1. Five Unheralded Players That Will Be Crucial to the Blue Devils' Success

    The Duke Blue Devils return many players from last season’s spectacular run. Quarterback Anthony Boone, running back Josh Snead and wide receiver Jamison Crowder are all back as seniors to try and make a third straight bowl appearance...

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  2. Duke Football: Previewing the Defense for 2014

    Defense has long been a problem for Duke. Even prior to David Cutcliffe ’s arrival, the Blue Devils were competent on offense, but perpetually undermined any positives by giving up huge point totals to opponents...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 7 months ago 1,209 reads 3 comments

  3. Duke Football: Previewing the Offense for 2014

    When David Cutcliffe arrived at Duke in 2008, he was already hailed as an offensive guru. In six years with the Blue Devils, Cutcliffe has cemented his reputation as an excellent offensive coach and more...

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  4. Duke Basketball: Too Much Pressure on Veteran Guards?

    Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon have a combined five years' experience playing college basketball. Both have played the point guard position for the Blue Devils. Both have also undergone their share of ups and downs in their college careers...

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  5. Duke Basketball: Was This One of Coach K's Best Seasons?

    It’s common practice for fans to question the strategy implemented by their team’s coach. For Duke fans this isn’t easy. After all, Mike Krzyzewski has won four national championships at Duke and four gold medals with the U...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 8 months ago 4,670 reads 13 comments

  6. Duke Basketball: Would Duke Have Been Better Off Without Jabari?

    Jabari Parker ’s announcement that he’ll enter the NBA draft came as no surprise. The highly talented forward will likely be one of the top picks and begin a successful NBA career shortly thereafter...

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  7. Duke Basketball: Is 1-and-Done Hurting the Blue Devils?

    The 2009-10 Blue Devils won the ACC regular season, the ACC tournament and the national championship. Since then, Duke hasn ’t won much of anything. So what changed? The hyphenated answer to that question is: one-and-done...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 9 months ago 11,181 reads 83 comments

  8. Duke Basketball: An Unfortunately Early Blue Devils Season Recap

    When you think of a Porsche you envision one of the best cars in the world. Year after year, Porsche puts out vehicles that are aesthetically pleasing and mechanically efficient. This year, Porsche put out its latest model, the 911 GT3...

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  9. Duke Basketball: The Curious Case of Quinn Cook

    For Duke fans, no player is more divisive than Quinn Cook. At times, the junior point guard has shown signs of his great potential. On other occasions, Cook has given credence to the concern that the Blue Devils’ season will end in catastrophe...

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  10. Duke Basketball: Takeaways from the ACC Tournament

    Conference tournaments are an excellent primer for teams looking to make a run at the national title. Duke fell short in the ACC final, but there were plenty of positives to take away from its games in Greensboro...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 9 months ago 2,238 reads 7 comments

  11. Duke Basketball: What Seed Will the Blue Devils Earn?

    This college basketball season has been wide open. The result is a variety of teams vying for top seeds in the NCAA tournament...

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  12. Duke Basketball: A Tale of 2 Games

    The regular season is over, and for the Blue Devils, it was anything but static. So what does this up-and-down year of impressive wins and mind-boggling loses portend for the ...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 10 months ago 3,386 reads 22 comments

  13. Duke Basketball: 4 Fundamental Flaws the Loss to UNC Exposed

    After barely avoiding what would’ ve been a soul-crushing loss to Maryland, Duke spiritually squashed any momentum it had by losing to North Carolina. The 74-66 loss was marked by a stretch of unrelentingly poor shooting by the Blue Devils...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 10 months ago 4,831 reads 16 comments

  14. Duke vs. UNC Preview

    The postponement of the Duke vs. UNC game may be a case of delayed gratification. Giving each team an extra week of games only has ratcheted up the anticipation for tipoff...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 10 months ago 9,887 reads 27 comments

  15. Duke Basketball: What Happens When Whack-a-Mole Goes Wrong?

    Duke has five players capable of leading the team in scoring on any given night. Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood are the obvious offensive threats. Andre Dawkins’ three-point shooting means that he can explode for huge numbers...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 10 months ago 5,622 reads 39 comments

  16. Duke Basketball: Why Rasheed Sulaimon Is the Blue Devils' MVP

    It’d be difficult to argue against the fact that Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood are the most talented Blue Devils...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 11 months ago 8,121 reads 28 comments

  17. Duke Basketball: Trends over the Blue Devils' First 5 ACC Games

    Five games into the conference season, Duke is 3–2 in the ACC. The mediocre start has created a myriad of competing narratives for the Blue Devils. Weaknesses have been exposed and strengths have evolved...

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  18. Duke Basketball: Four Things to Look for Going Forward

    Part of being a sports fan is noticing things that the casual observer doesn ’t see. One of the advantageous things about basketball is that half the court is always on ...

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  19. Duke vs. Notre Dame: Player Grades for the Blue Devils

    A lot of people pick on Mike Brey because of his lack of postseason success. Regardless of his tournament record, the fact is that Brey can flat-out coach...

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  20. Duke Basketball: Reasons to Worry and Not Worry

    Duke is 7–2 and coming off an impressive win over Michigan. On the other hand, Duke has lost marquee games to Arizona and Kansas...

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  21. Duke vs. Vermont: Player Grades for the Blue Devils

    Thank God for Duke football, because the Blue Devils basketball team is ebbing toward an unholy mess. Duke's 91–90 win over Vermont was as ugly as it gets...

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  22. Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Player Grades for Both Preseason NIT Games

    Duke played on back-to-back nights for the right to travel to New York for the Preseason NIT main event. On Monday night, Duke routed a tall but over-matched UNC Asheville team by the score of 91-55 ...

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  23. Duke vs. Florida Atlantic: Player Grades for the Blue Devils

    In a 97–64 win over Florida Atlantic, Duke looked to be applying the lessons learned from the loss to Kansas...

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  24. Duke vs. Kansas: Player Grades for the Blue Devils

    Duke lost to Kansas, 83–94 , so let’s all take a step back from the ledge and figure out just how it happened. Befitting an academic institution like Duke, here are the player grades for the game...

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  25. Duke vs. Davidson: Player Grades for the Blue Devils

    Duke blew out a quality Davidson team 111–77 . The Wildcats are a potential NCAA tournament team, but they simply couldn ’t keep up with Duke’s historically hot shooting...

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