Sports: Duke

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Van Orden, Duke take down N.C. State ace Rodon

Seldom-used Duke senior David Perkins gets all of a Carlos Rodon fastball in the second inning, his solo home run proving to be the game-winning hit.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

Duke rocks UVA to claim at least share of ACC men's lacrosse title

Sophomore midfielder Myles Jones scored four goals and added two assists to lead No. 2 Duke to a 17-15 road win over No. 8 Virginia on Friday night at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.  The victory – Duke’s 14th in the last 15 meetings with the Cavaliers – gives the Blue Devils at least a share of the ACC regular season championship.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:26 PM



Having dramatically improved one sport at Duke, David Cutcliffe and some of his football players are lending a hand – and two feet – to another this spring.

Five Duke football players, coming off a season where a school-record 10 wins were recorded on the football field, have joined the track team as sprinters.

This is far from a gimmick to help the guys stay in shape. It’s all part of the plan to make the Blue Devils even better in football while helping Duke’s overall athletic department.

“Coach was telling us how we want to elevate the program and how we are going to compete with elite teams,” Duke running back/sprinter Josh Snead said. “There are some things that are going to change. We are going to have an edge in everything.”

At Cutcliffe’s suggestion, Snead joined the track team along with defensive back DeVon Edwards and wide receivers Issac Blakeney, Ryan Smith and Anthony Nash.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Duke senior QB Brandon Connette to transfer

Duke coach David Cutcliffe announced Thursday that redshirt senior Brandon Connette wishes to transfer to a school closer to his Corona, Calif., home so he can be close to his mother, Nancy, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last December.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

His mother ailing, Duke QB Connette eyes transfer closer to LA

Duke quarterback Brandon Connette is exploring a transfer to a school on the West Coast to be closer to his ailing mother, sources close to Connette said Wednesday night.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Duke jumps out to big early lead, routs visiting N.C. Central

Duke scored eight runs over the first three innings and never looked back en route to a 9-1 victory over crosstown foe N.C. Central Tuesday at Jack Coombs Field.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Carrawell joins Marquette staff

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Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:46 PM

Georgia Tech puts Duke away early in ACC showdown

Georgia Tech pitchers Devin Stanton and Dusty Isaacs limited the Blue Devils to one run on seven hits to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 5-1 victory over the Duke baseball team Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

No. 5 BC women topple No. 7 Duke on road in ACC lacrosse

The seventh-ranked Duke women’s lacrosse team stayed on pace with fifth-ranked Boston College in a high-scoring first half, but ultimately suffered a 13-11 setback to the Eagles Saturday in ACC action at Koskinen Stadium.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

No. 3 Duke men rout No. 7 Notre Dame in ACC men's lacrosse

Duke senior attackman Jordan Wolf tallied four goals and three assists and sophomore Deemer Class added five goals and two assists to lead the No. 3 Blue Devils to a 15-7 win over seventh-ranked Notre Dame in ACC lacrosse action this afternoon at a packed Arlotta Stadium.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Joanne P. McCallie's take on NCAA women's Final Four

Duke women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie takes a look at the games in the women’s Final Four which will be played Sunday, April 6 in Nashville, Tenn. Her Blue Devils played Connecticut, Notre Dame and Maryland this year.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Georgia Tech rallies to take Game 1 from Duke

The Blue Devils put up four runs in the third but could not hold off Georgia Tech in the end as the Duke baseball team fell 7-4 Friday night in the series opener at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Durham Academy alum Mollie Pathman of Duke signs pro pact

The Boston Breakers on Thursday announced the signing of former Duke and Durham Academy forward Mollie Pathman for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Okafor leads McDonald's West boys past East

Duke signeeJahlil Okafor scored 17 points and added seven rebounds as the West defeated the East 105-102 in the boys' McDonald's All-American basketball game Wednesday night

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

Future Irish star Turner leads West in McDonald's girls' game

Brianna Turner came up with the big shot and a big stop when her team needed it. The Notre Dame-bound star hit a jumper with 53 seconds left to lift the West to a 80-78 victory over the East on Wednesday night in the 13th annual McDonald’s All-America girls basketball game.