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Measuring Duke growth by national powers

Measuring Duke growth by national powers

On the long list of examples documenting Duke’s rebuilt football program under 11th-year head coach David Cutcliffe, add Saturday’s game at Clemson compared to the Blue Devils meeting Alabama in the 2010 season. That was Cutcliffe’s third year of his arduous task upon inheriting...

NFL scouts saw plenty and UNC too much

NFL scouts saw plenty and UNC too much

DURHAM, N.C. – It’s nothing new for NFL scouts to travel to Durham to take another look at Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. They’ve shown up since he took over as the starter in 2016, his redshirt freshman season. The notion, though, that they might also have been attracted to see...

Two throwbacks of another kind protect Jones

Two throwbacks of another kind protect Jones

DURHAM, N.C. -- These days, college football verbiage often turns to claims the billion-dollar industry exploits athletes. Once in awhile, though, we’re reminded of the sport’s innocent roots before money hardened the game. They grew when some Princeton and Rutgers students...

Blue Devils reach down deeper for fourth win

Blue Devils reach down deeper for fourth win

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s “next man up” mantra that now extends to quarterbacks remains perfect to the tune of a 4-0 start. Backup quarterback Quentin Harris was on his way to leading the Blue Devils to their second straight win in his second start since third-year starter Daniel...

Jones and Gilbert sidelined following surgeries

Jones and Gilbert sidelined following surgeries

Duke’s quick start, one of the Blue Devils weren’t shy about anticipating in fall camp, suddenly struck three injury speed bumps following impressive season-opening victories over a pair of 10-win teams, Army and Northwestern. The school announced on Sunday that All-ACC...

Duke protects Jones and stretches Army

Duke protects Jones and stretches Army

DURHAM, N.C. – For Duke to challenge Miami in the ACC Coastal Division during a year it also plays Atlantic Division member Clemson, the Blue Devils need to show they can defeat double-digit victory teams. That made Army a fitting test. The Black Knights’ 10-3 record a year ago...

Jones shouldering protection responsibility

Jones shouldering protection responsibility

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke quarterback David Jones played himself out of NFL first-round draft projections last year, but his work before him to bounce back into the 2019 draft discussions is about more than arm strength or mobility.The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt junior has shown...

McCain hero worth recalling at academy games

McCain hero worth recalling at academy games

DURHAM, N.C. -- The world recognized John McCain as a fighter pilot, a decorated war hero, a U.S. Senator from Arizona and a presidential candidate, but the sports world knew the American icon that passed away Saturday at age 81 simply as a rabid fan. He liked to tell a story of...

Humphreys confident and building

Humphreys confident and building

DURHAM, N.C. – Ben Humphreys, smiling and healthy after an injury-hampered junior season, stood brimming with optimism. On the first day of fall camp, he said something that stands out as more challenging for this year's Duke seniors than Blue Devils have faced in past farewell...

Highly touted QBs overlooking Duke guru

Highly touted QBs overlooking Duke guru

Jack Sears seemed to answer a perplexing Duke recruiting question two years ago. Prior to the 4-star quarterback committing to the Blue Devils, you had to wonder why more highly touted QBs don’t clamor to play for David Cutcliffe? After all, the Blue Devils’ head coach is...