In a display of solidarity, support and to honor of their teammates of color, Duke’s signature helmet decal will be black all season. It’s a decision Coach Cutcliffe says players made collectively.
“That’s been our players. We’ve let them have that and we’ve tried to have guidelines with it. A lot of conversation with our players. All of our players input not just our players of color, but every one of our players. And you know that that’s a vote for their teammates. That that’s a strong feeling of unity. And that’s how you grow in any difficult time. You do it together. And so to honor our teammates of color, the black D’s will be worn all year long. But you know, again, that is not representing any organizations or anything, it’s representing the strength of our teammates and our belief that Black Lives do matter. The players have t-shirts that they wear that says Duke football believes that Black Lives matter and the difference in what we have if you see one you have a black fist and a white fist forming our bull city logo. So, it’s about us. It’s about our thoughts, our beliefs, and our togetherness as we continue to move forward.”
The Blue Devils welcome Boston College on Saturday for their home opener. The game will be broadcast on RSN with Evan Lepler, Dave Archer, and Lyndsay Rowley on the call. Kickoff is slated for 12:00 p.m. The game can also be heard on the Blue Devils IMG Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goduke.com.