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Report: Krzyzewski reveals he would trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love

According to multiple reports Monday, Duke and Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a radio interview with John Feinstein of CBS Sports that he would trade for Kevin Love if in charge of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs—who signed former Blue Devil point guard Kyrie Irving to a five-year, $90-million max contract extension and won the LeBron James sweepstakes earlier this offseason—would have the most formidable trio in the league if they take Krzyzewski's advice.

Any proposed deals for Love have involved top overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, who Krzyzewski saw closely when Kansas beat Duke last season in the Champions Classic.

Krzyzewski has a close relationship with Love having coached the versatile big man twice for Team USA. After Read more

Former Blue Devils light up NBA Summer League, look ahead to upcoming season

NBA Summer League play has concluded after two action-packed weeks in Orlando and Las Vegas, and here is a look at how the nine former Blue Devils in action performed.

Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks: The second overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft had a decent summer by his standards, but struggled with efficiency. Parker averaged 15.6 points and 8.2 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game, but shot just 41.2 percent from the field and 18.2 percent from 3-point range. The Chicago native also averaged five turnovers per game.

Parker had 17 points and nine rebounds against Cleveland in his first game, a hyped matchup against Cleveland and top overall pick Andrew Wiggins. But the forward’s best performance of his summer in Las Vegas came July 18 against Golden State, when he had 20 points and 15 rebounds and provided a number of highlights.

Mellencamp arrested for underage drinking

For the second summer in a row, Duke football player Hud Mellencamp has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

The Bloomington, Ind. native is now facing charges for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage in Monroe County. According to Monroe County, Ind. court documents, the citation was given June 29 and the charge was filed July 10. Duke's atheltic department did not immediately respond for comment.

Mellencamp was charged with battery last summer following a physical confrontation involving Mellencamp, his brother Speck, Ty Smith—son of Indiana head baseball coach Tracy Smith—and an unnamed victim. The trio allegedly beat the man on his porch and are all out free on bail.

The charge is a misdemeanor and will not aid him in his coming court appearance stemming from his previous charge. Court documents show that he will return to court for a pre-trial conference for last year's incident Thursday July 24 and is now scheduled to appear in court for the underage drinking charge September 25.

Duke football picked to finish second in ACC Coastal

GREENSBORO, N.C.—One year ago at the annual ACC Kickoff, Duke was picked to finish dead last in the ACC Coastal Division. The Blue Devils responded by reeling off their first 10-win season in program history and winning the division.

The media did not pick Duke to repeat in 2014, as Duke was slated to finish second in the Coastal Division behind Miami. The Blue Devils received the most first-place votes in the division and were placed first on 33 of the 112 ballots. Six of the seven teams in the division received first-place votes.

Miami received just 26 first-place votes (ranking third in the conference behind Duke's 33 and North Carolina's 27), but led the Blue Devils in the poll overall by 17 points.

Florida State received 104 of the 108 votes to repeat as conference champion. Seminole quarterback Jameis Winston received 99 of the 108 votes for preseason player of the year. Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder received one vote, putting him in a tie for fourth.

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Top-ranked recruits finish strong at Peach Jam, UAA Finals and NY2LA Summer Jam

This weekend is known around the recruiting circuit as one of the busiest all year as the Peach Jam, Under Armor Association and the NY2LA Summer Jam all concluded play. With three of the biggest AAU tournaments coinciding, head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff had plenty of highly touted recruits to keep them busy.

Starting in North Augusta, S.C. with the Peach Jam, here’s how some 2015 and 2016 Duke targets performed in this jam-packed weekend.

Ivan Rabb’s Oakland Soldiers were eliminated Saturday after they lost 62-56 to Team Final. Rabb finished the Peach Jam with respectable numbers averaging 13.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and shooting 61.9 percent from the field. In terms of his recruitment, the California native has yet to receive an offer from Duke, but is currently ranked number one on ESPN.

The Spiece Indy Heat did not have a strong tournament as they went 1-4 in their five games. The lack of success was not because of Caleb Swanigan, as he averaged 15.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1... Read more

Northwestern NLRB sparks discussion, but no action from Duke football

GREENSBORO, N.C.—With Duke's first game still 39 days away, people aren't wasting too much time talking X's and O's at the annual ACC Kickoff. Instead, the event allows the conference's media members to examine the broader questions that are shaping the college football landscape.

Without exception, one of the primary talking points this year has been the topic of unionization following the National Labor Relations Board's ruling in March that Northwestern football players are employees of their university.

When redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown received the inevitable question about unionization, he made it clear that Duke players are not considering following in the Wildcats' footsteps.

"I don't think anyone on our team would be serious enough to take those step," he said. "Of all schools, it would be somewhere like Northwestern, but that's some real stuff they did. I don't know if we really care enough to be part of it."

From an academic standpoint, the Wildcats are to the Big Ten what Duke is to the ACC... Read more

Preseason picks: ACC football standings

GREENSBORO, N.C.—As is tradition at the annual ACC Kickoff, the conference's media members provide completely arbitrary picks for standings and preseason honors. Here are the picks for the final division standings, conference champion and player of the year as made by The Chronicle's last two sports editors.

Daniel Carp

ACC Atlantic

1. Florida State, 2. Clemson, 3. Louisville, 4. Syracuse, 5. N.C. State, 6. Boston College, 7. Wake Forest

ACC Coastal

1. Duke, 2. North Carolina, 3. Miami, 4. Virginia Tech, 5. Pittsburgh, 6. Georgia Tech, 7. Virginia

ACC champion: Florida State

ACC Player of the Year: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

Nick Martin

ACC Atlantic

1. Florida State, 2. Clemson, 3. Louisville, 4. N.C. State, 5. Syracuse, 6. Boston College, 7. Wake Forest

ACC Coastal

1. Duke, 2. Miami, 3. Georgia Tech, 4. North Carolina, 5. Virginia Tech, 6. Pittsburgh, 7... Read more

Four-star outside linebacker Ben Humphreys chooses Duke, adds to impressive recruiting class of 2015

Four-star outside linebacker Ben Humphreys announced his commitment to Duke as part of the Class of 2015 yesterday, according to multiple reports.

According to Blue Devil insider Adam Rowe, Humphreys had some strong words about why he chose Duke.

Made my dreams come true! Top-10 academics, great people and coaches, and a program that has the most hype around it in the nation right now.

The Mater Dei High School product also showed his excitement by announcing his commitment on twitter.


The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Santa Ana, Calif. also held offers from several Pac-12 schools, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Duke's Coastal Division rival Miami... Read more

Report: Ryan Kelly to rejoin Lakers for second NBA season

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed former Blue Devil forward Ryan Kelly, according to a Friday report from lakersnation.

Kelly was one of three young Laker players that agreed to terms yesterday to fill out the team's roster. Although terms of the deal are unknown, it is likely a short-term deal for a relatively small amount given the team's other salary commitments.



Kelly averaged 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game last year off the bench as a rookie, and showed quite a bit of promise with his shooting stroke and basketball IQ... Read more

Miles and Mason Plumlee to reuinite on USA Select Team

It has been two years since Miles and Mason Plumlee were teammates at Duke, but it appears like their old coach will give them another shot at playing side by side for the USA Select Team.


The USA Select Team is often comprised of the young up-and-coming stars in the NBA, whose youthful exuberance is used to frustrate the stars on the national team before they ply their wares against the rest of the world.

Duke has long sent players to the USA Select Team. Grant Hill and Bobby Hurley were part of the team of collegiate players that handed the 1992 Dream Team its only loss—although Mike Krzyzewski claims Team USA head coach Chuck Daily threw the game.

More recently, Kyrie Irving played for the USA Select Team in 2012 before the London Olympics... Read more