1. Duke Football Bowl Bound? It Just Might Happen

    In the words of the immortal Vince Lombardi, "What the hell is goin' on out here?" Duke is actually close to being bowl eligible, and it is late October...

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  2. Duke Basketball Season Breakdown Part One: Front Court Provides Strength

    This represents the first in a series of three previews breaking down the Duke Basketball season. This series represents a collaboration between members of the Duke Basketball Page and will look at the Blue Devil's front court, back court and bench...

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  3. Duke Football Will Take Scary Win Over Maryland

    It appears that when Duke makes the trip up to Charlottesville next week they will be dressed up as a winning team for Halloween...

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  4. Duke Recruiting: Harrison Barnes Visits but Is Taking His Time with the Verdict

    Duke fans' rejoicing Friday morning following the commitment of point guard Kyrie Irving have a quick turn around before their attention turns to another top recruit this weekend...

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  5. Duke-Maryland: Blue Devils Will Battle Overconfidence As Well As Terps

    Duke Coach David Cutcliffe probably felt it was closer to April Fools Day instead of Halloween when he heard the news his Blue Devils were favored to win this Saturday. "Are we favored? Lord have mercy," was Cutcliffe's response to hearing the news...

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  6. In Defense of Jim Zorn and Jason Campbell

    First let me say Jim Zorn is not a good head coach. OK, now that that is clear let me also say that Jason Campbell is not a bad quarterback. With those two points resolved let the defense begin...

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  7. Duke-Maryland: Blue Devils Hope to Not Fear the Turtle This Halloween

    Over the past several years, Duke Football has been one of the scariest things to watch in college football. But under the new regime of Coach David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils are hoping to strike fear in the hearts of their opponents for a change...

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  8. Duke Basketball: Madness Was Fun, but Now It's Time to Address the What Ifs

    Duke's Countdown to Craziness went off without a hitch and by all accounts was a huge success. The players, coaches, and crowd had a lot of fun celebrating the start of the college basketball season...

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  9. Kentucky Happy But Should Be Cautious About John Calipari Era

    Let me start out by saying that I have a lot of respect for the history and tradition of Kentucky Basketball. They are arguably one of the greatest programs in college basketball history...

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  10. Duke Basketball Doesn't Have To Just Wait Until Next Year

    So here we are in the middle of October, football season is just hitting its stride, and it is already time to start talking college basketball...

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  11. Blue Devils: "Bye" and Large Lots of Work Left For Improving Duke Football Team

    It may be a bye week for the Duke Football team but it is by no means down-time for the Blue Devils. Coach David Cutcliffe  made it clear, on his weekly radio show, that while the Blue Devils ...

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  12. A Suggestion for Those Duke Football Fans

    Well I had initially planed to write a letter to Duke's football fans, however, ESPN ACC Blogger Heather Dinich beat me to the punch...

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  13. Duke Needs To Learn from Pitfalls of Bye Weeks Past

    Most college teams welcome a bye week. Duke is no exception, and in most years, it has been a welcome break from the embarrassment of yet another loss. But this isn't most years...

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  14. David Cutcliffe, Thad Lewis Give Duke Its First Signature Win

    Ladies and gentlemen of the college football world, please welcome back Duke University. After a 30-plus year sabbatical from the realm of respectability, the Blue Devils have finally arrived...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about 5 years ago 541 reads 6 comments

  15. Duke-NC State: Expect Both Teams to Air It out

    When Duke and NC State hit the freshly sodded Carter-Finley Stadium field Saturday I don't expect to see the much damage done to the turf. That would require a consistent running game which neither team has shown thus far...

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  16. Duke-NC State: It Is Time To See What the Devils Have Got

    The time has come for Duke Football to show us something. When the Blue Devils take the field against NC State this coming Saturday, Coach David Cutcliffe and company will be facing a must-win game...

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  17. Two Chess Masters: Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams At It Again

    If recruiting is like chess, then Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and UNC coach Roy Williams are the grandmasters...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about 5 years ago 1,186 reads 14 comments

  18. Duke Blue Devils Have Talent to Compete in ACC, Need to Keep Working on Three Es

    For the better part of three decades or more, Duke Football simply hasn't had the talent to compete. One could reasonably argue that in Coach David Cutcliffe's short tenure, he is starting to erase the gap in talent...

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  19. Duke Shows Signs of Closing The Gap

    Make no mistake, Duke's game against Virginia Tech was just as close as the final score indicated. Hokie fans may not want to hear it, but Duke is slowly but surely closing gap between the two program...

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  20. Duke-Virginia Tech: Blue Devils Hope to "Click" Through Hokies Game

    The Adam Sandler movie Click may sum up the best-case scenario for the Blue Devils come Saturday when the Virginia Tech Hokies come to Durham for Duke's ACC opener...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about 5 years ago 227 reads 1 comments

  21. Does Duke's Future Really Lie in the Hands of a Teenager?

    Well, yes and no. And if you want to get real specific about it, Duke's future will boil down to many teenagers yet to come, but for now, the focus is on just one...

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  22. Making the Grade: Duke's First Quarter Report Card

    Now that Duke is a quarter of the way through the season it is time to see how this group of Blue Devils has done so far...

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  23. Duke Builds Confidence in Win but Still Has Work To Do

    At least for one night, Duke appeared to be capable of dominating a football game, even if it was against an inferior opponent...

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  24. Duke-North Carolina Central: Banged-Up Blue Devils' Rare Opportunity

    When Duke takes to the field this Saturday, they will have the chance to do something they normally don't. Win big. The Blue Devils face the cross-town North Carolina Central University Eagles ...

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  25. Twitter and Sports: Anyone Else Feel This Is Too Creepy?

    Ok is it me or is this Twitter thing, especially when it comes to athletics, getting a little creepy? Call me old fashioned, but when adult men or women start following the musings of a 17 to 18 year-old-kid, I find that a bit disturbing...

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