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Duke vs. Syracuse odds: The impact of Zion Williamson’s injury on the point spread

February 23, 2019

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Duke travels to face Syracuse on Saturday, and they will be without star forward Zion Williamson following his freak knee injury suffered on Wednesday against North Carolina. The injury looked bad when he blew out his shoe, but he is listed as day-to-day with a grade 1 knee sprain. Although […]

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Zion Williamson shouldn’t listen to anyone but himself on his decision to return to Duke

February 22, 2019

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Zion Williamson’s immediate future in college basketball was a topic of national debate well before he sprained his right knee by literally blowing through his shoe in the opening minute against North Carolina on Wednesday. Scottie Pippen went on ESPN and suggested Williamson should sit out for the remainder of […]

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Bracketology 2019: Chaos has expanded its range to the top of the bracket

February 22, 2019

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports I won’t be burying the lede on this Friday. The Duke Blue Devils remain the No. 1 overall seed on my list below, despite Zion Williamson exiting Wednesday’s blowout home loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels with a knee injury that resulted from a blown-out shoe. With the likely top […]

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NBA reportedly proposes to lower the draft-eligible age to 18

February 22, 2019

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images The NBA has submitted a proposal to the NBA Players Association to lower the draft-eligible age from 19 years old to 18, according to USA Today. This is the first step in a process that could end the one-and-done era in college basketball. NBA commissioner Adam Silver hasn’t always been […]

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Zion Williamson is day-to-day after blowing out his shoe and injuring knee vs. UNC

February 22, 2019

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports The first meeting of Duke and North Carolina this season got off to a rough start when Zion Williamson was taken out of the game in the opening minute with a knee injury. As Williamson drove the ball into the teeth of the Tar Heel defense, his left foot busted out […]

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A look at changing Duke national title odds after Zion Williamson’s injury

February 21, 2019

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images The Duke Blue Devils suffered a tough loss on Wednesday in their 88-72 defeat at the hands of North Carolina. Star forward Zion Williamson suffered a knee sprain less than minute into the ACC showdown, and was unable to return. The injury looked bad when he literally blew out his […]

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6 reasons why Zion Williamson’s injury should change the way we talk about sports

February 21, 2019

Zion Williamson’s injury against UNC on Wednesday night was one of the most significant sports injuries I have ever seen, and I only say “one of” as a hedge. Racking my brain, I can’t think of anything bigger. Some were more shocking, or more gruesome, or (hopefully) longer-term. Even in the worst case scenario, say […]

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Zion Williamson is the latest athlete to have a Nike shoe explode on him

February 21, 2019

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Zion Williamson’s shoe blowout on Wednesday night is the most high-profile incident of shoe failure ever. Here you had the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, playing in the biggest game of his college career, in a contest hyped for weeks as being the must-watch game of the […]

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Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man in car crash, per police

February 21, 2019

Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed someone with his car late Wednesday night, according to the Syracuse police department. Police said an investigation is ongoing, and Boeheim is cooperating. There are no charges at this time. Jorge Jimenez, 51 years old, died in the incident, which happened around […]

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Zion Williamson’s exploded shoe, explained

February 21, 2019

Getty Images Zion Williamson’s foot exploded through the side of his sneaker in the opening minute of Duke’s game against North Carolina, causing a knee injury that ended his night — and potentially the rest of his college basketball season. Setting aside the concern about Williamson’s own health, we have questions about the shoe that […]

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