In its solo act, the younger sibling stole the show and may have even lived up to the hype with its “best opening weekend ever.”
Duke has its hardest schedule in years and lost its best playmakers on offense, defense and special teams, both factors that do not bode well for a fifth straight bowl appearance.
Duke is too talented and too well-coached to win fewer than six games in 2016 and miss a bowl for the first time in five years.
Although some teams may certainly be in favor of making football safer, others like Duke—with an elite kickoff return specialist in defensive back DeVon Edwards—will be penalized if a play that has worked to their advantage in recent years is removed.
ACC officials robbed Duke of a win in last year’s controversial finish against Miami, but some might say the league owed the Blue Devils a few more obstacles than most teams. The reason why? The conference has also gifted head coach David Cutcliffe and company several victories in recent years at the expense of the Hurricanes with its current scheduling format.
With the rule changes, players are provided greater flexibility because they are allowed to wait 10 days after the combine—held this year from May 10 to May 15—to withdraw from the draft pool and return to college as long as they don’t hire an agent.
When my father took me to a soccer stadium for the first time in Lima, I was just two or three years old. Although I did not become a soccer player, my very first childhood memories are associated with a green pitch, 22 guys kicking a white and black ball and a referee. My father never imagined the way the beautiful game would shape my life.
When venture capitalist and majority owner of the Golden State Warriors Joe Lacob touted his team as “light-years ahead” in a profile for New York Times Magazine March 30, owners around the NBA had mixed reactions.
It’s that time of year again—baseball season. Yes, college basketball is entering the stretch run of conference play and a top-10 team loses seemingly every day to create an interesting continuum of parity as March Madness approaches.