Sports: Duke

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Duke football looks ahead to refurbished Wallace Wade

On Wednesday, four days after Duke’s Board of Trustees gave final approval to the project, Duke unveiled detailed plans for the renovated, dramatically improved Wallace Wade Stadium which will be done by 2016.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Ex-Duke all-America Ed Koffenberger dies

Former Duke basketball and lacrosse standout Ed Koffenberger has died at 88. Koffenberger had been battling leukemia and was undergoing a second round of chemotherapy when his health rapidly declined. Koffenberger began his collegiate career as North Carolina.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Fanfare-Colleges: A look at Tuesday's sports news in brief

Duke's Tomlinson honored for off-field work ... Andre Dawkins signs with NBA's Heat ... Ex-Tar Heels Draughn, Reddick activated by San Diego Chargers ... Panthers lose FB Tolbert for at least eight weeks ... UNC's Castleberry named ACC women's soccer Player of the Week ... Clemson center threatened after bad snap at FSU.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

A rough week for Miami, and now Duke looms

A critical game for Miami’s Atlantic Coast Conference hopes is looming, with the Hurricanes (2-2, 0-1 ACC) set to get a visit from reigning Coastal Division champion Duke (4-0, 0-0) on Saturday night. The Blue Devils have 14 wins since the start of last season; only nine other teams have more during that stretch.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Ground game key to both sides in Duke-Miami showdown

Miami played without running back Duke Johnson that November night but Johnson will be in uniform when Blue Devils and Hurricanes meet Saturday night (7:30 p.m., ESPN2) at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Duke AD White addresses Wallace Wade Stadium changes

Duke will launch three projects to enhance 85-year-old Wallace Wade Stadium at the completion of the 2014 football home season, Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Kevin White announced on Wednesday.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

ACC time has arrived for unbeaten Duke

The first one-third of the regular-season football schedule is done and Duke has plenty of reasons to be happy.

To keep the good times rolling after their first 4-0 start since 1994 though, the Blue Devils know they have to do even more as they begin a stretch of eight consecutive ACC games by playing at Miami on Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN2).

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Duke football Morning After

Injury updates on Johnson, Patrick, Duke's winning streak, Martin's records

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Players, coaches: Duke passing game needs tweaking

With the ACC opener at Miami Saturday, Duke (4-0) has work to do in its passing game and the Blue Devils are the first to admit it. “We can throw and catch it better than we are doing,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “We are not consistent with the pure execution of our offense.”

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:29 AM



It’s certainly an indicator of just how far Duke football has progressed that the Blue Devils are off to their best start in 20 years yet lack total comfort in their play.

On a Saturday featuring picture-perfect weather, the Blue Devils won an imperfect game 47-13 over Tulane at Wallace Wade Stadium to keep their record spotless as they enter ACC play.

“I can’t wait. I want to see this tape,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “I’m anxious…This tape is going to tell us a lot about our football team.”

Cutcliffe will have to pick through all the miscues, most but certainly not all from Tulane (1-3), to analyze his team.

Duke (4-0) committed its first two turnovers of the season and was called for a season-high seven penalties. The Blue Devils allowed Tulane to gain 215 rushing yards as five different Green Wave runners logged gains of 10 yards or more.

“We definitely have a lot to work on,” Duke middle linebacker David Helton said, after Tulane ran 95 offensive plays against the Blue Devils. “A lot to work on but at least we pulled it out in the red zone like we usually do.”


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

Unbeaten Duke leans heavily on improving ground game

Freshman running back Shaun Wilson ran for 245 yards on 12 carries against Kansas last weekend, breaking Robert Baldwin’s 20-year-old, single-game rushing record at Duke. But Duke's steadily improving ground attack is not going to see him carry the ball 25 times. Fellow backs Josh Snead, Shaquille Powell and Joseph Ajeigbe will each get their carries, too.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Coach K upbeat after getting a look at his vets, newcomers

What Mike Krzyzewski saw after being away from his Duke team for nearly two months due to his duties as USA Basketball’s head coach left him feeling good about the upcoming Duke season.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Duke’s Castor, UNC’s Ellis named to ACC Legends class

The ACC on Thursday announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte Dec. 6.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Duke injury update: Johnson out, Patrick possible

Starting defensive end Dezmond Johnson is "week to week" but out for Saturday's home game against Tulane. Starting guard Lucas Patrick has chance to play Saturday for 3-0 Blue Devils.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Coach K talks Duke, USA Basketball

Krzyzewski holds 30-minute press conference at Duke after returning from trip to Spain where the U.S. won another gold medal