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Duke and Notre mitigation leads to football

Duke and Notre mitigation leads to football

College football seems one COVID-19 outbreak away from shutting down without a 2020 season, but two teams that so far appear to have avoided pratfalls plaguing other campuses are Duke and Notre Dame. Conveniently, the ACC’s revised schedule has Duke traveling to South Bend to...

Duke looking beyond conference shutdowns

Duke looking beyond conference shutdowns

Five days into Duke football’s return to practice, it’s business as usual despite the gathering social media storm threatening to shut down the college season versus playing on despite the health risks.At least that’s what senior tight end Noah Gray and senior defensive end Drew...

Blue Devils hoping for time to prove selves

Blue Devils hoping for time to prove selves

The clock is ticking on college football preview stories, so let’s get this one posted before it’s too late. It’s about Duke believing it can surprise people with an improved offense.The COVID-19 pandemic may end the season before it starts, a view that has been increasingly...

Duke and Notre Dame practice mitigation

Duke and Notre Dame practice mitigation

College football seems one COVID-19 outbreak away from shutting down without a 2020 season, but two teams that so far appear to have avoided pratfalls plaguing other campuses are Duke and Notre Dame. Conveniently, the ACC’s revised schedule has Duke traveling to South Bend to...

ACC expected to rescue Notre Dame again

ACC expected to rescue Notre Dame again

By TOM SHANAHANNotre Dame football may soon request the Atlantic Coast Conference throw it another lifeline.The Irish treasure their independence in football, and to preserve it they have been previously forced to survive ramifications of conference expansion and post-season...

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...

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...

Carolina and Duke lack only national intrigue

Carolina and Duke lack only national intrigue

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDURHAM — If only it was this easy to compare scores and pick college basketball results.A week after struggling North Carolina lost at home to middling ACC foe Boston College, Duke completed a sweep of the those same Eagles with an eight-point...

Duke is doubling up with Jones and Goldwire

Duke is doubling up with Jones and Goldwire

DURHAM – Duke looked impressive winning two games without Tre Jones and Jordan Goldwire starting in his place, but, wow, did the Blue Devils show talent, balance and depth with Jones returning to the lineup and Goldwire back to coming off the bench. The No. 2-ranked Blue Devils...

Cutcliffe worries about ACC injury credibility

Cutcliffe worries about ACC injury credibility

DURHAM – Duke coach David Cutcliffe opened his weekly Tuesday media session announcing center Jack Wohlabaugh underwent ankle surgery earlier in the day. That’s news since Wohlabaugh is a second-year starting center.But it also was noteworthy Duke announced the injury four days...