Welcome to Ball Durham, the Duke Blue Devils news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Ball Durham is dedicated to providing top-notch Blue Devils news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Matt Giles,Site Expert

Delighted by memories of Blue Devils. Disturbed by the existence of Tar Heels. Dropped out of Duke by oversleeping in Krzyzewskiville. Site expert of Ball Durham. Email: mgduke81@gmail.com

Kevin Connelly,Expert

Kevin was a member of the St. John's University graduating class of 2020. He covered the Red Storm athletic teams during his four years at the school for the student radio station, WSJU Radio, as well as being the site expert of FanSided's Ball Durham, which covers Duke University Athletics.

Jonathan McClure,Contributor

My name is Jonathan McClure, I am a young aspiring college basketball writer from Washington DC. I have been following Duke and college basketball in general ever since I can remember. Basketball is in my blood and always on my mind. I am excited to share my passion and knowledge for the game of basketball with the rest of the world!

Jonathan Wynne,Contributor

Matt Johnson,Contributor

Duke, Hurricanes, and the Panthers. But let's be real here folks we all know which season reigns supreme around here...

Nickeem Khan,Contributor

Sport Media student attending Ryerson University in Toronto. Aspiring sports journalist, and ready to make a name for myself in the industry. Have a deep love for The Brotherhood, and ready to share it through sports writing.

Riley Platt,Contributor

Riley is from Jacksonville, Florida and has a passion for writing. He has loved the Duke Blue Devils since he was eight years old. Riley is attending college to pursue a career in the field of sports media.

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