July 10, 2014 |
TODAY WE LEAD with perhaps the greatest movie star of all-time, John Wayne , and his estate's ongoing battle with a prestigious ACC basketball power. Duke University was founded in 1838, but didn't actually become Duke until 1924, when James B. Duke gave the school a pile of money. Wayne was born in 1907 and was nicknamed "Duke" as a boy. Now, the Hollywood Reporter says John Wayne Enterprises is tired of Duke (the school) getting in the way of products profiting Duke (the nickname)
June 30, 2014 |
TEMPLE BASKETBALL will play Duke on Friday, Nov. 21, as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Owls announced yesterday. The game is the nightcap of a doubleheader that will open at 7 p.m. with a game between Stanford and UNLV. The next night will feature another doubleheader for the consolation and championship games. All four games will air on truTV. The event is hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches and wil benefit the American Cancer Society.
June 5, 2014 |
FORMER DUKE guard Andre Dawkins will work out for the Sixers on June 11 or 13, his agent, John Spencer, confirmed last night. The Sixers have seven draft picks in this year's NBA draft, June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: Nos. 3 and 10 in the first round and Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54 in the second round Dawkins is projected as a late second-round selection or an undrafted free agent. Dawkins, a 6-5, 215-pounder from Chesapeake, Va., averaged 7.9 points and 1.3 rebounds last season.
May 28, 2014 |
TWO STRAIGHT NCAA men's lacrosse championships. Three in the last 5 years. Eight straight trips to the Final Four, half of which ended in an appearance in the title game. If that's not a dynasty, what is it? "It's Duke," coach John Danowski said yesterday, shortly after the Blue Devils earned another national championship with an 11-9 win over Notre Dame in Baltimore. "The kids who come here, we push them from Day One. But they accept that and want to be something that's greater than themselves," Danowski said.
May 28, 2014
The 76ers will work out Chane Behanan on Saturday and Rodney Hood and Jarnell Stokes on Sunday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, according to an ESPN report. The team has seven picks in the NBA draft on June 26. Hood, a 6-foot-8 shooting guard/small forward out of Duke, is projected as a mid-first-round draft pick. He averaged 16.1 points as a sophomore last season. Stokes is regarded as a late-first-round selection. The 6-8, 260-pound power forward averaged 15.1 points as a junior at Tennessee.
April 25, 2014 |
When Jordan Wolf was earning all-American honors as a senior at Lower Merion High School, the Duke senior attack thought good things were in store for him. But this good? "I've always had high expectations," said Wolf, a candidate for national player of the year. This weekend Wolf will attempt to lead defending national champion Duke to the ACC men's lacrosse championship at PPL Park. The Blue Devils (12-2) will face Syracuse (9-3) in one semifinal; and regular-season champion Maryland (10-2)
April 10, 2014 |
NO REGRETS. That's the operative phrase from porn star Belle Knox, who became a media sensation after she was outed as a Duke University freshman who'd started that second job to help pay for her education. "I want people to know, doing sex work doesn't make me a bad person," the 18-year-old said in an interview with the Daily News . She'll be in Atlantic City this weekend for EXXXOTICA, an adult-industry confab at Trump Taj Mahal that's open to the public. "I don't want people to pity me or to think I did porn because it was my last resort or my last option," she said.
April 9, 2014
The event boasts a cornucopia (or is that pornucopia?) of sex-related seminars, product vendors and personal appearances by current and veteran adult-entertainment stars. Knox will be have a booth at Exxxotica where she'll sign autographs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday. She'll also attend the Fanny Awards, where she's up for New Girl on The Block - Best Newcomer. (Cast your vote at thefannys.com.) Other event highlights: "Real Sex vs. Porn Sex": A seminar hosted by adult-film superstar Nina Hartley (6:30 p.m. Friday)
April 2, 2014 |
Pennsylvania Aging Secretary Brian Duke visited a retirement community Monday on Roosevelt Boulevard to talk up the governor's current and proposed budget, saying how committed the governor was to aging services. In the current budget, Duke said, the governor increased funding for aging services by $50 million - $20 million of that going to reduce waiting lists for home and community-based services through what is known as the Options program. This is funding, through the Department of Aging, using lottery money for home-delivered meals, adult day care, and other home and community services.