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Duke AD stood by Krzyzewski before he was Coach K

Duke AD stood by Krzyzewski before he was Coach K

The flags should be flying at half-mast over Krzyzewskiville for Tom Butters throughout the Final Four weekend.Without the former Duke athletic director, there would be no Krzyzewskiville, the basketball village where Duke students camp out in tents in the shadow of Cameron...

Expanson has exposed old ACC as overrated

Expanson has exposed old ACC as overrated

This may surprise you, but for the first time since 2008, North Carolina cut down the nets to claim an ACC Tournament title. The Tar Heels beat Virginia, 61-57, Saturday night in Washington, D.C. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Feinstein book provides unique look at ACC hoop legends

Feinstein book provides unique look at ACC hoop legends

RALEIGH — John Feinstein fielded questions to kick off his “The Legends Club” book tour on college basketball coaches Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Valvano. One was to name his favorite sport.He listed, in order, college basketball, golf and baseball. One has to...

Divide in developing talent separates Coach K and Coach Cal

Divide in developing talent separates Coach K and Coach Cal

Mike Krzyzewski heard himself described last year as moving to the dark side of recruiting where John Calipari resides. He was living and dying with three freshmen projected as one-and-done players jumping to the NBA.Indeed, Duke won the NCAA title behind three freshmen that soon...

Gotffried wins recruiting battle and maybe better parking

Gotffried wins recruiting battle and maybe better parking

A year ago North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried accidentally blocked in Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in a jammed parking lot on the recruiting trail.They arrived along with North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning for the 43rd annual Holiday Invitational...

West Point opportunity spans generations and wars

West Point opportunity spans generations and wars

Captain Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired) and Army West Point plebe Ahmad Bradshaw are separated by a couple generations and wars spanning decades, but the past and present Black Knights share more in common than their Chicago roots. Someone convinced them...

Duke and Wisconsin spared us celebrating the Kentucky way

Duke and Wisconsin spared us celebrating the Kentucky way

Duke’s freshmen players talked about committing to the Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski to win a national title. The name on the front of the jersey mattered. Kentucky’s freshmen -- starting with John Wall as head coach John Calipari's first freshman lottery pick...

Final Four coaches release statement

Final Four coaches release statement

The Final Four basketball coaches released a statement Wednesday through the National Association of Basketball Coaches prior to the teams arriving in Indianapolis for practice and media interviews for Saturday's semifinal games at Lucas Oil Stadium.The coaches are Duke's...

Indy next stop for college hoop teams and one NBA combine

Indy next stop for college hoop teams and one NBA combine

Anyone with a child learns the Sesame Street-style quiz. This one regards the Final Four basketball teams gathering this weekend in Indianapolis to decide the NCAA championship.Which one of these doesn’t fit?Duke basketball coach Mike KrzyzewskiMike Kryzewski is in his 35th year...

Another West Point influence on Okafor

Another West Point influence on Okafor

College basketball fans understand the West Point leadership influence upon Duke basketball through Capt. Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired), a West Point graduate, former Army basketball player and head coach and the 35th-year general of the Blue Devils. But another strong...