Men’s Basketball

RECAP: Men’s basketball takes down New Orleans to improve record to 2-0

RECAP: Men’s basketball takes down New Orleans to improve record to 2-0

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The Duquesne men’s basketball team improved their overall record to 2-0 with a blowout win Monday night over the New Orleans Privateers 95-75 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Straight from the opening tipoff, the Dukes jumped on New Orleans, as L.G. Gill, Derrick Colter and Micah Mason nailed three-straight from […]

RECAP: Duquesne tops Seton Hill in opener 96-71

RECAP: Duquesne tops Seton Hill in opener 96-71

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke In their first game of the season, the men’s basketball nearly broke 100 points against Seton Hill Friday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center before locking down their first win of the season by a final score of 96-71, showing off their offensive prowess. Three players led the […]

COLUMN: Despite slow start, Dukes get it done against Seton Hill

COLUMN: Despite slow start, Dukes get it done against Seton Hill

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke The Dukes opened up their 2015-16 men’s basketball season on their home court hoping to delight their home fans with an impressive performance against Division II-opponent Seton Hill. Duquesne got off to a nice start – at least the scoreboard thought so, showing the Dukes running out to […]

The Century Mark – Lessons learned from 100 seasons of Duquesne basketball

The Century Mark – Lessons learned from 100 seasons of Duquesne basketball

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor In 1914, Duquesne University was only 36 years old, Old Main was one of the tallest buildings in Pittsburgh and the school was set to kick off its first campaign of collegiate basketball. Unbeknownst to students and faculty at the time, over the next 100 seasons, Duquesne’s basketball program […]

Storied history began with charismatic coaches

Storied history began with charismatic coaches

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke One hundred years of Duquesne basketball tradition all started back on Jan. 9, 1914 when the Dukes defeated Bethany College 43-28, recording their first win in program history. The score shows that a lot has changed since the Red & Blue’s first tipoff. Back before the City Game, […]

Walk-ons learning new ways to motivate team

Walk-ons learning new ways to motivate team

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke As basketball season approaches, many Duquesne fans are looking forward to watching team leaders like Derrick Colter and Micah Mason carve up opposing defenses. But behind the stars of the team is a group that often gets overlooked: the walk-ons. Walk-ons are athletes who do not receive scholarships […]

Despite height, Somerset an all time great for Red & Blue

Despite height, Somerset an all time great for Red & Blue

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke It can be presumed that height is a limiting factor in one’s chances at playing professional basketball, and actually only 24 players under the height of 5-foot-nine have made it to the NBA. Duquesne basketball hall of famer Willie Somerset, who stood at 5-foot-8, overcame those odds after […]

Mason shoots for championship as senior

Mason shoots for championship as senior

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Micah Mason is known nationwide as a sharpshooter behind the arc, taking the country by storm during the 2013-14 season leading the entire NCAA in 3-point percentage. However, though Mason enters his senior season as the second most accurate 3-point shooter in NCAA history at .492, he’s focused […]

The Coach’s Corner with Jim Ferry and Dan Burt

The Coach’s Corner with Jim Ferry and Dan Burt

DAN BURT TDD: Your contract was extended over the summer, how are you hoping to improve the program and earn respect in this conference in the time that you have been granted? DB: We’ve been in the post season for seven consecutive years. Yet, we’ve fallen short of our ultimate goal of the NCAA Tournament, […]

From the depths of prejudice, Cooper rose above

From the depths of prejudice, Cooper rose above

By Julian Routh | Editor-In-Chief In newspapers all over the country on April 26, 1950, a small footnote was buried in the sports section beneath stories of New York Giants baseball, quarterly boxing revenue and the 76th Kentucky Derby. The footnote read, in most instances, “First Black Player Drafted to NBA,” with a few sentences […]