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WATCH: Duke surprises walk-on DE Danny Doyle with scholarship

Walk-ons getting surprised with scholarships in front of their teammate will never get old. The latest program to participate in this practice was Duke, which handed out a scholly to walk-on defensive end Danny Doyle this week. Doyle, who walked onto the Blue Devil roster as an undersized DE, was asked to stand in front of his teammates during a meeting. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan State, Duke set for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The college basketball world is going to witness a huge matchup early in the season thanks to a reported meeting between the Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. CBS Sports reported the news. It will be the fourth time that the two teams go head-to-head in the challenge. In the previous three meetings — two in Durham and one in East Lansing...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

30 Years in 30 Days: Day 27- The Hall of Fame quotes

Jay likes the wingspanMike Krzyzewski and David Robinson share a few things in common.  They were both a part of the Dream Team that won the Gold Medal in the Olympics in 1992, Coach K an assistant coach and Robinson a center.  They’re both members of the Basketball Hall of Fame, inducted in 2009 and 2008 respectively.  And they both had pretty flattering quotes about Len Bias...
Via Celtics Life
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Mich St, UNC-Indiana highlight ACC/Big Ten Challenge

A pair of rematches, one from the 2015 Final Four (Duke-Michigan State) and the other from the 2016 Sweet 16 (Indiana-North Carolina) are the headlining matchups of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted out all 14 pairings this evening. Michigan St at Duke headlines the 2016 ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Complete matchups via @JonRothstein ... pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Duke, Pitt baseball teams joust during rain delay

If there is one thing we have learned in recent years, it is that rain delays can actually provide us with some of the most memorable moments during the college baseball season. Now, thank’s to the Duke and Pitt baseball teams, we have a fresh reminder. On Saturday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Panthers were playing host to the Duke Blue Devils at Charles L. Cost Field. Unfortunately...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 4-star LB Ellis Brooks de-commits from Duke

The Duke Blue Devils are looking to get back into contention in the ACC after advancing to the ACC Championship Game in 2013. However, they will likely have some trouble doing that after losing a key piece of their 2017 recruiting class in linebacker Ellis Brooks. Brooks, who committed to the Blue Devils in late March, announced on Twitter that he would be pulling his commitment...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Duke won’t win the National Championship in ’16-’17

The Blue Devils got even more good news this offseason as the #16 ranked player in the ESPN Top 100, Marques Bolden, committed to Duke earlier this week. That puts their recruiting class up to six players, including three top 10 prospects. Add that to the offseason that included leading scorer and potential first round draft pick, Grayson Allen, returning for his junior year, and...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke basketball's latest signing instantly makes them the 2017 title favorites

The last big-name recruit in a historically great college basketball recruiting class made his college announcement Thursday afternoon when Marques Bolden, a 6'11 center from Texas, told the world that he was headed to "The University of Duke."The fact that Bolden botched his new school's name was a fitting ending to what was one of the truly wildest recruitments in recent college...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

The official Twitter account for the Duke men's basketball program trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led the Blue Devils’ Twitter account to troll Wildcats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-star center Marques Bolden commits to Duke

The Duke Blue Devils had one of the top recruiting classes for the 2016-17 season going into Thursday. They now have the top class in the country after landing their third top ten prospect in the form of five-star center Marques Bolden. Bolden picked between Duke and Kentucky on Thursday in a ceremony from DeSoto High School, whom he led to the Texas Class 6A state championship this...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Stroman receives diploma from Duke University

Watch as Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman receives his diploma from Duke University.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Krzyzewski delivers Duke commencement speech

This weekend, Duke University held its graduation ceremony with a very special guest delivering the commencement speech to the Blue Devils grads. The speaker was none other than head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski, who has been wildly successful during his tenure as the Duke bench boss, is recovering from recent surgeries and preparing to lead Team USA in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Amile Jefferson graduates, shows off Duke championship ring

Over the weekend, Duke Blue Devils big man Amile Jefferson walked across the stage in his cap and gown for graduation. While Jefferson now has his diploma, he is not done as a member of the basketball team. After receiving his diploma, Jefferson showed off his excitement by flashing his other prized possession, his national championship ring, to the camera. Congrats Amile...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Coach K Channels Kobe Bryant At Duke Commencement, “Coach K Out”

Mike Krzyzewski has served as Kobe Bryant’s coach during two Summer Olympics (2008 and ’12), so it makes sense that the Duke coach would channel the now-retired Los Angeles Lakers’ star during a graduation speech.  Giving the commencement speech to the Blue Devils’ graduating class, Coach K dropped a line similar to the one Bryant did following his final game with the Lakers...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Amile Jefferson Graduates From Duke, Shows Off Blue Devils’ National Championship Ring

Amile Jefferson has one more season as a member of Duke’s men’s basketball team, but his time as an undergrad at the university is over.  The Blue Devils’ big man has graduated.  Duke posted a picture of Jefferson in his cap and gown. He’s wearing his 2014 national championship ring.  Congrats Amile! Duke graduateNational champion4x All-ACC Academic Team Not done...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall Plumlee pursuing NBA career, skipping Army for now

Former Duke center Marshall Plumlee is one of the more disciplined players in the world of college basketball and he will likely be one in the NBA very soon. He is, unsurprisingly, going to pursue a career at the next level while putting his commitments to the United States Army on hold. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Plumlee, who went through ROTC training and spent a month...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Cutcliffe hopeful for Thomas Sirk’s return for season opener

Up until a few months ago, the Duke Blue Devils were set up to once again be major players in the ACC. However, quarterback Thomas Sirk went down with a torn Achilles tendon and just about everyone believed that their season was over before it began. Head coach David Cutcliffe believes otherwise as he spoke with ESPN at the ACC spring meetings on Wednesday said that the team is “absolutely”...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marshall Plumlee putting Army commitment on hold for pro career

We could have three Plumlee brothers in the NBA next season.  According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the youngest brother in the Plumlee family, Marshall, is putting his Army commitments on hold so he can pursue a professional basketball career. Marshall Plumlee, who played his final season at Duke this past season, was in R.O.T.C. and went through a contracting ceremony in early...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke Lacrosse: Deemer Class And Myles Jones Are Dynamic Duo For Blue Devils

Duke lacrosse players Deemer Class and Myles Jones are a dynamic duo on the field for the Blue Devils. Jones was recently named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and both are Tewaaraton Award nominees. Check out what opponents in the NCAA Championship will be up against in the coming days right here!
Via ACC Digital Network
13 days ago

Duke Athletic Director Kevin White Expects Mike Krzyzewski To Coach At Least 5 More Seasons

Twitter/Coach K Any time an older coach goes through a medical procedure, it causes some to question how much longer he will coach, but don’t expect Coach K to hang up his clipboard any time soon after hernia and knee replacement surgeries this year. White spoke to The News & Observer about Krzyzewski’s status, and said that he expects him to coach through the end of the...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski expected to coach five more years

One thing that has been consistent for nearly four decades now is Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He came to the Duke Blue Devils in 1980 after spending five seasons with the Army Black Knights and he has been one of the most dominant coaches of all time since then. It looks like Blue Devils fans have nothing to worry about at least for the next few years. Duke athletic director...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke reveals freshman numbers, locker nameplates

The Duke Blue Devils have the top recruiting class for the 2016-17 season that includes Harry Giles Jr. and Jayson Tatum. They should be big pieces on the court for the team this year and should be able to replace players like Marshall Plumlee and Brandon Ingram. On Tuesday, the Blue Devils posted a picture revealing their five incoming freshmen’s locker nameplates and jersey numbers...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Battier, Grant Hill elected to Duke Athletics Hall of Fame

This morning, Duke announced seven new inductees into its Athletics Hall of Fame for 2016. Included in that group are two former basketball legends: Grant Hill and Shane Battier. Duke basketball’s Instagram account congratulated Hill and Battier with personalized posts.  Both guys are more than deserving of this honor. Frankly, we’re surprised it took this long for Hill to...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K expected to lead Duke for at least five more years

Duke University doesn’t expect Mike Krzyzewski to go anywhere anytime soon. Duke athletics director Kevin White told the Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C., he expects Coach K to remain in charge of the storied men’s basketball team for at least another five years, according to USA TODAY. The timetable would take Coach K’s career past the 45-year mark and heading toward a true half...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski has hernia surgery, expects to be healthy for Rio

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has had hernia surgery. Team spokesman Cory Walton said the Hall of Fame coach underwent inguinal hernia repair surgery Monday at Duke University Hospital. Krzyzewski says he will be in ''great physical condition'' when he coaches the U.S. national team in the Olympics this summer. The typical recovery time is...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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