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Duke's fashionista forward designs coach's gameday outfit

Duke women's basketball player Erin Mathias turned the sideline into a runway — and her coach was the model.

The starting forward for the 20th-ranked Blue Devils — and budding fashion designer — created the outfit coach Joanne P. McCallie wore during Monday night's game against No. 9 Florida State.

It's the latest foray into fashion for the visual arts and media studies senior, who spent a summer interning with a New York-based designer, created her own clothing line (Erin Mathias Designs) and last fall staged a fashion show in Durham with her teammates modeling her creations.

"Growing up, I was sort of handed a basketball in one hand, and in the other hand,...