DURHAM, N.C. - Maybe Duke isn't just a basketball school anymore.
The Blue Devils' once-sagging football program has made a name for itself - and not as a punch line - now that it is bowl eligible for the second straight season following its first road win over a Top 25 team since 1971.
So with no game this week, Duke (6-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) is waiving the unwritten 24-hour rule.
Instead, it's savoring last week's upset at then-No. 16 Virginia Tech for a little while longer before focusing on the November stretch run.
Quarterback Anthony Boone said Tuesday that "people are realizing that we play football and not just basketball here."
Coach David Cutcliffe says this success has "got value because it's not been handed - it's been earned."