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Golden State controls its own destiny

Golden State controls its own destiny

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor May 2, 2019 Game 5 of last season’s Western Conference Finals, as well as the series’ ensuing games, were a monumental moment in the Golden State Warriors’ current dynastical run. Tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven set with the Houston Rockets, Golden State entered a hostile Toyota Center environment looking for […]

Damian Lillard puts Russell Westbrook in tough spot

Damian Lillard puts Russell Westbrook in tough spot

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor April 25, 2019 On Tuesday night, Portland point guard Damian Lillard connected on a game-winning 3-point shot that surely rivals any NBA buzzer-beater in recent memory. Tied at 115 each with around 20 seconds remaining in regulation, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook missed a contested lay-up at the rim before […]

Here’s what we know, mere weeks into MLB year

Here’s what we know, mere weeks into MLB year

Drew White | Staff Writer April 11, 2019 As we reach the conclusion of the second week of the Major League Baseball season, we can start making opinions on teams. There is now enough of a sample size – granted, still a small sample — but enough of one to begin to formulate opinions. So […]

Duke editors try hand with NCAA Tournament brackets

<em>Duke</em> editors try hand with NCAA Tournament brackets

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor March 28, 2019 Each March, the NCAA Tournament demands the nation’s attention, decreasing work productivity in the process. Besides, who has time for anything else when there are games to catch, brackets to complete and madness to witness? In the friendly confines of The Duke’s newsroom, things are no different. […]

City Game is fun, but don’t hold decision against Pitt

City Game is fun, but don’t hold decision against Pitt

David Borne | Staff Writer March 28, 2019 When the news broke about Pitt’s decision to not play the annual City Game next season, I was disappointed. The City Game is a fun, great way to celebrate basketball in Western Pennsylvania. With that being said, I can fully understand why Pitt doesn’t want to play […]

Patriots, Rams set for battle in Super Bowl LIII

Patriots, Rams set for battle in Super Bowl LIII

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Jan. 31, 2019 Two weeks after one of the most controversial NFL Championship Sundays in recent memory, Super Bowl LIII is slated to take place on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Rams, beneficiary of a crucial missed call late in the NFC Championship game, will […]

MLB teams, players locked in free agency standstill

MLB teams, players locked in free agency standstill

David Borne | Staff Writer Jan. 31, 2019 In most sports-related labor conflicts between players and team owners, it’s very difficult for me to side against the players. At the end of the day, the players are the ones that are putting their bodies on the line and helping the owners reach a profit by […]

NFL conference champions to be set this Sunday

NFL conference champions to be set this Sunday

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Jan. 17, 2019 The NFL Playoffs are generally thought to be one of the more unpredictable postseasons in professional sports. However, in recent years the top seeds have reigned supreme. This year is no different. The four top seeds in the entire league — the Kansas City Chiefs, New England […]

A tale of two resurgent city basketball programs

A tale of two resurgent city basketball programs

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Nov. 29, 2018 Following the close of the 2017-18 college basketball season, Duquesne and Pitt were heading in very different directions. The Dukes had wrapped up a season that, despite ending with a 1-7 stretch from February on, was surprisingly inspiring. Duquesne was once an elite program, but that was […]

2018 NBA rookie class oozing with potential stars

2018 NBA rookie class oozing with potential stars

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 10/18/2018 The 2017-18 NBA season will be remembered for many things. Philadelphia, led by Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, made the postseason for the first time since 2012, while Victor Oladipo was an All-Star for the first time in his career thanks to a breakout season with the Pacers. James […]

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