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Here is a great video of Jabari Parker paying a visit to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin right before the holidays. Jabari is one of [...]…
26 November 2014 | 4:01 pm

Adam gives this thoughts on the Duke-Stanford Coaches vs. Cancer game. Podcast was recorded on 11/24/14. Sorry for the late release. I noticed some errors I made: *When mentioning my potential top 5 NBA prospects, I totally forgot my guy Emmanuel Mudiay, who is the one player I think could take the…
26 November 2014 | 2:22 pm

It was a pretty compelling win to say the least. Duke women blew by Buffalo, 88-54, behind a strong game from freshman Sierra Calhoun, who had 21 points. Duke put eight players in double figures. If you shop Amazon, please start here and help DBR Available now! Drop us a line The Blue Dev…
26 November 2014 | 8:15 am

Miami's rise continues, while Pitt and Florida State have issues. Everyone won Tuesday night except for Virginia Tech, as the Hokies fell to Northern Iowa by 19. Wednesday's ACC Action Teams Times TV TBA vs. Pitt 12:00 ESPNN Butler vs. UNC 12:00 ESPN2 TBA vs. Virginia Tech 12:00 CBSSN Furman @ Duk…
26 November 2014 | 8:11 am

It looks like a mismatch, but we remember Vermont, and we're sure that's not forgotten around Cameron either. Like a lot of Duke fans, we expect, we don't know a lot about Furman. If you shop Amazon, please start here and help DBR Available now! Drop us a line We didn't know that it is in…
26 November 2014 | 8:07 am

There's a fresh coat of paint and new carpet in the visitor's locker room at Duke. All signs of Carolina blue spray paint are gone.
25 November 2014 | 11:37 pm

  Nike recently released  two new limited Air Force 1 color ways in honor of Kyrie Irving. Kyrie’s signature and “K” design are on the [...]…
25 November 2014 | 9:49 pm

Three Blue Devils Named to USBWA Watchlists Courtesy  Duke Sports Information Monday, November 24, 2014   St. Louis, Mo. — U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced the organization’s early-season Watch List for men’s national player and freshman of the year i…
25 November 2014 | 4:59 pm

Okafor Named ACC Freshman of the Week Courtesy Duke Sports Information Monday, November 24, 2014   Photo courtesy of Duke Photography   DURHAM, N.C. – Duke center Jahlil Okafor was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week, while Miami’s Angel Rod…
25 November 2014 | 4:57 pm

Roundball Notebook: Early-Season Honors Courtesy Duke Sports Information Monday, November 24, 2014   Photo courtesy of US Presswire   With the Duke men’s basketball season now in full swing, the Blue Devils are starting to catch their stride. In addition to posting strong t…
25 November 2014 | 4:47 pm

Congrats to Jahlil Okafor for being selected as the ACC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. Jahlil averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, [...]…
25 November 2014 | 3:29 pm

He's going to be a high pick, likely first, but would a team really tank to get him? Given what he's done so far, it's no surprise that Jahlil Okafor has a lock on the ACC Freshman of the Week: Okafor won it again after averaging 14.3 ppg, 8.3 boards, nearly two blocks and 1.3 spg. If you…
25 November 2014 | 7:15 am

Tonight, Ro Shiell & Bermuda Bob talk about this past weekend’s games against Temple and Stanford in the “Coaches vs Cancer Classic” in Brooklyn and what we learned … Here we go: Query #1: Both the Temple and the Stanford games proved to be very different games for Jahli…
25 November 2014 | 5:30 am

When Grayson Allen committed to Duke more than 18 months ago, he was the first piece of what would become the No. 1 recruiting class for 2014. Now, he seems more like the afterthought of that stellar group of prospects. Despite being rated as the 25th-best player in his class, Allen isn't getting pl…
25 November 2014 | 5:14 am

This is designed for those who are nerds like me and re-watch Duke games, wanting to understand plays and players at more than a surface level. (More than just good/bad) This is why I put the time of the game that each of my comments occur. I try to make the time of when the play starts. Positives:…
25 November 2014 | 12:51 am

We believe that there are many folks who are doing a great job of reporting right after the games, so we thought it better to sleep on the games and give our insight after some further consideration. Today, Bermuda Bob shares his thoughts after a week that saw Duke win against Michigan State, Temple…
24 November 2014 | 4:52 am

Rebecca Greenwell had 22 points with 12 rebounds and fellow freshman Azura Stevens added 18 and 10 to help No. 7 Duke beat Marquette 83-51 on Sunday.
23 November 2014 | 10:29 pm

The thing that Duke was missing last year was a true rim protector on defense and a low-post scorer on offense. Jahlil Okafor has brought both of those things to the table, and he's made Duke a much more complete team than a year ago. But what stuck out in two days in Brooklyn at the Coaches vs. Can…
23 November 2014 | 6:46 am

Johnny Dawkins walked over to Mike Krzyzewski and gave his former coach and mentor a hug after No. 4 Duke beat his Stanford team in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
23 November 2014 | 6:20 am

Duke emerges as the Champions of the Coaches Versus Cancer classic by defeating a tough and gritty Stanford team coached by Johnny Dawkins. Duke would win the game by 11 but seemingly controlled the game from the tip. Stanford would make various runs but never got the lead closer than 8 in the secon…
23 November 2014 | 5:48 am

Game Preview Duke Blue Devils (4-0, 0-0] vs. Stanford Cardinal (3-0, 0-0] Coaches vs. Cancer Classic • Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 9:30 PM • TruTV • Brooklyn, N.Y. • Barclays Center (17,732)   1. Snapshot Duke Duke (4-0) is in Brooklyn to face Stanford (3-0) at the Ba…
22 November 2014 | 9:19 pm

I started writing game previews for the Blog last year. I am interested in getting feedback from readers to see if they find them useful or not. Please take 5 seconds to reply to this post with a “Y” or “N”. Additional comments welcome as well. Thanks for your assistance &…
22 November 2014 | 6:46 pm

The Duke Blue Devils won by 20 against a scrappy Temple Owl teams but it won ugly. Duke did not shoot the ball well against the owls, shooting 39% for the game and 30.4% from 3 point range. Duke would have to find other ways to put away the Owls and defensively the Devils stepped up to the tune of .
22 November 2014 | 6:24 am

Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little.
22 November 2014 | 5:34 am

For Duke, at least the 45-20 pounding from North Carolina on Thursday wasn't nearly as agonizing as the tense 17-16 loss to Virginia Tech a few days earlier in Wade Stadium.
22 November 2014 | 12:20 am

North Carolina took things from No. 25 Duke all night: The ball. The momentum. And, finally, the Victory Bell.
22 November 2014 | 12:20 am

Game Preview Duke Blue Devils (3-0, 0-0] vs. Temple Owls (2-0, 0-0] Coaches vs. Cancer Classic • Friday, November 21, 2014 • 9:30 PM • TruTV • Brooklyn, N.Y. • Barclays Center (17,732)   Snapshot Duke Duke (3-0) travels to Brooklyn to face Temple (2-0) at the Barclays C…
21 November 2014 | 7:42 pm

Note: To gauge relative team strength, we are using current Kenpom ratings. Charleston Classic: Fresh off Monday’s big upset over Florida, Jim Larrañaga‘s squad is looking to make some more noise in the Gildan Charleston Classic. On Thursday afternoon, Miami (#40) …
21 November 2014 | 2:01 pm

Tonight, Rowan Shiell and Bermuda Bob talk about what we learned from the Michigan State game, as we look forward to the “Coaches vs Cancer Classic” in Brooklyn over the weekend … Here we go: QUERY #1:              &…
21 November 2014 | 10:40 am

Elizabeth Williams had a memorable homecoming and Ka'lia Johnson had a night she won't soon forget for No. 7 Duke.
21 November 2014 | 6:36 am

If the college basketball season is just a glorified practice run for the NCAA tournament in March, the Duke Blue Devils will pick up some valuable March Madness-style experience on Friday and Saturday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. After handling Michigan State on Tuesday night in Indianapolis,…
20 November 2014 | 4:58 pm

All those things No. 25 Duke had done right this season went wrong in its last game.
20 November 2014 | 4:42 pm

Today’s Guest Contributor is Curtis Clontz Duke does not rebuild, they reload.  Each year new faces lace up the “kicks” and prepare to make another run at a title.  This strength also results in a weakness.  An inevitable lack of experience and a constant learning cu…
19 November 2014 | 11:17 pm

Other than the clear improvements in size and depth, the most impressive part of Duke's 81-71 basketball win over Michigan State on Tuesday was youthful poise.
19 November 2014 | 6:34 pm

College basketball reentered the national consciousness on Tuesday night as familiar blue-bloods Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State squared off in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. Let’s examine, assess and grade a few of the event’s most interesting themes and outcomes. Kent…
19 November 2014 | 6:01 pm

Here's a little-known fact about Duke's roster: It isn't just made of freshmen. And in case you're apt to forget this, Quinn Cook plans on providing plenty of reminders—usually with a big three-pointer, a key play to thwart an opponent's rally or some words of wisdom to his younger teammates.
19 November 2014 | 5:05 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 60 NBA scouts and executives flocked to Bankers Life Arena on Tuesday to get their first in-person look at Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor, the projected No. 1 pick in next summer’s NBA draft. By the time the Blue Devils’ 81-71 victory over Michigan State was c…
19 November 2014 | 6:30 am

19 November 2014 | 5:48 am

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo believes his team will get better in time.
19 November 2014 | 4:01 am

Tommy Lemoine (@hoopthink) is in Indianapolis for the Champions Classic games tonight. Three Key Takeaways: Duke big man Jahlil Okafor played big on Tuesday night. (247sports.com) Duke freshmen are as good as advertised. As good as the Blue Devil freshmen were against Presbyterian and Fairfield, th…
19 November 2014 | 3:23 am

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings and Mississippi State is still in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide.
19 November 2014 | 12:53 am

18 November 2014 | 5:15 pm

Duke has been very impressive so far this season, winning handily over Presbyterian on Friday and stomping Fairfield on Saturday. Both of those games were played in the cozy confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium, but before the Blue Devils face their first stiff challenge of the young season …
18 November 2014 | 3:31 pm

ESPN’s Dana O’Neil wrote a fantastic article on freshman Jahlil Okafor. The piece is centered on the hardship of losing his mother at a young [...]…
12 November 2014 | 8:58 pm

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business earned the top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek‘s ranking of full-time MBA programs. Fuqua had been ranked 6th prior to the [...]…
12 November 2014 | 8:41 pm

Second year NBA player Mason Plumlee showed Rookie Aaron Gordon what happens when you are late on your rotations. Check out this dunk from Brooklyn’s [...]…
10 November 2014 | 3:19 pm

  Duke men’s basketball was one of 15 Duke teams to achieve a 100 percent Graduation Success Rate. The GSR is based on student-athletes who [...]…
4 November 2014 | 7:38 pm

Over the weekend, Jabari dressed up as a Blues Brother and surprised trick-or-treaters in Milwaukee.
3 November 2014 | 3:14 pm

  Duke alumni are still going strong in the NBA. Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, and Andre Dawkins will make their NBA debuts tonight and become [...]…
29 October 2014 | 8:17 pm

Duke basketball recently made some upgrades. The old players’ lounge was repurposed into a nutrition room, and a second lounge area and the K Center [...]…
27 October 2014 | 7:56 pm