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Duke's ACC schedule released

The ACC schedule was released earlier today. Duke also released other non-conference games today as well.

It’s never too early to do a rundown of the basketball season.

Duke opens the regular season in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Duke hosts Presbyterian on Nov. 14 and Fairfield on the following day. Duke and Michigan State face off on Nov. 18 in Indianapolis in the Champions Classic.  After the trip to Indiana, the semifinals and finals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic start. Those rounds are held in Brooklyn, N.Y. Duke and Temple go head to head on Nov. 21. The winner of that game will face the winner of Stanford and UNLV.

Duke goes home before around the Thanksgiving holiday, playing Furman on Nov. 26 and Army on Nov. 30. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge game featuring Duke and Wisconsin will be played on Dec. 3. More December non-conference home games include matchups against Elon on Dec. 15 (Elon is who Duke football opens their season against this weekend) Toledo on Dec, 29 and Wofford on New Years Eve. There is one game that Duke leaves town for during that span and it’s one game that won’t be forgotten any time soon. The hype surrounding it will continue to increase as it gets closer. The matchup with the defending national champion, UConn, will take place in East Rutherford, N.J. on Dec. 18.

After the bells ring in 2015, Duke has no time to rest before the games begin again, as the conference season gets right on its way. Duke hosts Boston College on Jan. 3 for the conference opener. Other home games for the Blue Devils in the cold midwinter months are Miami on Jan. 14, Pittsburgh on Jan. 19, Georgia Tech on Feb. 4, Notre Dame on Feb. 7, North Carolina on Feb. 18, Clemson on Feb. 21, Syracuse on Feb. 28 and Wake Forest on March 4.

Duke goes on the road to Wake Forest on Jan. 7, N.C. State on Jan. 11, Louisville on Jan. 17, Notre Dame on Jan. 28, Virginia on Jan. 31, Florida State on Feb. 9, Syracuse on Valentine’s Day, Virginia Tech on Feb. 25 and marches into enemy territory down Tobacco Road on March 7.

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