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North Carolina risks future NCAA and ACC events

North Carolina risks future NCAA and ACC events

Last week’s annual ACC spring meetings presented an opportunity to discuss North Carolina’s recently passed House Bill 2, controversial legislation in a state with four charter members – Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest.Let’s hope ACC commissioner John Swofford, a...

Calipari fighting tried and true method at Duke and Stanford

Calipari fighting tried and true method at Duke and Stanford

Kentucky fans nod their heads, agreeing with their basketball coach over controversial words that appear aimed at Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.Duke fans are upset at the thinly veiled shot. Coach K and his staff are above the fray — for now, anyway — but no doubt had some mocking if...

Coach K and Wooden succeeded where the Baron failed

Coach K and Wooden succeeded where the Baron failed

The college basketball coaches with the most NCAA titles are UCLA’s John Wooden with 10, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski’s at five and counting and Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp with four.Despite what the numbers tell us, though, Coach K is much closer to the Wizard of Westwood’s seemingly...

Final Four tells story of superior Big Ten depth

Final Four tells story of superior Big Ten depth

I’ve long held the opinion that ACC basketball with its romantic Tobacco Road label receives too much credit and Big Ten basketball is unfairly treated as a whipping boy.The national reaction when Duke or North Carolina is upset in an early round game is, “That’s March Madness!”...

Top five players at Duke since 2010

Top five players at Duke since 2010

You might not remember that Mike Krzyzrewski has combined pursuit of a third straight Olympic basketball gold medal this summer to go with his fourth and fifth NCAA titles captured in 2010 and 2015.But some Duke fans grumbled between the Blue Devils cutting down the nets in 2010...

Cutcliffe thinks he can win with young talent

Cutcliffe thinks he can win with young talent

DURHAM, N.C. – Before Duke head coach David Cutcliffe wrapped up spring drills with the April 9 Spring Showcase, he volunteered an unusual number that usually raises more red flags than the optimism in his voice suggested.“Coming into this season our redshirt freshmen and...

Work on new look at Duke continues

Work on new look at Duke continues

DURHAM, N.C. — The second off-season of refurbishing Wallace Wade Stadium into Brooks Field continued Saturday with constructions workers on the three-story press box and suites among those viewing Saturday’s spring game on the field.On the field, the remodeling of the offense is...

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Villanova and North Carolina met this past Monday in the type of national championship game that endorses the case for John Wooden as college basketball’s greatest coach. By that, I don’t mean Villanova’s dramatic win on a last-second shot.Most years Wooden’s UCLA teams...

Duke needs to improve tight end production

Duke needs to improve tight end production

One offensive dimension the Duke football team must improve upon in the 2016 season is tight end production, but that would seem to be a tough task on the surface.Braxton Deaver and David Reeves, the team’s top two tight ends last season, aren’t part of the Blue Devils’ 2016...

Duke AD stood by Krzyzewski before he was Coach K

Duke AD stood by Krzyzewski before he was Coach K

The flags should be flying at half-mast over Krzyzewskiville for Tom Butters throughout the Final Four weekend.Without the former Duke athletic director, there would be no Krzyzewskiville, the basketball village where Duke students camp out in tents in the shadow of Cameron...