Football

Athletics continues to alter identity, reaches deal with Nike

Athletics continues to alter identity, reaches deal with Nike

By David Borne | Staff Writer Duquesne Athletic programs will sport a bit of a new look next season. Last week, athletic director Dave Harper announced the university’s new seven-year partnership with Nike. While there had been plenty of speculation about a change, nothing was made official until the announcement. The university was previously sponsored […]

Spring game showcases future for Duquesne football

Spring game showcases future for Duquesne football

By David Borne | Staff Writer This past Saturday, the Duquesne Dukes football team put their uniforms on for the annual spring game at Rooney Field. “It’s another practice but we dress it up in uniforms for me,” head coach Jerry Schmitt said. “The kids get excited, their parents are here, it’s a great day […]

Christian Kuntz takes aim at making leap from NEC to NFL

Christian Kuntz takes aim at making leap from NEC to NFL

By David Borne | Staff Writer Every spring, college athletes across the country make a final push to impress scouts in order to hopefully achieve their lifelong goal of playing for an NFL team. Obviously, it’s not easy to land an NFL roster spot. When you’re coming out of a small FCS school that receives […]

A.J. Hines brings Jerry Rice Award to Duquesne

A.J. Hines brings Jerry Rice Award to Duquesne

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Greatness — it’s something every athlete strives for, but few achieve. It is the fruition of hard work, passion and commitment to one’s craft. In one season at Duquesne University, A.J. Hines not only achieved greatness at the collegiate level, but he was also honored by a man that […]

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

By Andrew White | Staff Writer On a day during which Duquesne football’s senior class took to Rooney Field one last time, it was that very senior class that guided the Dukes to a 31-10 win over conference foe Sacred Heart. With a plethora of senior talent on both sides of the ball, it was […]

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

By Andrew White | Staff Writer Seniors Dillon Buechel and Christian Kuntz ensured that the last time they suited up for a game on Rooney Field would be a special one. Together the two guided the Dukes to a 31-10 victory over NEC conference foe Sacred Heart on Senior Day in the final home game […]

WR Roberts shines in Dukes 35-31 win over Bryant

WR Roberts shines in Dukes 35-31 win over Bryant

By David Borne | Staff Writer Trailing 24-7 with 6:57 remaining in the first half, it appeared that Duquesne was about to suffer their second consecutive loss in NEC Conference play to the Bryant Bulldogs. The loss would have likely crushed their NEC title hopes. However, the Dukes were able to outscore Bryant 21-7 in […]

Duquesne comes from behind to defeat Bryant

Duquesne comes from behind to defeat Bryant

By Andrew White | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes outlasted the Bryant Bulldogs 35-31 at Rooney Field on Saturday to get back into the NEC championship hunt. The Dukes fell behind early after giving up a touchdown on the Bulldogs opening drive that started at their own three yard line. The drive lasted nearly five […]

Dukes’ defense makes statement vs. Robert Morris

Dukes’ defense makes statement vs. Robert Morris

By Andrew White | Staff Writer Youngstown State thrashed the Duquesne defense in the season opener on September 1. The Penguins picked up 610 yards throughout the game, including 394 on the ground, while allowing 45 points. Since that game, the defense has made a statement. They have only given up an average of 270.2 […]

Dukes down RMU for Schmitt’s 100th win

Dukes down RMU for Schmitt’s 100th win

By David Borne | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes took their first step toward defending their NEC title as they defeated the Robert Morris Colonials at Rooney Field on Saturday night, in their first NEC Conference contest of the 2016 season. The crosstown, conference rivals played to a 17-17 tie heading into the locker room, […]

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