Sports: Duke

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

NEXT UP, ZAGS: Gonzaga poses tough test for Duke’s ‘D’

No. 4 Duke picked the best time of the season to play its best defense. ... With that said, the Blue Devils face a stern test in that department as they strive to play in the Final Four for the first time since 2010. ... Duke’s game with Gonzaga pits the top two seeds in the NCAA Tournament South Regional against one another at NRG Stadium Sunday, March 30 (5:05 p.m., WRAL). ... The Zags (35-2) are ranked No. 7 in the country and seeded No. 2 in the regional. Duke (32-4) is ranked No. 4 in the AP top 25 poll and are the South’s top seed.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Duke women come up short in Elizabeth Williams' farewell game

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 01:29 AM

Duke rocks Utah to reach Elite Eight

Blue Devils hold Utes to 35 percent shooting, ride strong game from Winslow to win

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 08:35 PM

Longtime rivals Blue Devils, Terps meet again

Spot in NCAA women's tournament's elite eight on the line when Duke plays Maryland today

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

Battle-tested Blue Devils ready for Utah

Duke hasn't lost often, but it has had its mettle tested by tough situations and has survived quite nicely

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 09:53 PM

Cutcliffe relaxes players at Duke's pro day

Coach David Cutcliffe orchestrated the various drills throughout the afternoon, creating a comfortable environment for his 10 players trying to impress the 30 NFL scouts who descended on Durham to watch the likes of offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson, wide receiver Jamison Crowder and quarterback Anthony Boone. 

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:01 PM

Winslow, Okafor key for Duke's NCAA success

Now that No. 4 Duke is two wins away from the Final Four, and needing four wins for a national championship, the play of Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow has become most important for Duke.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:17 PM

Duke's defense to be tested by Utes

The next hurdle in Duke’s path to a first Final Four berth in five years will present the Blue Devils defense with a serious challenge.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:56 PM

Duke-Maryland rivalry rekindled

After years of landing in the same region as Connecticut or whoever was the powerhouse team of that particular season, the Duke women finally caught a break in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 09:03 PM

Talented, learning Blue Devils roll on to Houston

Duke's play getting even better as opposition is the toughest

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Duke rallies by Bulldogs for 2nd round victory

Blue Devils top Mississippi State, advance to Spokane Regional semifinals

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 08:27 PM

Duke rolls over San Diego State, into Sweet 16

Blue Devils post second easy NCAA Tournament win, advance to Houston to play Utah next

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 06:40 PM

Devils wary of San Diego State defense

Armed with its penchant for scoring bursts, top-seeded Duke possesses offensive firepower to fuel a deep NCAA Tournament run. Standing in between the Blue Devils and a trip to the South Region semifinals in Houston is No. 8 seed San Diego State and its well-earned reputation for playing defense on par with any team in the country. At Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena Sunday, March 22 (2:40 p.m., WRAL), a battle of wills with the survival of a season is on the line.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Bulldogs to test Duke’s toughness in NCAA women's 2nd round

No. 4 seeded Duke takes on No. 5 seeded Mississippi State (noon, ESPN2) on Sunday, March 22 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. In the rankings Mississippi State (27-6) comes in at No. 12, while the Blue Devils (22-10) are No. 16 in the polls.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 12:05 AM

NCAA MEN: Duke tops Robert Morris 85-56

Top-seeded Duke downplayed any talk about Mercer or Lehigh this week and made sure there were no reminders of recent upsets on the court Friday night. The Blue Devils made 11 of their first 14 shots against No 16 seed Robert Morris and blew out the Colonials 85-56 in an NCAA Tournament South Region game at Time Warner Cable Arena.