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Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke lost its third senior team captain to a season-ending injury last week when Jela Duncan went down, but despite records of 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the ACC Coastal the Blue Devils aren’t demoralized.Duke has remained competitive without injured quarterback Thomas Sirk (Achilles...

Tar Heels again enjoy senior advantage

Tar Heels again enjoy senior advantage

Duke basketball possesses the No. 1-ranked recruiting class, with three freshmen projected as first-round draft picks. Add junior Grayson Allen as a first-rounder, and the Blue Devils are everyone’s favorite to win the national title.North Carolina – picked second to Duke in the...

We learned more about Duke than George Tech

We learned more about Duke than George Tech

We still don’t know much about Georgia Tech despite a 38-35 win over Duke Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.Duke, though, is a team we continue to learn about despite the Blue Devils slipping to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in ACC Coastal play. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Duke players favor Jackson for Heisman Trophy

Duke players favor Jackson for Heisman Trophy

For just about any quarterback, 325 total yards with one touchdown rushing and one passing in a 24-14 victory is a highlight game. For Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, though, those total yards, touchdowns and team points were his season lows.Duke was the team that somewhat controlled...

Duke throws scare into Louisville

Duke throws scare into Louisville

Duke gained despite losing 24-14 at Louisville.Here’s why I say that:Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Duke faces Lamar Jackson as dual threat

Duke faces Lamar Jackson as dual threat

We’re far enough into the season that most remaining weeks, two ACC teams among the seven weekly conference games take on the headache of finding a way to slow down a Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback.Clemson junior Deshaun Watson, third in last year’s Heisman voting, and...

Chase Jeter faces Duke competition

Chase Jeter faces Duke competition

Let’s give Chase Jeter credit for facing a challenge. The Duke sophomore didn’t become one of 700-plus transfers this year among Division I college basketball teams.The Blue Devils’ star-studded freshmen recruiting class that includes four highly touted big men could easily push...

Reasons mount for Notre Dame to join ACC

Reasons mount for Notre Dame to join ACC

DURHAM, N.C. – Let’s hold up on talk about Notre Dame fully joining the ACC. Based on what unfolded at Wallace Wade Stadium on the first Saturday of October, the Irish may not be ready for full football membership in the conference.Duke was fresh off beating Notre Dame (38-35) on...

ACC football story lines to follow this weekend

ACC football story lines to follow this weekend

The closer Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson advances to settling on one quarterback, the more he is pulled back into playing two quarterbacks.A quarterback controversy is a coach’s biggest headache, and Wake Forest isn’t clear of one yet. It helps that the Deacons are 4-0 and...

Daniel Jones upsets recruiting system

Daniel Jones upsets recruiting system

Daniel Jones managed much more than to riddle Notre Dame’s defense last week. The Duke quarterback’s play in a 38-35 victory flipped upside down the modern-day recruiting system that supposedly leaves no stone unturned.Everyone but Blue Devils Coach David Cutcliffe whiffed on the...