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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...

White signs down under in upside down world

White signs down under in upside down world

Jack White expected to be in Las Vegas this time of year playing in the NBA Summer League. But the COVID-19 pandemic that has turned the world upside down has the Duke alumnus back home Down Under in Australia.“This is the longest stretch I’ve been back home,” said White, who...

Lawson completes coaching step for mentor

Lawson completes coaching step for mentor

By TOM SHANAHAN Kara Lawson needs to win her first game before she can think about the NCAA tournament, but she already has made a coaching leap once thought to be reserved for her mentor, Pat Summitt. Duke introduced Kara Lawson as its new women’s basketball coach Monday on a...

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...

Duke spared infection spike with late return

Duke spared infection spike with late return

By TOM SHANAHAN Four months ago, at the start of the COVID-19 shut down, Duke coach David Cutcliffe cautioned his brethren to think about uniformity. He was concerned about schools and coaches seeking a competitive edge. “That’s when people start trying to take care of...

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...