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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
Two NCAA champion Blue Devils qualify for match play
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Duke stars among 16 players vying for 12 spots on Coach K's USA Basketball squad for World Cup
Blue Devils secure commitment from second 5-star player for Class of 2015
N.C. Central coach Michael Lawson is no stranger to the national track-and-field stage.