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Coach K on controversial NC HB2 law: 'an embarrassing bill'

Last week, Albany canceled a scheduled non-conference game against Duke due to New York State’s imposed North Carolina travel ban, which was issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo as a reaction to the state’s House Bill 2.  HB2, which was signed earlier this year by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, states that transgender people must use the bathroom that corresponds with their...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke QB Sirk working his way back from ruptured Achilles

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk has already come back from one ruptured Achilles tendon. Now he's doing it again - and faster than before. Less than six months after he was hurt during an offseason workout, Sirk is aiming to be back on the field next month when the Blue Devils begin preseason camp. ''I just don't want to be back just to say that I'm back,'' Sirk...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Basketball Well-Represented At USA Basketball Training Camp

This week is USA Basketball Training Camp in Las Vegas, and the Duke basketball program is very well-represented.  In addition to head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who coaches Team USA, and point guard Kyrie Irving, who is on the roster, several former Blue Devils are part of the USA Select Team training with the future Olympians. They are Jahlil Okafor, Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Justise...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thad Matta says Ohio State basketball transfers 'got rid of problems'

Ohio State is known as a football school, but men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has built a perennial contender in Columbus. Last season, however, the Buckeyes took a step back with 21-14 record and a second-round NIT exit. Things went from bad to worse as an exodus of highly touted freshmen then transferred. In total, four players (all freshmen) left Columbus. Center Daniel...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top recruit Jayson Tatum chose Duke because of Coach K

Jayson Tatum is the latest high school basketball star to choose to attend Duke in hopes of continuing the Blue Devils’ legacy as one of the top programs in the country. Tatum, who was the Gatorade National High School Athlete of the Year, was interviewed on the ESPYS red carpet Wednesday and was asked what led him to choose Duke. He singled out Coach K as the reason. “Really...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Albany basketball game cancelled over HB2 concerns

Duke men’s basketball rolled out a nearly-complete 2016 non-conference basketball schedule today, with one fairly notable hole. November 12, a Duke home date that serves as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, is currently listed as ‘TBA.’ ICYMI: Our non-conference schedule was announced today.https://t.co/yudhAkFsHq#HereComesDuke pic.twitter.com/jtYgPwMjRA —...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K explains his secret social media accounts

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made headlines about a year ago when he revealed that he uses anonymous accounts on Twitter and Instagram. He once again talked about his social media use while appearing on the latest episode of J.J. Redick’s podcast. Redick, who played for Krzyzewski at Duke, brings up a number of things with Krzyzewski, but his use of social media definitely seemed...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke freshman Jayson Tatum not listening to title expectations

The Duke Blue Devils have one of the best teams in the country going into the 2016-17 season and they are the odds-on favorite to win the national title, which would be their sixth overall. However, one of their star incoming freshman, Jayson Tatum, is not listening to the hype at this point. Tatum is one of the 2016 signees that have given the Blue Devils the top-ranked recruiting...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke freshman Jayson Tatum tunes out title expectations

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Jayson Tatum isn't worried yet about expectations being too high for him as a freshman at Duke. He's preparing to start his college career as one of the primary options for a Blue Devils team that appears likely to begin the season at No. 1 in the polls. Duke has once again brought in one of the nation's best recruiting classes, led by the 6-foot-8 forward from...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Voice of the Blue Devils’ Bob Harris to retire after 2016-17 season

If you have been a fan of Duke basketball at any point over the last four decades, their radio broadcasts will begin to sound much different starting in 2017. It was announced on Tuesday that long-time Blue Devil broadcaster Bob Harris will retire after the upcoming season. Harris has been known as the “voice of the Blue Devils” for the last 40 years and it is going to be an...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Duke broadcaster Bob Harris to retire after next season

Bob Harris has been the voice of Duke Blue Devils football and basketball since 1976, and this coming year will be hist last behind the mic. The school has announced that Harris will retire following the 2016-17 Duke basketball season. BREAKING: Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Harris (@bluedevilsvoice) to retire as the Voice of the Blue Devils: https://t.co/fwDA75yxyW #GoDuke ...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke forward Sean Obi undergoes knee surgery

The Duke Blue Devils have one of the best teams going into the 2016-17 season and are expected to contend for the national championship. On Thursday, it was reported that reserve big man Sean Obi underwent knee surgery and should begin rehab soon. Obi tweeted out a picture on Thursday that showed him in a hospital bed with Dr. Riley Williams. He thanked the doctor for a job well...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly plan on taking Brandon Ingram with No. 2 pick

Barring something unforeseen, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly poised to make Duke’s Brandon Ingram the second overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. ESPN’s Chad Ford and Ramona Shelburne reported Wednesday that only a “blockbuster” trade offer would dissuade the Lakers from making the selection. Barring a last minute blockbuster trade offer, the Lakers intend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke’s Brandon Ingram Reveals Special Talent Ahead Of 2016 NBA Draft

Brandon Ingram has something to fall back on if the whole basketball thing doesn’t work out. The Duke star, who’s projected to be one of the first two picks in this week’s NBA draft, recently surprised some folks in New York City by posing as a random sketch artist and welcoming strangers to have their portraits drawn. Ingram really does like to sketch, and he’s actually...
Via NESN.com
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke WR Keyston Fuller sidelined with injury

The Duke Blue Devils suffered a setback at wide receiver on Saturday afternoon. Redshirt freshman Keyston Fuller suffered a knee injury and will be out indefinitely after having surgery. Fuller suffered the injury on Thursday during a workout session with his team. He will miss an undisclosed amount of time and could miss a good bit of playing time during what will be his first year...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 19, 2016  |  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
May 20, 2016  |  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
May 19, 2016  |  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
May 11, 2016  |  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
May 09, 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

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 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

WATCH: Grayson Allen brushes aside hug from Oregon star

Grayson Allen was in no mood for postgame hugs from his opponent after losing to Oregon in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Allen dribbled out the clock as his Duke Blue Devils fell to the Ducks 82-68 in Anaheim, Calif. After the buzzer sounded, Dillon Brooks went to give Allen a hug. The Duke standout wasn’t having any of it. Grayson Allen wanted no part of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Past 30 John Wooden Award winners

The National Player of the Year award winners in the past 30 years.
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 Most Hated Duke Blue Devils Headlined By Christian Laettner (Photos, Videos)

Apple pie. The Fourth of July. Hating the Duke Blue Devils. Few things in life are more ingrained in the American experience than hating Duke. Unless you went to Duke or share a name with its fans and arena, you probably get a big old smile on your face whenever you see the Blue Devils lose. So last year’s NCAA Tournament was a tough one for America, as Duke cut down the...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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