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Release: 09/18/2000
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Date: September 23, 2000
Kickoff Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Site: Vanderbilt Stadium (Nashville, Tenn.)
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Radio: WDNC 620 AM (Flagship)
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The Series
Vanderbilt leads the all-time series over Duke, 4-3, and has won three straight over the Blue Devils ... The series began in 1986 with a 24-18 Vanderbilt win in Nashville ... Duke has won just once in four trips to Nashville, posting a 17-15 victory during the 1988 campaign ... Two years ago, the Commodores earned a 36-33 home double overtime win over the Blue Devils.

Series Breakdown

Overall       Vanderbilt, 4-3  Duke's Highest Scoring  	    37 in 1992  	
at Durham     Duke, 2-1        Duke's Lowest Scoring   	    14 in 1999 	
at Nashville  Vanderbilt, 3-1  Vanderbilt's Highest Scoring 42 in 1992	
Neutral       0-0    	       Vanderbilt's Lowest Scoring  13 in 1991
First Meeting   	       Vanderbilt, 24-18, in 1986   Current Duke Streak L 3
Last Meeting    	       Vanderbilt, 31-14, in 1999

The Coaches
Duke's Carl Franks is in his second year as the head coach of the Blue Devil program. His overall record is 3-11 (same at Duke) and his mark vs. Vanderbilt is 0-1. Franks returned to his alma mater prior to the 1999 season after serving as an assistant coach at Florida from 1990-98 under former Duke head coach Steve Spurrier. While at Florida, he was part of a coaching staff that led the Gators to five SEC championships and the national title in 1996. Franks also worked with Spurrier at Duke from 1987-89, a three-year stint that culminated with a share of the ACC title and a bowl appearance in 1989.

As a player, Franks was a three-year letterman for the Blue Devils from 1980-82. He saw action at both running back and tight end and was selected an Academic All-ACC performer in 1982. Franks is a 1983 graduate of Duke with a degree in Psychology.
* Carl Franks as a head coach vs. Vanderbilt: 0-1

Woody Widenhofer is in his fourth season as the head coach at Vanderbilt and eighth campaign as a college head coach. He owns a record of 12-26 with the Commodores and career college head coaching ledger of 22-57-1. A former Missouri head coach (1985-88), Widenhofer served as the defensive coordinator with two NFL clubs -- Pittsburgh and Detroit.
* Woody Widenhofer as a head coach vs. Duke: 2-0

The Duke-Vanderbilt Series
Duke will look to snap a three-game losing streak to Vanderbilt this week in a series which consists of just seven total games. The Commodores, on the strength of three consecutive wins over the Blue Devils, lead the series, 4-3.

Duke and Vanderbilt have met four times in Nashville, with the Commodores posting wins in 1986 (24-18), 1992 (42-37) and 1998 (36-33 2 OT) and the Blue Devils earning a 17-15 victory in 1988.

Close In Nashville
In four Duke-Vanderbilt contests played in Nashville, the average point difference has been just four points.

In Durham, the average margin of victory has been 8.3 points in three total games.

Last Year's Meeting
Vanderbilt 31, Duke 14

Vanderbilt responded to a 14-14 third quarter tie by scoring the game's final 17 points en route to a 31-14 win in Durham.

Commodore quarterback Greg Zolman passed for 213 yards and rushed for two touchdowns -- including the go-ahead score with 4:26 remaining in the third period.

For Duke, quarterback Bobby Campbell came off the bench to complete 15-of-31 passes for 251 yards and one touchdown.

Last Week
Virginia 26, Duke 10

Dan Ellis completed 20-of-30 passes for 333 yards and three TDs to help Virginia past Duke, 26-10.

The Cavaliers, winning for the fifth time in their last six trips to Durham, scored 17 unanswered points to snap a 3-3 second quarter tie.

The Blue Devils pulled within 20-10 on Spencer Romine's one-yard plunge, but Virginia added a 31-yard scoring toss from Ellis to Billy McMullen to account for the final margin.

Old Foes Meet Again
This week's Duke-Vanderbilt matches a pair of old foes against one another. Both fifth-year seniors, Duke quarterback Spencer Romine and Vanderbilt defensive end Russ Nicoll played at rival high schools in Alabama.

Romine attended Cullman High School in Cullman, Ala., while Nicoll prepped at West Point High School, also in Cullman.

Old Acquaintances
Duke tight ends coach Joe DeLamielleure will see a familiar face on the Vanderbilt sideline this week. Commodore defensive coordinator Herb Paterra served as a graduate assistant coach at Michigan State from 1970-72 during the time DeLamielleure was an all-America offensive lineman for the Spartans.

Short Yardage Defense
The Blue Devil defense has been stinigy on third-and-one snaps, allowing a first down just twice out of eight situations.

Two-Way Performer
Junior offensive guard John Miller has started all three games of the 2000 season on offense while also seeing action on the defensive side of the ball.

The 6-6, 333-pound Bassett, Va., native has seen spot-duty along the defensive line in goalline situations, and played two snaps in the Virginia game this past week.

Bryant Could Make Mark On Special Teams
Third-string quarterback D. Bryant made his special teams debut this past week against Virginia, entering the contest as a punt returner. He did not have a return, however, as Mike Abrams' kick went out-of-bounds.

As a quarterback, Bryant, a sophomore from Detroit, Mich., has completed four-of-15 passes for 41 yards on the season.

Even On Sept. 23
The Blue Devils own a 4-4 all-time record when playing on September 23. The following chart illustrates Duke's four games on September 23:

1944    Richmond        H       W, 61-7
1950    South Carolina  A       W, 14-0
1961    South Carolina  A       W, 7-6
1967    Michigan        A       L, 7-10
1972    Stanford        H       L, 6-10
1978    South Carolina  H       W, 16-12
1989    Virginia        A       L, 28-49
1995    Maryland        A       L, 28-41

AFCA Joins PE Campaign
The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) has designated the week of September 18-23 as 'AFCA Physical Educational Promotion Week'.

The campaign supports proposed legislation pending in the United States Congress to improve and upgrade physical education.

Davis Credited With Career-Best 14 Tackles
One week after establishing a career-high in tackles with nine, sophomore inside linebacker Jason Davis produced a team-leading 14 total stops in the Virginia game.

After totalling just one tackle in five games in 1999, Davis leads the Blue Devils through three games in 2000 with 27 total stops.

The following chart illustrates Davis' game-by-game stats in 2000:

DATE    OPPONENT        Solo-Ast-Total
9/2/00  East Carolina   2-2-4
9/9/00  Northwestern    7-2-9
9/16/00 Virginia        5-9-14

Garber Off To Solid Start
Redshirt freshman kicker Brent Garber has started his career off on the right foot. The Thomasville, Ga., native made his only field goal attempt -- a 27-yarder -- in week two at Northwestern.

Last week versus Virginia, Garber missed from 52 yards out (wide right) before nailing a 23-yard field goal.

Over the past four seasons, Duke has benefitted from the services of Sims Lenhardt, who became the Blue Devils' all-time leading scorer last season (240 points) and graduated last May.

The following chart shows Garber's statistics in the field goal department:

YEAR    1-19    20-29   30-39   40-49   50+     Total
2000    0-0     2-2     0-0     0-0     0-1     2-3

Spreading It Out
Against Virginia, Blue Devil quarterback Spencer Romine used nine different receivers to throw for a season-best 198 yards. Nick Brzezinski, Kyle Moore and Chris Douglas each had three catches on the night.

For the season, 11 different Blue Devils have caught passes.

Defense Scores
The 2000 Duke defense picked up two points for the Blue Devil cause when Charles Porter tackled Northwestern running back Damien Anderson in the end zone for a safety last week.

The safety gave Duke a 2-0 first quarter lead over the Wildcats, and marked the first safety since September 26, 1996 at Georgia Tech.

ACC Statistics
Through three weeks of the season, Chris Douglas continues to lead all ACC freshmen in both all-purpose yardage and kickoff return average.

The following lists show the ACC's individual leaders and where respective Duke individuals stand:

1. Woodrow Dantzler, Clemson    91.7
9. Duane Epperson, Duke 	44.7

1. Philip Rivers, N.C. State    356.3
9. Spencer Romine, Duke 	123.7

1. Moren Robinson, N.C. State   180.3
6. Chris Douglas, Duke  	121.3

1. Mukala Sikyala, Maryland     32.5
3. Kyle Moore, Duke     	25.8
6. Chris Douglas, Duke  	23.7

1. Brooks Barnard, Maryland     49.4
2. Brian Morton, Duke   	45.7

1. Ken Passingham, N.C. State   9.9
8. Brent Garber, Duke   	2.3

1. Ken Passingham, N.C. State   1.67
T5. Brent Garber, Duke  	0.7

Blue Devil Special Teams Solid For Third Week
For the third straight week, Duke's special teams units performed well:
PAT BLOCK: Tyran Grissom blocked a Virginia PAT attempt.
PUNTING: Brian Morton averaged 48.3 yards per punt, with four of his kicks downed inside Virginia's 20 yard line.
KICKING: Brent Garber made his only PAT attempt and was one-for-two on field goals, missing a 52-yarder wide right.

Douglas On Pace
Redshirt freshman Chris Douglas averages 121.3 all-purpose yards per game, and is on pace to establish the 10th best single-season all-purpose yardage total in Duke history.

Scottie Montgomery established the school's single-season record last year with 1,565 yards. Douglas is on a current pace to amass 1,359 all-purpose yards in 2000.

Duke's career leader for all-purpose yards is Mike Grayson, who picked up 4,381 yards from 1980-83.

DeLamielleure Plays The Consistency Game
Junior inside linebacker Todd DeLamielleure has played in 23 games in his Duke career, registering at least four tackles in every contest.

DeLamielleure has eight double-digit tackle outings in his career including a career-best 16 stops against Georgia Tech during the 1998 season. Two weeks ago against Northwestern, he tallied a team-leading 10 total stops.

Last week against Virginia, DeLamielleure picked one tackle for loss, giving him 21 stops behind the line of scrimmage for his career. He now needs just five more to crack the school's top 10 in that category.

The following chart shows DeLamielleure's eight career double-figure tackle outings:

DATE     OPPONENT          Solo-Ast-Total
9/5/98   Western Carolina  7-3-10
10/3/98  Georgia Tech      12-4-16
10/10/98 Wake Forest       12-1-13
9/11/99  East Carolina     7-6-13
10/9/99  Virginia          7-3-10
10/23/99 N.C. State        13-1-14
11/13/99 Wake Forest       6-6-12
9/9/00   Northwestern      7-3-10

The 2000 football season marks the 40th anniversary of Duke's 1960 club which went 8-3 overall and captured the ACC championship with a 5-1 league ledger. That team, coached by Bill Murray and captained by Art Browning and Butch Allie, added a 7-6 victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl.

In addition, this year serves as the 70th anniversary of the 1930 Duke squad which posted an overall record of 8-1-2. Coached by James DeHart and captained by Lee Davis, the 1930 team dropped the season-opener to South Carolina before going 8-0-2 in its final 10 games by outscoring its opponents, 147-26.

Duke's 1999 27-24 victory over Virginia stands as the Blue Devils' lone extra session win. The following chart shows Duke's showing in overtime games:

1997    Clemson 	A       L, 20-29
1998    Vanderbilt      A       L, 33-36
1999    *Northwestern   H       L, 12-15
1999    *Virginia       A       W, 24-17
1999    N.C. State      H       L, 24-31
*Double overtime

Morton Tabbed To Ray Guy Award Watch List
Senior Brian Morton of Duke is among 32 punters included on the Ray Guy Award watch list as announced by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. Morton, who earned second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors a year ago, averaged 42.8 yards per punt in 1999 to post the third best average in the ACC while ranking 20th nationally. A four-year starter and native of Winter Haven, FL, Morton ranks third on Duke's career charts for average (41.6), total punts (214) and total punt yardage (8,905 yards).

The Ray Guy Award will be awarded to the nations best punter as determined by a committee made up of sports writers, college football coaches, former punters and members designated by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. The National Selection Committee will choose 10 semifinalists who will be announced by November 8. That same national body will then vote for three finalists who will be announced Nov. 30.

Morton On The ACC Lists
Senior punter Brian Morton has made his mark on not only Duke's football record book, but the Atlantic Coast Conference's as well.

Morton punted seven times against Virginia, averaging 48.3 yards per kick. He also had four punts downed inside the Cavalier 20 yard line.

He now has 9,711career punting yards to rank fifth on the ACC's all-time list.

ACC Career Punts
1. Scott McAlister , UNC (198-91)       278
2. Russ Henderson, UVa (1975-78)        276
3. Jeff Walker, UVa (1981-85)   	273
4. Jeff Pierce, GaT (1978-81)   	252
5. Ricky Brummitt, Duke (1977-80)       241
6. Brian Morton, Duke (1997-pres.)      231
7. Will Brice, UVa (1993-96)    	228
8. John Krueger, Duke (1993-96) 	228
9. Harry Newsome, WF (1981-84)  	213
10. Brian Schmitz, UNC (1996-99)        208

ACC Career Punt Yardage
1. Russ Henderson, UVa (1975-78)        11,951
2. Scott McAlister , UNC (198-91)       11,520
3. Jeff Walker, UVa (1981-85)   	10,815
4. Jeff Pierce, GaT (1978-81)   	10,271
5. Brian Morton, Duke (1997-pres.)      9,711
6. Will Brice, UVa (1993-96)    	9,585
7. John Krueger, Duke (1993-96) 	9,532
8. Harry Newsome, WF (1981-84)  	9,278
9. Brian Schmitz, UNC (1996-99) 	9,233
10. Chuck Ramsey, WR (1971-73) 	 	9,010

Romine Moves Into Eighth On Duke Passing List
One week after eclipsing the 3,000-yard barrier for total offense, quarterback Spencer Romine completed 18-of-36 pass attempts for 198 yards against Virginia to move into eighth place on the Blue Devil all-time chart for passing yardage (3,303 yards).

Romine ranks eighth on Duke's career list for passing yards and eighth in both completions and attempts, and will crack the top 10 for total offense with just three more yards. His 404 yards passing last season against Maryland was the ninth-best single-game passing performance in Duke history.

Second string signal-caller Bobby Campbell, who was three-for-eight passing against Northwestern, ranks ninth all-time at Duke in pass attempts with 486 and 10th in completions with 226.

Campbell and Romines position coach and former Blue Devil quarterback, Ben Bennett, is Dukes and the ACCs all-time passing leader with 9,614 yards.

Here is a look at Campbell and Romine's places among the Duke all-time leaders:

Duke Career Passing Yards
1. Ben Bennett (1980-83)          9,614
2. Spence Fischer (1992-95)       9,021
3. Steve Slayden (1984-87)        8,004
4. Leo Hart (1968-70)   	  6,116
5. Dave Brown (1989-91) 	  5,717
6. Anthony Dilweg (1985-88)       4,557
7. Mike Dunn (1975-78)  	  3,511
8. Spencer Romine (1997-present)  3,303
9. Billy Ray (1989-90)  	  3,282
10. Scotty Glacken (1963-65)      3,170

Duke Career Pass Completions
1. Ben Bennett (1980-83)      	   820
2. Spence Fischer (1992-95)        788
3. Steve Slayden (1984-87)         699
4. Leo Hart (1968-70)   	   487
5. Dave Brown (1989-91) 	   463
6. Anthony Dilweg (1985-88)        342
7. Mike Dunn (1975-78)  	   288
8. Spencer Romine  (1997-present)  260
9.  Scotty Glacken (1963-65)       255
10. Bobby Campbell  (1997-present) 226

Duke Career Pass Attempts
1  Ben Bennett (1980-83)           1,375
2. Spence Fischer (1992-95)        1,369
3. Steve Slayden (1984-87)         1,204
4. Leo Hart (1968-70)   	   872
5. Dave Brown (1989-91) 	   845
6. Anthony Dilweg (1985-88)        594
7. Mike Dunn (1975-78)  	   570
8. Spencer Romine (1997-present)   525
9. Scotty Glacken (1963-65)        480
10. Bobby Campbell (1997-present)  486

Total Offense
1. Spence Fischer (1992-95)         9,110
2. Ben Bennett (1980-83)            9,061
3. Steve Slayden (1984-87)          8,129
4. Leo Hart (1968-70)   	    6,267
5. Dave Brown (1989-91)  	    5,770
6. Mike Dunn (1975-78)  	    5,450
7. Anthony Dilweg (1985-88)         4,383
8. Billy Cox (1948-50)  	    3,720
9. Billy Ray (1989-90)              3,566
10. Scotty Glacken (1963-65)        3,300
    Spencer Romine  (1997-present)  3,298

QBs Trying To Continue Legacy
Duke's group of quarterbacks will try to follow in the footsteps of several standout signal callers who have donned the Royal Blue and White. Spencer Romine, the projected starter, Bobby Campbell and D. Bryant are the three quarterbacks looking to uphold the tradition.

Through the years, Duke has produced several standout QBs, including Leo Hart, Ben Bennett, Steve Slayden, Anthony Dilweg, Dave Brown and Spence Fischer. In fact, Bennett (1), Fischer (3) and Slayden (7) rank among the top seven in ACC history in terms of passing yardage.

Receiver Hartofilis Not Re-Laxing
Senior WR Nick Hartofilis has endured a busy athletic career at Duke. In addition to earning two football letters, the Huntington, N.Y. native was a two-time All-America lacrosse player for the Devils. He helped lead Duke to the 1997 Final Four and the NCAA semifinals in each of the past three seasons as one of the nation's premier midfielders.

After hauling in two receptions for 36 yards including a career-long catch of 33 yards against Virginia, Hartofilis leads the Blue Devils in receiving in 2000 with seven total grabs for 97 yards.

Hamilton & Knight Eye PBU & Sack Charts
Junior cornerback Ronnie Hamilton, who paced the 1999 Blue Devils with 11 pass break-ups, needs just one more deflection to move into a tie for 10th place on Duke's career chart.

Hamilton's 11 PBUs a year ago ranked fifth-best in the ACC and stands as the fifth highest single-season total in school history.

With just 2.0 more quarterback sacks, senior linebacker Kendral Knight will crack Duke's all-time top 10 chart in that category.

The Wilson, N.C., product picked up four sacks in both 1998 and 1999.

Here is a glance at Duke's all-time sack and PBU leaders:

Duke Career PBUs
1. Wyatt Smith (1988-91)        	32
    Erwin Sampson (1988-91)     	32
3. Lamar Grant (1996-99)        	28
4. Quinton McCracken (1988-91)  	24
5. Fonda Williams (1985-89)     	22
6. Tawambi Settles (1994-97)    	18
    Joby Branion (1981-84)      	18
8. Ray Farmer (1992-95) 		17
    Richard Sommers (1975-78)   	17
10. Jamal Ellis (1991-94)       	16
    Ronnie Hamilton (1998-present)      15

Duke Career Quarterback Sacks
1. Charles Browser (1978-81)    	22.0
2. Chris Combs (1996-99)        	20.0
3. Reginald Andrews (1982-85)   	16.0
4. James Kirkland (1992-95)     	13.0
5. David Walfe (1990-93)        	12.0
6. Travis Pearson (1990-93)     	11.5
    Scott Youmans (1989-93)     	11.5
    Dan Yellott (1978-81)       	11.5
9. Duane Marks (1990-93)        	11.0
10. Tom Corpus (1987-90)        	10.5
    Kendral Knight (1997-present)       8.5

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Duke 8th
In its annual ranking of national universities, U.S. News and World Report charts Duke University eighth behind Princeton, Harvard, Yale, California Institute of Technology, MIT, Stanford and Pennsylvania.

Other notable rankings include Duke football opponents Northwestern (13), Virginia (T20), Vanderbilt (22), North Carolina (T25), Wake Forest (28) and Georgia Tech (35).

Accolades For Andrew
Center Troy Andrew is certainly a candidate for All-ACC honors heading into the 2000 campaign. The senior is beginning his third season as a starter, and has shown strong and consistent play over the last few years. A durable player, he has played in 36 consecutive games with 25 consecutive starts.

Andrew, who hails from Klein, Texas, remained in Durham this summer to train in addition to working with the Durham County Sheriffs Department. Andrew eventually wants to pursue a career in law enforcement, preferably with the Secret Service or D.E.A. His father, Larry, serves in Texas in the county sheriff's office as a detective on the warrant squad.

20 First-Timers Play Against East Carolina
Twenty Blue Devils -- including five true freshmen -- saw playing time for the first time in their repsecitve collegiate careers in the season-opener versus East Carolina. The five members of Duke's freshman class who played were Jeremy Battier, Seth Carter, Ryan Fowler, Reggie Love and Terrell Smith.

In addition, the list of 20 does not include the likes of cornerback Derrick Lee, who played 25 snaps in 1999 on special teams, nose guard Jeff Lonergan, who was in on four plays at center a year ago, and wide receiver Jeff Phillips, who saw action on two plays in 1999.

Two for 200 In Wallace Wade
After celebrating the 70th anniversary of Wallace Wade Stadium last season, Duke needs just two home victories to notch its 200th win within the friendly confines of its home stadium.

The facility, constructed in 1929, was known as Duke Stadium until 1967, when the Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the stadium to honor the legendary Wallace Wade, who coached the Blue Devils to a 110-36-7 record and two Rose Bowls.

Wallace Wade Stadium has been the home of 198 Duke victories, with 58 of those coming by shutout.

The Michigan Connection
Duke has 13 players on its roster who hail from the state of Michigan, more than any other state except for North Carolina (17). The Detroit area has produced several Blue Devils in recent years, including D. Bryant, Kyle Denham, and Tyran Grissom, as well as Renaissance High School teammates B.J. Hill, Kyle Moore and DJuan ODonald. Newcomer Kenneth Stanford, also from Renaissance, joined the team this fall.

All in the Family
Junior defensive co-captain, LB Todd DeLamielleure, doesn't have to look far for fatherly advice. His father, Joe, is a coach on the Duke staff (tight ends). The younger DeLamielleure is the Blue Devils' leading returning tackler (178 career stops) and a starter in 20 of his 22 college games entering 2000. The elder DeLamielleure was an All-America lineman at Michigan State and an All-Pro for the Buffalo Bills.

Oh, Brother
Speaking of family ties, Duke freshman WR Jeremy Battier has made a name for himself on the Durham campus with a solid preseason camp. But, inevitably, Battier draws comparisons to his older brother, Duke basketball All-America Shane Battier. The two played basketball together at Country Day High School in Birmingham, Mich., for one season.

Young Devils
Forty-three members of Duke's 2000 football roster are either true or redshirt freshmen. By contrast, there are just 10 fifth-year seniors on the squad and seven fourth-year seniors.

The Replacements
The popularity of the new movie, The Replacements starring Keanu Reeves, might bring back memories for two Duke assistant coaches. Both Ben Bennett (quarterbacks) and Joe DeForest (outside linebackers/special teams) were replacement players during the 1987 NFL strike. Bennett played for the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals, while DeForest competed for the New Orleans Saints.

Devil Tales
Duke has produced 55 All-Americas. That total ranks fourth among all ACC institutions ... Duke is one of the few schools in the country that has played in four of the major bowls games (Rose, Sugar, Orange and Cotton Bowls) ... Duke has won 17 league championships as a member of the Southern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference ... Did you know that Duke (then Trinity College) played the first college football game below the Mason-Dixon line on November 29, 1888? Trinity defeated North Carolina, 16-0, that day ... Duke has 11 players enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Duke Injury Report
* OUT (Season): TB Brian Clemmons (knee) and CB Temo George (knee)
* OUT (Vanderbilt): DT Nate Krill (shoulders, back) and SS B.J. Hill (knee)
* QUESTIONABLE: LB Kurt Miller (leg)

Duke Excels In The Classroom
The Duke football program has been bestowed with the nations highest academic honor in six of the last eight academic years -- the AFCA Academic Achievement Award. In 1999, Duke won the award for a record 10th time with a perfect 100 percent graduation rate. Duke has always had a high rate of graduation success but the last 20 years has been an unprecedented era in all of college football. Since 1988 an amazing 268 of Dukes 281 scholarship football players have graduated within a five-year period. That group has also attended two postseason bowl games and won the 1989 ACC championship.

Silver Anniversary For Duke Broadcaster
Bob Harris, the voice of the Blue Devils, is in his 25th year as a broadcaster for the school. Harris is a two-time North Carolina Broadcaster-of-the-Year. Harris handles play-by-play duties for Duke football and men's basketball games and hosts the popular Duke Football Show with Carl Franks television show again this season.

Bennett & Dilweg Remain Closely Involved
A pair of former Blue Devil standout quarterbacks, Ben Bennett and Anthony Dilweg, continue to remain close to the Duke gridiron program.

Bennett, the 1983 ACC Player-of-the-Year and league career record-holder for passing yards (9,614), is an assistant coach on Carl Franks' team while Dilweg, who holds the conference record with five consecutive games of 300 or more passing yards, serves as a member of the Duke radio network.

Facility Improvements On The Way
Duke has made an 18 million dollar commitment to its football program with a planned 70,000 square foot building to house coaches' offices, meeting and recruiting rooms, a new locker room, a weight/training complex, and a trophy room to showcase Duke's football legacy. A majority of the 18 million dollar goal has been raised. Duke officials are hoping to break ground on the project this fall.