| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:24 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — Virginia's Akil Mitchell clapped his hands together three times after a timeout, a broad smile adorning his face as he crossed midcourt with U.Va. ahead at Duke for the first time by a point.
The clock showed 36.5 seconds left after...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Late in the 2010 season that would end with his program’s fourth national championship, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and I spent more than an hour talking about leadership. Few topics engage him more, and as we discussed his roles with the Blue Devils...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
BLACKSBURG — Though he hasn't set foot on a basketball court in an Atlantic Coast Conference game yet, Virginia Tech's Adam Smith saw enough last season while sitting on the bench to know he's ready.
If nothing else, the kid doesn't lack...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:30 PM
His father has said it's between Duke and Michigan State. Jabari Parker countered by saying recently that there still were five schools in contention for his oral commitment. The world will find out at 3 p.m. Thursday where the Simeon senior has decided...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:26 PM
For a precious few moments — as Maryland students rushed the floor and enveloped the players after a rare and sorely needed victory over No. 2 Duke — the Terps, their fans and beleaguered coach could embrace the occasion and forget about the...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
The Maryland-Duke rivalry is fading away. But before it disappears, the Blue Devils and their fans gave the Terps another blast Saturday of the noise and taunts and pressure defense that have come to characterize the teams' games at Cameron Indoor...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Duke faithful used to worry that coaching the pros would lure Mike Krzyzewski away from the Blue Devils. The Celtics called, the Lakers called, and heaven knows who else.
Never mind the notion that a college basketball lifer wouldn’t translate...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In the surging sea of blue-and-orange clad humanity that swarmed onto the John Paul Jones Arena floor after Virginia’s 73-68 win against No. 3 Duke, U.Va.’s players lived out the kind of frenzied postgame celebration that had previously only...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:24 AM
In our one-and-done college basketball culture, rare is the elite program with multiple seniors playing marquee roles. Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke honored three.
Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly are the Blue Devils’ top...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:06 PM
As he sat next to his wife, Sonya, watching their son, Seth, torch Virginia Tech from 3-point range in the first half, Dell Curry never cheered, never rose from his seat behind Duke’s bench and never even clapped his hands.
Dell had to be...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:45 PM
For the first time in nearly three weeks Thursday, Duke was able to exhale. There was no rematch with North Carolina State, road escape at Boston College, biannual bloodletting against North Carolina or farewell trip to Maryland.
Instead, the sixth-...