Blue Devils--Mascot and team name for the 26 Varsity Sports Teams at Duke University! The name comes from the French "les Diables Bleus" or "the Blue Devils," which was the nickname given during World War I to the Chasseurs Alpins, the French Alpine light infantry battalion. Duke has also captured 119 ACC Championships, 44 of which have come since 1999-2000 (through 2008-09). In the past five years, Duke has finished in the top 20 every year in the NACDA Director's Cup, an overall measure of an institution's athletic success. Duke University's men's basketball team is the fourth-winningest college basketball program of all-time, Most of those wins coming under current coach Mike Krzyzewski.