Sports: Colleges

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 07:56 PM

OFF THE BALL | Putting a bow on the Final Four

This installment of "Off the Ball" features the incomparable Okafor brothers and Mitt Romney. Yes, that Mitt Romney.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 09:58 PM

A team-built championship

This season’s Duke men’s basketball team, with a roster like never before it, boldly established a national championship as its goal.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:31 AM

GRAYSON'S ANATOMY: Unsung Duke freshman Allen stars in title game

All season long, everything was about Duke's three freshmen. Except there were four of them. Grayson Allen didn't get all that much love.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 03:38 AM

Duke's national championship season game by game

A look at Duke's 2014-15 national championship season.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:37 AM

Title moves adaptable Coach K into second place for most Division 1 titles

With 750 win on his résumé, North Carolina coach Roy

Williams flat-out said he wouldn't stay in the game long enough to match the 1,000-plus favorable outcomes that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has accumulated.

Duke's 68-63 victory over Wisconsin here Monday in Lucas Oil Stadium made it 1,018 wins for Krzyzewski.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:02 AM

FRESHMAN FEVER: Jones, Allen lead Duke to 5th NCAA title

The freshmen who came together at Duke delivered a national championship. ... Freshmen guards Tyus Jones scored 23 points and reserve Grayson Allen added 16 as Duke erased a nine-point, second-half deficit to beat Wisconsin 68-63 in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. ...
Jones scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half when he hit 5 of 9 shots to help carry a Duke offense that was limited due to foul trouble that plagued freshmen Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow. ... Allen, the only freshman not to start a game for Duke (35-4) this season, scored 10 of his points in the second half as Duke claimed its fifth NCAA championship despite trailing 48-39 with 13:23 to play.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 07:13 PM

Wisconsin's Hayes says n-word prevalent on court

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison directed a racial slur at Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 07:03 PM

Badgers better since Duke beat them

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan is looking for his first Division I national championship.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

No stage too big for young Blue Devils

Early season win at Wisconsin showed freshmen starters were ready to push Duke on its championship run

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

OFF THE BALL: Backdoor cuts from the Final Four

Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann takes you around the Final Four.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 12:50 AM

Wisconsin gets another crack at Duke

Badgers not sure Blue Devils can play so well against them again

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 12:49 AM

Hurting Wildcats not sore losers

Going 40-0 wasn't Kentucky's goal. The national championship was.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 10:10 PM

Unfazed, Blue Devils roll into NCAA final

Duke regroups and routs Michigan State.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 08:50 PM

No. 7 Duke falls to No. 1 Notre Dame in men's lacrosse

The top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish were too much for the seventh-ranked Duke Blue Devils as the Irish beat the defending men’s lacrosse champions 15-10 in a key Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) matchup at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 11:25 PM

RACK ’EM UP: Duke rides defense past MSU to title game 81-61

A dominant performance has Duke back in the NCAA’s Monday night finale in Indiana’s capital city. Duke built a double-digit halftime lead over cold-shooting Michigan State and beat the Spartans 81-61 in the NCAA Tournament semifinals Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.