home

Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke vs. North Carolina ticket prices soar for Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game

There’s always a packed house when Duke and North Carolina square off, but the historic nature of Saturday’s showdown between the rivals is sending ticket prices into overdrive. As the No. 6 Blue Devils prepare to host North Carolina in Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the cheapest ticket available for the game on Stubhub as of Friday morning were $4,699. The most expensive seats — on the floor behind one of the baskets — were $99,988 apiece.

Duke is honoring Krzyzewski and his former players on the court before the game tips at 6 p.m. ET. After the game, Coach K will return to the floor and address the crowd. With a win, Krzyzewski would improve to 573-75 all-time in the venue, and he enters with a 50-46 record against the Tar Heels during his storied 42-year career.

In addition to the historical significance

Read More

Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke beats Florida State as Mike Krzyzewski returns for penultimate home game

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski returned to the bench for his team’s 88-70 win over Florida State on Saturday after missing the second half of Tuesday’s win over Wake Forest due to a health scare. The No. 9 Blue Devils kept stress levels down for Coach K and a raucous crowd by dismantling an injury-plagued FSU team with an 52% shooting performance. With the win, Duke improved to 23-4 (13-3 ACC) and pulled ahead of Notre Dame atop the ACC standings after the Fighting Irish fell to 12-4 in league play with a loss at Wake Forest.

Six players reached double figures for Duke on Saturday, led by 17 from Paolo Banchero. Though the Seminoles (14-12, 7-9) have been rocked by injuries during conference play, the outcome marked a bit of redemption for the Blue Devils after they lost 79-78 in the first meeting at FSU on Jan. 18. Saturday’s

Read More

Ky. Wesleyan men’s basketball falls at home to Walsh

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) – The Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s basketball team made a furious comeback on Saturday afternoon only to see their effort fall in the final 30 seconds. The Panthers dropped a dramatic 63-60 contest against Walsh University at the historic Owensboro Sportscenter.

The first 20 minutes was a bruising affair where the Cavilers (13-5, 9-3 GMAC) took a 31-17 lead. The Cavs lead multiplied in the second half, leading by as many 21 points after scoring the first seven points of the half.

The Panthers’ (10-12, 5-8 GMAC) deficit remained 13 points (52-39) with 10 minutes left in the game. A quick two by JoMel Boyd followed by a Walsh turnover led to a three from Jordan Roland, bringing Wesleyan within eight a minute later.

Wyatt Battaile then connected on a three at the seven-minute mark to bring the Panthers to within five (52-47). The Cavs immediately

Read More

Ken Griffey Jr. is having the time of his life at the Home Run Derby

Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. was having a blast at the 2021 Home Run Derby.

For over two decades, Ken Griffey Jr. dazzled baseball fans with his ability to crush home runs. Now, he’s the one in awe taking in the 2021 MLB All-Star festivities.

Griffey Jr. was in attendance at Coors Field on Monday night for the Home Run Derby, and he looked to be having the time of his life.

First, he was caught on camera in perhaps the best photobomb in baseball history.

Next, he was chumming it up with Fernando Tatis Jr. Then, he was seen amongst MLB photographers, snapping away in awe of current home run leader, Shohei Ohtani.

MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. amongst 2021 HR Derby photographers

A transcendent player in his own right, “the Kid” remains seventh on the MLB career home run leaderboard with 630 bombs. The

Read More