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Rasheed Sulaimon Speaks For First Time Since Dismissal

Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon has finally spoken after being dismissed from the program back in January. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski said that Sulaimon was “unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of [Duke’s] program,” and it was later reported that he was under investigation for two separate sexual assaults. Today, he addressed the allegations...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke takes over as the No. 1 recruiting class

The 2015 basketball recruiting cycle is almost over, but we’ve seen a ton of shuffling over the last few weeks at the top of the various team rankings. The latest update at the top come with five-star forward Brandon Ingram’s commitment to Mike Krzyzewski and Duke. In 247Sports’ composite team rankings, Ingram’s commitment has pushed the Blue Devils up seven spots into first...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Recruit Brandon Ingram Chooses to Attend Duke Next Fall as Blue Devils Reload for 2016

He’s already got that Duke starting 5 haircut The #3 ranked SF on the ESPN 100 recruiting database for the 2015-2016 season announced on Monday that he will be attending Duke University in the fall to play for Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils.  After losing 4 starters (3 to the NBA draft, 1 to graduation) the Blue Devils desperately needed a strong recruiting class if they...
Via Total Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Recruit Brandon Ingram Commits to Duke

Five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American Brandon Ingram, a small forward from Kinston, North Carolina, has committed to Duke University. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman reported the story. With the addition of Brandon Ingram, Duke now has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country — for the second consecutive season. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 27, 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Derryck Thornton commits

Derryck Thornton, a guard from the 2016 graduating high school class, just reclassified so that he can come to play at Duke next year for the 2015-16 season. From the perspective of Coach Krzyzewski, this is a saving grace for the program in the upcoming year. Losing 4 of 5 starters will greatly affect the dynamics of the Duke program. Losing 4 of 5 starters would affect the dynamics...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton Spurns Kentucky, Commits to Duke

The Duke Blue Devils are the reigning national champions and they’re doing anything but basking in the glory and enjoying the moment. No, head coach Mike Krzyzewski is already thinking about next season and his getting point guard Derryck Thornton to commit to Duke proves that. According to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi, Thornton will re-up into the class of 2015 and leave Nevada’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 5-Star Point Guard Derryck Thornton Commits To Duke, Will Reclassify To 2015

Just one day after he met face-to-face with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, five-star Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep point guard Derryck Thornton has committed to the Blue Devils, according to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi.  Breaking News. PG Derryck Thorton has told ESPN that he has made a verbal commitment to Duke. STORY http://t.co/cdlFzc6kM1 — Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Is Going To Visit With 5-Star SF Brandon Ingram For The 2nd Time In 5 Days

Duke’s men’s basketball program is really going all-out to land five-star small forward Brandon Ingram.  The Blue Devils met with the 6-foot-8, 180-pound prospect on Friday. They’re going to meet with him again, too.  Mike Krzyzewski is set to visit with Ingram on Tuesday.  After an in-home this past Friday, Duke will meet with Brandon Ingram again on Tuesday, he told ESPN...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Has Landed A Commitment From 3-Star C Antonio Vrankovic

On a day when Duke lost one of its best players from its national championship team to the NBA, the Blue Devils have added a player for next season’s squad.  Mike Krzyzewski’s team has landed a commitment from Antonio Vrankovic, a three-star big man in the 2015 class.  Vrankovic is a 6-foot-11, 268-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Proud to announce that I’m...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Releases Details For National Championship Celebration

This past Monday night, Duke won its fifth national championship when it defeated Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament title game in Indianapolis. While Blue Devils fans have certainly been celebrating the accomplishment all week, it looks like the school is going to hold an official event to officially congratulate the team on its victory. Friday, Duke tweeted out a flier for the Durham...
Via College Spun
22 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
23 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 Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor will enter 2015 NBA Draft

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few days after leading the Duke Blue Devils to an NCAA title, freshman center Jahlil Okafor has announced he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11 All-American announced his intentions on Thursday and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski referred to it as a “great decision.” Okafor had a phenomenal freshman season and most see him as one...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski, Bo Ryan, and the gray area in between

We live, by and large, in a results-based society. The reactions following Monday’s national championship game reflected that. Mike Krzyzewski outcoached Bo Ryan. Ryan’s a sore loser. Krzyzewski is the greatest coach of all time. These statements were among the many opinions I read following Duke’s win over Wisconsin. Some were true, others were false, and others still were...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What encourged Utah to extend Larry Krystkowiak’s contract?

Sure, Mike Krzyzewski has snagged most of the spotlight this week after leading Duke to their fifth NCAA title in school history. But there’s another Coach K out there, who made headlines of his own on Wednesday. Utah announced that coach Larry Krystkowiak had signed a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. While we have touted the Utes for their freshness and drive even...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The 25 Best College Basketball Programs Since 1985, Scored By NCAA Tournament Bracket Rules

Twitter/SI The 2015 NCAA Tournament officially wrapped up Monday night, and Duke claimed its fifth national championship – all of which have come under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils, who have now won titles in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015, are certainly one of the most successful programs of the modern college basketball era. But are they the best of the best...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Coach K Led The Cameron Crazies In A Rendition Of Cascada’s “Every Time We Touch”

For several years, the Duke marching band and the Cameron Crazies have collaborated to create an unlikely Cameron Indoor Stadium tradition. The band plays Cascada’s 2005 dance hit “Every Time We Touch” as the students sing along to the lyrics.  The tradition continued on the road this weekend at the Final Four in Indianapolis, and returned to Cameron for this afternoon’s...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next For the Duke Blue Devils?

After another strong season that featured its deepest roster in years, the Duke Blue Devils are the 2015 NCAA Tournament champions. Thanks to a second half rally that just could not be stopped, Duke knocked off the ever-feisty Wisconsin Badgers to claim its fifth title for both the school and Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski. But the question is just how long will this championship...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Here’s Duke’s National Championship Sports Illustrated Cover

You win a national championship, you get a Sports Illustrated cover.  Duke’s men’s basketball team won it all Monday night, as the Blue Devils defeated Wisconsin, 68-63, giving Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national title.  So, Coach K’s squad – Final Four Most Outstanding Player Tyus Jones, specifically – is featured on this week’s edition of SI. Check it out:  This...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke, Krzyzewski heading home to celebrate NCAA title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mike Krzyzewski stood beside the gleaming national championship trophy, posing for the traditional, confetti-soaked photos after winning a fifth title. But when a photographer asked Krzyzewski to hold up five fingers, Duke's Hall of Fame coach declined. ''No,'' Krzyzewski said, pointing at the crystal basketball sitting atop the trophy. ''This is one win.'' It...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K Over UK: In Beating Wisconsin, Mike Krzyzewski Passes A Kentucky Legend And Adds To His Place In History

At the end of this endlessly fascinating college basketball season, Wisconsin could not become what Duke became in 1991. That’s because the 2015 version of Duke stood in the Badgers’ way. When the Final Four came to Indianapolis in 1991, Duke took down an unbeaten team in the national semifinals and then won two nights later to transform its reputation in the college basketball...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K Over UK: In Beating Wisconsin, Mike Krzyzewski Passes A Kentucky Legend And Adds To His Place In History

At the end of this endlessly fascinating college basketball season, Wisconsin could not become what Duke became in 1991. That’s because the 2015 version of Duke stood in the Badgers’ way. When the Final Four came to Indianapolis in 1991, Duke took down an unbeaten team in the national semifinals and then won two nights later to transform its reputation in the college basketball...
Via The Student Section
26 days ago  |  Discuss

For Coach K, only one mountain left to climb

  It's John Wooden and Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K won his fifth national championship Monday night with a 68-63 victory over Wisconsin. Only Wooden, who won an incredible 10 at UCLA, is above Krzyzewski on the list of champions. When the buzzer sounded and No. 5 was official, Krzyzewski turned toward his bench with his hands high above his head. Then came the rush of assistant coaches...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan complains about referees after loss

Coach Mike Krzyzewski was disappointed with the referees at halftime of the national championship game on Monday, and it was Bo Ryan who was really upset with the officials after the game. Ryan was interviewed by CBS’ Tracy Wolfson after his team lost 68-63 to Duke in the title game and did not waste any...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Defeats Wisconsin 68-63, Wins Fifth NCAA Tournament Championship

They have a saying about offense, defense and championships. Going into the NCAA Tournament title game, the big matchup was Duke’s defense against Wisconsin’s offense. And the Blue Devils showed that there’s truth to the old adage by holding off the Badgers in the final minutes en route to a 68-63 win and the school’s fifth championship. Unsurprisingly...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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