College football’s New Power 5 definition

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Mateo Durant ran for a school record 255 yards with three touchdowns at Charlotte. Visit my website's homepage, Tom Shanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN College football’s Power 5 is a full-on misnomer. It formerly meant the Continental Divide between the Power 5 conferences – Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big-12 and Pac-12 – and the Group of Five, the remainder of the Football Bowl Subdivision schools, AAC, Conference-USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt That’s no longer…

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Coach K and Ol’ Roy are “coaching up” their teams

By TOM SHANAHAN Clemson’s Brad Brownell sounded like a coach fully aware bad timing awaited his basketball team in Durham. He was right. Duke’s 26-point victory was its largest margin of the year, defeating Clemson 79-53 on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The last thing struggling Clemson needed was to encounter a young Blue Devils roster “coached up” by a Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K has a spring in his step – watch the 73-year-old enthusiastically slap hands with…

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Duke lineup coming together with it balanced scoring routing Clemson

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Freshman guard Jalen Johnson dunks on Clemson. By TOM SHANAHAN Duke placed five players in double figures, eight saw double-digit minutes and nine scored. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski has been rotating lineups all year seeking consistency, but this time it was different. Plenty of guys saw the floor because the game was in hand the final 30 minutes. Duke toyed with Clemson, winning 79-53 Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. It wasn’t Duke’s first romp,…

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