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  1. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Duke and North Carolina highlights final Saturday of regular season

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Although conference tournaments are underway, there are still plenty of tremendous regular-season matchups on Saturday including No. 14 North Carolina at No. 4 Duke and a pair of top-25 matchups in the American.

  2. Pregame Shootaround: Duke and Syracuse headlines the first day of February

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also…

  3. Semi Ojeleye wins Duke’s dunk contest but Jabari Parker steals the show (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Duke Athletics

    Duke’s slam dunk contest on Friday night ended up being a battle of the freshmen, with Jabari Parker and Semi Ojeleye squaring off in the final round. The winner: Ojeleye, who seems to be a bit of a “forgotten man” in some parts due to the presence of Parker and Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood…

  4. Duke begins four-day road trip to New York

    Oct 11, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    With NCAA rules giving programs more time in which to practice for the upcoming season, coaches are now faced with the task of figuring out what to do with the extra down time that comes with having 42 days for 30 practices. How’s Duke going to make use of some of its extra time? The…

  5. Don’t expect Duke to schedule Maryland in the near future

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    We’ve seen it happen before in this current era of conference realignment. A school announces its decision to switch conferences, and the reactions from their current conference range from sadness and disappointment to outright anger. What those moves also do is open the door for programs to re-evaluate their relationships, and such is the case…

  6. Former Duke forward Ryan Kelly proposes to Lindsay Cowher

    May 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Last Thursday, former Duke forward Ryan Kelly–a potential pick in the NBA Draft–tweeted out that he proposed to Lindsay Cowher. Yes, Lindsay is the daughter of that Cowher, as in former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and current CBS analyst Bill Cowher. Kelly and Cowher both attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. Like Kelly, Cowher excelled…

  7. Seth Curry: ‘Proud to call myself a Blue Devil for the rest of my life’

    May 5, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Duke

    Seth’s older brother, Stephen, has been receiving all the attention lately, and deservedly so considering how he’s dazzled the nation’s eyes in Golden State’s 4-2 first round series win against the Denver Nuggets in the NBA playoffs. But, Seth enjoyed his time in the limelight for much of the college basketball season as he averaged…

  8. VIDEO: Seth Davis, Dan Patrick discuss coverage of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT


    Deciding how to handle a traumatic event on live television is one of the most difficult and sensitive decisions in all of broadcast production. There is no handbook on how to handle the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event on live television. On Sunday, CBS did a masterful job navigating the through the aftermath of…

  9. Louisville-Duke Preview: Legendary coaches and more with Final Four berth on the line

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals players and coach Pitino celebrate basket agasint Syracue Orange during second half in Big East NCAA men's basketball game in New York

    Louisville came into the NCAA tournament as one of the country’s hottest teams and that hasn’t changed in its pursuit of the Final Four. Now, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are one win away, impeded only by a long-standing symbol of college basketball supremacy, Duke. Can Coach K and the Blue Devils continue to…

  10. Pregame Shootaround 3.2.13: Duke-Miami rematch is Saturday’s centerpiece

    Mar 2, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Duke Miami

    Game of the Day: No. 3 Duke vs. No. 5 Miami (6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Perhaps this game lost a bit of its luster after Duke lost to Virginia Wednesday night, but we still have a battle Saturday between two Top 5 teams with a history between them this season. After the Blue Devils were trounced…

  11. Sad news: Brian Zoubek’s New Jersey cream puff shop set to close

    Feb 26, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    Brian Zoubek

    The story began with a 7-1 man and his dream of making cream puffs, but it will now end sadly with shuttered windows and a “For Rent” sign. Former Duke center Brian Zoubek has announced the closing of his New Jersey-based cream puff shop “Dream Puffz” as he moves on to other entrepreneurial endeavors in…

  12. Don’t be concerned about Duke following 83-81 loss at Maryland

    Feb 17, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT


    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Should we really be too concerned with the Duke Blue Devils after their 83-81 loss to Maryland on Saturday night? Well, first and foremost, you should never lose a basketball game when your opposition turns the ball over 26 times. So yes, we should be concerned that the No. 2 team…

  13. Fundamentals are difference in No. 2 Duke’s win over rival North Carolina

    Feb 13, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    Mason Plumlee Duke

    This won’t go down as one of the gems of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry. It featured 30 total turnovers, 41 percent shooting from the floor, and nearly the entire Duke starting lineup in foul trouble. Despite all of that, the No. 2 Blue Devils erased a 10-point first-half deficit to outlast North Carolina, 73-68, Wednesday…

  14. Could Coach K return to Team USA again for 2016 Olympics?

    Feb 9, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    Despite his insistence that the 2012 Olympics in London would be his last with Team USA, it appears that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski could be in for another run in the 2016 Games. Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo has yet to name a replacement and has pushed the deadline for finding a new coach past the…

  15. Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood adjusting to life at Duke

    Feb 5, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Rodney Hood

    Life isn’t always easy for a college basketball transfer, and we got a peek into that life via the Duke Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper. In a piece by Andrew Beaton, Hood gives insight into the struggles he has faced since coming from Mississippi State and enrolling at Duke this fall. Per NCAA rules, he is…

  16. The top 10 dunks of the college basketball season

    Feb 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Oladipo dunk

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. In case you’ve missed it, major…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Top 25 upsets rule the night in college basketball

    Jan 24, 2013, 1:17 AM EDT

    Miami Duke

    Game of the Day: La Salle 54, No. 9 Butler 53 La Salle’s Ramon Galloway, who had been struggling much of the night, drove down the left side of the lane and hit a layup with 2.7 seconds remaining to give the Explorers the lead. The Bulldogs had one more shot to win it with…

  18. Reggie Johnson returns in No. 25 Miami’s 27-point trouncing of No. 1 Duke

    Jan 23, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT

    Reggie Johnson

    Miami center Reggie Johnson entered Wednesday’s game against No. 1 Duke at the 14:17 mark of the first half to a crowd chanting his name. His unexpected return to the Hurricanes’ lineup after missing eight games with a broken thumb might not bring instant production from the 6-10, 292-pound senior, but if Wednesday’s energy and…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 1.23.13: Miami tries to knock off No. 1 Duke at home

    Jan 23, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Game of the Day: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 25 Miami (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Both teams will be without a key piece on Wednesday, Ryan Kelly for Duke and Reggie Johnson for Miami. Without Kelly in the lineup the past two games, Duke has gone 1-1, including a loss to NC State. The major…

  20. Jabari Parker talks about teen killed after Simeon game

    Jan 22, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Duke commit, Jabari Parker put together one of the more impressive performances at the 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic on Monday in Springfield, Mass. The Simeon Career Academy (Ill.) small forward scored the first 11 Simeon points, en route to a 81-68 win over the storied Oak Hill Academy (W.Va.). A strong performance…

  21. Coach K bashes realignment again, calls it an ‘assault on tradition’

    Jan 15, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

    Coach K

    Coach K is fired up about realignment again. He first made his negative feelings toward schools jumping conferences public in November after Maryland announced its move to the Big Ten. At that time, he expressed concern for the future of the ACC, calling it “vulnerable” and predicting more movement. Now on his Sirius XM radio…

  22. Who will be new No. 1 in the college basketball polls on Monday?

    Jan 13, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    With four undefeated teams teams losing for the first time this week (Duke, Wyoming, Arizona, Michigan), there will be some shuffling at the top of the polls when they are released Monday. Who will be the new No. 1? We take a look at the top contenders and some longshots below: Louisville? Rick Pitino’s Cardinals,…

  23. C.J. Leslie, No. 20 NC State hand No. 1 Duke first loss of season

    Jan 12, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    At home against a No. 1 team that was without one of its biggest assets, this was No. 20 NC State’s best opportunity to make a statement, and it did. The interior combination of Richard Howell and C.J. Leslie took control in the second half to hand No. 1 Duke its first loss of the…

  24. Pregame Shootaround 1.12.13: Duke on upset alert against NC State without Ryan Kelly

    Jan 12, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Quinn Cook

    Games of the Day: No. 8 Minnesota vs. No. 5 Indiana (12:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network) With wins over Michigan State and Illinois, Minnesota has officially shown that it has staying power in the nation’s most powerful conference. The Gophers are in the nation’s Top 50 in scoring and the Top 25 in rebounding and…

  25. Ryan Kelly out at least two weeks after injuring foot in Duke’s win over Clemson

    Jan 9, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT


    Duke forward Ryan Kelly will be out at least two weeks after sustaining a foot injury in the Blue Devils’ blowout victory over Clemson on Tuesday at Cameron Indoor, the school announced in a statement. Jeff Goodman of is reporting that Kelly aggravated the same injury he suffered last season. The team reportedly optimistic…