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Notre Dame's Juwan Durham (11) gets pressure from Duke's Jordan Goldwire during the second half of Wednesday's game in South Bend, Ind. Duke won 75-65.

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Duke’s freshmen take step forward in ACC opener

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| December 18, 2020

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 highlighting individual skills in AAU ball to executing the Division I college game.

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A look ahead, all too soon

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| March 20, 2020

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Blue Devils, Tar Heels wind up ACC's regular season

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| March 6, 2020

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 …

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Young Blue Devils are still learning late in the season

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| February 28, 2020

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For Duke, NC State loss is a one-off

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| February 21, 2020

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 …

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Coach K pleased with the growth of his young Blue Devils

By Tom Shanahan | Special to the Times
| February 14, 2020

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 …

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No certainties in resumption of Duke-UNC rivalry

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| February 7, 2020

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 …

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Capel’s return to Durham stirs emotion

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Times
| January 31, 2020

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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 …


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