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Jayson Tatum “Pretty Confident” Duke Will Land 5-Star Center Marques Bolden

Duke already has an absolutely loaded 2017 recruiting class, but Mike Krzyzewski still has his sights on a big prize: No. 1 2017 center recruit Marques Bolden. The Texas native is down to Duke and rival recruiting power Kentucky, but one fellow five-star already committed to Duke believes Bolden will join him in Durham. In a blog for USA Today, Jayson Tatum has a note about the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Emma Baccellieri, Boss of the Newsletter

Episode 648 Emma Baccellieri is a writer for FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus — as well as a contributor (past and/or present) to the McClatchy family of papers, the Charlotte Observer, and the Chronicle of Duke University. She’s also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. This episode of the program is sponsored by SeatGeek, which site removes both the work and also...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Marshall Plumlee gives emotional speech at Duke banquet

Duke senior Marshall Plumlee was one of the most improved players in the country this past year, averaging 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. Thursday night, he gave an incredibly emotional speech at the team’s end of the year banquet to cap off his career as a Blue Devil. Plumlee, who noted that the last eight years have featured at least one Plumlee on Duke’s roster...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke's Grayson Allen has hernia surgery

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke guard Grayson Allen has had surgery to repair a hernia. Team spokesman Cory Walton said Allen underwent inguinal hernia surgery at Duke University Hospital, and the typical recovery time is four weeks. Allen led the team with averages of 21.6 points and 3.5 assists this season. He has already confirmed he will return to Duke for his junior year.
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Guard Grayson Allen Underwent Successful Hernia Surgery Today

Duke rising junior guard Grayson Allen underwent successful hernia surgery today, the Blue Devils announced this afternoon.  Allen, who opted to pass on testing the NBA Draft process, was a first-team All-ACC player in 2015-16. He averaged 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game during Duke’s Sweet 16 season.  He had the surgery at Duke University Medical Center. ...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke's Jefferson receives medical hardship waiver

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke forward Amile Jefferson will be able to play for the Blue Devils next season. The school said Friday that the Atlantic Coast Conference approved his medical hardship waiver, which makes him eligible to play this coming season. Jefferson played only nine games last season before breaking his right foot in December. He averaged 11.4 points and 10.3 rebounds...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

What Duke’s Starting 5, Rotation Could Look Like In 2016-17

Duke’s men’s basketball program got some anticipated good news this morning, when it was announced that Amile Jefferson had received his medical hardship waiver. The Blue Devils’ senior forward, who missed most of the 2015-16 season with a foot injury, is eligible for the 2016-17 season.  It’s official. @AmileJefferson will be BACK and we’re feeling like pic.twitter.com...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Amile Jefferson will play a fifth season at Duke

The Duke men’s basketball team never seemed a threat to defend its national title last season, and one of the reasons was big man Amile Jefferson played in just nine games before suffering a season-ending foot injury.On Friday, Jefferson, a senior, was granted a medical redshirt by the ACC to return for a fifth year, according to the team’s website.The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Amile Jefferson given medical redshirt, eligible for 2016-17 season

The Duke Blue Devils lost a big piece of their team last season when forward Amile Jefferson went down with a broken foot in December. After injury, he did not return to the court and it looked like he would never play for the Blue Devils again. However, he has been pushing for a medical redshirt so he could add one more season of eligibility to his career. It was reported early...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke’s Amile Jefferson ruled eligible for 2016-17 season

Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson has officially been ruled eligible for the 2016-17 season, per a release from the school.  Jefferson, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward, missed the majority of the 2015-16 season with a foot injury. He played in just nine games before going out in early December.  The Philadelphia native received a medical hardship waiver.  Amile Jefferson...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Posts Cool “End Of An Era” Tribute To Plumlee Brothers

For the first time since 2007, the Duke Blue Devils will take the floor next season without a Plumlee on the floor. If all you’ve witnessed is the last eight years of Duke basketball, things will never be the same. In that span, the Blue Devils have captured two national titles – and each of the three brothers have one of those under their belt. It’s the end of an era.  Thursday...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ross Martin: Kicker, Duke

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit As far as kickers go, Ross Martin could be the kind the Los Angeles Rams really...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamidou Diallo has offers from Duke, Kentucky

Class of 2017 five-star recruit Hamidou Diallo, the No. 1 shooting guard in his class, can now say his stock as a recruit has skyrocketed. According to posts on his Twitter, he has offers in hand from both the Duke Blue Devils and Kentucky Wildcats. Extremely Blessed To Receive an offer from Duke University !! ⚪️
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton down to 4 schools?

Former five-star point guard and Duke Blue Devil is reportedly down to four schools as he considers just to where he will transfer. Per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, those four are USC, Washington, Miami and Kansas. Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is down to USC, Washington, Miami and Kansas, his father confirms to ESPN. https://t.co/qbFBYSIdJw — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 20...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke, Kentucky Offer Scholarship To Hamidou Diallo, No. 1 SG In 2017 Class

The race to land the No. 1 shooting guard in the 2017 class just got tougher.  Over the last 24 hours, Duke and Kentucky have both offered a scholarship to Hamidou Diallo, a five-star prospect out of Queens Village, New York.  The 6-foot-4, 170-pound recruit is ranked the No. 8 player in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Extremely Blessed To Receive an offer from...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Duke shows off renovations of Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Duke Blue Devils may not be undergoing a large change when it comes to their 2016-17 roster, but they are going to have a different look to fans when they host their first home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have put $20 million into renovations for the stadium and things seem to be coming along quite nicely. In fact, the team released a video on Instagram Tuesday...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor going back to Duke to work on his degree

One of the best one-and-dones in the history of Duke’s men’s basketball program will return to Durham, North Carolina this summer.  Jahlil Okafor, who helped lead the Blue Devils to a national title during his lone season with the team in 2014-15, will be back on campus in the coming months.  The Philadelphia 76ers’ young big man is returning to work on his degree.  ...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami vs. Duke Baseball Highlights (April 17, 2016)

Miami vs. Duke: The No. 1 Hurricanes bounced back from Saturday's upset against the Blue Devils and got a convincing win, 9-0. Zack Collins was 1-4 with a home run and 3 RBI for the Canes. Danny Garcia pitched 7 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts and Miami wins the series 2-1.
Via ACC Digital Network
April 17, 2016

WATCH: Duke vs. Virginia Men's Lacrosse Highlights (2016)

Duke vs. Virginia: Deemer Class tallied 5 goals and set the single-season goal mark for Duke midfielders with 41, as the #16 Blue Devils topped the Cavaliers, 14-8. Myles Jones notched 2 goals and 4 assists for the Blue Devils, who secured a spot in the ACC Championship with the win.
Via ACC Digital Network
April 17, 2016

WATCH: Miami vs. Duke Baseball Highlights (April 16, 2016)

Miami vs. Duke: The Blue Devils bounced back and evened the series with the No. 1 Hurricanes with a huge win, 12-5. Zack Kone poured in 5 hits including a home run and 3 RBI. For Duke, this was their first victory over a #1 team since 2009. They will conclude the series on Sunday afternoon.
Via ACC Digital Network
April 16, 2016

Video: Duke 5-star PG Frank Jackson suffers scary head injury

Class of 2016 five-star point guard and Duke Blue Devils commit Frank Jackson suffered a scary head injury while playing in the Jordan Brand Classic last night. As can be seen in the video below, the 6-foot-3, 180 pound Jackson was going up for a rebound and his head snapped back to the floor as he fell to the ground. Jackson was forced to leave the game and did not return. He was...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor is Continuing His Education at Duke

Jahlil Okafor is reportedly continuing his higher education this summer at Duke University, where he won a national championship. These days, it’s very rare that a top-3 NBA draftee spends all four years of his college basketball eligibility. Jahlil Okafor, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, came in as a center at Duke University, […] Jahlil Okafor is Continuing His Education...
Via The Sixer Sense
April 15, 2016

Coach K, Duke send out special tribute to Kobe Bryant

With Kobe Bryant's final game on Wednesday night, the tributes to the Black Mamba have come from far and wide. And it's not just the world of sports either.  But of all the people paying tribute to the Black Mamba, few knew him better than someone who delivered a special message on Wednesday.That would be Mike Krzyzewski.  Sure everyone knows that Coach K has been by Kobe's side...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Duke Put Together A Cool Tribute To Kobe Bryant Showing His Relationship With Coach K

Kobe Bryant went to the NBA right from high school, and if he had gone to college he says it would have been UNC, but the college coach he’s closest to is Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K has coached Kobe with the United States men’s national basketball team for a decade, and the two have formed a strong bond. Ahead of Kobe’s final career game tonight, Duke put out a tribute...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke HR investigating women’s basketball team

Duke University’s human resources department is investigating the women’s basketball team over allegations of player mistreatment under Joanne P. McCallie, according to Swish Appeal. Per what sources told the site, the investigation is as a result of two players in Azurá Stevens and Angela Salvadores leaving the program following the 2015-16 season. “The welfare and success...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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