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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...

Duke football using some Wooden wisdom

Duke football using some Wooden wisdom

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDURHAM — “Be quick but don’t hurry.”Duke football coach David Cutcliffe invoked a popular teaching phrase from John Wooden, the late and iconic UCLA basketball coach, to describe improvement he expects to see from quarterback Quentin Harris the...

Blue Devils relying on more balanced lineup

Blue Devils relying on more balanced lineup

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesCHARLOTTE – Duke’s basketball roster is obviously less talented this season than a year ago. The Zion Williamson Show was a mega-talented roster with Williamson among three one-and-done, first-round NBA draft picks.But Javin DeLaurier and Jack...

ACC playing up more than hoop and baseball

ACC playing up more than hoop and baseball

DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference likes to capitalize on its basketball and basketball tournaments as a time highlight national prominence in the sports. It’s also a subtle method to overlook football’s second-class stature. Not anymore. Throughout the 2019 ACC...

Beating Blue Devils secret is outscoring them

Beating Blue Devils secret is outscoring them

For people waiting to see if North Carolina and Basketball Hall-of-Fame coach Roy Williams has the secret formula to slow down Duke, college hoop’s football version of the Alabama Death Star, forget digging into his game-plan history. Syracuse Basketball Hall-of-Fame coach Jim...

The education of a Tar Heels point guard

The education of a Tar Heels point guard

Watch Coby White now that the ACC basketball logjam at the top has been halved to three one-loss teams, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina. In the past week, North Carolina’s maturing freshman has moved ahead a couple chapters in the education of a point guard. You can hear it in...