Duke AD: 2012-13 could be 'banner year'

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke athletic director Kevin White is hoping for big things from all of the Blue Devils' teams during the coming year.

In an interview with The Associated Press, White says 2012-13 "has a chance to be just a banner year."

The just-completed year was a solid one for Duke. Two athletes — fencer Becca Ward and indoor heptathlete Curtis Beach — claimed individual NCAA titles. Four coaches received ACC coach of the year awards.

But at a school that expects virtually all of its teams to contend for championships, a common theme emerged. Duke kept coming up short in the postseason.

White considers himself "a pretty tough grader" and says Duke was "close in a lot of sports" but didn't go as deep in the postseason as it could've.

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