Justise Winslow Hurdles Stanford Player's Head To Block His Shot

In case you hadn't heard, Duke freshman Justise Winslow is pretty athletic. So athletic, in fact, that he can high-jump over opponents to block their shots, as happened tonight against Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer championship game. Sure, it was all for naught as the player had already been fouled, but this… » 11/22/14 11:16pm 11/22/14 11:16pm

Mercer's Seniors Beat Duke, But Does Experience Matter In March Madness?

Last Friday, No. 14 seed Mercer shocked No. 3 seed Duke, 78-71, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Mercer started five seniors, while Duke started freshman and presumed-lottery-pick Jabari Parker alongside three sophomores and a lone senior. Quickly a narrative emerged: Mercer won because it was more » 3/27/14 10:02am 3/27/14 10:02am

Mitch McConnell's UK Campaign Ad Goes From Bad To Worse To Deleted

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is up for reelection this fall, and yesterday he released a campaign ad to much fanfare. It featured some of the things that make Kentucky great, including what were supposed to be highlights of the state's two basketball teams celebrating championships. It didn't work out that… » 3/26/14 8:46am 3/26/14 8:46am

How A UVa Fan Bluffed His Way Into The Huddle At The ACC Title Game

At halftime of Virginia's ACC tournament semifinal, Danny had an idea. He noticed all the Cavaliers staff members hovering around the team, and discerned what exactly gave them to the power to roam freely around the court: a suit with a Virginia-orange tie. One day and one trip to Walmart later, Danny was down on the… » 3/19/14 4:36pm 3/19/14 4:36pm

Duke Forces Overtime At Syracuse In Wild End Of Regulation

The final 25 seconds of this game were pretty nuts. Duke seemingly pissed the game away with a turnover under the basket, down one. After Syracuse made two free throws, Duke took the ball back with 4.6 seconds left, down three. Rasheed Sulaimon drilled a streaking, desperation three at the buzzer. Fuckers. » 2/01/14 8:50pm 2/01/14 8:50pm

How Black Is Duke Basketball?

There's a lot of talk out there—and more than a little evidence—suggesting that this year's Duke Blue Devils, led by the very big and very mobile Jabari Parker, are the most athletic team in the school's history. We decided to investigate whether that claim is true. And since average vertical leap numbers through the… » 12/10/13 12:29pm 12/10/13 12:29pm

Andrew Wiggins And Jabari Parker Have Arrived. Get Excited.

Last night, we finally got to see superstar freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker in a prime-time game against top-flight opponents. If you weren't planning on paying much attention to college basketball this year, it's time to amend those plans. These guys are going to make this season a whole hell of a lot of… » 11/13/13 10:29am 11/13/13 10:29am

Duke Wins At No. 14 Virginia Tech, May Not Totally Suck This Year

Blue Devils football, heretofore a model of futility, managed to roll into Blacksburg, Va., today and slip past a Virginia Team that was favored by almost two touchdowns. The 13-10 win made Duke bowl-eligible for a second straight year — a feat for a team that has played only nine bowl games, none of them… » 10/26/13 7:51pm 10/26/13 7:51pm