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Duke course offers basketball insight

A new course at Duke offers fans an inside look at the sport that has made the Research Triangle area famous _ college basketball.

The course, offered in Duke's continuing education curriculum, is called "Insights Into College Basketball." It offers no credits or grades, but is already filled and has a waiting list of 100, the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., reported.

The five-week course will be taught by Peter Gaudet, a member of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's national championship staff. Gaudet will emphasize the technical points of the game, but he'll also include plenty of anecdotal and historical tidbits.

The course will review scouting and recruiting techniques, offer quick facts about Duke players and include a tour of the Blue Devils locker room. And, for rabid Blue Devils fans, Gaudet will explain how coaches deal with success and how they expect the team to fare this season.

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