Sports: Colleges

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Duke rookie PG Jones: ‘Never a rivalry’ with senior Cook

Tyus Jones doesn’t view the point guard position at Duke as a competition. More like a collaboration. Once the season gets started in a few months, Jones could beat out senior Quinn Cook for the starting position, but the freshman says he’s not working against him.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

No resolution in Hairston case

Unless P.J. Hairston’s lawyers settle out of court regarding his misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the NBA rookie has a Sept. 12 Durham County District Court date.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Tar Heel mantra for D-line in flux: Next man in

As a result, after three straight years of having a senior all-ACC performer leading the defensive front — Quinton Coples, Sylvester Williams and Kareem Martin — North Carolina could open the season without a defensive end or tackle who has ever made a college start.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15 has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Veteran backs expected to carry Duke run game

Duke’s balanced running game saw three players attempt at least 100 carries each last season. Two of those three players are no longer with the Blue Devils. That leaves redshirt senior Josh Snead as the most experienced running back of the group with junior Shaquille Powell also in the mix.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Thursday vote would let power conferences set their own rules

The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday, Aug. 7, on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. The autonomy proposal is expected to pass. Here’s what you need to know about it:

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Duke's Boutier, Cangrejo advance at U.S. Amateur

Two NCAA champion Blue Devils qualify for match play

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Issac Blakeney looking to break out of inconsistent past

Issac Blakeney is a big, fast receiver entering his senior season for the Blue Devils. He, his teammates and Duke’s coaches are confident he can make plays like Kelvin Benjamin did for Florida State and Mike Evans did for Texas A&M against the Blue Devils before moving on to the NFL.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

ACC 2014: Conference earns respect, now looks ahead

The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference. Among them: A national championship trophy, a Heisman Trophy, and a measure of respect.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

UNC offensive line key to successful 2014 season

 When asked what would most determine North Carolina’s success this season, coach Larry Fedora pointed to how quickly the offensive line gels. After all, that unit’s stuggles when it had to replace three NFL draft picks was a big reason why UNC started 1-5 last season.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Ex-Blue Devils Irving, Plumlee survive Team USA cut to 16

Versatility on the perimeter and in the post have former Duke players Mason Plumlee and Kyrie Irving still in the mix to make USA Basketball’s roster for this month’s FIBA World Cup. USA Basketball general manager Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski trimmed their training camp roster from 20 to 16 players on Tuesday, with former Duke teammates Irving and Plumlee making the cut.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Plumlee, Irving among Team USA finalists

Former Duke stars among 16 players vying for 12 spots on Coach K's USA Basketball squad for World Cup

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

Duke lands Chase Jeter

Blue Devils secure commitment from second 5-star player for Class of 2015

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

NCCU’s Lawson to work with national team

N.C. Central coach Michael Lawson is no stranger to the national track-and-field stage.