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Mr Robinson teaching Carey the neighborhood

Mr Robinson teaching Carey the neighborhood

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the Times DURHAM – Vernon Carey’s strong inside play has progressed earlier than expected, especially for a freshman known for using his perimeter skills in high school. To understand a key to his rapid development, consider who takes the court late...

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...

Coach K with more old school talk about Duke

Coach K with more old school talk about Duke

DURHAM – Mike Krzyzewski said from the beginning this was an “old-school team, old-school season.” Relying on balance and depth was Duke's path to an ACC and/or NCAA title.He meant teaching his players lost arts as a result of the modern AAU circuit that emphasizes individual...

Duke more than keeping up without Jones

Duke more than keeping up without Jones

DURHAM – Two looks at Duke without Tre Jones in late December have offered contrasting views of the Blue Devils’ depth and balance. Those qualities, coach Mike Krzyzewski believes, are the key to the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils winning an ACC and/or national championship. Duke...

Blue Devils were overlooked in latest poll

Blue Devils were overlooked in latest poll

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the TimesDURHAM – This sounds ironic, but it’s fair to wonder if Duke was overlooked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll. The Blue Devils often get the benefit of the doubt, including from referees opposing coaches charge.But despite...

Cutcliffe explains system ranking recruit stars

Cutcliffe explains system ranking recruit stars

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the TimesDURHAM – Luca Diamont verbally committed to Duke 10 months ago while ranked a 4-star prospect. Then, between February and national letter-of-intent Wednesday, he dropped to a 3-star.What happened? It certainly wasn’t a disappointing...

Duke wins with Goldwire filling in for Jones

Duke wins with Goldwire filling in for Jones

DURHAM – Imagine Duke basketball this year without point guard Tre Jones. Well, the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils faced finding out the hard way when Duke announced prior to its home game against Wofford that Jones would sit out with a “minor injury.” Nevertheless, the Blue Devils...

Hokies present Blue Devils with new challenge

Hokies present Blue Devils with new challenge

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDuke finally opens ACC play after having already dispatched two ranked opponents, Kansas in the Champions Classic and Michigan State on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. But the lid-lifter presents a much different challenge.Louisville?...

Duke eager to visit Spartans at Breslin Center

Duke eager to visit Spartans at Breslin Center

The last time Michigan State played Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was on Dec. 1, 2010 at Cameron Indoor Stadium was Dec. 1, 2010. As the Spartans approached the arena, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his players to greet the students camped out in Krzyzewskiville.He wanted...

Duke not accepting excuses for bowl eligibility

Duke not accepting excuses for bowl eligibility

DURHAM – A Duke football constant under coach David Cutcliffe has been his willingness to reveal what he tells his players. Many paranoid coaches, citing confidentiality, won’t share their words with media -- and thus not their fans. Well, this week there is plenty to wonder...