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Video: Jahlil Okafor crosses up a puppy

How does former Duke Blue Devils star Jahlil Okafor prepare for the NBA Draft? Well, according to a video that was shared on social media, Okafor works on his handles by schooling a puppy on the court. Check it out below and try not to smile. Natty got clamps!
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke fan gets national championship tattoo

One Duke Blue Devils fan will be showing his support for the rest of his life, thanks to the decision to get some ink to commemorate the team’s five national championship wins. The latest win came this season in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, with a script “Duke” on his forearm and the year of every championship for the team under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Check it out: ...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Fan Gets Tattoo To Commemorate Program’s 5 National Titles

One trend that seems to have taken off in recent years involves fans getting tattoos related to their favorite sports teams. They’re usually pretty ornate, and, um, interesting to say the least.  Take this Duke fan, for instance. He was so moved by his beloved Blue Devils capturing this year’s national championship, the program’s fifth overall, he decided to honor the accomplishment...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyus Jones To Incoming Duke Guard Luke Kennard: “Take Care Of That Number”

With Tyus Jones departing to the NBA after this season’s national championship run, it looks like one of Duke’s incoming stars will be donning his No. 5 jersey. Jones tweeted at five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard, telling him to “take care of that number,” which definitely seems to indicate that Kennard will be wearing the jersey in 2015-16.  Take care of that number...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s ‘Reflections’ Video Featuring Tyus Jones, Winslow

Duke standouts players Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow are about to join the growing list of “one-and-done” players, but to think that they didn’t enjoy their lone season in school with the Blue Devils is far from the truth. These two future first-round picks are featured in “Reflections” videos made by the team, and what they have to say is truly soul-baring. Both players...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Officially Welcomes Signee Derryck Thornton To The Program With A Cool Instagram Graphic

Derryck Thornton may be the most crucial member of Duke’s 2015 recruiting class, with the graduation of Quinn Cook and departure of Tyus Jones. Thornton, who reclassified to the 2015 class with his commitment to the Blue Devils, will presumably start at the point for Mike Krzyzewski. He made things official today by signing his Letter of Intent, and Duke celebrated with this cool...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski Issued A Statement On The Passing Of Bill Guthridge

Bill Guthridge, who spent 30 years as Dean Smith’s assistant at North Carolina and replaced him as the program’s head coach in 1997, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 77.  Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski released a statement on Guthridge’s passing this afternoon.  Mike Krzyzewski on Bill Guthridge pic.twitter.com/DZ32nnocJa — Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) May 13, 2015...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasheed Sulaimon Takes To Twitter After Maryland Announcement: “Duke Will Always Be A Part Of Me”

Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon is officially off to play for one of the Blue Devils’ biggest rivals, but the sharpshooter wants to make it clear that he’ll always look back on his time in Durham fondly. Sulaimon, who was dismissed from Duke’s program back in January, took to Twitter after news of his transfer broke Monday morning. He thanked Duke fans for their support...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke Big Man Marshall Plumlee Throws Down One Last Dunk After Graduation

Saturday was a big day for a number of Duke students--graduation. Time to enter the real world on the bottom rung of the ladder for a company that will under-pay them and under-appreciate them. Time to leave the good ole days of sleeping in and skipping class without a care in the world.For Marshall Plumlee it means the end of his days as a college basketball player, but before the...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke releases great Coach K tribute video

Mike Kryzewski led the Duke Blue Devils to their fifth national championship this season. It was the latest big moment in Coach K’s storied career and the university wants everyone to remember just how much he has done. Along with the national titles, Kryzewski has led Team USA to two Olympic gold medals. The video, dubbed “Coach K: On Top Of The Game,” takes a great look...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke LB David Helton receives University Scholar Athlete award

Linebacker David Helton has been showered with praise and recognition since his career at Duke came to an end, the latest being a University Scholar Athlete award from the National Football Foundation (NFF), according to a press release from Duke Sports Information.Helton's most prestigious honor was the NFF's 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, which is known as the "Academic Heisman...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke assistant coach is dreaming of a repeat

The Duke Blue Devils are your reigning college basketball national champions. Since winning the national title, Duke has watched a number of the team’s key youngsters declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, but they have wasted no time revamping and reloading their roster. After landing five-star recruit Brandon Ingram and plenty of other of the nation’s top players, Duke assistant...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

#1 Notre Dame Goes Down in the First Round to #6 Duke

#6 Duke vs. #1 Notre Dame (Semifinal #1) (ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship)(Mandatory Credit: Duke University) #1 Notre Dame fought to the very end but were unable to overcome a ten-goal deficit in the fourth quarter, losing to #6 Duke in the ACC semi-final game 13-8. With the win Duke secures a spot in Sunday’s championship against #3 Syracuse. In the first quarter it was all...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

When Critical Inquiry Is Unequally Applied: Duke Benefits From A National Double Standard

Now that the college basketball season is over, here’s a “hidden comparison” — no, not of team resumes (that’s before Selection Sunday), but team rosters. One team was led in every statistical category as a freshman, with three of its top four scorers in the same class. That team also boasted of nine McDonald’s All-Americans on the season-opening roster. Outside of one...
Via The Student Section
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Can Be Hero Against Duke, Save Sports World From Blue Devils

Sometimes in sports, rooting against a team is just as much fun as rooting for a team. There is no greater example of that than Duke University. A Blue Devils win over Wisconsin on Monday night will represent a win for Duke students, alumni and bandwagon jumpers everywhere. A win for the Badgers, however, is a win for humanity and all that is right in the...
Via NESN.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Four highlights: Duke vs Michigan State

The Duke Blue Devils handled Michigan State in the first game of the Final Four 81-61. We captured many of the highlights of the game through our vine and twitter accounts so here’s the collection of highlights that we captured… The first basket of the 2015 Final Four https://t.co/ihqBPra3dJ — The Student Section (@TheStudentSect) April 4, 2015 A little lingerie on the...
Via The Student Section
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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