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Last Monday, the 12 coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference gave their preseason predictions for the first time in the league’s history. NC State was the clear winner, being pegged as the #1 team heading into the season and having both the preseason freshman of the year in Rodney Purvis and player of the year in CJ Leslie.
Last Wednesday, at ACC Operation Basketball the media mainly concurred with the coaches’ selections. NC State was selected to finish in first place, followed by Duke and then UNC. In individual honors, the media agreed with the coaches again, picking CJ Leslie as the preseason ACC POY and Wolfpack teammate Rodney Purvis as Freshman of the Year. Michael Snaer, James McAdoo, Lorenzo Brown and Mason Plumlee finished out the All-ACC First Team.
The ACC media and coaches weren’t the only groups to give their ACC preseason predictions. The writers that I am lucky to have contributing to DukeHoopBlog.com conducted their own ballots last week (before either the coaches o...
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By Wayne Bumpass – With college basketball up and running for the 2012-13 season, things kicked off with the annual “Midnight Madness” festivites for the last two weekends. For the Duke Blue Devils, they celebrated their version — Countdown to Craziness — this past Friday. In the world of recruiting, Duke hosted five of the best high school basketball players in the country...
Duke's starting point guard for 2012-2013 is one of the biggest question marks for the upcoming season. So what does Duke have at the lead guard position in Quinn Cook?
DURHAM, N.C. Dukes celebration after becoming bowl eligible with a last-minute victory over hated rival North Carolina on Saturday night was one rarely, if ever, seen at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Jubilation hasnt visited this old house very often over the last half-century, so the Blue Devils and their fans were excused for pouring onto the field and prolonging their joy. It was emotional...
David Cutcliffe has done the impossible. David Cutcliffe has made Duke relevant. I don’t just meaning ACC relevant, I mean nationally relevant. CBSSportsline has a story on Duke football. Conner Vernon is appearing on ESPN’s CFBDaily.
All because Duke is bowl eligible for the first time in 18 years and at 6-2 (3-1) and currently leading the ACC’s Coastal Division.
(photo courtesy of whateyesee13)Fall is here, and school is back in session, which means the good times are almost here - the start of college basketball season! To get you ready for this upcoming season, The Hoops Manifesto presents to you its preseason top 25 team rankings, based on the input from our esteemed voting panel. Next up #3 North Carolina State Wolfpack