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Everything is Copy: The arc of the season

It was, I think, simply coincidence that on the anniversary of his death, my interest in college basketball revived. It wasn’t because we shared that passion. Spectator sports held little …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Zion Williamson freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.”

Krzyzewski: ‘No knowledge’ of alleged assault by ex-player

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he has “no knowledge” of a woman’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by a former Blue Devils basketball player and he believes the school …

Top 25 roundup: Zion Williamson, No. 2 Duke overpower Notre Dame

Top 25 roundup:

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

How high can Gonzaga climb? Zags move up two spots to No. 5 in AP rankings

Conference play is taking a toll on several of college basketball’s top teams.Nevada dropped from the ranks of the unbeatens – only three remain – and Kansas lost for the …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga, Kansas state cases for No. 1 ranking after impressive holiday-week wins

Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Zach Norvell Jr. selected to Maui All-Tournament team

Gonzaga had numerous candidates but settled for two representatives on the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga stays at No. 3 in AP poll, Duke climbs into top spot

The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as …

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Gonzaga draws Illinois in Maui Invitational opener

Gonzaga will open against Illinois in the nightcap of the Maui Invitational’s first day. The Zags and Illini will tip at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN2 on Monday, Nov. …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Bowl roundup: Kansas State beats UCLA 35-17 in Cactus Bowl

Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading Kansas State to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA in Phoenix on Tuesday night in what could …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Duke overcomes tenacious Portland State 99-81

Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Portland State Vikings on Thursday in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.

Duke consolidates top spot in Top 25 after Champions Classic

The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the AP Top 25 released …

Men’s Top 25 capsules: Top-ranked Duke beats No. 2 Michigan State

Grayson Allen – Duke’s lone senior – scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Grayson Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

Grayson Allen scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and No. 1 Duke beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic.

How we voted: Duke holds down the top spot, but No. 2 Michigan State on deck for Blue Devils

A few of the freshman phenoms are starring already – Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III more than the others – but there wasn’t much shifting after the …

The college basketball players you have to watch this season

Breaking down the players to know heading into the 2017-18 college basketball season:

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Gonzaga 18th in AP preseason poll; Duke picked No. 1 for second straight year

The Zags are ranked No. 18 in the AP preseason poll Top 25 released Wednesday. It’s the eighth straight season Gonzaga has been in the preseason Top 25 and fifth …

Utility CEO retiring following failure of nuclear project

The CEO of South Carolina’s state-owned utility is retiring, making him the first executive to leave following last month’s abandonment of a nuclear power project that customers have been funding …

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery.

After injuries and roster changes, Coach K looks ahead to Duke’s next season

The last 13 months saw far too many surgeries for Duke basketball to be at its best.

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Duke transfer Chase Jeter, who visited Gonzaga, picks Arizona

The transfer market has been good to Gonzaga in recent seasons but the Zags came up short again Tuesday.

100 years ago in Spokane: Newlywed ‘Duke of Dunsmuir Downes’ appears to be a fraud

It all sounded like such a beautiful, romantic story. Several weeks earlier in Coeur d’Alene, Ethel Haller of Spokane married Captain W.W. MacKenzie, the Duke of Dunsmuir Downes in Scotland. …

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski takes leave to have back surgery

Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery.

Top 25 roundup: Luke Kennard, No. 5 Duke top Tennessee State 65-55 in Harry Giles’ debut

Luke Kennard scored 24 points and No. 5 Duke beat Tennessee State 65-55 on Monday night in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke center Marques Bolden to miss 2 games with lower leg injury

Duke says freshman center Marques Bolden will miss the top-ranked Blue Devils’ first two games with a leg injury.

Duke’s Grayson Allen leads AP preseason All-America team

Josh Hart is off to a stellar start as a member of the defending national champions.

No. 7 Louisville outlasts Duke in ACC play

Lamar Jackson provided a cushion with a 2-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 32 seconds remaining and No. 7 Louisville held off Duke 24-14 on Friday night.

Around the nation: A.J. Reed kicks game-winning field goal as Duke beats Notre Dame

AJ Reed kicked a 19-yard field goal with 84 seconds left and Duke rallied back from an early two-touchdown deficit to beat Notre Dame 38-35 in South Bend, Indiana, on …

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