Sports: Duke

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Duke football loses all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown for season

What had been feared initially became a harsh reality Tuesday morning when Kelby Brown told his Duke teammates he wouldn’t be playing with them this season. An all-ACC linebacker and one of Duke’s vocal leaders, Brown suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a scrimmage Monday at Brooks Practice Facility.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Blue Devils' Brown out for season

As feared, Duke will not have all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown this season after he suffered a torn ligament in his left knee during Monday’s scrimmage.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 07:26 AM

Duke scrimmage notes

In addition to linebacker Kelby Brown's knee injury, Cutcliffe not thrilled with Blue Devils effort or overall play of Duke offense

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

Duke's Brown suffers knee injury

All-ACC linebacker goes down during season's first scrimmage.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

Duke seeks new right tackle

After four years of Perry Simmons, the Blue Devils are using camp to find starter at the right end of their offensive line.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Cutcliffe wants Blue Devils getting after it in scrimmage

Duke tight end Braxton Deaver is back with the Blue Devils.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Duke rookie PG Jones: ‘Never a rivalry’ with senior Cook

Tyus Jones doesn’t view the point guard position at Duke as a competition. More like a collaboration. Once the season gets started in a few months, Jones could beat out senior Quinn Cook for the starting position, but the freshman says he’s not working against him.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15 has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Veteran backs expected to carry Duke run game

Duke’s balanced running game saw three players attempt at least 100 carries each last season. Two of those three players are no longer with the Blue Devils. That leaves redshirt senior Josh Snead as the most experienced running back of the group with junior Shaquille Powell also in the mix.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Thursday vote would let power conferences set their own rules

The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday, Aug. 7, on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. The autonomy proposal is expected to pass. Here’s what you need to know about it:

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Duke's Boutier, Cangrejo advance at U.S. Amateur

Two NCAA champion Blue Devils qualify for match play

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Issac Blakeney looking to break out of inconsistent past

Issac Blakeney is a big, fast receiver entering his senior season for the Blue Devils. He, his teammates and Duke’s coaches are confident he can make plays like Kelvin Benjamin did for Florida State and Mike Evans did for Texas A&M against the Blue Devils before moving on to the NFL.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

ACC 2014: Conference earns respect, now looks ahead

The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference. Among them: A national championship trophy, a Heisman Trophy, and a measure of respect.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Ex-Blue Devils Irving, Plumlee survive Team USA cut to 16

Versatility on the perimeter and in the post have former Duke players Mason Plumlee and Kyrie Irving still in the mix to make USA Basketball’s roster for this month’s FIBA World Cup. USA Basketball general manager Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski trimmed their training camp roster from 20 to 16 players on Tuesday, with former Duke teammates Irving and Plumlee making the cut.