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January 8, 2008 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everybody around Philadelphia basketball has Gerald Henderson stories. Temple coach Fran Dunphy was asked yesterday if he had an early memory of Henderson. "At West Catholic," he said, "there was like a 20-foot pass along the baseline thrown to him. " Dunphy isn't known for tossing around superlatives, but here's more of his commentary: "There's no way humanly possible that anybody could have made the catch. Somehow, he did. He was running almost full speed toward the basket, and he stretched his arm out [past the baseline]
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March 12, 2012
The committee that selects the teams for the NCAA tournament obviously has a sense of history, because they sent Kentucky and Duke, the combatants in the epic East Regional final 20 years ago at the Spectrum, to the same region again, the South. This time it's the Wildcats who are the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win the whole tournament. Kentucky has a player of the year candidate in Anthony Davis and players like Terrence Jones and Darius Miller who were on its Final Four team of a year ago. The No. 2-seeded Blue Devils played the nation's second-toughest schedule during the year and have one of the best freshmen in the nation in Austin Rivers.
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May 10, 1989 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a small suburban district elected former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke to the Louisiana state legislature in February, political analysts and pollsters said that it was a fluke and that he would never be taken seriously. They apparently were wrong. In just over 60 days since he took office, Duke (R., Metairie) has emerged as a popular political leader here, using a recent statewide campaign against an unpopular tax-restructuring plan as his step to legitimacy, political analysts say. Two weeks ago, voters rejected a fiscal plan touted by Gov. Buddy Roemer, a Democrat, that would have increased some taxes to offset the state's $702 million deficit.
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March 18, 1993 | by Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
The national media is on a death watch, monitoring Duke's heartbeat, waiting for the two-time defending national champions to expire. "We've had our fun, but I wouldn't call it a fun season," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said last night. "You have fun when you accomplish things maybe someone said you couldn't accomplish, when you achieve something together. "Anything these guys have achieved together hasn't been recognized as an achievement. It's been recognized as status quo. Even now, as we enter the tournament, the main article being prepared for us is, 'When will Duke lose?
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May 22, 2004 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple and Duke are working on a two-year agreement to meet on the basketball court in a home-and-home series starting next season with a contest between the teams in Durham, N.C. "It's one of those things we're hoping for, and right now we have agreed to play home and home, but no contracts have been signed," Owls coach John Chaney said. "We have not finished the agreement. We have not decided where we might play here, and we have not agreed on the dates or the money. " "It's tentative right now," said Temple associated athletic director Joe Giunta, who is in charge of scheduling for the university.
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March 23, 1991 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
You do not let Duke take a big early lead. Connecticut spotted the Blue Devils a 14-4 head start. You then do not complicate things by allowing Duke to outscore you, 14-1, and hold you without a field goal for five minutes, 55 seconds. Duke played out Connecticut's worst case scenario in the nightcap of the Midwest Regional semifinal at the less-than-full Pontiac Silverdome last night. At the end it was Duke 81, Connecticut 67. It grew ugly - Duke 38, UConn 20 - early and did not get better for the 11th-seeded Huskies.
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March 31, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is no big deal, the monstrous dome, the hovering media, the raised stakes. Duke and Maryland are antagonistic league rivals, forced to coexist but yearning to beat the bejesus out of each other. So stage the game on a neutral playground, or in the other's gym. It does not matter. The Final Four? That could be cool - unnecessary, but cool. This is what it has come down to for the Blue Devils and Terrapins. Only one can advance tonight, to extend their season for one more glorious game.
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February 6, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Top-ranked Duke treated Roy Williams the same as the last two North Carolina coaches: The Blue Devils won again, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Chris Duhon's reverse layup with 6.5 seconds left in overtime last night gave Duke an 83-81 victory, the Blue Devils' 16th straight overall and fifth in the last six years on No. 17 North Carolina's home court. This one was over first-year coach Roy Williams, and the former assistant to Dean Smith left the court as did predecessors Bill Guthridge and Matt Doherty, losers at home to Duke.
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March 20, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Duke and Kansas, with 125 NCAA Tournament victories between them, were into the final minute. This NCAA Tournament had long since gone crazy. Could it get wilder, still? Could Kansas, leading by a bunch early and trailing by a bunch late, really be leading by a point? Could the third No. 1 seed go out in 24 hours? Could the Jayhawks, starting three freshmen after a season with several blowout losses, really beat Duke at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, an hour from Duke's campus?
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March 26, 2001 | by Dick Jerardi Daily News Sports Writer
Some results are shocking. Others are merely surprising. Some are inevitable. Duke was inevitable. The Blue Devils always were going to win the East Regional final at the First Union Center on Saturday night. You think they came here to play Temple on Dec. 2 just because they like the city? That was the trial run. This was the real thing. Southern California was the designated victim. USC already had exceeded all expectations. Asking the Trojans to win again was asking too much.
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June 12, 2016
Former La Salle High multisport star Jimmy Herron, now a freshman baseball player at Duke, earned Louisville Slugger freshman all-America honors this week. Herron, who also starred as a receiver on the Explorers football team, was named second-team all-ACC. He finished the regular season tied for the league lead with 22 doubles and was second with 24 steals. Herron started all but one of the Blue Devils' 57 games, playing center and left field. He finished second on the team with a .324 batting average and led the team in hits (67)
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April 1, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
THERE AREN'T many people who thought 10th-seeded Syracuse still would be standing among the Final Four. No matter what you think of Jim Boeheim, the guy can coach. But his mystifying matchup defense is just one of the topics now that everyone has settled into Houston. There's the NCAA infractions that led to Boeheim's nine-game suspension and the 108 wins that subsequently were vacated. And the late-season slump that dropped the Orange's RPI to 72 still wasn't enough to keep them out of the NCAA Tournament field.
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April 1, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
This week, mental health dominated trending topics. Two celebrities spoke out about their issues, and a pioneer died. On Tuesday, R&B singer Kehlani posted a photo to Instagram of herself in a hospital bed with an IV in her arm. She admitted she tried to commit suicide, writing, "today I wanted to leave this earth . . . But God saved me for a reason, and for that, I must be grateful. " Also on Tuesday, actor Wentworth Miller, best known for his role as Michael on Fox's Prison Break , spoke out after a publication tweeted a meme poking fun at his past weight gain.
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March 31, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
She won an Oscar at 16 for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker , but for fans of a certain age - and those who caught her 1963-66 show decades later on Nick at Nite - Patty Duke will always be Patty and Cathy Lane. "One pair of matching bookends, different as night and day," they were the "identical cousins" of The Patty Duke Show , their differences reportedly inspired by cocreator Sidney Sheldon's having noticed different sides to the young star's personality. Decades later, she was diagnosed as bipolar.
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March 19, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
One of Shakespeare's goofier comedies, As You Like It, is currently whooping it up at the Lantern Theater Company under Charles McMahon's direction. The plot is so far-fetched as to be hardly tellable, with subplot piled on subplot. It's all about love, of course, heart-stopping, love-at-first-sight, younger-than-springtime love. Rosalind (Liz Filios) and Celia (Ruby Wolf) are best friends, so when Celia's mean father, the Duke (Kirk Wendell Brown), who has already exiled Rosalind's nice father, the Duke (Kirk Wendell Brown)
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March 18, 2016
IT'S BEEN a long time since I've written about the 2006 version of the Scottsboro Nine. About a decade ago, I wrote about them every few months, both during and after the investigation. The case, like Nosferatu, refused to die. But then, other things began to push the memory of that travesty of justice further back into the morning mist of North Carolina, and we went on with our lives. Until the next rape accusation reared its head, and suspicions started swirling about truth, vengeance and the intersection of political correctness and justice.
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January 24, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
So what in the name of James Naismith is going on in college basketball? Three teams that you can normally rely on for consistent excellence - Duke, Michigan State, and Kansas - have struggled the last two weeks. Group the teams together, and their combined record for their last three games is 1-8. The Blue Devils and the Spartans enter Saturday's play riding three-game losing streaks, with each team losing a pair of games at home during that run. Kansas won its only home game of the last three but lost by double digits at both West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
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November 19, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
The first time Kaz met John Wayne, he was an 18-year-old immigrant fresh from Iran, standing in the lobby of the Barclay Hotel angling for a job. "Ah," Kaz said, spotting his childhood hero at the bar of the ritzy Rittenhouse Square hotel. "Here is the Duke. " Kazem Nabavi has never been a shy man. I met him in September after inquiring after the pony he keeps in a cozy paddock behind his tire shop in Port Richmond. We talked for hours. Completely charmed, I wrote about Kaz and his animals.
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November 15, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Penn women's basketball team hung with nationally ranked Duke enough on Friday night at the Palestra to make an upset feel believable. But, the magic eventually wore out as the Quakers faded before falling to 14th-ranked Duke, 57-50, in the season opener. "We can compete against anyone if we play the game that we need to play," said Penn head coach Mike McLaughlin. And I think we did that for most of the game. I think it's going to give us confidence going forward. " The Quakers trailed the entire game until taking a 36-35 lead with with 3 minutes, 34 seconds left in the third quarter.
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November 14, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amile Jefferson said it was a no-brainer. Duke's upperclassmen usually live in off-campus housing. But this spring, the university offered Jefferson and three of his teammates an on-campus apartment. Jefferson, who starred at Friends' Central, jumped at the chance. The new accommodations, Jefferson thought, would help him become an even better captain for the Blue Devils as they defend their national championship. "It's a pretty nice setup," said Jefferson, who is a captain for a second straight season.
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