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It has been a long time since Duke women's basketball has been ranked among the top 10. But the Blue Devils are back in the top 10 this week.
They have a chance to make their mark on the national stage when they take on LSU at South Carolina on Sunday. This is a must-see game for fans who want to see their team get a little extra attention.
Duke has won 20 games and is atop the ACC regular-season standings under coach Kara Lawson. It’s the Blue Devils’ best record in a season since 2013-14 and puts them back among the nation’s top teams.
The Blue Devils, who were ranked ninth in the AP poll, are averaging more than 78 points per game in league play and have outscored their opponents by an average of 30 points — the second-best in the country this season. That’s an improvement over the Blue Devils’ previous best, when they averaged 69 points per game in conference play.
The Blue Devils, who have been a dominant force in the ACC for 21 years, have also won more ACC tournament titles than any other team. They’ve appeared in 17 Final Fours, which is tied for third most all-time with Kentucky and only behind UCLA.
Duke women's basketball is back in the top 10, after dropping out of the rankings in January. The Blue Devils beat Richmond, 100-49, in a win that put them at 16-1 overall and 6-0 in the ACC.
The victory was fueled by a big game from senior guard Celeste Taylor, who scored a season-high 23 points. Elizabeth Balogun added another solid effort, finishing with 16 points.
In the ACC, North Carolina and NC State have hit rough patches. They are both 13-5, but the Tar Heels have won three straight and have a 6-3 record in conference play.
The Blue Devils have a chance to put together a strong stretch of games to make it into the ACC tournament for the first time since 2010. They will face Notre Dame and NC State twice, in a pair of conference games next month.
There's something about this Duke team that makes you want to root for them. They've won a record 21 Atlantic Coast Conference titles and are one of the top teams in the country, finishing sixth in this week's AP poll.
This team is also a great example of what can happen when you have the right coach in charge. Kara Lawson, who took over at Duke in 2020, has already coached up a 2022 recruiting class ranked tops in the ACC.
Her players have responded well to her leadership and have shown their commitment to the program. They're playing as hard as they can and showing up for games every single day. It's an encouraging sign for the rest of the conference, and for the upcoming tournament.
Duke women's basketball is back in the top 10 for the first time since 2013-14. The Blue Devils are off to a 13-1 start, including an impressive win over NC State in their home opener last week.
They've climbed four spots in the latest AP Poll. They've snagged a recruiting class that's been ranked 9th in the nation by All-Star Girls Report.
It's a good team, and a lot of it has to do with coach Kara Lawson. She's a charismatic leader with a strong reputation in the community.
She's got a lot of young players who are learning and growing at a fast pace. It's not an easy task to find a group that can play together for long periods of time, but Lawson has done it.
It's a good team, and it will only get better as the season progresses. They're off to a great start in conference play, with wins over NC State and Louisville this past week.
With their win over Notre Dame, Duke women's basketball is back in the top 10 of the AP Poll. The Blue Devils have now won 20 games in a season and have improved to 10-2 in ACC play, their best mark since the 2013-14 campaign.
While a top-10 ranking isn't worth hanging a banner, Duke coach Kara Lawson says she appreciates it. She's never had a team that made the cut before, but the Blue Devils' return is a good sign for the program.
In the 53-44 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday, Shayeann Day-Wilson and Celeste Taylor paced Duke with 13 points apiece. Elizabeth Balogun added a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Blue Devils also have a strong defensive team, holding opponents to an average of just 62.1 points per game this season. They're 5-3 against NET-ranked teams, with their lone loss coming to UConn and Florida State.
Duke women's basketball is back in the top 10 after a 57-52 win at Notre Dame on Sunday. The Blue Devils (20-3, 10-2) sit atop the ACC in the regular-season standings.
But the big news for Duke is that its opponent NET ranking now sits at a lofty eighth nationally. That puts the Blue Devils in a position to have a good shot at an NCAA tournament run.
And the ACC is a competitive league this season, as well. The league has five ranked teams in its current rankings, and eight in the most recent Bracketology.
The Blue Devils have already beaten a few of the conference's best, including Louisville and NC State. This will give them a nice cushion in the league standings going into the final month of the regular season.
What that means for Triangle's othetier is that Duke, which hasn't been in the top 10 since the 2021-22 season, has made a jump in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are now ranked 19th after winning their ACC opener against Boston College and going on the road to beat Miami.
One of the reasons they are back in the top 10 is that they play good basketball. They've won their first 14 games this year, and have held all their opponents to less than 80 points per game.
They also have a great coach in Kara Lawson. She was an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics before coming to Duke.
She said she was in the locker room during the first half of the game against Florida State on Sunday when players started complaining about the ball. She later told reporters that she alerted the officials and they changed it at halftime to a women's ball, which is about an inch smaller than a men's ball.
The Duke women's basketball team is back in the top 10 after a strong week of nonconference play and three ACC victories. Those results have Duke ranked for the first time since January 2017 -- a year that saw the Blue Devils finish fourth in the conference.
While a number in the top 10 isn't enough to hang a banner, coach Kara Lawson appreciates the significance of that ranking for her program. It's not just about winning games; it's about making the postseason.
If Duke wins its final rivalry game against North Carolina this season, it could improve its chances of winning the ACC regular-season title and even earn a spot in the tournament. But the key to victory will be Corosdale and Brown delivering against an experienced Tar Heel team with a strong guard presence.
Duke's women's basketball team is back in the top 10 of the AP poll for the first time since 2016. The Blue Devils' 2-0 week included a 57-52 win at Notre Dame on Sunday to take sole control of the ACC regular-season title.
It's a nice milestone, but the Blue Devils still have a long way to go. They've got six ACC games to play, including three against teams that are in this week's AP top 25 poll.
While the ACC isn't as dominant as it was in the 1990s, it's still one of the top conferences in college basketball. It has five ranked teams and eight in the latest Bracketology.
The rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels is one of the most prominent in the country and has been a popular television staple for many years. In fact, the game is the most watched college basketball game in ESPN history.
It's an unusual time for UM basketball to be the rage on campus. The Hurricanes haven't been a top-tier program in the past, but Coach L, as he is known, has turned the program around.
He has coached his team to two Sweet 16 appearances, an Elite Eight run and the ACC season title. During his 11 seasons at Miami, Larranaga has directed the Canes to a stellar 222-139 record.
UM basketball is suddenly the rage on campus and coach Jim Larranaga is the latest to join the fray. He takes over a program that had only been on a winning streak in a decade prior to the 2021-22 campaign, and his team is enjoying one of the best seasons in school history.
After going 16-16, Miami shook off a five-game losing streak in the ACC to win seven of its last eight conference games to earn a fourth-place finish. During this stretch, the Hurricanes upset fifth-seeded Clemson and made it to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. They also defeated Duke and No. 16/18 Louisville, the latter behind 30 points from Isaiah Wong, who earned Third Team All-ACC recognition after the season.
Larranaga has been coaching at the University of Miami for the past seven years, and during his tenure he’s led the Canes to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including two Sweet 16s. He has won a total of seven national coach of the year awards and has coached over 700 games as a head coach.
In the past 11 seasons, Miami has been among the top ACC teams in road wins (62), averaging 10.6 more road victories than its rivals. During that time, Larranaga has logged 665 wins at Miami and is one of only three coaches to ever win more than 700 career games.
The 2014-15 season was an outstanding year for Larranaga, who was named ACC Coach of the Year and a consensus National Coach of the Year for his efforts. He steered the Hurricanes to their best overall record and their most ACC victories since the 2006-07 campaign. He racked up a number of notable milestones, as well, recording his 600th victory at Pitt and his 1,000th win against Florida State.
On the defensive end, Miami was one of the most dominant defensive teams in the ACC this season and ranked second in field goal defense in the country. Several players earned All-ACC honors, with Kameron McGusty earning First Team accolades and Isaiah Wong picking up his second straight Third Team all-conference nomination.
UM basketball is suddenly the rage on campus and coach Jim Larranaga is thrashing out ideas to turn a program that had been a dud into a perennial power. He has the Canes on a 15-game winning streak and is tying up the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division.
Monday's win against Duke at the Watsco Center was a much-needed confidence booster for UM, which lost by two points three weeks ago at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game was a sellout and the student section was rocking. The Hurricanes scored early and kept the Blue Devils out of sync, cruising to 81-59 victory that improved Miami to 19-5, 10-4 in the ACC and 13-0 at home.
Miami's 19th-ranked offense scored on seven of its first eight plays, including a 67-yard touchdown pass from Cam'Ron Harris to Jeff Thomas and a 4-yard score by Scott Covington to Andre King. The game's final score came on a 1-yard run by Deejay Dallas, and Miami won its 12th straight regular-season home game.
Harris has thrown for 17 touchdowns and just one interception since the Kansas State game Sept. 24 and has a chance to extend his hot hand next Saturday in Tallahassee, where the Canes face Florida State.
UM's backcourt also played a big role in the win, with freshman guard Nijel Pack leading the way with 17 points. Senior guard Chris Lykes added 14 points and five rebounds while sophomore forward Malik Wong had nine points, eight rebounds and six assists.
The Hurricanes also stayed out of foul trouble well into the second half, an area where they have been struggling all season. Senior forward Ja'Wala Omier drained his only three shots from the field for an exclamation point in the first half and had just two fouls all night.
It was a big night for FSU's frontcourt, too, as Kyle Filipowski had a career-high 18 points and Dereck Lively II had 10 rebounds. The Seminoles (13-3, 5-2) scored 30 points off of 20 UM turnovers to earn bowl eligibility for the first time under third-year coach Mike Norvell.
The ACC has always been the powerhouse conference in college basketball and now it looks like the league is going to have the best football team too. Miami, Clemson and Florida State have all won a number of ACC titles in the past few years, but the league has more to offer than just those three schools.
The Hurricanes have been a bit of an unknown this season, but with coach Jim Larranaga leading the way, they are looking to be one of the hottest teams in the nation and could even win their first ACC title next year. They have won their last two games, beating Georgia Tech and Georgia and have a chance to go undefeated with their game against Wake Forest on Saturday.
This is a team that is really good on the court and is playing some good defense. They have a great backcourt with Isaiah Wong and a good interior. If they can keep this up, they will be a threat to beat Virginia and have a solid shot at winning the ACC title.
There is a lot of hype around the ACC right now and with so many top teams, it can be hard to decide who to pick. For a while, Duke looked like a top 3 team and despite a 1-3 start in ACC play, they have some good wins over Kansas (7) and Purdue (5).
While they are still a little young, Duke is still a very good team and has been playing some very tough basketball this year. They have a lot of talented players and are still a top 20 team in the country.
Another team that is putting up some big numbers this season are the Seminoles, who have a 2-0 record and look to be back in the AP top 25. They have a good defense and are coming off a 45-3 blowout of Miami. The Seminoles also have a very strong offensive line and quarterback Chris Herndon is doing a good job on the ground.
A win against Louisville would give them the perfect start to the season and a victory over Boston College is likely in their future as well. Then, they will be able to get back in the AP top 25 for the first time since 2016.
UM basketball is suddenly the rage on campus and coach Jim Larranaga is thinning the ranks of elite teams by the week. And while it's a little early to tell, it looks like this might be a season that features an extremely good team.
The Hurricanes have won 11 games in a row, and they look to extend that streak with a visit from the Los Angeles Kings tonight as their All-Star break/bye week comes to a close. They're currently one of the top teams in the country, and they have more to offer than a few sexier contenders.
They have a lot of talent at every position, and they are able to get value up and down the roster without overspending. That has allowed them to be a bit more nimble than some of their competitors.
For example, they have a strong defense that's ranked fourth in the NHL. They also have a forward group that is full of interchangeable parts and a goalie with a big question mark, which makes them one of the most versatile teams in the league.
And when they're on the attack, Carolina is a hard-hitting team that stifles opponents, making them an imposing force in the playoffs. They are one of the top teams in the nation in passing, rushing and scoring defense, and they stifled Nebraska's vaunted offense with an unstoppable run game that included eight touchdowns.
The Hurricanes have a solid core of players and a veteran coaching staff, but it's the young talent that is the real reason they are a force to be reckoned with. That's why the Hurricanes have made so many moves in the offseason, bolstering their defensive units with talented players while bringing in fresh faces to fill holes on offense. That's led to a roster that is better than it has been in years.
UNC is in need of a win to reboiler plates after a pair of losses to Duke, and it has the opportunity to do that against Wake Forest. Here are the key updates and analysis for Tuesday's ACC clash at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.
In a game that saw 20 lead changes, the Tar Heels (11-5, 2-2 ACC) took control with a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter powered by Wake Forest turnovers. They never trailed again and rolled to an 88-79 victory.
The UNC Tar Heels are in a position to claim their first Quadrant 1 (top-25 home, top-75 road) win on their NCAA tournament profile and boost their odds of a March Madness appearance. But it won't be easy against the Demon Deacons, who are a top-ten team in the ACC.
The Heels led for most of the game, but Wake Forest pulled to within a point in the final four minutes. RJ Davis exploded for 22 points in the second half, and UNC’s defense shut down the Demon Deacons during a crucial stretch of play.
The Deacs shot 58 percent from the field and made nine 3-pointers, but in the decisive stretch Carolina held them to 42 percent shooting and just 1-for-5 from behind the arc. The Heels held Wake Forest to a season-low in adjusted tempo during that stretch.
UNC is a half-game behind Wake Forest for eighth place in the ACC, and is coming off an 88-79 victory against these Demon Deacons a month ago. The Tar Heels have a lot of momentum in this contest, but can they close out a game against an opponent that allows more than 70 points per game in conference play?
The Heels scored 32 points off 15 Wake turnovers in the final 10 minutes to take control of this one. The defense also stepped up after allowing 42 points in the paint against Pitt.
The UNC Tar Heels (13-9, 5-6 ACC) will face an uphill climb to avoid their first three-game losing skid in ACC league play when they travel to Wake Forest on Tuesday. The Demon Deacons (11-9, 5-6) are coming off a close win against Notre Dame, a game that featured 20 lead changes and a pair of 10-point comebacks.
The Heels are 4-2 in their last eight road games against teams that are averaging 70 or more points, and they have held nine straight opponents to less than that total.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first quarter, the Tar Heels used an 11-0 run to take control of the game, powered in part by Wake turnovers. UNC scored 32 points off 15 Wake turnovers in the second half and never trailed again. The win improved UNC’s record to 3-0 in its last four meetings against the Demon Deacons.
UNC is looking to avoid a three-game losing skid and avenge last season’s 98-76 loss to Wake Forest. UNC is 2-4 in ACC road games this season after Saturday’s loss to Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and the Tar Heels are coming off a 88-79 win over the Demon Deacons five weeks ago in Chapel Hill.
The Tar Heels will need to play better defense on offense against a Demon Deacons team that ranks 146th in adjusted defensive efficiency. This is a big reason why Wake Forest has been on a four-game losing streak and hasn’t won a conference game since November.
Wake Forest has some good guard play with Tyree Appleby and Damari Monsanto, but they need to defend better. The Demon Deacons rank 27th in adjusted offensive efficiency and they’ve scored a combined 112 points in their past two games.
After a 63-57 loss at Duke on Saturday, UNC will look to get back on track when it travels to Winston-Salem for a matchup against Wake Forest. The Tar Heels will try to avoid their first three-game losing streak in ACC league play under coach Hubert Davis.
The Heels have held eight straight opponents under 70 points, but the Demon Deacons are a dangerous threat inside and can score big. That’s why they’re a must-play for UNC in this matchup.
The Tar Heels have a huge edge in size against the Deacons, led by 6-foot-11 forward Armando Bacot, who leads the ACC in rebounding and offensive rebounding. He’s also a strong shooter. Moreover, 6-10 forward Andrew Carr and 6-foot-6 guard Damari Monsanto have combined for a team-high 76 3-pointers this season.
North Carolina has been on a bit of a slump so far this season. The Tar Heels have lost three of four ACC games and are now a half-game behind Wake Forest (6-7 in the conference) in the race for eighth place.
The Deacons are coming off an 81-64 victory over Notre Dame that snapped their four-game losing streak. The Demon Deacons feature a 6-9 forward in Armando Bacot who leads the league in offensive rebounding and scoring.
With Wake Forest in a tight ACC race, the game against UNC may be important for the Demon Deacons to avoid another February slide. Wake Forest is 65th in KenPom and 69th in the NET, which means they will be an attractive Quad 1 opponent for the Tar Heels.
The North Carolina Tar Heels (15-7, 7-5 ACC) look to break out of their recent slump when they face Wake Forest (15-9, 7-6 ACC), Tuesday night in Winston-Salem. Both teams are on a two-game losing streak and both need to re-start momentum in their final month of the regular season.
UNC leads the all-time series 164-68, including 55-33 in road games. Armando Bacot will be a huge factor in this one, as he picked apart Wake Forest’s defense in a 88-79 win five weeks ago in Chapel Hill.
UNC led by as many as nine points in the first half, but Wake Forest fought back to tie it at 37-all at the break. Davis scored 11 of his 21 points in the second half and Armando Bacot had a monster line of 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
North Carolina basketball is back in action Tuesday night as the Tar Heels head to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons. Both teams have a chance to avoid a February slide in this battle.
In the first matchup between these two, the Heels pulled away late to win 87-62 at home. It was a back-and-forth game that featured nine ties and 20 lead changes.
The Deacons are coming off an impressive road win against Notre Dame and rank 27th in adjusted offensive efficiency. They have some terrific guard play, led by Damari Monsanto who is averaging 17.8 points per game on 49/45/90 shooting splits over the last 10 games.
UNC has outscored Wake by 19 points on the fast break and have a pair of double-figure scorers in Armando Bacot and D'Marco Dunn. Both need to play better defense if the Heels are going to keep this game close.
North Carolina basketball is back in action on Tuesday night as the Tar Heels travel to Winston-Salem to face rival Wake Forest. Despite a pair of recent losses, UNC is 7-5 in the ACC and sits half-a-game ahead of the Deacons in eighth place.
The Tar Heels have a solid offensive team, but they need to get better at defending the perimeter. The Deacons have a few dangerous guards in their lineup that can make UNC look sloppy defensively.
When UNC beat Wake Forest last month, it was a huge win for the Tar Heels. They won 88-79 and they'll be looking to build on that momentum in this one.
North Carolina has lost two straight games and is 1-7 against teams in Quad 1. But they have a strong chance to win this one against Wake Forest, which is also ranked in Quad 1 by KenPom.
A NET victory will give the Tar Heels a chance to make up ground on Duke in ACC standings, which is an important goal. The Demon Deacons are 146th in adjusted defensive efficiency and have struggled with defense all season.
They have several guards who can make plays, including Damari Monsanto who has averaged 17.8 points on 49/45/90 shooting splits over the last 10 games.
UNC needs to revert to consistent ball movement if they want to stay in this game. After recording only 15 assists in Sunday’s loss to Alabama, they need to get better at moving the ball to their forwards and centers.
Mike Krzyzewski has led the Duke Blue Devils to five NCAA championships and is regarded as one of college basketball's greatest coaches. Now, it's time for him to step down after 42 years.
The coach earned over $100 million during his tenure with Duke, according to tax filings, and has built up a robust net worth. That's more than the university president makes, and it's a lot of money to make.
If there's one person who deserves a salary for their work, it's Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski. He's a legend in college basketball who shaped Duke into a perennial powerhouse and is responsible for some of the greatest wins in school history.
His record includes five national championships, 13 Final Four appearances, 15 ACC tournament championships and more than a dozen regular-season titles. He's also an inductee into the College Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
With a career spanning 41 years, it's easy to see why Krzyzewski is one of the highest-paid college coaches in America. But he's also earned his share of criticism.
When he's not leading the Blue Devils, Coach K is an ambassador for Duke, helping to build its brand and culture. It's why he's been awarded the prestigious John Wooden Award for excellence in coaching several times.
As a coach, he's also contributed to the Emily K Center, a nonprofit named after his mother. The center helps students from underserved populations gain access to higher education.
During his 41-year career at Duke, Krzyzewski led the Blue Devils to five national championships and is the all-time leader in wins by a coach in college basketball. He's a member of the NCAA Hall of Fame and is widely considered to be the best college basketball coach of all time.
But Krzyzewski isn't the only person making big money in college basketball. A number of head coaches are on salaries ranging from $2.7 million to $10 million.
He's got some tough competition, too. Kansas' Billy Self is worth a little over $10 million, and Texas A&M's Buzz Williams makes more than $4 million annually.
Aside from the base salary, coaches receive bonuses and deferred compensation. A 2020 USA Today report claims that Krzyzewski's total compensation was $7 million last year.
With a salary like Krzyzewski's, it would be hard for anyone to top him in 2023. Currently, there are 36 men's college basketball coaches who earn at least $2.7 million annually.
Mike Krzyzewski has made a fortune for himself and Duke over the past 42 years, leading the Blue Devils to five national championships, 13 ACC Tournament titles, 12 Final Fours, and the second-largest television audience in college basketball history. He has also been credited with creating the $100K Krzyzewski Family Scholarship Endowment that provides financial assistance to Duke undergraduates from the Carolinas.
Coach K has also received lucrative endorsements, including American Express and Nike, that have fueled his earnings. Despite his success, however, Krzyzewski is not the wealthiest coach in the game and does not make the same amount of money as Kentucky's John Calipari or Indiana's Mike Woodson.
He is, however, one of the most well-paid coaches in the country. A recent report by USA Today based on tax documents obtained by the newspaper revealed that Coach K made $7,256,924 in salary and bonus money during the 2017-18 season. That's more than double the amount earned by rival Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who has received just over $8.9 million in total compensation during the 2010 calendar year, according to the paper's analysis of federal tax information.
Among the coaches with salaries in line with Krzyzewski's are Gonzaga's Mark Few, Loyola-Chicago's Porter Moser, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Villanova's Jay Wright. These schools are private, which means that their employment contracts are not required to be publicized.
For that reason, it is difficult to get a firm number for how much a duke basketball coach can expect to make in 2023. It is important to note that there are many contingencies that could alter the amount of a coach's bonuses, including academic achievement by players, their departure from the school, future investigations and/or sanctions related to rules violations.
The most likely way for a duke coach to earn extra money is by winning the NCAA men's basketball championship. In the past, the school has given coaches a $3 million bonus for winning the title.
While there are several variables that could affect the value of a coach's bonuses, recent salary trends should provide some guidance. For instance, Krzyzewski's base salary for the current year is $2 million, with a $137,000 bonus for a national title, a $400,000 bonus for an ACC tournament championship and a $215,000 bonus for a Sweet 16 appearance.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is the highest-paid head coach in college sports, but he's also one of the most controversial. He's the only college coach to win five national titles and has led the Duke Blue Devils to 15 ACC Tournament crowns in his 40-year career.
He's raked in big-name endorsements, and earned his salary from multiple sports apparel companies. He's also a major advocate for California's first-in-the-nation law that allows college athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness.
For his work, Krzyzewski's compensation has topped $5 million, according to new tax filings provided by Duke to The (Raleigh) News & Observer. That makes him the highest-paid coach in college basketball, ahead of Kansas' Bill Self.
While Krzyzewski's base salary and bonuses are available to view, the details on deferred compensation and other supplemental compensation aren't. These include things like signing bonuses, retention bonuses and specified retirement plan contributions or life insurance.
The NCAA does not require colleges and universities to make these data publicly available, but it does mandate that coaches' salaries be reported in regular financial filings. In 2013, Duke paid Krzyzewski $7.3 million in total compensation, including just over $2 million in base salary, $1 million in bonus pay and $1.3 million in retirement and other deferred compensation, as required by IRS regulations.
In 2023, Krzyzewski would be earning more than $10 million in total compensation, which is the highest amount for a college basketball coach without a buyout. That figure beats out Nick Saban's $9.8 million in 2017 and Lincoln Riley's reportedly $10 million in 2020.
This isn't a complete list of all the salaries for college coaches, but it does give a good idea of what a coach can expect to make in 2023. We'll update this list as we learn more about individual contracts, so be sure to check back for updates in the future.
As a private university, Duke isn't required to release its coaching contracts to the public. But the school is still required to report compensation for its highest-paid employees, and the figures on deferred compensation can be gleaned from federal tax returns. USA Today reports that Krzyzewski's total compensation in 2020 was $13.7 million, which is more than double what the next highest-paid coach in college basketball made last year.
During his 41-year tenure as head coach of the Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski amassed five national titles, 13 Final Four appearances, 15 ACC tournament championships and a storied coaching career that will be fondly remembered by generations of Duke fans. He also earned a healthy slice of the Duke pie in the form of compensation, which has been the subject of plenty of debate since his retirement.
As a private school, Duke isn't always transparent about its financials. That's why we took the unusual step of analyzing the school's tax returns to get a closer look at how much money is being spent by the college basketball program.
According to our data, it looks like the Blue Devils are on the upswing in terms of their bottom line and that they're likely to make more than a quarter of a billion dollars over the course of this academic year. That's enough to give a healthy boost to the athletic department and pay all of their players a nice raise as well.
The best part is that if it's a big year for the basketball program, it's probably a sign that the coaches are finally able to start taking home more of the bacon. We've already seen a few big-ticket salaries being handed out, including a $10 million annual contract to USC's Lincoln Riley and $9.8 million to Nick Saban from Alabama.
Duke basketball tickets are a must-have for every college sports fan. With a long and storied history, the Blue Devils have won multiple NCAA tournaments and many ACC championships.
Ticket prices for Duke home games go up as the season progresses, especially once conference play begins. However, there are some ways to get your hands on cheap Duke tickets.
Whether you're a die-hard Blue Devils fan or you just want to watch a game, Duke basketball tickets are an absolute must for any fan who loves the sport. With over 20 ACC championships, Duke has built a reputation as one of the best teams in the country. They've also made it to the NCAA tournament 15 times and have several Final Four appearances under their belt.
The team plays home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, which only has a capacity of 9,291. Its limited seating also means that tickets aren't cheap. However, if you're willing to buy them early on, there are ways to get the most out of your investment.
Some of the cheapest tickets can be found at exhibition games and early in the season when the team is still playing against non-conference opponents. Then, once conference play begins, ticket prices skyrocket.
It's also possible to find tickets for big rivalries like North Carolina and Virginia. These games often draw large crowds because of their high-profile nature.
There's no doubt that these matches are among the most exciting in college basketball. The ACC has a reputation for being one of the most competitive conferences, and North Carolina and Virginia regularly make it to the Final Four.
This means that there's a lot of buzz about each team, which is reflected in the price of tickets. Some of the cheapest tickets can be as low as $15 for an exhibition game against Lehigh University, while a ticket to a rivalry game between Syracuse and Duke will cost around $35.
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One of the most popular college basketball rivalries is between Duke and North Carolina. The two schools are separated by 11 miles along the "Tobacco Road" between Chapel Hill and Durham, and they've both developed a reputation for being powerhouse programs.
Seeing these two teams battle it out in the NCAA Tournament is always an exciting event, and it's a must-see for any sports fan. However, it's also very difficult to find cheap tickets for these games, as they are often sold out long in advance.
There are a few ways that you can get the best price for tickets to Duke games, though. One of the easiest ways is to buy in advance. Buying tickets in advance ensures that you don't miss out on any cheap deals, and it also makes it easier to find seats at the best price.
Another way to save money on tickets is to check secondary markets. Fortunately, there are a lot of websites that sell tickets for games like these, and you can usually get them for a lower price than you would on the official website.
When it comes to elite college basketball teams, the Duke Blue Devils have always been one of the top contenders. They’ve won five national championships and have produced some of the greatest moments in the history of the sport.
With that said, tickets for Duke games can be hard to come by and the demand for them is very strong. That’s why it’s important to book your Duke Blue Devils 2023 basketball tickets as soon as possible.
The cheapest seats at Cameron Indoor Stadium are found in sections behind the basket. While they may be a little further from the court, they’re still very affordable and will give you a great game experience.
However, you can also find seats for lower price points in other parts of the arena. Those seats are located in the upper levels past row N and cost significantly less than those in the lower section of the arena.
For those who are looking to sit in the best location possible for a Duke basketball game, there’s no better option than securing a seat at Cameron Indoor Stadium. There are a number of different options for those who want to see the team in action, including standing room only tickets and seats near the Cameron Crazies.
Another good choice is to buy tickets from a secondary marketplace like TicketIQ, which doesn’t charge fees and keeps it simple for fans. With TicketIQ, you can search for tickets by date and location. Then, you can view all of the available seats to a Duke basketball game and select the ones that you’re interested in.
In addition to tickets to Duke home games, TicketIQ is also a great place to find tickets for away games. If you’re a Blue Devils fan, you can expect to see them on the road a lot during the season.
Buying tickets for Duke away games is easy and can be done with ease through TicketIQ. With a platform that allows you to compare tickets and see ratings and data on every deal, TicketIQ is the best way to save money and find premier seating locations for your next basketball game.
When it comes to sports, Duke University is a perennial contender. They are a powerhouse in the ACC and one of the few schools to have won over two thousand games in their history. Their signature blue and white uniforms make them a sight to behold. Getting to the game has never been easier thanks to CheapoTicketing, which allows you to score the best seats in town without breaking the bank.
The team has a reputation for its wacky antics, which translates into some of the highest quality entertainment. There’s a reason why these blue Devils have made the national championship game an annual ritual. With a population of just under 20,000, the campus is packed with a diverse crowd and some of the most enthusiastic fans in college basketball.
There is a lot to love about the Duke University experience, but the one thing that stands out above the rest is the camaraderie of its students and staff. When it comes to securing tickets to Duke games, no one is better at delivering top-notch customer service than our talented staff. To get the most out of your next trip to the Blue Devils, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone.