Posted by Laura Keeley on February 28, 2015
Dukes version of a spring game was modified from the traditional format Saturday, with construction ongoing at Wallace Wade Stadium and below-freezing temperatures and a biting wind outside.
So, in lieu of an actual game, Duke practiced position-specific drills for 90 minutes and concluded the day with a 25-minute situational scrimmage. And even without the offense attempting the traditional march down the field, it was clear which side of the ball was having the most success.
The defense definitely won, defensive tackle Carlos Wray said. They got behind the sticks (tackled for loss), they didnt convert a fourth down, they missed the two-point conversion, which is what we call a game-winner, and the referees deemed that the pass over in the left corner of the end zone was incomplete, which gave us the W.
Posted by Laura Keeley on February 26, 2015
Leading up to the game at Virginia Tech, Jahlil Okafor wasn't healthy enough to practice. His left sprained ankle was still swollen and stiff, so that left Duke with just seven scholarship players.
Posted by Laura Keeley on February 13, 2015
After the University of North Carolina defeated Duke in football on Nov. 24, the Tar Heels spray-painted the Victory Bell - and the Blue Devils' practice facility turf and the visitor's locker room. Duke billed UNC $27,170.44 for the damages, according to information obtained in a public records request.
Posted by Laura Keeley on February 9, 2015
After Duke’s 73-70 win at Florida State, Mike Krzyzewski addressed the media. It was the first time Krzyzewski had spoken since the death of former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, and Krzyzewski offered a few thoughts on his old rival-turned-friend.
Posted by Laura Keeley on February 8, 2015
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski released a statement on the passing of North Carolina legend Dean Smith:
Posted by Laura Keeley on February 5, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Duke will be the first Power Five school to start spring practice, and the Blue Devils will be done long before the calendar actually turns to spring. Practices start Friday, and the spring game will be Feb. 28, still held on campus despite the ongoing construction (the indoor or outdoor practice field will likely serve as the venue).
Posted by Laura Keeley on February 1, 2015
Against the nation's stingiest scoring defense, Duke's final possessions in the 69-63 win at Virginia went like this: 3-pointer, lay-up, lay-up, dunk, 2-point jumper, lay-up, missed lay-up, lay-up, 3, putback, 3, 3, lay-up, 3, 3.