Category Archives: Duke Football

Wololabaugh Addition Give Duke OL Depth

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt sophomore center Jack Wohlabaugh, who transferred into the Blue Devil football program from Ohio State in January, will be eligible for competition this fall after the NCAA approved a waiver request for immediate eligibility.

A 6-4, 300-pound native of Akron, Ohio, who has three seasons of eligibility remaining, Wohlabaugh participated in spring practice with the Blue Devils and exited drills as the second string center behind redshirt senior Zach Harmon. Duke must replace two-year starting center Austin Davis, who served as a team captain and earned third team All-ACC honors as a redshirt senior in 2017. Harmon has 22 career starting assignments to his credit, all at either left or right offensive guard.

Wohlabaugh spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with the Ohio State program and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors following the 2017 campaign. He did not see game action in his two seasons as the Buckeyes went a combined 23-4, earned a berth in the College Football Playoff in 2016 and won both the Big Ten Championship (27-21 over Wisconsin) and Goodyear Cotton Bowl (24-7 over Southern California) in 2017.

Coming out of Walsh Jesuit High School, Wohlabaugh was charted as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and rated as the No. 4 center in the nation by Scout.com.

Duke opens the 2018 season at home on Friday, August 31 against Army West Point. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at GoDuke.com/FootballTix.

League Record 493 Honor Roll Athletes

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University landed a league-record 493 student-athletes on the 62nd annual ACC Honor Roll released Friday by Commissioner John Swofford.  Duke has now paced the conference in ACC Honor Roll selections in 30 of the past 31 years.

The ACC Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year.  The conference recognized a record 4,651 student-athletes for their work in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.

Duke led all schools with 493 student-athletes recognized, followed by Notre Dame (434), Boston College (409), Virginia (404), North Carolina (391), Louisville (364), Virginia Tech (320), Florida State (268), Syracuse (256), N.C. State (254), Pittsburgh (245), Clemson (218), Georgia Tech (202), Miami (200) and Wake Forest (193).

Headlining the list of recognized Blue Devils are Duke’s five ACC Scholar-Athlete recipients Lexie Brown (women’s basketball), Imani Dorsey (women’s soccer), Justin Guterding (men’s lacrosse), Samantha Harris (women’s tennis) and Leona Maguire (women’s golf).  In addition, Duke boasted five five-time ACC Honor Roll selections including Malinda Allen (women’s soccer), Gabe Brandner (football), Danny Fowler (men’s lacrosse), Becca Greenwell (women’s basketball) and Alec Kunzweiler (men’s cross country/track & field).

First Three Duke Game Kickoff Times Announced

 DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s road football games against Northwestern and Baylor in weeks two and three will kick off at 12 noon (ET) and 3:30 p.m. (ET), respectively.

The Blue Devils will travel to Evanston, Ill., to face the Wildcats on September 8 at 12 noon and the game will be televised live by ESPNU.  One week later, Duke and Baylor will meet in Waco, Texas, for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Duke opens the 2018 season at home on Friday, August 31 against Army West Point.  Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at GoDuke.com/FootballTix.

Duke Opener vs Army Moved to Friday

 DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s season-opening football game against Army West Point will be played on Friday, August 31, at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.  The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 1, will kick off at 7:00 p.m., and be televised live on ESPNU.

The Army West Point game is the first of six home tilts for the Blue Devils, who also will entertain N.C. Central (September 22), Virginia Tech (September 29), Virginia (October 20), North Carolina (November 10) and Wake Forest (November 24).

Duke’s annual Employee Appreciation Day will shift from the opening weekend to Saturday, September 22 when the Blue Devils host N.C. Central.  The complete promotional date schedule includes the following:

September 22 (N.C. Central): Employee Appreciation Day, Homecoming, Hall of Fame Day, Durham Day, Scout Day

September 29 (Virginia Tech): Military Appreciation Day, Cheer Day

October 20 (Virginia): Family Weekend, Youth Sports Day, Throwback Day, Iron Dukes Day, Former Player Day

November 10 (North Carolina): Teacher Appreciation Day

November 24 (Wake Forest): Senior Day

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at GoDuke.com/FootballTix.