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Understanding Duquesne MBB’s weak non-conference slate

Understanding Duquesne MBB’s weak non-conference slate

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Duquesne’s last win versus an AP-ranked team came on Feb. 27, 2014, at no. 10 Saint Louis, yet the Dukes will almost positively not dethrone a top-25 club during Keith Dambrot’s first year at the helm of the men’s basketball team. That’s not necessarily a knock on the state of […]

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

David Borne | Staff Writer  Just a little over a month and a half remain in the MLB’s regular season, and with the playoff race in full swing, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a familiar position. With a record hovering right below the .500 mark (58-62) and sitting several games out of a playoff […]

Duquesne Athletics briefing

Duquesne Athletics briefing

By Adam Lindner | Sports Editor July is finally here, and for sports fans, July signifies the beginning of free agency in both the NBA and the NHL. Despite a slow beginning to NBA free agency, the league has had no shortage of storylines recently, as several marquee names have been traded. On June 22, Jimmy Butler […]

Merci, Marc-Andre

Merci, Marc-Andre

Bry McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor On June 21, 2003, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Marc-Andre Fleury first overall in the NHL Draft — just the third goalie in history to be taken at No. 1. On June 21, 2017, Fleury was picked by the Vegas Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft, leaving the Steel City […]

Back-to-back champs destined for more – but savor the present

Back-to-back champs destined for more – but savor the present

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor At any given point during the Mike Johnston era, how many of us could have even dreamt of this? The Pittsburgh Penguins, back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. The first team to repeat as champions in the salary cap era, and the first team to do it since the Detroit Red Wings […]

Welcome back, Lord Stanley

Welcome back, Lord Stanley

Duke Staff On June 11, the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Nashville Predators in a 2-0 victory and won the Stanley Cup for the fifth time in franchise history. This is the second year in a row that the Pens have won the trophy, and an estimated 650,000 Pittsburghers turned out to celebrate today with a […]

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 […]

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