1. Duke Basketball: 10 Scrappiest Players in Blue Devils History

    According to the dictionary, scrappy means "full of fighting spirit." So I thought of certain players over the years that have done all they could to ensure Duke remains the top basketball program they are today...

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  2. Mitch McGary: All Duke Big Men Do Is Set Screens and Rebound

    Mitch McGary, the top forward in the 2012 recruiting class, revealed his college choice as Michigan yesterday. According to ESPN , McGary chose Michigan over Duke and Florida because it is less established than either of these perennial contenders...

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  3. Duke Blue Devils Get Credit for the Development of a Transfer

    Duke has had its share of transfers over the years but never have I ever heard anyone publicly acknowledge that their time in Durham improved their game...

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  4. Duke Basketball: Austin Rivers Impresses Mike Krzyzewski in Exhibition Game

    Austin Rivers had 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting, grabbed four rebounds and even blocked a shot as Duke took down Shaw 80-66 last night. "I thought he played like a very mature player tonight, said coach Mike Krzyzewski according to GoDuke...

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  5. Tony Parker: Why It Is Crucial That Duke Lands This Big Man

    Duke is a great place to play. They get national attention and play in a prestigious conference for the active coach with the most wins in Division 1 men’s college basketball...

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  6. Why Kendall Marshall and His Peers Makes College Basketball Exciting

    The point guard has always been the hardest and most exciting position in college basketball, especially recently...

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  7. Duke Basketball: Naming 5 Potential Blue Devils as Postseason All Americans

    No Duke player was named to the Associated Press' preseason All-America first team, but this does not reflect the true award winners. After last season, Nolan Smith made it onto the first team without a preseason selection...

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  8. Why Seth Curry Will Be Tested Very Early as a Point Guard for Duke Basketball

    On the verge of making history, coach Mike Krzyzewski needs three wins to pass his mentor Bob Knight for the most wins in Division I Men’s Basketball. He currently has 900 wins under his belt and Knight finished his career with 902...

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  9. Duke Basketball: Mitch McGary Narrows List and Will Make Decision Next Week

    Mitch McGary, the top-ranked power forward in the 2012 recruiting class, says in his recent ESPN blog that he will make a decision next week on his college choice. At the moment he is "focusing on Florida, Duke and Michigan...

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  10. Duke Basketball: Miles Plumlee Says 'Now It's My Time to Do More'

    Being the eldest of three basketball playing brothers, Miles Plumlee should be a walking example, a pace setter for his younger siblings. Hard work and perseverance should be his calling card...

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  11. Duke Basketball: What Does Austin Rivers Have to Prove?

    Five people could watch a leaf float in the wind and each person would see something completely different...

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  12. Duke Basketball: Will Andre Dawkins Ever Be the Star He Was Born to Be?

    When people look at LeBron James, they wonder why he hasn't had several NBA championships by now. I look at Andre Dawkins with a similar zeal and wonder why he is not on track to destroy J...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about almost 3 years ago 3,382 reads 14 comments

  13. Kentucky Basketball: Are Their Fans Really That Insane?

    I once read a story about a Kentucky fan who took a leave of absence from work when Derek Anderson got injured, and I thought that was really funny (for the record UK was 15-2 at ...

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  14. Tyler Zeller: North Carolina's Quiet Leader

    "I think (Tyler) Zeller leads by example, kind of like I did when I was there, but he isn't as vocal," that's what Tyler Hansbrough said to CBS Sports regarding North Carolina's senior center, Tyler Zeller...

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  15. Duke Blue Devils: Duke's Stock Rises Due to an Often-Overlooked Player

    When Ryan Kelly came to Duke, he was the least heralded recruit in that class. Mason Plumlee was seen as the gem. Andre Dawkins was another extremely required addition because Duke was short on guards...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about almost 3 years ago 4,981 reads 64 comments

  16. College Basketball: Five Recruits That Did Not Live Up to Expectations

    With mere weeks before the next college basketball season starts, the air is pregnant with promise. Not many teams return their starters from the previous season due to graduation or early departure...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about almost 3 years ago 2,190 reads 11 comments

  17. Kentucky Basketball: Comparing the Current Team to the 2009 Team

    Many years ago, five of the top basketball recruits decided to play together. They came close to winning two national championships and were the most media-covered college basketball team in the nation...

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  18. Duke Basketball: Kyrie Irving Uses Lockout Productively

    While most NBA players are weighing the option of earning a paycheck in a foreign league, Kyrie Irving is in college working out and studying. "I’m going to try and stay in school as long as possible until the lockout is over," Irving said ...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about almost 3 years ago 1,738 reads 14 comments

  19. College Basketball: 12 Underrated Incoming Freshmen Who Could End Up Stars

    College basketball fans know the names of the top rising freshmen in college basketball, but what about the other players? The real deal is figuring out who will be the next Stephen Curry or Jimmer Fredette...

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  20. 12 Unheralded Freshmen Who Became College Basketball Stars

    Every year, 24 high school boys are chosen to take part in the McDonald's High School All-Star Game. It is presumed that these are the very best of high school basketball. But that's not really accurate...

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  21. College Basketball: Ranking the Top Five Matchups Next Season

    While the powers that be huff and puff to realign college basketball as we know it, let's get back to the season at hand...

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  22. College Basketball: 5 More Reasons Why Next Season Will Be One of the Greatest

    With just a few more weeks before Midnight Madness, a new college basketball season will be upon us. The season promises to be a great one with several elite players returning to their respective colleges, lessening the annual talent drain to the NBA...

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  23. Duke Basketball: What If They Were in the Same Conference as UConn?

    Duke has had some big games with UConn over the years. In 1999 Duke had a loaded team that got upset by UConn in the national finals...

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  24. Duke Basketball: Ranking the 10 Teams Blue Devils Fans Hate Most

    It is cool to hate Duke. Google "Duke" and "hate" and the majority of the hits receive shows more contempt for Duke rather than Duke fans hating on any one team. All teams have their sets of rivals, Duke is no different in this aspect...

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  25. Coach K on ACC Adding Syracuse, Pitt: "It's Pretty Exciting"

    It is hard to really understand why the best teams in the best conference last season would want to leave, but that's what is currently happening. Syracuse and Pitt have been accepted by the ACC to be the 13th and 14th members...

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