Duke football enters uncharted territory: dealing with preseason expectations

When college football analyst Phil Steele's renowned season preview magazine came out -- complete with predictions -- a few weeks ago, there were some surprises. As there always are. But perhaps none of the surprises were bigger than Steele picking the reigning ACC Coastal Division champion -- a team that returns most of its key pieces from last year, mind you -- to finish tied...
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Duke Football Preview

No one expected what happened last season for Duke football. They had just come off of their first bowl game since 1994, and It was possible that they would make consecutive bowl games for the first time in program history, which they did. But no one would have guessed that the Blue Devils would make an appearance in the ACC title game, and be competitive for about a quarter and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Hud Mellencamp - son of John Mellencamp facing more legal charges

Duke walk-on defensive back Hud Mellencamp, 20—the son of rockstar John Mellencamp—is facing a misdemeanor charge for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The charge was filed on July 10 with the Monroe (Ind.) County clerk’s office, the Indianapolis Star reported. An initial hearing on the case is scheduled for Sept. 25 in Monroe Circuit Court. This is Mellencamp’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K Says He Wouldn’t Hesitate Trading Wiggins for Love

Everyone has an opionion on wether or not the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.  Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave his opinion on the matter, and he’s all about Kevin Love. “There’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy. I’d trade for Kevin Love,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s not saying anything bad about any of the other youngsters. Love’s an All...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski has great response on whether he’d trade for Kevin Love

Coach K says he’d trade for Kevin Love right now Like seemingly everyone these days, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked his opinion on Kevin Love and whether he would trade for him. During an interview with John Feinstein of CBS Sports radio, Coach K gave possibly the best response yet. Krzyzewski said that he would make the trade right away without any hesitation. Via CBS Sports...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Unveils New Uniforms Featuring Black Helmet With Chrome Decal

The Duke Blue Devils unveiled new football uniforms for the 2014-2015 season on Monday. I guess when you win your division in the ACC, this is one of the perks. The uniforms aren’t anything too special or crazy, but the new black helmet with a blue chrome decal is pretty awesome. [@PhilHecken] [@DukeFBEquipment] The post Duke Unveils New Uniforms Featuring Black Helmet With Chrome...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Heirs of 'The Duke' Suing Duke University Over Bourbon Naming Rights

What's in a name? If you ask people from Duke University an awful lot. So much in fact that they are concerned that if the heirs of 'The Duke'--John Wayne--go forward with their plans to name a line of alcoholic beverage after the famous actor people will be confused.Yes, they actually think people will confuse a whiskey with named 'Duke' with a picture of John...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Marshall Plumlee Visits Virginia Tech Fan At Duke Children’s Hospital

When Duke center Marshall Plumlee heard that there was a young college basketball fan — who we’re pretty sure is named Pierce — at Duke Children’s Hospital, he decided to pay him a visit. The only problem: Pierce was not a Duke fan. Rather, Plumlee found out that he supports the Blue Devils’ ACC rival, Virginia Tech. In a video put out by Duke basketball, Plumlee spent...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Family of John Wayne -- aka 'The Duke' -- sues Duke University in bourbon case

Family of John Wayne -- aka 'The Duke' -- sues Duke University
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The most Pivotal game in 2014 for each ACC Coastal Division Team

We  are less than 2 months away from the college football season… I want to take a look at the most pivotal game for each ACC Coastal Division team. This doesn’t mean the toughest game, or even the biggest game on the schedule. It may not even be traditional rivalry game, but it’s the game that I think is the most critical for that team to have a successful season. The best...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker wants to be 'throwback player'

An emotional Jabari Parker had to take some time to compose himself after being selected No. 2 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in Thursday's NBA draft. "I worked so hard, and I'll keep working hard," he said as he wiped away tears while walking down the hallway for his first interviews as a pro player. The 19-year-old from Chicago was the player the Bucks really...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker: Buck For Life?

  After the rumors that Jabari Parker had deliberately sabotaged his workout and interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the hope of becoming a Buck, he must have been ecstatic to see Canadian born Andrew Wiggins be taken as the number one pick. For weeks before the draft night in Brooklyn, Parker and Wiggins were the top two players, almost certain to be taken one and two, after...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft: Andre Dawkins Scouting Report

College: Duke Height: 6’4″ Weight: 206 Age: 22 2013-14 Season Statistics: 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists. Andre Dawkins is one of the more intriguing NBA Draft prospects to look at this year, and he is hard to predict as to where he will go on Thursday night. No matter... The post 2014 NBA Draft: Andre Dawkins Scouting Report appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is: Rodney Hood

The going belief among Magic fans right now — the belief that seems to make the most sense, at least — is that if the Magic go with a point guard with their first pick, their second lottery pick will be spent on a shooter. That is something the Magic are desperately lacking. There are not a ton of pure, knock-down shooters in this Draft but certainly some athletic wings with...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Chad Ford Reveals 21 Players Invited To Green Room For NBA Draft

Will Parker go No. 1? With former Kansas center Joel Embiid officially being out between four and six months after having foot surgery Friday morning, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be taken first overall in next Thursday’s NBA Draft. But we do know one thing – there are going to be a lot of people waiting in the “green room” to hear their names called. ESPN’s Chad...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Boeheim On His Infamous Jacket Toss: “If We Can Get $14,000 (For Charity), I Might Do It At North Carolina Next Year”

The ACC Digital Network sat down for a conversation with the league’s four legendary Hall of Fame coaches: Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, and Rick Pitino. In the latest quick clip from the discussion, the coaches discuss Boeheim’s now infamous freak-out at Duke, where he stormed the court after a very questionable charge call and drew double technical fouls. In the...
Via College Spun
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K Excited For Derrick Rose’s Possible Return To Team USA

  Coach K isn’t the only one looking forward to Derrick Rose returning to the court, fans might even be a little more eager. USA Basketball is set to start minicamp July 28 and Coach K of Duke University said he’s looking forward to seeing the progress of Derrick Rose. We feel that Derrick is going to be ready to go, but we’ll see that week. Hopefully, he is. He was my starting...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kennard staying busy, looking ahead

Sometime this month, Luke Kennard might take a few days to live like a normal high school senior-to-be lives. He's most certainly not that. But Ohio's Mr. Basketball has his college recruiting out of the way, he's been busy in Colorado Spring with USA Basketball under-18 national team trials. When he returns to Franklin, Ohio, he won't be fielding recruiting calls...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Best of Both Worlds: Syracuse’s Old and New Rivalries Good for Fans, Recruits

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Getty Flashback to the fall of 2011. Syracuse made its decision to leave the Big East for the ACC. Flashback to last season. In its final season in the Big East, Syracuse drops both regular-season basketball games to Georgetown. Flashback to Tuesday, when Syracuse announced it would renew its rivalry with Georgetown...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker willing to play in Milwaukee

Jabari Parker doesn’t have any qualms about playing in Milwaukee for the Bucks. So says two people who are quite close to him: his father Sonny and former Duke University teammate Rodney Hood. Jabari Parker is a consensus top-three prospect for the June 26 NBA draft and there is a strong possibility he could be chosen by the Bucks, who have the second overall selection. “Jabari...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

How Rodney Hood used his redshirt year at Duke to transform into possible lottery pick

Among 2014 NBA Draft prospects, Rodney Hood has the unique experience of being one of the few early entrants who transferred schools and had a redshirt year. After Hood spent his freshman season at Mississippi State under former head coach Rick Stansbury in 2011-12, the native of Meridian, Mississippi opted to transfer to Duke and sit out a season before having a solid sophomore...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens a future Duke Blue Devil?

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is one of the most high profile coaches on the planet, and when he finally elects to step down (he's now 67 years old) it's going to be a huge story.  With that in mind, people can't help but speculate on who his replacement might be.  ESPN's Jeff Goodman tackled the subject yesterday, listing several "likely" candidates for...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K expects change in Durham next season

Coach K is expecting change.  Of course, he's not just talking about losing his top two scorers and his associate head coach.  Mike Krzyzewski is referring to his team's ability to adapt. “We are going to change the way we do a few things or how we run a practice, how we do our game preparation,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s been a very busy spring adapting to the...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K: Chris Mullin the recruit 'who got away'

Mike Krzyzewski has recruited some of the top high school players in the country during his tenure at Duke. From Grant Hill to Jay Williams to Jahlil Okafor, a long line of heralded prospects have joined the Blue Devils. Of course, Kryzyzewski has had his share of recruiting misses, too. Answering an array of rapid-fire questions on Thursday’s episode of SI Now, the Duke coach...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dynasty in Durham?

The Duke Blue Devils won their second straight NCAA men’s Lacrosse championship yesterday over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a score of 11-9.  The Blue Devils have played in each of the last eight final fours and made it to the championship game four times under coach John Danowski.  They also beat Notre Dame in 2010 to win their first title and continue to end the title...
Via The Front Office News
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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