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Coaching connections intertwine at the Belk Bowl

(12/27/12 10:38am)

Thanks to the success of his team and its first bowl bid since the 1994 season, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was expected to be one of the most highly sought-after coaching commodities in college football this offseason. The ACC’s Coach of the Year quickly put all of the rumors to rest, signing a contract extension Nov. 21 through 2019.

A second chance for a former Duke football player

(12/06/12 9:24am)

Senior Day is normally a bittersweet celebration for Duke football players, taking the field at Wallace Wade Stadium for the final time accompanied by their family, friends and teammates. But Tyree Watkins’ Senior Day Nov. 24 was more bitter than sweet, because instead of taking the field to a standing ovation with his teammates, he watched the Blue Devils’ season-ending loss to Miami from his couch in Camden, N.J.

Crowder, Renfree win ACC weekly honors

(11/27/12 9:50am)

The Blue Devils did not walk away with a win against Miami, but two players came away with ACC Player of the Week honors following a 52-45 loss to the Hurricanes in Duke’s regular-season finale. Redshirt senior quarterback Sean Renfree was named the conference’s Offensive Back of the Week and sophomore wide receiver Jamison Crowder was named ACC Receiver of the Week.

One big play from one big man keys Georgia Tech's win vs. Duke

(11/19/12 12:02pm)

ATLANTA—As all 292 pounds of Georgia Tech’s Ray Beno rumbled and stumbled toward the first-down marker after recording his first career reception, it was as though the air was sucked out of Bobby Dodd Stadium. This was not due to the tackle’s huge gasps for air after he picked up the first down, but rather the deflating feeling that struck the Blue Devils’ sideline after squandering their best opportunity to make a crucial defensive stop.