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Duke finds similar foe in N.C. Central

(09/13/12 5:23am)

Though few may know, N.C. Central’s trajectory this season is nearly identical to Duke’s. Entering the season, second-year head coach Henry Frazier was poised to lead the Eagles, who have improved from their 2-9 record in 2011. N.C. Central blew by Fayetteville State 54-31 in its season-opener. But in the Eagles’ second contest, the team relapsed with a 34-14 road loss to Elon, leaving them with a number of questions.

Duke cross country sweeps team and individual titles in first meet

(09/03/12 9:09am)

When the Blue Devils traveled to Blacksburg, Va. this weekend, they knew it would not be long before they would return to Virginia Tech for this season’s ACC Championships. After a dominating performance in its season-opening meet, Duke can only hope to replicate such a performance on their return trip.

Miami preview

(08/31/12 2:00pm)

In an effort to put the Nevin Shapiro scandal behind them, the Miami Hurricanes head into 2012 with a number of new faces. After the Hurricanes finished 6-6 last season but elected to forego their bowl eligibility, Miami will once again be bowl eligible in 2012 and hopes to return to ACC prominence.

N.C. Central preview

(08/31/12 1:37pm)

Head coach Henry Frazier should see improvement from his squad at N.C. Central this season, but it is unlikely to be enough to threaten Duke. The Eagles were bottom feeders in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 2011, finishing 2-9 on the season with just one conference victory. Frazier’s team continues to mature and to adapt to his system, which should allow the Eagles to take a step forward in his second year at the helm.

Recruiting efforts make strides under Cut

(07/02/12 4:58am)

When he accepted the head coaching job at Duke in Dec. 2007, David Cutcliffe knew he was facing an uphill battle. He was inheriting a team that under his predecessor, Ted Roof, had won just four games in the last four years, and Cutcliffe’s first obstacle arose long before the team played its first game—convincing the players to buy into his system.