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Joanne P. McCallie enters her seventh year at Duke
Blue Devils Set to Kick off Practice Wednesday
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/15/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie and the Duke women’s basketball team will hold its first official practice of the 2013-14 campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Michael W. Krzyzewski Center.

The Blue Devils will have 11 days before hosting the annual Blue/White Scrimmage on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m.  Duke will also feature exhibition contests on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:00 p.m.  The Blue/White Scrimmage and the exhibition contests will be free admission.

Duke will open the 2012-13 campaign on Sunday, Nov. 10 at nationally-ranked California on ESPNU.

The Blue Devils return five starters in 2013-14, including 93.7 percent of its scoring as McCallie enters her seventh year at the helm.  McCallie, who is the 2013, 2012 and 2010 ACC Coach of the Year, has guided Duke to the NCAA Elite Eight four straight years and is coming off posting a 33-3 mark a year ago.

The Blue Devils will welcome back All-America selections Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams along with All-ACC performers Tricia Liston and Haley Peters.  Freshman All-America and ACC Tournament MVP Alexis Jones is the final returning starter for Duke.  A total of 11 letterwinners will return to the squad this season.  

Duke has also been ranked No. 2 nationally by Lindy’s Magazine and the Sporting News, while being tabbed No. 3 in the USA Today Sports preseason magazines.  

All home games are played in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. For ticket information, contact the Duke Ticket Office at (919) 681-2583 or 1-877-375-3853. You can also purchase tickets online at