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Grayson Allen Will Return To Duke For Junior Season

The Duke Blue Devils are the early favorite to take home the 2017 National Championship, and one of the team’s best 2016 players and a hero of the 2015 title game will be there to lead them. Duke announced that guard Grayson Allen will return to Durham for his junior season. Sophomore All-American @GraysonJAllen will return for his junior season! pic.twitter.com/oy6OrgDcAH —...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke early favorite in 2017 NCAA Tournament odds

The 2016 NCAA Tournament wrapped up earlier this week with one of the best championship games we have ever witnessed and now it is time to turn our attention towards the future. In fact, the 2017 NCAA Tournament odds have already been released and the Duke Blue Devils are back on top. The Blue Devils will have one of the top recruiting classes for the 2016-17 season and may only...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram officially declares for NBA Draft

Duke Blue Devil Brandon Ingram has only spent one year in Durham, North Carolina, but he has certainly made the most of it. He is expected to be a lottery pick, if not the first pick overall, and he officially declared for the NBA Draft on Monday. Ingram released a special tribute message to Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski, thanking them for all they did for him. He seems pretty...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram declares for NBA Draft

Duke freshman Brandon Ingram, one of the most talented freshmen in college basketball, is headed to the NBA. Ingram announced the news via The Players’ Tribune Monday morning, thanking the Blue Devils’ coaching staff and the team’s fans in a heartfelt note. Ingram is widely expected to be taken as one of the first few picks in this April’s draft. Ingram, in his one season...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Assistant Jeff Capel Reportedly Takes Name Out Of Consideration At Georgia Tech

Duke assistant Jeff Capel is no longer a candidate to become Georgia Tech’s head coach, according to a report by CBS.  Capel has taken his name out of consideration, says CBS’ Gary Parrish.  It had been reported earlier this week that the Yellow Jackets were interested in hiring the former Oklahoma head coach.  Duke assistant Jeff Capel has removed his name from consideration...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K undergoes successful knee replacement surgery

Mike Krzyzewski had successful knee replacement surgery on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The procedure is something that Coach K had been planning on having for a while. “Everything went well” according to Stephen Wiseman of The Durham Herald-Sun. As planned for months, Coach K had his knee replacement surgery today. Everything has gone well, per Duke sources....
Via College Spun
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star S Damani Neal

Duke received a major boost to its 2017 recruiting class Saturday night with the commitment of a talented four-star safety.  Sterling (VA) prospect Damani Neal is rated as a four-star by ESPN and is also a member of the ESPN300. At 5-foot-11, 179-pounds, Neal has several impressive offers. But on Saturday, Neal was ready to put an end to all of that, announcing his decision to commit...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Lands Commitment From 2017 Tight End Jake Marwede

Jake Marwede, a three-star tight end in the 2017 class, has committed to Duke.  The 6-foot-5, 238-pound prospect out of Illinois is ranked the No. 21 TE and No. 570 player overall by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He announced his commitment on Twitter, picking the Blue Devils over Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Alabama, per 247 Sports.  Officially committed to...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

10 Coaches Who Have Been Caught Lying

Coach K speaks with Dillon Brooks During this year’s NCAA Tournament, one of the bigger stories involved Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Oregon player Dillon Brooks. Unhappy about Brooks’ three-pointer in the final seconds of an 82-68 Ducks’ win, Krzyzewski addressed the issue in the post-game handshake line. After Brooks told the media about what happened, Coach K first...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K lectured player about showboating in 2007

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made headlines after his team’s loss to Oregon on Saturday when he lectured Ducks star Dillon Brooks about showboating. Coach K told Brooks he was “too good of a player” to being showing off by throwing up a 3-pointer in a game that Oregon had under wraps. Apparently, this is not the first time Krzyzewski has taken the liberty of scolding an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke's Trio Of Incoming Freshmen

Mike Krzyzewski is famous for mentoring four-year talent but Duke has also become an outlet for elite five-star high school recruits to flock. Duke was eliminated in the Sweet 16 by Oregon, which could have been the final game of many key players. With Brandon Ingram likely following the same route as Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor, as electric one-and-done prospects, and wings...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K’s Son-In-Law Says Krzyzewski Has “Done It Before” Regarding Dillon Brooks Incident

This won’t come as a surprise, but according to Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s son-in-law Chris Spatola, who works for ESPNU, this past Thursday night wasn’t the first time that Coach K has spoken to a player on an opposing team following a contest. Spatola, on Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan Monday morning, told listeners that he thought it was a “bad look” too. Here’s...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K, supporters get bird from actor Samuel L. Jackson on Twitter

Legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson does not hold back on social media, and will occasionally weigh in on college sports. Tonight, Jackson’s target was Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Samuel L. didn’t appreciate Krzyzewski’s comments to Oregon’s Dillon Brooks in the post-game handshake line on Thursday night, nor did he like the fact Krzyzewski wasn’t immediately truthful...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Senator Ted Cruz on Grayson Allen likeness: "I wish..."

What do Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and Duke basketball player Grayson Allen have in common? Not much, other than looking like the exact same person. The Internet observed as much earlier this month, and the evidence is pretty undeniable. If you haven't been following college basketball this season Duke is the team with Ted Cruz pic.twitter.com/8D71SSjQAl —...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Brendan Haywood rips Coach K for criticism of Dillon Brooks

Former North Carolina center Brendan Haywood had some harsh words for Coach K about lecturing an opposing player following Duke’s loss to Oregon on Thursday. After the Blue Devils lost to the Ducks in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, Mike Krzyzewski was seen on video telling Dillon Brooks he was too good of a player to be showing off (watch here). While serving as an analyst...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K apologizes for postgame comments to Dillon Brooks

If you haven’t been following handshakegate, or whatever we’re calling the semi-feud between Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Oregon star Dillon Brooks, here’s what you’ve missed: Coach K believes he is such a great basketball coach that he can’t stop at coaching his own players, he must also coach opposing players, because every Division I player deserves the wisdom of...
Via The Comeback
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke’s Coach K Apologizes For Comments Made To Oregon’s Dillon Brooks

There was a bit of controversy following Oregon’s win over Duke in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night. Ducks guard Dillon Brooks nailed a deep 3-point shot in the final seconds with his team’s victory already clinched, and that appeared to not sit well with Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Brooks said Coach K told him after the game that he’s “too good of a player to be...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K apologizes, admits he was critical of Dillon Brooks after game

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski admitted on Saturday that he’d been critical of Oregon’s Dillon Brooks in the handshake line. Coach K issued an apologetic statement owning up to the fact that he’d been critical of Brooks’s perceived showboating as the Ducks guard made a three-pointer late in Oregon’s 82-68 win over Duke. He also apologized for, in his words, having “reacted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski Apologizes To Oregon Basketball, Dillon Brooks In Statement

The strange saga between legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Oregon star Dillon Brooks may finally be complete. After Duke’s loss to Oregon, Brooks said that Coach K told him that he is “too good to show off” after he hit a deep, late three with the game in hand. K denied saying it in his press conference, but audio later revealed that the interaction was closer to Brooks’...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K shown on video lecturing Dillon Brooks

There was a controversy on Thursday about the postgame interaction between Oregon star Dillon Brooks and Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and now we know exactly what was said. After the game, Brooks said Coach K talked to him about his conduct, while Coach K denied it and said he simply congratulated the player. Now we have video proof of the exchange: It certainly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS Releases Audio Of Coach K’s Words To Brooks: “You’re Too Good Of A Player To Showboat”

Well, we have the smoking gun.  Thursday night, following Oregon’s victory over Duke, Ducks forward Dillon Brooks told reporters that Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski, in the post-game handshake line, had told him he was “too good” of a player to be showing off late in the contest. Coach K, minutes later, was asked about the exchange at his post-game press conference...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s Marshall Plumlee’s Awesome Instagram Post After Final Game In Duke Uniform

Duke fell short against Oregon in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night, 82-68, putting an end to an up and down 2015-16 season.  While a young Blue Devils team will return next season to make another run at the title, it’ll have to do so without senior center Marshall Plumlee, who will now begin his career in the Army. Friday afternoon, following his final...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski denies telling Dillon Brooks to stop showing off

Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks said after their 82-68 win that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski told him he’s “too good of a player to be showing off at the end,” according to ESPN. Brooks knocked down a 3-pointer near halfcourt when his team had an 11-point lead with 10 seconds remaining in the game, which preceded Krzyzewski’s alleged comment. Coach K denied the accusation...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K, Duke Were Not Happy With Dillon Brooks’ Late 3-Pointer (Videos)

The Duke basketball team has a reputation of getting under people’s skin. But it appears the tables were turned Thursday night. The No. 4 seed Blue Devils’ NCAA Tournament run came to an end in the Sweet 16 at the hands of No. 1 seed Oregon, which dominated in the second half to cruise to an 82-68 win. Yet Duke apparently wasn’t pleased with the Ducks’ final three points...
Via NESN.com
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K told Oregon's Dillon Brooks he shouldn’t show off

Dillon Brooks led Oregon to a convincing win over Duke in the Sweet 16 Thursday night, and he got to learn from one of the best coaches in college basketball history while he was at it. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski was seen saying something to Brooks in the handshake line after the game. While Coach K told reporters he was simply congratulating Brooks, the Oregon forward said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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