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Katrenick winning at QB musical chairs game

Katrenick winning at QB musical chairs game

DURHAM, N.C. – If you think N.C. Central felt frustrated when Duke third-team quarterback Chris Katrenick directed three second-half scoring drives, imagine the second-guessing of highly recruited QBs still seeking playing time across the nation. Katrenick made his college debut...

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...

Defensive backs living up to their mantra

Defensive backs living up to their mantra

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke prides itself on fulfilling a “next man up” mentality – one many programs strive to fulfill yet fall short of -- but the Blue Devils’ defensive backs are testing the limits. Following an injury-plagued 3-0 start, this week marks the first time Duke has...

Quentin Harris steps into quarterback role

Quentin Harris steps into quarterback role

Quentin Harris isn't Duke's lone “next man up” – the mantra its backups utilize to be ready – but he’s certainly the most important one. He’s the new quarterback filling in for injured starter Daniel Jones. Quarterback, of course, is the the most important position in the most...

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...

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke football’s upward mobility from the 2-33 train wreck that David Cutcliffe inherited has allowed the school to join an exclusive club with Stanford and Northwestern as academically elite institutions consistently competing among Power 5 schools.Cutcliffe,...

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...

Montgomery and Herring finally team up

Montgomery and Herring finally team up

GREENVILLE -- Scottie Montgomery long hoped to coach Reid Herring, but the former Duke offensive coordinator didn’t expect the Millbrook High alum would be his starting quarterback as East Carolina’s head coach.“I recruited Reid at Duke; we recruited him hard,” Montgomery said....

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 the work before him to bounce back into the 2019 first-round discussions is about more than arm strength or mobility.The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt junior has...

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...