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Duke claims first bowl victory since 1961

Duke claims first bowl victory since 1961

Duke found a way to take another step in elevating its long-downtrodden football program despite an overall disappointing season marred by a four-game losing streak.The Blue Devils won their first bowl game since 1961 with a 44-41 overtime victory against Indiana Saturday in the...

Cutcliffe feeling gratitude over fourth bowl game

Cutcliffe feeling gratitude over fourth bowl game

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Coach David Cutcliffe likes to take early-morning walks and often talks aloud to his dog. Assuming there are still newspaper subscribers in his neighborhood, they could hear him as they step outside for the paper.They need not be alarmed about their coach’s...

Matt Skura handled Duke media role in tough times

Matt Skura handled Duke media role in tough times

DURHAM, N.C. — Each Tuesday, Duke coach David Cutcliffe and three or four players meet with the media at the Brooks Football Building. They rehash the last week’s game and look ahead to the upcoming opponent.Most weeks, media relations department officials Art Chase and...

Divide in developing talent separates Coach K and Coach Cal

Divide in developing talent separates Coach K and Coach Cal

Mike Krzyzewski heard himself described last year as moving to the dark side of recruiting where John Calipari resides. He was living and dying with three freshmen projected as one-and-done players jumping to the NBA.Indeed, Duke won the NCAA title behind three freshmen that soon...

Pittsburgh separates from Duke with physical play

Pittsburgh separates from Duke with physical play

Pittsburgh’s dominating second half to beat Duke 31-13 sent more than a lone message addressed to the Blue Devils.First-year coach Pat Narduzzi’s Panthers also sent a statement to the rest of the Coastal and maybe the ACC as a whole. Just wait until Narduzzi has his own players...

Duke secondary overaggressive in loss to North Carolina

Duke secondary overaggressive in loss to North Carolina

Former NFL quarterback Brock Huard is paid to breakdown defenses as an ESPN college football analyst.So with his background it didn’t take long to come up with an explanation on the Duke-North Carolina ESPN2 broadcast why Duke’s otherwise talented secondary was burned by North...

High school hoops loses model on how to play game

High school hoops loses model on how to play game

High school basketball suffered a big loss – figuratively and literally – this week when Harry Giles’ senior year ended with a knee injury playing the season opener for his new high school, Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.I include “high school basketball” as a loss with...

Duke and Virginia Tech snap Fedora out of routine

Duke and Virginia Tech snap Fedora out of routine

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora’s Sunday routine was disrupted with added stress upon learning two major ACC developments involving Duke and Virginia Tech, upcoming opponents.On Sunday morning he was thinking Duke would be a tough enough opponent this Saturday at Kenan Stadium...

North Carolina challenge helps Duke move on

North Carolina challenge helps Duke move on

Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk’s family traveled from his tiny hometown of Glen St. Mary, Fla., to attend the Miami-Duke game last week and visit with him afterward.But when the improbable events of the Miami Miracle/ACC Debacle concluded later than usual, he had one request when...

College football roundtable discussion

College football roundtable discussion

It’s Monday and we just witnessed another tremendous weekend of college football action.That can only mean one thing, right? It’s time for another Today’s U Roundtable.Let’s get after it. ... Click here for the rest of the Today's U story