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Calling the shots

(10/24/02 4:00am)

The general sentiment on campus is that it is harder to get into Duke than to stay at Duke. After only starting for one varsity year in high school and having to send letters to Duke to become known, quarterback Adam Smith had decidedly one of the more difficult paths to gain a scholarship to the Blue Devils. Smith, however, faced his most difficult challenges after arriving in Durham.

4th Down: Go For It?

(10/09/02 4:00am)

Picture this situation: You're the coach of a football team with a 23-game losing streak, leading by three points in the first quarter, with the ball on your opponent's 43-yard line. Only problem is, it's fourth down, and you've still got a yard to go for a first down. Do you go for it, or do you settle for punting the ball out of bounds around the opponent's 10-yard line?

Single pass interference call changed game momentum

(09/23/02 4:00am)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Looking at a game with a final score of 48-17, it would be hard to make the argument that officiating had anything to do with the outcome. While Florida State effectively dominated Duke in every quarter except the first, it was the decision of an official early in the second quarter that steered the Seminoles to their easy victory.