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New DU football transfer reunites with a familiar HS target

New DU football transfer reunites with a familiar HS target

David Borne | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 Despite growing up in Florida, Daniel Parr has always been a passionate Pittsburgh sports fan. The Florida Atlantic transfer can often be seen donning black and gold, and cherishes memories of the Steelers XLIII victory and recent back-to-back Penguins Stanley Cup runs. This upcoming fall, Parr will have the […]

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 03/01/2018 The Duquesne swimming & diving program won its first-ever Atlantic 10 title on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Geneva, Ohio, at SPIRE Institute, where it outscored seven-time defending champion Richmond 567-558. The Duke spoke with 17-year swimming head coach Dave Sheets following his program’s championship victory. Portions of the conversation […]

Freshman bowler Farwell continues to shine

Freshman bowler Farwell continues to shine

David Borne | Staff Writer 02/08/2018 It’s only the program’s second year, but the Duquesne bowling team has quickly put together a roster capable of competing with the best that the nation has to offer. Head coach Jody Fetterhoff returned six players this season from the original seven that came to Duquesne as members of […]

MBB frosh Williams Jr. continues to impress

MBB frosh Williams Jr. continues to impress

David Borne | Staff Writer 12/07/2017 Since the 1978-79 season, there have only been two Duquesne freshmen to post three double-doubles in their first six NCAA games: Dukes all-time great Bruce Atkins and freshman Eric Williams Jr. Coming into the season, Williams wasn’t a name that many Atlantic 10 basketball fans were too familiar with. […]

Soph. Yankello eager as indoor T&F season begins

Soph. Yankello eager as indoor T&F season begins

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 12/07/2017 On Dec. 1 at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio, the Duquesne women’s track & field team began its 2017-18 indoor season at the Youngstown State Icebreaker. In the team’s only competition versus another Division I opponent before Christmas break, the Dukes notched five first-place finishes, […]

76ers’ McConnell’s roots reach back to the Bluff

76ers’ McConnell’s roots reach back to the Bluff

David Borne | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 For years, the Pittsburgh area has been known for the vast amount of top football prospects it produces. The city has put out a ton of wrestling talent, as well. However, one sport’s protégés that are often overlooked in Pittsburgh are basketball recruits. A number of talented hoopers have […]

Castro-Caneddy set on succeeding in final year at Duquesne

Castro-Caneddy set on succeeding in final year at Duquesne

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/09/2017 Rarely will an amateur player claim to modeling their game after a player as low key, mellow and fundamentally-sound as former NBA guard Andre Miller, who boasts a career 2.73 assist-to-turnover ratio while managing to shoot only .217 from 3-point range. Even more unique are players that are able […]

Freshman Kratholm balances basketball, bio-med

Freshman Kratholm balances basketball, bio-med

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/2017 Hailing from a basketball-mad state and having attended one of the top training centers in the world, freshman forward and biomedical engineering major Nicholas Kratholm is looking to make an immediate impact on the Duquesne men’s basketball team this season. Kratholm comes from Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up in […]

Vojinovic finds home away from home at Duquesne

Vojinovic finds home away from home at Duquesne

Bryanna McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor 11/09/2017 When Julijana Vojinovic first arrived in the United States, she felt like she was in a movie thanks to culture shock. The junior guard for Duquesne’s women’s basketball team came to the U.S. on Aug. 15, 2015, all the way from her hometown of Cacak, Serbia. While she […]

MLB veteran pitcher fond of time spent at Duquesne

MLB veteran pitcher fond of time spent at Duquesne

David Borne | Staff Writer 10/26/2017 From 1951 to 2010, Duquesne University fielded a varsity baseball team, last competing at the Division I level in the Atlantic 10 Conference before the program folded in the spring of 2010 alongside men’s swimming, wrestling and golf. During that span, plenty of great ballplayers represented the Red & […]