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Duke notebook on football and basketball

Duke notebook on football and basketball

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Wilson TimesDaniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft.Quentin Harris, a fifth-year senior who succeeded Jones, showed...

Winston continues his steps to letting it flow

Winston continues his steps to letting it flow

Cassius Winston is finding his way, painful step by step, to let it go, to let if flow. The hurt over his brother Zachary taking his life on Nov. 9 will always be with him and his family -- younger brother Khy and parents Reggie and Wendi. How they move forward, letting go of...

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?...

MAUI Spartans still out of sync on offense

MAUI Spartans still out of sync on offense

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- There won't be a possible clash for No. 1 next week when Duke visits the Breslin Center in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.First, the No. 3-ranked Spartans (4-2) had to win three games en route to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational title, but unranked Virginia Tech (6-0)...

Izzo says Aaron Henry healthy for Maui test

Izzo says Aaron Henry healthy for Maui test

By TOM SHANAHANLAHAINA, Hawaii – As the eight coaches participating in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational took their seats upon an outdoor dais with a Pacific Ocean backdrop at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, tournament director Dave Odom asked them to don their Jim Maui...

Blue Devils trying to flip roles with Hokies

Blue Devils trying to flip roles with Hokies

Virginia Tech-Duke suddenly turned into a key ACC Coastal Division game. You can tell by the ESPN-dictated starting time: 7 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.Virginia Tech was a preseason Coastal favorite, along with Miami, despite the Hokies’ off-season losses on...

East Carolina taking on the unexpected

East Carolina taking on the unexpected

East Carolina’s football team returned home at 4 a.m. Sunday following 12 hotel days, countless texts and calls to family coping with Hurricane Florence and, finally, an agonizing Saturday night loss at South Florida.If the Pirates had turned up flat in their American Athletic...

Montgomery comments on Virginia Tech tweet

Montgomery comments on Virginia Tech tweet

In the era of social media, there’s little doubt that East Carolina’s football team knew about a Virginia Tech tweet that seemed to question the Pirates’ decision to cancel their Sept. 15 game against the Hokies.ECU last Tuesday announced its football team would not be traveling...

Virginia Tech QB looks ahead to season

Virginia Tech QB looks ahead to season

My story in the Detroit Free Press on Josh Jackson from ACC media days* * *I invite you to follow me on Twitter @shanny4055Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light http://tinyurl.com/knsqtqu-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It...

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Alabama North marches on.The Clemson Tigers continued to win, similar to Alabama’s dominating style, as the No. 2-ranked team traveled to Virginia Tech on Saturday and beat the No. 12 Hokies, 31-17. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...