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Duke Olympic sprint medalist Dave Sime passes away

Duke Olympic sprint medalist Dave Sime passes away

Olympic silver medalist Dave Sime, the grandfather of Stanford Heisman Trophy finalist Christian McCaffrey and Duke wide receiver Max McCaffrey, passed away Tuesday in Miami.Sime’s most accomplished sport was track, but he was a three-sport athlete at Duke whose name and athletic...

McCaffrey for Heisman rings coast to coast

McCaffrey for Heisman rings coast to coast

DURHAM, N.C. — A reporter asked Max McCaffrey if he had heard about the “McCaffrey for Heisman” campaign.The Duke senior wide receiver, seated casually at the Blue Devils’ practice facility for a media session, sat up proudly. He understood the question that otherwise could have...

Duke fills house and scoreboard

Duke fills house and scoreboard

DURHAM, N.C. – Many numbers besides 2-0 stand out with Duke’s 55-0 win over North Carolina Central Saturday night in the Blue Devils’ home opener.None better than the number in the stands, though. A sellout crowd of 33,941 turned out for the Blue Devils’ debut of renovated...

Duke stadium renovation is farewell to track

Duke stadium renovation is farewell to track

DURHAM, N.C. — A drumbeat simultaneously celebrating King Football and mourning track and field marches past another historic American sports venue Saturday night.The new-look Wallace Wade Stadium lacks a familiar accent.Duke football’s home opener against North Carolina Central...

New culture has Duke playing with confidence

New culture has Duke playing with confidence

DURHAM, N.C. — Confidence is an elusive and intangible element to building a winning football program. But once a team grasps that feeling, it’s palpable.Take the Duke Blue Devils’ turnaround with three straight bowl seasons. Confidence that was lacking in the past is felt in the...

A phone call to Archie and takeaways from Duke scrimmage

A phone call to Archie and takeaways from Duke scrimmage

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke football coach David Cutcliffe made a phone call Saturday afternoon to Archie Manning at his New Orleans home, but the conversation wasn’t about Peyton and Eli, Archie’s two NFL quarterbacks sons Cutcliffe has tutored over the years.He called for a...

McCaffrey surname adds to Duke chasing Stanford reputation

McCaffrey surname adds to Duke chasing Stanford reputation

Duke football’s upswing continues climbing toward the Stanford bar of national respect for elite academics and winning football. What the Blue Devils need next is a longer run that translates into preseason national rankings they failed to attract in 2015.“Internally, I think...