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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 […]

A little magic helping Seahawks early on in NFL playoffs

A little magic helping Seahawks early on in NFL playoffs

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke The Seattle Seahawks have represented the NFC in the Super Bowl in back to back seasons thanks to a few magical moments. A rather fortunate 10-9 escape over the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s wild-card game showed that there still might be a little more magic left in the […]

Dukes off to best start since 1979-80 with win over UMBC

Dukes off to best start since 1979-80 with win over UMBC

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke It was evident that Duquesne was focused and ready to rebound from its loss to Pitt. The Dukes played aggressive defense from the opening whistle, forcing turnovers and getting active on the glass on their way to defeating UMBC 89-70. This win advanced the Dukes to a 7-2 […]

Americans taking on new, pivotal role in NHL

Americans taking on new, pivotal role in NHL

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The Chicago Blackhawks’ Nov. 28 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings is one game ‘Hawks forward Patrick Kane will never forget. Just over 12 minutes into the Western Conference matchup, the 27-year-old Kane corralled a puck off the stick of Kings captain Dustin Brown and sniped the puck […]

Fight Night: Aldo, McGregor ready to battle this Saturday at UFC 194

Fight Night: Aldo, McGregor ready to battle this Saturday at UFC 194

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor This Saturday, Conor McGregor steps into the Octagon at UFC 194 looking to drop that nagging “interim” tag from his Featherweight Championship. In order to do that, the 145-pound McGregor must defeat 29-year-old Brazilian titleholder Jose Aldo – a 25-1-0 jiu-jitsu black belt. The fight between Aldo and McGregor […]

Panthers’ QB Newton deserves respect, not hate

Panthers’ QB Newton deserves respect, not hate

By Eric Purnell | For The Duquesne Duke In April of 2011, prior to the upcoming NFL draft, Sports Illustrated released their annual NFL draft preview. On the cover were three quarterbacks: Jake Locker of the University of Washington, Blaine Gabbert of Missouri University, and of course Cam Newton of Auburn University. The cover listed […]

Fans and players losing hope in Chelsea’s Mourinho

Fans and players losing hope in Chelsea’s Mourinho

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Six months ago, Chelsea Football Club was sitting on top of the world as well as the Barclay’s Premier League standings. They were running the league table and led the league with 87 points, eight more than the runner-up, Manchester City. Their defense was unbreakable, their offense was […]

Jerry Jones needs to stop praising players like Hardy

Jerry Jones needs to stop praising players like Hardy

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor For those who regularly pay attention to the world of professional football, the name “Jerry Jones” should ring a resounding bell. Jones – multibillion-dollar executive who made his fortune off of oil and gas ventures – is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football club. He is also an […]

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