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Remembering BMX legend Dave Mirra

Remembering BMX legend Dave Mirra

By Joseph Guzy | Photo Editor Very few athletes rise to the top of their respective sport – effectively defining themselves as a generational talent, perhaps even the best at what they do. A few of those said athletes will even find themselves in a video game one day. If they play a team sport, […]

2016 NHL All-Star Game finally puts on entertaining show

2016 NHL All-Star Game finally puts on entertaining show

By Joseph Guzy | Photo Editor John Scott, a 6-foot-8, 260 pound enforcer, saved the NHL All-Star Game. For now. Of course, the underdog story surrounding Scott fueled a renewed interest in a notoriously dull event. The man the league supposedly didn’t want to attend their precious showcase scored two goals and was hoisted on […]

San Francisco struggling to pay for Super Bowl 50

San Francisco struggling to pay for Super Bowl 50

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor As football fans know, the Super Bowl isn’t just a game, it’s a spectacle. Every February, one city gets to relish in that spectacle while also garnering some national attention. This Sunday, San Francisco will host America’s most watched sporting event, but not without a cost. According to a […]

Galchenyuk mocked for roll in domestic violence case

Galchenyuk mocked for roll in domestic violence case

By Bryanna McDermott | The Duquesne Duke The Montreal Canadiens cannot catch a break. The 2015-16 season has been riddled with drama from goalie, Carey Price’s, injury to defenseman, P.K. Subban’s, profanity- filled outburst over goal scoring “not being his job.” The latest incident to add to the list: a domestic violence case involving forward […]

Louis van Gaal could finally move on from Man. U.

Louis van Gaal could finally move on from Man. U.

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could be done in the Premier League. Where has it all gone wrong for Van Gaal? After being touted for delivering success back to the Red Devils following the departure of legendary leader, Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, and struggling season under […]

NFL Conference Championships: Michael Williams’ Predictions

NFL Conference Championships: Michael Williams’ Predictions

By Michael Williams | The Duquesne Duke For the second year in a row, the first and second seeds will be facing off against each other in the AFC and NFC championship games.  In the AFC, it is Brady-Manning XVII as the New England Patriots go to Denver to face the Broncos while in the […]

The Duke Debates: 3-point shooting

The Duke Debates: 3-point shooting

Natalie Fiorilli and Julian Routh take opposing sides on one of basketball’s more hot-button topics: Is 3-point shooting good for the game? Perimeter game is necessary, fun By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry, James Harden and Kevin Durant. These current NBA stars all have a statistic in common: […]

The curious case of John Scott and the NHL All-Star Game

The curious case of John Scott and the NHL All-Star Game

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor All-star games are some of the wackiest sporting events in the world. The NHL All-Star Game is no exception. With the ridiculously high number of goals and unorthodox game play style, fans get a nice break from the serious facet of hockey. The NHL has decided to up the […]

Fighting needs to be extinguished from hockey

Fighting needs to be extinguished from hockey

By Bryanna McDermott | The Duquesne Duke “Punching your best friend in the face a few times a week will do wonders for your career,” Brandon Prust, the Montreal Canadien left wing, said in his February 2015 Players’ Tribune article “Why We Fight”. A few years ago, this may be true, but until recently, the […]

Steelers must look to past to succeed in playoffs

Steelers must look to past to succeed in playoffs

By Julian Routh | Editor-In-Chief “Unbelievable and almost unprecedented.” That’s what sportswriters deemed the 2005 Super Bowl run by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who pulled off three-straight road playoff wins en route to their 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. Ten years later and here we are again, in a scenario so […]