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Quentin Harris steps into quarterback role

Quentin Harris steps into quarterback role

Quentin Harris isn't Duke's lone “next man up” – the mantra its backups utilize to be ready – but he’s certainly the most important one. He’s the new quarterback filling in for injured starter Daniel Jones. Quarterback, of course, is the the most important position in the most...

Jones and Gilbert sidelined following surgeries

Jones and Gilbert sidelined following surgeries

Duke’s quick start, one of the Blue Devils weren’t shy about anticipating in fall camp, suddenly struck three injury speed bumps following impressive season-opening victories over a pair of 10-win teams, Army and Northwestern. The school announced on Sunday that All-ACC...

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke football’s upward mobility from the 2-33 train wreck that David Cutcliffe inherited has allowed the school to join an exclusive club with Stanford and Northwestern as academically elite institutions consistently competing among Power 5 schools.Cutcliffe,...

Duke protects Jones and stretches Army

Duke protects Jones and stretches Army

DURHAM, N.C. – For Duke to challenge Miami in the ACC Coastal Division during a year it also plays Atlantic Division member Clemson, the Blue Devils need to show they can defeat double-digit victory teams. That made Army a fitting test. The Black Knights’ 10-3 record a year ago...

Montgomery and Herring finally team up

Montgomery and Herring finally team up

GREENVILLE -- Scottie Montgomery long hoped to coach Reid Herring, but the former Duke offensive coordinator didn’t expect the Millbrook High alum would be his starting quarterback as East Carolina’s head coach.“I recruited Reid at Duke; we recruited him hard,” Montgomery said....

Jones shouldering protection responsibility

Jones shouldering protection responsibility

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke quarterback David Jones played himself out of NFL first-round draft projections last year, but his work before him to bounce back into the 2019 draft discussions is about more than arm strength or mobility.The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt junior has shown...

McCain hero worth recalling at academy games

McCain hero worth recalling at academy games

DURHAM, N.C. -- The world recognized John McCain as a fighter pilot, a decorated war hero, a U.S. Senator from Arizona and a presidential candidate, but the sports world knew the American icon that passed away Saturday at age 81 simply as a rabid fan. He liked to tell a story of...

Duke returns home still searching for glue man

Duke returns home still searching for glue man

Duke basketball’s three-game Canada exhibition tour confirmed – to the surprise of no one – that R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson are special. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski even said so three months before the Kentucky opener.“Zion and R.J. are a cut above everyone who’s on the...

Blackwell making a play to be the other guy

Blackwell making a play to be the other guy

DURHAM -- Quarterbacks facing Duke this year will step to the line looking to locate All-ACC cornerback Mark Gilbert. Then they’ll l search the other side for the corner that the scouting reports consider the weaker link. If they don’t, Gilbert may pick off a pass as he did in...

McSwain may join Wohlabaugh up front

McSwain may join Wohlabaugh up front

The status of Duke’s most important 2018 priority – improved offensive line play – was the same following spring drills as it was after the Quick Lanes Bowl. Back then, the win over Northern Illinois in Detroit was the first look ahead from a 7-6 record enhanced by a three-game...