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Duke's Nick Hendrix missed a season after being hit with a foul ball two years ago but has returned to the mound

The Blue Devils' pitcher lost some of his hearing after a foul ball careened into the dugout and fractured his temporal bone giving him a severe concussion. He was completely sidelined for months but returned and is now a team captain in his senior year.

North Carolina

White House sports salutes increasingly fraught with political drama

Bringing teams to the White House, a practice sporadically embraced since the end of the Civil War, has become so commonplace that champions in pro leagues and many college sports can anticipate being celebrated eventually at the president’s official residence in Washington, D.C. Until recently there was little downside to presidents associating with winners from the sports world. But the once-innocuous tradition of White House sports salutes is increasingly fraught with political drama. Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, there’s intensified talk of entire teams shunning an invitation and, conversely, of pre-emptive efforts to reduce the risk of snubs, including eliminating the ritual entirely.

Duke

Here’s what landing Trevon Duval and Jordan Tucker means for Duke

After off-season departures of eight players, Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has restocked his Blue Devils with talented youngsters, including Trevon Duval, Jordan Tucker and Jordan Goldwire. Frank Jackson decided last week to hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. Duval announced his decision Monday; Tucker announced his decision Saturday.

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Getting to know Duke's women's golfers

Duke's Leona Maguire, the 2017 ACC women's golfer of the year, offers up some fun facts May 12, 2017, on teammates Virginia Elena Carta, Ana Belac, Sandy Choi, sister Lisa and herself as the Blue Devils prepared for the 2017 NCAA Championship.

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Jordan Tucker gives Duke another scoring option after losing Jayson Tatum, Frank Jackson

Jordan Tucker, a four-star wing, picked Duke over Syracuse on May 13, 2017. The addition, Duke’s fifth in the incoming freshmen class, gives the Blue Devils a shot of good news after a difficult week.Forward Kevin Knox, a top 10 recruit, opted for Kentucky (over Duke and North Carolina) last Saturday and guard Frank Jackson, who averaged 10.9 points per game as a freshman for the Blue Devils, decided to stay in the NBA draft for good after a strong showing at the combine on Friday.

NC State

Proposed changes to NCAA basketball rules range from benign to frustrating

The NCAA basketball rules committee left its major idea, breaking the game into quarters, on the table on Friday.The committee’s proposals to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel range from the benign (expanding the coach’s box on the sideline) to the frustrating (expanding the use of replay in the last 2 minutes of the second half or overtime).

           

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Duke's Nick Hendrix missed a season after being hit with a foul ball two years ago but has returned to the mound

The Blue Devils' pitcher lost some of his hearing after a foul ball careened into the dugout and fractured his temporal bone giving him a severe concussion. He was completely sidelined for months but returned and is now a team captain in his senior year.
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Duke's Nick Hendrix missed a season after being hit with a foul ball two years ago but has returned to the mound 2:10

Duke's Nick Hendrix missed a season after being hit with a foul ball two years ago but has returned to the mound

Duke's Coach K: 'We should always be concerned about our brand' 5:15

Duke's Coach K: 'We should always be concerned about our brand'

UNC's Roy Williams on players' decisions to stay or leave for the NBA 2:42

UNC's Roy Williams on players' decisions to stay or leave for the NBA

Getting to know Duke's women's golfers 3:08

Getting to know Duke's women's golfers