two of the things I’m most passionate about— Duke and service. When I leave Duke, holding this position will be a great way

TC: What makes you qualified for this position? KF: I’m really good at bringing together groups of people that you would not necessarily think fit together well. I think the largest asset that has really prepared me for this position is my job this past summer where I was a volunteer coordinator for a service organization. I’ve served as house council president this year, during to the switch to the new



Junior Katherine Fraile is the president elect for Duke Partnership for Service. to know that I made a difference. A lot of the things that I’ve done up to this point, while they’re great at the moment, I can’t see the effects in the long term.

house model. Trying to bring together a group of 70 people who don’t know each other at all... will help me with the same sorts of things that I’ll need to do as dPS president. I’ve never been on the dPS executive board, but I’ve volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Duke GANO and Ronald McDonald House. I haven’t served on the executive board and I’ve got a lot to learn from [current and former dPS Presidents] Andrew [Hanna] and Sanjay [Kishore], but they’ve been really gracious in helping me out. TC: Why is DPS important to you? KF: Service has always been a part of my life, but more recently I’ve been a lot more involved in service and it really does just give you a high for life. I’m so excited every time I come back from any type of service, whether it’s GANO every week or building houses over the summer. I think a lot of students on campus want to make a difference and want to do something, but maybe not everyone necessarily knows how to do so. Being able to pair students with service organizations and follow through with their idea is really exciting for me. I want everyone to experience how excited I get from serving and loving the school. This is the perfect opportunity.

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Alex Epstein (Duke ’02) is President of the Center for Industrial Progress and an expert in energy and industrial policy. His writings on energy have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Investor’s Business Daily. He is leading freemarket energy debater, having debated Bill McKibben, Greenpeace, Occupy Wall Street, and other environmentalist groups. Thomas Eiden is a nuclear engineer and a Researcher at the Center for Industrial Progress. He has conducted research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne National Laboratory. When not researching, Eiden is a passionate activist not only for nuclear power but also fossil fuels and all other forms of reliable, affordable energy.

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Make accessibility happen Duke’s campus is known construction of the new Events for many things—its beautiful Pavilion and a complete overneo-Gothic architecture, the haul of the West Union BuildChapel and Cameron Indoor ing—two major ongoing camStadium are among some of pus renovations—represent its best-known trademarks. a significant step in the right What many direction. Once don’t realize, construction is editorial however, is how complete, both inaccessible our campus is for buildings will be fully handithe physically disabled. cap accessible. The campus’ inaccessibilAt the same time, it is imity—partially an unfortunate portant to note that the Amerbyproduct of its age, size and icans with Disabilities Act leaesthetic—is a very expensive gally mandates that these new problem to solve. Imagine, public buildings be accessible. for example, the simultane- The University should be proous renovation of every resi- active in seeking future renodential quadrangle and many vations as opportunities to academic buildings on West increase campus accessibility, Campus. Although this does even if the projects’ scales do not seem like a feasible short- not mandate such change. term proposition given its cost, We also commend Housincremental change is already ing, Dining and Residence taking place. For example, the Life for its efforts to make

There needs to be more easily accessible parking on campus. Duke should consider putting in 4-level garage where the “Miracle Lot” blue zone lot is, or add a subterranean level under the Kilgo and Card lots. —“Alex Keller” commenting on the story “Duke blocks students from parking in Bryan Center garage.” See more at

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residential life at Duke more accessible. Currently, HDRL has funds set aside to retrofit rooms and modify house or living group sections, and is willing to move sections to new locations if these changes cannot be accommodated. Despite these positive gestures, there remain glaring holes in campus accessibility. Not only do short-term solutions exist, but the University has a moral obligation to implement them, establishing a minimum threshold of access. Even if complete accessibility of all buildings and venues is not realistic in the short term, students’ access to the spaces on campus is so fundamental to their daily lives at Duke that some degree of accommodation, above what is currently provided, is necessary.

Consider some examples— the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, the Women’s Center and Counseling and Psychological Services are not readily accessible. The Center for LGBT Life is not either, but will be once current renovations are completed. Certain academic buildings, such as the Languages Building, are also not readily accessible. Even for the buildings that are, there is little or no signage to indicate the appropriate entrances—a problem with a cheap and easy solution that administrators have avoided for the sake of aesthetics. Finally, Duke’s on-demand van service does not operate on weekends until 5 p.m., imposing serious limits on disabled students’ extracurricular and social engagement.

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hen people do wrong things, they should all male identities that don’t conform to it. Jackson feel remorse. Remorse, however does not Katz, an author and presenter of anti-sexism and necessarily entitle one to sympathy or pub- activism, explains how men often use violence to lic defense. This is particularly true in reinstitute their masculinity. The light of the highly anticipated Steufact that out of the 62 mass shootbenville rape trial verdict that was ings since 1982, 61 were carried out released last week. Long story short: by men, is not lost on me. Two intoxicated football players were Additionally, why are we so quick convicted of raping a girl after they to defend our idolized male athletes? spread evidence of their crime, along How we treat our Duke male basketwith their boastful laughter and smug ball players is case and point. Don’t pride, all over social media sites and get me wrong; I fervently cheer for jaimie woo through explicit text messages. They our team and possibly get short of times like these shed tears after the verdict was anbreath when they walk by, but I can nounced, and as a result, media comopenly admit how ridiculous it is. In mentators and tweeting 20-somethings expressed the small friendly town of Steubenville, the high pity and understanding. school football team is also a source of pride for One news anchor from CNN reported: “Incred- the community—it has won nine state championibly difficult, even for an outsider like me, to watch ships. But being a masculine male who excels at what happened as these two young men that had sports does not entitle a man to public support, nor such promising futures, star football players, very does it mean that he can do no wrong. They are not good students, literally watched as they believe perfect, and once they make conscious criminal detheir life fell apart.” Two tweets I saw read: “I hon- cisions, we still tend to find every reason to place estly feel sorry for the boys in that Steubenville trial. blame elsewhere and defend our good boys. The That whore was asking for it,” and “The Steuben- crisis of masculinity informs our attitude toward ville story is all too familiar. Be responsible for your male athletes. actions ladies before your drunken decisions ruin Women and girls, on the other hand, have to deinnocent lives.” fend their emotions for some reason (read: patriarMy first reaction: “WTF?!” chy). Remember the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by I hate to break it to you, but the ability to play Fergie? I always hated that song, not because women football or maintain a strong GPA does not justify and girls do cry, but because they are expected to rape. Believe it or not, when you commit such a vio- and it comes as no surprise to society. Women tend lent and inhumane crime (and then brag about it), to be seen as broken and vulnerable, and so suddenly your life may actually fall apart. Rather than learning our potential to empathize and recognize legitimate that raping people is wrong, media outlets and pub- pain and suffering reaches an all-new low. lic idiocy just taught us that posting evidence of rape These reactions are not indicative of just a crisis on social media sites is wrong. We have discovered of masculinity, but also a crisis of our society. Those that it is our responsibility to not drink so as to not boys are 100 percent responsible for their actions, ruin a rapist’s innocent life, and we have seen that but an even more difficult pill to swallow is this: We surviving a horrendous act merits death threats from created those boys. We are all a part of a system that self-righteous fools. We have heard commentators has allowed this crisis of masculinity to flourish. ponder the lasting effects on such good boys with Our society has created circumstances that allow such “promising futures.” But what about the trau- boys and men to think that complete intoxication matic lasting effects on this young girl, the ACTUAL means unwavering access to female bodies. We do victim in this trial? this through popular media, explicit gender roles, It all comes back to our current crisis of mascu- ignorant politicians, policies that restrict access linity, a tension that arises because of how difficult to resources for women, our persistent belief that (or impossible) it is to be masculine according to rape is a joke or excuse and our never-ending passociety’s standards. When “strong” men show any sive participation in rape culture. signs of vulnerability, or when they cry, we react as if We are not losing promising students because the world has shifted on its axis! We rush to defend they raped someone. We are gaining accountability, and excuse them, patting them on the back while justice and safety because rapists were caught. Trent simultaneously slapping them on the back to grow Mays and Ma’lik Richmond should cry. And I will a pair. They have been raised and taught to act by not be mourning their tears. opposing the feminine and moving away from anything considered “womanly.” The rigidity and conJaimie Woo is a Trinity senior. Her column runs every stricting nature of our societal pressures damage other Monday. You can follow her on Twitter @jwoo9913.



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ast week marked 10 years since our Albright, Blair and Cheney here only country brought the long plague voice a casual murderousness universal of invasion, occupation and mass among the imperial class. Obama himself murder to the Iraqi people. The least they publicly defends the precision and hudeserve is a moment of remanity of drone warfare, flection. though his administration The unholy trinity of the has claimed it can’t officialAmerican foreign policy esly confirm the existence of tablishment, a bought-off, the program because that embedded, corporate jourwould be a security threat. nalism culture and private In other words, we do whatdefense contractors have ever the hell we want, no now killed some 120,000 questions asked. Especially prashanth civilians, a hazy estimate from the families of the kamalakanthan not that, according to some esPakistani children killed subalternatives timations, may actually be collaterally. 10 times as high. The initial Our post-9/11 state invasion saw cluster bombs, white phos- of permanent war also accompanies a phorus, highly carcinogenic depleted ura- creeping authoritarianism at home. The nium and a new kind of napalm dropped National Counterterrorism Center and in dense urban areas—what we might call National Security Agency continue to weapons of mass destruction. coordinate broad surveillance on comAs much as $1.7 trillion was spent, a munications in contravention of the law number that will double when paid with as the CIA conspires with the NYPD to spy interest, and about half a trillion is still on regular Muslim shopkeepers, cabdrivowed to veterans. For context, the U.N. ers and students across the Northeast. thinks $30 billion a year would end world The FBI was recently caught coordinathunger. That’s 150 years. ing plans to monitor nonviolent Occupy The occupation actually introduced protests, collaborating with banks, local al-Qaeda for the first time into Iraq, since police and college administrators. Maybe which women’s rights and access to basic more disconcertingly, drones in the postsocial services have been set back centu- 9/11 era signal moves to institutionalize ries. Security forces routinely torture in- war as a permanent feature of our lives. mates in what is now widely called a failed We’re not officially at war in six predomistate. Meanwhile, the leading cause of nantly Muslim countries, but we are acdeath among U.S. military personnel is tively employing military drones in them. suicide. On average, 18 veterans kill them- U.S. special ops forces are now deployed selves daily, according to the secretary of in at least 97 countries, around 50 percent veterans affairs, Eric Shinseki. of the world, a number that increased draIn Iraq, the anniversary was marked matically under Obama. And there is no with 65 people dying and over 240 seri- endgame, because the endgame is what ously wounded in the bloodiest single day we have now: a state of imposed globalof the year. ized control, enforced by history’s most In just the past month, we learned how violent military empire. the U.S. exported leadership and tactics John Brennan helps illuminate the from its dirty wars in Central America to strings pulling the puppets of our foreign Iraq in the mid-2000s. Programs endorsed policy establishment. An outspoken proat the highest levels used “all means of tor- ponent of Bush-era torture and wiretapture to make detainees confess … using ping, also known as Obama’s “assassinaelectricity, hanging him upside down, pull- tions czar” and drone program architect, ing out their nails.” Interrogation rooms Brennan was recently rewarded with the were stained with blood; children in ex- CIA directorship. Before his time at the treme stress positions were beaten until CIA, he made $760,000 a year as CEO of their bodies became discolored. The U.S.- a private intelligence contractor called trained Iraqi Special Operations Forces The Analysis Corporation, after which (ISOF), also known as the “dirty brigade,” he raked in $30,000 for an hour’s worth carried out summary executions, searches of work a week as chairman of the Inteland kidnappings closely echoing the U.S.- ligence and National Security Alliance, trained death squads in Cold War-era El the industry mouthpiece for private war Salvador and Guatemala. contractors. Despite all this, Tony Blair recently inThe cruelty of our country’s corruption formed the press the war was a “balanced begins with the corporations that profit decision,” the right thing to do. Dick from corpses and ends with cluster bombs Cheney said, “If I had to do it all over again, and child torture. Through it all, the siI’d do it in a minute.” The inability to learn lence of the youth, society’s wellspring for lessons from the U.S.’s catastrophic failed future hope, makes us all guilty. interventions points to a toxic psychosis at War waged in our name, with our the heart of empire that can’t be negoti- money and labor, is the greatest affront ated or reformed. It must collapse entirely. to humanity imaginable. The struggle for When U.S. sanctions in Iraq killed more peace in the end thus becomes a struggle than half a million children, a higher num- to prove our worth as human beings. ber than those that died in the bombing of Hiroshima, former Secretary of State MadPrashanth Kamalakanthan is a Trinity jueleine Albright responded, “We think the nior. His column runs every other Monday. You price is worth it.” can follow Prashanth on Twitter @pkinbrief.

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ear Dookie, somes on this campus for quite some I saw statistics in The Chroni- time now. Really, it’s a wonder we’ve let cle about gender issues at Duke. them stay this long. Women contribute I was shocked at the gender disparity nothing to this campus. Exhibit A: parshown in the data, and at ties. Socially, the women of how common sexual asDuke are not just avoiding sault is. What can I do to pulling their weight, but stop this problem? they’ve also been DROP—Worried Woman PING it through eating Hi Mom, disorders (and really, why? Well Duke, it’s happenYou’ve heard the boys. ing again. The feminists, They need something to being the half-succubus, monday monday hold onto while they use half-Hillary Clinton, halfyou!). Panhel banning dear dookie the-constantly-menstruatwomen from throwing ing grizzly bear creatures parties is just a bullsh** that they are, have run out of their sup- excuse to steal men’s alcohol. Where’s ply of human flesh and grant money the equality in that? If I want to go to a and are begging for more. Did we not girls’ party, I’ll have to go to one thrown handle this last semester? Wasn’t there by Geeds—which I can only assume takes ALREADY a big feminazi hullabaloo the form of an online meet-up in World this year? Something about a statute, or of Warcraft. a statue—probably of a straight white And think: Without all the old vags guy—that was unpalatable to the “Wo- occupying the top GPA spots with their myn” of campus. As I recall, we got rid of visual studies majors and home ec classit. Oh, and we also eliminated that one- es, men will finally be back at the top year-to-report-a-rape thing, too. So now of the class. Plus, with their new unemyou can be asking for it AND forgetful! ployed status, Duke’s women could asFeminists, we sane Duke attendees have sume a more appropriate place on cammet our quota of caring about your feel- pus: in the kitchen. Voila! Marketplace ings. Now you’re just getting greedy. food, fixed. So what is it now? Somebody’s statisEven more, if girls are gone, we never tics class project accidentally got pub- have to hear about the hookup culture lished in The Chronicle and it’s blowing or rape culture ever again. Totally into everyone’s minds. Well, I took Stat 101 it the night before, regretting it by the freshman year, and can therefore make next morning. Ladies, we saw the picwell-reasoned and causal conclusions tures. We heard the stories. You were from this data, free of confounding vari- BEGGING for it. Around guys, girls can ables or actual mathematics. be okay, but the danger is when girls get So according to the authors, Duke’s together without men. That’s when the social culture makes women less confi- rumors and false allegations start. Flipdent with each passing year. Well, that’s flopping is only acceptable on the beach, not Duke’s fault. It’s because they’re get- girls. There is a lot to be lost when we’re ting older, and as women, that means talking about Duke men. They have big that they are getting uglier. Then there’s futures and bigger paychecks in front the incendiary statistic: 31 percent of of them. We can’t let a girl’s short-term Duke women are sexually assaulted while decision making and long-term buyer’s at Duke and 16 percent of fresh-women remorse put that in jeopardy. We have are sexually assaulted by another Duke an endowment to protect—and I don’t student in their first six weeks of school. just mean what’s contained behind those First, I have never thought of a more mid-thigh pastels. appropriate time to use the term “freshSo now the question is, how do we meat.” Second, those statistics are false. get these feminazis to leave? Personally, I operate a well-read and highly emailed I am in favor of a historically vetted apadvice line, and not once has someone proach: appeasement. If you give them sent me a message about rape. I’m like, a little, they think they are winning. We really close with my girl readers. If one eliminated the statute of limitations, but of them had been sexually assaulted, kept every other barrier to reporting. they would tell me. Plus, where is the up- We address sexual assault in party moniroar? Where’s the National Guard? Why tor training—for 20 minutes alongside isn’t Dick Brodhead patrolling campus another laughable diatribe on why we for other broad-headed dicks, with an should reinstate prohibition. Panhel M-16 in an American flag speedo, ready was shifted to Central, and we made it to tear sh** up? If a problem existed, the seem like they wanted it. Sure, give the menfolk in charge would already know feminists a bystander intervention proabout it and would have fixed it before gram—but only if people will voluntarily you feminist types even realized. So sign up for it. If our success continues, yeah, I’m gonna have to say you pulled feminists will keep patting themselves those statistics right out of Nate Silver’s on the back, while in the meantime, we hairy little a**. push them out the door. Give those who But maybe things are as bad as you already care what they want, and let busiclaim they are. Perhaps being a woman ness continue as usual. on Duke’s campus has become something of a drag. Well, here’s the Dookie, Dear Dookie knows the difference between reporting for duty and ready with a solu- unwanted sexual contact, sexual assault tion: Remove all women from campus. and rape. Flattery isn’t unwanted, only unWe’ve all been feeling the weight of deserved … apparently. Follow the Dookie on about 50 percent too many X chromo- Twitter @DearDookie.

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JVG from page 1 Gogh as “not merely a place to get coffee.” Now, to get his fix, he goes to Francesca’s Dessert Cafe on Ninth Street. But when he needs a quick cup of coffee, Chang said Saladelia at the Perk in von der Heyden Pavilion is the best alternative. Although former Joe Van Gogh customers are flocking to different coffee shops, on-campus vendors are not reporting an uptick in sales. Sales at the Perk have not increased dramatically since the beginning of March, said Kevin Summers, director of operations at Saladelia restaurant group. “We have seen a consistent increase in sales in the past six months since September, but there hasn’t been a big pop this month,” Summers said. Twinnie’s sales have also been steady, said general manager Jack Haddad. The manager of Bella Union could not be reached for comment in time for publication. Joe Van Gogh’s absence has caused some students to


change their caffeine habits. Freshman Allison Draper noted that there are consistently long lines at the Perk, an inconvenience in a student’s busy schedule. Draper used to stop by Joe Van Gogh at least three times a week on her way to class on Science Drive, she said. Because von der Heyden Pavilion is off her path, Draper has had to cut down her coffee intake to once or twice a week. Draper also tries to make coffee in her dorm room more often now than she did in the past few months. Junior Wendy Xiao, who used to get coffee from Joe Van Gogh three or four times a week, said she now frequents multiple vendors to get coffee. She added that she only orders drip coffee because nowhere on campus makes her typical order—a dirty chai latte—as well as Joe Van Gogh. “I don’t go anywhere regularly now, and it’s more of an on-need basis,” Xaio said. “It’s a good thing because I don’t feel as big of a need to get coffee as often.” Senior Chirag Vasavda said Saladelia has acceptable coffee, but, like Draper, he prefers making his own with

coffee beans he purchased from Joe Van Gogh. Vasavda said he had grown so familiar to the Joe Van Gogh staff that he could just walk into the coffee shop every morning expecting his 16 oz. americano waiting for him on the counter. He added that Joe Van Gogh was a popular location for the science, math and physics professors to meet with their students because of its small size and relative proximity to Science Drive. “One thing I liked about Joe is the overall atmosphere it provided—it’s not like Au Bon Pain where there’s a bunch of people, and it’s really loud,” Vasavda said. “My favorite thing to do if I have time is just to get a cup of coffee, sit there and read the news in the morning.” Chang said Duke is missing a popular nice-weather hangout location. “There is nowhere else on campus like Joe Van Gogh. Late in Spring—when it’s sunny and nice—seniors would always get a cup of refreshing coffee and hang out [on the plaza],” he added. “You can’t do that anymore.”

ARMSTRONG from page 1 they will litigate the case and take it to court to try to absolve their client from the charges, Hibbard said. He also noted that the Clinic is closely entwined with the Duke Law Innocence Project, as they are both working toward the same goal. The Innocence Project did preliminary research and found that the lack of physical evidence, false tip and witness statements claiming to see the victim alive after Armstrong allegedly killed her were enough for the Clinic to take on the case. Even during his time in prison, Armstrong said he never gave up hope that he would eventually be exonerated. He stayed productive during incarceration by keeping up-to-date on current events, serving as a teaching assistant and working as a counselor to provide support to inmates suffering from drug addiction. “I worked on me,” Armstrong noted. “I wanted to be a better person, son and father. And, despite what people may say, I think I’ve done that.” Armstrong currently works as a counselor for drug addiction and is pursuing a professional degree. He said he wants to continue improving the lives of others and hopes to start his own program to support youth and keep them out of jail. “I’m doing what I’ve wanted to do my whole life,” he said. “I’m helping people.” Even though he spent 17 years in prison, Armstrong says he is not bitter toward the system and maintains a positive outlook on his experience. “He’s really just an incredible person,” Hibbard said. “He’s got his own job and a place to live and has done most of it on his own.”

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Duke beats Hampton 67-51 in NCAA 1st round An ‘excited’ Jones leads Duke

Blue Devils hold off Hampton

by Matt Pun

by Jay Sullivan



The large Hampton fan base at Cameron Indoor Stadium erupted in cheers when the 15th-seeded Lady Pirates—gunning for a first-round upset against secondseeded Duke—scored the game’s opening bucket on an easy lay-in. When Alexis Jones scored on her first shot of the day to tie the game, she turned to the home crowd and leapt up in the air to let the opposing crowd know that they were in her house. Jones’ leap was a telling sign of her excitement as she entered the Big Dance for the first time. But for much of her first NCAA tournament game, she did not look like a freshman point guard—she looked like a seasoned veteran. Finishing just short of a triple-double with 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, Jones helped the Blue Devils survive Hampton’s pressure and control the tempo, a role that should be increasingly vital as the tournament progresses. “Lex was strong as can be,” Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “She was out there directing traffic. She was running plays when needed. She was creating when needed. She’s a seasoned guard.” After opening up the scoring for Duke, Jones pushed the pace on offense to try to seize control of the game. She connected twice with Blue Devil center Elizabeth Williams—once on a slick over-the-shoulder pass as she slashed through the lane—in the first four minutes to keep the team’s energy level high. “I was really excited about my first March Madness game today,” Jones said. “I just felt the energy on the court, so I was really excited about today’s game.” Although Jones orchestrated Duke’s offense, she also had a large impact on the defensive end as well. She recorded three first-half steals and picked up a block in the second half. Her intensity carried over even when she missed. Fol-

lowing up her own missed layup, Jones dove to the floor for the rebound and earned Duke the ball back on a jump ball. At times though, Jones’ intensity got the best of her—in addition to filling the stat sheet, the freshman recorded six

It was wasn’t Duke’s best game, nor was it easy, but the Blue Devils’ campaign to reach the Final Four in New Orleans lives on. Second-seeded Duke (31-2) survived a heated matchup with No. 15 Hampton (28-6), winning 67-51 in the first round of play in the NCAA tournament at Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon. After a physical and hard-fought first half in which the Blue Devils led by 19 for a time, the Lady Pirates came out firing in the second half narrowing Duke’s advantage to as few as six points with 10 minutes remaining in the game. It was at that time when the Blue Devils overcame Hampton with their size and skill, closing the game on a 23-11 run. Duke relied heavily on its superior height to establish a post presence with both center Elizabeth Williams and forward Haley Peters. Defense was the key for the Blue Devils’ success, especially in the first half when Duke held the Lady Pirates to 21.2 percent shooting from the floor and 15 points. “I am very proud of our team’s fight. Our defense in the first half was very good, not as good in the second half, but the intensity was there,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “We built up a better rebounding opportunities and I really like our poise and focus when they challenged us.” Peters, who scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, hit multiple shots at key junctures for Duke in the second half, and Williams provided the spark for the Blue Devils’ runs late in both halves. The duo was crucial to securing the victory in a physical game that forced both teams to fight for every loose ball. “We knew we had a height advantage against them. Especially with [Williams] who is really strong inside, we




Alexis Jones scored 11 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds in Duke’s win against Hampton.

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Duke’s NFL hopefuls will take the field at Duke’s annual Pro Day, hoping to break a streak of eight consecutive years without a player selected in the NFL Draft. Seven Blue Devils will take the field Monday at Duke’s practice facility and will have their skills under the microscope of a host of professional scouts, coaches and executives on hand. Participants will include wide receivers Conner Vernon, Desmond Scott and Donovan Varner, safety Jordon Byas, cornerbacks Tony Foster and Johnny Williams and long snapper Jackson Anderson. Vernon is Duke’s most highly-touted NFL prospect and is projected to be a lateround pick in most mock drafts. The ACC’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards reeled in a team-high 85 catches in his senior season. Vernon will only participate in position drills Monday after working out at the NFL Scouting Combine last month in Indianapolis. “I just want to show teams my routerunning ability and my hands—I can’t drop any balls tomorrow,” Vernon said. “If I get the chance to meet with teams after I want them to see my knowledge of the game and SEE PRO DAY ON SPORTSWRAP PAGE 8

The team aspect of collegiate tennis was very apparent in the Blue Devils’ narrow loss to No. 1 Virginia (13-0, 3-0 in the ACC) Friday. Despite a stellar performance from junior Fred Saba to defeat the top-ranked player in the nation, Alex Domjian, No. 8 Duke (15-3, 3-1) could not convert one of the final two singles matches and fell to the Cavaliers 4-3. “We put ourselves in position to win— we were up 3-2,” Blue Devil head coach Ramsey Smith said. “But it just didn’t work out for us.” The day started off well for Duke, with the top-ranked doubles team of senior Henrique Cunha and sophomore Raphael Hemmeler defeating the second-ranked Virginia pair of Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger. In a sign of things to come, however, the higher-ranked Blue Devil teams could not take either of the next two matches and dropped the doubles point to the Cavaliers. Duke did not get on the board until Hemmeler won his singles match 6-3, 6-2 to bring the score to 2-1. Cunha continued his unbeaten run this season and defeated fifth-ranked Jenkins 6-4, 6-0 to tie the score at 2-2. “[Cunha]’s been incredible. He hasn’t lost a match in singles,” Smith said. “He’s had times when he hasn’t hit the ball great, but he finds a way to win. His win over Jenkins was huge, he’s had trouble with him in the past, but he dominated Jenkins [Friday]. He’s had an incredible senior season.”



Saba then gave the Blue Devils the lead for the first time with what he describes as “the biggest win” of his collegiate career. Smith said his victory against the nation’s top player was evidence of Saba’s improvement, especially in the mental aspect of the game. “It was a great win, but it’s not just one match—it’s a long process for me to continue improving on the court,” Saba said. “It’s been a result of all the hard work I’ve been putting in on and off the court.”

At this point Duke needed only one of Chris Mengel or Jason Tahir to win their matches to hand Virginia its first loss of the season, but it was not to be. Mengel fought back from a demoralizing 6-1 loss in the first set but could not push the match to a third set, falling narrowly in a second-set tiebreaker 7-6 (9-7). Tahir also fell victim to the tiebreaker, dropping the first set 7-6 (8-6) before a tight 6-4 loss in SEE M. TENNIS ON SPORTSWRAP PAGE 8

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Duke couldn’t beat No. 1 Virginia despite Fred Saba defeating Alex Domjian, the nation’s top-ranked player.

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Duke gets through foul trouble M. BASKETBALL from page 1 play less aggressive defense on the Bluejays’ star. The junior finished the half with 13 points, despite shooting just 4-of-11 from the field. “They did a great job, they were real physical with me,” McDermott said. “They were switching everything, making it frustrating. And I missed a lot of shots that I normally make, so that was unfortunate. But they did a great job finding me and not letting me do anything easy.” For the Blue Devils, Sulaimon served as the lone bright spot on offense during the opening period. The freshman poured in 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting. “The coaches always tell me to stay aggressive,” Sulaimon said. “Look for my openings when they’re there, not to force anything but just to make reads, and if I have the shot to take it with confidence.” Junior forward Tyler Thornton also contributed, knocking down both his 3-point attempts, including an off-balance buzzerbeater to send Duke into the locker room with a 29-23 advantage and momentum after the team scored on six of its final seven possessions in the half. Expending most of his energy on the defensive end against McDermott, Kelly failed to score from the field in the opening period and only attempted one shot. Kelly finished the game with just one point on 0-for-5 shooting. Curry and Plumlee also struggled to find their offensive rhythm, combining for just 10 points in the first half. The second period opened with a flurry that put both sides in serious foul trouble. Plumlee picked up his third and fourth personals just 2:12 into the half and went straight to the Blue Devil bench. Not long after, Creighton’s Greg


Josh Hairston and Amile Jefferson celebrate Duke’s win against Creig


After a cold first half, Seth Curry heated up in the second with 15 points. Echenique, Gibbs and McDermott all picked up their third fouls. Curry started to heat up though, knocking down his first 3-pointer of the game with 14:56 left and then converting an easy layup opportunity off an inbounds pass on Duke’s next trip down the court. “I just had to be aggressive,” Curry said. “Even though I wasn’t able to knock


Mason Plumlee expresses disbelief at a foul call. The senior forward had four 2:12 into the second half.

down shots early, I just stuck to it, and Coach [Krzyzewski] had the faith in me and kept going to me, and I was able to get it going.” As Curry started to find his groove offensively, the Bluejays went ice cold on their end of the court. McDermott—Creighton’s only real scoring threat throughout the game—failed to get open looks and the Bluejays committed several turnovers to let the Blue Devils extend their lead to double digits midway through the half. A large part of McDermott’s offensive struggles came as a result of stingy defense by freshman Amile Jefferson, who saw increased playing time due to Duke’s foul trouble. The Philadelphia native playing in his hometown played just 11 combined minutes in Duke’s previous five games, but proved to be a thorn in McDermott’s side for much of the second half. “Duke took away the easy stuff, and then the tough shots that Doug normally makes he didn’t make today,” said Bluejay head coach Greg McDermott, who is also Doug’s father. “Unfortunately when Doug shoots it like that, we were going to need somebody else to step up and have a spectacular game, and that just didn’t happen.” With McDermott contained, and the rest of Creighton’s lineup hardly a factor on offense, the Blue Devils managed to maintain their lead for the entire half thanks to the scoring of Curry and Sulaimon, as well as Plumlee’s ability to play solid defense until he fouled out with 2:45 left to play. Curry finished with 17 points, and Sulaimon paced the Blue Devils with 21 on 5-of-9 shooting. Not long after Plumlee exited, the Bluejays began the process of strategically fouling in order to mount a comeback but to no avail. Duke easily held its double-digit lead until the final buzzer. Creighton, which entered play making 42.2 percent of its 3-pointers—the best clip in the nation—made just 2-of-19 3-pointers. “Some of it was certainly Duke’s length and athletic ability,” Greg McDermott said. “Some of it we just missed, simple as that. Neither team shot the ball like they’re capable of shooting it tonight. Duke just made a few more plays.”

46 fouls The refs called 46 fouls in the game as both team’s leading scorers—Mason Plumlee and Doug McDermott—fouled out.

4/16 FGs

Creighton star Doug McDermott didn’t hit a field goal in the second half and made just 4-of-16 field goals as his Bluejays failed to reach the Sweet 16.


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ghton. Hairston and Jefferson played big roles due to foul trouble.

Defense locks down McDermott by Brady Buck THE CHRONICLE

PHILADELPHIA—Duke entered Sunday night’s NCAA Tournament Round of 32 tilt with Creighton expecting an up-tempo, high-scoring and finesse game against the most efficient offensive team and best 3-point shooting team in the country, which featured the second most prolific scorer in the land: junior forward Doug McDermott. What the second-seeded Blue Devils (29-5) got, however, was arguably their ugliest game of the year—highlighted by 46 total fouls, easily their most perilous foul trouble. But with its best defensive showing this season, Duke held Creighton (28-8) to a season-low scoring output to earn a hardfought 66-50 win against the seventh-seeded Bluejays, who entered play averaging 75.4 points per game. “The game was a heck of a game,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Both teams played great defense. It was just so difficult to score. It’s the best defense we’ve played all year. Our guys really fought.” Slowing down McDermott—who entered the game tallying 23.2 points per game—was the biggest priority coming into the game, and Duke did it about as well as anyone has all year. The dynamic 6-foot-8 All-American forward finished with 21 points, but that figure came on 4-of-16 shooting from the field with 12 points coming at the charity stripe. “They did a great job,” McDermott said. “They were physical with me, and it seems like they were switching every screen, down screen, pick, just they were switching everything—making it frustrating. I missed a lot of shots I normally make, so that was unfortunate. But they did a great job finding me, not letting me get anything easy, so you have to give them credit.” McDermott had the opportunity to go off against the Blue Devils’ frontcourt with Ryan Kelly, Mason Plumlee and Josh Hairston in foul trouble all night. Playing in his hometown, freshman forward Amile Jefferson came up big off the bench in his 11 minutes of action and admirably defended


Duke’s defense limited the Bluejays to 50 points, their lowest output of the season. McDermott. “He’s a great player,” Jefferson said. “So, I was trying to do everything I could— trying to use my length especially, play without fouling, staying disciplined. He’s a tough guard, and I’m happy some of those shots just did not fall for him.” Creighton needed the rest of its team to find the bottom of the net from 3-point range to complement McDermott if it hoped to pull off the upset. The Blue Devils, however, did not let that happen, limiting the Bluejays to a meager 2-of-19 shooting from distance, well below their season rate of 42.2 percent. No other Creighton player beside McDermott finished in double figures. The Bluejay’s next best offensive weapon—big man Gregory Echenique—was held in check with just nine points. Echenique, a

2/19 3s Creighton entered play leading the nation with a 42.2 3-point percentage, but the Bluejays hit just 2-of-19 long-range attempts.


Creighton’s Doug McDermott, the nation’s second leading scorer, was held to 4-of-16 shooting.

6-foot-9 and 260-pound center, made his presence felt on the other end by battling Plumlee. “I didn’t think Plumlee wanted much to do with him down there,” said Bluejay head coach Greg McDermott, Doug’s father. “That was our plan going in—to play him one-on-one and try to stay close to the shooters. And that was certainly effective in the first half.” A handful of Duke’s first-half stats suggested that the Blue Devils should have been trailing: Seth Curry was cold with two points on 1-of-7 shooting, Kelly had three fouls and no points, and McDermott scored 13 points in the opening 20 minutes. Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon and junior Tyler Thornton had other ideas, though. Sulaimon scored 11 points in the first half, and Thornton chipped in with two crucial treys—including a wild bank-shot as the halftime buzzer sounded—to give Duke a six-point cushion at half. The frequent whistles, physical play and Kelly’s struggles continued in the second half. But luckily for the Blue Devils, Curry’s offensive woes did not. The senior guard scored 15 points in the second half. Combined with Sulaimon’s team-high 21 points—the tandem of sharpshooters provided Duke with just enough offense to earn the victory. “The coaches always tell me to stay aggressive and to look for my openings when they’re there,” Sulaimon said. “And if I have the shot to take it with confidence. And if I see my teammate to make the right play and make the right pass.” Nothing about the Blue Devils’ 80 minutes of basketball in the City of Brotherly Love on the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament was pretty. The team never dominated against 15th-seeded Albany or Creighton, but the grind-it-out and defensive mindset has Duke back in the Sweet 16 after losing its first game in last year’s Big Dance. “In the Tournament, I keep saying, ‘It’s going to be a slugfest,’” said Kelly, who finished with just one point on 0-of-5 shooting, but managed to stay in the game with four fouls for most of the second half. “Teams aren’t willing to lose. They don’t want to lose…. It was a different type of game. It was a different flow to the game than a lot of the other games that have been played in this Tournament, but you have to find ways to win.”

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Nollner stars for Duke at NCAAs by Jackie Klauberg THE CHRONICLE

A quadruplet of Blue Devils made the trip to San Antonio, Texas for the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championships, together earning Duke a 12th-place finish out of the 25 competing teams. Blue Devil junior Dylan Nollner earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish after coming just one touch shy of advancing into the medal rounds in the tournament. Nollner’s fifth-place finish marks Duke’s best since epeeist Jeremy Kahn won the national epee championship in 1996. On the women’s side senior saber Sean Cadley, senior epee Emily D’Agostino and sophomore epee Sarah Collins placed 16th, 17th and 18th, respectively. All three female fencers looked on as Nollner successfully competed on Thursday and Friday, while they did not compete until Saturday and Sunday. “I think we all really wanted to do well too,” said D’Agostino of looking on at Nollner’s competitions. “Seeing him do so well was definitely motivating for us.” This year marked D’Agostino’s fourth showing in four years at the NCAA Championships. The senior earned All-American honors both her freshman and sophomore seasons as a Blue Devil after finishing in 12th place and 10th place, respectively. Last season, D’Agostino finished 20th at the NCAA Fencing Championships. “First off, this was definitely the hardest year in the field that I have seen all of my four years here,” D’Agostino said. “It’s pretty amazing to be part of this again. This was a big conclusion, definitely a good way to end it.”

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Dylan Nollner, left, earned All-America honors after coming in fifth at the NCAA Championships. D’Agostino’s classmate Cadley finished 10-13 for the Blue Devils at the tournament, coming off a dominant regular-season in which she went 67-9. D’Agostino went 9-14 in San Antonio and Collins went 8-15. Unlike most collegiate fencing tournaments, the NCAA Championships are an individual meet because only a team’s qualifying members are allowed to go. “Fencing in high school and before college is all individual,” D’Agostino said. “It’s weird returning to an individual event. We

only had four of us here so I [personally] relied a lot on [fellow epee] Sarah Collins. We heavily depended on one another because it was a tough two days.” Sunday marked the end of Duke’s 2013 fencing season as well as the last competition of D’Agostino’s fencing career. “It is still very unreal [that my fencing career is over],” D’Agostino said. “I’ve been fencing for upwards of 10 years, and it’s weird to feel that this is the last competition that I will ever be part of.”

No. 6 Duke women’s lacrosse beat No. 9 Virginia 13-7 Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. to improve to 9-1 on the season and 2-1 in the ACC. After going into halftime with a 6-5 lead, the Blue Devils outscored the Cavaliers 7-2 in the second half. Makenzie Hommel led the way with four goals and an assist. ONLINE: Duke baseball avoided a road sweep at the hands of Clemson, beating the Tigers 13-1 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday. The Blue Devils (11-11, 3-6 in the ACC) dropped the first two games of the series 7-0 and 8-4 but recorded a season-high 15 hits in the third, six of which came in an eight-run fourth inning. ONLINE: Duke men’s lacrosse downed Georgetown 19-7 for the Blue Devils’ fifth consecutive win. Duke scored the game first four goals and never trailed.


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wanted to get the ball inside to her and I think we did a pretty good job of doing that,” Peters said. When the Blue Devils’ lead dwindled down to six and the momentum seemed heavily in favor of Hampton—whose fans outcheered Duke’s fans—Williams was the first player to score a basket off a secondchance opportunity. It seemed that at every point when the Lady Pirates might overtake the Blue Devils, Duke found a way to pull away with strong play inside and on defense. “It was really important to get paint shots especially in a game like this,” Williams said. “You want to get some contact, try to get to the foul line and get the easiest shots you can get. Of course, getting stops on the other end also fueled the run.” The bench barely contributed in scoring with just two points in the entire game, but their presence was palpable. Ka’lia Johnson and Allison Vernerey grabbed seven of Duke’s 18 offensive rebounds while guard Chloe Wells added three assists and three steals. Four starters—Williams, Peters, Tricia Liston and Alexis Jones—scored in double figures. Liston, who notched her 1,000th point on a 3-pointer early in the second half, was Duke’s leading scorer with 20 points. “[Liston] did a great job handling the pressure,” McCallie said. “I thought she exploited that beautifully.” Liston’s backcourt counterpart, Jones, nearly had a triple-double finishing with 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Jones commanded the Blue Devil offense with skill throughout the game. Williams fought through four fouls to finish with 18 points and six boards. Hampton, which was widely regarded

turnovers. In the second half, the Lady Pirates brought a renewed defensive intensity that forced Duke into 12 turnovers for the period, and Jones was not immune to that trend. During a 15-4 Hampton run, the freshman committed two of five Blue Devil turnovers, helping the Lady Pirates to get within six points. “I knew we needed to calm down, slow down the game a little bit and just run plays and execute,” Jones said. Duke pushed the lead back to eight by the 7:59 mark, and McCallie took a second to speak with Jones at the ensuing media timeout. “I just told her to enjoy what she was doing and take her time,” McCallie said. “She’s got so much speed and creativity. Sometimes it can cross, and it can cost her a little bit. I just want her to be patient, take her time out there and allow herself to read.” Out of the break, Jones steadied the offense and finished the game with three more assists and just one turnover as the Blue Devils built their lead back to 19. That ability to regroup as the game goes and make adjustments on the fly will become more important for the guard the deeper the team goes in the tournament. McCallie had her own moment to gauge Jones’ growth. “She did a beautiful thing to me today,” McCallie said. “She waved me off today on a play call. First time that’s ever happened, and this is a very good sign…. She saw something developing and sure enough it was a pass to Richa and a score. And I got a chuckle out of that, and so did Chelsea on the bench.”


Haley Peters scored 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting and and led Duke with 10 rebounds. as under-seeded going into the tournament, fought for the entire game but fell short in making key shots to keep the game close. Duke expected the Lady Pirates to fight and were prepared to respond to the challenge. “They’re a good team. They’re one of the best defensive teams in the country,” Peters said. “At this time of year, everyone who makes this tournament is good, so we knew that they were physical. I don’t think we were that surprised. I just don’t think we handled our halftime lead that well.”

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As the Blue Devils move on to a second round matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday evening against No. 7 Oklahoma State, McCallie expects that the competition will remain as intense and hard-fought as this first round game. Duke will look to improve upon this performance understanding that the road will only get tougher from here. “The last thing you want is to get the impression that things are easy because they’re just not,” McCallie said. “This is a winner’s tournament. Everyone that’s in it is a winner.”



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Conner Vernon broke a host of ACC records this year and will look to impress scouts Monday.

PRO DAY from page 3 understand the type of person they’re going to be working with off the field.” The players will participate in a number of timed agility drills—including the 40-yard dash and 60-yard shuttle—as well as individual position drills. The players will also have the chance to interview with team representatives after the completion of their drills upon request. After posting average numbers in the Combine’s physical tests before excelling in his field drills, Vernon returned to Duke to work on his strength and agility. He said that his hard work should show on the field at Pro Day. “I’ve gotten a little bigger since the Combine. I’m probably going to weigh in a little heavier than I did there,” Vernon said. “I’ve also been working a lot on my footwork, so I’m hoping that it will help me in my route-running and explosion.” Vernon will line up alongside Scott, who


excelled for the Blue Devils in the slot this season, recording 65 catches during his senior season. It was Scott’s first and only season as a Duke wide receiver after switching from running back. Byas recovered from offseason surgery and was a physical presence for the Blue Devils at the safety position. He was knocked out of Duke’s Belk Bowl loss to Cincinnati after sustaining a head injury. Foster was thrust into a starting role late in the season when fellow senior Lee Butler suffered a season-ending knee injury Nov. 18 against Georgia Tech. Foster started the team’s final two games of the season. As the Blue Devils’ long snapper, Anderson was often lauded by head coach David Cutcliffe as one of the team’s unsung heroes for his reliability in the kicking game. Anderson will attempt to follow in the footsteps of former Duke long snapper Patrick Mannelly, who was a sixth-round selection in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and is now one of the longest-tenured players in the league. Varner and Williams are the event’s two surprise participants. They both graduated from Duke in 2012 and will be participating in their second Pro Day. Varner was the Blue Devils’ all-time leading receiver before his high school teammate Vernon eclipsed his mark. Williams started eight games during his senior season, recording 16 tackles. Absent from the Pro Day festivities will be quarterback Sean Renfree, who continues to rehab after having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle suffered during Duke’s final loss of the season. Renfree’s agent, Eric Metz, wrote that Renfree’s rehab has been successful thus far, and he should be able to throw soon in a March 24 text message to The Chronicle.

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Michael Redlicki bounced back from a loss against Virginia to help give Duke a win against Virginia Tech.

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bounced back from their losses against the Cavaliers to give Duke a commanding 3-0 lead. Hemmeler then recorded his team-leading 26th win of the season 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the contest which meant the team would not return to Durham emptyhanded. “We did a really good job bouncing back, from what was certainly a tough loss [against Virginia],” Smith said. “A lot of times it’s tough to bounce back after losing an opportunity like that.” Smith said this performance during the weekend shows his team is playing as well as Virginia, which has won the previous six conference titles, and they will now also be considered the team to beat. “We’ve just got to make sure we turn up for every single ACC match,” Smith said. “We’ve got a bull’s eye on our back, and teams will always give us their best shot.”

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