Duke hires Texas A&M coordinator Mike Elko as football coach
Duke Elko Football FILE - Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko runs drills during NCAA college football practice, on March 22, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Duke announced Friday night, Dec. 10, 2021, that they hired Elko as its new head football coach. Elko, 44, has spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Texas A&M. (Becky Malewitz/South Bend Tribune via AP, File) (Becky Malewitz)Duke is turning to Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko to turn around its football program after a two-year slide and a winless Atlantic Coast Conference record. Elko, 44, has spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Texas A&M, he has also worked as a coordinator at Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Bowling Green in the past decade.wftv.com
Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.
Duke vs. Florida State: How to watch, stream, listen
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Duke and Florida State went winless in November. The Blue Devils (2-8, 1-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) suffered double-digit losses to North Carolina and Georgia Tech in November. “That’s probably been one of the toughest things of the past month,” Florida State coach Mike Norvell said. Both the Blue Devils and Florida State have dropped three straight games. Florida State will also lean on tailbacks Jashaun Corbin (65 carries, 340 yards, two TDs) and Lawrance Toafili (30 carries 239 yards, 1 TD).
College athletes add voices to those protesting injustice
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NORMAN, Okla. College athletes across the country added their voices to those calling for an end to racial injustice riday with football players and others marching on campus or stepping away from practices to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The problems out there are real, said Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, who led the march and spoke at the event. This shouldnt be a troubling time for college-age persons.Members of the Baylor football team marched around campus Friday. The Ole Miss football team decided not to take to the practice field Friday after a similar demonstration a day earlier at Mississippi State. Football coach Jeremy Pruitt moved practice so his players could attend.
The Latest: Army football schedule includes Navy, Air Force
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Army has finalized its football schedule and the Black Knights will play 11 games, eight at home. The rest of the home slate includes Louisiana-Monroe, BYU, Abilene Christian, The Citadel, Mercer, Air Force and Georgia Southern. ___Duke will open its season for football and other fall sports with no fans at home games because of the coronavirus pandemic. The school will contact football fans who have purchased season or single-game tickets or have seating and suite contracts in Blue Devil Tower regarding potential options. The school will allow fans to purchase a fan cutout of a person or pet to be placed in seats for football games.
Secret rehab saved Peyton Manning's career
Secret rehab saved Peyton Manning's career Duke football coach David Cutcliffe has privately coached Peyton and Eli Manning throughout their NFL careers and provided the secret rehab that saved Peyton's career after injury. Watch Jack Ford's full report on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for 60 Minutes Sports only on SHOWTIME.cbsnews.com