Football

Turnovers cost Dukes homecoming game

Turnovers cost Dukes homecoming game

By David Borne | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes suffered their first loss at Rooney Field this season on Saturday as they were defeated by the Kennesaw State Owls 36-28. The loss not only snapped the Dukes’ eight game win streak at home, dating back to last season, but also their streak of five straight […]

Dukes ride rushing game to 30-19 win over Bucknell

Dukes ride rushing game to 30-19 win over Bucknell

David Borne | Staff Writer In their 2016 home opener, the Duquesne football team devoted itself to the ground game as the Red & Blue rolled to a 30-19 win over the Bucknell Bison. Freshman running back A.J. Hines wasted no time to introduce himself to Dukes fans as he was spectacular in his first […]

Senior Chris King vying for shot at NFL

Senior Chris King vying for shot at NFL

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke There are approximately 150 talented wide receivers vying for spots on just 32 NFL teams in the 2016 draft class. Each player has a different skillset, background and mindset. To make the NFL, though, these prospects must find a way to stand out. Most receivers do that with […]

Football loses heartbreaker in Williamsburg

Football loses heartbreaker in Williamsburg

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor There’s always that one college football game that lives on in the memory of the players. Unfortunately for the 2015 Dukes, that memory will be a loss. But what a loss it was. Despite the 52-49 loss to the Tribe, the Red & Blue put on an outstanding show […]

Douglas runs for 172 yards in Dukes’ win over RMU

Douglas runs for 172 yards in Dukes’ win over RMU

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor A sloppy, muddy field was the stage for the Duquesne football team’s 16-7 win over Robert Morris on the road last Saturday. Despite pulling out a win in the harsh conditions, that wasn’t the highlight of the night. The real highlight was sophomore running back Rafiq Douglas’ monster performance […]

Football tops Alderson-Broaddus 53-18 for fifth-straight homecoming win

Football tops Alderson-Broaddus 53-18 for fifth-straight homecoming win

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor In just their third home game of the 2015 season, the Duquesne football team improved their record to 4-2 after decimating the Alderson-Broaddus Battlers 53-18 this past Saturday, giving the Dukes their fifth-straight Homecoming victory. The Battlers, who play in the NCAA’s Division 2, were 5-0 heading into Saturday’s […]

Offense dominates in win

Offense dominates in win

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke The first conference game of the year is always a crucial one to win, and the Dukes’ football squad delivered Saturday with a 27-10 win over Central Connecticut State University Saturday. Led by Dillon Buechel, the powerful force that is the Red & Blue offense was marvelous in […]

Football team back in win column after topping CCSU

Football team back in win column after topping CCSU

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor It’s been a tumultuous past few weeks for the Duquesne football team after it dropped two back-to-back games to Albany and Dayton on the road. Despite those stumbling blocks, the Dukes found a way to regroup this past Saturday with a decisive 27-10 win over the Central Connecticut State […]

Starting QB Buechel taking nothing for granted

Starting QB Buechel taking nothing for granted

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Many people on campus just know him as Dillon Buechel, quarterback of the Duquesne football team, but they just might be surprised to find out that there is much more to his story than just being a football player. A local kid, born and raised right here in […]

Football opens up season with rout of KCU

Football opens up season with rout of KCU

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The Duquesne football team opened up its 2015 campaign with a dominating 47-7 victory over Kentucky Christian University last Saturday afternoon at Rooney Field. The Dukes received help on all fronts en route to their win over KCU, however, much of their early-game success can be attributed to two […]