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  1. Position that needs improvement: Duke

    Andrea Adelson

    Every team has issues to address this offseason, and this week we're taking a look at the most glaring holes for each ACC team and figuring out where they might find answers between now and the season opener. Duke Blue Devils Position to improv...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  2. Duke football opts for springtime in winter

    Andrea Adelson

    It may seem counterintuitive to open spring practice in the depths of winter, but Duke coach David Cutcliffe believes he has found a formula that works for his Blue Devils. For the second straight year, Duke will open spring ball in early February...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  3. Coaching turnover yielded bonanza in 2008

    Andrea Adelson

    It has become a yearly ritual across the ACC -- waiting on the coaching turnover that is bound to happen. No job is ever too safe, it seems. Just remember back to when the regular season ended a few weeks ago. Nobody appeared in imminent danger...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  4. Duke has one objective: Bowl win

    Andrea Adelson

    Over the past three seasons, the Duke football program has gone on a record-breaking tear, racking up wins, top-25 rankings and bowl appearances along the way. That, in turn, has started to change expectations. Three seasons ago, Duke was just ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  5. Duke became a winner in tragedy

    Andrea Adelson

    DURHAM, N.C. -- On a warm Friday in August, just four days after fall practice opened, Duke coach David Cutcliffe had to prepare yet another one of his men for heartache. Punter Will Monday would soon learn his mother, Judy, had been hospitalized ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  6. Duke Blue Devils football players have bonded through tragedy

    Andrea Adelson

    Over the past two and a half years, multiple Duke players and coaches have suffered unimaginable heartbreak, but they bonded through their pain and have accomplished things no other Duke team ever has.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  7. What we learned in the ACC: Week 14

    Andrea Adelson

    We learned plenty in the final weekend of the regular season. 1. Unbeaten ACC. The ACC went 4-0 against its SEC counterparts on Saturday, its first sweep on rivalry weekend since 2000. SEC apologists can spin the sweep any way they want ("But it w...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  8. Duke comes up short in must-win situations

    Andrea Adelson

    DURHAM, N.C. -- The schedule laid out so favorably for Duke, you had to stop and wonder whether the Blue Devils created it on their own. The defending Coastal champions had three teams either at or below .500 to close out the season. All they had ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  9. Duke aiming for third straight win over UNC

    Andrea Adelson

    When Quinshad Davis arrived at North Carolina in 2012, losing to Duke was not within the realm of possibility. The Tar Heels had dominated the series against their bitter rivals. The expectation was for the dominance to continue. But two years lat...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  10. David Helton thrives as Duke's middle man

    Andrea Adelson

    When Duke lost starting middle linebacker Kelby Brown for the season, there was some initial doubt about how the Blue Devils would replace him. Not only was he a preseason All-ACC selection. Not only was the heart of the defense. Brown was the onl...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  11. Odds have been against Duke vs. GT

    Andrea Adelson

    If you listed the ideal opponent for Duke to rebound against this week, Georgia Tech would probably be last on the list. The Blue Devils have lost 10 straight to the Jackets - their longest active losing streak in the Coastal Division. The last ti...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  12. Time for crazy ACC Coastal to show itself

    Andrea Adelson

    Back in July, the media pundits took a crack at predicting the ACC Coastal Division. Miami was picked to finish No. 1. Virginia was picked to finish No. 7. Duke coach David Cutcliffe, whose team was selected second, described the randomness we all...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  13. Matt Skura embraces Duke football

    Andrea Adelson

    Matt Skura was born in Pennsylvania and went to high school in Ohio, two unlikely places to dream about playing football for Duke. Yet there he is, manning the middle of the Duke offensive line -- one of the best units in the ACC through the first...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  14. ACC hits the road vs. Group of 5

    Andrea Adelson

    The ACC schedule this weekend should come with some theme music. "On the road again ... " Nobody travels to quite as many nonconference road games as the ACC, most especially road games against Group of 5 opponents. Four are on the docket for t...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  15. Duke's bad luck continues

    Andrea Adelson

    Just when you thought it was safe to believe Duke could win the Coastal Division again, the football gods have conspired against the Blue Devils. Duke good in football? Again? Unacceptable! Over the span of a week, Duke has lost starting ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  16. ACC shows more bravado at media day

    Andrea Adelson

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- There was quite a different feel around the ACC Kickoff this season. More swagger, more puffed out chests, more bravado. All those years of BCS misery? Almost like they never happened. Losing bowl record last season? Forgotten....

    Blog | July 23, 2014