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With Krzyzewski back, Duke looks to return to being Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke is trying to get back to being, well, Duke again. For the Blue Devils, the first step is getting Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski back on the bench after he missed a game due to illness. He'll make his return Saturday when North Carolina State visits, and - with their confidence buoyed by a win without him - the Blue Devils hope that's followed by more...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coach K back at work 1 day after missing Duke-Ga Tech game

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was back at work one day after missing his first game in more than 20 years. School spokesman Jon Jackson said Wednesday night that the Hall of Fame coach worked earlier that day, is feeling better and expects to resume his normal schedule Thursday. Krzyzewski wasn't with the Blue Devils for their 80-71 victory at Georgia Tech on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke National Signing Day Recap: Blue Devils Ink 21 Players

National Signing Day is just getting started, but the Duke Blue Devils have already inked all 21 of their players for 2016. Duke, which finished 8-5 this past year, landed 19 three-star players and two four-star players. Scott Bracey and Dylan Singleton are the highest-rated players in the class, per 247 Sports. Two of the players in the class – Mark Gilbert and Jacob Morgenstern...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, North Carolina Continue To Split Top Spot In Latest Basketball Polls

For the second straight week, two college basketball programs get to shout from the rooftop that they are the best in the land. While the writers still believe that Oklahoma is the top team in the sports, the coaches are siding with North Carolina. However, the biggest story may be who is NOT ranked in either poll. For the first time in eight seasons, there will be no number next...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 24 Duke looking to break out of worst slump since 2007

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) None of Duke's players have gone through anything like this at the school. The 24th-ranked Blue Devils are mired in their worst slump in nearly a decade. The reigning national champs have dropped four of five and are in danger of dropping out of the national rankings for the first time since 2007. ''We have to get wins, and we have to get them fast,'' guard Matt...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Duke Star Nolan Smith Delivering Donuts To Students Camping Out In K-Ville

You’ve got a late-night treat coming your way, K-Ville.  The Duke students camping out by Cameron Indoor Stadium are about to get some fresh donuts delivered to them by a former Blue Devils’ star.  Nolan Smith is on his way with Krispy Kreme.  On the way @KvilleTent1 tell the crazies! NDOT bringing late night sweets! pic.twitter.com/KivmCICyVn — Nolan Smith (@NdotSmitty...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with Duke basketball?

167 weeks ago was the last time Duke basketball was not ranked in the Top 25 in the AP Poll. After losing four out of their last five games, including their Monday loss at #15 Miami, #24 Duke looks as though their longest active streak of being ranked will come to an end when the new polls come out next Monday. So what exactly is wrong with the defending national champs? There...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hurricanes "ran off on the plug twice" after beating Duke

No. 15 Miami beat No. 24 Duke 80-69 tonight, the Hurricanes’ fourth win against the Blue Devils in their last six tries.  After the game, the team celebrated by blasting Florida rapper Plies’ song “Ritz Carlton.” The squad sang along to the lyrics and did the now-famous “running off on the plug” dance that goes with it.  "Ran off the plug twice" - @CanesHoops edition https...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Duke ends frustration, 3-game skid by beating N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Marshall Plumlee snatched a rebound in traffic with only a few seconds left when teammate Matt Jones let out a triumphant yell back toward the Duke bench across the court.The 20th-ranked Blue Devils' three-game losing streak was ending, the product of a few midweek tweaks, a dominating second-half offensive performance and what Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke wearing blue ‘Disruption’ uniforms against NC State

Last February, Nike unveiled their new “Disruption” line of uniforms for teams heading into the NCAA Tournament. The Duke Blue Devils were one of those teams and they wore their white uniforms against Syracuse. The Blue Devils face off against the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh and they feel like they needed a change. The team are breaking out their blue “Disruption” uniforms...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse's rise, Duke's Miami trip headline ACC's week ahead

A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Syracuse at No. 13 Virginia. Sure, Syracuse (13-7) is just 3-4 in the league, but Jim Boeheim's return from an NCAA suspension has helped spark a three-game winning streak that includes Monday's win at No. 20 Duke. And that has the Orange back near the middle of the league standings entering...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K furious about ‘amazing’ no-call at end of Syracuse loss

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski felt that his team got cheated in a heartbreaking 64-62 loss Monday night, and he made his feelings known after the game with one of the most passive-aggressive rants you will ever see. During his postgame press conference, Coach K described the final play of the game as “amazing” nine times. “It was an amazing ending,” he said. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K. Snubs Syracuse Players In Handshake Line After Another Loss (Video)

Is Mike Krzyzewski, considered by just about everyone to be the epitome of class in college basketball, a sore loser? For one night at least, it sure looked that way. The Duke head coach was none too pleased after his team lost its third straight game Monday night, a home loss to ACC rival Syracuse. Krzyzewski, clearly downtrodden by the loss and upset over a controversial non-call...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this a bite mark on Duke guard Matt Jones’ hand?

Duke guard Matt Jones has an abrasion on his left hand that he said happened in the final seconds of the team’s 64-62 loss to Syracuse on Monday. And he claims the abrasion is a bite mark. Matt Jones's hand. Said it happened on last play of the game (bite mark?) showed ref to no avail pic.twitter.com/j4DfB5NmJZ — Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) January 19, 2016 The Sporting...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Coach K snub Syracuse players after controversial finish?

Syracuse pulled off a huge win tonight, knocking off No. 20 Duke 64-62 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The loss was the third in a row for the Blue Devils, the first time that’s happened since the 2006-07 season. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was frustrated with his team’s play during the game and with the lack of a foul call during a scramble on the Blue Devils’ final possession...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame comes from behind to upset no. 9 Duke

No. 9 Duke didn’t expect to have such an ordeal against Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish pushed to come back and get the 95-91 upset over the Blue Devils. Bonzie Colson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Notre Dame upset No. 9 Duke 95-91 on Saturday. Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson led the Fighting Irish with 31 points. Demetrius Jackson added 24 points...
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasheed Sulaimon's new beginning

In 2012, Rasheed Sulaimon found himself as one of the top 15 basketball recruits in the nation. He fielded offers from basketball powerhouses like UNC, Arizona, and Texas. Ultimately, he turned down staying in his home state of Texas to join the Duke Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski. Many of Sulaimon's peers from that 2012 recruiting class have entered the NBA and have started...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Was Indiana robbed on field goal in overtime against Duke?

Was Indiana robbed at the end of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Duke on Saturday? Many people think so. IU and Duke went to overtime tied at 41 in the game at Yankee Stadium. Duke got the ball first and kicked a field goal to take a 44-41 lead. When IU got the ball, they ended up trying a field goal to tie the game. The kick from Griffin Oakes went above the upright and was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke QB runs 73 yards for a TD

Earlier this week Georgia Southern’s Favian Upshaw had a very impressive 80 yd QB draw. Today, Duke’s Thomas Sirk tried to match him…. Thomas Sirk takes QB draw 73 yards for TD! https://t.co/sdN9Q9SauP — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) December 26, 2015   The post Watch: Thomas Sirk takes QB draw for 73 yard TD! appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke freshman LB wears injured teammate's jersey in bowl game

The Blue Devils faced their first obstacle before the 2015 season even began, learning that redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown would miss the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ending his collegiate career.  So, with Duke set to take on Indiana Saturday afternoon inside Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, the Blue Devils found a cool way to...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke’s Grayson Allen throws down the hammer

Duke’s Grayson Allen started off his season like a star. He had 20 points in the first half and finished with 26 points. He had a collection of great dunks including this beauty…. Here’s a collection of his dunks against Siena that the ACC put up on Youtube…. The post Watch: Duke’s Grayson Allen throws down the hammer appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach K to step down as USA basketball coach after Olympics

As it turns out, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio might not just be the potential farewell tour for Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Now long-time USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, better known as Coach K, is set to say his goodbyes next summer as well. The legendary 68-year-old coach told ESPN’s Andy Katz on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke adds latest National Championship trophy to collection

The Duke Blue Devils had a helluva year last season. The 2014-15 season materialized into another Final Four appearance, which led to another birth in the National Championship game, and thus another National Championship. Hey, it’s about time to expect that kind of result when you have Mike Krzyzewski coaching your team, right? Coach K has done a lot for that program. He’s...
Via Gamedayr
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet the Duke Blue Devils' new Big Three

Duke football has raised many eyebrows in recent years and looks promising once again, currently 2-1 in the ACC Coastal division. And although no harm could possibly come from Duke football becoming a legitimate team in the conference on a yearly basis, Durham, North Carolina belongs to the team of Cameron Indoor Stadium and Coach K Court. Duke basketball has officially scheduled...
Via isportsweb.com
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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