October 26, 2016

DURHAM (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is embracing the grind of another year at Duke after an offseason that was exceptionally busy — even by his standards.

The winningest men’s coach in Division I history is coming off a summer in which he had four surgeries and led the U.S. men’s…

Tar Heels ready for Final Four push after title-game loss

October 25, 2016

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina won’t have a difficult time finding motivation this season.

The memories of losing in the NCAA championship game on a last-second 3-pointer to Villanova still sting more than six months later. It was the crushing final play in a 33-win season that saw the…

Gottfried hopes offseason changes get Wolfpack back to NCAAs

October 25, 2016

RALEIGH — North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried is eager to see what offseason changes do for his program after a stumble.

After last year’s injury-plagued Wolfpack missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his five seasons, Gottfried hit the recruiting trail for several…

Freshman class makes Duke a title favorite once again

October 25, 2016

DURHAM  — Amile Jefferson has already seen one star-studded freshman class come through Duke and win a national championship. The team’s elder statesman is ready for it to happen again.

The parallels between this Duke team and the group from 2014-15 are too obvious to ignore: A…