Duke Rumors & News

  • Mike Krzyzewski upbeat on Blue Devils' prospects for 2016-17

    ESPN "Mike Krzyzewski isn't one for hyperbole, but even the Duke coach can't help but look at the roster he has for the 2016-17 season and be excited. "We have the right ingredients to be very good,'' he said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. "And that's what we're going to try and do -- be very..." May 24

  • Coach K wants Amile Jefferson to be Duke's Draymond Green

    College Spun "Between a top-ranked recruiting class and a few strong returning veterans, Duke’s 2016-17 team has the potential to be extremely special. Grayson Allen gets most of te headlines, as far as returning stars go, but Mike Krzyzewski is putting a lot focus on returning forward Amile Jefferson. " May 22

  • Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke’s official Twitter account trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led..." May 19

  • Duke’s Rotation In 2016-17 Might Be The Most-Talented Rotation Coach K’s Ever Had

    College Spun "Mike Krzyzewski’s won five national championships at Duke. He’s had a bunch of first-round picks and top-five selections. Nearly every season, he has a rotation stock-piled in talent. His rotation for the 2016-17 season might be his most-talented ever. Duke finalized its 2016 recruiting..." May 19

  • Duke’s Marshall Plumlee Reportedly Putting Army Commitment On Hold To Pursue Basketball Career

    College Spun "We could have three Plumlee brothers in the NBA next season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the youngest brother, Marshall, is putting his Army commitments on hold so he can pursue a professional basketball career. Marshall Plumlee, who played his final season at Duke this past season,..." May 12

  • Duke AD expects Krzyzewski to coach at least 5 more years

    The Score "Despite his second surgery in just over a month Monday, Mike Krzyzewski has no intention of stepping aside from the Duke program anytime soon. Following hernia surgery performed at Duke Hospital, the legendary coach made it clear to athletic director Kevin White he remains committed to the Blue..." May 11

  • Mike Krzyewski Has Successful Hernia Surgery

    Campus Sports "On Monday morning, Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent his second successful surgery of the offseason. After undergoing a knee replacement last month, Duke announced on Monday morning that Krzyzewski underwent successful hernia surgery earlier today. Krzyzewski’s recovery..." May 09

  • Just how good will Duke be, and when will the 40-0 chatter start?

    College Basketball Talk "Today, we’re talking Duke and the potential for a 40-0 season. There’s a strong argument to make that, in the years since Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski fully embraced the one-and-done era, his 2016-17 roster will be the strongest that he has coached. Stronger, I’d argue, than the 2015..." May 05

  • Grayson Allen out 4 weeks after hernia surgery

    The Score "Duke guard Grayson Allen underwent surgery to repair a hernia and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, the team announced Friday. It's unknown when Allen sustained the injury, but it didn't stop him from enjoying a standout second year with Duke. The polarizing star guard averaged a..." April 22

  • Amile Jefferson officially eligible for 2016-17

    ACC Sports "The Atlantic Coast Conference has approved a medical hardship waiver for Duke senior Amile Jefferson, making him eligible to compete for the Blue Devils in 2016-17. Duke sought the waiver on Jefferson’s behalf after he missed all but nine games in 2015-16 due to a right foot fracture sustained..." April 22

  • Duke and Kentucky are fighting for 5-star center Marques Bolden. Who will he pick?

    SB Nation "Spring grassroots season is officially upon us, which means the college basketball coaches of America are already out on the road recruiting for the class of 2017. That does not mean the class of 2016 is entirely tied up. In Marques Bolden and Jarrett Allen, there are still two five-star big men..." April 21

  • Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

    College Spun "Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today." April 19

  • Duke's split with Derryck Thornton isn't pretty, but don't assume it's petty

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The web site for Vanguard Elite Sports identifies Mark Edwards as the founder and head of development for the organization, which is “committed to reforming the face of youth and adolescent basketball into a higher skill level.” Through his Twitter account, Mark Edwards identifies himself as..." April 12

  • Duke's Derryck Thornton to transfer

    The Score "The writing was on the wall for Derryck Thornton. With an impressive recruiting class on its way in, and fellow guards Matt Jones and Grayson Allen returning, the Duke freshman announced he's transferring out of the program. "I have loved my time at Duke, but I want to pursue the opportunity..." April 11

  • Vegas tabs Duke as early 2017 favorite

    The Score "The college basketball season may have only just ended, but it's already time to start looking ahead to next season. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its latest odds for the 2017 season, and despite a loss to Oregon in the Sweet 16, Duke was installed as the 9-2 favorites to claim next..." April 06

  • Grayson Allen to Return to Duke for Junior Season

    GoDuke.com "Sophomore All-American Grayson Allen will return to Duke University for his junior season in 2016-17, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. In 71 games in a Duke uniform, Allen has averaged 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 40.3 percent from outside the arc..." April 06

  • Duke’s Brandon Ingram declares for NBA Draft

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke freshman Brandon Ingram announced Monday on The Players’ Tribune website that he plans to declare for the NBA Draft. Ingram averaged 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game this season. He was second-team All-ACC and the ACC Freshman of the Year. He scored 634..." April 04

  • Mike Krzyzewski has knee replacement surgery

    ESPN "Duke and United States Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent knee replacement surgery on Sunday morning and said he will be ready for the Rio Games starting Aug. 5. Krzyzewski told ESPN's Andy Katz that the surgery went well and he planned to start rehabilitation Sunday afternoon. "The..." April 03

  • Georgia Tech reaches out to Jeff Capel, Jay Larranaga

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has reached out to both Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel and Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, but remains in the initial stages to replace Brian Gregory, multiple sources told ESPN. Capel has yet to be interviewed by Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski, sources told..." March 29

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for scolding Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, says he ‘reacted incorrectly’

    New York Daily News "Mike Krzyzewski is a legendary coach, but a lousy liar. And now the winner of five national titles at Duke is offering up an apology. Coach K got caught up in a lie after Duke got bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, claiming in his postgame press conference that he did not..." March 27

  • Oregon's Altman: 'I told (Brooks) to shoot it' at end of Duke game

    The Score "Oregon head coach Dana Altman says Dillon Brooks was just following orders when he took the 3-point shot that resulted in an apparent scolding from Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. "That was my fault," Altman said Friday on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd. "I told him to shoot it." The play in question..." March 26

  • Oregon knocks off defending champions Duke

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the ninth straight season, there will be no repeat NCAA champion. Oregon forward Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and forward Elgin Cook had 16 as the top-seeded Ducks eliminated defending NCAA champion Duke with an 82-68 decision Thursday in a West Region semifinal at..." March 25

  • Coach K denies telling Oregon's Dillon Brooks to stop showing off

    Syracuse.com "An incident with a player and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in a handshake line? This all sounds so familiar to Syracuse fans. Oregon's Dillon Brooks said that Coach K mentioned his showboating in the handshake line after he scored 22 points, adding six assists and five rebounds, in the Ducks'..." March 25

  • Christian Laettner says of attacks on Grayson Allen: 'Not nice ... and it’s a little unfair'

    USA Today "As Grayson Allen and the rest of the Duke basketball team prepare to play Oregon in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, Christian Laettner thinks he can be an example. Of what not to do. Laettner, the former Duke star, told USA TODAY Sports he cringed this year when TV cameras caught Allen tripping an..." March 23

  • Duke survives Yale again

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Duke already knew what Yale was capable of before Saturday's game. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs stormed into Cameron Indoor Stadium and put up a fight against the Blue Devils before coming up short. It was more of the same this time around. Yale fell..." March 19

  • Notre Dame rallies to stun No. 19 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- That felt just right for Notre Dame. Another sterling outcome in the ACC Tournament has become the Irish's specialty, this time using a big comeback and overtime to upend No. 19 Duke 84-79 in the quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at the Verizon Center. "It was fabulous to..." March 10

  • Freshmen help No. 19 Duke advance in ACC

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Duke's freshmen didn't flinch in their first postseason game. Instead, they flourished. Forward Brandon Ingram and guard Luke Kennard each scored 22 points as No. 19 Duke held off North Carolina State 92-89 in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon..." March 09

  • No. 8 Tar Heels show late toughness in win over Blue Devils

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Questions about North Carolina's ability to close out key games were answered in the final minutes Saturday night against No. 17 Duke. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels made clutch plays and seemed particularly pleased about that after a 76-72 victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium...." March 05

  • No. 17 Duke pulls out win over Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke was determined to make sure a recent setback didn't fester. The No. 17 Blue Devils needed time to overcome visiting Wake Forest, 79-71, on Tuesday night. "It was great to come back out after that performance (two days earlier in a loss at Pittsburgh)," center..." March 01

  • Duke's Amile Jefferson may seek medical redshirt for 2015-16

    The Score "Duke's Amile Jefferson hasn't seen the court since Dec. 5 with a foot injury, and according to Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated, the senior may remain out in hopes of a medical redshirt for the 2015-16 season. A player can be eligible for a medical redshirt season if they participate in less..." March 01

  • Duke's Grayson Allen admits to 'mistake' in tripping opponent

    The Score "Duke guard Grayson Allen acknowledged Sunday he "made a mistake" when he tripped Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes at the end of Thursday's game. "For me, it's just being smart," Allen said when asked about the ACC's reprimand directed towards him. "I've had to be smart all season. Obviously..." February 29

  • Coach K supports ACC's decision not to suspend Grayson Allen

    ESPN "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski defended the way the Blue Devils handled the fallout from Grayson Allen's second entanglement with an opponent this season. The ACC issued a statement on Friday taking Allen to task for his involvement but declined to discipline him further. Krzyzewski believes it was..." February 29

  • Pitt produces upset of No. 15 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh's search for its first win against a ranked team nearly ended Wednesday but the Panthers blew a late eight-point lead at home against No. 11 Louisville. Following a loss head coach Jamie Dixon termed devastating, the Panthers entered their final home game against No. 15..." February 28

  • Grayson Allen won't be suspended for apparent trip vs. FSU

    ESPN "Duke star guard Grayson Allen will not be suspended by the ACC for his apparent trip of Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes during Thursday's game. The ACC announced its decision Friday afternoon, saying it has issued a reprimand to the Blue Devils' leading scorer." February 27

  • No. 15 Duke flaunts balance in victory over Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke has stayed in contention in the ACC with some huge individual performances, but it was balanced offense that defined Thursday's victory for the No. 15 Blue Devils. Five players scored in double figures in an 80-65 outcome against Florida State at Cameron Indoor..." February 25

  • Nolan Smith joins Duke's basketball staff as special assistant

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former All-American Nolan Smith has joined Duke's men's basketball staff as a special assistant, effective immediately, Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Monday. Smith ranks 17th on Duke’s career scoring chart, having amassed 1,911 points in his four seasons. He was also voted as..." February 22

  • No. 18 Louisville rallies past No. 20 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville guard Damion Lee didn't fret when the 18th-ranked Cardinals trailed No. 20 Duke by 13 points in the second half Saturday. "I just let the game come to me," he said. Lee canned three straight 3-pointers in a 2:18 stretch late in the game as Louisville..." February 20

  • No. 20 Duke upsets No. 5 UNC

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Duke came away with perhaps one of its most improbable victories against North Carolina on Wednesday, making coach Mike Krzyzewski particularly proud of the Blue Devils' toughness. With an in-game injury to a starter and foul trouble staring at the No. 20 Blue Devils,..." February 18

  • Colangelo concerned about Coach K's heath, considering replacements for Olympics

    The Score "USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo is concerned about the health of Mike Krzyzewski, who has been the program's head coach since 2005. The 69-year-old Krzyzewski, who's also coached Duke since 1980, missed the Blue Devils' Feb. 2 game against Georgia Tech while in the cardiac wing of a..." February 18

  • Duke's Jones on crutches after suffering apparent ankle injury

    The Score "Duke guard Matt Jones exited the first half of Wednesday's clash against North Carolina with an apparent ankle injury and is doubtful to return, according to the ESPN broadcast. The junior emerged from the locker room on crutches to begin the second half." February 18

  • Duke banks on Allen and wins

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke guard Grayson Allen figured time was on his side on the final play of Saturday against Virginia. He used all of it. Allen made an awkward-looking shot from the lane as time expired to give Duke a 63-62 victory over No. 7 Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium...." February 13

  • Is Grayson Allen the next hated white Duke player?

    ESPN "He drove to the basket in what has become his signature take-no-prisoners approach to the rim, hoping to draw some contact from Chinanu Onuaku. Only the contact never came, as Onuaku refused to take the bait, causing Duke's Grayson Allen to tumble to the floor. As Allen lay there, sprawled..." February 09

  • Coach K to return from illness Saturday vs. NC State

    The Score "Mike Krzyzewski missed his first game in over 20 years Tuesday against Georgia Tech, but the legendary Duke coach has been cleared to return to the sidelines Saturday versus NC State. The 68-year-old, feeling under the weather, stayed back from the Blue Devils' trip to Atlanta, but plans to..." February 04

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski misses game vs. Georgia Tech

    CBS Sports "A rough week for Duke just got a little bit worse. One day after falling out of the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in nearly nine years, the Blue Devils will also be without coach Mike Krzyzewski in their game Tuesday against Georgia Tech. According to a release from the school,..." February 02

  • Duke's Amile Jefferson back in walking boot, out at least 2 more games

    Fay Observer "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski provided an update Monday on injured senior Amile Jefferson, saying he's not ready to play but noting there is "some progression." Jefferson suffered a right foot fracture Dec. 12 and has missed 12 straight games. The Blue Devils, who play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday,..." February 02

  • Duke falls out of the top 25 for the first time since 2007

    SB Nation "The Oklahoma Sooners top the AP Poll while North Carolina is No. 1 in the coaches poll, but that's not the biggest news to come out of the release of the latest rankings. For the first time since 2007, Duke has fallen out of the polls after losing four of its last five games. The Blue Devils..." February 01

  • Duke keeping tabs on fast-rising 2016 big man

    Sporting News "Bruno Fernando may have only been in the United States for a little under a year, but he has made a serious impact since arriving from Angola. Playing at Montverde Academy in Florida, he has become an important piece for the Eagles this season, and proven to be one of the top available seniors..." January 30

  • Coach K not panicking as Duke continues to struggle

    The Score "The panic button in Durham is growing, but Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't ready to press it after yet another defeat. "Our kids played their hearts out tonight," Krzyzewski told Duke radio Monday after the Blue Devils suffered their fourth loss in five games - this one coming at the..." January 26

  • Jay Williams details his relationship with Coach K

    ESPN "After a distinguished college career playing under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke and just one season with the Chicago Bulls, a team starved for a new messiah since Michael Jordan's retirement, Jay Williams destroyed his career when he suffered a horrific motorcycle accident. In an instant, the man with..." January 22

  • Jim Boeheim says Coach K skipped handshake line to yell at Duke students

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Considering the Duke lost its third game in row to Syracuse, 64-62, Monday night with a questionable no-call at the end of the game, the world just assumed Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski was being a poor sport when he skipped a portion of the postgame handshake line. But that isn’t what..." January 19