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Krzyzewski, Duke reload with another strong freshman class

Oct. 15, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One star-studded freshman class has left Duke for the NBA. Another has come in right behind them. A national title once again is a realistic goal for the latest crop of blue-chip Blue Devils who seem to fit into neatly defined roles. Tre Jones looks capable of running the show at point...

Duke LB Quansah has surgery on broken bone in left foot

Oct. 11, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke linebacker Koby Quansah is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his left foot. Team spokesman Art Chase said Quansah had surgery Thursday to repair his fractured fifth metatarsal. Quansah has 14 tackles in five games with nine coming in the opener against Army. The junior has...

Caldwell scores on late drive, NCCU beats Howard 40-35

Oct. 6, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chauncey Caldwell capped a late drive with a touchdown plunge to give North Carolina Central a 40-35 victory over Howard on Saturday afternoon. Howard's Khalid Dorsey sprinted for a 19-yard touchdown to give Howard a 35-34 lead with 6:19 remaining in the game. Caldwell answered by...

Willis leads Virginia Tech to 31-14 upset of No. 22 Duke

Sep. 30, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia Tech's offense hummed right along with backup quarterback Ryan Willis. The defense barely resembled the leaky group that took the blame for a humiliating loss. There wasn't anything wrong with these Hokies that another trip to Duke couldn't fix. Willis threw for 332 yards and a...

Stanley throws 4 TD passes; Florida A&M routs NCCU 55-14

Sep. 29, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Stanley threw four touchdown passes in the first half as Florida A&M sprinted to an early lead and coasted to a 55-14 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday. Stanley threw for 254 yards on 13-of-18 passing with no interceptions. Chad Hunter hauled in scoring passes of...

QB Jones back for No. 22 Duke after breaking collar bone

Sep. 29, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Daniel Jones will start for No. 22 Duke against Virginia Tech, three weeks after breaking his collar bone. Team officials on Saturday announced that Jones will start later that night for the Blue Devils (4-0) in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against the Hokies (2-1,...

No. 22 Duke looks to continue hot start against Hokies

Sep. 28, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 22 Duke learned to not get caught up in a hot start. Virginia Tech hopes it picked up a valuable lesson from a humiliating loss. The surging Blue Devils play host to the Hokies on Saturday night in a matchup that always figured to have one Top 25 team — but probably not the...

Backup QBs take center stage when No. 22 Duke faces Hokies

Sep. 27, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This will be a battle of the backups. When No. 22 Duke plays host to Virginia Tech on Saturday night, neither team will have its regular starting quarterback. That means the game might come down to which backup — Quentin Harris of Duke or Ryan Willis of the Hokies — has a...

Harris throws 3 TD passes to lead Duke

Sep. 22, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is getting a rare second chance at being 4-0, and the Blue Devils plan to take advantage of it. Quentin Harris passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns before leaving with an injury as Duke beat North Carolina Central 55-13 on Saturday. Brittain Brown rushed for 118 yards and a...

Duke hosts NC Central with Virginia Tech matchup looming

Sep. 21, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is off to another fast start, on the verge of cracking the national rankings and with a huge home game looming next week. Nothing would kill that buzz quite like a loss to North Carolina Central. The Blue Devils (3-0) vow to keep the focus on their crosstown counterparts from the...