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Plenty of options await Grand Old Manning

Plenty of options await Grand Old Manning

Few people expect Peyton Manning will return at age 40 for another NFL season in 2016, especially after he received the gift of a late-season comeback from a foot injury to lead the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl 50.So, win or lose on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and...

Too soon to write off Duke despite tough stretch

Too soon to write off Duke despite tough stretch

Unranked Duke – that sure sounds strange – faces a tough upcoming stretch with three ranked opponents. They face Louisville Monday, Virginia Saturday and  heated rival North Carolina the following Wednesday (Feb. 17).Who saw this coming? ... Click here for the rest of...

Notre Dame survives scare from Duke women

Notre Dame survives scare from Duke women

DURHAM – Notre Dame is always chasing Connecticut’s dynastic women’s basketball program.The Irish lost to the Huskies in the NCAA Championship game the last two years. They came within 10 points in early December despite playing on the road and without then-injured...

Cutcliffe on Peyton Manning recovery

Cutcliffe on Peyton Manning recovery

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Coach David Cutcliffe received so many requests for interviews on Peyton Manning’s return to health and the Super Bowl, he agreed to a media session Friday afternoon at the Yoh Football Center.Cutcliffe, as any Manning-watcher knows, is as close to the...

Duke loss to Miami may be more than one game

Duke loss to Miami may be more than one game

On paper, No. 15-ranked Miami defeated No. 24 Duke 80-69 before a rocking capacity house at the BankUnited Center, but when the Blue Devils lose they remain the larger story.And part of Duke’s slide to a 4-4 record in ACC play, with its fourth loss in the last five games, is this...

Stevens blankets North Carolina like winter storm

Stevens blankets North Carolina like winter storm

DURHAM, N.C. — The winter snow and ice storm that shut down North Carolina with slick roads this weekend wasn’t the only rare occurrence in the Tobacco Road basketball area encompassing Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh.Similar severe winter storms happen every couple years,...

Duke uses runs in second half to beat NC State

Duke uses runs in second half to beat NC State

Duke’s thin and incomplete roster is a shadow of last year’s NCAA championship team, but opponents must still play 60 minutes to beat the Blue Devils. North Carolina State, threatening an upset in the first half, learned that lesson the hard way while suffering an 88-78 loss...

NC State and Duke struggling with depth

NC State and Duke struggling with depth

North Carolina State finally meets an ACC opponent boasting an advantage in-depth.Wolfpack Coach Mark Gottfried goes two deep on his bench. Blue Devils Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been only going one deep. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Duke bounce back may depend on Jefferson return

Duke bounce back may depend on Jefferson return

Duke basketball entered Monday night’s loss to Syracuse ranked 167th in the nation in defensive rebounding.That’s one stat that explains how the Blue Devils lost their third straight game for the first time since 2007, and dropped three in a row to unranked opponents for the...

Cutcliffe makes a special promotion to offensive coordinator

Cutcliffe makes a special promotion to offensive coordinator

David Cutcliffe’s choice of Zac Roper as Duke’s new offensive coordinator demonstrated the attention he pays to special teams more than many head coaches who view it as an afterthought – a spot for a young assistant to mature or an older coach to finish his career.Cutcliffe...