It’s hard to believe, but in the past year, Duke football won its half of the ACC and played in a prestigious postseason bowl game, while Duke basketball finished tied for third in the conference and lost in its first game of the NCAA Tournament. Now, oddly enough, on the day that freshman star Jabari Parker has made the decision to leave the Blue Devils for the NBA, the football squad is unveiling their ACC Coastal Champions rings.
Football school, anyone?
— Re’quan Boyette (@CoachBoyette) April 17, 2014
— Cody Robinson (@CRobinson65) April 17, 2014
Okay, maybe not. But these rings do signify something that no Duke team had been able to accomplish since 1989, when the Blue Devils tied for the conference title. Still, Duke has not won a bowl game since 1961, so there is plenty to shoot for in 2014.