DURHAM — Duke womens basketball head coach Joanne McCallie released the teams non-conference schedule Thursday.
The slate includes four teams that advanced to the last seasons NCAA Tournament: Connecticut, St. Johns, California and Michigan. The home schedule is highlighted by six contests against Connecticut, California, Presbyterian, Iona, Valparaiso and Monmouth.
The Blue Devils will open the season with three straight home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, starting with Presbyterian Nov. 17), and followed by Iona (Nov. 18) and Valparaiso (No. 23).
Duke will then hit the road for two straight at Xavier on Nov. 25 and at Michigan on Nov. 28.After the Christmas holiday, Duke will host Monmouth Dec. 30 and then close its non-conference schedule at Connecticut, in a game that will be aired live on ESPN2.
N.C. States Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner each landed spots in the top-10 on Baseball Americas ranking of the prospects on this summers collegiate national team released Thursday.
Rodon earned the top spot among 20 prospects from the U.S. National team. Turner came was ranked eighth.
After starting their season with three wins at the Duke Invitational, Duke team will face its first road test of the season as the Blue Devils travel to the Cardinal Classic for three matches this weekend.
Duke is set to face host Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Saturday, the Blue Devils face Samford at 1:30 p.m. and Marshall at 5 p.m.
Campbell: The Camels travel to Williamsburg, Va., for the Tribe Invitational, beginning Friday with a contest against Georgetown at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the Camels battle host William & Mary at 10 a.m. and Manhattan at 4:30 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will host the first of two back-to-back volleyball tournaments at Reynolds Coliseum, beginning on Friday when Virginia Commonwealth faces Kent State at 4 p.m. and the Wolfpack plays South Florida at 7 p.m. on the first day of the Courtyard Midtown Classic.
Duke hosts its home opener against Princeton Friday before finishing the weekend on the road against Longwood Sunday at 1 p.m.
North Carolina will continue its four-match homestand to open the year Friday at 7 p.m. when West Virginia comes to Fetzer Field.
The Tar Heels close the weekend against Boston Sunday at 7 p.m.
Duke: The Blue Devils face Santa Clara Friday at 7:30 and Delaware Sunday at 2:30 as part of the John Rennie Invitational, which Duke is hosting.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack travels to Durham for the Invitational, opening Friday at 5 p.m. against Delaware, before finishing the weekend with a noon matchup against Santa Clara on Sunday.
N.C. State returns home for two games this weekend, the first against The Citadel Friday at 7 p.m. and the second on Sunday at 3 p.m. against Elon.