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With a fresh canvas, Duke refocuses on Wake Forest

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) There's a fresh coat of paint and new carpet in the visitor's locker room at Duke. All signs of Carolina blue spray paint are gone. The Blue Devils have wiped away all reminders of that loss to North Carolina. The focus is squarely on Wake Forest. ''You have to move on,'' receiver Jamison Crowder said. The locker room situation made for an interesting Tuesday because...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Furman-Duke Preview

The consistent play of freshmen Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow has helped propel Duke to a strong start. If fellow newcomer Tyus Jones can regain his shooting touch, Mike Krzyzewski's squad could be even more potent. The talented young trio looks to again help the No. 4 Blue Devils as they try to continue their home dominance over non-conference opponents Wednesday versus Furman...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNC Football Does Thousands in Damage to Duke Locker Rooms While 'Celebrating' Victory

The (Durham) Herald-Sun’s Steve Wiseman reports that UNC players caused thousands of dollars in damage after spray-painting of the Victory Bell in the aftermath of its football program's 45-20 victory over Duke on Thursday. Wiseman said after painting the bell, players tagged multiple pieces of property. Bleacher Report's Dan Carson writes, "Duke employees reported...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: North Carolina players cause thousands in damage to Duke locker room

Duke not only got upset on the field by North Carolina this season, but apparently administrators were upset with the Tar Heels actions after the game as well. According to ESPN, the North Carolina players caused extensive damage to the visiting team locker room at Wallace Wade Stadium following their 45-20 win over the Blue Devils. According to the report, the Tar Heels spray painted...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Test Your Duke Basketball Knowledge With Our Weekly Quiz (11/23)

How much do you think you know about Duke Blue Devils basketball? Let’s find out. Take our weekly 10-question quiz and see how your fandom compares to that of other Duke fans around the globe.
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Justise Winslow Hurdles Opponent To Block Shot (Video)

While everyone is talking about Kentucky and if they can beat the 76ers, the Duke Blue Devils quietly may be their biggest challenger. Highly touted freshmen Justise Winslow has lived up to the hype thus far. He’s averaging 15.8 points a game to go along with 5 rebounds and 1.8 assists. In Duke’s 70-59 victory over Stanford tonight, Winslow showed he can play some defense as well.
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Cruises By Temple 74-54

The Duke Blue Devils won by 20 against a scrappy Temple Owl teams but it won ugly. Duke did not shoot the ball well against the owls, shooting 39% for the game and 30.4% from 3 point range. Duke would have to find other ways to put away the Owls and defensively the Devils stepped up to the tune of forcing 17 turnovers. Duke would turn those turnovers into 22 points. Duke would...
Via SCACC Hoops
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils - Michigan State Spartans Basketball Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Hokies at Duke Blue Devils Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
9 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
10 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
20 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

So, Yeah. Duke Tomorrow

No, really. I wasn’t trying to forget about football with a couple basketball posts. Just had to get that stuff out there. Hey, an exhibition tonight. With a 30 second shot clock. Wait. Stay on topic. Sorry, thinking about the Duke Blue Devils tends to be an exercise in basketball considerations. Not football. Nonetheless, Pitt plays Duke in bas- football tomorrow. It’s a nooner...
Via Pitt Blather
25 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Defining the Season: Jahlil Okafor

Not too long ago, head coach Mike Krzyzewski welcomed the latest in his long of top recruits to attend Duke. This particular freshman was considered one of the best in the country, a surefire one-and-done player who was merely making a pit stop in college along his route from Chicago to the NBA. He was a gifted frontcourt player who could score in his sleep. There were, however...
Via The Sports Post
October 23, 2014  |  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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