Sports: Duke

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

UNC, Duke among nation's elite in women's soccer poll

The Atlantic Coast Conference leads all leagues with eight women’s soccer teams among the Soccer America Preseason Top 25 — including four teams ranked among the top five and all eight among the Top 15.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Duke names five team captains for 2014 football season

Anthony Boone, Kelby Brown, Jeremy Cash, Jamison Crowder and Laken Tomlinson are named captains. It's the second go-round for Boone as a captain.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Duke looks to Reeves, Schneider to replace injured tight end

The shock of losing starting third-team all-ACC tight end Braxton Deaver to a season-ending knee injury earlier this week came down hard on Duke’s football team.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Duke's Deaver done for season

Redshirt senior tight end suffers knee injury in Monday's practice

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Duke's Deaver out for season

Startng tight end suffers torn ACL in practice Monday morning

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

UNC ranked No. 23 in AP poll

Tar Heels in preseason top 25 for first time since 2010; Blue Devils fall just short of first preseason ranking in 52 years.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Injured Duke star Brown discusses clouded football future

Kelby Brown took his expected place at the linebackers table on Saturday as Duke football fans lined up for autographs and photos at Meet the Blue Devils Day. The only difference is Brown won’t be on the field making tackles, interceptions and fumble recoveries this season, like he was as an all-ACC performer last season when Duke won a school-record 10 games.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 05:58 PM



Last January, Duke found itself included in the season’s final Associated Press football poll for the first time since 1961.

With games less than two weeks away, this season’s first poll will be released today at 2 p.m. and even if the Blue Devils aren’t in the top 25, they’ll certainly be among the teams receiving votes.

Such things are becoming commonplace now at Duke, where the Blue Devils set a school record with 10 wins last season while finishing No. 23 in the AP poll.

On Saturday, another sign of the changing football scene at a school known far better nationally for basketball was on display. An crowd estimated at 3,000 streamed through Duke’s Pascal Field House indoor practice facility for the annual “Meet the Blue Devils” autograph session.

A year ago, when Duke was coming off its first bowl appearance in 20 years, Duke officials estimated the Meet the Blue Devils crowd at 1,700.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Helton solid in 1st scrimmage after replacing Duke's star MLB

Duke’s second preseason scrimmage saw a veteran linebacker in a new spot, a veteran tight end back on the field and the continued absence of a projected starter on the offensive line on Friday. The Blue Devils went through 80 plays at Wallace Wade Stadium, where they’ll open the season in two weeks against Elon (Aug. 30, 6 p.m.).

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Notes from Duke football scrimmage

Duke's second scrimmage Friday AM saw tight end Braxton Deaver return and David Helton get comfortable at middle linebacker

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

Duke shuffles personnel to address injury to star LB

After losing all-ACC, redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown in Monday’s scrimmage, the Blue Devils enter today’s second preseason scrimmage having moved players to shore up the unit.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Brown injury spurs Duke defensive changes

Blue Devils make adjustments after losing all-ACC LB to knee injury; Plus other tidbits from Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

ACC Coastal Division 2014 Football Preview

The Associated Press takes a look at the 2014 ACC Coastal Division football race. Today: Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech ... Includes team-by-team and ACC composite schedules for 2014 ...

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 11:42 PM

New faces up front no strangers to Duke defense

Duke's lone returning starter on the defensive front four is defensive tackle Jamal Bruce. In Monday’s scrimmage, he was joined on the first team defense by ends Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo and Dezmond Johnson and tackle Carlos Wray, all of whom have extensive playing experience for the Blue Devils.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Duke, UNC to play in ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 3

ESPN has finalized the time and network designations for the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge early-season men’s basketball showdowns.