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2016-17 Duke Awards

2016-17 Duke Awards

The Duke recognizes remarkable players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year. By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor The 2016-17 academic year is quickly drawing to a close, but not before we take one last look back on Duquesne athletics’ brightest performers over the past nine months. Conference Champions: Football (shared […]

Another journey down, on to the next chapter

Another journey down, on to the next chapter

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor One day you are unpacking your life into a dorm room hoping to find your home away from home, and before you know it, you are picking up your cap and gown from the campus bookstore and staring down the last two weeks of your college life. Life comes […]

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 […]

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

By David Borne | Staff Writer The resurrection of the diving program is underway on the Bluff, and Charlie Hauser will be holding the reins. Charlie Hauser graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and was a member of the swimming and diving team during his four years at Pitt. He qualified for the […]

Beginning of Dambrot era spawns high roster turnover

Beginning of Dambrot era spawns high roster turnover

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor It’s the dawn of a new day for Duquesne basketball, and as expected, there’s been tremendous roster movement since Keith Dambrot was appointed as Duquesne’s new head basketball coach last month. The fragment of a roster that stands today barely resembles the one that the Red & Blue […]

Rooney leaves legacy in Pittsburgh, at Duquesne

Rooney leaves legacy in Pittsburgh, at Duquesne

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor A life well spent pretty much sums up the life of the late Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney. I was born and raised a Steelers fan, because of my dad, and I have bled Black & Gold ever since. When I was in seventh grade, I received a book for […]

Don’t be fooled, the Cavs are poised to repeat

Don’t be fooled, the Cavs are poised to repeat

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor A 12-15 record following the All-Star Break. Four straight losses to end the regular season. A frantic roster shuffle right before season’s end. A mere 3.5 point winning margin so far in the playoffs against a No. 7 seed. None of these represent signs of a team ready to […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs open with mayhem

Stanley Cup Playoffs open with mayhem

By Andrew White | Staff Writer As the weather gets nicer and classes start winding down, it’s also finally time for playoff hockey. April 12 marked the start of the NHL postseason, and it started out with a bang. The postseason has seen many Stanley Cup favorites surprisingly falter, and other young startup teams have […]

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 […]

Dambrot provides sense of hope during press conference

Dambrot provides sense of hope during press conference

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor New head men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot was introduced to the Duquesne basketball community in the Lexus Club at PPG Paints Arena in front of a packed room full of student-athletes, coaches, alumni, fans and members of his own family. Dambrot was welcomed and introduced by University President Ken […]

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