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Class is now in session for Duke’s quarterbacks

(09/03/10 8:00am)

One of the most important classes at Duke this fall semester can’t be found in ACES. It’s not on file at the registrar’s office. Its enrollment this semester is limited to just four students. There is no classroom available for its sessions, so the four meet nearly every morning at 7:15 in an office on the second floor of the Yoh Football Center. The instructor is quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper. Welcome to QB 101.

Vernerey translates game, lifestyle to NCAA athletics

(03/04/10 12:38pm)

There are some who say that basketball is a universal language. And in a way, they’re right. You can put a center from Cameroon with a point guard from Paris and a small forward from Slovakia, and they might be able to put a ball through a hoop with ease. But at Duke, women’s basketball isn’t just about basketballs and backboards. The sport may not get lost in translation, but the players sure can.

Free throw misses send Duke crashing at Carolina

(03/01/10 10:00am)

CHAPEL HILL — Free throws are the one predictable thing in a basketball game. You know just where you’ll have to stand. You know the defenders can do nothing but watch from a distance. It’s just you, a basketball and a basket. You’ve done this since you were old enough to hold a basketball, and nary a practice has gone by that you didn’t shoot a free throw.

Postponed Presbyterian still no guarantee for Blue Devils

(10/28/09 8:00am)

Duke has weathered some difficult competition from unranked nonconference opponents this season, requiring two overtimes to defeat UNC-Wilmington Sept. 22 and losing 4-1 to Davidson Oct. 6. But head coach John Kerr and his team are determined to ensure that the rain which postponed their game against Presbyterian is the only bad weather involved in their matchup with the Blue Hose Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium.

Duke duo wins regional title

(10/20/09 8:00am)

How do you improve a tennis team that lost more than half the doubles points it played in 2009?  With a solid right-handed player returning in Reid Carleton, the Blue Devils couldn’t go wrong by bringing in prized lefty recruit Henrique Cunha from Brazil. That approach has worked dazzlingly for Duke so far, as Carleton and Cunha emerged as champions from the ITA Carolina Regionals.