Duke's Vic Bubas was one of a trio of coaches who helped put ACC basketball on the map

Vic Bubas helped set the stage. Not just for Duke, which he conceded was a “good” program before he arrived at Durham, but for the ACC, which he and two other fledgling head coaches lifted to elite basketball status. Like Bones McKinney, his rival at Wake Forest, Bubas, who died last week at age 91, was a graduate of a Triangle-area school before anyone applied geometry to naming the region.


With another freshman class come and gone, Duke moves along in its one-and-done world

The argument would be easier to make had the Blue Devils not won the 2015 national basketball championship. Still, many regard Duke, far more than Kentucky, as a poster child for a program that’s sold its academic soles by relying on one-and-done players. Now that Duke failed to reach the Final Four for the seventh time in eight seasons, and expects another top-rated freshman class to dominate its starting lineup next year, the chatter is sure to intensify.

Duke defensive tackle Mike Ramsay could be picked in this weekend's NFL draft

Duke defensive tackle Mike Ramsay talks with reporter's after pro timing day. Ramsay could be picked in the NFL draft.
Steve Wiseman