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Here’s A Selfie From Duke Basketball’s Team Dinner In New York City

No. 5 Duke is in New York tonight in advance of tomorrow afternoon’s meeting with St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. A win over the Red Storm would give Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 1,000th-career victory and make him the first men’s college basketball coach to reach that plateau. Judging by this group selfie taken by junior forward Amile Jefferson, the Blue...
Via College Spun
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Marshall Plumlee Takes Army Oath, Will Join After College

Duke's Marshall Plumlee has taken the Army oath and will join the military after he's graduated from Duke.
Via Gamedayr
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke center Marshall Plumlee just contracted to join the US Army after graduation

Duke center Marshall Plumlee took part in a contracting ceremony Friday, putting in writing his commitment to accept a commission in the U.S. Army after graduation. [Facebook] Plumlee is a student in Duke's ROTC program and is expected to complete the program in spring 2016 after taking 2013-14 off.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s opponents “zoned out” with Blue Devils’ defensive change

Send to Kindle Credit: Duke Photography Duke’s legendary Mike Krzyzewski picked up win number 999 Monday night, a 79-65 survival against a tough Pittsburgh squad.  Once again, the bulk of Duke’s defensive game was a 2-3 zone defense.  The 67-yard-old coach is diverse and eclectic, but the shift to predominantly a 2-3 zone over the last two games from a guru known for his...
Via College Chalktalk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K’s letter to Michael Jordan when MJ says he isn’t coming to Duke

wralsportsfan.com Newsflash: Michael Jordan didn’t go to Duke.  He considered Duke, but he went to North Carolina.  On October 29, 1980, Mike Krzyzewski wrote “Mike” Jordan a letter about Jordan’s decision to eliminate Duke as an option. It’s fairly interesting, especially when you read it in Coach K’s voice. Twitter [via @darrenrovell]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K’s Tactful Letter to Michael Jordan After He Turned Down Duke

Maybe Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski had a crystal ball in October of 1980 realizing that he wouldn’t have a chance at coaching the future Dream Team if he didn’t keep his tact with the best player in the country. That player was Michael Jordan. Jordan, who rejected the Dukies, eventually committed to Dean Smith and North Carolina in April of 1981. The concession letter below...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Dick Vitale Thinks Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski Is Greatest Coach In Sports

It’s no secret that legendary ESPN analyst Dick Vitale harbors great respect for the Duke men’s basketball program and its head coach Mike Krzyzewski. In fact, Vitale doesn’t just regard Krzyzewski as the best coach in college basketball, but the top head coach in all sports, professional and amateur. Vitale first laid that claim on television during Duke’s 63-52 win over...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

20 amazing stats as Mike Krzyzewski nears 1,000 wins

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is one step from yet another milestone in his career, notching career win No. 999 on Monday with a 79-65 win over...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Jahlil Okafor Scored On An Awesome Spin Move, Reverse Layup

Jahlil Okafor is one of the most impressive players in college basketball, and against Pitt tonight, he is showing off an impressive set of post moves that show why he is the favorite to go first overall in the next NBA Draft. With a few minutes left in the first half, Okafor threw a nasty spin move on forward Ryan Luther, and finished with an excellent reverse layup. Duke leads...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke in the Zone, Takes Down Louisville 63-52

Not sure any team needed a win like this Duke team did and thank goodness they got it in a 63-52 win over Louisville. Duke got this win in a very non-Duke fashion, using a zone…yup, the 2-3 zone was utilized against a poor shooting Louisville team and minus some poor play in the waning moments of the game Duke played pretty well defensively. Coach K expected Duke to have...
Via SCACC Hoops
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino Previews Duke

Photo: The Cardinal ConnectRick Pitino spoke with the media on Friday afternoon to preview tomorrow’s game against the Duke Blue Devils. Here is a recap of the press conference. Tall task against Duke in the paint We didn’t do a good job against Carolina at keeping them off of the glass. We’ve got to do a good job in this game. Obviously they’ve got one of the premiere...
Via The Cardinal Connect
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils at Louisville Cardinals: Preview and Predictions

A year ago, Duke’s first trip in school history to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse created an instant classic. The same may be true of...
Via Athlon Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

CBB News: Duke’s Loss to Miami Exposes Defensive Issues

41 games had gone by since the Duke Blue Devils lost a basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. That was merely a number to the Miami Hurricanes, as transfer guards Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan led the Canes to a 90-74 victory over Duke. After starting the season with a big upset victory over Florida, Miami has struggled with inconsistent play. They lost non-conference...

Miami's Angel Rodriguez Leads Hurricanes to Huge Upset Win Over No. 4 Duke

It was a bit if a surprise when the Duke Blue Devils lost to North Carolina State Sunday night. Reason to worry? Absolutely not! With a game at home up next--a place where Duke has not lost in 41 games--the team would get back on track then.Or would it...@SBNation/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Wolpack forward Beejay Anya throws down put back dunk in upset of Duke

The NC State Wolfpack pulled off a big upset of the #2 ranked Duke Blue Devils this past weekend and here is one of the top Wolfpack highlights from their victory….
Via The Student Section
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: NC State Fans Rush The Court After Wolfpack Upsets Duke

…and then there were just two. NC State, which shot 55% from the field and 10-of-16 from 3-point range Sunday afternoon, upset the No. 2-ranked Duke Blue Devils at home, 87-75. Duke’s loss means that there are only two undefeated teams – Kentucky and Virginia – left in the nation. NC State fans, per usual, rushed the court in celebration – check it out: NC State fans rush...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Only 3 Undefeated Teams Remain

By BTS Team. Kentucky, Duke, and Virginia claim the top 3 rankings respectively in the NCAA polls and all are 13-0 at the moment as well. Kentucky has a great opportunity to go undefeated this season in the SEC, while those percentages for Duke and Virginia are a lot different. Why you might ask would that be the case? Well both teams are in the ACC of course and with at least one...
Via Beyond The Spread
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: This Dramatic Duke Basketball Hype Video Will Give Blue Devils Fans Chills

ACC play is here, and Duke looks to be one of the best teams in the nation. Of course, to those who have followed the Blue Devils during Mike Krzyzewski’s run in Durham, this is no surprise. Coach K’s 2014-15 squad is 13-0, and looks to be the ACC’s strongest group yet again, but based on a new hype video, the players aren’t taking anything for granted. Duke Blue Planet released...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Will Wear Special Edition Throwback Uniforms On Jan. 17 Against Duke

#Louisville will wear special @adidas uniforms that feature a historic 1980s-inspired blend on Jan. 17 vs Duke #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/wkc4gvABZQ — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) January 2, 2015 The Louisville basketball team will be sporting some throwback uniforms on Jan. 17 when they take on the Duke Blue Devils. Below is a program release with more details. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The...
Via The Cardinal Connect
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jamison Crowder Gives Duke Lead in Sun Bowl with Touchdown Pass to Issac Blakeney

Jamison Crowder may be a little guy at just 5'10" and 175 pounds, but NFL scouts are going to have to give this kid at least a look in free agency if not late in the draft. Not only is he a good receiver and punt returner, but the man throws touchdown passes as well.This one gave the Blue Devils their first lead of the game over Arizona State in the Sun Bowl. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
28 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...
Via Diehardsport
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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