Duke basketball ignored Rasheed Sulaimon sexual assault allegations

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Five-star guard signee Rasheed Sulaimon was the first player to be kicked off the Duke basketball team during the Mike Krzyzewski era. In the 35 years of Coach K, Sulaimon, dismissed on January 29th, is the first and only player to get kicked out.

Today, we found out why. And it’s a more serious issue than the cliche corporatspeak phrase “violation of team rules” that every single college sports information department uses

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Duke adds Mississippi St. transfer Rodney Hood

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Rodney Hood will transfer to Duke University after playing his freshman season in 2011-12 at Mississippi State, head coach Mike Krzyzewski officially announced on Thursday.

Hood, a 6-8 wing, will sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

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Duke Asst Chris Collins not leaving for Illinois State

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Associate head coach Chris Collins will remain at Duke after having initial discussions with Illinois State Director of Athletics Gary Friedman regarding the school’s head coaching vacancy.

Collins came to the decision to remove his name from consideration after discussions with Friedman on Sunday. He was also rumored to have a strong interest in the Northwestern job (despite the fact that it didn’t open up, and Bill Carmody later received a vote of confidence) and the Illini were rumored to be interested in Collins (of course that didn’t work out either).

So that’s three jobs in the Land of Lincoln that Collins has been linked to.

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Duke Blue Devils get Mason Plumlee back another year

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In Detroit they create and develop cars. In Idaho they grow and cultivate potatoes. Between rural Indiana and Duke University, the product is Plumlees.

Duke junior Mason Plumlee will return for his senior season in 2012-13, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Tuesday.

Last season, Plumlee averaged 11.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game en route to earning third team All-ACC accolades. He was one of four players in the ACC to average at least 10.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.

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Duke’s Seth Curry: not a true second banana

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I never thought I’d say this, but a Duke University star, who’s a second generation hoops player with bigtime basketball bloodlines, has actually flown under the radar a bit this season.

Sure, you’ve heard one storyline about Blue Devils junior guard Seth Curry BEATEN to death: that his dad is former Virginia Tech, NBA star, Dell Curry, and his brother is Stephen Curry, starting point guard for the Golden State Warriors. (And I’m really sorry for even bringing this up now)

Seth Curry transferred from Liberty University to Duke after the 08-09 season. Per transfer rules, Curry sat out the 2009–10 basketball season.

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7 Reasons to pick the Duke Blue Devils in the South region

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Every March Madness you see the media create pieces that ask “why do people hate Duke?” (in the years they go far in the NCAA tournament) or “why is everyone happy to see Duke eliminated?” (during the seasons they get bounced early)

The answer is very simple, and it’s the same explanation as to why Mitt Romney just doesn’t have the personality to get elected president: too privileged, too rich, and it makes their astronomical success rather worthy of resentment, not likable.

There, end of story.

Now let’s get to why that doesn’t matter when figuring out how far Duke can go, and why you should pick them (this is college basketball, not a popularity contest)

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Key Duke Blue Devils contributor Ryan Kelly to miss ACC Tournament

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Duke junior forward Ryan Kelly may not get the headlines of the Plumlees, as he is no Plumlee brother. Or the big name recruits Austin Powers and Quinn Cook, but he is still extremely important to the Blue Devils.

Kelly will miss this weekend’s ACC Tournament in Atlanta after suffering a right foot sprain on Tuesday during practice. Kelly is averaging 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks per game while playing in all 31 contests (19 starts) this season.

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Duke ’91 & ’92 Documentary Coming This Spring! Response to Michigan’s Fab 5?

Remember the buzz last spring when the ESPN “Fab 5″ documentary premiered? Produced by Jalen Rose, it no doubt had a heavy pro-Michigan Wolverines slant and it got all us college basketball fans talking. Especially about Jimmy King calling Duke Blue Devils stars Grant Hill and Christian Laettner “a bitch.”

And Jalen saying that Duke only recruited “uncle toms,” calling Hill out specifically. Hill published a New York Times op-ed answering Rose. Now it’s time to look at those early 90s Duke teams again- from the Blue Devil point of view.

Former Duke All-Americans Hill and Laettner teamed up for the new documentary Duke ’91 & ’92 which will air on truTV in advance of Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

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Duke Basketball Names Captains for Upcoming Season

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Senior Miles Plumlee and junior Ryan Kelly were named team captains for the 2011-12 Duke Blue Devils college basketball season, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced on Tuesday.

“Miles and Ryan have really grown in our program and worked hard to put themselves in this position,” Krzyzewski said. “They have both been able to develop under some outstanding captains over the past couple of years and have prepared themselves to lead this year’s team. We are looking forward to watching them continue to emerge as leaders on and off the court.”

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