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History Loyola and Michigan State share

History Loyola and Michigan State share

-- Why do I write so much debunking the myths and fiction surrounding Bear Bryant and the 1970 USC-Alabama game? The answer is simple: History has failed to properly credit College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy Daugherty and his Underground Railroad teams for pioneering...

Lloyd travels road of worst case to best case

Lloyd travels road of worst case to best case

By Tom ShanahanDURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Jonathan Lloyd originally thought it was a worst-case scenario as he was rolled on a hospital bed into surgery to repair an injured ankle. He had been eager to taste college football as a true freshman in the fall of 2014. To get a head start...

The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen

The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen

The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker QueenBy Lori LeachmanClick here: A daughter's tale of family and football* * * Lori Leachman, an economics professor at Duke University, is the daughter of Lamar Leachman, a former NFL assistant coach with the Detroit Lions...

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

Name college basketball’s greatest coach: UCLA’s John Wooden or Duke’s Mike Krzyzrewski? It’s a debate with no definitive answer.The Wizard of Westwood’s supporters cite 10 NCAA titles in 12 years (1964-1975). Coach K’s backers note five national titles spanning three decades...

Daniel Jones brings NFL talent to Quick Lane Bowl

Daniel Jones brings NFL talent to Quick Lane Bowl

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is still considered an NFL prospect despite and up-and-down season. Duke's 4-0 start was followed by a six-game losing streak and two wins at the end to clinch a berth in the Quick Lane Bowl.My story on Duke quarterback Daniel Jones in the Detroit...

Army receives and delivers push at right time

Army receives and delivers push at right time

One good push in the back from Army fullback Andy Davidson deserves another.Davidson drew praise from the CBS broadcasters Ben Holden and Jay Feely for pushing quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw in the back on key short-yardage plays that helped the Black Knights beat Duke last week,...

Duke set stage for Friday football with Miami

Duke set stage for Friday football with Miami

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe began the week apologizing to high school football fans in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area as well as those nationwide that stayed home to watch TV.The old high school coach from Alabama...

Notre Dame Stadium opens new look

Notre Dame Stadium opens new look

A trip to Notre Dame Stadium never gets old. Not for fans, coaches or players.Take Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, for example. He was a grizzled veteran of 35 college seasons when the Blue Devils traveled last year to Notre Dame, but he turned into a wide-eyed kid as the team...

ACC fails to measure up as best conference

ACC fails to measure up as best conference

The bottom fell out of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The top capsized, too.The mighty USS Duke and Louisville both went down on Sunday among eight ACC teams eliminated the first week of the NCAA Tournament. Only North Carolina is left hanging on and hoping the shell will stay...

Harry Giles is college hoop throwback

Harry Giles is college hoop throwback

Duke freshman Harry Giles is a lot of things in the eyes of NBA scouts. He’s a 6-foot-10, 240-pounder who plays with the inside power of a big man and away from the basket with the skill of a smaller athlete.He operates efficiently and elevates his teammates. He can put down a...