DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is giving up play-calling duties amid multiple changes in responsibilities for the Blue Devils coaching staff following a two-win...
There is a growing look of mediocrity in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference's standings.
The league appears to have sagged in the middle even as the ACC's headliners have been quite...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe did what he expected to do after that elusive first win — he danced with his team in a locker room full of joy.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The last time quarterbacks Ian Book and Chase Brice shared the same football field, Brice got the last laugh on his way to a championship ring.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe says Chase Brice’s game experience at Clemson helped him earn the Blue Devils’ starting quarterback job for Saturday’s season opener at No. 10 Notre...
Duke coach David Cutcliffe knows the Blue Devils have to get more from their offense this season.
The Blue Devils are coming off a season that saw them post some of their lowest yardage...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quentin Harris spent four years patiently waiting his turn to start at Duke. He wasn’t about to end his college career with six straight losses.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest’s fast-paced offense has slowed down. The Demon Deacons hope to rediscover their rhythm against Duke.
The Demon Deacons play host to the Blue Devils on...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke needs a few more wins to extend its postseason streak. Syracuse is looking for its first ACC win.
The Blue Devils play host to the Orange on Saturday in a...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the second week in a row, Duke played well for only a half. This time, it was enough to win.
Deon Jackson rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns to help Duke beat...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes to continue its dominance of Georgia Tech.
The Blue Devils (3-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) look for their sixth win in seven years against the Yellow...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke running back Brittain Brown is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Team spokesman Kat Castner said Brown had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke running back Brittain Brown could miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
Coach David Cutcliffe said Tuesday that Brown and the staff are weighing...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — David Cutcliffe likes to attack early and often. Knowing how high-powered Middle Tennessee can be, the Duke coach decided well before kickoff that he wanted to steal a...
Duke coach David Cutcliffe has known Rick Stockstill for a long time, though that's not why he's taking the Blue Devils on the road to visit Middle Tennessee.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes it learned a few things against No. 2 Alabama that will help the Blue Devils the rest of the season.
They look to bounce back from that blowout loss when they...
David Cutcliffe has had to replace plenty of quarterbacks after they were drafted in the first round.
Just not at Duke.
But when Daniel Jones left early and — somewhat surprisingly —...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has extended football coach David Cutcliffe's contract through the 2022 season.
Athletic director Kevin White announced the two-year extension Friday. Terms were not...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five-time NFL most valuable player and two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's latest induction...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has hired Trooper Taylor to coach its wide receivers.
Coach David Cutcliffe announced the hiring Sunday night. Cutcliffe and Taylor worked together on the Tennessee staff in 2006 and '07.
Taylor has spent the past five seasons at Arkansas State, the last three as the Red Wolves' assistant head coach, and has also coached at Auburn, Tulane, Oklahoma State and Baylor.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and linebacker Joe Giles-Harris are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.
They announced their decisions Monday, four days after the Blue Devils beat Temple in the Independence Bowl .
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Temple was making big special-teams plays, returning interceptions for touchdowns and looking like a team that might crush Duke for a big postseason win.
But the Owls had one problem that couldn't be overcome: Coach David Cutcliffe doesn't lose in Shreveport.
Daniel Jones threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns, T.J. Rahming caught 12 passes for 240 yards and two scores, and Duke recovered from a slow start to blow past Temple 56-27 in the Independence Bowl on Thursday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe has an impressive winning history at the Indepedence Bowl. The Blue Devils hope his return to Shreveport can help the program get back on track after a rough ending to the regular season.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Jones kept Duke moving to big yardage totals, while the Blue Devils' defense provided help when the offense stumbled.
That has the Blue Devils keeping the Victory Bell after another rivalry win against North Carolina.
Jones accounted for a program-record 547 total yards and four touchdowns to help Duke beat UNC 42-35 on Saturday, earning the program's third straight win in the longtime series of nearby neighbors.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Duke has already secured bowl eligibility. Now coach David Cutcliffe wants a strong finish to the regular season.
The Blue Devils host rival North Carolina in Durham on Saturday knowing they're headed to a postseason game. But they haven't won two straight games since September, either.
"We can't afford to be up and down," Cutcliffe said. "We've got to finish this thing out. November needs to be special for us."
David Cutcliffe has turned Duke into postseason regular.
The Blue Devils are bowl eligible for the sixth time in seven seasons after beating Miami on Saturday. This is Duke's 11th season under Cutcliffe. Before he arrived, Duke's last bowl appearance was during the 1994 season.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There was so much promise for Duke and Miami.
Duke was 4-0 and found its way into the AP Top 25. Miami started the season ranked No. 8, won five of its first six games and looked again to be the team to beat in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division.
ATLANTA (AP) — An offensive breakout has helped jumpstart Georgia Tech's season.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe would like to see his offense enjoy a similar resurgence following the Blue Devils' first loss of the season. Duke visits Georgia Tech on Saturday in a key game for each team's effort to contend in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7:
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 one that's actually ranked.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Duke overcame all the distractions and an extended trip to Texas because of a massive storm and is off to a 3-0 start for the second year in a row.
Quentin Harris threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, filling in for injured Daniels Jones, and the Blue Devils jumped out to a 23-0 halftime lead on way to a 40-27 win at Baylor on Saturday while their home state of North Carolina was being inundated with rain from Tropical Storm Florence.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Duke has had to make a lot of adjustments while getting ready to play Baylor.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Daniel Jones dropped back to pass when he got driven to the ground by a blindside hit.
He came down on his left side and left the game with an injured clavicle, which could mean a lengthy absence for the star quarterback and a huge loss for Duke.
Jones threw for three touchdowns before getting knocked out of the game, and the Blue Devils beat Northwestern 21-7 on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke wants to keep the momentum of last season — and the last few seasons, really — rolling through this year.
The Blue Devils are hoping that a strong finish to 2017 will be the springboard to even bigger things this season.
And it helps that a bunch of players who led last year's turnaround are back: 18 starters return from the team that rallied to win its last two games and earn bowl eligibility, then beat Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl to finish 7-6.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has reinstated specialist Austin Parker to the football team, five months after he was kicked off the team.
Coach David Cutcliffe announced Parker's reinstatement Wednesday, saying the kicker-punter regained the trust of the coaching staff.
Parker was dismissed from the team before the Quick Lane Bowl in December after he was suspended from school for violating unspecified university academic policy. He has been readmitted to Duke and began summer school Wednesday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has promoted assistants Ben Albert and Matt Guerrieri to co-defensive coordinator positions and added Lanier Goethie as an assistant coach.
Coach David Cutcliffe announced a series of staff moves Friday.
Albert will continue to coach the Blue Devils' defensive linemen while Guerrieri will be in charge of the secondary and will remain the team's defensive recruiting coordinator after coaching safeties last season.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says it's adding another offensive lineman from Ohio State.
Coach David Cutcliffe said Thursday that lineman Jack Wohlabaugh is transferring in after two seasons with the Buckeyes.
Wohlabaugh will enroll at Duke for the start of the spring semester Jan. 10, will sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019.
DETROIT (AP) — In mid-November, after a loss at Army, the Duke Blue Devils were looking at spending a second straight holiday season at home.
That made Tuesday's success in the Quick Lane Bowl even sweeter.
After a six-game losing streak dropped them to 4-6, the Blue Devils (7-6) had to beat Georgia Tech and Wake Forest just to get bowl eligible. They managed that, got a bid to spend Christmas in Detroit, and salvaged the season with a 36-14 win over Northern Illinois.
DETROIT (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe has seen his team go through three distinct phases this season.
He's hoping the Blue Devils won't fall into a fourth when they play Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Tuesday.
The year began brilliantly, with Duke winning its first four games — a stretch that included victories over Northwestern, Baylor and North Carolina.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe says William Holmquist probably will take over as both kicker and punter in the Quick Lane Bowl following the dismissal of starter Austin Parker.
Cutcliffe said Friday that Holmquist "has been outstanding" in pre-bowl practices.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The close of Duke's game on Saturday appropriately mirrored its season.
Daniel Jones threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Duke earned bowl eligibility by beating Wake Forest 31-23.
The Blue Devils closed their regular season by winning back-to-back games for the first time since starting the season 4-0. It also reached the six-win mark for the fifth time in six years and fifth time in 10 seasons under coach David Cutcliffe.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Florida State believes it's better than its record — and so does Duke.
The Seminoles (1-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) look to avoid their worst start since 1975 on Saturday when they visit a Duke team that has lost two straight since starting 4-0.
The Blue Devils (4-2, 1-2) refuse to allow themselves to be swayed by Florida State's poor record.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's passing game hasn't exactly earned a passing grade lately.
A combination of leaky protection, inaccurate throws and dropped balls have led coach David Cutcliffe to lament that "the passing game is not what you want it to be" with Florida State visiting on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke could have scrapped the ground game as Baylor kept dialing up exotic blitzes and unexpected defensive fronts.
Instead, the Blue Devils kept handing the ball to Shaun Wilson and Brittain Brown.
Wilson had two long touchdown runs, Brown added a lengthy score and Duke beat Baylor 34-20 on Saturday.
Wilson rushed for 176 yards and scored on runs of 50 and 65 yards to help the Blue Devils (3-0) open with three consecutive victories for just the second time since 1994.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — In a decade under coach David Cutcliffe, Duke has finally started to defeat some of the teams that would regularly beat the Blue Devils.
Northwestern is not one of them.
The Wildcats (1-0) visit Durham on Saturday hoping to extend one of the Blue Devils' more puzzling losing streaks: They haven't beaten Northwestern since 2007, the year before Cutcliffe took over.
Cutcliffe said this shapes up as one of his team's biggest challenges.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Atlantic Coast Conference schools are hoping the continuity in the coaching ranks helps them regroup after the league's sobering opening weekend.
Schools are betting their loyalty provides the stability for the staffs to handle whatever comes their way. They didn't have to wait long for their first challenge.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Jones had a big Duke debut last year in a blowout of North Carolina Central. This time, it was Brittain Brown's turn to break out — and now the Blue Devils hope the rest of the season goes differently.
Brown rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in his first college game, Jones accounted for three scores and Duke opened the season by routing N.C. Central 60-7 on Saturday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's last bowl drought lasted 17 years. The Blue Devils don't expect to wait nearly that long to return to the postseason.
A program that had grown accustomed to bowl bids and winning records took a step back during an injury-ravaged 2016 season, finishing 4-8 and sitting out the postseason for the first time since 2011.
The Blue Devils are confident that was merely a one-year blip.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Missing a bowl game for the first time at Duke left center Austin Davis in an offseason funk — and brought an edge to the start of preseason practice.
"I think the attitude's different — I think we're coming in here with something to prove," Davis said Monday after the Blue Devils' first workout of camp. "A lot of the guys are young guys, and I think we've all grown up this summer."
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has added former Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker to its football staff as an operations assistant.
Coach David Cutcliffe announced Parker's hiring Wednesday and says he will work with the Blue Devils' offense.
Parker was at Purdue from 2013-16 and temporarily took over midway through last season when Darrell Hazell was fired. He went 0-6, was not retained by new coach Jeff Brohm and spent the spring as Cincinnati's running backs coach.