Posted by Laura Keeley on August 31, 2014
DURHAM—Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the human element in college football.
For 21 Blue Devils, Saturday night marked their first appearance in a collegiate game. Five true freshmen didn’t have to wait long at all ( more about each of them in the game story). Thirteen redshirt freshmen reached the light at the end of the tunnel that began last year, with practice after practice after practice. And three redshirt sophomores—OT Tanner Stone, DT Allen Jackson and QB Thomas Sirk—finally achieved the dream they had been working toward since they were in elementary school.
These are men (technically) that have lived short lives thus far, so, on the scale of life-event magnitude, playing major college football is pretty high up there for most.
Former Duke head coach Steve Spurrier back for the 25th anniversary of the 1989 ACC championship team
Posted by Laura Keeley on August 30, 2014
DURHAM—Former Duke head coach Steve Spurrier was in Durham Saturday for the 25th anniversary of his 1989 ACC championship team. You can read a story with him reminiscing about the highlights here.
Posted by Laura Keeley on August 29, 2014
Each week, I’ll (hopefully) talk to a beat writer who covers Duke’s opponent. Today, it is my great pleasure to say that we have been joined by the esteemed Adam Smith, who covers Elon, and, come winter, a bunch of ACC basketball for the Burlington Times-News. Adam is an informative follow on Twitter, and check out the rest of his Elon work here.
Posted by Laura Keeley on August 28, 2014
Football season for Duke starts in a mere two days.
Posted by Laura Keeley on August 27, 2014
The ACC released the 2014-15 basketball schedule Wednesday. Here is what it looks like for Duke.
Posted by Laura Keeley on August 26, 2014
Duke quarterback Anthony Boone shares a story about Jameis Winston, Kelby Brown is still missed and the tight end backup plan is in place.