Sports: Duke

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Duke punt, kick, return teams among nation’s elite

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.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

ACC Coastal race may get messier before ending

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.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

EASY DOES IT: Duke coaches lighten up on practice regimen

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).


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Pacing practice, special teams advantages, winning close games.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Duke's Brown, Deaver granted '15 eligibility

NCAA allows both Braxton Deaver and Kelby Brown, each out with knee injuries, to return next season as sixth-year seniors.

Nov. 09, 2014 @ 06:27 PM

Duke defense strong again as Blue Devils rise to No. 19

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.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

New-look Duke unselfish bunch of Devils

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.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

RIDING HIGH: Crowder return, Blakeney TD lift Duke by 'Cuse

 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).

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Duke football gets prime-time start in '15

Blue Devils will play Thursday night game at Tulane on ESPN network next Sept. 3

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

Family ties bind Blue Devil and his Syracuse coach dad

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).

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

ACC field hockey: No. 1 UNC ousts No. 7 Duke in quarters

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.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Duke secondary loses Saxton, gets Singleton back for 'Cuse

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).

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 11:34 PM

Duke men's soccer wins 2OT thriller over Pack in ACC opener

Duke stops N.C. State 3-2 in double overtime in ACC Tournament men's soccer opener at Koskinen Stadium Wednesday night.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Coach K: It's one-and-done for Okafor

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.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Field hockey: ACC Championships Thursday-Sunday at Duke

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.