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Hamilton hoping to stand tall as a Duke tackle

Hamilton hoping to stand tall as a Duke tackle

By TOM SHANAHAN Devery Hamilton’s 6-foot-7, 301-pound body – particularly his height -- appears to be the right fit for Duke’s offensive line. The Blue Devils have historically lacked a highly recruited prototypical left tackle to protect their quarterback’s blind side. And...

ACC expected to rescue Notre Dame again

ACC expected to rescue Notre Dame again

By TOM SHANAHANNotre Dame football may soon request the Atlantic Coast Conference throw it another lifeline.The Irish treasure their independence in football, and to preserve it they have been previously forced to survive ramifications of conference expansion and post-season...

Super Bowl weekend is a triple play for Lynch

Super Bowl weekend is a triple play for Lynch

John Lynch is a double-header guy, but his circumstances surrounding the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV are beyond fitting for the former football/baseball professional athlete and Stanford letterman in both sports.As the 49ers’ third-year general manager, he has the...

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke football’s upward mobility from the 2-33 train wreck that David Cutcliffe inherited has allowed the school to join an exclusive club with Stanford and Northwestern as academically elite institutions consistently competing among Power 5 schools.Cutcliffe,...

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

North Carolina State basketball coach Mark Gottfried apparently missed the Arizona-Stanford game on ESPN with Bill Walton aired on Jan. 29, 2014. That’s understandable since his own team made the NCAA Tournament that year.Had Gottfried been watching, he would have learned a...

Calipari fighting tried and true method at Duke and Stanford

Calipari fighting tried and true method at Duke and Stanford

Kentucky fans nod their heads, agreeing with their basketball coach over controversial words that appear aimed at Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.Duke fans are upset at the thinly veiled shot. Coach K and his staff are above the fray — for now, anyway — but no doubt had some mocking if...

McCaffrey for Heisman rings coast to coast

McCaffrey for Heisman rings coast to coast

DURHAM, N.C. — A reporter asked Max McCaffrey if he had heard about the “McCaffrey for Heisman” campaign.The Duke senior wide receiver, seated casually at the Blue Devils’ practice facility for a media session, sat up proudly. He understood the question that otherwise could have...

Renovation is welcome to football and farewell to track

Renovation is welcome to football and 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.Duke football’s home opener against North Carolina Central christens Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. Renovation...

McCaffrey surname adds to Duke chasing Stanford reputation

McCaffrey surname adds to Duke chasing Stanford reputation

Duke football’s upswing continues climbing toward the Stanford bar of national respect for elite academics and winning football. What the Blue Devils need next is a longer run that translates into preseason national rankings they failed to attract in 2015.“Internally, I think...

Walters accepts West Point challenge

Walters accepts West Point challenge

Blake Walters’ busy high school career established broad options for a promising college future. He graduated at the top of his class and earned eight varsity letters as a quarterback and pitcher at Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage. The destination he chose is the U.S. Military...