Notes and tidbits from Duke's preseason football two-deep depth chart
Second Duke defensive player suffers season-ending knee surgery during off-season work
For the last six months, Duke’s Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium has been a field in name only. As bulldozers have rolled along and trucks rumbled in and out of the construction site — part of a major reconstruction of the 86-year-old facility — the focal part of the entire structure was growing nearly 400 miles away in Georgia. On Tuesday, the soon-to-be playing surface lay bare in the center of the horseshoe stadium, surrounded by bleachers and scaffolding. But by Friday afternoon, the last roll of sod — specifically, Latitude 36 Bermuda grass — was being installed, and a field was finally taking shape.
Amid the caution tape and construction, a new sign sits high up in the horseshoe of Wallace Wade Stadium opposite the newly installed video board. It reads, “Brooks Field,” and honors a $13 million gift to the athletics department given by Duke alumnus Steve Brooks and his wife, Eileen, that was announced on Friday.
Sidelined by an injury, Duke's Braxton Deaver still has his eyes on the NFL.
Duke University alumnus Steve Brooks and his wife, Eileen, have committed $13 million to the Duke Athletics Department, President Richard H. Brodhead announced .
The title run for the Bull City Little League all-stars ended Wednesday when Greenville’s North State team beat them 14-0.
Something’s missing in youth sports in Durham, former Duke football player Desmond Scott said.
He said he’ll fill in the blanks.
Here is a quick look at sports in brief.
Jayson Tatum pulled a blue T-shirt out of a bag to announce his college choice Sunday morning, and it gave Duke a headstart on the 2016 recruiting class.
Dwayne Norman has plenty of experience playing defense for Duke’s football team.
Kelby Brown’s injury occurred during a players-only practice that both he and other veteran players led with no coaches in attendance.
There are Olympic medalists and there are medical school students and there are people striving to return to the Olympics.
Abby Johnston lives in the intersection of that Venn Diagram of high achievers.
Kelby Brown has hit a hurdle in his injury-filled Duke football career that he can’t clear.
The All-ACC linebacker suffered his fourth torn anterior cruciate ligament last week, sources confirmed on Tuesday. The latest injury brings an end to his football career.
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Lauren Blazing was added to the women’s national team roster that will represent the United States at this month’s Pan American Games.