By Rowan Shiell There are two scholarship seniors on the 2013-14 Duke blue Devils, Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston. While Thornton, now a captain, has firmly cemented himself as the backup point guard and a perimeter defensive specialist, Hairston has yet to claim a firm role at Duke, other than the guy fans beg not
The scandals at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill just keep on coming and while they provide amusement of the highest level for most fans of rival programs, in generally it is bad news for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The latest issue hitting the UNC athletics program is the arrest last week of basketball player
By Bermuda Bob Duke Sports Blog Contributor Earlier this month, the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors held their annual off-season meeting and, with only one dissenting vote, decided to suggest to the NCAA a change in the transfer rules. The change would essentially do away with the present exemptions being given for
By Bermuda Bob Duke Sports Blog Contributor When the ACC expanded south, then north, I rhetorically asked the question, “What if they have an ACC Tournament Finals between a northern and southern program and no one cared ?” Well, one of those southern teams won last year, and on Sunday the other team won.
By Daniel Kline Duke Sports Blog Contributor With ACC expansion and the demise of the Big East as we have known it, a recent topic of conversation has been potentially playing or moving the ACC Tournament to Madison Square Garden, permanently. Most recently in a Sports Illustrated article, SI compared Greensboro to a Super 8 Motel,
After a Friday night that saw “chalk” erased from the ACC blackboard, Saturday demonstrated a return to what was expected. Here is how it went … Miami, (15-3 in-conference & 26-6 overall) who had only met NC State once previously and barely prevailed over them, found the going a bit easier today when it counted
By Bermuda Bob Duke Sports Blog Contributor Anyone who expected things to go “according to Hoyle” lost their bets on Day 2 of the ACC Tournament. Some things happened as expected, and other fans found a short stay in Greensboro was in order. Here’s what happened … GAME 1 on Saturday at 1PM: Miami,