Duke has risen to the top of its Atlantic Coast Conference division thanks largely to its ability to play mistake-free football. The No. 22 Blue Devils rank among the league’s best at avoiding penalties, sacks and turnovers. They also haven’t missed a field goal and rank in the top half of the league in punting statistics.
Krzyzewski said freshman center from Chicago won't be at Duke long
No matter which of the many different zone defenses Livingstone employed on Tuesday night, No. 4 Duke showed its myriad of offensive options in its exhibition opener. The Blue Devils had seven players score in double-figures, with freshman Justise Winslow leading the way with 19 points, in a 115-58 win over Division II Livingstone at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe faced a moment of truth during Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh. How he responded says as much about this year’s team as how far the Blue Devils program has progressed during his seven seasons on the job.
During speech in Washington, Krzyzewski said being open about not wanting soliders on the ground in battle is a flawed approach.
The Blue Devils open their exhibition season against Livingstone in Cameron Indoor Stadium today.
Duke center Jahlil Okafor becomes the third player in the last five years to be named an Associated Press preseason All-American before playing his first college game.
Duke saw its star players take control early as the No. 7-ranked Blue Devils overwhelmed yet another exhibition opponent.
With guard Becca Greenwell scoring 31 points and center Elizabeth Williams adding 23 points with 18 rebounds, Duke dominated Division II Armstrong State 100-45 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Notes on Duke's defense, the logistical nightmare looming Nov. 15 on campus involving men's basketball, injury updates and a look at the Coastal Division race
After slow start to season, All-ACC receiver turns in big day in Duke win at Pittsburgh
Duke fans got a peek behind the curtain Saturday morning as the No. 4 Blue Devils held an open practice at Cameron Indoor Stadium to showcase seven returning lettermen and the top-ranked freshman recruiting class in the country. “We haven’t done this very often, and we’ll probably do this every year from now on,” Coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the rare open practice, which featured a community autograph session with the players before the 90-minute practice.
Even though Duke lost its first-ever ACC football game against Pittsburgh last season, few can forget that 58-55 decision because of the gluttony of offense on display.
Redshirt freshman drills six 3-pointers, scores 24 points as No. 7 Blue Devils roll to easy win in warm up.
Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor voted top newcomer, joins Player of the Year favorite Marcus Paige of UNC on preseason all-ACC team ... UVA gets no respect ... N.C. State learning to live without 2014 player of the year T.J. Warren of Durham.
The losses of long-time aides Chris Collins and Steve Wojiechowski haven't derailed the Blue Devils, who'll bid for an ACC title under 35-year veteran coach Mike Krzyzewski and the enthusiasm of aides Chris Capel, Nate James and Jon Scheyer, players say.