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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...

Another West Point influence on Okafor

Another West Point influence on Okafor

College basketball fans understand the West Point leadership influence upon Duke basketball through Capt. Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired), a West Point graduate, former Army basketball player and head coach and the 35th-year general of the Blue Devils. But another strong...

Okafor dominates Aztecs in the middle and on the run

Okafor dominates Aztecs in the middle and on the run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Outside the realm of San Diego State fandom, any college basketball fan that wants to see Kentucky's run to perfection snapped in the NCAA Tournament had to be encouraged by Sunday’s events at the Time Warner Cable Arena.After all, Duke center Jahlil...

Duke point guards Cook and Jones blend leadership

Duke point guards Cook and Jones blend leadership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke senior point guard Quinn Cook could have easily viewed himself as being pushed aside when highly touted freshman point guard Tyus Jones arrived on campus with NBA projections and his close friend with his own NBA future, 6-foot-10, 270-pound Jahlil...

Duke plays the role of top seed against Robert Morris

Duke plays the role of top seed against Robert Morris

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As the Virginia band members packed up their instruments near the Time Warner Cable Arena tunnel exit following the school’s NCAA Tournament win over Belmont, they stepped aside to make room for the Robert Morris band. They waited as the Colonials’ band...

Okafor takes team game from Chicago to Duke

Okafor takes team game from Chicago to Duke

Jahlil Okafor’s basketball identity grows nationally with each televised game the Duke freshman plays, but it is still basically this simple: He’s the big kid projected as the first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. Similarly, Okafor arrived at Chicago’s Whitney Young High four...

Ohio States Thompson looks to Baggett of West Point for inspiration

Ohio States Thompson looks to Baggett of West Point for inspiration

Sam Thompson knows there is little he and his Ohio State basketball teammates can say to defend last season’s disappointment. Their only course of action is a turnaround season. “What happened last year is not acceptable,” he said. First, there was the season-long struggle that...