1. Duke Basketball Recruiting: Changing One Number at a Time

    One is truly the loneliest number when it comes to Duke Basketball. In the 30 years Mike Krzyzewski has roamed the sidelines, no Duke player has ever worn the No. 1. If you read Krzyzewski's book Leading with the Heart , you'd understand...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 1,604 reads 2 comments

  2. Duke-NC State: Why Blue Devils' Loss is a Good Thing for All

    Believe it or not, Duke losing to NC State on Wednesday was a good thing. Yes, for the Wolfpack, of course, but also for the Blue Devils and the ACC as a whole. First, from an NC State perspective, it gives them, as I heard one fan put it, confidence...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 2,192 reads 32 comments

  3. Man's Game: The ACC Is Physical, but Doesn't Cross the Line

    Duke and Wake Forest played another classic physical ACC game Sunday and many were ready to proclaim Monday that the conference is too physical. The Raleigh News & Observer had a column on that very debate Sunday morning...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 271 reads 9 comments

  4. I'm Sorry, David Cutcliffe: A Mea Culpa to the Blue Devils Head Coach

    Coach David Cutcliffe has decided to stay at Duke—a clear sign that perhaps the Blue Devils football program isn't cursed after all. I, like many fans, was devastated to hear the news Thursday night that Cutcliffe was probably leaving for Tennessee...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 721 reads 9 comments

  5. Hold the Phone? David Cutcliffe May Not Go to Tennessee Afterall

    Despite reports to the contrary, it appears Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe might not be out the door just yet. ESPN is reporting that sources are telling them he will stay at Duke...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 376 reads 3 comments

  6. Five Choices To Replace David Cutcliffe at Duke

    With David Cutcliffe all but gone from Duke, who in their right minds would want to take over that program? While he has built a respectable program in Durham, making Duke Football a consistant winner will take a lot of hard work...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 775 reads 4 comments

  7. David Cutcliffe Decision Deals Devilish Blow To Duke

    You can't fault a man for chasing his dream, but David Cutcliffe's apparent decision to leave Duke for Tennessee leaves the Blue Devils in worse shape than Lane Kiffin left the Volunteers...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 1,819 reads 8 comments

  8. David Cutcliffe To Tennessee: Not Going To Happen

    Less than 24 hours after Lane Kiffin pulled a Larry Brown and skipped out of Knoxville after only one year, the rumors are already flying about Duke's David Cutcliffe...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 4,327 reads 10 comments

  9. Interesting Challenge: Duke To Host Defending Champs Alabama Next Season

    Duke University is not unfamiliar with hosting a defending National Champion in Durham. Of course, the shape of the ball is usually a bit different and the game is played at Cameron Indoor Stadium...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 587 reads 11 comments

  10. Duke's Kyle Singler: What's the Matter?

    Is it me or does it appear that Kyle Singler just doesn't seem like, well, Kyle Singler? I'm not sure if I'm the only one who has noticed his effectiveness as a player seems to have tailed off this year...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 1,592 reads 15 comments

  11. Duke: Do They Have What It Takes to Get To the Final Four?

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Duke is off to a great start and look like they have the tools to take the ACC and make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 1,096 reads 8 comments

  12. Grading the Polls: How Do Early Predictions Stack Up to Reality?

    It is very easy to be critical of the early season college basketball polls and for good reason. Most of the time they are wrong...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 184 reads 2 comments

  13. Duke Right Now Is a National Title Contender

    If you were to look at all of the early season contenders and pretenders it seems pretty clear to me that Duke is a contender...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 953 reads 4 comments

  14. Dissecting and Predicting Duke's Rotation for the Remainder of the Season

    Tis' the season to be jolly, deck the halls, and shorten the Duke Basketball team's bench. Every Duke fan out there knows that once the preseason tournaments, cup cakes and traditionally early ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 1,085 reads 0 comments

  15. Why Duke's Defensive Coordinator's Departure Is a Good Thing

    Success, even minor success, breeds opportunities. The Duke football team learned its first lesson in that old adage when their defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre left the Blue Devils after two years in Durham...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 716 reads 6 comments

  16. So, Who's Better, Duke or UNC?: Gardner-Webb's Rick Scruggs Says Devils

    The last person you would expect to be an expert on Duke or North Carolina would be the coach at Gardner-Webb University...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about over 4 years ago 1,104 reads 0 comments

  17. Jon Scheyer Is the Duke Blue Devils' Best Player

    If there was any doubt about who the best player on the floor for the Duke Blue Devils is, Tuesday night quickly resolved those questions. Jon Scheyer had a career night in multiple categories, including scoring, assists, and rebounds in that game...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 649 reads 5 comments

  18. Roy Williams Too Smart To Act So Stupidly

    Admittedly, as a Duke fan, I have no love for UNC basketball or its coach, Roy Williams. But there is no doubting the success that both the school and the man have had together and separately...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 936 reads 10 comments

  19. No College Football Playoff: How About a Bigger NCAA Basketball Tournament?

    The NCAA has done a marvelous job of ducking the ever—growing demand for a College Football Playoff, so what is their next great idea? How about expanding the NCAA Basketball Tournament? If you are asking why, the answer is really simple: money...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 158 reads 0 comments

  20. David Cutcliffe Will Have Duke Football Bowling Next Year

    It can not be overstated how different things are in Durham these days. There isn't a football coach in the country that wouldn't love to end a season with a fan base and administration that ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 668 reads 2 comments

  21. Tiger's Tale: The Most Recent Evidence Sport Isn't What It Use to Be

    Once upon a time sports were a respite for me from the everyday ills of society—rough day at work, depressing news, my Washington Redskins losing again. I could count on sports to entertain and inform me about, well, sports...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  22. Trying To Explain the Conundrum That Is Duke Basketball

    I have watched many Duke basketball games through many seasons now, and one thing remains very clear to me—figuring out the Blue Devils is nearly as impossible as trying to determine the number of facial expressions Jon Scheyer has...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 2,300 reads 13 comments

  23. Enough With The Forced Tim Tebow Love Already!

    First off let me start by saying this isn't an anti Tim Tebow rant. I respect the guy for everything he represents as a student-athlete in a time when that phrase is more a concept than a reality...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 730 reads 24 comments

  24. Duke Can't Avoid Another Disappointing Loss On Senior Day

    It wasn't meant to be for Thad Lewis and the rest of his senior cohorts. The Duke quarterback who has started all but two games since arriving in Durham four years ago just wasn't able to put the Blue Devils on his back one last time...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 75 reads 0 comments

  25. Duke Fans Should Temper Celebration After Big Win Over UConn

    Another early season tournament victory for Duke, and another victory over a big-time opponent are in the books. But we've all seen that before...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 925 reads 20 comments