Duke Rumors & News

  • Mike Krzyzewski knows Duke could win the national championship

    Charlotte Observer "One year ago, Mike Krzyzewski spoke about evaluating every facet of the Duke program. One test he started to apply at the turn of the century is this: In a five-year period, how many chances did the Blue Devils have to win a national title? This year started a new five-year period. And so far,..." March 25

  • Report: Arizona State offers Jeff Capel head coaching job

    SI.com "Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel has been offered the head coaching job at Arizona State, reports ESPN.com. Arizona State is seeking to replace Herb Sendek, who was fired on Tuesday after nine seasons with the program. Sendek had a 159-137 in his tenure with the Sun Devils, but failed to get..." March 25

  • Bobby Hurley reportedly front-runner for DePaul job

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Hurley has only been a college basketball head coach for two seasons, but that may be enough to convince a big program to hire him. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is the front-runner for the DePaul job. DePaul is looking for a new head coach after firing Oliver Purnell two..." March 25

  • Duke prepared for better results this year

    Durham Herald-Sun "It’s finally time to see if everything Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had in mind for his program one year ago pays off. The Blue Devils were bounced from the NCAA Tournament by Mercer last March, causing the Hall of Fame coach to promise a reboot of how his team handled everything. He wasn’t..." March 20

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • Christian Laettner says gay slurs hurtful while he was at Duke

    OutSports.com "On Feb. 8, 1992, Christian Laettner and his Duke Blue Devils, the defending NCAA champions, took to the court in Baton Rogue, La., against LSU and its star, Shaquille O'Neal. The crowd was in full froth and serenaded Laettner all game with nasty homophobic slurs. "Faggot! Faggot! Faggot!..." March 16

  • UM antagonist Laettner offended by 'Fab Five'

    Detroit News "One-time Michigan basketball adversary Christian Laettner, the former Duke star, is not a big fan of the 2011 ESPN documentary "Fab Five." In that film, Juwan Howard called him a "pretty boy," Jimmy King said he was "soft," and Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson claimed his was "overrated." Those..." March 12

  • Mike Krzyzewski says Syracuse was 'hit excessively' by NCAA

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The NCAA came down hard on Syracuse and head coach Jim Boeheim this month, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski thinks it was excessive. Krzyzewski appeared on SiriusXM/Mad Dog Sports Radio on Tuesday to discuss Syracuse's situation. Via CollegeBasketballTalk, the Duke coach provided his thoughts to host..." March 11

  • Is Duke sharing all that it can about the Rasheed Sulaimon allegations?

    SI.com "Is Duke University withholding information about sexual assault allegations made against former basketball player Rasheed Sulaimon in order to shield legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski from reputational harm? This is a provocative question. The answer, at least from a legal perspective, is much less..." March 04

  • Report: Duke Basketball Coaches Were Aware Of Two Sexual Assault Allegations Against Rasheed Sulaimon Last Year

    College Spun "Earlier this season, Rasheed Sulaimon became the first Duke player to be dismissed during head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s tenure. A report in The Chronicle may have revealed the reason for Sulaimon’s dismissal, and it doesn’t look good for the former Blue Devil, the Duke staff and administration...." March 03

  • Duke AD defends handling of allegations against Rasheed Sulaimon

    College Basketball Talk "Duke athletic director Kevin White defended himself and his department against the suggestion that they mishandled allegations against a former basketball player. On Monday, the Duke Chronicle, the university’s student paper, reported that Rasheed Sulaimon was twice accused of sexually..." March 03

  • Rasheed Sulaimon at center of sexual assault allegations prior to dismissal

    The Chronicle "Rasheed Sulaimon's dismissal from the Duke basketball program is clouded by allegations of sexual assault, which surfaced nearly a year before he was released from the team in January. Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed that members of the athletic department were made aware of..." March 02

  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor (ankle) set to start Wednesday

    CBSSports.com "Duke center Jahlil Okafor will start Wednesday's game against Virginia Tech, the team announced. Okafor was unable to play in Saturday's win over Clemson due to a sprained left ankle. He suffered the injury the previous Wednesday during an overtime win over North Carolina in which he played 41..." February 26

  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor in protective boot, uncertain for Clemson game

    CBSSports.com "Duke center Jahlil Okafor is wearing a protective boot on his injured left foot for precautionary measures leading up to Saturday's clash against Clemson, the school told Andy Katz of ESPN. He will continue to be re-evaluated moving forward, leaving his status uncertain for for the ACC clash at..." February 21

  • Roy Williams has been better than Coach K since arriving at UNC

    USA Today "Roy has two titles at Carolina, in 2005 and 2009. Coach K has one during that stretch — that tight win over Butler in 2012. UNC has been to the Elite Eight or beyond six times since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. Duke has been there just three times. In terms of flameouts, Coach K has three..." February 19

  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor Loves Netflix, Thinks We May Be Wrong About Mermaids

    ThePostGame.com "Before you rule out the existence of mermaids, the nation's best college basketball player wants you to think twice and watch a Discovery Channel "documentary" about the subject. In a revealing Wall Street Journal profile on Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Ben Cohen talked to the big man about, among..." February 19

  • Jahlil Okafor loves life at Duke, but for how long?

    Chicago Sun-Times "There was a party on Duke’s bench Saturday. It roared throughout the first half of the Blue Devils’ massive blowout of Notre Dame, a 20-minute performance Mike Krzyzewski described as being right up there with any he could remember during his three-plus decades as coach. As a bombardment of..." February 13

  • Can Jahlil Okafor's defense be trusted?

    SB Nation "Duke's NCAA Tournament hopes and Okafor's aspirations for NBA greatness will both be determined by the young big man's ability to get better defensively. Duke basketball began the new season with high hopes largely thanks to the arrival of a top recruit from Chicago. Through the first half of..." February 10

  • Duke dismisses junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon

    SI.com "Duke has dismissed guard Rasheed Sulaimon, the school announced on Thursday. Over 20 games this season, Sulaimon has averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists. The junior was shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from three-point range. His playing time has decreased..." January 30

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  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Mike Krzyzewski becomes 1st Div. I men's coach to reach 1,000 wins

    ESPN.com "Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue..." January 26

  • Duke's Marshall Plumlee was sworn into the U.S. Army on Friday

    CBSSports.com "Duke center Marshall Plumlee will be sworn into the U.S. Army -- effective upon his graduation -- on Friday afternoon, according to the Duke Chronicle. Plumlee had been a student in Duke's ROTC program in the 2012-13 academic year before taking off a year to improve himself on the basketball..." January 24

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN.com "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye commits to SMU; eligible next season

    CBSSports.com "Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward will be eligible in December of 2015 and will have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining. A former Top 50 recruit out of high school, Ojeleye averaged 3.0 points and 2.3..." December 28

  • Kansas State ramping up interest in Duke basketball transfer Semi Ojeleye

    Kansas.com "Kansas State has ramped up its interest in Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye, according to his former AAU basketball coach. Though the Wildcats waited more than 24 hours after Ojeleye’s transfer was announced to reach out to the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Mokan Elite coach Matt Suther..." December 19

  • Justin Robinson, The Admiral's son, heading to Duke as preferred walk-on

    USA Today "Justin Robinson, the son of Hall of Famer David Robinson, will attend Duke next season as a preferred walk-on, according to 247Sports.com. Justin, a 6-7 power forward from San Antonio Christian, gained early admission to Duke based on his academic credentials. Robinson’s school is off to a 14-4..." December 16

  • Forward Ojeleye leaving Duke

    USA Today "Duke says forward Semi Ojeleye is leaving the program. School officials said Sunday that Ojeleye received a full release and is expected to transfer to another Division I school. Ojeleye is a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Kansas, who averaged three points and 2.3 rebounds in six..." December 15

  • Duke's ready to rely on freshmen

    SB Nation "It's been a long road since that somber day in March with the world watching. Mercer's Kevin Canevari captivated a country after the Bears stunned the Duke Blue Devils in their first game of the NCAA Tournament. Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood departed for the NBA, but a gaggle of Dookies stayed..." November 26

  • Duke freshman Okafor already proving he's top of the class

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Mike Krzyzewski's Duke teams rarely lack for overall talent. His current roster boasts nine McDonald's All-Americans, tied with top-ranked Kentucky for the country's greatest collection of individual talent, and he's brought in 11 five-star recruits this decade. Perhaps more importantly, relative..." November 22

  • Freshman Jahlil Okafor ready to take mantle as Duke's star

    SI.com "The class is called Decoding Disney. It is an introductory writing course at Duke, and it explores the values, messages and ideology in some of the company’s canonical films. In his first semester of college, Jahlil Okafor is lucky enough to like all of his classes. As a Disney fan, this is one of..." November 15

  • Coach K expects Okafor to be one-and-done

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't expect first-team All-American pick Jahlil Okafor to hang around long. "We won't have him long," Krzyzewski said. "We'll have him this year and then he'll be one of the top [NBA] picks." Okafor, also named the preseason player of the year by CBS Sports,..." November 06

  • Okafor, Kaminsky headline AP preseason All-America team

    SI.com "The Associated Press released its preseason All-America team on Monday. The five players who made the team are Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Louisville's Montrezl Harrell. Okafor, a freshman center, was the..." November 04

  • Coach K criticizes President Obama's military strategy

    USA Today "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was awarded the Goerge Catlett Marshall Medal by the Association of the United States Army in Washington D.C. in October, and during the ceremony, Coach K spoke out on President Obama and ISIS. In his speech, which The Daily Beast shared a video of, Krzyzewski..." November 04

  • Duke, Coach K adapt to one-and-done approach

    USA Today "Each fall, hundreds of talented teenagers arrive on college campuses expecting to find a place they'll call home for about eight months. Most ultimately will have to stay longer, but a select handful will make up college basketball's latest crop of one-and-dones. Most of those spend those..." November 01

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic

    CBSSports.com "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous." In his first news conference since leading the U.S. men's national team to gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Krzyzewski pushed back against points raised by a..." September 19

  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim responds to Yahoo article, calls it completely 'off-base'

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned from his trip to Spain with USA Basketball and refuted a Yahoo article that portrayed the program as a propaganda piece for Duke basketball. Boeheim, sitting behind his desk at the Melo Center on Wednesday with a lunch of Pepsi and popcorn, took aim at many..." September 17

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • What if ... Duke had fired Mike Krzyzewski?

    ESPN.com "Drop a pebble in the water; just a splash and it’s gone; But there’s half a hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there’s no way of telling where the end is going to be. -- James W. Foley Tom Butters..." August 12

  • Duke’s Jones Wants to Partner with Cook

    Basketball Insiders "Once the season gets started in a few months, (Tyus) Jones could beat out senior Quinn Cook for the starting position, but the freshman says he’s not working against him. “We’re looking at it as, we’re both trying to get better,” Jones said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re both..." 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 08

  • Highly touted recruit Chase Jeter verbally commits to Duke

    SI.com "Heralded 2015 prospect Chase Jeter announced his verbal commitment to Duke Monday night on an ESPNU telecast. "I just liked the feel of the environment," Jeter said after announcing his commitment. "Cameron Indoor is a great place, a great basketball environment and I just felt like it was the..." August 05

  • Grant Hill gives $1.25 million to Duke

    Raleigh News & Observer "Grant Hill, part of Duke’s 1991 and 1992 national championship teams, has donated $1.25 million to his alma mater, the school announced Wednesday. Hill, who graduated from Duke in 1994 with a degree in history and played in the NBA for 19 seasons, has designated $1 million of his gift to go to..." July 30

  • Ryan Kelly’s younger brother added to Duke roster

    College Basketball Talk "Duke released their roster for the 2014-2015 season this week, and the only name that was a surprise was Sean Kelly. Kelly is a 6-foot-3 senior guard that will walk-on to the team. He’s the younger brother of Ryan Kelly, the 6-foot-11 former Duke forward that graduated in 2013. He’s currently..." July 03

  • How Rodney Hood used his redshirt year at Duke to transform into possible lottery pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "Among 2014 NBA Draft prospects, Rodney Hood has the unique experience of being one of the few early entrants who transferred schools and had a redshirt year. After Hood spent his freshman season at Mississippi State under former head coach Rick Stansbury in 2011-12, the native of Meridian,..." June 01

  • Coach K: Chris Mullin the recruit 'who got away'

    SI - NCAAB - One and One "Mike Krzyzewski has recruited some of the top high school players in the country during his tenure at Duke. From Grant Hill to Jay Williams to Jahlil Okafor, a long line of heralded prospects have joined the Blue Devils. Of course, Kryzyzewski has had his share of recruiting misses, too. Answering..." May 30

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • Observations: Jahlil Okafor best college big man since Tim Duncan?

    CBSSports.com "1. Duke's Jahlil Okafor is going to remind people of Tim Duncan. I'm not saying Okafor is going to be Tim Duncan because that wouldn't be fair. Duncan is one of the best big men to ever basketball at any level, but Okafor is going to be the best pure center that the college game has seen in..." April 24

  • Blue Devils land transfer Sean Obi

    ESPN.com "The Duke Blue Devils have landed Rice Owls transfer Sean Obi. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound big man told ESPN.com that he committed to Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils on Monday night. The Nigerian native averaged 11.4 points and led Conference USA in rebounding (9.3) as a freshman this past..." April 21