Tag: Blue Devils


Louisville’s Rozier, Duke’s Okafor honored as ACC basketball players of the week

Louisville sophomore guard Terry Rozier has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season in a vote by a select media panel.

FUMA wins Caissons Classic at Fishburne Military School

Fork Union Military Academy topped the host Fishburne Military School Caissons in the championship game on Saturday to win the 15th annual Caissons Classic.

Fishburne varsity basketball falls to Covenant

The Fishburne varsity basketball team suffered its first loss of the season last night in Charlottesville, falling to Covenant 58-55 in overtime.

Virginia Tech upsets #21 Duke, 17-16

Virginia Tech turned three Duke turnovers into 17 points, and the Hokies escaped with a 17-16 win in Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C., on Saturday.

Insult? Defending ACC champ UVA tabbed fourth in preseason conference poll

UVA won the ACC title in 2013-2014, return seven of their top nine scorers and add a heralded freshman class. The writers who cover the ACC see the Cavs the same as they did heading into last season.

UVA earns #1 seed in ACC Field Hockey Championship

The UVA field hockey team (12-6, 4-1 ACC) has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championships, as announced today (Nov. 25) by the conference office.


#3 UVA women’s soccer tops Duke, 3-1

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team clinched a berth in the 2014 ACC Tournament with a 3-1 victory at Duke Thursday night at Koskinen Stadium.

Late goal lifts #8 Duke field hockey over JMU, 3-2

A high shot knocked in at the far post by No. 8 Duke in the 67th minute of play proved to be the difference in JMU field hockey’s 3-2 loss in Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday afternoon.

Fire up the message boards: And fire Mike London?

Fire Mike London, sure. Nuke the program, and start over. Get a new coach in to no doubt clean house to get his guys in, which will take at least four years to get Virginia football back on the road to respectability.

Press Conference: Duke coach David Cutcliffe

Interviews with Duke football coach David Cutcliffe and Duke players after the Blue Devils’ 20-13 win over UVA on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.


Jump pass lifts Duke to 20-13 win over UVA in ACC Coastal clash

A 3-yard touchdown pass from backup Thomas Sirk to tight end David Reeves broke a fourth-quarter stalemate and lifted Duke to a 20-13 win over UVA on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.


Live Blog: UVA football in key game at ACC rival Duke

UVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) travels to Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) today for a key ACC contest. The ‘Hoos are alone atop the ACC Coastal Division standings after home wins over Louisville (23-21, Sept. 13) and Pitt (24-19, Oct. 4). Duke, the defending Coastal champ, is coming off a 31-25 win at Georgia Tech last weekend. The Blue Devils have won five of the last six in the series with UVA.

UVA volleyball loses in three sets at #21 Duke

The UVA volleyball team fell at No. 21 Duke, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-23, Friday evening at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


How does UVA football match up with defending ACC Coastal champ Duke?

Duke football is riding about as high as you can get in that sport on that campus. A 5-1 start on the heels of a 10-win season that landed the Blue Devils in the 2013 ACC Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Bowl is what David Cutcliffe has fans almost expecting now.


Game Notes: UVA football key ACC game at Duke

UVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) travels to Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) on Saturday for a key ACC contest. The ‘Hoos are alone atop the ACC Coastal Division standings after home wins over Louisville (23-21, Sept. 13) and Pitt (24-19, Oct. 4). Duke, the defending Coastal champ, is coming off a 31-25 win at Georgia Tech last weekend. The Blue Devils have won the last five in the series with UVA.


Rivalry? Duke has been the hammer, UVA football the nail

Remember when it was shameful to say that your football team lost to Duke? Entering the 2008 season, UVA football owned Duke, as to that point the rest of the ACC had, with Virginia having won 17 of the last 19 in the series. Which made the 31-3 beatdown that the Blue Devils handed to the ‘Hoos in ’08 so shocking.

#14 UVA men’s soccer downs Duke, 1-0

The No. 14 UVA men’s soccer team recorded its fourth straight win Saturday, downing Duke 1-0 in ACC play at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers (8-3-1, 3-1-1 ACC) posted their third straight shutout and now have held their opponents for the last 350 minutes of game action.


#10 UVA field hockey upsets #3 Duke, 2-1

The No. 10 Virginia field hockey team (6-2, 2-0 ACC) won its fifth-straight game, earning a 2-1 victory at No. 3 Duke (6-1, 1-1 ACC) on Friday (Sept. 19) Durham, N.C.

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UVa women’s lacrosse is fifth seed at ACC Tournament

The No. 14 UVa women’s lacrosse team (9-7, 3-4 ACC) opens up the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship with a quarterfinal match-up against No. 7 Duke (9-6, 3-4 ACC) on Thursday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker to enter NBA Draft

It wasn’t an easy choice, but Jabari Parker made the choice that most of us assumed he would, declaring on Thursday that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft, where many analysts think he will be the top pick.

#2 Duke lacrosse holds off late rally, tops #8 UVa., 17-15

James Pannell scored three goals as 13 Cavaliers scored at least one point, but it wasn’t enough as No. 8 UVa. (8-5, 1-4 ACC) fell in a shootout to the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (10-2, 4-1 ACC) on Friday night, 17-15, inside Klöckner Stadium.

That just happened: Tony Bennett out-coached Coach K

Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, seemed to have the upper hand. His star one-and-done forward, Jabari Parker, was eating UVa.’s lunch and making a run at dinner.

How does UVa. stack up as a potential #1 seed?

The short answer to the question, Can UVa. be a #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, is yes.

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Did NC State do enough to get NCAA invite? Coach K thinks so

NC State won 21 games, beat Syracuse once, maybe should have beaten the Orange twice, beat Tennessee, but yet the Wolfpack looks to be on the outside looking in as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski thinks this is ridiculous, for what it’s worth.


#3 Duke pulls away from #7 NC State, wins 75-67 in ACC Tournament semifinals

NC State couldn’t seem to miss in the first half. Duke took care of that problem after halftime. The Blue Devils held State to 35 percent shooting in the second half to pull away to a 75-67 win in Saturday’s second ACC Tournament semifinal.

Video: Duke-Clemson breakdown

Tim Brando and Cory Alexander break down Rodney Hood’s performance and the exciting finish to Duke’s victory over Clemson. The Blue Devils escaped with the win on the final play of the game and will square off against NC State on Saturday.

Video: Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon talks dramatic ACC Tournament win

ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel chats with Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon after the Blue Devils’ dramatic victory over Clemson in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals. Sulaimon discusses Tyler Thornton stepping up on the final play and the exciting matchup with NC State Saturday at 3 pm.

Nailbiter: #3 Duke holds off #6 Clemson, 63-62

Rodney Hood hit both ends of a one-and-one with 3.8 seconds left, and Clemson couldn’t get a shot off in the final seconds, allowing #3 seed Duke to escape with a 63-62 win over the Tigers in the finale of the 2014 ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

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One, but not done: NC State has a lot of work to do to get NCAA bid

A team with an RPI at 64 can’t complain but so much about its NCAA fate. Its coach can complain about the perception that the league that it plays is in top-heavy.

It’s official: No #1 NCAA seeds for the ACC

Each of the Big Three in the ACC – UVa., Syracuse and Duke – lost to unranked teams last week. For teams that needed to avoid hiccups in the final week of the regular season and then win the ACC Tournament to have even an outside shot at a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, those losses proved catastrophic.

#1 UVa. baseball takes series with 2-1 win at Duke

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team earned a 2-1 win over Duke Sunday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field in Durham, N.C. The Cavaliers (11-3, 2-1 ACC) took two of three games in the series and have won 13 of their last 15 ACC weekend series, dating to 2012.


#1 UVa. baseball opens ACC play this weekend at Duke

The No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team begins ACC play Friday with a three-game series at Duke. The weekend set begins with a 6 p.m. Friday game at Jack Coombs Field and will be followed by 1 p.m. matchups on Saturday and Sunday.

Video: Duke 66, Virginia Tech 48

The Duke Blue Devils captured their 32nd home win Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Virginia Tech. Rodney Hood led the Blue Devils with 21 points while teammate Rasheed Sulaimon scored 15 points, hitting 4-9 from 3-point range. Duke improves to 12-4 in the ACC while the Hokies move to 2-13.

UNC’s Paige voted ACC Player of the Week; Duke’s Parker again top Rookie

North Carolina sophomore Marcus Paige has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke’s Jabari Parker earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the fifth consecutive week.

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Chris Graham: First 6-1 ACC start for UVa. since … when, again?

Think back to the last time UVa. basketball was 6-1 in the ACC. No, not the 1994-1995 team that went to the Elite Eight. That seems to be the year that a lot of us remember, because it was only 19 years ago, and that team did win a share of the ACC regular-season title.

Sulaimon, Ennis named ACC Players of the Week

Duke sophomore guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.


Video: UVa-Duke women’s basketball highlights

Duke’s Tricia Liston scored 21 points and led the Blue Devils to a 90-55 win over Virginia Thursday night. Five Blue Devils scored in double-figures and shot 56 percent as a team from the field. Duke improves to 4-0 in the ACC while Virginia moves to 1-3.


Video: Virginia-Duke highlights

The #23 ranked Duke Blue Devils outlasted Virginia Monday night, beating the Cavaliers 69-65. Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds to go and Amile Jefferson sunk 2 critical free throws late to seal the victory for the Blue Devils. Duke improves to 13-4 while Virginia moves to 12-5.


Late Virginia rally falls short in 69-65 loss at Duke

An 11-0 Virginia run erased an 11-point Duke lead, but the Blue Devils took the lead for good on a three-pointer from the left corner by Rasheed Sulaimon with 18.6 seconds left, and held on for a 69-65 win Monday night in Durham.

Video: Clemson upsets #16 Duke, 72-59

The Clemson Tigers upset the #16 Duke Blue Devils at home Saturday afternoon, 72-59. K.J. McDaniels scored 24 points and Jaron Blossomgame scored a career-high 14 points and collected 14 rebounds. Duke’s Jabari Parker scored 15 points.

ACC Basketball Players of the Week

Boston College sophomore guard Olivier Hanlan and Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Co-Players of the Week, and Parker has also been named ACC Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row.

Chris Graham: If Duke falters, the ACC Coastal belongs to Virginia Tech

It can be hard to make sense of the ACC Coastal Division, with five teams within a game of first place heading into the final two weeks of the season. But as the fog lifts from a wild Saturday, it’s beginning to come clear that this one is really a two-team race involving Duke and Virginia Tech.

Trevor Cooney, Jabari Parker named ACC basketball players of the week

Syracuse sophomore guard Trevor Cooney has been named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week of the 2013-14 season, while Duke freshman Jabari Parker was the unanimous choice as ACC Rookie of the Week.

Inside the Numbers: Clemson by 20?

Virginia has been more competitive the past couple of weeks, more than you might expect from a team reeling from a five-game losing streak. Even so, Clemson by … 20? That’s the early line on this weekend’s game in Charlottesville.

Miami, Virginia Tech ready to challenge in the ACC … nevermind

Earlier this week, I laid out the argument for how the ACC had not one, but three national-title contenders. Florida State is the obvious one, at #2 in the BCS rankings after its 51-14 demolition of then-third-ranked Clemson last week. But Miami came into the week ranked seventh, with a game at FSU next week and a game at home against #14 Virginia Tech, the other contender in my argument.

Duke shocks #14 Virginia Tech, 14-10

Duke converted just one third down. It was a fourth-down conversion that sealed the deal against Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils took a 13-0 third-quarter lead in Lane Stadium and then held off a late Hokie rally to post perhaps the biggest win in school history, 13-10, on Saturday.

UVa. women’s hoops picked eighth in preseason ACC poll

UVa. women’s basketball senior guard Ataira Franklin earned preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the second-straight year, being named to both the ten-member Blue Ribbon Panel and the Coaches’ Preseason All-ACC teams.


Duke storms back, stuns demoralized UVa., 35-22

Virginia led Duke 22-0 with 5:49 left in the second quarter. Games aren’t won and lost in the second quarter. The Blue Devils scored in the final minute of the first half to get back to within hailing distance, and then dominated the ‘Hoos in the second half in a 35-22 win that only adds fuel to the fire for a UVa. fan base that wants to see fourth-year coach Mike London gone.

Chris Graham: UVa. football is officially irrelevant

Duke has now taken five of its last six games against UVa., which is maybe not even arguably the worst program in the ACC now.