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Former SLU Basketball Coach Rick Majerus dies at age 64

Rick Majerus
Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics
Release: 12/01/2012

ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University mourns the loss of former head men's basketball coach Rick Majerus, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 1.

"On behalf of the entire Saint Louis University community, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies and our prayers to Rick's family and friends during this very difficult time," said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

KC Star tags MU recruiting class top 20 in the country

Pictured is Frank Haith
Photo by Dave Martin of KC Star

By Eli Yokley:
Columbia, Mo. - “By the time 2 p.m. rolled around Wednesday, it was official -  Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith had a three-man recruiting class ranked in the top 20 in the nation according to several scouting services.

Blue Devils Picked No. 1 in Preseason ACC Poll

Photo courtesy Duke Photography

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The ACC released the 2012-13 preseason women’s basketball poll on Tuesday at the annual media day in Greensboro, N.C., with the Blue Devils tabbed No. 1 in a vote by the Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media, as well as school representatives.

Duke Women’s Basketball 2012-13 Schedule Released

Photo courtesy of Duke Photography.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2012-13 Duke women’s basketball schedule was officially announced on Thursday as the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) office released the schedules for all 12 member institutions for women’s basketball. The Blue Devils will once again play a very challenging slate as Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie enters her sixth year with the program.

Scheer Signs Professional Contract With Bendigo Bank Spirit in Australia

Photo by Duke photography

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University women's basketball senior Kathleen Scheer has signed a professional contract with the Bendigo Bank Spirit of the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in Australia.

Duke’s Chelsea Gray Selected USBWA All-America

Photo by Kyle Quick
Pictured above is Chelsea Gray in Monday night's game against Stanford.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University sophomore Chelsea Gray has been voted one of 10 members of the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America team, which was announced this week.

Blue Devils fall short to Stanford 81-63

Photo by Kyle Quck
Kathleen Scheer drives down the lane in the first half after she had just entered the game.  Scheer's beautiful drive down the lane, laying it up off the glass, would end up being her final points of her career.

Scheer will not be flying home anytime soon – Duke is in the elite eight

Kathleen Scheer arrives in Fresno, CA this past Friday and will play in Monday night's NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight against Stanford.
Photo courtesy Duke photography.

Blue Devils take a blow - Williams suffers stress fracture heading into NCAA Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. -  After posting one of the best rookie campaigns in Duke and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history, Duke University freshman Elizabeth Williams will have to deal with a stress fracture in her right lower leg as the sixth-ranked and second-seeded Blue Devils enter the NCAA Tournament this weekend.

Williams, who was selected the 2012 National Rookie of the Year, is expected to play during the tournament and will take time off following the season to recover from her injury.

Duke Receives No. 2 Seed In Fresno Region; Will Take On Samford In First Round

DURHAM, N.C. –  The sixth-ranked Duke women’s basketball team received its 18th straight NCAA Tournament selection on Monday.

The Blue Devils (24-5) were seeded No. 2 in the Fresno Region and will play 15th-seeded Samford (20-12) in the first round on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn.  The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and will tip at approximately 7:45 p.m. (EST).

Blue Devils Await the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Monday

Photo by Kyle Quick

DURHAM, N.C. -  On Monday, March 12, the Duke women’s basketball team will receive its 18th consecutive and 19th overall NCAA Tournament bid when the 2012 NCAA Tournament brackets are released live on ESPN at 7:00 p.m.

Duke Women's Coach Joanne P. McCallie Selected ACC Coach of the Year

Photo by Kyle Quick

DURHAM, N.C. - For the second time over the last three years, Duke women's basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie has been selected the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Coach of the Year on Thursday by a vote of the Blue Ribbon Panel.

Elizabeth Williams Named ACC Rookie of the Year

Photo of Williams against UNC.
Taken by Kyle Quick

Blue Devils secure outright ACC regular season title with 69-63 win over UNC

Photo courtesy of Duke photography

Chapel Hill, N.C.Kathleen Scheer made her second straight start for the Blue Devils, scoring two points, swatting away one block and a steal, as they knocked off North Carolina 69-63 to clinch the ACC regular season title, 11th time in school history and the first time since 2006-07.

Breaking Sports News: Jackson Suffers Torn ACL; Will Miss Remainder of the 2011-12 Campaign

Photo by Kyle Quick
Pictured above #15 Richa Jackson in the game vs North Carolina.

DURHAM, N.C. -  Duke University women’s basketball head coach JoanneP. McCallie announced this morning that sophomore Richa Jackson will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 campaign, after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament of her left knee on Wednesday night against Virginia Tech.

Blue Devils smoke the Tar Heels 96-56

Kathleen Scheer lays it in after grabbing an offensive rebound.

UPDATE 8: Live Updates from Duke

8:12 p.m.: Final score: 96-56 Duke prevails!

7:59 p.m.:  Scheer just scored a layup with one minute left in the game, Duke has blasted past the Tar Heels with an amazing score of 93-53.

7:38 p.m.: Kathleen Scheer is coming into the game after the timeout, 84-45.

Duke lays the smack down in the first half 50-24

Liston on fire in first half.

Durham, NC – Duke ends the first half leaving the Tar Heels stunned.  Tricia Liston has combined for just eight points in her pervious two games.

Live coverage of the Tabacco Road Showdown - Duke vs North Carolina

Kathleen Scheer warming up before tonight's game.

Both teams are on the court getting ready for the Tabacco Road Showdown, we are ready, it is going to be one crazy game.  Go DUKE.

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