Football

Football program honored with Sportsmanship Award

Football program honored with Sportsmanship Award

Andrew White | Staff Writer 01/25/2018 On Jan. 16, the Northeast Conference announced that the Duquesne Dukes football team won the 2017 NEC Sportsmanship Team Award. It marked the fourth time the Dukes have won the award since 2011 and the first time winning the award since 2014. The Northeast Conference created the Sportsmanship Awards […]

Duquesne loses heartbreaking NEC title game to CCSU

Duquesne loses heartbreaking NEC title game to CCSU

Zach Grace | Staff Writer 11/16/2017 FCS Playoff bound no more. Duquesne’s football team (7-3, 4-1) lost a gut-wrenching NEC title game on Nov. 11 to Central Connecticut State (7-3, 5-0) at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, forfeiting the NEC’s lone automatic — and presumably its only — FCS playoff bid to the Blue Devils. […]

Dukes, Blue Devils to face off for NEC championship

Dukes, Blue Devils to face off for NEC championship

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/2017 Duquesne’s football team (7-2, 4-0) faces a match up on Nov. 11 that will determine the fate of its season. The team takes on Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (6-3, 4-0) at Rooney Field at 12 p.m. with the winner capturing the conference crown and thus a slot in […]

Dukes roll over SHU in seventh-straight win

Dukes roll over SHU in seventh-straight win

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/02/2017 Following Duquesne’s 37-21 win at Sacred Heart on Oct. 28, the Dukes (7-1, 4-0) sit atop the Northeast Conference (FCS) ahead of their Nov. 4 game at Liberty. Sophomore running back A.J. Hines matched a career-high three rushing touchdowns on the afternoon, totaling 88 yards on 18 carries against […]

Football sits atop NEC following win over SFU

Football sits atop NEC following win over SFU

Zachary Grace | Staff Writer 10/26/2017 Duquesne’s football team recorded yet another lopsided victory, beating NEC foe Saint Francis 24-7 on Oct. 21. “I think the offensive line played really well, as well as the backs and the receivers blocking downfield,” said Dukes quarterback Tommy Stuart. “Definitely a total team effort today. The defense only […]

Following blowout win, FB awaits key NEC game

Following blowout win, FB awaits key NEC game

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 10/19/2017 Following a dominant 51-14 victory over crosstown NEC rival Robert Morris on Oct. 14, Duquesne’s football team (5-1, 2-0) is preparing for perhaps the most vital game that the Northeast Conference has seen over the course of the past three-plus years. But the Dukes won’t tell you that. “Well, […]

Defense stout in shutout Homecoming victory

Defense stout in shutout Homecoming victory

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 10/12/17 Duquesne’s football team did its part to make the university’s 2017 Homecoming weekend memorable, beating NEC rival Wagner 38-0 on Oct. 7. The win was the program’s first shutout win since a Nov. 22, 2014, victory against Robert Morris. Among the game’s Homecoming festivities was an appearance from University […]

Duquesne football takes lopsided home opener

Duquesne football takes lopsided home opener

Zachary Grace | Staff Writer 10/05/2017 On Sept. 30, Duquesne’s football team won their home opener vs. DII West Virginia Wesleyan, 38-13. The win was the program’s 100th win at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, where the team has played its home contests since the 1993 season. Without top running backs A.J. Hines and P.J. […]

Grad. transfer QB Stuart appreciative of protection O-line provides

Grad. transfer QB Stuart appreciative of protection O-line provides

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor In a world that has come to glorify loud, self-promoting individuals, humility is becoming increasingly more infrequent within several arenas, one being organized sports. However, in rare, refreshing cases, the recipient goes out of their way to praise those around them who have been instrumental to their success, opting to […]

Duquesne football looking to rebound from lopsided opener

Duquesne football looking to rebound from lopsided opener

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Last Thursday, the Duquesne football team embarked on an approximately 1,100 mile trek northwest of Pittsburgh to face No. 4 South Dakota State in its 2017 season opener, only to fall to the high-powered Jackrabbits 51-13. While there are plenty of positive things to take away from the Dukes’ performance […]