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  • Adrian Griffin is helping his kids reach their Division I goals

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, with a short and simple video shared via Twitter, Adrian Griffin Jr. became the first player from the Class of 2021 to publicly commit to Duke. Within the first 10 seconds of the clip, the 5-star wing said, "I want to thank, first and foremost, my..." November 13

  • College basketball national title odds: Michigan State's odds get better, but Kentucky now betting favorite

    CBS Sports "There's a new betting favorite to win the 2020 NCAA Tournament in the eyes of Vegas oddsmakers. After just one full week of action on the court, Michigan State, the preseason No. 1 team in the sport that doubled as the preseason betting favorite, has been supplanted as the national..." November 12

  • Duke may lack a dominant player like it's had in the past, but still has the formula to win a championship

    CBS Sports " Duke developed a pattern in recent years, either by design or circumstances, that often featured two players scoring points at a rate noticeably higher than everybody else on the team. One season it was Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram. Last season it was RJ Barrett and Zion..." November 08

  • Greg Paulus' unconventional road after Duke leads him to head coaching job at Niagara

    Sporting News "Greg Paulus became a Division I head coach through an unconventional path, and not just because he played both point guard at Duke and quarterback at Syracuse. At 33, Paulus was named head coach of the Niagara Purple Eagles. There no longer is an “interim” attached to his..." November 08

  • Film Room: Kansas has a big (man) problem

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "One of the main story lines heading into Tuesday night’s Champions Classic opener, at least in regards to what Kansas is actually going to be on the court, is who Bill Self planned on using at the four. As it turns out, Kansas started both of their seven-footers, with sophomore..." November 07

  • What we learned from the Champions Classic

    The Score "The basketball was rough, the offenses were rusty, and the results ultimately won't matter come the NCAA Tournament in March. But the top four teams in college hoops gathered on Tuesday at the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, and you really couldn't have asked for a..." November 06

  • This Champions Classic gives us the greatest opening night in the history of college basketball

    CBS Sports "The idea behind the Champions Classic was simple: get four of the nation's best and most consistently great college basketball programs, put them under one roof and conduct a doubleheader that will generate early interest in this sport that starts each November but is often overshadowed by..." November 05

  • Tre Jones returned to win national title at Duke and maybe break mold for one-and-dones

    USA Today "The decision to return to school became clear in the first moments Tre Jones truly had to himself after the end of his freshman season. On a flight back home to Minnesota, shortly after Michigan State ended Duke’s run at a national title, Jones was alone with his thoughts. He..." November 05

  • Overrated, underrated college teams

    CBS Sports "The annual preseason AP Top 25 college basketball rankings were released last week, serving as a gentle reminder, like speed bumps before a stop sign, that the season is just around the corner.  Rankings provide great fodder, but let's face it: often times they are..." October 28

  • Sen. Mitt Romney warns NCAA about compensating athletes: 'We’re coming for you'

    Sporting News "More and more members of Congress are backing a possible legislation that would allow NCAA student-athletes to be compensated. U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), whose district lies is sandwiched between multiple Division I universities, including to Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and..." October 17

  • Mike Krzyzewski supports California's name, image and likeness legislation: 'We need to stay current'

    CBS Sports "Add Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to the list of supporters for college athletes getting rights to their name, image and likeness. While addressing reporters at ACC Media Day on Tuesday, Coach K specifically spoke in favor of Senate Bill 206, which California Governor Gavin..." October 08

  • Duke gets commitment from 5-star forward Jaemyn Brakefield

    ESPN "Five-star forward Jaemyn Brakefield announced his commitment to Duke on Friday, just one day after the Blue Devils extended a scholarship offer. Brakefield took official visits to Auburn and Louisville, and planned to take visits to Ole Miss and Michigan -- but..." October 04

  • Five-star recruit D.J. Steward commits to join Duke men's basketball's Class of 2020

    The Chronicle "The talent for Duke keeps on coming. Five-star guard D.J. Steward announced his commitment in a video posted to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon to join the Blue Devil 2020 recruiting class. The Whitney Young High School product is the third five-star recruit in the Class of..." September 19

  • Cassius Stanley breaks Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson’s Duke record for vertical leap

    USA Today "Duke men’s basketball somehow seems to consistently find a way to one-up its own freshmen stars season after season. Zion Williamson, though, seemed like he would be a bit different — in being the first overall selection of the 2019 NBA Draft and rewriting the record..." September 19

  • Gilbert Arenas: Duke has paid players $200,000 to play for them

    Larry Brown Sports "Gilbert Arenas has accused Duke of paying players major money to come play for their basketball program. Stephen A. Smith posted a video on Instagram talking about a new California bill that would allow college athletes to get paid through endorsements. Arenas, who played 11..." September 13

  • DePaul and Illinois are in the mix to land Young’s DJ Steward

    Chicago Sun-Times "Young’s DJ Steward, the state’s top-ranked player in the Class of 2020, cut his list to eight in a video released on Twitter on Thursday. Steward, a senior guard, is down to DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina and Texas. Kentucky and..." August 01

  • Duke, Kentucky and UNC are recruiting Paolo Banchero, but family ties to Washington make his choice tough

    CBS Sports "When the early session was completed on Sunday, the 70-plus players attending USA Basketball's Junior National Team Minicamp were dismissed for the afternoon -- at which point most of them drifted away from the courts here inside the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center,..." July 31

  • Duke Commits Are Trying To Recruit 4-Star D.J. Steward

    247 Sports "Five-Star 2020 Shooting Guard DJ Steward picked up a scholarship offer from Duke on July 12th, with the sharpshooter impressing the Blue Devils' coaching staff enough during the Nike EYBL Peach Jam. "Jalen Johnson and Jeremy Roach have been in my ear..." July 26

  • Can the Tar Heels best Duke in a battle for Ziaire Williams?

    Tar Heel Blog "Wednesday night, five-star UNC target Ziaire Williams announced that he received a scholarship offer from Duke University The scholarship offer from Coach K and his staff make things really interesting for Roy Williams and his staff, as it creates yet another recruiting battle between..." July 26

  • 5-Star SF Jalen Johnson Verbally Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Arizona, More

    Bleacher Report "The Duke Blue Devils made a major splash on the recruiting trail Thursday when they landed small forward Jalen Johnson to their 2020 class.  Johnson told Evan Daniels of 247Sports he was picking Duke over Arizona, Kentucky and Wisconsin. "I..." July 04

  • Where will Duke's trio land among the top draft classes from 1 school?

    The Score "For all of Duke basketball's accomplishments in the Mike Krzyzewski era - five national championships, 12 Final Fours, and 65 players drafted into the NBA - this will be a first. Barring the biggest surprise in NBA draft history, Zion Williamson will go first overall to the New..." June 13

  • Why R.J. Barrett was ranked higher than Zion Williamson as a recruit

    SB Nation "Zion Williamson towered over the college basketball season from the moment he put on a Duke uniform. His mind-bending combination of power, athleticism, and smarts captivated the country and reduced NBA general managers to yearning admirers praying to hit the lottery. Almost immediately,..." June 12

  • Mike Krzyzewski to coach his grandson as a Duke walk-on in 2019-20

    USA Today "Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will get the opportunity to welcome a family member to his team next season.  Coach K is expected to coach his grandson, Michael Savarino, an incoming freshman at Duke this coming season. Savarino, an 18-year-old..." June 06

  • Duke Center Marques Bolden Forfeits Eligibility, Stays in NBA Draft

    SI "Duke center Marques Bolden will forfeit his NCAA eligibility and remain in the 2019 NBA draft, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.  The Blue Devils announced Bolden would enter his name into the draft pool on April 21. The junior started 21 games for Duke in..." May 28

  • 5-Star Duke Target RJ Hampton Forgoes College to Play for New Zealand Breakers

    Bleacher Report "After reclassifying to the 2019 class, 5-star guard RJ Hampton announced Tuesday that he will play professionally in New Zealand next season rather than playing collegiately. Hampton said on ESPN's Get Up! that he will play for the New Zealand Breakers of the National..." May 28