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Ah Duke, You Shouldn't Have

About a week before Christmas, Duke gave all its fans a wonderful present.  An absolute destruction of Xavier, who at the time was viewed as one of the best teams in the country.  That first half, was some of the best basketball I have seen in a long time.  As ...

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Warm-up Game Goes As Planned

Duke was supposed to beat UNC-Asheville.  There was no doubt about it.  But the purpose of this game was to see how the Blue Devils would come out after a their first loss of the season.  The big story of the game was that Coach K held back his usual ...

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Duke Fell Into The Trap

In my post yesterday, I talked about how Duke was going into a trap game against Michigan.  My fears were realized this afternoon as Duke was outworked by a tough Michigan team.  No disrespect against Michigan, but Duke really shot themselves out of this game.  They gave it away.  Throughout ...

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Watch Out For The Trap

I fancy myself a betting man.  Especially when it comes to sports.  And as anyone who bets on sports knows, that you need to always be aware of the dreaded trap game. The upcoming game between Duke and Michigan smells a little funny. *Duke is coming off a big win ...

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Busy Week Ends On High Note

Duke started the 4 games in 7 days marathon with a tough fought victory over Rhode Island last Sunday.  Mixed in between there was a tournament championship.  They end it all with a nice Sunday afternoon victory that leaves them at 6-0. Afternoon a quick turnaround from New York, Duke ...

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2nd Game Showed Much Improvement

Many people were disappointed with Duke’s first game.  The one’s that felt that way the most were the players themselves.  Everyone on the team knew that they hadn’t played up to their ability.  Something must of happened, because Duke came out and gave a unbelievable performance against Georgia Southern.  Besides ...

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Duke Blue Devils Season Preview

It has been a long time since I was able to set the DVR to record a Duke game.  But finally tomorrow, I will get that chance once again.  Tomorrow Duke will kick off their 2008-2009 campaign against Presbyterian in the first round of the Coaches vs Cancer Classic. After ...

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John Wall Video

As most of you know, John Wall is now on Duke’s recruiting radar. Here’s a video displaying his athletic ability. From the looks of it, he can probably play three positions for Duke. Even if it’s just for a couple of years, he would make a real impact on our ...

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Jim Calhoun can't keep the convicts away

As a Duke fan, I can’t stand to see UCONN succeed, and I dislike Jim Calhoun as much as any coach in college basketball.  Some of the best ammunition for making fun of the team from Storrs, has been at Calhoun’s ability to recruit pure pieces of crap.  It started ...

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CBS Sportsline's Tournament Poll is a joke

Maybe I should blame the fans because they did the voting.  However, CBS sports has always been a favorite whipping boy of mine for years.  For the past couple of weeks CBS Sportsline has had a tournament for the greatest tournament teams in history.  The All-Duke team lost out to ...

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Suites In Cameron – Big Mistake

2008 recruiting is in the bag.  2009 recruiting won’t pick back up till late summer.  Even though these are slow times in Duke nation, the message boards are still hoping because of a news story that came out this week. Duke University is considering changing a big part of the ...

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Dawkins Spreading His Wings

All Duke fans knew that eventually a team would be able to convince one of the assistant coaches to leave the friendly confines of Durham.  The most likely candidate to succeed Coach K, is going to leave his own mark.  Ex-Duke star and current assistant coach, Johnny Dawkins, will be ...

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Thoughts on the game tonight

As Duke fans continue to smile from ear to ear over the Carolina loss, we seem to forget the exciting game tonight.  Most years after Duke is eliminated from the tournament, or I don’t have anyone to root against (Carolina, I’m looking at you), I just check the internet to ...

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McDonalds Game Thoughts

Well you can’t come up with a lot of assumptions from any all star game. Especially the McDonald’s All-American Game. However, while watching it tonight it confirmed what I have been thinking all year. That the 2008 high school class is the weakest it has been in a long time. ...

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"Upset For the Ages" Spoiled

It was a few bounces away from being the biggest blow to the Duke empire in recent memory. Forget last year, a loss to a number 15 seed would have been the defining moment in a downfall of the “Royal Empire” we call Duke. Belmont not only got all the ...

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Duke Tourney Expectations

If I was writing this a little over a month ago, then I might be talking about a final four possibly a championship.  However, Duke’s play to close out the regular season has changed the expectations of Duke fans.  As far as the media goes, many are predicting a second ...

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