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Can Duke Basketball use a victory over No. 13 Louisville to turn the corner?

The last three games have been a step by step confidence boost for the young Duke Blue Devils (18-6, 7-4 ACC) in comparison to the dastardly five game stretch prior, perhaps the worst stretch in the Coach K era at Duke. It has definitely not been the season many Duke fans were anticipating fresh off of the National Championship run produced by the fabulous freshmen Jahlil Okafor...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke releases video highlighting win over Louisville

Though the Louisville Cardinals may not be heading to any postseason tournaments this year, beating the 13th ranked team in the country is still a pretty big deal. Apparently, for the Duke Blue Devils, the victory is such a big deal that it warrants a video highlighting the feat. The team released a “Mini-Movie” to highlight the win, and get fans ready for the home stretch of...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke QB Sirk out with ruptured left Achilles tendon

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says quarterback Thomas Sirk has ruptured his left Achilles tendon. Coach David Cutcliffe said Sirk injured the tendon Tuesday during a team conditioning session and that he's scheduled for surgery Wednesday. There's no timetable for his return. Sirk, a rising redshirt senior, missed the 2013 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon in his other ankle that...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke releases awesome video of 1,000th game at Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Duke Blue Devils have had a pretty up and down season this year and are just looking to finish strong so they can get to the NCAA Tournament and defend their national championship. Monday night, the Blue Devils achieved a pretty big feat at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke hosted the No. 13 Louisville Cardinals and ended up upsetting Rick Pitino’s club. This was especially sweet...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke QB Thomas Sirk Suffers Torn Achilles In Pre-Season Workout

Coming off an 8-5 season and a victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Duke football suffered a huge off-season blow this morning.  Starting quarterback Thomas Sirk ruptured his left Achilles tendon in a pre-season workout and will undergo surgery tomorrow, the program announced.  Per release from Duke….starting QB Thomas Sirk ruptures Achilles Tendon…..@WFMY @LizCrawfordWFMY...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Duke Star Grayson Allen Appears To Intentionally Trip Louisville Player

When it comes to hated basketball players, the Duke Blue Devils traditionally lead the way in providing examples. The latest star player for Coach K that fans love to hate seems to be guard Grayson Allen. The sophomore guard gave detractors another reason to despise him on Monday during the team’s upset win over the Louisville Cardinals. While laying on the ground, Allen seemed...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke guard Grayson Allen trips Louisville opponent (Video)

Duke Blue Devils sophomore guard Grayson Allen intentionally tripped an opposing Louisville Cardinals player during Monday night's ACC basketball matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium.It happened with 13:59 remaining in the second half as Louisville freshman forward Raymond Spalding grabbed a defensive rebound with Allen falling to the floor near the baseline. The cameras clearly show...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musberger wants you to bet on Joe Lunardi’s bracketology

Every Brent Musberger broadcast carries the alluring possibility he’ll sneak in a gambling reference, usually by alluding to an over/under or getting a bit too excited about a last-second basket that happens to affect the point spread. Musberger usually veils his references enough to avoid alienating the gambling averse, but during the first half of Monday night’s Texas-Oklahoma...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

In the prime showdown of the college basketball world on Monday, the Duke Blue Devils topped No.13 Louisville 72-65. The Blue Devils, backed by home court advantage, used the heroics of forward Brandon Ingram to top the Cardinals. Ingram finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists after playing all 40 minutes. Duke jumped out to a big lead in the first half, and the momentum...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ingram leads Duke past No. 13 Louisville, 72-65

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon Ingram had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Duke beat No. 13 Louisville 72-65 on Monday night. Grayson Allen scored 19 points and Luke Kennard had 11 for the Blue Devils (18-6, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 50 percent in the second half and hit 10 of 12 free throws in the final 3:14 while beating a ranked opponent for the first time...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest. During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski provides update on health

Duke traveled to Georgia Tech earlier this week but did so without Mike Krzyzewski for the first time since 1995as he had to stay behind after being hospitalized in Durham. Friday night, however, Coach K returned to patrol the sidelines for the Blue Devils, and gave out more details on his absence. Beat writer Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer has the details. K reveals...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Coach K Speaks About Health After Missing Game

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t able to join his team in Atlanta where they took on Georgia Tech earlier this week because he was hospitalized back in Durham. It was the first game he’s missed since 1995. Coach K rejoined the Blue Devils on Saturday and led his team to a win over NC State. Following the game, he provided updates on his health condition and what caused...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski provides an update on his health

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t make the trip to his team’s game at Georgia Tech earlier this week because he was hospitalized in Durham. Today, Coach K returned to the sideline, and after his team’s win over NC State, he provided further updates on what led him to have to sit out his first game since 1995.  Beat writer Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K back at work 1 day after missing Duke-Ga Tech game

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was back at work one day after missing his first game in more than 20 years. School spokesman Jon Jackson said Wednesday night that the Hall of Fame coach worked earlier that day, is feeling better and expects to resume his normal schedule Thursday. Krzyzewski wasn't with the Blue Devils for their 80-71 victory at Georgia Tech on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke National Signing Day Recap: Blue Devils Ink 21 Players

National Signing Day is just getting started, but the Duke Blue Devils have already inked all 21 of their players for 2016. Duke, which finished 8-5 this past year, landed 19 three-star players and two four-star players. Scott Bracey and Dylan Singleton are the highest-rated players in the class, per 247 Sports. Two of the players in the class – Mark Gilbert and Jacob Morgenstern...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with Duke basketball?

167 weeks ago was the last time Duke basketball was not ranked in the Top 25 in the AP Poll. After losing four out of their last five games, including their Monday loss at #15 Miami, #24 Duke looks as though their longest active streak of being ranked will come to an end when the new polls come out next Monday. So what exactly is wrong with the defending national champs? There...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke wearing blue ‘Disruption’ uniforms against NC State

Last February, Nike unveiled their new “Disruption” line of uniforms for teams heading into the NCAA Tournament. The Duke Blue Devils were one of those teams and they wore their white uniforms against Syracuse. The Blue Devils face off against the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh and they feel like they needed a change. The team are breaking out their blue “Disruption” uniforms...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K furious about ‘amazing’ no-call at end of Syracuse loss

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski felt that his team got cheated in a heartbreaking 64-62 loss Monday night, and he made his feelings known after the game with one of the most passive-aggressive rants you will ever see. During his postgame press conference, Coach K described the final play of the game as “amazing” nine times. “It was an amazing ending,” he said. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this a bite mark on Duke guard Matt Jones’ hand?

Duke guard Matt Jones has an abrasion on his left hand that he said happened in the final seconds of the team’s 64-62 loss to Syracuse on Monday. And he claims the abrasion is a bite mark. Matt Jones's hand. Said it happened on last play of the game (bite mark?) showed ref to no avail pic.twitter.com/j4DfB5NmJZ — Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) January 19, 2016 The Sporting...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame comes from behind to upset no. 9 Duke

No. 9 Duke didn’t expect to have such an ordeal against Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish pushed to come back and get the 95-91 upset over the Blue Devils. Bonzie Colson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Notre Dame upset No. 9 Duke 95-91 on Saturday. Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson led the Fighting Irish with 31 points. Demetrius Jackson added 24 points...
Via Gamedayr
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke QB runs 73 yards for a TD

Earlier this week Georgia Southern’s Favian Upshaw had a very impressive 80 yd QB draw. Today, Duke’s Thomas Sirk tried to match him…. Thomas Sirk takes QB draw 73 yards for TD! https://t.co/sdN9Q9SauP — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) December 26, 2015   The post Watch: Thomas Sirk takes QB draw for 73 yard TD! appeared first on The Student Section.
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke freshman LB wears injured teammate's jersey in bowl game

The Blue Devils faced their first obstacle before the 2015 season even began, learning that redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown would miss the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ending his collegiate career.  So, with Duke set to take on Indiana Saturday afternoon inside Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, the Blue Devils found a cool way to...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke’s Grayson Allen throws down the hammer

Duke’s Grayson Allen started off his season like a star. He had 20 points in the first half and finished with 26 points. He had a collection of great dunks including this beauty…. Here’s a collection of his dunks against Siena that the ACC put up on Youtube…. The post Watch: Duke’s Grayson Allen throws down the hammer appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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