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We are Making a Big Mistake: Coach K Wants More Testing Prior to Games

After Duke’s blowout win over Elon Saturday evening, head coach Mike Krzyzewski touched on several topics that have heavily impacted the sports world since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly two years ago. With new the Covid-19 variant, Omicron, steadily…

UNC’s Hubert Davis Wants Consistent Defense & Effort After Tough Test Versus Furman

All season defense has been an area where the Tar Heels can use improvement. After the their 74-61 victory against Furman at home Tuesday night, UNC head coach Hurbert Davis said team’s defensive effort and consistency will still be a…

UNC vs Furman: What to Watch For

The UNC men’s basketball team needs to avoid looking ahead to this weekend’s CBS Sports Classic matchup with UCLA as the host Furman, a mid-major who comes into the matchup shooting 30 three-point attempts a game (10th most in Division…

Cooked: Pittsburgh’s Once “Steel Curtain” Defense Can’t Stop a Nosebleed

The Steelers defense is the worst I’ve seen in 30 years. No communication. Lack of effort. Players scared of getting hit. Players afraid to get their jerseys dirty. They’re just an all around abysmal bunch of guys on that side…

5-Star Forward Mark Mitchell Joins Duke Basketball

5-star small forward Mark Mitchell (10th by 24/7 sports), #3 overall SF, announced he will be taking his talents to Duke University to join the brotherhood alongside fellow All Americans, Dereck Lively, Dariq Whitehead, Kyle Filipowski, and Jaden Schutt which…

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Assistant and Duke have Mutual Interest in Football Vacancy

Just a day after Duke Football finished there lackluster season, which included going winless in ACC play this season and having just one conference win in two seasons, new athletic director Nina King and David Cutcliffe agreed to part ways.…

Accessing Duke Basketball’s Backcourt

On every championship team for the Duke Blue Devils dating back to where it all began in 1991 & 1992, having a backcourt that can weather the storm and dictate tempo has been integral..and it is what it will take…

1 Conference Win in 2 years: David Cutcliffe Has More Fight, But Does Duke Think the Same?

Years of irrelevance. With a 12-game conference losing streak, which includes a third straight year of missing a post-season bowl, it should be an easy answer for new Duke athletic director Nina King to relinquish head football coach David Cutcliffe…

Duke Looks to Avoid Going 0-7 in Conference Play Against Louisville

The Duke Blue Devils are the losers of 10 straight conference games (0-6 in conference play), and likely losing head coach David Cutcliffe after the season to retirement, are looking to salvage what’s left of their season Thursday night against…

3 games in 5 days: Duke Basketball Gets Battle Tested Versus Campbell

The 9th ranked Duke Blue Devils, who played three games in five days, had an intriguing matchup at home on Friday night against the Big South’s Campbell. The Fighting Camels jumped out to an early 12-5 lead on a young…

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