Duke safety suspended for season

Duke safety Issac Blakeney has been suspended from the university for failure to meet continuing academic eligibility requirements and will miss the 2011 season, the school announced on Thursday.

“Issac is a valuable member of the Duke football family and I look forward to him returning to full eligibility in January of 2012,” coach David Cutcliffe said in a prepared statement.

Blakeney did not play as a freshman during the 2010 season.