Not many teams lose their last four regular-season games and earn their first bowl berth since 1994. That was the story of Duke in 2012.
If one counts the loss to Cincinnati in something called the Belk Bowl, the Blue Devils have dropped five in a row. That's no cause for celebration in most places, but merely making a bowl is big news in Durham.
Consider that Duke was winless four times in the 11-year span from 1996-2006 and won a total of two games in the three seasons before David Cutcliffe became coach. Cutcliffe, entering his sixth season, is only 21-40, but this basketball-first school is more than happy with the results.
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