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Today should have been about analyzing Duke’s first-round NCAA Tournament opponent. Instead, with the coronavirus pandemic canceling the postseason, we’re left to think ahead. What … more
RALEIGH — The last two times Duke won national championships in 2010 and 2015, the Blue Devils’ regular season included a double-digit loss at N.C. State’s arena. The Wolfpack won … more
Duke’s season-opening 42-3 loss to Alabama could have been a devastating blow to the ego of a team confident it can match up better with heavyweights this year, but the Blue Devils … more
DURHAM — Finding some middle ground at Middle Tennessee State might help Duke define what type of team it can be this year. So far, the Blue Devils failed to live up to expectations in their … more
CHARLOTTE – Duke’s basketball roster is obviously less talented this season than a year ago. The Zion Williamson Show was a mega-talented roster with Williamson among three one-and-done, … more
DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewksi, Duke’s hall-of-fame basketball coach, sounded positively giddy Monday night, just three days before his 73rd birthday. And that’s a good thing not to be … more
DURHAM — If only it was this easy to compare scores and pick college basketball results. A week after struggling North Carolina lost at home to middling ACC foe Boston College, Duke … more
DURHAM — This sounds ironic, but it’s fair to wonder if Duke was overlooked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll. The Blue Devils often get the benefit of the doubt, … more
DURHAM — “Be quick but don’t hurry.” Duke football coach David Cutcliffe invoked a popular teaching phrase from John Wooden, the late and iconic UCLA basketball coach, to … more
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski learned leadership at a foremost institution for developing leaders — West Point. After all, before he was a basketball coach, he was a retired U.S. Army … more
The basic qualifications for a movie producer are an ability to raise money and connections to combine a script, director and cast. This is brought up because Mike Krzyzewski recently had … more
DURHAM — Duke football expected to contend for the ACC Coastal Division title, especially after opening conference play with an encouraging 45-10 win over Virginia Tech. But then came last … more
DURHAM — Luca Diamont verbally committed to Duke 10 months ago while ranked a 4-star prospect. Then, between February and signing his National Letter of Intent Wednesday, he dropped to a … more
Daniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft. Quentin Harris, a … more
The last time Michigan State played Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was on Dec. 1, 2010 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. As the Spartans approached the arena, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his … more
Duke finally opens ACC play after having already dispatched two ranked opponents, Kansas in the Champions Classic and Michigan State on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. But the lid-lifter … more
Well, what did we learn from Duke’s surprising loss at Clemson? Perhaps the most revealing information was Duke’s 10-man rotation has been more than “coachspeak” from Blue … more
DURHAM – Herman Bulls knew Mike Krzyzewski early on, long before Duke’s basketball Hall-of-Famer was Coach K, his iconic identity. He was an unknown Army coach with a silent K preceding … more
Eight straight wins, seven by double figures, five of them by 20-plus points and two those in ACC victories by 39 (Boston College) and 33 (Miami). Duke looks again like not only a Final Four team … more
DURHAM — Duke’s third starting lineup three games into the basketball season resulted in Tuesday’s 105-57 romp over Central Arkansas, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned not to … more
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