The national award Duke punter Will Monday picked up Wednesday is another example of how well the No. 19 Blue Devils are playing on special teams.
It’s called the transitive property of inequality, a fancy way of saying that if A is greater than B, and B is greater than C, then A must be greater than C. Works in math. Not in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division.
Around Duke football, Tuesdays are known as the days you leave everything on the practice field. This week, though, the No. 19 Blue Devils are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their preparation for an ACC game with Virginia Tech this Saturday (noon, ESPNU).
Pacing practice, special teams advantages, winning close games.
NCAA allows both Braxton Deaver and Kelby Brown, each out with knee injuries, to return next season as sixth-year seniors.
One week after Duke won despite its defense showing unforeseen vulnerability, the Blue Devils defenders have returned to their stingy selves.
On the heels of a 51-48 double-overtime win at Pittsburgh, when Duke allowed 594 yards on Nov. 1, the Blue Devils limited Syracuse to a mere 224 yards in a 27-10 Duke win on Saturday.
Duke puts away exhibition foe Central Missouri 87-47 with winning display of ball movement and unselfish play to offset uncharacteristically cold shooting from the outside early.
Say this for Duke star Jamison Crowder. He listens well to his coaches.
With Syracuse pinned at its own goal line and getting ready to punt early in the fourth quarter of a tie game, Duke’s coaches advised Crowder to be aggressive on the return.
He was, racing 52 yards for the touchdown that gave Duke the lead for good, and the No. 22 Blue Devils rallied past the Orange 27-10 on Saturday.
“Fortunately, we were able to get that spark in the fourth quarter,” Crowder said. “It came late, but we were able to take the lead and get the win.”
Crowder’s return gave Duke a 17-10 lead with 12:45 to play and was a devastating turn for the inspired Orange, who had played the Blue Devils even for three quarters.
Anthony Boone threw two touchdown passes to Issac Blakeney, including a 54-yarder midway through the fourth quarter that he had to wrestle away from a defender, and Ross Martin kicked two field goals for Duke (8-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Blue Devils will play Thursday night game at Tulane on ESPN network next Sept. 3
Ryan Smith, a sophomore wide receiver and special teams player, will be in a Duke uniform when the Blue Devils play at Syracuse, where his father DeAndre is the Orange running backs coach, at the Carrier Dome Saturday, Nov. 8 (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas).
Top-ranked UNC was awarded a penalty shot after a rare video review in overtime and Tar Heel Nina Notman made it count, lifting UNC to a 2-1 field hockey win over No. 7 Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship tournament Thursday.
Duke received some good news and bad news regarding injuries to its defensive secondary on Thursday. The Blue Devils will have sophomore safety Deondre Singleton on the trip and available to play but freshman cornerback Alonzo Saxton will not be traveling to Syracuse where Duke meets the Orange on Saturday (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas).
Duke stops N.C. State 3-2 in double overtime in ACC Tournament men's soccer opener at Koskinen Stadium Wednesday night.
Mike Krzyzewski made it clear on Wednesday — if you want to see Jahlil Okafor playing in a Duke uniform, you’d better do it this season. Already named college basketball’s preseason player of the year by CBS Sports and a first-team All-American by the Associated Press, the 6-11 Okafor is destined to be a one-and-done player for the Blue Devils, Krzyzewski said.
The three-day ACC Championships for field hockey begin Thursday, Nov. 6, at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium on East Campus. Quarterfinal action Thursday includes No. 5 seed Louisville vs. No. 4 Wake Forest at 11 a.m., No. 7 Duke vs. No. 2 UNC at 1:30 p.m. and No. 6 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Boston College at 4 p.m.