Video: William Holmquist, a new walk-on kicker for the Duke football team, is partially deaf. But, when he takes out his hearing aids, the muffled sound helps him focus. He considers his disability an "inconvenience" that is actually a "mental advantage" on the field.
Duke Blue Devils basketball’s Grayson Allen, Nolan Smith, and UNC Tar Heels’ Brice Johnson and Nate Britt among former player raising money for Teen Cancer America at the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, North Carolina on July 22, 2017.
Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Duke University’s men’s basketball team, rings the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in honor of the Emily K Center in Durham. The nonprofit educational center, named for Krzyzewski's mother, works to prepare low-income students for college success.
North Carolina native David Shumate will take the seat Bob Harris held for 41 years. Shumate who will call Duke football and men's basketball games, is no stranger to sports having called games for the SEC, ACC, and Mid-American conferences.
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.