1. Much More Than Community Unity at Stake for Duke Saturday

    When Duke and its Durham neighbor North Carolina Central meet on the football field for the first time Saturday, the Blue Devils should be aiming for something a little more than community togetherness...

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  2. Duke Offense Running On Empty

    Three games into the season and it is very clear Duke Football is still a long ways away from being a contender. Look no further than the Duke offense which has either been anemic or inconsistent in their first three contests...

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  3. Duke Looks to Move on After Upset Effort Against Kansas Crashes

    After the train wreck that was Duke's performance at No. 22 Kansas, it is back to the drawing board for the Blue Devils. The game went about as well or poorly depending on your perspective, as expected...

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  4. Duke's Outgunned and Outmanned vs. Kansas, Devils face Big Odds

    Even before the injury report came out Thursday afternoon, Duke was looking at an uphill battle when they travel to Lawrence to take on No. 22 Kansas...

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  5. Duke Has Nothing To Lose This Week in Matchup With Kansas

    Other than the game itself Duke doesn't have much at risk this week when they travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the No. 22 ranked Jayhawks. Believe it or not that may be a good thing leading up to the game...

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  6. David Cutcliffe Makes Right, Quick Decision On Quarterback But...

    David Cutcliffe made a smart coaching decision by quickly announcing Sunday that Thad Lewis would be his starter for this week's show down with the Kansas Jayhawks. But I have only one problem with the way Cutcliffe went about it...

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  7. Should Sean Renfree's Performance Threaten Thad Lewis' Job?

    It was not a game to write home about for Thad Lewis on Saturday. Despite the Blue Devils' win at Army, Lewis finished the game 5-of-16 passing for only 60 yards...

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  8. Duke Proves Its Worth in Win

    For about one quarter in Saturday's game it appeared Duke was still hung over from its loss last week. That all changed thanks to the Blue Devil's defense stepping up and answering the challenge against Army's triple option...

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  9. Duke's Next Challenge Is Army Strong

    A week ago trying to predict a winner in the Duke-Army game this coming Saturday seemed like a no brainer. What a difference a week makes...

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  10. Worth a Second Look: What Is Reasonable to Expect From Duke Now?

    Prior to the season starter, Duke Coach David Cutcliffe made it clear there was no one on the schedule that he felt Duke couldn't beat. Problem with that is that the opposite is also true...

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  11. Take Two: Duke's New Focus Should Be Winning, Not Bowls

    In the wake of Duke's latest loss most of the Blue Devil faithful are scratching their heads wondering, "What now?" After all, this was a much better Duke team, much more confident, and they surely were suppose to beat Richmond...

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  12. Duke's Loss to Richmond Feels Like Old Times

    Duke's 24 to 16 loss to Richmond has to leave Duke fans and players feeling like its Deja-vu all over again. The loss in the season opener spoiled all the hype generated for weeks and even months leading up to Saturday's game...

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  13. Like a Phoneix From the Ashes: David Cutcliffe Rebuilding Duke Program

    Believe it or not there, is a lot of buzz surrounding the Duke football program these days. Much has been made about Head Coach David Cutcliffe's rebuilding job, and while most still ...

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  14. Duke Looks To Avoid the Richmond Spiders' Web in Week One

    At long last college football season is here. Along with the tailgaters, cheerleaders, and linebackers week one of college football means the "experts" come out and make predictions about their assigned conference or team...

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  15. The Devils' Advocate: For the First Time in a Long Time, Duke Has No Excuses

    After years of less than mediocrity in football, the Duke Blue Devils find themselves in a fairly unfamiliar situation of being expected to win games...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about almost 5 years ago 105 reads 1 comments

  16. David Cutcliffe Has Duke Fans Believing Again

    It has been 15 years since Duke Football had a winning season and even longer since they were considered more than a one-hit-wonder...

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  17. A Realistic Look at Duke Football's '09 Season

    Duke will kick off the '09 football season in a familiar place-- picked dead last in the ACC. There is one striking difference though following last year's mini-resurgence, no one should ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about 5 years ago 294 reads 0 comments

  18. Ode to Wally Wade Stadium

    Of all the grand palaces and arenas in college football, Wallace Wade Stadium may be the one that warms my heart the most. No, this is not a joke. I am writing a tribute to Duke University's Wallace Wade Stadium here...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about 5 years ago 283 reads 2 comments

  19. Duke on a Slide? That's News to Me

    Apparently, or so we all have been told by sports reporters, bloggers, and the Duke hate base alike, Duke is on a bit of downward slide...

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  20. Why Rumors of Duke's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    The panic among some Duke fans and the glee among their detractors has become palpable in the last few days...

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  21. Duke Fans Need to Keep Perspective With Elliot Williams' Departure

    That sound of despair you hear emanating from Durham, North Carolina, is a collective "Crap" coming from the Duke Basketball faithful. Duke announced this morning that Elliott Williams is leaving the team due to an illness in his family...

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  22. Coach K Vs. Coach Roy

    It has become as engrossing a question as "to be or not to be", or "chicken or fish?" To some this is a fairly easy question. Duke fans will choose Mike Krzyzewski and University of North Carolina fans will choose Roy Williams...

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  23. Duke Fans Could Learn a Lot from Axel Rose

    Namely patience. While driving home from work the other day I heard the Guns N' Roses ballad "Patience", and while listening to the lyrics, I was hit by some similarities to Duke and its passionate fanbase...

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  24. The Future o Some of This Year's ACC Draft Class

    With the NBA Finals looking decidedly one-sided, it is time to look ahead to the draft. Most of the analysts feel that this year's draft is a weak one outside of Oklahoma's Blake Griffin and ...

    Mike  Kline Written by Mike Kline about 5 years ago 170 reads 2 comments

  25. Calipari's History Could Make for a Gloomy Forecast

    College basketball is quickly going the way of so many other big time sports. What used to be a game of integrity and tradition has turned into a dog eat dog, ends justify the means way of doing things...

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