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After spending time in the ACC and Big Ten, Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker has transformed the Crimson into a trendy Cinderella pick in March. A four-year starter at point guard at Duke from 1983-87, Amaker graduated as the program's leader in single-season assists and career assist-to-turnover ratio. He was an assistant under head coach Mike Krzyzewski until 1997 before head coaching stints at Seton Hall, Michigan and Harvard, where he has been since the 2007-08 season. The Chronicle's Ryan Hoerger spoke with Amaker about the upcoming season. Below is a condensed version of their conversation:
Every time you boot up Madden or FIFA on your video game console, a familiar slogan blurts out: "EA Sports: It's in the game."
The Blue Devils will face their biggest test so far this season when they host No. 23 Northwestern at 12:30 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. If Duke is to pick up its first win of the year against a ranked opponent, head coach David Cutcliffe's squad will have to do so without two key cogs in in the running game, according to the Duke injury report released Thursday evening:
With Week 1 of the NFL season in the books, football is officially back. To help players stay healthy, the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network published an educational manual for preventing infections in locker rooms, which was distributed to all 32 teams in August. The Chronicle’s Ryan Hoerger spoke with DICON’s Dr. Deverick Anderson about how teams can best mitigate the risk of an infection spreading. Below is a condensed version of their conversation.
Every morning, the Blue Devils open an app on their phones and spend two minutes inputting their energy levels and any areas of soreness so that the Duke coaching staff can devise a customized practice plan to maximize performance.
The Blue Devils released their weekly injury report Thursday evening in advance of Saturday's 6 p.m. home contest against N.C. Central.
WASHINGTON—Tuesday morning's ceremony at the White House featured President Barack Obama entirely in his element: making jokes about basketball. Obama welcomed the Blue Devils to the East Room to celebrate Duke's fifth national championship, but that did not make the honored guests immune from friendly jabs.
WASHINGTON—Quinn Cook grew up in the nation's capital, but never had the opportunity to set foot inside its most iconic building.
Dealt a hand with far more misfortune than they deserve, the Blue Devils have bonded together in the face of adversity, revealing more to head coach David Cutcliffe about their character than perhaps he ever wanted to know.
Robyn Horner was the only head coach the Blue Devils had ever known. Since the program’s inception in 1998, Horner had been at the helm, building Duke’s presence on the water from scratch.
Duke’s traditional preseason trip to the North Carolina mountains last month was more important than in years past.
Pittsburgh and Duke have met just twice as ACC foes—and if November’s contest is anything like the first two, the new scoreboard at Wallace Wade could be in trouble The Panthers and Blue Devils have combined for 212 points in those two games, with the road team claiming each contest by just three points.
In 2013, the Blue Devils rode four interceptions of Hokie quarterback Logan Thomas to beat then-No. 16 Virginia Tech for the first time since 1981. Last year in Durham, head coach Frank Beamer’s squad got revenge, capitalizing on an sloppy day by Duke, which committed three turnovers and missed two field goals.
Shaun Thompson had a tough choice to make last summer.
Comedy Central comedian Jon Stewart taped his final episode of "The Daily Show" last Thursday, using one of his final segments to implore viewers to remain vigilant against "premeditated, institutional [misinformation] designed to obscure and distract."
As the Blue Devils start gearing up for the 2015 season, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe met with the media Wednesday to give his take on the state of his team heading into fall camp and preview some of the intriguing position battles. Here are some of the highlights:
When Duke hit the practice field for the first time Wednesday, the Blue Devils had an audience looking on.
Duke opens the season Sept. 3 at Tulane—a Thursday night game to help kick off the college football slate. The primetime slot is the Blue Devils' second Thursday night game in as many years, a new trend for a program that had endured many long seasons prior to its current string of three consecutive bowl trips.
When Azura Stevens steps back on campus in August, she will have one more accolade to add to an already impressive list: gold medalist.
For the second time in a week, future Duke teammates Azura Stevens and Angela Salvadores met on opposite sides of the floor, on the other side of the world—this time with a trip to the gold medal game on the line.