Posted by Laura Keeley on July 22, 2014
It’s back! Last year, we counted down the top 10 most important Duke football players for the 2013 season, and today starts our look at this year’s list. Most important isn’t necessarily the best, but it’s a combination of individual skill, depth at a position and cruciality to success.
With football season just around the corner (practice starts Aug. 4), it’s time to focus on the gridiron and what lies ahead for the 2014 Blue Devils. Last season was a banner year for the program, winning 10 games for the first time ever and finishing atop the ACC’s Coastal Division. Now, the Blue Devils have their eyes set on returning to the ACC Championship game.
To do that, Duke will need some players to step into new roles and others to take on larger ones. With that in mind, here’s a look at the 10 most important players for the upcoming season. Be sure to check back daily for the unveiling of the full list.
Posted by Andrew Carter on July 21, 2014
The Seminoles are picked to win the ACC on 104 of 112 preseason ballots, while the Blue Devils lead the Coastal Division in first-place votes.
Posted by Laura Keeley on July 21, 2014
Duke walk-on defensive back Hud Mellencamp, 20—the son of rockstar John Mellencamp—is facing a misdemeanor charge for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The charge was filed on July 10 with the Monroe (Ind.) County clerk’s office, the Indianapolis Star reported. An initial hearing on the case is scheduled for Sept. 25 in Monroe Circuit Court.
Posted by Laura Keeley on July 18, 2014
Jayson Tatum stands 6-foot-8 1/2 right now, heading into his junior year, but he still handles the ball like a guard. And on Thursday, playing with the under-16 St. Louis Eagles in the Nike Invitational Sweet 16, Tatum pulled off a sequence that left all of the college coaches shaking their heads.
Posted by Laura Keeley on July 16, 2014
Duke released its nonconference basketball schedule Wednesday morning. And, without further adieu, here it is:
Posted by Laura Keeley on July 15, 2014
Football season is just around the corner. Forty-six days away, according to the Blue Devils' countdown to kickoff against Elon. Head coach David Cutcliffe chuckled at that.