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Duke releases 2009-2010 Schedule

Duke University has released the upcoming schedule for the 2009-2010 basketball season. As I look over the schedule, the games that jump out to me are games against Gonzaga in New York City, Georgetown, the Big10/ACC Challenge game against Wisconsin and a game against Iowa State that will be played in Chicago. Of course the Blue Devils will take on North Carolina twice in ACC play which are always fun to look forward to.

Oct 24 vs Pfeiffer (Exhibition)
Nov 3 vs Findlay (Exhibition)
Nov 13 vs UNC-Greensboro
Nov 16 vs Coastal Carolina
Nov 17 vs Charlotte / Elon
Nov 21 vs Radford
Nov 25 NIT SEASON TIP OFF Semifinals in New York City
Nov 27 NIT SEASON TIP OFF Finals in New York City
Dec 2 @ Wisconsin
Dec 5 vs St. Johns
Dec 15 vs Gardner-Webb
Dec 19 vs Gonzaga in New York City
Dec 29 vs Long Beach State
Dec 31 vs Pennsylvania
Jan 3 vs Clemson
Jan 6 vs Iowa State in Chicago
Jan 9 @ Georgia Tech
Jan 13 vs Boston College
Jan 17 vs Wake Forest
Jan 20 @ NC State
Jan 23 @ Clemson
Jan 27 vs Florida State
Jan 30 vs Georgetown in Washington, D.C.
Feb 4 vs Georgia Tech
Feb 6 @ Boston College
Feb 10 @ North Carolina
Feb 13 vs Maryland
Feb 17 @ Miami
Feb 21 vs Virginia Tech
Feb 25 vs Tulsa
Feb 28 @ Virginia
March 3 @ Maryland
March 6 vs North Carolina
March 11-14 ACC Tournament

Any games or stretch of games that jump out to that you see giving the Blue Devils some problems?

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Andre Dawkins set to enroll at Duke

Duke commit Andre Dawkins has confirmed that he will be enrolling a year early at Duke University as he has finished up his high school and was in line to receive his diploma late last week. Dawkins is all but ready to move into East Campus and help out the Duke Basketball team.

Dawkins told Coach Wojciechowski that he would like to wear #20 which transfer Elliot Williams wore before leaving the program during the offseason.

“We are excited about Andre joining our program,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement released by the university. “He is a very talented player and an excellent student. He worked hard throughout his high school career and this summer to put himself in this position. He will be an outstanding addition to the university and our basketball team.”

Dawkins is expected to help out at the shooting guard position where he is lethal from the three point line. Hopefully Andre can play some good defense and he will find himself on the court a lot in my opinion.

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Andre Dawkins to enroll early at Duke?

The Duke basketball team could get a bigtime boost in a few weeks if Andre Dawkins is able to skip his final year of high school and enroll early at Duke University. With the lack of depth at the guard position, Dawkins enrolling early would really give the Blue Devils a much needed boost at the position.

Dawkins could fill in behind Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith while playing 15-20 minutes a game in my opinion. Sure he will have some bumps along the way but I’m willing to sit through those bumps because I think their will be a lot more positive plays than negative in his freshman campaign.

There has not been an official statement released by the university per NCAA rules at this time. We should here something more official as the first day of classes draws closer.

Stay tuned Duke fans!

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