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Duke stadium renovation is farewell to track

Duke stadium renovation is farewell to track

DURHAM, N.C. — A drumbeat simultaneously celebrating King Football and mourning track and field marches past another historic American sports venue Saturday night.The new-look Wallace Wade Stadium lacks a familiar accent.Duke football’s home opener against North Carolina Central...

New culture has Duke playing with confidence

New culture has Duke playing with confidence

DURHAM, N.C. — Confidence is an elusive and intangible element to building a winning football program. But once a team grasps that feeling, it’s palpable.Take the Duke Blue Devils’ turnaround with three straight bowl seasons. Confidence that was lacking in the past is felt in the...

Long ACC weekend of help or hurt for the openers

Long ACC weekend of help or hurt for the openers

Thank you, ACC.The conference presented us with a fan friendly opening Labor Day weekend with 14 teams playing from Thursday through Monday night. Some of the games are more important than others toward the ACC’s goal of shedding the label of No. 5 in overall strength among the...

Edwards electrifies Duke with play more ways than one

Edwards electrifies Duke with play more ways than one

Jeremy Cash is Duke’s All-American in the defensive backfield, but the coaches acknowledge the secondary’s most electric player is junior cornerback DeVon Edwards.Once again the All-ACC cornerback and honorable mention All-American kick returner demonstrated more than his play at...

Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

It would be unfair to describe Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning as spies for their good friend, Duke coach David Cutcliffe.But it’s safe to assume Cutcliffe has more of a scouting report on Tulane and returning starting quarterback Tanner Lee than he would typically gather with his...

Duke upgraded recruiting shows on depth chart

Duke upgraded recruiting shows on depth chart

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke coach David Cutcliffe updated his depth Sunday for the Blue Devils’ season opener Thursday night at Tulane and most years it would have raised red flags.On the three-deep chart, one true freshman on offense and four on defense are positioned for early playing...

Pierre moves from emergency RB to game plan

Pierre moves from emergency RB to game plan

DURHAM, N.C. – Two weeks ago Nicodem Pierre moved from quarterback to running back as an emergency stopgap measure. Now he may turn out to be an important offensive weapon.That’s how quickly the redshirt freshman has adapted. He’s even added 10 pounds to his preseason listed...

Takeaways from second Duke scrimmage

Takeaways from second Duke scrimmage

DURHAM, N.C. – The greening of Duke’s renovated Wallace Wade Stadium continued as the Blue Devils tested the pristine turf grown in Georgia and transplanted in quadrants for the first time in fall camp.After 75 snaps in Saturday’s second scrimmage leading to the Sept. 3 opener at...

Cutcliffe on the improving state of the ACC

Cutcliffe on the improving state of the ACC

You only need to listen to Duke coach David Cutcliffe speak to recognize his southern roots are in the deep south and Southeastern Conference rather than his current ACC and Durham, N.C., residences.His accent tells you as much as his bio. ...Click here for the rest of my...

Five bold predictions for the ACC include Stephen Colbert

Five bold predictions for the ACC include Stephen Colbert

Atlantic Coast Conference officials need a new champion to carry the conference banner. Florida State has been devaluing the ACC currency for too long.Off the field, players running amok have created SEC-like baggage.Click here for my Todaysu.com story on ACC predictions.