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Blue Devils’ O-line gets upgrade with Frey

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Wilson Times
| January 24, 2020

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 …

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Tighter rotations mean less margin for error for Blue Devils

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| January 17, 2020

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 …

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After SFA upset, Blue Devils are on a roll

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| January 10, 2020

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 …

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Robinson a valuable commodity for Duke

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| January 3, 2020

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 …

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Blue Devils’ depth on display in latest victory

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| December 27, 2019

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Blue Devils don’t worry about the rating game

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| December 20, 2019

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 …

From Army to Duke, Coach K’s intensity a constant

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| December 13, 2019

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 …

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Blue Devils set to face small Hokies lineup

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| December 6, 2019

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 …

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Blue Devils set for unique trip to Michigan State

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| November 30, 2019

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 …

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Margin for error is gone for Blue Devils’ bowl hopes

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| November 22, 2019

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 …

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No. 2 Blue Devils testing out early lineup combos

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| November 15, 2019

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 …

Blue Devils await shades of green against Notre Dame

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| November 8, 2019

DURHAM — Notre Dame football’s fan base “travels.”  For Irish partisans, tickets — the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow — are easier to …

Blue Devils show off balance in exhibition victory

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| January 26, 2021

DURHAM — If there are three teams in the nation better than Duke, they would be hard pressed to look better than the Blue Devils in their second exhibition game, routing Fort Valley State …

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Jones makes history for Blue Devils at No. 6 pick

By Adam Rowe Special to the Times
| December 30, 2020

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones left school one year early with a number of first-round guarantees from NFL organizations. The gamble paid off, as Jones heard his name called by commissioner Roger …


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