After releasing its nonconference schedule last week, Duke released the conference segment of its upcoming season today.
The Blue Devils will play eight games against five ACC opponents that finished in the AP top-25 at the end of last season—Miami, North Carolina, Florida State, Maryland and Georgia Tech.
Full ACC schedule:
Jan. 2 vs. Virginia
Jan. 6 at Wake Forest
Jan. 8 vs. N.C. State
Jan. 13 vs. Florida State
Jan. 15 at Virginia Tech
Jan. 18 at Georgia Tech
Jan. 22 vs. Maryland
Jan. 27 at Clemson
Feb. 2 vs. Wake Forest
Feb. 6 vs. North Carolina
Feb. 9 at Boston College
Feb. 12 at Florida State
Feb. 15 vs. Virginia Tech
Feb. 19 at Maryland
Feb. 24 vs. Miami
Feb. 26 at North Carolina
March 1-4 at ACC Tournament
Geno Auriemma must be awfully familiar with the Blue Devils by now.
Connecticut will take on the Blue Devils this season in Durham on Jan. 30, the fourth meeting between the two teams in three years.
Just days after the men’s basketball program travels to Maui for the Maui Invitational, the Duke women will take on Gardner-Webb and either Notre Dame or Southern California at the Junkaroo Jam on Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas.
The Blue Devils’ toughest true road game of the fall will come Dec. 8 in Lexington against Kentucky.
Along with the Wildcats and Huskies, 2011-12 opponents Purdue, Temple and Gardner-Webb also advanced to the NCAA tournament last spring.
Full nonconference slate:
Nov. 11 at BYU
Nov. 18 vs. Auburn
Nov. 20 at Western Kentucky
Nov. 25 vs. Gardner-Webb (Junkaroo Jam)
Nov. 26 vs. Notre Dame/Southern California (Junkaroo Jam)
Dec. 1 vs. Purdue (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
Dec. 4 vs. Pittsburgh
Dec. 8 vs. Kentucky
Dec. 11 vs. South Carolina Upstate
Dec. 20 vs. UNC-Wilmington
Dec. 30 at Temple
Jan. 30 vs. Connecticut
The Blue Devils’ third game of the 2011-12 season will be broadcast on ESPN as one of the premier games in ESPN’s annual Tip-Off Marathon.
Duke will play the Spartans at 7 p.m. EST on Nov. 15 in the State Farm Champions Classic, a four-team showcase featuring the Blue Devils, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State.
The game is also likely to be Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s first chance at breaking Bob Knight’s all-time Div. I coaching wins record. Krzyzewski currently has 900 total wins, just two short of Knight’s record.
Dick Vitale and other ESPN analysts will be a common sight in Cameron Indoor Stadium again this season.
Duke’s non-conference schedule may be brutal this season, but their ACC slate certainly won’t provide any relief.
Duke’s ACC schedule was released today, and is highlighted by the February 9 home matchup against rival North Carolina. The Blue Devils will face their other major rival, Maryland, at home in the second game of the ACC season.
Duke will face the Tar Heels and Terrapins twice this season, as well as Miami, Virginia, N.C. State. The Blue Devils will face Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Boston College at home, while matchups against Florida state, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech will occur on the road.
All but one of Duke’s conference games will be broadcast nationally, including a CBS telecast of the final game of the season against the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill.
Duke’s traditional pre-season tournament will take the Blue Devils to Kansas City this fall.
It was announced today that Duke, Gonzaga, Marquette, and Kansas State will be the regional hosts of the CBE Classic, and all four with by default make the trip to Kansas City for the finals. In its regional, the Blue Devils will face either Princeton or Miami of Ohio.
While the format of the CBE Classic is odd, at best, it offers Duke a chance for two marquee early season tests (without fear of any of those pesky upsets that make college basketball such a boring, dull sport to watch). All three fellow CBE regional hosts were NCAA Tournament teams last season, and Kansas State will surely be in the preseason Top 10 with returning star guard Jacob Pullen.
Get your DVRs set football fans: the highly anticipated matchup of Duke versus defending national champion Alabama now officially has been set for Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. ABC will regionally televise the game. The announcement was part of an ACC press release which gave details for the first three weeks of the football season. In addition to Duke-Alabama game, 18 other ACC games will be televised in the early season, including 10 which will see the national TV spotlight.
The times for the Blue Devils’ first two games, including their ACC opener against Wake Forest, were also announced. Duke will kick off its season under the lights with a 7 p.m. start against Elon on Sept. 4 and then have a 12 noon start against Wake Forest the next week on Sept. 11. The Elon game will be broadcast on the Internet at ESPN3.com, and the ACC’s regional football syndicator, Raycom Sports, will televise the matchup against the Demon Deacons.