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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
2 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
3 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
4 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

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

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
12 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall Plumlee gives emotional speech at Duke banquet

Duke senior Marshall Plumlee was one of the most improved players in the country this past year, averaging 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. Thursday night, he gave an incredibly emotional speech at the team’s end of the year banquet to cap off his career as a Blue Devil. Plumlee, who noted that the last eight years have featured at least one Plumlee on Duke’s roster...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Amile Jefferson ruled eligible for 2016-17 season

Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson has officially been ruled eligible for the 2016-17 season, per a release from the school.  Jefferson, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward, missed the majority of the 2015-16 season with a foot injury. He played in just nine games before going out in early December.  The Philadelphia native received a medical hardship waiver.  Amile Jefferson...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor going back to Duke to work on his degree

One of the best one-and-dones in the history of Duke’s men’s basketball program will return to Durham, North Carolina this summer.  Jahlil Okafor, who helped lead the Blue Devils to a national title during his lone season with the team in 2014-15, will be back on campus in the coming months.  The Philadelphia 76ers’ young big man is returning to work on his degree.  ...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton to transfer from Duke

The Duke Blue Devils are set to have too many talented cooks in their kitchen next season, and Derryck Thornton doesn’t want to deal with that heat. Thornton, a former five-star recruit, will transfer out of Duke, the school announced in a release on Sunday. The 18-year-old point guard averaged 7.1 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assist per game for the Blue Devils...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K lectured player about showboating in 2007

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made headlines after his team’s loss to Oregon on Saturday when he lectured Ducks star Dillon Brooks about showboating. Coach K told Brooks he was “too good of a player” to being showing off by throwing up a 3-pointer in a game that Oregon had under wraps. Apparently, this is not the first time Krzyzewski has taken the liberty of scolding an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 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

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

ACC won't suspend Grayson Allen for tripping two opponents

The ACC reprimanded Duke guard Grayson Allen on Friday for tripping a Florida State player, which would be appropriate if that reprimand actually meant anything at all. As you can see in this video, Allen blatantly tripped Seminoles star Xavier Rathan-Mayes then acted confused and outraged when Rathan-Mayes fell to the ground. Now, maybe this trip alone is not worth a suspension...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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