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Adam reacts to Duke’s grimy win against Connecticut. Enjoy! *I forgot to mention a couple of interesting thoughts I have on Jahlil Okafor (started to react to game more quickly vs. Elon, which transferred to UCONN), Rasheed Sulaimon (still thinking about Elon technical?), and Amile Jefferson (…
19 December 2014 | 7:31 pm

Kentucky and Duke's basketball teams look so dominant at this point in the season that's only natural to envision the two monolithic programs meeting for the national championship on April 6 in Indianapolis.
19 December 2014 | 6:22 pm

A couple of takeaways from last night: Tyus Jones & Amile Jefferson will always find ways to impact the game. Tyus may not always be on with his shot but what he does do is force the issue, Jones was 9-10 from the free throw line. That is a huge stat and shows that with the ball in his hands ...
19 December 2014 | 3:40 pm

Jahlil Okafor didn’t destroy UConn Thursday night. He picked them apart. Duke’s lottery-bound freshman had a night that would bring a single joyous tear to Phil Jackson’s eye, dropping 12 points and snagging eight rebounds in a 66-56 win over the Huskies at the IZOD Center. It was…
19 December 2014 | 3:35 pm

Virginia looks set for another big year. Exams and holidays grind the season to a temporary halt for most teams, or at best a reboot. Do your Amazon Christmas shopping here and help DBR Available now! Drop us a line In the only other ACC game Thursday other than Duke's defeat of UConn, Vir…
19 December 2014 | 7:16 am

Jerian Grant may become the second Grant to lead the ACC in scoring. The ACC had 50 different scoring leaders in its first 61 seasons. Only two pairs had the same last name. A third set, related to one another, could join that elite group, assuming the league's current leader holds on to the top sp…
19 December 2014 | 6:31 am

Brian Otskey filed this report from the Duke-Connecticut game at the Izod Center on Thursday night. Three Key Takeaways. Duke and Connecticut Battled Out in an Ugly Game in New Jersey Tonight (USA Today Images) Duke found a different way to win. On a night when the shots did not fall at a…
19 December 2014 | 6:15 am

Nothing came easily for either team on Thursday night in New Jersey as No. 2 Duke escaped with a 66-56 win over a Connecticut team that now has four losses on the season. At the half, this was anyone's game. Moreover, several times late in the second half, Connecticut fought back to within six point…
19 December 2014 | 5:04 am

Two possessions into the second half, Mike Krzyzewski had seen more than enough from his young and talented Duke team and let them know it in forceful terms that any young man would understand.
19 December 2014 | 4:38 am

Let the headlines from Duke’s 10-point victory over Connecticut talk about Jahlil Okafor’s double-double or Tyus Jones’ 21 points. The real X-factor in the win—and the season as a whole—for Duke was Amile Jefferson. Jefferson finished with 11 points, 13 rebounds, two as…
19 December 2014 | 4:28 am

Duke grits out a tough game against UCONN and gets the win 66-56. Duke played a very hungry and pesky UCONN team lead by Ryan Boatright who scored 22 of this teams 56 points. Boatright was also responsible for 4 steals and kept Duke off-balance on both ends of the floor. Duke turned the ball over 19…
19 December 2014 | 4:00 am

Devils win over a gutty UConn team in what we used to call the Meadowlands. UConn gave Duke a solid game in the Izod Center, pushing the Devils in many ways, before Duke took control of the game and put the Huskies away. Do your Christmas shopping here and help DBR Available now! Drop us a…
19 December 2014 | 3:26 am

Okafor-Jones Tandem Clicking Early Courtesy Duke Sports Information Thu, December 18, 2014 Photo courtesy of Duke Photography Click here to watch the video. DURHAM, N.C. – Much of Duke’s success this season can be attributed to the strong play of two newcomers, freshmen Tyus Jo…
18 December 2014 | 10:34 pm

Game Preview Duke Blue Devils (9-0, 0-0] vs. University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies (4-3, 0-0] Thursday, December 18. 2014 • 8:00 PM • ESPN • East Rutherford, NJ • Izod Center (19,040) By Randy Dunson 1. Snapshot Duke Duke (9-0) travels to East Rutherford, N.J., to face Connec…
18 December 2014 | 6:25 pm

My apologies but the game preview has been delayed due to technical difficulties. It will be posted ASAP. Thanks for your patience. The post Duke vs. UConn Game Preview appeared first on Duke Blog.
18 December 2014 | 11:22 am

Devils, Huskies tangle in the Meadowlands at 8:00 on ESPN. Next up for Duke is UConn and while the rivalry between these two was white hot when Jim Calhoun ran the Storr, Kevin Ollie hasn't had a chance to stoke those fires as high just yet. Do your Christmas shopping here and help DBR Av…
18 December 2014 | 8:28 am

Hits a career high vs. the Vols, who more or less offered it to him. On Thursday, other than the headliner of Duke and UConn tangling in New Jersey, Virginia hosts Cleveland State. We'd be shocked if Cleveland State pulled off the upset. Thursday Night ACC Action Teams Times TV Cleveland State @ V…
18 December 2014 | 8:23 am

During its recent rise to relevance, Duke has taken care of a bunch of first-in-a-long-time things.
17 December 2014 | 8:41 pm

17 December 2014 | 7:28 pm

After defeating Elon 75-62, Duke is 9-0 on the season and will look to continue the streak Thursday night against Connecticut. Duke has looked dominant at times this season, and the offense was nearly unstoppable in the road win at Wisconsin earlier this month. Unfortunately for Duke, Wisconsin is t…
17 December 2014 | 6:11 pm

There was once a time Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest all cheered for each other. A time during the Big Four Tournament that, when all four won on the same day, the region celebrated as if it were a holiday.
17 December 2014 | 5:56 pm

Mike Krzyzewski has added his third recruit of the 2015 class. He's not another 5-star talent like Chase Jeter or Luke Kennard, but he is the son of one of the best to ever play the game.     According to 247Sports' Adam Rowe, Justin Robinson—the son of former San…
17 December 2014 | 1:19 am

Duke redshirt senior offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson and East Carolina senior wide receiver Justin Hardy were named to the The Associated Press All-America team Tuesday.
16 December 2014 | 9:42 pm

Okafor Has 25 Points & 20 Rebounds in Win Over Elon Courtesy Associated Press Mon, December 15, 2014 [A few Takeaways from the Duke – Elon game] STAT LINE Before Okafor’s big night, only three Duke freshmen had grabbed 17 rebounds in a game, and Shelden Williams in 2003 was…
16 December 2014 | 6:16 pm

Duke hadn’t played in 11 days before their match up against Elon last night, and I heard a lot of talk about rust after the 75-62 victory. Besides turnovers, though, the stats from the game might not speak to rust as much as expected. Many point to Duke’s shoddy three point percentage, a…
16 December 2014 | 3:04 pm

Jahlil Okafor's best performance came on a night No. 2 Duke was at its worst.
16 December 2014 | 4:22 am

Not too surprisingly Duke came out completely rusty and flat versus Elon but managed to get the win 75-62. Duke was sloppy in all phases of the game, turning the ball over 17 times, shooting under 20% from 3 point range and only 52% from the foul line. Duke did get a herculean and record-setting per…
16 December 2014 | 2:53 am

Following an 11-day layoff, the Duke Blue Devils get back to work on Monday evening, as they play host to the Elon Phoenix in a non-conference matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
15 December 2014 | 7:58 pm

Game Preview Duke Blue Devils (8-0, 0-0] vs. Elon The Phoenix (5-4, 0-0] Monday, December 15. 2014 • 7:00 PM • ESPNU • Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) By Randy Dunson 1. Snapshot Duke Duke (8-0) returns to action after an 11-day hiatus between games to host Elon (5-…
14 December 2014 | 11:02 pm

Sophomore Semi Ojeleye announced Sunday that he will leave Duke and is expected to transfer to another Division I university.
14 December 2014 | 9:48 pm

It is the calm before the storm....   We are half way between the 12 day break Duke Basketball has till their next game vs. Elon on Monday December 15th.  After the Wisconsin win, Duke has jumped to #2 in the polls.  Duke has won 2 of my...  Top 10 Duke Basketball Games lis…
10 December 2014 | 1:16 am

Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot.
9 December 2014 | 12:11 am

After guiding the Blue Devils to a second consecutive nine-win season and a third consecutive bowl game, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was named the American Football Coaches Association FBS Region 1 Coach of the Year Monday.
8 December 2014 | 9:27 pm

With the game on the line, No. 1 South Carolina put the ball in the hands of its preseason All-American.
8 December 2014 | 3:18 am

Duke and Arizona State will play for the first time when they meet in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.
8 December 2014 | 2:27 am

Matt and Semi both turned 20 on Friday.  A busy exam period did not stop captain Amile Jefferson from securing personalized birthday cakes for his [...]…
6 December 2014 | 8:17 pm

Congrats to Jabari Parker, who was named NBA Rookie of the Month for November. Jabari helped the Bucks to a 10-8 record and averaged 11.9 [...]…
5 December 2014 | 3:44 pm

With the announcement of the ‘KYRIE 1′, Kyrie Irving became the first player in the last six years to receive a signature shoe from Nike. [...]…
5 December 2014 | 3:31 pm

So it turns out Duke is pretty good against ranked teams over the course of the last decade.  …
5 December 2014 | 3:17 pm

Duke senior linebacker David Helton was named the recipient of the 2014 Jim Tatum Award as the Atlantic Coast Conference's top senior football scholar-athlete, the league announced Thursday.
4 December 2014 | 4:25 pm

The marquee matchup on Wednesday's docket takes place in the Kohl Center, as fourth-ranked Duke takes on second-ranked Wisconsin as part of the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
4 December 2014 | 12:09 am

In this Installment, Ro and Bermuda Bob look back at Army, then ahead to Wisconsin as they meet in the last game of the Acc/Big 10 Challenge  Query #1 This game was a lot closer than expected, do you think Duke played very badly or was Army a better team than expected ???  Rowan: I [&helli…
3 December 2014 | 10:52 am

3 December 2014 | 1:16 am

SB Nation did a cool breakdown of the most popular NBA-inspired baby names. Notably gaining ground is the name “Kyrie”. It had the 10th biggest [...]…
2 December 2014 | 4:22 pm

Duke redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Boone has accepted an invitation to play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game, according to an announcement by the organization.
2 December 2014 | 3:46 pm

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

  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

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

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