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  • Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

    March 21, 2014 1:48 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears. The Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Jabari Parker and... more »
  • Ranked title showdown for Black Friday

    November 29, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - Those shopping for Black Friday college basketball have plenty to choose from including a top-25 showdown in New York. No. 4 Arizona and sixth-ranked Duke face off for the title in the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. Arizona goes into the championship game with a 20-2 mark... more »
  • Krzyzewski returning to coach USA Basketball

    May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back as the U.S. men's national team coach and ready for another run at Olympic gold. During a news conference at Duke on Thursday, Krzyzewski called it the "ultimate honor" to represent his country. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, speaking... more »
  • Louisville's Ware recovering after gruesome injury

    April 1, 2013 10:29 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville guard Kevin Ware had successful surgery on his broken right leg last night and is recovering from that horrific injury he suffered in yesterday's NCAA tournament game with Duke. The accident happened in the first half when he landed awkwardly after trying a three-point shot. Cardinals'... more »
  • Top-ranked Duke, former No. 1 Indiana in action

    December 19, 2012 10:40 AM

    UNDATED - Duke is in action tonight for the first time since climbing to the top of the Associated Press men's basketball poll. The Blue Devils carry a season-opening nine-game winning streak into their game against visiting Cornell. No. 11 Cincinnati takes on Xavier for the first time since their... more »
  • Duke removes blackface photo of lacrosse player

    November 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
  • Irving named NBA Rookie of the Year

    May 15, 2012 10:54 AM

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio- Guard Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers has won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. Coming out of Duke, Irving was the No. 1 overall pick of the Cavaliers. He led all rookies by averaging 18.5 points per game. He also averaged 5.4 assists, finished... more »
  • Shrimp trawl data big problem in sea turtle study

    September 14, 2011 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Duke University and Conservation International researchers say lack of data from shrimp trawlers is a huge problem in getting a national picture of sea turtle deaths on fishhooks and in fishing nets. They say total federal estimates of such deaths fell 90 percent from 1990 to... more »
  • Popular hair stylist found dead in Geismar

    February 17, 2011 4:35 PM

    GEISMAR - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies investigated their first homicide of the year this morning at Jackie Robinson Park in Geismar. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said Todd "Duke" Hall, 29, of St. Gabriel was found shot to death in the passenger seat of a gold sedan early Thursday morning.... more »
  • Duke nemesis Rickey, dead at 53

    September 14, 2009 3:03 PM

    Elizabeth "Beth" Rickey, who helped refute claims that former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke had renounced neo-Nazi ties, has died. Rickey exposed that Duke's office was selling books advocating Nazism and questioning whether the Holocaust happened. Rickey died Saturday. She was 53. more »

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