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Duke turns digital to help with draft process

Duke turns digital to help with draft process

The past week NFL general managers and their scouts, prior to social distancing, assembled in a room to tie up loose ends prior to making their draft picks. The gatherings include “readings” to finalize their strategy. Scouts read their evaluations of players that ranged from...

Cutcliffe learning technology is his friend

Cutcliffe learning technology is his friend

The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out more than spring football. How are prognosticators to forecast the 2020 season?Returning starters -- most importantly a veteran quarterback -- are the conventional methods to predict a college football team’s upcoming season, but this is an...

Tre Jones faces delayed NBA future with family

Tre Jones faces delayed NBA future with family

Wilson Times linkBy Tom Shanahan, Special to the Wilson TimesDuke’s Tre Jones joined a video chat with the media on Friday about his decision to declare for the NBA draft. Such an interview normally covers thoughts on the trainers he is working with and what teams want him to...

Time to look ahead without March Madness

Time to look ahead without March Madness

NOTE: A day after story below was posted, Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones announced he has declared for the 2020 NBA draft.Jones: "When I started my journey at Duke my main goal was to win a national championship. Given what has had happened in our world recently, our season...

Captain J Rob a better story than movie Rudy

Captain J Rob a better story than movie Rudy

DURHAM – Picture this scene as Duke’s basketball team warms up. The players routinely take shots prior to the national anthem, player introductions and finally the tip-off with that night’s opponent. Freshman center Vernon Carey is rehearsing his post moves under the basket....

Duke notebook on Robinson and ACC tourney

Duke notebook on Robinson and ACC tourney

UPDATE: NCAA president Mark Emmert announced late Thursday afternoon the men's and women's basketball tournaments have been canceled. The decision was announced a day after it had decided to play the games without fans.* * *Shortly before the first of the ACC Tournament's four...

My updates on Duke hoop and spring football

My updates on Duke hoop and spring football

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the TimesDURHAM —North Carolina is riding a three-game win streak, while Duke has dropped three of its last five. Normally, that suggests the Tar Heels are seeking a top postseason seed and the Blue Devils racing the calendar to find their stride.But...

Duke takes advantage of second Pack game

Duke takes advantage of second Pack game

DURHAM – Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski still says 20 conference games is two too many, but the increase this season from 18 was necessary to accommodate ESPN launching the ACC Network. His players, though, disagree. They are happy with the expansion, especially with what happened...

John Feinstein travels back roads in new book

John Feinstein travels back roads in new book

John Feinstein’s career covering college basketball spans all the main roads to the Final Four and beyond.His books on the college game have provided the reader unique access to legendary coaches Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith, Jim Valvano (The Legends Club) and others. One coach...

Coach K turning to his leadership lessons

Coach K turning to his leadership lessons

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski learned leadership at a foremost institution for developing leaders — West Point. After all, before he was a basketball coach, he was a retired U.S. Army captain.Coach K’s success has led to writing three books on his...