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The 2016-17 Duke basketball season has certainly not gone as expected coming into the year, with the latest Grayson Allen tripping incident being the culmination of a series of unfortunate incidents to befall the team. From the … more
This Duke men’s basketball team is showing the ups and downs of a young squad early in the season — unfortunately for the No. 17-ranked Blue Devils, it’s the middle of Atlantic Coast Conference play. Twenty games into the … more
With two road wins this week (the team’s first and second on their opponent’s home court), Duke is suddenly trending in the right direction. Looking back to the second half of the Miami game Jan. 21, the Blue Devils have played … more
Games on back-to-back nights will open the 2017-18 basketball season for Duke, as the No. 1 team in the country hosts Elon on Friday night at 7 and then Utah … more
Countdown to Craziness, Duke’s annual practice and exhibition night celebrating the unofficial tipoff of the Duke basketball season, tips off on Friday night at 8 p.m. inside Cameron Indoor … more
A number of national college basketball analysts are now saying that Duke is playing the best basketball of any team in the country — and they’re completely right. What’s scary for the other teams in the sport, but exciting for … more
There is exactly one team in college basketball with 11 wins — the Duke Blue Devils. Duke is just one of nine teams remaining with undefeated records, and the Blue Devils have played the most … more
While the Duke football team ended last year with a 4-8 record and no bowl game for the first time in four years, there is a lot of optimism heading into this year. Head coach David Cutcliffe said … more
Duke has had injured basketball players more often than the Blue Devils have had healthy ones this season — with a brief oasis of about two games where they had all hands on deck available for practice. But then the injury bug struck again, as … more
After winning what will likely be the most difficult game of the nonconference season, Duke had a bit of a hangover after returning home. It hosted Southern University last Friday night and had its … more
Well that was fun. After losing three of four games to close the regular season, Duke needed a couple of wins in the Atlantic Coast Confere Tournament to secure a top-4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils doubled that total and left … more
Duke has been out of the Top 10 since the Blue Devils lost to Louisville on Jan. 14, a stretch going back a little over a month and nine games. Besides the last five minutes of the game against NC State nine days later — resulting in an 84-82 … more
To the surprise of no one, Duke won its season-opening football game against crosstown foe North Carolina Central University in the annual Bull City Gridiron Classic. But the margin of victory … more
After adding six freshmen in last year’s top-ranked recruiting class, the Duke men’s basketball program will have just half of them back for their sophomore seasons in 2017-18. Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles were always expected to go … more
With the return of head coach Mike Krzyzewski from his four-week absence following back surgery in early January, Duke finally has a nearly full contingent of hands on deck. Sophomore Chase Jeter is still slowly recovering from a procedure in … more
Duke’s team looked good at Countdown to Craziness on Friday night. Really good. There’s good reason why this team full of almost entirely new players was projected as the No. 1 team in … more
The Duke basketball season most certainly didn’t end as many expected when it began, but winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in historic fashion (first team to win four tournament games in four days) and beating its rival twice … more
Duke football is out to a 4-0 start, with three wins over Power 5 foes (Northwestern, Baylor and North Carolina), all by double digits. The team has now matched its win total from all of last year … more
In a move that is another curious footnote in a wild and unpredictable season, Duke announced Monday that head coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo lower back surgery on Friday to remove a fragment of a herniated disc. According to the program’s … more
“Duke can’t catch a break.” That was an actual quote by one of the captains on the 2016-17 Duke men’s basketball team, if you’re wondering how this team is doing. Senior Matt Jones said those words after Duke … more
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