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Chris Hoover is one jacked-up Duke graduate assistant (Video)

Duke lost a tough game at home to North Carolina on Thursday night, but it wasn’t due to a lack of enthusiasm from the Blue Devils staff before the game. Chris Hoover, a former Duke linebacker who is now a graduate assistant, is lucky he didn’t pop every blood vessel in his face with how...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke graduate asst. loses mind to pump up players

Duke and UNC squared off Thursday night in an ACC matchup that actually featured a great deal on the line – the Blue Devils needed to win to keep pace for a potential Coastal division title, while the Tar Heels needed to notch a sixth win to become bowl eligible. UNC wound up prevailing, but it wasn’t for lack of motivation on Duke’s side. Check out this ridiculous video of...
Via College Spun
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke football assistant loses it in locker room rant before UNC game (VIDEO)

Duke Blue Devils assistant Chris Hoover went nuts trying to pump up his team in the locker room before their game against the North Carolina Tarheels Thursday night.  Hoover screams, throws a chair and just totally loses it trying to fire up the troops. The tirade didn't help and the Tarheels routed the Blue Devils 45-20.Next time put a little more oomph into it.
Via The Other Paper
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mistakes send No. 25 Duke to 45-20 loss to UNC

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) A return to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game slipped out of Duke's hands - in large part because the 25th-ranked Blue Devils couldn't keep hold of the ball. North Carolina beat Duke 45-20 on Thursday night after forcing three turnovers and scoring three touchdowns off them. In a six-day span, the Blue Devils had six turnovers and their opponents turned...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Duke assistant gives neck-vein popping 'speech' before UNC game

Duke and North Carolina have been battling for the Victory Bell since 1948. Duke has the trophy after last year's win, and graduate assistant Chris Hoover -- a former walk-on reserve linebacker -- really doesn't want to hand it over. Here he is before the Blue Devils took the field, giving his team a big helping of motivational screaming and chair-throwing: Check out those neck veins...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke Assistant Coach Chris Hoover Pumps Up Team By Destroying a Chair

Duke and North Carolina are tangoing tonight—only it’s the football teams so no one really cares. Just don’t tell that to Duke assistant...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Temple-Duke Preview

Duke entered the Champions Classic with loads of promise, and exited with the expectations even higher. The fourth-ranked Blue Devils can now expect every opponent to treat them as legitimate title contenders, starting Thursday night with Temple in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Duke dispatched No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Indianapolis on Tuesday, answering questions...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to take on the Duke Blue Devils in a match-up of two ACC schools. North Carolina (5-5) and Duke (8-2) will each be looking to score the win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. The Odds: The Duke Blue Devils are...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils - Michigan State Spartans Basketball Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Runs Past Michigan State 81-71

The Duke Blue Devils run away from the Michigan State Spartans in a well played game 81-71. Duke got good performances from Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. Okafor would score 17 for Duke and pull down 5 rebonds. The freshman center would show a bevy of low post moves an may go down when its all said and done as the most efficient Duke player in terms...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Lists Duke’s Returning Starters As Willie Cauley Stein, Harrison Twins, Dakari Johnson

Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke team is as talented as its ever been, with star freshmen like Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Grayson Allen, as well as veterans Amile Jefferson and Quinn Cook on the roster. One of the only teams in the country that may be more talented from top to bottom is John Calipari’s Kentucky team. Clearly someone at ESPN got the two blue blood programs mixed...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor headlines #3 Duke Blue Devils vs #19 Michigan St

Jahlil Okafor will give the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They will be a team that runs their offense from the inside-out as they will go through Okafor. He is the best big man, a true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had in a very long time. He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like Jabari Parker sometimes...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Champions Classic Game Preview: Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans

Duke and Michigan State may look familiar to the untrained eye when the two teams meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. ...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After Slow Start Duke Beats Down Fairfield 109-59, Winslow Scores 18

Duke picks up the win 109 to 59 on short rest against Fairfield. This is exactly the type of early scheduling that should make this team better in March. Duke was ahead at the half by 14 but by all accounts wasn’t playing it’s best on either end. Obviously Duke was going to win the game but, it gave Coach K something to lay into his team about – and as expected they responded...
Via SCACC Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Duke’s Bench Went Insane After Center Marshall Plumlee Hit A Three Against Presbyterian

Marshall Plumlee hit the first three of his career during Duke’s 113-44 win over Presbyterian on Friday. The center’s shot came when the game was already decided, as he made the three with 32 seconds left in the contest. Apparently, Duke’s bench knew that it was the first three of Plumlee’s career, because after the ball went in, everyone went insane. Duke basketball put...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Hokies at Duke Blue Devils Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshmen, led by Okafor, pace No. 4 Duke to rout of Presbyterian

  Preseason All-American Jahlil Okafor scored 19 points in his college debut and No. 4 Duke routed Presbyterian 113-44 on Friday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. All four members of a heavily hyped freshman class scored in double figures for the Blue Devils (1-0): Greyson Allen had 18, and Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones had 15 apiece. Duke shot 61 percent...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Will Rock These Custom LeBron 12s from Nike (Photos)

The Duke Blue Devils have hopped on the LeBron James sneaker train. @DukeBluePlanet revealed the custom LeBron 12s that Duke Basketball recently received from Nike and the King. Special delivery from our friends at @nikebasketball. LeBron 12. Duke style. I’ve always been a fan of LeBron’s kicks, and the Duke colorway is phenomenal.
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 7 – Chase Jeter

7. Chase JETER Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 230 Position: C Wingspan: 7′-1″ High School (State): Bishop Gorman (NV) Club Team (Affiliation): Dream Vision (adidas) Commitment: Duke Blue Devils Breakdown: At the beginning of August, Jeter announced for the Duke Blue Devils over Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA and UNLV, on ESPNU at the adidas Nations event in Long Beach, California. Jeter is ...
Via Hoopniks
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski expects Jahlil Okafor to go pro after this season

The 2014-15 college basketball season hasn’t even started yet, but Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski already knows that it will be the only season that star freshman big man Jahlil Okafor will spend in Durham. In a speech to the Durham Sports Club today, Coach K said that he thinks the preseason All-American will have a great freshman year, then he’ll leave for the NBA Draft. Coach...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Releases Cool Instagram Video Of All Of Its Sports Illustrated Covers Over The Years

Year in and year out, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has the Blue Devils in the conversation as a national title contender. The 2014-2015 season is no different, as the team has already landed one of the five Sports Illustrated college basketball preview edition covers. Jahlil Okafor, who is supposed to be a freshman sensation, is the player featured. Tuesday, after SI unveiled...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road Ahead In The ACC: Can Duke play with Florida State?

After Duke’s annual shootout with Pittsburgh, one question came to my mind: Can this experienced Duke team compete with Florida State in the ACC Championship Game? Though their defense looked like Swiss cheese against the Panthers Saturday, the Blue Devils gave a performance that appeared to be a blip on the radar, at least if their season is evaluated in full. Pitt just seems...
Via The Student Section
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What I Observed from Duke & Their Countdown to Craziness

It’s very clear that the Duke Blue Devils has two really good shooters in Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon and that Sulaimon is probably the best scoring guard on the team.  His defense is much improved and going against freshman Tyus Jones in practice is good for Sheed as well as Jones. Sheed may be […] The post What I Observed from Duke & Their Countdown to Craziness appeared...
Via Outside Analysis
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jabari Parker done at Duke?

Will Jabari Parker return to Duke next year?46% 46%Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)0%NCAA Tournament – Since the Duke Blue Devils were just eliminated by Mercer 78-71, in the NCAA Tournament, its brings up a loaded...
Via Sports Mockery
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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