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NFL scouts saw plenty and UNC too much

NFL scouts saw plenty and UNC too much

DURHAM, N.C. – It’s nothing new for NFL scouts to travel to Durham to take another look at Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. They’ve shown up since he took over as the starter in 2016, his redshirt freshman season. The notion, though, that they might also have been attracted to see...

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...

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...

Lloyd hopes a trick to new season is holding

Lloyd hopes a trick to new season is holding

Duke coach David Cutcliffe shares many traits with his successful brethren. They have kept him in the college game four decades, including resuscitating the Blue Devils’ long moribund program. But he has demonstrated once again that depth chart paranoia isn’t one of those...

Cutcliffe takes to mic to share optimism

Cutcliffe takes to mic to share optimism

Duke coach David Cutcliffe said some things most coaches avoid at a spring game. He raised expectations. Midway through the Spring Showcase Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium, he had his players take a knee at midfield. He took a microphone and introduced the Blue Devils’ most...

Lloyd travels road of worst case to best case

Lloyd travels road of worst case to best case

By Tom ShanahanDURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Jonathan Lloyd originally thought it was a worst-case scenario as he was rolled on a hospital bed into surgery to repair an injured ankle. He had been eager to taste college football as a true freshman in the fall of 2014. To get a head start...