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Q&A With Desmond Scott

(04/10/09 9:00pm)

The Chronicle recently got ahold of Duke football commit Desmond Scott, a four-star running back who is Duke's biggest recruiting coup since landing current Blue Devils lineman Vince Oghobaase in 2004. A Durham native, Scott will join Hillside teammate Corey Gattis and 25 other incoming Class of 2009 recruits on campus this summer.

Q&A With Scottie Montgomery

(04/10/09 8:00pm)

Scottie Montgomery might not be the most high profile name on the Duke Football coaching staff, but the 31-year old wide receivers coach and former Duke standout has played a crucial role in some of the team' most high profile recruiting successes of late, including the signing of four-star running back Desmond Scott from Durham's Hillside High School. The Chronicle sat down for a half-hour with Montgomery to talk about his time at Duke as a player and coach as well as life on the recruiting trail.

Duke Nabs 4-Star LB Recruit for 2010

(03/31/09 9:54pm)

The men's basketball team isn't the only program on campus to have good news coming from the recruiting trail over the past few days. According to the Durham Herald-Sun, the Blue Devil football program received a verbal commitment from four-star LB/DE Aramide Olaniyan of Woodberry Forest, VA. Olaniyan, who is currently a junior, chose Duke over Michigan, Auburn, Stanford and Notre Dame, in large part due to the university's academic reputation.

Kelly, Plumlee Shine at McDonald's Skills Competition

(03/31/09 8:26am)

The news of Seth Curry's transfer might have dominated the Duke Basketball headlines on Monday morning, but the incoming Blue Devil duo of Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee stole the show in their own right Monday night with outstanding performances in the McDonald's All-American Game skills competition at the BankUnited Center in Miami.

Cutcliffe Announces Asack's Position Change, Opens Practice With Spirit

(03/18/09 7:32am)

With his team wearing green practice jerseys for its early morning run and himself decked out in a bright green polo shirt, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was certainly full of St. Patrick's Day spirit as he opened Tuesday's press conference previewing spring practice with a little nugget Irish history:

QB Lewis hopes name is called in NFL Draft

(04/20/10 8:00am)

Thursday, the National Football League will kick off its 75th annual player draft, now a three-day made-for-television extravaganza carried live on ESPN and the NFL Network. For the first time, the draft’s first round will be held on Thursday night, with the drama and theater of the event moving straight to Primetime. 32 players will be anointed as a team’s first-round selection on Thursday and will almost instantly become multimillionaires.

Thoughts from a true Texan

(03/23/10 8:00am)

Right in the heart of Tornado Alley, the cyclone that would tear through the status quo of this year’s NCAA Tournament touched down at approximately 8:45 p.m. Saturday. That’s when, at the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Northern Iowa’s indomitable Ali Farokhmanesh threw down a lightning bolt that struck dead center into the heart of No. 1 overall seed Kansas’s national title aspirations.