1. Duke Basketball: Preview and Predictions for Davidson

    By virtue of being a College of Charleston alum and living in the same city as Wofford College, I’m pretty familiar with the Southern Conference...

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  2. Game Versus Drury Demonstrates the Importance of Jefferson

    Duke didn ’t look dominant against Drury . It wasn ’t a disaster by any means, nor does it portend trouble ahead for the Blue Devils...

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  3. Duke Basketball: How Will Coach K Divide the Minutes?

    Year after year, Duke boasts an eight-, nine- or even 10-man rotation through the early part of the season. After November and December, however, the Blue Devils tend to only employ two to three substitutes and give heavy minutes to starters...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 11 months ago 5,196 reads 9 comments

  4. 5 Things to Watch in the Countdown to Craziness

    Basketball season is nearly upon us, and Duke’s Countdown to Craziness on Oct. 18 will be televised as an appetizer...

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  5. Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Most Likely to Make the All-ACC Team

    How early is too early to start attempting to formulate a vision of who will make the All-ACC team? Well, we’ ve made it to August so that seems long enough to wait. All-ACC honors have always been difficult to garner...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 1 year ago 9,474 reads 16 comments

  6. Duke Basketball: 5 Biggest Wild Cards for the Blue Devils' 2013-14 Season

    Much of the beauty of sports comes from its unpredictability. For all the prognosticating, there are usually one or two things that crop up during the course of the season that makes all the forecasting seem pointless...

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  7. Duke Basketball: 5 Biggest Questions Coach K Must Answer in 2014

    Mike Krzyzewski is without question a legendary coach. He’s led teams to success over four decades. Even as college basketball has changed—conference expansion, one-and-done players, etc...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 1 year ago 5,316 reads 4 comments

  8. Duke Basketball: Sales Pitch for Each Top 2014 Recruiting Target

    Even top-of-the-line luxury cars need a sales pitch to close the deal with prospective buyers. Obviously it’s easier to make the case for a Tesla than it is for a pre-owned piece of junk...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 1 year ago 8,503 reads 41 comments

  9. Duke Basketball: Blue Devils' 5 Best-Ever NBA Products

    Duke is undeniably one of the greatest college basketball programs of all time. Legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski has attracted top talent to the Blue Devils. As a result, fans have seen a long list of great players don the blue and white jerseys of Duke..

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about 1 year ago 9,893 reads 14 comments

  10. Duke Basketball: 5 Lessons Learned About Blue Devils This Offseason

    Basketball is constantly changing. In Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski’s 30-plus years as Duke’s head coach, he has made sure to adapt to the sport’s changing landscape...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 5,954 reads 10 comments

  11. Duke Basketball: 5 People Every Duke Fan Must Follow on Twitter

    Social media is a big part of the modern sports world. Twitter in particular is an excellent way to get a little insight into the minds of athletes, coaches and journalists...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 5,121 reads 10 comments

  12. Duke Basketball: 5 Biggest Takeaways from the Blue Devils' Offseason So Far

    They say champions are made in the offseason. Whether that old trope is true or not, there are some big storylines that have developed during the Blue Devils’ offseason...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 6,207 reads 17 comments

  13. Duke Basketball: 5 Biggest Reasons to Buy Blue Devils as a 2014 Contender

    Last season was a strange one. After a few years in which a handful of teams were clearly head and shoulders above everyone else, the previous season was one of relative parity...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 7,148 reads 10 comments

  14. Duke Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for the Blue Devils' Incoming Freshmen

    New recruits represent infinite possibilities. It’s impossible to forecast exactly how a new player will perform or how he will impact the team. So given the inability to make pinpoint predictions, it’s a great time to make some bold claims...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 3,621 reads 13 comments

  15. Duke Basketball: ACC Teams the Blue Devils Should Be Worried About

    Even for an absurdly talented Duke team, the road to an ACC regular season title and tournament win will be tough. Maryland is around for one more year and newcomers Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Syracuse are staunch opponents...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 2,986 reads 13 comments

  16. Duke Basketball: Setting Expectations for Each Projected Starter

    Duke always has high expectations for the team. This year is no different. Of course, to realize the expectations of the team, each individual player must meet his own expectations...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 568 reads 36 comments

  17. Duke Basketball: 5 Early Storylines from the Blue Devils' 2014 Recruiting Trail

    The Blue Devils are happy to have a stacked team heading into next season. Yet Duke is intent on continuing to attract top high school talent...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 8,693 reads 4 comments

  18. Duke Basketball: Ranking the 5 Greatest Point Guards in Blue Devil History

    Playing point guard at Duke is one of the more prestigious positions in all of sports. As a point guard himself, Mike Krzyzewski has recruited and tutored some truly great players at that position...

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  19. Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons Fans Should Expect an ACC Title in 2014

    Duke will go into the 2014-15 season with high expectations. After a season of great parity—where the No...

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  20. Duke Basketball: 5 Storylines to Monitor During the Blue Devils' Offseason

    Just because the season is over doesn ’t mean that the narrative of college basketball has taken a hiatus. As the saying goes, championships are won in the offseason. The Duke Blue Devils have a boatload of young players...

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  21. Duke Basketball Recruiting: Blue Devils' 5 Top Targets in 2014 Class

    Duke is coming off an impressive haul of incoming 2013 freshmen. Of course, thanks to the one-and-done rule, college basketball requires teams to continually attract top recruits...

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  22. Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Every Arrival and Departure

    Part of the beauty of college basketball is the turnover of players. While it’s sad to see four-year players graduate, it’s exciting to bring in new players. As the composition of the roster changes, so too does the style of play...

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  23. Duke Basketball: Will Size Be a Major Concern in the 2014 Season?

    Duke will go into next season with a lot of positives. The team is replete with versatile players that coach Mike Krzyzewski can mix and match into a variety of different lineups...

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  24. Duke Basketball: Assigning Roles to Each Player on the 2014 Roster

    Next season Duke will have a ton of talent. The key will be how all that talent fits together. Good team chemistry would make the Blue Devils one of the best teams in the country...

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  25. Duke Basketball Recruiting: Meet 5-Star Recruit Jabari Parker

    Back in December, Duke got an early Christmas present when Jabari Parker committed to the Blue Devils. The 6’8”, 220-pound forward was ranked at the top of the 2013 class until Andrew Wiggins inserted himself into the mix...

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