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Five takeaways from Duquesne’s basketball schedule

Five takeaways from Duquesne’s basketball schedule

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Sept. 13, 2018 The Atlantic 10 released its men’s basketball schedule on Sept. 5, effectively completing Duquesne’s 2018-19 slate (barring select game times that have yet to be announced). Now, Dukes hoops fans are able to view their team’s 31-game schedule in its entirety, beginning on Nov. 10 versus William […]

Steelers, Bell remain gridlocked in contract dispute

Steelers, Bell remain gridlocked in contract dispute

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Sept. 13, 2018 It’s been about 243 days since Le’Veon Bell last graced us with his incredible talent on the football field. In the Steelers’ shocking divisional round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bell had 155 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. Performances like that are […]

Suddenly, Duquesne has two former players in NBA

Suddenly, Duquesne has two former players in NBA

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/26/2018 On Feb. 22, 2017, before a home contest versus conference foe Fordham, Duquesne retired No. 13 in honor of men’s basketball great Mike James, who scored 1,411 points in 111 games as a Duquesne Duke from 1994-1998. James’ 1,411 point total is good for 10th all-time at Duquesne, and […]

As Crosby leads Pens, don’t forget about No. 71

As Crosby leads Pens, don’t forget about No. 71

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 The Penguins opened their 2018 postseason in the most Penguins-way possible: With an offensive barrage. Pittsburgh rolled rival Philadelphia Flyers on April 11, producing a 7-0 final score more evocative of a low-scoring football game than a playoff hockey match. During the wild night at PPG Paints Arena, Sidney […]

Bemoaning the absence of a varsity DU baseball team

Bemoaning the absence of a varsity DU baseball team

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/05/2018 I was perusing The Buffalo News’ sports page one morning this past weekend when I unexpectedly came upon a brief Atlantic 10 baseball update, detailing how nearby St. Bonaventure’s program was faring. The Bonnies began A-10 play 0-4, but then beat Massachusetts in back-to-back games to salvage their series […]

A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it […]

Contrary to popular belief, Pirates may not be half bad

Contrary to popular belief, Pirates may not be half bad

David Borne | Staff Writer 03/01/2018 With baseball season right around the corner, it’s time to address something. Something that the average Pittsburgh sports fan may consider a “hot take.” The Pittsburgh Pirates won’t be that bad. They are even going to compete for one of the National League’s two Wild Card positions. Any idea […]

For the first time in a while, Cavs have true issues

For the first time in a while, Cavs have true issues

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/08/2018 Ever since LeBron James left Miami in free agency to go back to Cleveland in 2014, one thing in the NBA has been certain: The Cleveland Cavaliers were going to represent the NBA’s Eastern Conference in the Finals. During LeBron’s first few seasons back in Cleveland, the Cavaliers’ most […]

Boost given to MBB by heavy turnout not enough vs. SBU

Boost given to MBB by heavy turnout not enough vs. SBU

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 02/08/2018 Feb. 2, the day before Duquesne’s home matchup with St. Bonaventure’s, men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot told reporters that he was expecting “a big crowd” for the Annual Red Out Game. Well, he got just that. 3,411 fans, a season high, watched Duquesne fall just short against the […]

Loyalty in sport doesn’t seem to be two-way street

Loyalty in sport doesn’t seem to be two-way street

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/01/2018 When Blake Griffin became an unrestricted free agent this past summer, Los Angeles Clippers executives gave Griffin an extravagant display in an effort to re-sign him. Griffin was shown a mock No. 32 jersey retirement ceremony in an empty Staples Center one summer night, alongside a “Blake Griffin Museum.” […]

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