Duke Report

Duke Basketball News

This year’s Duke basketball team is wasting no time getting after the competition. The difference is – right now the competition is against each other. Members of the media were allowed to attend yesterday’s practice and, according to this story by Stephen Schramm of The Fayettevil…
22 October 2014 | 2:00 pm

Blue-White Scrimmage Highlights Event…
22 October 2014 | 1:59 pm

The Duke Blue Devils held their first scrimmage with referees yesterday and it was no surprise that Amile Jefferson was the most vocal of the players.  Jefferson, who was recently named a team captain, is set to help lead a talented cast of newcomers.  The Philly native will do so in…
22 October 2014 | 1:29 pm

Bernard Thomas Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Tyus Jones and Rasheed Sulaimon during a practice in Cameron Indoor Stadium. So far, Rasheed Sulaimon's time in a Duke uniform has matched how the Blue Devils have fared as a whole.
22 October 2014 | 1:57 am

DURHAM - After finishing Tuesday afternoon's practice, Duke freshman Justise Winslow didn't need to be reminded how his white team did in the series of scrimmages that had just unfolded on the floor o…
22 October 2014 | 12:19 am

Historical player and team data will be brought to life for Blue Devil Fans around the world through a simple and elegant Web and mobile interface. The announcement was made at SAP TechEdA && d-codeA , being held "We always have and always will look to be a leader in the digital space becaus…
21 October 2014 | 4:29 pm

Not in the "Duke has a football team????" way, but in a jaded "What have you done for me lately" sort of way. And that is truly incredible.
21 October 2014 | 7:09 am

Countdown 2 Countdown: Episode III…
20 October 2014 | 1:55 pm

We recently got a chance to interview Jon Scheyer, which times perfectly with Countdown to Craziness just a few days away. As a senior, Jon Scheyer helped lead Duke Basketball to its 4th national championship. Jon then went on to play basketball professionally for 3 years before returning to Duke to…
20 October 2014 | 1:22 pm

Each week, Dick Vitale compiles news, notes and observations about the sport he loves, college basketball.
20 October 2014 | 10:41 am

Inside Duke Basketball Practice Held…
19 October 2014 | 8:58 pm

For the second straight year, coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke basketball team will hold an open public practice and free autograph session for its fans. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium… Read More »…
18 October 2014 | 12:13 am

Duke No. 3 in Preseason Coaches Poll…
17 October 2014 | 7:20 pm

Cameron Indoor Stadium Doors Open 9 AM…
17 October 2014 | 6:06 pm

Benefiting the Emily K Center.
17 October 2014 | 5:33 am

The USA TODAY Preseason Coaches poll was released today and the Duke basketball team received a spot as the No. 3 team in the country. The ranking is consistent with most preseason polls that are showing up as we get closer to the start of the 2014-15 college basketball season, as most sites have Du…
16 October 2014 | 7:18 pm

The Duke Men’s Basketball team has been ranked as the number three team in the nation in the newly released Coaches poll.  The Blue Devils will blend a solid returning cast of players with the nations top rated freshman class this coming season. http://sportspolls.usatoday.com/ncaa/basket…
16 October 2014 | 5:33 pm

As the start of the 2014-15 men's basketball season approaches, numerous media outlets recently released their preseason team rankings and individual honors and awards, with the Duke men's basketball team well represented. : As a team, the Blue Devils consistently rank among the top five in most pub…
16 October 2014 | 12:24 am

It was reported today that the Duke Basketball team would take part in the 2015 2K Sports Classic. According to a story by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Blue Devils are one of four headliners for the early season tournament, along with Wisconsin, VCU and Georgetown. The event is scheduled to take…
14 October 2014 | 1:07 am

Early returns on Jon Scheyer is that he is a natural as an assistant coach. The former Duke guard and national champion recently addressed the media – The post Jon Scheyer Talks Duke Hoops appeared first on Blue Devil Nation.
8 October 2014 | 6:04 pm

What Produces Teams in Sync? In the game of basketball, how important is long-term play with the same guys? Well, every single player is unique in particular ways. One player is lightning quick off the ball in short bursts. Another is great off the dribble. Still another player is tall and thick but…
8 October 2014 | 12:24 pm

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor was named the CBSSports.com Preseason National Player of the Year this afternoon in an article published by Gary Parrish. The 6’11”, 270-pound center from Chicago, Ill., was the top rated center in the class of 2014 and is regarded by many as a leading candida…
7 October 2014 | 8:43 pm

Duke's 1982 recruiting class -- which included Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, David Henderson and Jay Bilas -- paved the way for future classes. They were Mike Krzyzewski's first set of Blue Devils to make an NCAA tournament.
7 October 2014 | 4:46 pm

Duke Assistant Coach, Jeff Capel,  returned from his duties with USA Basketball.  Capel  spoke to his recent experiences in helping Team USA bring back the Gold Medal in the FIBA Championships this past week.  He also addressed this years talented Duke team just before they hit t…
6 October 2014 | 4:35 pm

On a Friday night two Octobers ago, fans flocked to Cameron Indoor Stadium for the fourth annual Countdown to Craziness. In the locker room, the players suited up for the opening-season bluewhite scrimmage. Meanwhile, Ryan Kelly traveled through a hallway in the stadium’s recesses, towing an i…
5 October 2014 | 8:36 pm

ESPN.com posted an early 2015 NBA Mock Draft this week and, to no one’s surprise, there were a few Blue Devils who made the list. According to the rankings, which were posted by ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman, Duke has three freshmen projected to be taken in the Top 25 of next year’s draft. W…
3 October 2014 | 4:53 pm

Today is the day, Duke basketball fans! It’s the day of the first official practice of the 2014-15 season. It’s another step in getting ever closer to Countdown to Craziness, exhibition games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and the official season opener against Presbyterian on November 14. T…
3 October 2014 | 10:30 am

Freshmen athletes aren't allowed to be seen or heard at most schools, at least until they play their first regular season game. If not longer.
2 October 2014 | 2:11 pm

Duke freshman Tyus Jones is about to embark on his first collegiate basketball season.  The top rated point guard in his class a season ago  brings a unique skill set to the table.  Jones has been a winner at every level during his career to date and is considered a true point guard b…
2 October 2014 | 12:46 pm

For all you gambling degenerates, we’ve got updated odds for the Duke basketball team’s chances of winning the 2015 NCAA Championship. According to this story from Kirstie Chiappelli for The Linemakers at Sporting News, the Blue Devils are currently listed at 7-to-1 odds from the Westgat…
1 October 2014 | 4:33 pm

We often hear about how the Duke basketball program is family. It’s a culture that’s been created over multiple decades by Mike Krzyzewski, but it also involves each of the players becoming part of the family and taking ownership of it to create that special brotherhood and bond with tea…
1 October 2014 | 11:43 am

Senior Quinn Cook and junior Amile Jefferson have been named team captains for the 2014-15 basketball season, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Tuesday. Cook and Jefferson are both first-time team captains for the Blue Devils, who will hold their first practice of the season Friday afternoon…
30 September 2014 | 11:06 pm

Newly named Duke captains Quinn Cook, left, and Amile Jefferson double-team N.C. State's Tyler Lewis last season Senior Quinn Cook and junior Amile Jefferson have been given the responsibility of providing leadership to a Duke basketball team whose top players this season are expected to be freshmen…
30 September 2014 | 10:24 pm

While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
29 September 2014 | 7:14 pm

With Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood both being selected in the first round of the NBA Draft and Josh Hairston graduating several months earlier, the only member of the Duke frontline who saw consistent play time was Amile Jefferson. Recently, the 6-foot-8 Jefferson has returned to playing after recov…
28 September 2014 | 9:34 pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On a Sunday summer afternoon in 2012, Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins and athletic director Jack Swarbrick hopped on a plan...
26 September 2014 | 4:00 pm

Kansas coach Bill Self and Arizona coach Sean Miller don't see a huge recruiting advantage for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski or Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim coaching the men's national team. But if there is one, both coaches say they should promote it.
24 September 2014 | 5:53 pm

Former Duke basketball and lacrosse standout Ed Koffenberger passed away Sunday morning in Delaware at the age of 88. Koffenberger had been battling leukemia and was undergoing a second round of chemotherapy when his health rapidly declined. On the basketball court, Koffenberger led the Blue Devils…
24 September 2014 | 4:39 pm

Separating from Duke for nearly two months to coach USA Basketball wasn't easy for Mike Krzyzewski this time simply because he is used to doing it. Se...
22 September 2014 | 2:00 pm

It's been too long since we had a weekly wrap-up, so I'm bringing back Best/Worst. But there is one problem. Almost everything has been the...
19 September 2014 | 11:38 pm

Having won 983 games and four national titles as a college head coach, Mike Krzyzewski is considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of college basketball. Krzyzewski's achievements aren't limited to the college game either, as along with Jerry Colangelo he's helped rejuvenate a USA…
19 September 2014 | 9:01 pm

Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham on Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
19 September 2014 | 7:00 am

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks to members of the media during a press conference in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
19 September 2014 | 1:42 am

C.L. Brown discusses Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's denial that coaching Team USA gives him a recruiting advantage:…
18 September 2014 | 8:08 pm

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous."…
18 September 2014 | 1:09 pm

United States and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, is surrounded by his players during the final World Cup basketball game against Serbia.
16 September 2014 | 7:24 pm

MADRID -- Mike Krzyzewski knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate. As soon as he made it back to Team USA's locker room, Coach K reached for his phone...
15 September 2014 | 4:18 am

Team USA has been squashing the competition at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, and with Spain knocked off, Mike Krzyzewski's squad has an easy road to ...
12 September 2014 | 7:04 pm

It has been a tumultuous few months for the NBA. Former Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling opened up a summer mired in controversy with his racist comments to then-girlfriend V. Stiviano. The recorded conversation ultimately led to his expulsion from the league by Duke alumnus and NBA commi…
10 September 2014 | 5:58 am

Duke has announced its nonconference basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season, highlighted by – you might want to sit down for this – two true road games.… Read More »…
16 July 2014 | 12:05 pm