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Duke QB Daniel Jones takes over

Duke QB Daniel Jones takes over

DURHAM, N.C. – Daniel Jones met with the media for the first time as Duke’s new starting quarterback on Tuesday afternoon at the Brooks Building. He’s not on the scout team anymore.The redshirt freshman has been thrust into the starting role for the season opener against North...

Sirk injury may make Jones the starter

Sirk injury may make Jones the starter

DURHAM, N.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, Duke offensive coordinator Zac Roper discussed the rapid progress of redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones as a backup to returning starter Thomas Sirk.By Friday, Roper and head coach David Cutcliffe were forced into Plan B: Who will...

Work on new look at Duke continues

Work on new look at Duke continues

DURHAM, N.C. — The second off-season of refurbishing Wallace Wade Stadium into Brooks Field continued Saturday with constructions workers on the three-story press box and suites among those viewing Saturday’s spring game on the field.On the field, the remodeling of the offense is...

Duke needs to improve tight end production

Duke needs to improve tight end production

One offensive dimension the Duke football team must improve upon in the 2016 season is tight end production, but that would seem to be a tough task on the surface.Braxton Deaver and David Reeves, the team’s top two tight ends last season, aren’t part of the Blue Devils’ 2016...

Duke starts spring drills later than usual

Duke starts spring drills later than usual

Duke football faces more changes than planned with the opening of spring football. That was one reason Duke coach David Cutcliffe waited until Saturday to open spring drills with a morning workout inside Pascal Field House.The March 5 start was about a month later than recent...

Duke backup QB thrust into larger role

Duke backup QB thrust into larger role

There were at one time a number of positions to sift through when deciding who needs to step up for Duke’s football team in 2016. But that was before quarterback Thomas Sirk suffered a torn achilles tendon in a workout this month.That suddenly put the focus clearly on the...