Duke Rumors & News

  • Gillon's late heroics lift Syracuse over No. 10 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In a historic matchup of legendary coaches, Syracuse's John Gillon took center stage. Gillon's 3-point bank shot at the buzzer lifted the Orange to a 78-75 victory over the 10th-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier..." February 22

  • No. 12 Duke holds off Wake Forest behind Kennard's 23

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Even with six players scoring in double figures and breaking out from some recent low offensive numbers, it came down to defense for No. 12 Duke on Saturday. The Blue Devils thwarted three consecutive Wake Forest possessions in the final minute, pulling out a 99-94 victory..." February 18

  • No. 12 Duke defeats No. 14 Virginia to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Up just four points with less than three minutes to play with the Virginia crowd pleading for a stop, the shot clock was ticking away as Duke guard Jayson Tatum handled the ball at the top of the arc. With no time to spare, the freshman flicked a nearly effortless 20-footer..." February 16

  • Kennard, No. 18 Duke fend off Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Not only did No. 18 Duke have to overcome Clemson on Saturday afternoon, but the Blue Devils had to deal with human nature as well. Two days after a showdown with its biggest rival, Duke didn't secure a 64-62 victory until Clemson's last possession went awry. The game..." February 11

  • No. 18 Duke outlasts No. 8 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- With the spotlight shining on him again because of good play, Duke guard Grayson Allen showed more signs of regaining a comfort level. He picked a big stage to do so. Allen scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke defeated No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 in a back-and-forth battle..." February 09

  • No. 21 Duke beats Pitt in Coach K's return

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski felt liking crying when Saturday afternoon's game began but he was all smiles afterward. Freshman guard Frank Jackson scored eight points in a late four-minute stretch and Grayson Allen had 21 points to ignite No. 21 Duke, which marked the return of..." February 04

  • Hard to believe, but Duke's Grayson Allen whistled for tripping again

    CBS Sports "In Duke's 72-64 victory vs. Pitt on Saturday, Blue Devils star Grayson Allen was once again at the center of controversy. Allen, who served a one-game suspension earlier this season for tripping an Elon player in mid-December, has been at the center of several controversial plays since..." February 04

  • Did Grayson Allen stomp on opponent's foot?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grayson Allen is under a microscope, but that apparently isn't stopping the Duke guard from apparently suspicious behavior. In Monday night's game against Notre Dame, Allen appears to stomp on Temple Gibbs' foot. Gibbs falls to the floor on a play away from the ball." January 31

  • Allen propels No. 21 Duke past No. 20 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Grayson Allen scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum added 19 as No. 21 Duke delivered another big Atlantic Coast Conference road win Monday, beating No. 20 Notre Dame 84-74. Luke Kennard and Matt Jones had 16 points apiece for the Blue Devils, who have won two straight --..." January 30

  • Kennard, No. 17 Duke rally past Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- With an unlikely chance to win based on how Saturday afternoon's game unfolded, Duke was going to get the ball to Luke Kennard on the final possession. It couldn't have worked out better for the No. 17 Blue Devils. Kennard's 3-point basket from the right wing..." January 28

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski bans players from locker room, report says

    Sporting News "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is not happy with how his team has been playing, so he resorted to an unusual tactic. According to a report from ESPN, Krzyzewski has decided to ban his players from the locker room. The team reportedly also is forbidden from wearing any Duke apparel or..." January 26

  • Ted Cruz acknowledges Grayson Allen look-alike in great tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Senator Ted Cruz earned some major street cred among sports fans with a perfect tweet sent on Tuesday. Sports blog Deadspin asked on Twitter for people to send “proof” of Cruz playing basketball. The senator himself responded perfectly by sharing a photo of Duke’s Grayson Allen, showing that he..." January 25

  • Grayson Allen appears to shove NC State player while walking to Duke bench

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grayson Allen has once again found himself in a controversial exchange. As the Duke guard was walking to the Blue Devils' bench in the first half of Monday's game against NC State, Allen and NC State's Terry Henderson got tangled up, and Allen appeared to shove Henderson. It also looked like..." January 24

  • Duke’s Chase Jeter ruled out with herniated disc in back

    Fanrag Sports "Duke Blue Devils’ sophomore center Chase Jeter underwent a procedure on Monday to correct an issue with a herniated disc in his lower back. So far this season, Jeter has appeared in 16 games but sat out during the team’s win over Miami on Saturday due to the injury. Despite averaging just 14.9..." January 24

  • Smith lifts N.C. State to rare road win vs. No. 7 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Dennis Smith Jr. attended numerous games at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium during the recruiting process. He probably never witnessed the type of show he put on in the building Monday night for the visiting team. Smith, a freshman guard, scored a season-best 32 points..." January 23

  • No. 18 Duke comes alive in second half to rally past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- A new lineup for the second half gave No. 18 Duke new life. And quite a bit more by the time the Blue Devils were finished Saturday night. Using an adjustment in personnel to launch the second half, Duke stormed past Miami in a comeback from a double-digit deficit to..." January 21

  • Grayson Allen's NBA Draft stock likely won't be affected by on-court antics

    Sporting News "We’ve seen his legs and arms flail as he cheap-shots opponents. We’ve seen his coach fail in levying a one-game suspension and somehow labeling it “indefinite.” We’ve seen Duke’s Grayson Allen flip and flop and agonize and take a hit or two. We’ve heard interim coach Jeff Capel say that scrutiny..." January 18

  • Yes, Grayson Allen needs to rein it in, but we're the ones who've gone too far

    CBS Sports "Grayson Allen has kicked opponents, embarrassed Duke, supposedly shoved an opposing assistant coach, had an on-the-bench meltdown and devolved from star player to reviled villain. Got it. Now let's move on. In the crash and rush of today's social-media driven frenzy, it's too easy for..." January 17

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino defends Grayson Allen's tripping habit, calls it a 'reflex'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Aside from the bottom line that Louisville won the game, one of the most memorable aspects of the Cardinals' 78-69 victory over Duke Saturday was the KFC Yum! Center crowd's loud, game-long booing of Duke guard Grayson Allen. Allen, who has become college basketball's No. 1 villain for his..." January 15

  • No. 14 Louisville upends No. 7 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- No. 14 Louisville got 17 points and 11 rebounds from junior center Anas Mahmoud and forced No. 7 Duke into 18 turnovers during a 78-69 win on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. "Their big kid, Mahmoud, was terrific today," interim Duke coach Jeff Capel said. "He had a..." January 14

  • Florida State coach's defense of Grayson Allen actually makes 'shove' look worse

    CBS Sports "Another game, another Grayson Allen video that the world now needs to dissect. In this instance, an opposing coach is getting out in front of the issue and vehemently defending Duke's polarizing star. The Blue Devils were badly beaten by Florida State on Tuesday night, 88-72. (There's plenty of..." January 11

  • Duke's Grayson Allen shoves FSU assistant while chasing loose ball

    ESPN "Duke guard Grayson Allen, in his third game back since serving a one-game suspension for tripping an opponent in his third such incident in the past 10 months, shoved a Florida State assistant coach as he was falling into the seats late in the Blue Devils' 88-72 loss on Tuesday. The play, which..." January 11

  • Seminoles dump Duke in ACC Top-10 showdown

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The last time Florida State point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes faced Duke, he went tumbling down thanks to an unsportsmanlike trip from embattled Blue Devils star guard Grayson Allen. On Tuesday night in the rematch, Rathan-Mayes got back on his feet in a big way. The..." January 10

  • Once the nation's top recruit, Duke's Harry Giles may finally get his moment

    CBS Sports "The most hyped freshman entering college basketball this season: Duke's Harry Giles. Well, it was supposed to be Giles. Then, a few weeks before the season started, it was announced Giles needed to have his knee scoped. He would miss an undetermined amount of time, but it would no doubt bleed..." January 10

  • Did Grayson Allen try to trip another player?

    NESN "Did Duke guard Grayson Allen try to trip another player again? In the Blue Devils’ Saturday game against Boston College, which aired on NESN, the preseason All-American appeared to stick his leg out when moving around a screen. Allen is coming off a one-game suspension for his third..." January 08

  • Duke's Jefferson to undergo tests on injured foot

    CBS Sports "The Duke Blue Devils escaped on Saturday afternoon with a 93-82 win over Boston College. But they didn't come out completely unscathed. Senior center Amile Jefferson, who is one of only a handful of Blue Devils who have played in every game this season, suffered an apparent foot injury in the..." January 08

  • Tatum carries Duke past Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke had to deal with a little game pressure by the end of Saturday afternoon's assignment, but the Blue Devils dealt with that amid a challenging stretch of the season. Freshman Jayson Tatum scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures as No. 8 Duke, playing..." January 07

  • Jeff Capel focuses on his role as fill-in, but this could be an audition

    USA Today "Jeff Capel isn’t looking at it this way, which makes sense for an interim coach taking over a championship-caliber team during a pivotal point of the college basketball season. But, even so, Capel currently is auditioning for one of the most coveted jobs in all of college sports: The head..." January 05

  • Grayson Allen Will Start For Duke Tonight, Ending His Suspension

    The Spun "Duke’s “indefinite” suspension of star guard Grayson Allen will last just one game. Allen, who was suspended “indefinitely” following his latest tripping incident against Elon on Dec. 21, will start for the Blue Devils tonight against Georgia Tech. Duke’s loss to Virginia Tech last weekend will..." January 04

  • No. 8 Duke destroys Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke was all better for one night and playing with a complete team. Jayson Tatum scored 19 points as No. 8 Duke steamrolled past Georgia Tech 110-57 in a game that marked the return of Grayson Allen and the temporary farewell for coach Mike Krzyzewski on Wednesday night at..." January 04

  • NCAA selection committee has unique task of judging Duke without Coach K

    CBS Sports "One of the most well-known stipulations when it comes to NCAA Tournament selection and seeding is this: When a player of significant value (a starter, essentially) is injured indefinitely and/or misses a notable amount of games, the selection committee must take said player's absence into..." January 03

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski to undergo back surgery Friday

    wncn.com "Duke University head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo lower back surgery Friday to remove a fragment of a herniated disc, the University announced Monday. Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in Krzyzewski’s absence. Capel will take over starting with..." January 02

  • Virginia Tech overwhelms No. 5 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Playing its first nationally ranked opponent of the season, Virginia Tech didn't flinch against fifth-ranked Duke. Instead, the Hokies flourished on Saturday. Justin Bibbs scored a season-high 18 points and Virginia Tech had Duke rattled from the beginning in an..." December 31

  • Duke's Grayson Allen no longer team captain

    Fanrag Sports "Following the Duke Blue Devils’ loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday afternoon, head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters that suspended guard Grayson Allen is no longer one of the team’s captains. With Allen still suspended indefinitely for his repeated acts of tripping, big..." December 31

  • Coach K needs to suspend Grayson Allen

    ESPN "After Grayson Allen did the unthinkable -- stretching his leg out Wednesday night against Elon and purposefully tripping a player for the third time in his career -- Mike Krzyzewski made it abundantly clear that no amount of public pressure or outcry would dictate how he punished his player. "I..." December 22

  • Duke suspends Grayson Allen indefinitely

    USA Today "Grayson Allen has been suspended indefinitely by Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski after his third tripping incident of the calendar year. Wednesday's incident occurred against Elon, and resulted in a technical foul. Allen had a meltdown on the bench afterward, a scene almost as cringe-worthy..." December 22

  • Kennard excels, Allen trips foe as Duke jolts Elon

    The Sports Xchange "GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This Duke-Elon game might be discussed for quite some time and the conversation will involve much more than another big scoring night for Luke Kennard. It was Duke guard Grayson Allen's tripping incidence that drew most of the attention. Kennard's 21 points..." December 21

  • Kennard leads No. 5 Duke past Tennessee State

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- With points at a premium Monday night, Duke still had Luke Kennard. "It was a game where two teams really knew how to play defense," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said after his fifth-ranked Blue Devils defeated Tennessee State 65-55. Kennard scored 24 points as Duke,..." December 19

  • Duke freshman Jayson Tatum headlines early list of Top 30 NBA Draft prospects

    CBS Sports "The 2017 NBA Draft is still six months away. But, already, I can promise this: it's going to be dominated at the top by college freshmen. In fact, I think the fist nine picks -- and 11 of the 14 lottery picks -- will be college freshmen, and I currently have Duke's Jayson Tatum projected to go..." December 13

  • No. 5 Duke smashes UNLV 94-45

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Duke is finally getting healthy. And that could spell bad news for the rest of the college basketball world. For the first time in five weeks, the Blue Devils had a full squad available to practice on Friday. It also marked the first time in that span that All-America guard..." December 10

  • No. 5 Duke takes down No. 21 Florida

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A month into the season, the Duke Blue Devils finally are getting closer to having all the pieces in place that made them a preseason favorite. Led by Luke Kennard's 29 points, Amile Jefferson's career-high 24 points and a big boost from freshman sensation Jayson Tatum's 22..." December 07

  • Coach K says he hopes Duke star freshman Harry Giles debuts 'before Christmas'

    CBS Sports "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday night that he hopes coveted freshman big man Harry Giles will make his debut for the Blue Devils before Christmas. "Harry's participating," Krzyzewski said of Giles' workouts and practice habits, "he hasn't had as much contact yet. We're hoping before..." December 07

  • Kennard scores 35 in Duke's victory

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke freshman Jayson Tatum's long-awaited collegiate debut came with quite a bit of fanfare Saturday. Teammates Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson weren't about to be overshadowed. Kennard nearly stole the show with 35 points as No. 5 Duke blasted Maine 94-55 in a game..." December 03

  • Duke blows past Michigan State in second half

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wasn't going to let some off-the-mark shooting keep it down for long. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils hit enough shots to burst into the lead and went on to defeat Michigan State 78-69 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "Coach..." November 30

  • Duke, Michigan State condemn fan's sign referencing Flint water crisis

    ESPN "Both Michigan State and Duke on Wednesday condemned a sign displayed by a Blue Devils fan Tuesday night that referenced the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. "The water tastes better in North Carolina," the sign read during host Duke's 78-69 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday..." November 30

  • No. 6 Duke routs Appalachian State as Allen scores 21

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke guard Grayson Allen scored all 21 of his points in the first half before limping to the bench in the second half during the sixth-ranked Blue Devils' 93-58 romp past Appalachian State on Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Allen's latest ailment was described..." November 26

  • Jackson, Allen pace No. 6 Duke past William & Mary

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke is counting on rebounding from various sources with a smaller lineup and there's no shortage of contributors in that area. The sixth-ranked Blue Devils limited William & Mary's second-chance opportunities in pulling away for an 88-67 victory on Wednesday night at Cameron..." November 23

  • Five-star recruit announces he's going to Duke in a mini James Bond movie

    Fox Sports "6-foot-9 forward Wendell Carter, a senior at Pace Academy in Atlanta, was one of the top players in the nation yet to make a decision on what school he'll attend in 2017. Carter had narrowed down the list to Georgia, Georgia Tech, Harvard and Duke - and he announced his choice Wednesday in an..." November 23

  • Report: Five-star forward Wendell Carter expected to commit to Duke men's basketball Wednesday

    The Duke Chronicle "Another year, another package deal. Five-star Class of 2017 forward Wendell Carter is expected to commit to Duke Wednesday, joining five-star shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. as the Blue Devils' first two five-star commits, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported Tuesday afternoon. Duke has also locked..." November 22

  • Top-ranked Duke defeats Rhode Island to win Naismith crown

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Duke isn't likely to remain No. 1 when the new rankings come out on Monday because of a loss to No. 7 Kansas last Tuesday. But the way they played over the weekend, and with the players they have hurt and expected back, don't be shocked if the Blue Devils are back on top..." November 20

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