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You Tube Gold: UCLA’s 88-Game Win Streak Ends

Think about this: UCLA won every title from 1966-67 to 1972-73. Now think about this: between 1966 and January 20, 1974, UCLA lost just five games total. So while the might Bruins took an 88-game win streak into South...

Don’t Miss Our Next DBR Podcast

We just wanted to give you guys a heads-up for this weekend: our next DBR Podcast will have a very special guest. We’ll leave it as a surprise for now but it’s someone who has earned a ton...

A Look At Duke’s Up-And-Down-And-Up Football Season

They say that fourth place is the worst place to finish in an Olympic competition. So close. I guess that makes 5-7 the worst record for a college football team, especially when two of those losses were gift-wrapped in...

Zion Williamson’s Charisma Pays Off For One Card Collector

Even though Zion Williamson hasn’t been able to take the court for the New Orleans Pelicans yet, the excitement over his NBA career continues to soar. Latest example: a customer at Dave & Adam’s Card World, in Williamsville, New...

Best Wishes To David Stern

We’ve always been impressed with David Stern. He was a brilliant commissioner who raised the NBA from something that only a limited number of people truly appreciated to a global passion. Before Stern, there wasn't really basketball in Spain...

You Tube Gold: Spencer Haywood

In 1968, the US Olympic team was in a bind. A lot of prominent African-American athletes, including UCLA’s brilliant basketball talent Lew Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, were boycotting the Mexico City games as a political protest. The...

ACC Plug n Play

Transfers and graduate transfers from four-year colleges have come to dominate the Division I basketball free agent market. Used to be, teams plugged in junior college transfers for immediate assistance, most notably at Clemson and Florida State. With the...

ACC Roundup – Hokies Survive Chattanooga

Only one Wednesday game as Virginia Tech survived Chattanooga, but just barely. Virginia Tech was up just three with 6.5 left but the Mocs were forced to foul and freshman Nahiem Alleyne was clutch and hit both to give...

You Tube Gold: Wes Unseld

The four best outlet passers in NBA history are probably Bill Russell, Bill Walton, Kevin Love and Wes Unseld. Of these, Unseld is by far the most unusual. First, he played center at 6-7 and this was in an...

Coach K And Bears Coach Matt Nagy Hit It Off In A Big Way

When most of of watch sporting events, we watch for big plays and vicarious thrills. When Mike Krzyzewski watches, he watches for other things. And he liked what he saw in Matt Nagy, the head coach of the Chicago...

Duke Women’s Basketball: Where Do Things Stand At Exam Break?

You’ve probably noticed that Duke’s basketball teams are staying off the court this week, taking care of exams and papers, the kind of things that student-athletes do when they’re not being athletes. Therefore, a good time to take a snapshot...

ACC Roundup – Another 1 Bites The Dust

It was almost a clean sweep for the ACC Tuesday night as two out of three teams in action won with BC biting the Great Danes of Albany 72-51 and Notre Dame showing no mercy to Detroit Mercy, winning...

Duke Recruiting – Kennedy Chandler Offered

There are some places in the country where it’s very difficult to recruit against the home team. The state of Kentucky is one, although Duke got Jeff Mullins and Vince Taylor both out of Lexington and Mullins while the...

You Tube Gold: The Game Of The Century

Basketball began to change in the 1950s due to Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain but real change would have to wait for the 1960s. Jerry West, Connie Hawkins and Pete Maravich were all game changers....

Duke Recruiting: Bediako Offered

Charles Bediako, a 6-11, 215 lb big from Canada, now has a Duke offer in hand. Bediako, who is prized for his versatility which you know Duke will like, seems pleased. He told Zagsblog.com that “I know that...

RJ Barrett Update: Knicks Instability Continues

We’ve talked periodically about how great it is that former Blue Devil RJ Barrett got his childhood wish and is now a New York Knick, but that the flipside of that is be careful of what you wish for....

ACC Roundup – Big One In The Garden Tonight

Three ACC games on Wednesday as Albany visits Boston College, Notre Dame tries to limit Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis and the headliner, Louisville and Texas Tech in the Garden. Texas Tech is off to a slow start at 5-3...

When It Comes To The NCAA, NC State Has A Role Model Just Down...

When UNC escaped NCAA punishment despite decades of academic fraud, NC State fans, like a lot of other people, were disgusted. However, as we’ve seen since UNC’s case ended, a lot of schools have followed their model and simply...

You Tube Gold: “Special!”

Christian Laettner is justly famous for his iconic shot to defeat Kentucky in the 1992 Eastern Regional finals but it wasn’t his only great play at Duke. He had more than anyone can remember, probably including himself. The Shot,...

Jones, Carey Honored By ACC

After Duke’s big week last week, the ACC selected Tre Jones as Player of the Week and Vernon Carey as Freshman of the Week. Both had huge games at Michigan State where Jones, who was outplayed by Cassius Winston...

Duke Moves Up In AP, Coaches Poll

The new polls came out Monday and in AP, Duke has bounced back up to #7. In the coaches poll, which we put more stock in, the Blue Devils are #5. Sticking with the coaches poll, Louisville is #1,...