Duke AD: 'Stars are aligning' for big 2013-14

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke athletic director Kevin White believes the Blue Devils are set up for a big year in all sports in 2013-14.

In an interview with The Associated Press, White called the just-completed academic year an "average year" by the school's notoriously high standards.

He says "we've got a chance to have a heck of a year" because "the stars are aligning in '13-14 for us, across the board, in all 26 sports."

On paper, his optimism certainly seems justified. The school's highest-profile program — men's basketball — appears poised for a run at its fifth national championship under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The women's basketball program returns nearly every key player from a team that reached its fourth straight regional final.

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