If You Like Not Being Scum, Root Against Coach K, Who Is Scum

Look. I hate Coach K. You hate Coach K. Everybody hates Coach K. Nobody needs a reason to root for somebody else—anybody else! Attila the Hun! Sauron! anybody!—to win the NCAA tournament. What I am saying is that you should actively root against Coach K. Root for his defeat. Root for his Virtue and Leadership School… » 3/19/15 12:03pm 3/19/15 12:03pm

Indie-Rocker Q&A: Matthew E. White On Loving Duke And Hating Peyton

Welcome to Ask an Indie-Rock Dude About Sports, our new occasional feature where we sit down with a luminary from that particular musical universe and chat about the fandoms and competition that helped shape him or her as a person and an artist. It was a very specific time—somewhere around the summer of 2010—when… » 3/13/15 2:51pm 3/13/15 2:51pm

Report: Duke Coaches, Administrators Ignored Sexual Assault Allegations

Duke junior Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the men's basketball team on Jan. 29, 2015, with no official explanation given. According to a report published today by the Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, Sulaimon was dismissed more than a year after he was accused of sexually assaulting two female students.… » 3/02/15 10:50am 3/02/15 10:50am

Roddy White Finally Made Good On That Twitter Bet

Back in March, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White got on Twitter and made a foolish bet with a guy named Brian Hoyt on the Duke-Mercer game. White told Hoyt that he'd give him Falcons season tickets if Mercer beat Duke. Of course, Mercer went on to win. Oops. » 8/07/14 11:36am 8/07/14 11:36am

Mercer Stuns Duke; Mercer Bro Dances His Ass Off

Mercer beat Duke 78-71 this afternoon, to the delight of everyone but most of all themselves. Earlier in the day our Nae Naeing bro, Kevin Canevari, was crossed up something awful but he looks no worse for the wear. » 3/21/14 2:33pm 3/21/14 2:33pm

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

College Basketball Can't Handle Jabari Parker

Just five games into his college career, it's already frighteningly obvious that Duke freshman Jabari Parker is different from you, me, his teammates, his opponents, and every other college player in the country. » 11/20/13 5:08pm 11/20/13 5:08pm

Actually, Duke Had No Problems Getting Off The Court In Virginia Last…

Virginia fans stormed the court in Charlottesville last night, after the unranked Cavaliers defeated No. 3 Duke, 73-68, and Mike Krzyzewski was a bit rankled by the lack of protection for his team. He reportedly "hollered an F-bomb at a fan" and later suggested that he and his team hadn't been properly shielded by… » 3/01/13 3:50pm 3/01/13 3:50pm

Nike Gave Jabari Parker's High School Branded Apparel And That's OK

Grid, a weekly magazine in Chicago, noticed that the best public high schools for basketball in Chicago—a city where high school basketball gets foldout sections in newspapers and crowds pack the stands for big match-ups—wear a lot of Nike gear. Grid correctly assumed that most of those schools lack the budget… » 2/23/13 12:10pm 2/23/13 12:10pm

Everything You Need To Know About New Browns Quarterback Thad "The…

Per Mary Kay Cabot, Browns head coach until Monday Pat Shurmur announced today that third-string quarterback Thad Lewis would start against the Steelers in Week 17, as Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy are terrible "dealing with injuries." Lewis will be the Browns' 18th starting quarterback since 1999, and this will be… » 12/28/12 1:30pm 12/28/12 1:30pm

Jabari Parker, The Nation's No. 2 Basketball Recruit, Committed To Duke…

Well, Duke is still doing Duke things, apparently. If you thought the nation's top black Mormon whose father played in the NBA would commit to some other school—like Michigan State, say, or BYU—you were truly mistaken. He is the Dukiest Dukie that ever Duked. Consider this, from Jeff Benedict's story in Sports… » 12/20/12 5:10pm 12/20/12 5:10pm

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 11/17/12 2:10pm 11/17/12 2:10pm

Until A Few Minutes Ago, Duke's Official Site Featured A Women's…

The picture you see above is a screenshot from an article on GoDuke.com, the official site for Duke University athletics. In the photo are members of the women's lacrosse team, dressed up like the Little Rascals for Halloween. And wouldn't you know it, the one who dressed up as Buckwheat decided to put on blackface.… » 11/12/12 9:35am 11/12/12 9:35am

Why Is This NCAA Tournament So Boring?

Unless you have a dog in the race (maybe next year, Rams!), the only truly compelling part of the NCAA tournament is the upset, preferably thanks to crazy buzzer beaters. We've had some upsets, most notably Duke getting bounced by Lehigh and Norfolk State taking over the news cycle for the tournament's first days.… » 3/24/12 8:41am 3/24/12 8:41am

Let's Recall 32 Teams That Made Deeper Tournament Runs Than The 2011-12…

Now that their season is over, it's time to place the accomplishments of Austin Rivers, Seth Curry, the Plumlees, and all the rest of this year's unforgettable Duke Blue Devils in their proper historical context. Below is a list of 32 teams in the past decade whose tournament glory outshone that of Mike Krzyzewski's… » 3/16/12 11:26pm 3/16/12 11:26pm

Your College Basketball Open Thread

There are something like four billion games on today, give or take. Use this space to talk about all of them. Should I dedicate an entire open thread to Duke-UNC later tonight? You tell me. For now, here's a rundown of some of the games you'll be able to see. » 3/03/12 11:59am 3/03/12 11:59am

The Great Duke Attendance Scam

It's not really a scam; that's a sensationalist headline. Just jumping the gun on what will spend all day being a very dumb story. Because it is about Duke, and every story about Duke eventually breaks down to the lowest common denominators of the pro-Duke and anti-Dook factions flinging feces at each other across the… » 1/24/12 2:15pm 1/24/12 2:15pm

Mike Krzyzewski Won His 903rd Game As A Coach Tonight

"NEW YORK - Mike Krzyzewski became Division I's all-time winningest coach when No. 6 Duke beat Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic." [AP via WSJ]
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Great Man Mike Krzyzewski Defends Great Man Joe Paterno

Great men must stick together. Their greatness unites them—especially if, like Mike Krzyzewski and Joe Paterno, they've recorded a 90-minute nationally broadcast television special celebrating their mutual greatness. » 11/15/11 11:30am 11/15/11 11:30am