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Duke Football Preps For UVA

Duke hasn’t had much luck against Virginia lately. Actually, Virginia’s four-game winning streak against Duke hasn’t been the result of luck as much as the inescapable reality that the Cavaliers have simply been a little bit better than Duke over...

Jeff Capel Scores A Big Man For Pitt

In our recently posted Pitt preview we pointed out that former Duke assistant Jeff Capel has a solid, young athletic core of midsized players to build around but that he still needs big men and help inside. Well he’s...

Duke Recruiting: Kuminga Says He Won’t Reclassify

Top prospect and key Duke target Jonathan Kuminga, told Stockrisers.com that he’s staying in the class of 2021 and has no plans to reclassify. He also said that contrary to rumors that he is leaning towards LSU he has no...

Zion Hypometer: Up, Up, And Away

Over at Sports Illustrated, Jeremy Woo has a piece up considering what Zion Williamson has accomplished - in the preseason of his rookie year. Stop and think about that for a second. It’s a striking piece that looks at...

Can Clemson Break The ACC Football Win Streak Record?

Folks at Clemson are talking up the football team’s winning streak, which encompasses the entire 2018 and 2019 seasons. The ongoing skein sounds pretty good at 21 and counting through the Tigers’ 45-14 victory over Florida State on Oct....

You Tube Gold: Larry Bird War Stories

There have been some great trash talkers in the NBA but we’re not sure anyone has ever out-trashed Larry Bird. Well wait. Some guys have probably talked more trash but no one talked it and backed it up like...

Blue Healer Auctions Are Back!

BlueHealers Auctions are set up and ready to go for the 2019-2020 basketball season. The first auction, for tickets to the exhibition game against NW Missouri State (on Saturday, October 26th), ends this Sunday at 11pm Eastern Time. All...

Jones Named To Cousy Watch List

In order to win a basketball game you have to score at least once, even if it’s just a free throw. A 1-0 game is highly unlikely but 0-0 is impossible. Of course as soon as people figured out...

Bethany Peters Marathon Update: Race Run, Lots Of Money Raised

As you may have noticed, we’ve been trying to help our pal Bethany who planned to run in the Chicago Marathon (her first marathon, with shaky knees no less) to raise money for wells for African kids. Mission accomplished!...

Florida State Gets A Major Recruit

Leonard Hamilton and Florida State picked up a major recruiting win Monday when Scottie Barnes picked the ‘Noles despite saying recently that Oregon was a “dream school” for him. But FSU came on strong late and Barnes told ESPN...

Wendell Carter Is Back For The Chicago Bulls

Former Duke star Wendell Carter is back on the court for the Chicago Bulls and while observers say he’s clearly rusty, he’s still quite young and it shouldn't take him too long to get into game shape. Carter has...

ACC Preview #10 – Pitt

It’s a measure of respect that Pitt, picked last in the ACC in 2018-19, is picked 10th this year. You might think well big whoop, 10th? But it’s a big improvement and shows that people are impressed with how...

The Drive For Five (And A Seat On The Bench)

Last season saw quite a race to see who could accumulate the most fouls and, ultimately, disqualifications. No one in particular emerged as the DQ leader. Instead, five different players each had six dismissals. Only two ACC players...

Tacko Fall Update

Duke ran into 7-7 Tacko Fall in the NCAA Tournament and found him to be a nearly impenetrable one man zone. He was an incredible force around the basket and nearly led Johnny Dawkins and UCF to a stunning...

Georgia Tech Football Has A Long Way To Go

We didn't have a chance to make a note of it but during the Duke-Georgia Tech game Saturday the TV folks put up a graphic that was amazing. Quentin Jones, at that point, had matched his predecessor Daniel Jones...

DBR Podcast #168: Let’s Preview Countdown to Craziness!

With Jason traveling somewhere in Europe, Donald and Sam bring you Episode 168 this week as we preview Countdown to Craziness and recap Duke Football’s win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. We close this shorter show with...

YouTube Gold: Duke-Kentucky 1978

We may have linked to this before and our apologies if so. Either way, here’s a very clean video of the 1978 Duke-Kentucky championship game. It’s a keeper. A lot of people think the enmity between Duke and Kentucky...

Zion Mania Continues To Build As Williamson Has Another Big Preseason Game

Former Duke star Zion Williamson had another impressive game in the NBA preseason, lighting up San Antonio for 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Pelicans beat San Antonio 123-114. Since shooting 6-13 in his debut, Williams has subsequently...

Replacement Coaches For Every ACC Program

The college basketball season starts with optimism in most places but inevitably, by the end of the season, some teams are disappointments and, at some point, every coach is replaced. So we thought we’d take a stab at candidates...

Georgia Tech To Appeal NCAA Penalties

Recently the NCAA came down on hard on Georgia Tech and hammered the Yellow Jackets with extensive penalties. Not surprisingly, given the severity of those penalties, Georgia Tech has opted to appeal. The school is not appealing all of...

ACC Preview #9 – Notre Dame

Since joining the ACC, Notre Dame has for the most part been very successful. There have been two exceptions: the first year when Jerian Grant was suspended for the season and last year, when 6-6 senior Rex Pflueger was...