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Duke's Sirk hopes short-yardage experience helps as starter

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke breaks in new starting quarterbacks by a year before giving them the job by inserting them into short-yardage situations. It worked before, and Thomas Sirk hopes it works again. When preseason camp starts later this week, the redshirt junior will be the one taking the first-team snaps and replacing Anthony Boone - the winningest quarterback in Duke history...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The College Basketball Crystal Ball – Predicting the next 20 Champs of College Basketball

College basketball fans asked the question as soon as the buzzer sounded in Indianapolis and the Duke Blue Devils won the championship, giving Mike Krzyzewski his fifth title. What was the question? “Alright, who is going to cut down the nets next year?”  Well, let’s take a look at who might win the 2016 NCAA [&hellip The post The College Basketball Crystal Ball – Predicting...
Via No Coast Bias
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quinn Cook congratulates Duke recruit on Oak Hill transfer

Oak Hill Academy is a high school basketball powerhouse. They produce top ranked recruits and future NBA stars year after year. We can now add five-star recruit Harry Giles to that list. Giles took time to write a heartfelt message on Twitter announcing his decision to transfer to Oak Hill for his senior year. ‼️ pic.twitter.com/XCYQUmWsam — Harry Giles (@TheReal_HG3) July...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jahlil Okafor Is Back Hanging And Eating With Duke Teammates Tonight

It looks like All-American and No. 2 overall NBA Draft pick Jahlil Okafor is back hanging out with his old Duke teammates tonight.  #Dukefam @JahlilOkafor enjoying a team meal with fellow national champ @amilejefferson and squad. pic.twitter.com/vxbcUxB4tk — Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) July 28, 2015 It also looks like Amile Jefferson is wearing a shirt commemorating the...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: A Duke Fan Gets A New Custom License Plate Every Time The Blue Devils Win A National Title

When Duke’s men’s basketball program won its fifth national championship under Mike Krzyzewski this past spring, it was time for the following car to get a new license plate.  The driver of this Subaru Outback gets a new custom license plate every time the Blue Devils win a national title.  Here they are:  # 5 and Kounting pic.twitter.com/HoNr1uOVm6 — Brad Allen Cleary...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Incoming Duke Freshman Brandon Ingram Has Hops For Days, Jumps ABOVE Backboard

Coach Krzyzewski has kicked up his recruiting efforts the last few seasons in response to all the stockpiling Kentucky does with one-and-done talent. The new focus paid off for Coach K last season as the Duke Blue Devils cut down the nets en route to a national title. Of the new crop of recruits Duke is [&hellip The post Incoming Duke Freshman Brandon Ingram Has Hops For Days...
Via No Coast Bias
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke releases awesome video of national championship run

You can never really get tired of seeing a team celebrating its national championship. The Duke Blue Devils are still overjoyed about their national championship they won back in April and they showed by releasing a documentary type video that chronicled their road to the title. GoDuke.com shared the eight-episode series about the championship run. The documentary starts off with...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke PG Quinn Cook Still Can’t Believe The Blue Devils Won The National Title

It has been more than three months since Duke captured the 2015 NCAA Tournament championship, but the accomplishment still hasn’t sunken in for guard Quinn Cook.  Cook, who has graduated and is eyeing a pro career, tweeted this earlier this afternoon.  We really won the National Championship this year. Like we really won the whole thing. 2015 Blue Devils are Champions forever...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson Were Back At Duke, Posed In Front Of National Champions Poster

It’s never too soon to reminisce about a national championship.  Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson did that today.  The former Duke stars were back on campus, where they posed in front of their national championship poster.    Surprise visit from the national champ @qcook323! With his co-captain @amilejefferson. Please like if you enjoyed the national . A photo posted by...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Duke freshman Luke Kennard has sick hops

The Duke Blue Devils are just about ready to defend their 2015 national championship. They will have to do it with almost an entirely new squad. The team returns Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson, and Marshall Plumlee as the guys with the most experience. The rest of the squad will be true freshmen. Duke’s biggest acquisition was Parade National Player of the Year Luke Kennard. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Football to rename field after $13 million gift

In another example of the rich getting richer, the Duke University Athletics Department has announced that they have received a gift of $13 million from an alumnus and his wife. Duke president Richard H. Brodhead announced on Friday that Blue Devil alum Steve Brooks and his wife, Eileen, have committed the sizable donation to the athletic department, and as a result, the Duke Board...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Blue Devils land Jason Tatum

He has not yet played a game in Cameron Indoor Stadium, but he already has Duke Basketball fans rejoicing.  He also isn’t old enough to vote. Jason Tatum, a 17-year-old rising senior from St. Louis, MO, announced at Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball (EYBL) Peach Jam Tournament that he will be heading east after the conclusion of his high school career in order to play for Duke and...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 35 — Duke

Duke Blue Devils 2014 Record: 9-4 overall, 5-3 ACC (lost to Arizona State in the Sun Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will The Devils Win 9 Games for the Third Year in a Row? After two decades of futility, Duke football set a school record last year by winning nine games for the second straight season. With that in mind, the only logical question to ask is, “Can the Devils do it again...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Unveils New “The Champs are Here” Video

The Duke Blue Devils' celebration tour continues with another hype video.
Via Gamedayr
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Five-Star Commit Jayson Tatum Recruiting Five-Star F Harry Giles

The Duke Blue Devils get their talent to recruit more talent. It's a cycle.
Via Gamedayr
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nation’s No. 1 Recruit Harry Giles Could Follow Jayson Tatum If He Commits To Duke

One of the nation’s top recruits, five-star small forward Jayson Tatum, is announcing his college decision today. Duke is the likely landing spot, according to multiple reports.  Tatum isn’t the only elite player who could be reeled in by Mike Krzyzewski.  According to Adam Zagoria, five-star power forward Harry Giles, the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class, might follow Tatum...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors: 5-star recruit Harry Giles to Duke

The Duke Blue Devils basketball recruiting strategy has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years as head coach Mike Krzyzewski has changed from his standard four year players to top level talent no matter their NBA aspirations. This new approach has already paid dividends for Coach K and now reports have surfaced that five-star recruit Harry Giles will wind up a Blue Devil...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: NBA predictions for Okafor, Winslow, Jones

Two weeks have passed since the freshman trio of Jahlil Okafor, Justice Winslow and Tyus Jones heard their names called at the 2015 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York.  It was the second time in the history of Duke Basketball that the university had at least three players drafted in the first round of an NBA Draft with the only other occurrence being in 1999 when four players were...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fourth ACL Tear Ends Duke Linebacker’s Career

It’s just horrible when we see news like this. Duke University linebacker Kelby Brown, an All-ACC performer, suffered the fourth ACL tear of his college career on Tuesday and will hang up his cleats. Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after tearing up his left knee last August, the Blue Devils were expecting big things from Brown as a sixth-year senior. However, this...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski has a Twitter alias to follow Duke players

One of the things about Twitter that we never really stop to consider is that not every human being walking planet earth is on Twitter.  While the social media platform’s influence on modern culture is enormous, there’s actually a pretty sizable portion of the population that is not tied to 140 characters.  Hard to believe when you’re constantly operating inside the bubble...
Via Awful Announcing
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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