Football

Following blowout win, FB awaits key NEC game

Following blowout win, FB awaits key NEC game

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 10/19/2017 Following a dominant 51-14 victory over crosstown NEC rival Robert Morris on Oct. 14, Duquesne’s football team (5-1, 2-0) is preparing for perhaps the most vital game that the Northeast Conference has seen over the course of the past three-plus years. But the Dukes won’t tell you that. “Well, […]

Duquesne football takes lopsided home opener

Duquesne football takes lopsided home opener

Zachary Grace | Staff Writer 10/05/2017 On Sept. 30, Duquesne’s football team won their home opener vs. DII West Virginia Wesleyan, 38-13. The win was the program’s 100th win at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, where the team has played its home contests since the 1993 season. Without top running backs A.J. Hines and P.J. […]

Grad. transfer QB Stuart appreciative of protection O-line provides

Grad. transfer QB Stuart appreciative of protection O-line provides

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor In a world that has come to glorify loud, self-promoting individuals, humility is becoming increasingly more infrequent within several arenas, one being organized sports. However, in rare, refreshing cases, the recipient goes out of their way to praise those around them who have been instrumental to their success, opting to […]

New NCAA transfer proposal would challenge schools like DU

New NCAA transfer proposal would challenge schools like DU

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor A 19-person group comprised of NCAA commissioners, athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes, donned the Division I Transfer Working Group, are working to “bring a fresh approach… [and] create uniformity within the transfer process [of Division I athletics],” per Andrew Slater of 247Sports. On Sept. 5, Slater reported that NCAA members […]

Duquesne football looking to rebound from lopsided opener

Duquesne football looking to rebound from lopsided opener

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Last Thursday, the Duquesne football team embarked on an approximately 1,100 mile trek northwest of Pittsburgh to face No. 4 South Dakota State in its 2017 season opener, only to fall to the high-powered Jackrabbits 51-13. While there are plenty of positive things to take away from the Dukes’ performance […]

Sit-down with star sophomore tailback A.J. Hines

Sit-down with star sophomore tailback A.J. Hines

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor On Thursday, the Duquesne football team will begin their 2017-18 campaign at South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits, reigning co-champions of the Missouri Valley Conference, are ranked fourth in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll to begin the year. The Jacks stand to provide a stout test for the Dukes in […]

Previewing Duquesne football ahead of opener versus No. 4 SDSU

Previewing Duquesne football ahead of opener versus No. 4 SDSU

David Borne | Staff Writer After months of grinding through tough off-season workouts during the sweltering dog days of summer, the time has finally come: football season is upon us on the Bluff. The Duquesne football squad heads up to Brookings, South Dakota, on Thursday, Aug. 31, where they will face its first test of […]

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 […]

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