Takeaways from second Duke scrimmage
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Takeaways from second Duke scrimmage

Blue Devils test new turf at renovated Wallace Wade Stadium

Photo: Renovations at Wallace Wade Stadium meant removing the historic track.

DURHAM, N.C. – The greening of Duke’s renovated Wallace Wade Stadium continued as the Blue Devils tested the pristine turf grown in Georgia and transplanted in quadrants for the first time in fall camp.

After 75 snaps in Saturday’s second scrimmage leading to the Sept. 3 opener at Tulane, the Bermuda grass with a sand base still appeared smooth enough to pull out a golf putter for a little late afternoon practice. ...

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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