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One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

Name college basketball’s greatest coach: UCLA’s John Wooden or Duke’s Mike Krzyzrewski? It’s a debate with no definitive answer.The Wizard of Westwood’s supporters cite 10 NCAA titles in 12 years (1964-1975). Coach K’s backers note five national titles spanning three decades...

Gottfried finds another big man with Kapita

Gottfried finds another big man with Kapita

A North Carolina State big man provided the difference in the Wolfpack’s 84-82 upset of Duke on Monday night with a double-double, but the surprise was both who he was and wasn’t.Actually, it was two big men that Duke acting head coach Jeff Capel praised in his postgame comments....

Duke lacks intangibles Quinn Cook provided

Duke lacks intangibles Quinn Cook provided

It’s not time to panic, but Duke looks bewildered.There is still plenty of basketball to be played and there is too much talent on Duke’s roster. As many as three freshmen and junior Grayson Allen have been projected as first-round draft picks....

Unexpected time for head coach in waiting

Unexpected time for head coach in waiting

Jeff Capel, Duke’s unofficial head-coach-in-waiting, faces a tough test the next four weeks replacing Mike Krzyzewski. Much more challenging than for one game a year ago or whatever future season it is that he succeeds his mentor.I feel confident labeling Capel the “unofficial...