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TSS Top 50: No. 50 Duke Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils 2014 Record: 8-5 overall, 4-4 ACC (beat Indiana 44-41 in the Pinstripe Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Duke rebuild or reload in 2016? Over the past three years, the Blue Devils have been one of the more consistent teams in the ACC, winning eight or more games in every season during that span. Will they do it again in 2016? That’s a very difficult question to...
Via The Student Section
1 day 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Hangs 2017 National Championship Banner Created By Young Campers

Duke hosted its youth basketball camp this week, and those in attendance already know which team they’re choosing to take home the 2017 national title. The program posted a picture of a 2017 national championship banner that was created by the campers. It is already hanging up at Cameron Indoor Stadium. it’s a sign….s/o to the Duke basketball campers that made this nice...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving at Duke: Before He Was NBA Finals Hero

Kyrie Irving came up with the Game 7 winning shot to make the Cavaliers the new NBA champs. Before he arrived in Cleveland, he played one year at Duke. Check out some of his best moments when he was a freshman phenom playing for the Blue Devils.
Via ACC Digital Network
8 days ago

Relax Duke Fans, The Quarterback Situation Is in Great Shape

While it’s difficult to know who the starting quarterback for Duke will be, one thing is certain: the Devils will be productive at the all-important position this fall. Make no mistake about it: if Thomas Sirk is healthy, he’ll be the guy. Sirk thrived in his first season as the Blue Devils’ starting quarterback, completing 251 of 427 passes for 2,625 yards with a very respectable...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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Mike Krzyzewski not thinking of retirement

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has once again shot down rumors of his retirement. On Wednesday, the legendary coach spoke publicly for the first time since having a pair of offseason surgeries. The 69-year-old Krzyzewski seemed to shoot down any rumors of his retirement in the near future. “I don’t have plans for the future,” the coach said. He later went on to address retirement...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke surprises walk-on DE Danny Doyle with scholarship

Walk-ons getting surprised with scholarships in front of their teammate will never get old. The latest program to participate in this practice was Duke, which handed out a scholly to walk-on defensive end Danny Doyle this week. Doyle, who walked onto the Blue Devil roster as an undersized DE, was asked to stand in front of his teammates during a meeting. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe...
Via College Spun
May 24, 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

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
May 10, 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

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
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Duke shows off renovations of Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Duke Blue Devils may not be undergoing a large change when it comes to their 2016-17 roster, but they are going to have a different look to fans when they host their first home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have put $20 million into renovations for the stadium and things seem to be coming along quite nicely. In fact, the team released a video on Instagram Tuesday...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke freshman Derryck Thornton to transfer

The Duke Blue Devils are looking to be one of the best teams in the country for the 2016-17 season. However, it was just announced that they would be losing a promising player in Derryck Thornton very soon. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Thornton will be seeking a transfer in the next few months ahead of the season. This likely has something to do with the talent the team has...
Via Campus Sports Net
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

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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