Duke Notebook
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  They’re some of the top basketball recruits in the nation, but they also are essentially strangers in this oddest of seasons. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed their transitioned to … more
Today should have been about analyzing Duke’s first-round NCAA Tournament opponent. Instead, with the coronavirus pandemic canceling the postseason, we’re left to think ahead. What … more
The basic qualifications for a movie producer are an ability to raise money and connections to combine a script, director and cast. This is brought up because Mike Krzyzewski recently had … more
DURHAM —North Carolina is riding a three-game win streak, while Duke has dropped three of its last five. Normally, that suggests the Tar Heels are seeking a top postseason seed and the Blue … more
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski learned leadership at a foremost institution for developing leaders — West Point. After all, before he was a basketball coach, he was a retired U.S. Army … more
RALEIGH — The last two times Duke won national championships in 2010 and 2015, the Blue Devils’ regular season included a double-digit loss at N.C. State’s arena. The Wolfpack won … more
DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewksi, Duke’s hall-of-fame basketball coach, sounded positively giddy Monday night, just three days before his 73rd birthday. And that’s a good thing not to be … more
DURHAM — If only it was this easy to compare scores and pick college basketball results. A week after struggling North Carolina lost at home to middling ACC foe Boston College, Duke … more
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t like to play against his former players that have been an assistant for and then landed their own job as a head coach. We saw just how much he dislikes it at … more
Daniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft. Quentin Harris, a … more
Well, what did we learn from Duke’s surprising loss at Clemson? Perhaps the most revealing information was Duke’s 10-man rotation has been more than “coachspeak” from Blue … more
Eight straight wins, seven by double figures, five of them by 20-plus points and two those in ACC victories by 39 (Boston College) and 33 (Miami). Duke looks again like not only a Final Four team … more
DURHAM — Vernon Carey’s strong inside play has progressed earlier than expected, especially for a freshman prone to using his perimeter skills in high school. To understand a key to his … more
DURHAM — This sounds ironic, but it’s fair to wonder if Duke was overlooked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll. The Blue Devils often get the benefit of the doubt, … more
DURHAM — Luca Diamont verbally committed to Duke 10 months ago while ranked a 4-star prospect. Then, between February and signing his National Letter of Intent Wednesday, he dropped to a … more
DURHAM – Herman Bulls knew Mike Krzyzewski early on, long before Duke’s basketball Hall-of-Famer was Coach K, his iconic identity. He was an unknown Army coach with a silent K preceding … more
Duke finally opens ACC play after having already dispatched two ranked opponents, Kansas in the Champions Classic and Michigan State on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. But the lid-lifter … more
The last time Michigan State played Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was on Dec. 1, 2010 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. As the Spartans approached the arena, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his … more
DURHAM — A Duke football constant under head coach David Cutcliffe has been his willingness to reveal what he tells his players. Many paranoid coaches, citing confidentiality, won’t share … more
DURHAM — Duke’s third starting lineup three games into the basketball season resulted in Tuesday’s 105-57 romp over Central Arkansas, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned not to … more
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