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March 24, 2015

Here’s video of Kennedy Meeks leaving for the airport yesterday, and he sure doesn’t look like he blew out his knee. He’s even carrying his own bags (skip to around 1:20). It’s still not clear if he’ll be able to play though. Roy said on Monday night he probably wouldn’t. That would be a huge blow to the Heels, but at least the good news is that KM appears to have a less significant injury than feared.

We’re both traveling, but we’ll be back next week after Carolina makes it to the Final Four.

Here they are, as chosen by the ACC. Hard to argue with any of them.

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This week, Reed and Andy give you a behind the scenes look at the exclusive premiere of the I Hate Christian Laettner 30 for 30. We recap the Heels’ weekend in Greensboro and share the latest in hate in This Week in Duke Sucks.

This is a must-watch. If you like ACC basketball, the UNC-Dook rivalry — hell even if you’re just a college basketball fan — you have to check out this documentary. It’s really well done with seriously great archival footage (watch on grainy VHS as Laettner instigates a massive bench-clearing brawl in high school) and loads of good insight. (Who knew Jalen Rose was so funny and Brian Davis was an f-bomb-dropping OG?) And Laettner himself is a good sport to be part of it all.

Plus, THBTHD’s own Andy is all over this thing. He gets about five more sound bites than Roy Williams. It’s nuts.
Watch it this Sunday! It premieres at 9pm, then repeats the rest of the night.

So…this happened

March 11, 2015

Andy and Reed met Christian Laettner. It was a lot of fun. We’ll have all the details on the next episode of the podcast.

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It’s the post-Dook episode. Buckle up. What a night — most of it terrible. The Coach K trophy, the Justise Winslow flying kick, the Dook managers holding towels over Tyus Jones. It was a full night of Dookiness.

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Crickets on Coach K

March 4, 2015

It’s been a couple days since the Rasheed Sulaimon bombshell has dropped, and the story, which was broken by Duke’s student newspaper, has been slow to trickle into the national media. Yesterday, it was reported that Coach K and his staff knew about the sexual assault allegations for a full year and took no action. You’d think there would be an outcry similar to the Penn State scandal, but so far, not even close. Most outlets have been silent or non-judgmental.

The only exception has been Art Chansky.

Mike Krzyzewski and Kevin White should resign their posts at Duke for harboring knowledge for almost one full year that Rasheed Sulaimon had been accused of raping two women in two separate incidents.

He raises one solid point, which is that Carolina is more vulnerable to scandal-driven headlines because it’s a public university and therefore more open to investigation. Duke, being private, can just lock its doors, turn off the lights and pretend no one is home.

At Carolina, the incessant reportage on the academic-athletic scandal by mostly one media outlet has kept the university on the wrong side of the headlines for more than four years. Besides having to comply with Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the media, UNC has continued to hurt itself by giving the public and NCAA more material with independent studies like the Wainstein Report, which may have answered some questions but raised twice as many more.

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