Duke Rumors & News

  • David Cutcliffe reportedly turned down Michigan job

    Yahoo! Sports "Was Duke coach David Cutcliffe approached by Michigan about the Wolverines' coaching job? According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Cutcliffe was offered the job by Michigan and turned it down. Cutcliffe, 60, has been at Duke since 2008. After four losing seasons, Cutcliffe's Blue Devils are..." December 10

  • Michigan reportedly interested in Duke's David Cutcliffe

    SB Nation "After many reports that Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan might be unlikely (since going back to college is a bad idea for NFL coaches), the Wolverines are reportedly interested in a strong X's and O's coach from the collegiate ranks. According to 247 Sports, UM has "gauged the interest" of Duke's David..." December 09

  • Fedora, UNC apologize for spray-paint damage to Duke locker room

    CBSSports.com "After winning back the Victory Bell from Duke for the first time in three seasons last Thursday, North Carolina got a little carried away with the spray paint. Coach Larry Fedora and athletic director Bubba Cunningham issued a public apology to the Blue Devils over what the Herald-Sun reported..." November 24

  • NCAA grants extra year for Duke LB Kelby Brown, TE Braxton Deaver

    CBSSports.com "While Duke continues its march toward a second-straight Coastal Division title in 2014, two of its leaders during the program's rise got good news from the NCAA regarding 2015. The NCAA granted a sixth years of eligibility to linebacker Kelby Brown and tight end Braxton Deaver. Both players..." November 11

  • Duke confirms ACL tear for All-ACC LB Brown

    College Football Talk "Unfortunately for Duke, their worst fears have been realized when it comes to their best player on the defensive side of the ball. Following up on the ominous reports overnight, the Blue Devils confirmed in a press release Tuesday morning that Kelby Brown has a torn ACL in his left knee and..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Duke’s Hud Mellencamp - son of John Mellencamp facing more legal charges

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke walk-on defensive back Hud Mellencamp, 20—the son of rockstar John Mellencamp—is facing a misdemeanor charge for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The charge was filed on July 10 with the Monroe (Ind.) County clerk’s office, the Indianapolis Star reported. An initial hearing on..." July 22

  • Campolindo High's Tyler Petite commits to Duke

    Contra Costa Times "When Campolindo High's Tyler Petite visited Duke, he was reminded of his high school program. That connection was one of the biggest reasons that Petite, one of the top-rated tight ends on the West Coast, committed to the Blue Devils on Wednesday morning over USC. "At Campolindo, we're not a..." July 02

  • Duke lacrosse player Hipps transferring to play football at SMU

    NFL.com "Duke lacrosse player Chris Hipps, several years removed from being one of the most talented wide receivers in the Texas high school football ranks, will give football one final shot. Hipps will transfer to SMU to compete in football this fall, per NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. The..." May 29

  • Brandon Connette to Transfer to Fresno State

    Mountain West Connection "The rumor mill surrounding former Blue Devil Brandon Connette can slow to a halt now, courtesy of the man himself. Connette visited Fresno State yesterday afternoon and made the move official this evening, and players on Tobacco Road and in the Central Valley have been effusive with their..." April 25

  • Report: Former Duke QB to visit Fresno State

    College Football Talk "Former Duke quarterback Brandon Connette is looking to move closer to his family back home for his final year of eligibility. Fresno State needs a starting quarterback. The two could be a match just waiting to seal the deal according to a report. Connette will visit Fresno State next week and..." April 16

  • Duke quarterback Connette considering transfer, source says

    Charlotte Observer "Duke quarterback Brandon Connette is exploring a possible transfer to a West Coast school, according to a source close to the situation. Connette, a rising redshirt senior from Corona, Calf., was responsible for a school-record 27 touchdowns last season. Connette’s desire to transfer stems from..." April 10

  • Duke offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Scottie Montgomery settles into role

    Charlotte Observer "Scottie Montgomery, who was promoted to the role of Duke’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, exudes intensity. “What I like most about coach Montgomery is his fire,” rising senior offensive guard Laken Tomlinson said. “I like his fire a lot. And he does a really good job of..." March 01

  • ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

    Charlotte Observer "The ACC’s football championship game will stay at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium at least through 2019, the league announced Monday. The six-year extension means Charlotte will host the game for 10 consecutive years. The ACC has played its title game in Charlotte the past four years,..." February 26

  • Duke football's Ross Cockrell prepares for NFL Combine

    The Duke Chronicle "Duke's Chick-fil-A Bowl loss was not just the end of cornerback Ross Cockrell's collegiate football career, it was the beginning of his push toward the NFL. Cockrell is not enrolled at Duke this semester, instead choosing to migrate to California and begin his preparation for the NFL draft. The..." January 29

  • David Cutcliffe is AFCA coach of year

    ESPN.com "Duke coach David Cutcliffe and former North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl have been selected national coaches of the year by the American Football Coaches Association. Cutcliffe led the Blue Devils to a 10-4 season that included their first appearance in the ACC title game as well as the..." January 15