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Duke Report Unique March Madness Office Pool Challenge

I decided to try the Unique March Madness Office Pool with some of the staff at Duke Report as well as open it up to 12 followers who responded by Twitter. How does this unique office pool work?  You can find the rules in my article at this link: http://dukereport.com/ncaa/unique-march-madness-office-pool/fhodges/ ...

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2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown

It’s finally time for the 2014 NCAA Tournament! After an incredibly eventful and unpredictable regular season, we’ve reached the true madness of March and one of the exciting sports weeks of the year. With the official announcement and release of the tournament field, people can vigorously begin studying and filling ...

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Fanatic, The Social Sports App

Here’s a pretty interesting App for your phone or tablet, it’s called Fanatic. It can be put to good use next week with the start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The social sports app allows Duke fans and alumni to find the best places to watch their team and share every ...

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Unique March Madness Office Pool

It’s that time of year again that friends and coworkers all across the country are getting together to fill out brackets for March Madness.  I am one of those guys that watches the selections shows, surfs ESPN for their advice, and buys  two different newspapers to read before filling out ...

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My March Madness Billion Dollar Sob Story

I’m sure by now everyone has heard about Warren Buffet backing the Quicken Loans billion dollar bracket contest for whoever picks the perfect bracket in the March Madness tournament. In previous articles I’ve discussed what I’d buy if I had $120,000, so I’m not going to make a list here ...

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The Top 5 Women Who Could Coach Men’s Basketball

Title IX has been around since 1972 and has been tremendously helpful with getting more females involved in college basketball. Currently, women make up more than 60% of the head coaches in women’s college basketball. With that said, will we ever see a female head coach in men’s college basketball? ...

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Mayor’s Court: Let the March Madness Begin

It’s that time of year, what we as basketball fans live and die for March Madness. When College hoops will reach it’s boiling point. Where someone’s dream is fulfilled, and where hearts are broken. Where Dawg’s and Cats bite and scratch, Birds and Fish will soar or crash, sink or ...

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Which Games to Watch?

For those who are in full March Madness mode, you need to check out http://www.thuuz.com/basketball/ncaa/overview/. The site provides simple, timely alerts about great games via email or text message. They even provide a "Heat Index" on current and upcoming games. Once March Madness is done, you can also use their ...

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Memphis Crying, Kentucky Sweating

Like most college basketball/Duke basketball fans, I was not surprised to wake up to the news that the Memphis basketball team is under investigation for infractions during their Final Four season. You remember that fantastic team that coach John Calipari had, with freshmen star Derrick Rose and other great athletes.  ...

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Thoughts On "Johnny Drama"

No, not the lovable brother of Vincent Chase.  John Wall, the recruit who actually made ESPN start follow recruiting, unfortunately. Now that Duke fans have moved on for what captivated us for two months, and ran the risk of keeping us guessing for a few more, you have to wonder ...

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NCAA Finally Gets Something Right

With everything going on in the sports world and especially recruiting, you might have missed what is a huge story in the college basketball world. The NCAA announced that next year the deadline for college players to withdraw from the draft would be moved from mid-June to May 8th. I ...

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Must Win WEEK For Duke

Two games.  Four days.  After all the struggles Duke has been experiencing lately, the season is not over.  Most fans seem like they want to crawl in a hole and just get it over with.  But Duke must continue to play, and play well if they want to turn this ...

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Duke Holds Off Pesky Curry

At the beginning of the second half, Duke was on its way to a blow out victory against Davidson.  Steph Curry had been held in check, and the offense was on a roll.  Then Duke forgot that 10 minutes left is not the same as 0 minutes left.  Duke let ...

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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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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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