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

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

What Are The Odds That Duke, Not Kentucky, Is The Last Unbeaten?

A staple of early January college hoops coverage is speculating whether any of the remaining unbeaten teams can finish the regular season without losing. The correct answer is always "probably not", but over time a team like a Wichita State or Saint Joseph's will make you regret your "probably not" and turn you and… » 1/07/15 3:07pm 1/07/15 3:07pm

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