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Duke set stage for Friday football with Miami

Duke set stage for Friday football with Miami

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe began the week apologizing to high school football fans in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area as well as those nationwide that stayed home to watch TV.The old high school coach from Alabama...

Daniel Jones taking next step with Duke offense

Daniel Jones taking next step with Duke offense

DURHAM, N.C. — Judging a college football team’s spring drills can be tricky.The good or bad plays don’t necessarily reveal performance months later. The same is true of a coach’s comments. He can filter the good or the bad with coach-speak – depending on what he wants his...

Quarterbacks led ACC past SEC last season

Quarterbacks led ACC past SEC last season

To understand how the ACC overtook the SEC in football supremacy in 2016, start with the quarterbacks.For the much of the past season, mock NFL drafts have ranked Mitch Trubisky as the top quarterback prospect. Yet the North Carolina junior was only the ACC’s third-team...

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

In football’s quest to become a year-round sport, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season.The national title Clemson claimed Monday night was the ACC’s second in four years, and the league has been represented in the College Football Playoff all three years. The...

Duke finishes upset bid this time

Duke finishes upset bid this time

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke won more than a late-season game with a 28-27 upset of No. 17 North Carolina Thursday night before ESPN’s cameras. The young Blue Devils validated their previous near-upsets of Louisville and Virginia Tech.Until beating North Carolina, some national fans might...

Blue Devils test another ranked opponent

Blue Devils test another ranked opponent

Two or three years from now we’ll be talking about the seamless transition from Virginia Tech legend Frank Beamer’s retirement to Justin Fuentes’ successful first season in Blacksburg.By then, the Hokies may add to the ACC Coastal title to the one they’re so close to clinching in...

Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke lost its third senior team captain to a season-ending injury last week when Jela Duncan went down, but despite records of 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the ACC Coastal the Blue Devils aren’t demoralized.Duke has remained competitive without injured quarterback Thomas Sirk (Achilles...

We learned more about Duke than George Tech

We learned more about Duke than George Tech

We still don’t know much about Georgia Tech despite a 38-35 win over Duke Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.Duke, though, is a team we continue to learn about despite the Blue Devils slipping to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in ACC Coastal play. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Duke throws scare into Louisville

Duke throws scare into Louisville

Duke gained despite losing 24-14 at Louisville.Here’s why I say that:Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Daniel Jones upsets recruiting system

Daniel Jones upsets recruiting system

Daniel Jones managed much more than to riddle Notre Dame’s defense last week. The Duke quarterback’s play in a 38-35 victory flipped upside down the modern-day recruiting system that supposedly leaves no stone unturned.Everyone but Blue Devils Coach David Cutcliffe whiffed on the...