DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke football team has a short turnaround this week, preparing for a 7 p.m. Friday kickoff against No. 14 Miami. Live television coverage as the Blue Devils look for their first 5-0 start since 1994 will be provided by ESPN.

For the 10th consecutive year, Duke’s football coaches will display their support of the Coach to Cure MD program, which will be held during games Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30.

“This is the annual Coach to Cure MD Weekend, so coaches all over the country will be participating,” head coach David Cutcliffe said to open his Tuesday press conference. “This has been pretty long standing tradition. I’ve met a lot of young people who have suffered from MD. We will have two or three families who we have met who will be at Friday’s game.”

On the weekend of September 29-30, American Football Coaches Association members will wear the traditional Coach to Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines and college football fans will be asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne.

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