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Sirk Eyeing Significant Snaps in 2014…
25 July 2014 | 10:00 am

Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood weren’t the only star athletes to announce their departure from Duke this spring.  Quarterback Brandon Connette also announced his decision to transfer to Fresno State to finish his collegiate football career. While Connette’s departure was somewhat une…
25 July 2014 | 5:00 am

Summer Spotlight: Ross Martin…
24 July 2014 | 10:00 am

Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson and linebacker Denzel Perryman, both of whom appear on the watch lists for nearly every national award for which they qualify, earned more offseason honors. Both were named Wednesday to the preseason All-ACC team. Here’s the full list: WR Jamison Crowder,…
23 July 2014 | 7:23 pm

Four Named Preseason All-ACC…
23 July 2014 | 5:04 pm

Duke HC David Cutcliffe still plans on using two QBs this season, according to Fox Sports' Lauren Brownlow. Brandon Connette, who started a number of games for Duke last season while Anthony Boone was recovering from a broken collarbone, transferred this offseason. [...] Player Page…
23 July 2014 | 3:23 pm

Greensboro, N.C.—Led by preseason MVP and returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston (Bessemer, Ala.), defending national champion Florida State placed nine players on the 26-man preseason All-ACC team announced Wednesday. The team was selected by the media attending the 2014 ACC Football…
23 July 2014 | 3:16 pm

It's where a founding member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is there, too - sort of - and nobody else is leaving. Where a one-time punchline of a conference now boasts the Heisman Trophy winner, the reigning national champion and a handful of other individual award winners. ''I th…
22 July 2014 | 6:03 pm

Anthony Boone: Although former Duke quarterback Brandon Connette transferred to Fresno State, Boone will likely remain in a two-quarterback system for Duke in 2014, with Thomas Sirk serving as Connette's replacement, ESPN.com reports. [...] Player Page…
22 July 2014 | 5:00 pm

A few random thoughts from ACC Kickoff A Division Almost Too Close To Call I’m not sure how many media members actually look at things like unbalanced schedules when selecting their pre season ACC predictions, but whether they do or not, there was one thing which they got right. Media members…
22 July 2014 | 3:35 pm

Cutcliffe Talks With ACC Digital Network…
22 July 2014 | 2:53 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at th…
22 July 2014 | 1:38 pm

ACC Digital network host Jeff Fischel sits down with Duke’s Laken Tomlinson and Kelby Brown to preview the upcoming season, talk about improving upon last years success, and playing for Coach Cutcliffe! The post Video: Laken Tomlinson & Kelby Brown Preview 2014 Season appeared first on Duk…
22 July 2014 | 11:33 am

ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel sits down with Duke’s David Cutcliffe to talk about getting respect around ACC and what it meant for the team to see their Coastal Division championship rings! The post Video: David Cutcliffe Previews 2014 Season appeared first on Duke Report.
22 July 2014 | 11:30 am

Summer Spotlight: Will Monday…
22 July 2014 | 10:00 am

Duke Football :: 2014 Staff Preview from Duke Football Video on Vimeo. The post Video: Duke Football Staff Preview appeared first on Duke Report.
22 July 2014 | 12:23 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State is all the rage in the Atlantic Coast Conference, too.
21 July 2014 | 11:01 pm

Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's divisions. Miami was the pick to win the ACC's cluttered Coastal Division despite receiving fewer first-place votes than two other teams. I think that's why everybody got votes,'' North Carolina coach Larry…
21 July 2014 | 9:59 pm

Organizational leaders are always looking to improve performance. This is true of football coaches as well as corporate CEOs, public administrators and small business owners. Critical self analysis is a vital step in performance improvement. While it is important to emphasize positives, identifying…
21 July 2014 | 8:55 am

It's been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz. The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year. The ACC stumbled through much of the BCS era, but enters the first year of the four-team c…
20 July 2014 | 8:51 pm

The 2013 season will never be forgotten by Duke Football fans.  Those who have spent countless Saturdays in the bleachers at Wallace Wade Stadium just hoping that maybe one day the team could return to the days of competitive football finally had something to be proud of. The Blue Devils were p…
18 July 2014 | 12:19 pm

Congratulations to offensive guard Laken Tomlinson, who was just announced as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® — the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football. More often than not, college football players are remembered for their accomplishments on…
15 July 2014 | 5:11 pm

Florida’s 2013 season was an absolute disaster. Will Muschamp knows this. After starting the season 4-1, the Gators dropped their last seven games, including an embarrassing home loss to FCS Georgia Southern, to finish at 4-8. It marked the first time the Gators failed to reach bowl eligibil…
14 July 2014 | 10:08 pm

Following the first 10-win season in program history, Duke decided that now was a good time to unveil some brand new uniforms. The Duke football equipment Twitter account tweeted out several photos of the new white, blue and black uniforms that can be worn in a number of different combinations.
14 July 2014 | 2:29 pm

Duke Football just released a video showing the new jerseys for 2014. They are to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 ACC Championship team. They are: White jersey with blue numbers outlined in white and black Black jersey with blue numbers outlined in white Blue jersey with white numb…
14 July 2014 | 1:26 pm

There is a lot of excitement for the upcoming basketball and football seasons. The basketball team has the #1 recruiting class in the nation, with the potential #1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft in Jahlil Okafor. The football team is coming off its best season in decades and returns a majority…
24 June 2014 | 11:16 am

Duke Johnson plays football for one reason. It's not to hear himself touted as Miami's best hope for success this season or for attention, fame or individual accolades.
21 June 2014 | 3:59 pm

Kenny Anunike just announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent: Blessed. Hungry and ready to embrace this amazing opportunity!! #JustTheBeginning #LetsGetIt @Broncos pic.twitter.com/W7wMPnuGqo — Kenny Anunike (@ANU_NIKE84) May 11, 2014 Anunike fin…
11 May 2014 | 1:16 am

Blue Devil cornerback Ross Cockrell was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round with the 109th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Cockrell was a four year starter for Duke, missing only two games over the course of his career, both as a result of injury.  He is a two time All-ACC select…
10 May 2014 | 4:53 pm

Duke rarely signs the highest rated recruits in football - even after one of the best seasons in school history.
5 February 2014 | 10:37 pm

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says Johnny Manziel surprised observers with his quiet demeanor this season following a series of offseason distractions.
30 December 2013 | 9:43 pm

Florida State was voted the No. 1 team in the FBS Sunday for the first time since Oct. 1, 2000. The Seminoles are heavily favored against Duke in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and are 60 minutes from a berth in the BCS title game.
1 December 2013 | 7:17 pm

Ross Martin kicked a 27-yard field goal with 2:22 left and No. 24 Duke beat North Carolina 27-25 on Saturday, completing the Blue Devils' improbable run to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
30 November 2013 | 3:27 pm

With each win in a historically successful season, Duke coach David Cutcliffe said his team would have to follow up with an even bigger win the following week.
29 November 2013 | 12:15 pm

No. 24 Duke is in the midst of one of the most successful seasons in program history. Just don't refer to the Blue Devils as one-year wonders.
26 November 2013 | 5:33 pm

They're used to winning streaks, national rankings and ACC championship buzz at Duke.
19 November 2013 | 5:43 pm

17 November 2013 | 1:00 pm

It wasn't long ago Auburn expected success. After a poor 2012, Gus Malzahn has lifted the Tigers from the fog and made them SEC contenders. Plus, more from Week 11.
10 November 2013 | 6:35 pm

20 October 2013 | 12:00 pm

Attention, readers of the Duke Now blog: we now have a new home. http://www.newsobserver.com/dukenow/ is the new location for Duke Now, so update any bookmarks you might have. Thanks for reading the content of the old blog, and I'm hoping all of you will continue to follow along at our new location.
10 October 2013 | 5:14 pm

Anthony Boone, who has been out since Sept. 7, is close to coming back from his broken collarbone injury. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY DURHAM—The open date was good for injured Duke quarterback Anthony Boone, whose healing from a broken collarbone in his throwing shoulder, suffered in week two against…
8 October 2013 | 6:16 pm

Jamison Crowder has been one of the best punt returners in the the nation. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY Six weeks into Duke’s season, the results have been largely predictable. Wins over N.C. Central and Memphis seemed near-automatic. So did a loss to Georgia Tech, with head coach David Cutcliffe and h…
7 October 2013 | 11:47 am

N.C. State plays its first game under Dave Doeren against a Big Four opponent on Saturday at Wake Forest. Coupled with ECU's win over UNC last Saturday, it inspired an idea for the "state championship." Former UNC coach Mack Brown made a big deal about winning the state title (there's still a plaque…
4 October 2013 | 1:20 pm

Johnell Barnes (4) was involved in a tussle at Shooters Saturday night that left his hand in a cast. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY After beating Troy 38-31, Duke wide receiver Johnell Barnes went out and got into a barfight with a lacrosse player. According to Andrew Beaton of the Duke Chronicle, Barnes, a…
3 October 2013 | 2:35 am

Mason Plumlee works out in Durham during day one of Nets training camp. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY DURHAM—Mason Plumlee formally began his NBA career Tuesday, as the Nets opened training camp Tuesday at Duke. We'll hear from Billy King later today about why, exactly, he decided to bring his team down…
2 October 2013 | 12:41 pm

Brandon Connette continues to settle in as Duke's quarterback. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY Duke (3-2) Beat Troy 38-31 Game storyGame notesSidebar on Josh Snead, courtesy of Jack Daly What worked For the third consecutive game, quarterback Brandon Connette showed significant improvement and comfort in his…
30 September 2013 | 9:56 pm

Jamison Crowder continues to put up big numbers for Duke. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY For the third time in five weeks, Duke's Jamison Crowder has earned ACC Player of the Week honors. Crowder was joined this week by safety Jeremy Cash, who earned weekly honors for the first time in his career. Crowder, a j…
30 September 2013 | 5:22 pm

DURHAM—It was deathly quiet in the tunnel going into Duke’s locker room at halftime. The Blue Devils had a seven-point lead, but it was another shootout, another “score, match score, score, match score” type of game, to use Duke head coach David Cutcliffe’s description.
29 September 2013 | 12:38 am

DURHAM—Friday, we the media got to speak with the 2013-14 Blue Devils for the first time. And Saturday, we had the opportunity to see them for the first time, as Mike Krzyzewski decided to open the second official practice of the year to the public. It’s hard—impossible, actually&…
28 September 2013 | 4:51 pm

Good news this week on the injury front for Anthony Boone, as he is already out of his sling. He remains out for Saturday's game Credit: CHUCK LIDDY Duke vs. Troy When: 3 p.m. (EST)Where: Wallace Wade Stadium, DurhamLine: Georgia Tech by 8.5TV/Radio: ESPN3 (online), WDNC-620 AM, WKIX-102.9 FM Scouti…
28 September 2013 | 6:47 am