All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘duke’

March Madness: If UK Plays Duke, Lexington Will Burn, No Matter How It Ends

March Madness is a bigger deal in Kentucky than Christmas. Many outside the Bluegrass State may think that the running of the Kentucky Derby is a bigger event, but they would be wring. Sure, the Derby is a huge deal. But it’s one day and done. March Madness is more like a holiday season, without the annoying too-early end-cap displays …

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John Wayne’s Family Sues Duke Univ; UK Fans Drink

John Wayne is The Duke. Even though he died in 1979, he is still known to fans as The Duke, a nickname he had since childhood. Now John Wayne’s heirs are in a legal battle with Duke University over use of the word “Duke” in a product they want to market — a bourbon with John Wayne’s picture on the …

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Mitch McConnell Duke Faux Pas Leads to NCAA Probe

When Josh Wolford told us yesterday about Mitch McConnell’s embarrassing campaign ad faux pas, the one with a shot of Duke basketball players where he obviously meant to show UK players, the joke train was working up a head of steam in Kentucky. McConnell’s presumptive Democrat opponent in the Senate race, Alison Grimes, tweeted out to everyone: “KY, as your …

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Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage

A new ad for Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hit YouTube today, and it features one of the most egregious errors that a politician can make in the state of Kentucky: glorifying Duke basketball. For about a second, the new ad shows Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Lance Thomas embracing after winning the 2010 National Championship. If you remember, that’s when …

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Texas A&M Football: Last Minute Rally to Beat Duke

No. 20 Texas A&M rallied late in at the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on Tuesday to beat Duke after trailing 38-17 at halftime. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel finished his college career with a bang by throwing four touchdown passes, scoring a touchdown, running 73 yards and completing 30 of 38 passes for 382 yards. When asked if this was …

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AP Men’s Basketball Top 25: New Poll Out, Where Does Your Team Stand?

It’s the start of a new week, and all the basketball fans know what that means, right? It is time for a new poll showing everyone the AP Men’s basketball teams, and how they are all ranked. There was not a lot of movement this week, but certainly some, and while the top two teams remained undefeated, the top ten …

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Duke Lacrosse Accuser is Found Guilty of Murder

Remember the woman who falsely accused three members of the Duke lacrosse team of raping her back in 2006? She now faces at least 14 years in prison for second-degree murder. Crystal Mangum, who is still known as the “Duke lacrosse accuser,” was found guilty of killing her boyfriend. Mangum, who is no stranger to crime, was accused of killing …

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Jahlil Okafor, Top High School Recruit, Chooses Duke

Duke made their stamp as one of the top teams in college basketball years ago, and in their next move to improve as a program, they have recruited Jahlil Okafor. Okafor is the top ranked high school player in the nation, and while he has had a connection with Duke for months now, he made the commitment official as of …

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Andrew Wiggins Leads Kansas to Victory Over Duke

Last night was the night college basketball fans and NBA scouts had been waiting for since April. The Champions Classic, a three year agreement between Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and Michigan State, featured the three most-touted college freshmen in America – Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Andrew Wiggins. All three athletes had received a fair bit of attention before the season …

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Duke vs. Kansas: Here’s What Twitter Is Saying In Real Time

Currently #4 Duke is playing #5 Kansas in the Champions Classic in Chicago. This is the follow-up game to the thriller that was Kentucky vs. Michigan St. where we saw Michigan St. come out on top. Follow what people are saying about the game in real time. Here’s the #DUKEvsKANSAS conversation: Tweets about “#dukevskansas” What are your thoughts on the …

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Kevin Ware Returns To Play With Louisville

Anyone who was watching that emotional game that Louisville played against Duke during the NCAA tournament will surely remember the horrific injury that was suffered by Louisville’s Kevin Ware. His dramatic injury resulted in a broken leg in one of the most gruesome injuries to witness in the sport, as we all watched him go down in pain. To many …

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Bill Cowher’s Daughter Is Engaged To Duke Basketball Player Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly is well known by Duke fans as being a hard working 6-10 forward who can shoot the three, and play some intense defense. To the rest of the world, he’ll be known as the man who is going to marry Bill Cowher’s daughter. Yes, the Bill Cowher who’s renowned for wearing one of the all time greatest scowls …

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