Soft Athlete Of The Day: Duke's Mike Krzyzewski
01.05.2017 | Sports Source:

Soft Athlete Of The Day: Duke's Mike Krzyzewski

Welcome to Duke, where indefinite suspensions are only one game.

Time to talk about Duke!

So Coach K is taking a four-week absence for back surgery recovery starting Friday. But after the Elon game, Grayson Allen had been indefinitely suspended after tripping the fuck out of countless opponents while at Duke.

So, of course, after one game, Coach K reinstates Allen before Duke pounds the living shit out of Georgia Tech. Only makes sense, right?

This isn't really soft but it definitely pisses me off. You don't make a statement to a spoiled pussy like Allen by suspending him until you lose a game to a decent Virginia Tech team and reinstate him like a bitch. Sure, it's logical. But it's not going to get the point across to the basketball world that Duke doesn't tolerate scumbag behavior.

Clearly, Coach K was shitting himself when he announced his leave of absence and needs as much help as possible to get through ACC play while he's

Over the recent years, Coach K has had a few moments where it has become easy to hate the guy. He's been such an asshat to reporters in press conferences, and with yet another absence, it might be time for the "legend" to hang up the whistle.

He's 69, which is nice, but his program is becoming a weird combination of one-and-dones and the Christian Laettner era. Mikey's just continuing to rub us the wrong way, and could be losing some legacy respect in the process.

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07.31.2016 | Sports Source:

Duke Athletes in Rio 2016

Who from Durham helps make up Team USA this summer?

The 2016 Summer Olympic games are finally upon us. Team USA is finally set and ready to head to Brazil to compete in the games. But who are the athletes on Team USA this year?

Here are the five athletes from Duke who qualified and are headed to Rio:

Kyrie Irving, Basketball

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Abby Johnston, Diving
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing

Stefanie Fee, Field Hockey
Shannon Rowbury, Track & Field

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12.22.2016 | Sports Source:

Grayson Allen Sucks

He deserved to be suspended.

Grayson Allen probably lost a lot of fans last night.

The Duke Blue Devils junior guard might be one of the top players in college basketball but in a game against Elon, anyone watching probably couldn't care less about that. Their attention is more likely on his inexcusable actions. In case you missed it -- or if you just want to see it again, here it is.

Yeah. Umm. You can't really do that. In case you were wondering what that was, here's the best song to describe it.

It wasn't a technical foul and he did not get kicked out of the game, like he should have. So what did he do? Blow up at the guys on his own bench and his coaches.

Oh, and then after the game he was sad.

You can only imagine the look of excitement on ESPN's face when they saw this too. They probably needed something to fill the 30 minutes of SportsCenter where they're not allowed to talk about LeBron James and here it is.

Seriously though, Grayson needs to be suspended or something. Guys can't just go around blatantly tripping one another. That's how people get hurt.

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12.15.2016 | Sports

Coach Headbutts Player, Quits

If guilty, quit.

Following an internal investigation by athletic director Brian Hutchinson, Morehead State head basketball coach Sean Woods has resigned from the position. ESPN's Jeff Goodman first reported the news on Thursday afternoon. Woods was under fire after being charged with misdemeanor battery, stemming from Morehead State's November 22nd game against Evansville. Woods is due in court for an February 8th hearing in southern Indiana.

The fifth-year head coach is accused of misconduct towards his players. Per the Associated Press, a court affidavit says two players had altercations with Woods. Sophomore Malik Maitland says he was backhanded in the chest, while junior Soufiyane Diakite claims Woods shoved him twice against Evansville. These accusations come after Maitland's father said last year that Woods headbutted his son, Malik against Kentucky. An USA TODAY report also included that Woods brought point guard Devon Atkinson to tears on the sideline.

If convicted of the class A misdemeanor, Woods could face up to a year in prison and fines up to $5,000.

Speaking for most college basketball fans, I'm all for disciplining players for misbehavior and proper motivation for poor play. But we don't live in the 1990's anymore, where Indiana's Bob Knight was infamous for allegedly headbutting, strangeling, and reprimanding his players and personnel. We live in a different generation, one that has resulted in multiple firings for such behavior in college sports.

Woods collected a 77-65 record in over four seasons as the Eagles' head coach. He was never able to reach an NCAA Tournament with the Eagles, although qualifying for two postseasons out of the Ohio Valley Conference. We'll see if Woods finds another job, or if this situation ends his career.

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03.01.2017 | Sports Source:

How Mad Are You About March? (Quiz)

It's that time of year again.

It's backkkkkkkkkkkk! Today is the first day of March, meaning it's time for the basketball to get real. And crazy.

There will be heartbreaks, excitement, and surprise. Get ready for the tournament with this quiz. Let's see how well you know the big dance.

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01.24.2017 | Sports Source:

Dennis Smith Jr. Looks Like THE Guy

Can the talented ACC guard continue success in the NBA?

Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium is the most storied court in the country, and easily one of the hardest places to play. The students are essentially on top of you on the court, screaming in your ear and filling your head with noise for 40 straight minutes.

Tonight, Dennis Smith Jr. shut all those voices up. In NC State's first win at Cameron since 1995, Smith completely and utterly balled out all on the Blue Devils, dropping 32 points, along with four rebounds and six assists in the two point win.

Smith put on an absolutely dazzling display, with plays like these further impressing NBA scouts:

The question remains if Smith can prove this at the NBA level. Some have raised concerns about his jump shot and his defense, but his driving and ball handling are pretty insane for a 19 year old. He's projected by many as a top five pick in the upcoming draft, with some comparing his game to that of Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. This draft may be deep with guards, but Smith is one of the top ones.

P.S. Grayson Allen hatred video!