Sports: Duke

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Expectations lower for Duke women despite post star's return

With all-American guards Chelsea Gray and Alexis Jones no longer with the team — and senior center Elizabeth Williams the lone player back who started more than five games last season — the Blue Devils no longer carry expectations placing them among the nation’s elite.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Duke football no longer defined by 6 wins, bowl bid

Being part of a college football program that hadn’t gone to a bowl game in a generation doesn’t require long-term memory for Duke’s players.

 

 


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Injury updates, a look at the balanced offense and Duke's quest for third consecutive bowl trip


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

FANFARE: Duke women's golf wins at UNC

Tar Heels stay hot in soccer, field hockey; Duke gets wins in volleyball, women's golf and field hockey


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Duke reasserts itself with win over Georgia Tech

 Blue Devils find their offensive footing again to keep Coastal race close


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Duke football Morning After

Following a big win over Georiga Tech, a closer look at Duke's stout defense, improvements in the passing game and some injury updates


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

CHALK UP TECH

DUKE RUNS FOR 3 TDS, ENDS 10-GAME LOSING STREAK TO YELLOW JACKETS

For years, especially since coach Paul Johnson brought his spread option offense to Georgia Tech, Duke came up physically short and, thus, on the wrong end of the score against the Yellow Jackets.

That scenario reversed itself on Saturday and the Blue Devils notched a win that could define their season.

Duke prevailed physically on offense and defense, sporting an effective running game while slowing down Georgia Tech enough to beat the No. 22 Yellow Jackets 31-25 in ACC football at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The Blue Devils (5-1 overall, 1-1 in ACC) had not defeated Georgia Tech in Atlanta since 1994 or anywhere since 2003. The last six years, Duke coach David Cutcliffe absorbed those losses in the annual Coastal Division games.

Duke decided it had had enough and, this time, the Blue Devils did something about it.

“We kept that chip on our shoulder,” Duke safety Deondre Singleton said. “Right before we went out, Coach Cut said, you know, we haven’t won here in so many years. So, it was there.”


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Duke tops No. 22 Georgia Tech

Blue Devils rush for three touchdowns to end 10-game losing streak to Jackets


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

Oddly struggling Duke offense no passing fancy

Heading into a key ACC game at Georgia Tech Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL), the Blue Devils aren’t passing the ball the way Coach David Cutcliffe hoped they would.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Injuries slam Duke D-line as Tech option looms

 A position that is particularly important due to the opponent will be shorthanded for Duke this weekend. The Blue Devils won’t have defensive linemen Jamal Wallace and Dezmond Johnson when they play at No. 22 Georgia Tech on Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL).


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

Runnin' Tech still poses threat to young Duke corners

This weekend, Duke lines up against a Georgia Tech team that has attempted and completed fewer passes than any ACC team this season. That may sound like an easy day for the Blue Devils' starting cornerbacks, sophomores Breon Borders and Bryon Fields, but don't be fooled.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Cutcliffe’s Devils 0-fer against Jackets and don't like it

For all his accomplishments in lifting Duke football to relevance in ACC circles, David Cutcliffe has one box he’s yet to check off. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, an annual opponent for the Blue Devils, have defeated Duke in their last 10 meetings.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 02:57 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Updates on the virus impacting the team, Issac Blakeney and a losing streak that bothers Cutcliffe


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

FANFARE: Caps top Canes in preseason finale

Duke volleyball stays red hot, UNC wins thriller at Clemson


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Virus bedevils Duke as Georgia Tech looms

Duke had bye week to prep for Jackets, but illness is keeping some players on sidelines