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Duke basketball season over after positive Covid case
A Duke Blue Devils basketball with the logo before their game against the Georgia State Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 15, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke men's basketball season is over following a positive coronavirus case in the program, the team announced in a statement Thursday. The team is withdrawing from the ACC tournament after "one member of our program tested positive following Wednesday's ACC Tournament game in Greensboro," said Kevin White, Duke's director of athletics. The positive test comes after The Duke Chronicle reported 102 undergraduates tested positive for the coronavirus between March 5 and 9. The Blue Devils ended the season 13-11 overall and finished tenth in the ACC with a 9-9 record.cnbc.com
Snowden declares for NFL Draft
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 19: Charles Snowden #11 of the Virginia Cavaliers leads the defense off the field after a third down stop in the first half during a game against the Duke Blue Devils at Scott Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia senior linebacker Charles Snowden has decided to forgo his last season of eligibility and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. For as long as I live, I will always bleed orange and blue💙🧡 pic.twitter.com/9pNdFsKGW6 — Charles Snowden III (@csnoww3) December 20, 2020Snowden played in five games this season, tallying 30 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 3 pass break ups. During his career, Snowden exhibited unrivaled leadership ability which led to him being named a captain and top defensive player for the Cavaliers. He ends his college career having played in 42 games with 10 sacks and 2 sacks.
Virginia Tech leads Duke 10-7 at Halftime
DURHAM, NC – The Virginia Tech Hokies are leading the Duke Blue Devils 10-7 at halftime in Durham, North Carolina. The Hokies are playing the game without 21 players and 2 full-time coaches, including their top 4 defensive backs, due to the effects of COVID-19. The Blue Devils lone touchdown came off a fumbled punt return by the Hokies Tayvion Robinson, which was returned for a touchdown by Duke. The Hokies committed their second turnover of the game, an interception, with under 2 minutes remaining in the first half. The defense has held Duke to under 100 yards of offense in the first half and has tallied 4 sacks.
Hokies' rushing attack is ready for Duke’s defensive line
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Last year’s 45-10 loss against Duke at Lane Stadium was a turning point for Virginia Tech. But nearly one year later, that game is still on the Hokies' minds as prepare for the Blue Devils on Saturday. “We remember everything about that Duke game from last year,” said redshirt junior guard Lecitus Smith said. The ground attack tallied 314 yards, and according to Smith, it was also proof that the offensive line is coming together. More notably, their defensive line only allows opponents 3.72 yards per carry.
Virginia set to open against Duke
Charlottesville, Va. – When last we saw UVA in competition, they were giving top-ten Florida all they wanted in the Orange Bowl. “It’s kind of a blessing in disguise, I mean all this time before our first game. And thanks to some fortunate scheduling, they’ve been on the field twice-- while UVA hasn’t seen a stitch of game action yet. “I mean, they’ve already had two game like situations and so they already know what playing in the era of Covid is like whereas we don’t,” Cavaliers linebacker Charles Snowden said. The Duke-Virginia kickoff is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday from Charlottesville.
Hokies, Cavaliers finally reach ‘Game Week’
Blacksburg, Va. – It’s finally game week for the Virginia Tech Hokies as they prep for an up-tempo NC State team. In his weekly press conference head coach Justin Fuente said the team will not have a full roster and that he hopes the 3 Covid tests this week yield good results. “Ultimately I don’t know if I’ve been this close to a game and felt as uneasy about who we will actually have in the game as I do right now. Just getting it nailed down of exactly who’s going to do what. And after a game, it becomes so much clearer where your team stands, where your position groups are and who’s capable and consistent and finishing plays.
Analysts sorting winners and losers as new set of tariffs take aim at Nike, retailers
The list of new tariff goods "disproportionately impacts apparel, footwear, consumer electronics, and toys," said Goldman Sachs' Kate McShane in a note to clients. Shares of retailers tanked on Thursday when President Donald Trump surprised investors by ending a tariff ceasefire with China. "Department store P/E valuations look low today, but the market may be underestimating how negatively impacted their earnings might be from tariffs," said Sole. Macy's, Nordstrom and Kohl's may suffer blows to their profitability, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Jefferies and UBS told their clients. Yeti, Gap, and L Brands are also at risk, according to Goldman Sachs.cnbc.com