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Assessing DukeEngage: Part 2 of 3
DukeEngage bolsters the Uni brand
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No DukeALERT sent for Great Hall bomb threat
After lacrosse, program intended to shift culture
by Elizabeth Djinis THE CHRONICLE
Students evacuated the Great Hall this morning after a bomb threat was made on the building. A call was made early this morning to the Durham Police Department, who then notified the Duke Police. Students in the Great Hall were asked to leave the building at around 7:55 a.m. for a few minutes, though they were not given a specific reason. Once everyone had left the premises, police searched the location for any explosive devices, emergency coordinator Kyle Cavanaugh said. After roughly fifteen minutes, the building was deemed safe and students were allowed to re-enter. No DukeALERT was sent to notify the student body. “Because the threat was able to be
by Anna Koelsch THE CHRONICLE
Editor’s note: This is the second in a threepart series evaluating DukeEngage since its inception in 2007. Today’s article analyzes the relationship between DukeEngage and the Duke brand. Monday, The Chronicle will illustrate critiques of the program and discuss DukeEngage’s responsive strategic plan. Yesterday, The Chronicle focused on the DukeEngage experience. It may seem unthinkable that DukeEngage was ever anything besides a cornerstone of the Duke experience, but the program’s origins are part of the response to the 2006 lacrosse scandal. In creating DukeEngage, administrators intended in part to offset branding issues presented by the lacrosse scandal through building a program that put Duke in a positive light. The program sought to address the University’s damaged brand and to spark a shift in campus culture through civic engagement. Through DukeEngage, Duke emphasizes civic engagement in a bigger way than any institution in American higher education, DukeEngage Director Eric Mlyn said. At its creation Spring 2007, the University set ambitious goals. Administrators estimated that at least 25 percent of Duke undergraduates would participate in the program during its first five years. This program aimed to serve as a concrete manifestation of one of Duke’s goals in the University mission: knowledge in the service of society. ‘The Big Idea’ Months after three men’s lacrosse players were falsely accused of rape in 2006, Provost Peter Lange convened the Big Idea taskforce. The taskforce was charged with generating an initiative that would instill passion for learning and affecting positive change, consistent with the University’s strategic plan. Amid the national controversy, Duke saw a drop in its U.S. News and World Report rankings—from No. 5 in 2005 to No. 8 in 2006—and a 3.3 percent dip in the number of applicants in 2007. “What lacrosse forced us to do as an institution was to look at ourselves very, SEE DUKEENGAGE ON PAGE 3
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Baker touts athletes’ academic success by Ryan Zhang THE CHRONICLE
Although the University continually faces a challenge in balancing athletics and academics, it receives high marks for it among its peers, said Director of Athletics Kevin White. White, along with other University officials, discussed various aspects of athletics—such as academic standards, admission requirements and Duke’s standing among comparable universities—in a comprehensive overview of the athletics program. White outlined the difficulties facing all collegiate athletics programs. Duke is highly regarded among its peers for its program as well as the resources offered to its student athletes who perform well academically, he noted. “We are the model,” White said. “Oftentimes when I go to national meetings, colleagues are asking me, ‘How does it work so effectively at Duke?’ We’ve got some historical context, but more importantly we’ve got some numbers to stand behind that we should really be proud of.” Student athletes at Duke consistently achieve academic success, said Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs for Trinity
College of Arts and Sciences and associate vice provost for undergraduate education. Baker noted that Duke had more athletes than any other school on the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll for the 2011-2012 academic year. The ACC Honor Roll rewards student athletes who achieve at least a 3.0 GPA. 73 percent of all Duke athletes made the Honor Roll that year. Additionally, Baker noted that Duke student athletes have had a 98 percent graduation rate since 2005, though this does not include students who left early to pursue a professional athletic career. “We have an obligation and a responsibility to ensure that [all] students get out of Duke successfully,” Baker said. “We do that with a range of different mechanisms. Particularly with our firstgeneration students and with our high financial-need students, we have particular programs in place to ensure that they succeed at Duke. In some respects, our recruited athletes are no different.” The University has several ways to support the academic performance of student athletes. It retains Alyssa PerzEdwards as the academic dean who works specifically with student athletes
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Provost Peter Lange talks about faculty diversity at Academic Council’s Thursday meeting. and a program of early alerts and academic intervention for struggling students, Baker said. “The balance is working really well SEE COUNCIL ON PAGE 4
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$20M gift to benefit sports medicine Sports Medicine has received a $20 million gift, the University announced Thursday. Dr. Steven Scott, assistant consulting professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and his wife, Rebecca Scott, Allied and Graduate Health ’79, committed the funds to expand the program’s activities in clinical and research program development, faculty recruitment and retention, as well as support sports medicine training. “I see a great opportunity for Duke MediSteven Scott cine to differentiate itself in sports medicine,” said Steven Scott, a member of the Duke University Health System Board of Directors, in a Duke news release. Scott is also a member of several fundraising committees including the Campaign Steering Committee for Duke Forward, the $3.25 billion Universitywide campaign launched in September. Duke Sports Medicine is a division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and includes Duke Sports Medicine Clinic, Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab and the Duke Sports Performance Program. The Duke University Health System aims to raise $1.2 billion for Duke Forward. “[The gift] will allow us to integrate
orthopaedic and primary care services with sports performance specialists, research scientists, sports psychology, sports nutrition and physical therapy, all to the advantage of our patients,” Dr. Claude Moorman, director of sports medicine, said in the release. Athletes of all ages will benefit from the innovative multi-disciplinary program the gift is designed to build, said Dr. Victor Dzau, president and CEO of DUHS. In October, the Scotts donated an additional $10 million to support Duke Athletics to go toward a 35,000-squarefoot building to house ticket offices, a team store and training rooms. The donation, which was then the largest gift Duke Athletics ever received, contributed to the University’s $250 million for athletics. “Steve and Becky Scott are wonderful partners with both Duke University and Duke Medicine,” President Richard Brodhead said in the release. “This generous gift will allow our sports medicine program to grow to better serve athletes at Duke and beyond: our trainees will go on to advance research and care, while the research insights generated at Duke will have an impact on the field of sports medicine.” Steven, who completed his medical internship and residency at Duke, and his wife live in Boca Raton, Fla. Two of the Scotts’ five children are students at the School of Medicine. —from Staff Reports
BlueDevilDaysSoundoff Hundreds of prospective freshmen visit campus in April for Blue Devil Days to see if Duke is where they want to go in the Fall. The Chronicle’s Raisa Chowdhury spoke with the p-frosh, their parents and their hosts to find out what they think of Duke so far. “My sister goes here, my mom went here, and I love it. It’s been my dream for so long.” —Katie Perlman, admitted early decision applicant from Illinois “This is way more beautiful than where we’re from—so lush and green. I think I’m definitely going to come here. It seems like the students have a really well-balanced social life with the academics, too.” —Aitana Zermeno, prospective freshman from California “It’s going to be a good place for her. We visited all the other colleges, and I think by far this is the best.” —German Zermeno, parent of prospective freshman “There was no question where we wanted him to go and where he wanted to.” —Gary Koritzinsky, parent of a prospective freshman from Maryland “I just really like the atmosphere. It’s warm and because I’m from Alaska, it’s a huge change. Everyone’s been really friendly, too. When someone finds you’re a pfrosh they’re all like ‘Hi!’ I like that.” —Olivia Tice, prospective freshman “It’s been kind of overwhelming.... I’m just trying to get my bearings. It’s just fun to be on campus and see all the people. I’m looking at [University of] Notre Dame, but it’s kind of between these two, and this was my dream school.” —Marisa Olsen, prospective freshman from Minnesota “Duke on paper was obviously really appealing, but seeing it in person is unbelievable. Everyone’s been so nice and welcoming and just really makes it feel like home. Shooters [II] was an experience that I will never forget.” —Sam Berger, admitted early decision applicant from Massachusetts “North Carolina is—out of all the places I’ve visited so far—it’s the one that looks the most, in terms of weather, like Lima because it’s warm and the weather’s nice. I love the campus—it’s big, it’s got a lot of movement.” — Ernesto de Losada, prospective freshman from Peru “It is one of the most rewarding things to encourage people to come to my favorite school... I didn’t get to do it as a freshman, so I think that’s part of the reason I’m even more excited.” —Anna Benson, freshman host
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“I’ve been trying to get to classes, but it’s been craziness, and so I keep missing them accidentally, and I’ve been going around in circles, and everyone’s just so focused on what they’re doing, and I feel like a fish in a big ocean... The people seem really cool, and they say thank you and excuse me, and that was a shocker for me about college kids. I always thought they were insensitive and cold.” —Levi Obama, prospective freshman from Georgia
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DUKEENGAGE from page 1 very deeply with open eyes and rediscover what mattered to us,” Mlyn said. “What mattered to us was that Duke was a campus that was deeply civically engaged in a variety of ways.” Mlyn, who was the director of the Robertson Scholars Program at the time, led the taskforce. The Big Idea began with a suggestion related to increasing study abroad options, he said, but it evolved into a program centered on civic engagement and service learning. President Richard Brodhead had arrived at Duke only two years prior, and upon learning about the immersive summer opportunities available to merit scholars, he asked about the possibility of expanding that set of opportunities to the entire student body. “We wanted something that was big enough to impact students, the communities we serve and the culture of the University,” Mlyn said. “We felt like giving students experiences was the way to go.” As DukeEngage was conceived, admin-
THREAT from page 1 cleared so very quickly... sending a notice to [upwards of] 50,000 people didn’t seem to be necessary,” Cavanaugh said. On Tuesday, a DukeALERT sent at 7:45 a.m. notified the student body of the initial bomb threat at the Bryan Center. Cavanaugh noted that officials thought the Bryan Center threat might not be credible from the start. When Thursday’s call came in, threatening a bomb in the Great Hall, the similar nature of the two calls suggested the threats’
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istrators also hoped to promote a readjustment of the Duke culture paradigm. The impact on culture is hard to measure, Mlyn said, but it could mean something as simple as influencing conversations between students in their residence halls and on the bus. DukeEngage also presents Duke as a place that cares for how students grow, said Edward Skloot, professor of the practice of public policy and director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. Skloot is also a member of the DukeEngage National Advisory Board. A pillar of the brand DukeEngage may have helped to alleviate some negative conceptions of Duke after the lacrosse scandal. “DukeEngage has redefined Duke’s place in the American higher education landscape,” Mlyn said. “This was an effort to rediscover what this University believed in. That’s what we did.” But beyond lacrosse and perhaps more importantly, DukeEngage has provided the University with a first-mover advantage in the higher education marketplace in
terms of civic engagement, making Duke increasingly unique among its peers. In many ways, the program set the standard for service learning integration in higher education. “Increasingly, higher education needs to embrace putting the learning we do in the classroom into the real world,” said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education. “DukeEngage is one of the premiere ways we can do this.” DukeEngage has shown itself to be a strong part of the Duke brand, as made evident in the admissions process. As the number of applications to Duke rose from 2007 to 2013, administrators have pointed to DukeEngage as one of the main reasons for the surge. For the first time in 2010, DukeEngage surpassed men’s basketball as the leading reason why students want to come to Duke, as noted in their application essays. The program continues to elicit excitement among prospective Blue Devils. Among a random group of 11 admitted high school seniors interviewed for this story, eight identified DukeEngage as a
main reason they applied to Duke. Ten of those 11 seniors said they knew about DukeEngage before they applied to Duke. “Nearly a quarter of my ‘Why Duke?’ essay was about the program,” Amanda Sullivan, an accepted high school senior from New York, wrote in an email April 4. Duke admissions staff, including Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag, could not be reached for comment as to how they promote DukeEngage to high schools and prospective students. But the program is featured prominently on the admissions website. The program has also captured the attention of other universities, who contact DukeEngage to ask how the program was built, Mlyn said. He declined to mention specific universities. Still, no university has been able to replicate a program on the same scale of DukeEngage. “Duke is known for this,” he said. “It’s the largest program of its kind in the world—not in terms of money spent on civic engagement but money spent on direct student experience.” The reporter participated in DukeEngage South Africa-Durban 2012.
possible lack of credibility to officials. “There was a sense that this was a hoax on Tuesday,” Cavanaugh said. “The report in terms of the call was exactly the same type of call that came in. The location was different, but the sense was that this was absolutely a false alarm.” Cavanaugh declined to give further details on the respective phone calls, citing a pending criminal investigation. Sophomore Sofia Manfredi, who was in the Great Hall at the time of the evacuation, said that she was not informed of the bomb threat but merely asked to leave.
Manfredi noted that she and her friends had speculated a bomb threat as the cause of their forced departure. “I figured that that’s what it was, but I was surprised because they had told us about the one on the Bryan Center a few days, so it seems strange that they would not tell us about this one,” Manfredi said. “It definitely was a little weird.” Cavanaugh said that the police physically searched for any sign of bombs, used technology that detects explosive devices and had dogs who could identify the scent of these devices. Given all these resourc-
es, no bomb was found, and the site was deemed safe. He also outlined the process through which the University considers the credibility of a threat. “Every [threat] is assessed individually and relies on information that we receive from external law enforcement and our own police, and a combo of those factors are what’s taken into those assessments,” Cavanaugh said. “We look at the totality of the information and based on that, make a decision on what actually needs to be done.”
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ics program is compliance with NCAA regulations, White said. The rulebook is constantly expanding and changing, he noted, and Duke must strive to uphold its reputation as a model program. At the end of the day, the education and experience that student athletes get from Duke is what matters most, White said. “One of the things I really love about the student athlete population [is that] they absolutely love the place,” White said. “If you visit with them for 30 minutes, you walk away spellbound with how much they love Duke.” In other business: Provost Peter Lange delivered a biannual faculty diversity report. Duke schools have increased hiring of female and black faculty since 2003, when the Faculty Diversity Initiative began. The proportion of both female and black faculty has increased at all schools except the Fuqua School of Business. Additionally, Duke schools have generally seen high retention rates of black and female faculty between 1999, the year Lange became provost, and 2012. When compared to peer institutions, the diversity statistics for Duke faculty rank consistently above average, with higher percentages of Asian and black professors than other schools’ averages, although the University has a lower percentage of Hispanic professors. Moving forward, Lange said the university will continue to emphasize recruitment and retention of minorities and women, particularly in fields where those groups are underrepresented. Women are still underrepresented in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Duke pitching looks to cool down No. 1 UNC high five times in the second game of North Carolina’s sweep at Virginia Tech. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt follows closely behind with a .392 batting average, but the rookie will be sidelined this weekend due to injury. “[Bolt’s injury] is a bummer for North Carolina because he’s a good hitter,” said Duke sophomore right-hander Trent Swart, who will start on the mound Friday. “But we don’t really focus on their weaknesses as much as our strengths. We want to pitch to our strengths because that’s how we’re going to be more successful. We’re a good staff, and we can get it done if we focus on our pitches.” Duke’s pitchers will focus on throwing first-pitch strikes, after struggling in that department last weekend when it was swept by then-No. 7 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. after shutting out then-No. 15 Georgia Tech in two out of three games the weekend before. Junior righty Robert Huber, who will pitch Sunday, attributes part of Duke’s success against the Yellow Jackets to first-pitch strikes. Strong pitching also led Duke (21-17, 8-10) to take a series from then-No. 24 Miami earlier the season. “The biggest motto that we have this year is first-pitch strikes,” Huber said. “When you throw first-pitch strikes hitters have a low percentage of getting a hit in that count. Last
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Outscoring its opponents by a whopping 6.4 runs per game this season, No. 1 North Carolina has been tearing apart its opponents this season. In Duke’s trip down the road to Chapel Hill this weekend, the Blue Devils hope to slow down the momentum of the nearly unstoppable Tar Heels in a three-game series with their archrivals. The action kicks off 3 p.m. Friday at BoshamDuke er Stadium. vs. “Duke-North CarNo. 1 olina is one of the UNC most tradition-laden rivalries in all of FRIDAY-SUNDAY sports, and for us to Boshamer Stadium be able to participate in that is a tremendous honor,” Duke head coach Chris Pollard said. “Against a team like North Carolina, your margin of error is really, really small. You’ve got to be good in all three phases—pitching, offense and defense.” The highest-scoring team in the country, the Tar Heels (36-2, 15-2 in the ACC) average 9.1 runs per game. Third baseman Colin Moran, who ranks first in the country in runs with 52 on the season, leads the charge with a .396 batting average. The junior was named National Hitter of the Week after crossing the plate 11 times last week, including a career-
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Duke starter Trent Swart will look to find the stuff that allowed him to shutout then-No. 15 Georgia Tech.
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Short-handed Duke Rutgers plays better takes on Maryland, BC than its record shows by Jackie Klauberg
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Short-handed and amid a two-match losing skid, No. 11 Duke will look to finish off the regular season on a winning note when it travels to Maryland Friday and Boston College Saturday. Duke (14-7, 5-4 in the ACC) was swept 4-0 by No. 1 North Carolina Wednesday and currently ranks fifth in the conference. Maryland (5-14, 0-8) ranks last in the conference, and the Eagles (9-8, 3-6) sit in ninth place in the ACC. But the Blue Devils are 1-4 in their last five matches, in large part because they have only had five healthy players available to suit up. Due to Ester Goldfeld’s recent hand injury, the Blue Devils have been forced to forfeit a doubles’ match and a singles point in every contest. “We have talked a lot about doing the little things well, and we can’t give away free points,” Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “There are 15 or 16 points that can go either way in a match. We just have to make sure that we are staying disciplined and executing what we need to do on those points.” Despite the setback, the Blue Devils have seen numerous individual highlights this season. The anchor has been Marianne Jodoin, who is currently on a 21-match win
Records don’t lie. But they certainly don’t tell the whole story. Although Rutgers—which the No. 7 Blue Devils will face in their regular season finale in New Brunswick, N.J.—has the worst record of any of Duke’s opponents this season, the Scarlet Knights have the tools to keep pace No. 7 with any team in the Duke country. vs. “You’ve got to disRU count their record,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “They SATURDAY, 7 p.m. played [No. 2] Notre Yurack Field Dame better than we played Notre Dame, and they had [No. 3] Syracuse on the ropes last week. When you’re really good at the faceoff X and really good in the goal, you can compete with anybody. We expect this to be a great contest.” In the midst of a 10-game losing skid, the Scarlet Knights (2-11) are coming off a 12-11 loss to Syracuse. Four of their last five games—including a 7-6 loss to Notre Dame— were against top 20 opponents. “I’m very proud and happy with our guys’ performance even if our record isn’t impressive,” Rutgers head coach Brian Brecht said. “They go out and play hard every day. We’re a
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Marianne Jodoin is currently on a 21-match win streak for Duke, including 4-0 in the ACC. streak, highlighted by a perfect 4-0 record in ACC play. Teammate Mary Clayton is tied for third in program history for career ACC singles wins with 28. Maryland is coming off a disheartening 7-0 loss to N.C. State last weekend. The Blue Devils have only lost to the Terrapins twice in the teams’ 40 meetings over the history of the two programs. Duke junior Hanna Mar, ranked No. 25 nationally, will likely be matched up against Maryland senior Vroni Van Berlo, who boasts an 8-5 singles record in dual matches so far this season. SEE W. TENNIS ON PAGE 12
better team than we were last month.” The Scarlet Knights boast the a top faceoff man in Joseph Nardella, who has won 65.5 percent of his faceoffs on the season, good for third in the nation. Rutgers is the only team on the Blue Devils’ schedule with a better faceoff specialist than Duke junior Brendan Fowler, who ranks fourth in the country in faceoff percentage. “Faceoffs will definitely be important,” Fowler said. “[Rutgers’] faceoff guy has been terrific all season. It’s going to be a tough matchup, and I’m excited to go against him.” Danowski, who agreed on the importance of a strong showing at the faceoff X, also highlighted the need for solid wing play. “It’s not all about Brendan,” he said said. “There will be a lot of emphasis on Luke Duprey, Will Haus, David Lawson, Josh Offit and Brian Dailey. We need to get really good wing play.” In addition to featuring one of the nation’s top faceoff men, the Scarlet Knights’ roster includes one of the best goalies in the country. With a 60.1 save percentage— good for fifth in the nation—freshman Kris Alleyne has wasted no time adjusting to the starting role in his first season at Rutgers. Fowler noted that in preparation for SEE M. LACROSSE ON PAGE 12
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fromstaffreports Duke womenâ€™s golf looks to repeat at the ACC Tournament In the hopes of defending its conference title, No. 3 Duke will travel to Greensboro, N.C. this weekend for the ACC Tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. Coming off a second-place finish at the PING/ASU Womenâ€™s Invitational last weekend, the Blue Devils will be joined at the tournament by three other ranked teams: No. 12 North Carolina, No. 15 Virginia and No. 22 N.C. State. Senior Lindy Duncan, who was named the 2012 PING NGCA National Player of the Year, claimed the individual title at last yearâ€™s tournament. She hopes to repeat this success in the final conference tournament of her career. Junior Laetitia Beck, senior Courtney Ellenbogen, junior Alejandra Can-
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Lindy Duncan, last yearâ€™s ACC champ, will take on Sedgefield Country Club looking to repeat. grejo and freshman Celine Boutier will also represent Duke. The Blue Devilsâ€™ win last season at Sedgefield Country Club was their first since the tournament was moved there in 2009.
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Duke goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea will have to defend an OSU offense that averages 12.9 goals per game. Duke womenâ€™s lacrosse finishes regular season against Ohio State Coming off a 14-6 win against Davidson that snapped a three-game losing streak, No. 9 Duke will finish its regular season against Ohio State (6-7) at Koskinen Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m. Seven different Blue Devils (10-4) scored in the win against the Wildcats, a strong bounceback after the team scored four goals in its previous game, a 12-4 loss to No. 4 Northwestern. Kerrin Maurer, who leads Duke with 51 points this season, was one of six Blue Devils with at least two goals in the win. She is the teamâ€™s second-leading scorer with 27 goals and the teamâ€™s top distributor with 24 assists. Makenzie Hommel paces the team
with 36 goals. In goal, freshman Kelsey Duryea is now 6-3 as a starter and will take on a potent Ohio State attack that averages 12.9 goals per game, slightly more than Duke registers at 12.8. Four Buckeyes have at least 30 points this season, led by sophomore Jackie Cifarelliâ€™s 49. She is the teamâ€™s top passer with 34 assists. Katie Chase paces the team with 34 goals while each of Cara Facchina, Kelsea Ayers, Kaila Gottlick and May Kate Facchina all have at least 19 goals. Between the pipes, Ohio State goaltender Tori Descenza has a .425 save percentage, compared to Duryeaâ€™s .530 clip. After playing Ohio State, Duke will play its first game of the ACC Tournament next Thursday.
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