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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

Blue Devils roll through the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and find a solid team with excellent chemistry. We've been watching Jahlil Okafor for a few games now and what impressed us most has been his agility. His footwork has been superb, as advertised. If you shop Amazon, please start here and…
23 November 2014 | 5:11 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

It's a polite letter but angry nonetheless and with some extraordinary implications. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has sent UNC a letter about its status after the Wainstein Report, and it's not good. If you shop Amazon, please start here and help DBR Available now! Drop…
22 November 2014 | 8:30 am

Duke plays Stanford at 9:30 Saturday on TRUTV. Johnny Dawkins has done a solid job at Stanford, where he has steadily built a top-flight program. If you shop Amazon, please start here and help DBR Available now! Drop us a line Last year he was said to be on the hot seat, but a hot Sweet S…
22 November 2014 | 7:54 am

Miami appears to be the big surprise of the early part of the ACC season. If Clemson were a stock, the short orders would be flying in: the Tigers have now lost two straight to Big South teams, and lost to Gardner-Webb because the Tigers called too many time outs. Saturday's ACC Action Teams Time…
22 November 2014 | 7:51 am

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

Duke and Temple played a passionate game where no one could hit very much. But it was still an interesting game. As we said the other day, Jahlil Okafor played brilliantly through the first three games, but he was generally playing against smaller or inferior players. If you shop Amazon, ple…
22 November 2014 | 5:13 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

QUERY #1:                  So Duke has had their first test of the season, Can you summarise what you have learned ??? Rowan: The Good Stuff:               …
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

Duke vs. Michigan State: Key Points Analysis By Randy Dunson Looking back at my preview for this game, I chose five key points to consider. I will briefly address each, entirely from my own personal perspective as I have read very little (postgame articles, etc.) about this game. First though, I wou…
20 November 2014 | 8:41 pm

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

Adam reacts to Duke’s big early season win against Michigan State in the Champions Classic The post Comarow’s Corner Duke BBall Podcast, Episode 3: Duke-Michigan State appeared first on Duke Blog.
19 November 2014 | 9:32 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

I have not looked at anyone’s analysis/game recaps, and this is not a play by play. It’s just me re-watching the game and writing down my impressions on key plays and thoughts, when they happened, and why they might have happened. It’s doubtful many fans are like me and re-watch ga…
19 November 2014 | 5:11 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

The post Top plays from last night’s win over Michigan State per @dukeblueplanet appeared first on Duke Blog.
19 November 2014 | 4:20 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

The Duke Blue Devils run away from the Michigan State Spartans in a well played game 81-71. Duke got good performances from Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. Okafor would score 17 for Duke and pull down 5 rebonds. The freshman center would show a bevy of low post moves an ma…
19 November 2014 | 4:40 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

Tonight, Ro Shiell & Bermuda Bob talk about this past weekend’s games and look to tonight’s meeting with Michigan State at the State Farm Champion’s Classic in Indianapolis …  Here we go: Query #1 What was your biggest takeaway from the weekend ??? Rowan:  &nbs…
18 November 2014 | 9:49 am

When he finally realized it wasn't a prank—when it was obvious his mother, Dee, could hardly breathe—Jahlil Okafor ran from his living room and into the street, screaming for an ambulance. Okafor knew he couldn't use the phone inside, which was out of service. And at nine years old he wa…
18 November 2014 | 7:04 am

No. 25 Duke has a second chance to control the Coastal Division. North Carolina needs one more victory for bowl eligibility.
18 November 2014 | 5:03 am

17 November 2014 | 4:52 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

The new season got off to a great start this past saturday at the 2014 Countdown 2 Craziness. The show got started with an incredible [...]…
27 October 2014 | 6:41 pm

The 2014/15 squad poster! Check out the posters from previous seasons in this gallery.  …
27 October 2014 | 5:44 pm

Check out this nice feature on former Blue Devil Jabari Parker as the NBA season approaches. Watch the #2 overall pick behind the scenes on [...]…
21 October 2014 | 9:42 pm