Duke Rumors & News

  • Ellis Brooks Decommits from Duke

    Campus Insiders "David Cutcliffe's 2017 recruiting class took a hit on Friday when its highest rated commit, 4-star recruit Ellis Brooks, announced his decommitment from Duke. Brooks, who originally pledged to the Blue Devils on March 24, released a statement on Twitter regarding the decision. " May 20

  • David Cutcliffe hopeful QB Thomas Sirk will be ready for opener

    ESPN "Duke coach David Cutcliffe has maintained for the last month that injured starting quarterback Thomas Sirk is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles tendon. On Wednesday at the ACC spring meetings, Cutcliffe went a step further, saying he was "absolutely" hopeful Sirk would be..." May 11

  • Duke dual-threat QB Thomas Sirk suffers ruptured Achilles tendon

    College Football Talk "Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk will be out of offseason workouts indefinitely after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon this morning. The school announced via Twitter he is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. Sirk led the Blue Devils in passing in 2015 with 2,625 yards and 16 touchdowns..." February 09

  • Duke Lands Commitment From 4-Star DE Chidi Okonya

    College Spun "Duke just landed another four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle. Just a week after de-committing from the University of Tennessee, four-star defensive end Chidi Okonya has made his pledge to the Blue Devils. " December 14

  • Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery to be ECU head coach

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery is set to become the next head football coach at East Carolina, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports’s Bruce Feldman was first with the news Saturday night. A Duke source confirmed that an announcement could come as early as Sunday. Montgomery,..." December 13

  • Duke dismisses Johnell Barnes, 2 others from program

    The Score "Duke has dismissed receivers Johnell Barnes and Terrence Alls, along with linebacker Chris Holmes from the program, head coach David Cutcliffe announced Tuesday. Cutcliffe didn't give a reason for the dismissals." November 17

  • Miami says ACC acknowledged other missed calls against Duke

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Athletic director Blake James told donors and season ticket holders in a letter Thursday that the ACC apologized to the university for "multiple incorrect calls" during the Hurricanes controversial win against Duke. The Hurricanes won following a miraculous eight-lateral play that resulted in a..." November 06

  • Duke's David Cutcliffe not satisfied with suspension of officiating crew

    ESPN "David Cutcliffe entered a quiet locker room. No one moved. No one said a word. It was a team in stunned silence. Usually, the Duke coach has words already prepared for these moments after a tough loss, but given the context — the dramatic comeback, the miraculous Miami kick return, the endless..." November 02

  • ACC suspends Miami-Duke officials for 'series of errors' on final TD

    CBS Sports "The entire officiating crew from Saturday's wild Miami-Duke finish has been suspended for two conference games and the Hurricanes' winning touchdown shouldn't have counted, the ACC announced on Sunday. In a news release, the ACC detailed four mistakes missed by the on-field crew and replay..." November 01

  • It Appears Miami’s Brad Kaaya Won’t Play Saturday vs. Duke

    College Spun "Miami’s Brad Kaaya did not practice today. It appears the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback could miss more than just once practice. Kaaya was taken out of the Clemson game after sustaining a hard hit to the head and failing a concussion test. " October 28

  • Duke cornerback T.J. Douglas arrested, dismissed from team

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke redshirt sophomore cornerback T.J. Douglas was been dismissed from the team Sunday for violation of program policy, Cutcliffe announced. Douglas was arrested earlier in the day on suspicion on driving while impaired in Durham. He was booked and released without bond the same day, according to..." September 28

  • Duke RB Jela Duncan expected to return Saturday

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "It looks like Duke will get a nice boost to its offense on Saturday. According to the Associated Press, Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe said Thursday that running back Jela Duncan will make his return to the field “somewhere in the first quarter” of the team’s ACC opener against No. 20..." September 25

  • Bryon Fields suffers torn ACL; third season-ending injury for Duke

    CBS Sports "With just eight days until the start of Duke's 2015 campaign, the team saw another projected starter go down with a season-ending knee injury. Cornerback Bryon Fields, a starter in all 13 games last season, suffered a torn ACL in practice on Tuesday. Fields' experience will be missed as a..." August 26

  • Duke RB Jela Duncan out indefinitely with pectoral injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Duke will be without one of its top running backs for the forseeable future. The program announced Tuesday that redshirt junior Jela Duncan will be out indefinitely due to a partially torn right pectoral muscle suffered during practice on Monday morning. Duncan, who missed the 2014 season due..." August 12

  • Duke's Zach Morris to miss 2015 season with torn ACL

    The Score "Duke freshman defensive tackle Zach Morris will miss the entire 2015 season after sustaining a torn right ACL, the school's athletic department announced Sunday. Duke's head team physician performed surgery on Morris on June 23. " July 20

  • Duke’s Kelby Brown suffers fourth ACL tear, this one career-ending

    College Football Talk "There’s heartbreaking and unkind, and then there’s what God has wrought on Kelby Brown‘s knees. In late November of 2010, the Duke linebacker tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee. He tore the ACL in the same knee in February of 2012 and missed that entire season. Unbelievably, in August of..." July 07

  • Duke football prospect Chazz Surratt de-commits, chooses UNC

    Charlotte Observer "If not for a far-reaching academic scandal that has hung over North Carolina’s athletic program for months, East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt said he would have committed to play football in Chapel Hill long ago. Surratt committed to Duke in April, but the Tar Heels continued to recruit..." June 29

  • Ex-Duke kickoff specialist planning to finish career at Ohio State

    CBS Sports "Duke kicker Jack Willoughby told the Duke Chronicle that he plans to finish his playing career at Ohio State. Willoughby, a graduate transfer after finishing degree, made an unofficial visit to Columbus on his way to seeing the basketball team play in the Final Four in Indianapolis. "I made..." April 17

  • Two Duke players suspended ‘from game competition’

    College Football Talk "A pair of Duke football players have found themselves on the wrong end of punitive measures, the school announced Friday. In a release, the Blue Devils revealed that both wide receiver Terrence Alls (pictured) and defensive back T.J. Douglas have been suspended from game competition. The..." March 07

  • Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel exploring transfer to Duke

    Raleigh News & Observer "Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is exploring a graduate transfer next season, and Duke is one of the schools he is considering, according to a source. He has sent a release to the Blue Devils, allowing them to contact him. Driskel, a redshirt junior, has one season of eligibility remaining..." December 28

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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

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