Men’s Basketball

Home is where the court is

Home is where the court is

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor Duquesne’s history with basketball is long and diverse. Since officially going varsity back in 1914, the Dukes have experienced everything from championship winning teams to barely even making it out of last place. It’s served to give the team an interesting story, but what most Duquesners don’t realize is […]

Dukes hoping pieces finally fall in place

Dukes hoping pieces finally fall in place

By Julian Routh | Editor-In-Chief With every first dribble, every first play and every first basket of every new season for the Duquesne men’s basketball team, there’s usually an overwhelming sense of optimism in the air. But that optimism is usually replaced with sadness, cynicism and unfiltered anguish by the time the calendar turns to […]

Nixon’s pro success stems from time at Duquesne

Nixon’s pro success stems from time at Duquesne

By Julian Routh | Editor-In-Chief In a pivotal third game of the 1982 NBA Finals, the notorious “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers were coming off their lone loss of the postseason and in need of a win at home over the scrappy Philadelphia 76ers. They would get the win, but not at the hands of future […]

Ray Goss still going strong

Ray Goss still going strong

By Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne alum and Hall of Fame announcer Ray Goss has seen Duquesne basketball’s best and worst moments. To this day, Goss sits microphone in hand, calling each Dukes game on the radio. His love for Duquesne basketball started back when he was a student on the Bluff in […]

Duquesne hoops forum building national fanbase

By Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke Fans passionate about Duquesne basketball have found a home on an online forum hosted through Boardhost, an online forum that has been hosting discussions since 1998. The name is DuquesneFans and it hosts analysis of men and women’s basketball and football. Many of these passionate fans are season […]

Rhodes ready for season after beating cancer

Rhodes ready for season after beating cancer

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor John Rhodes is a man familiar with success. From being a standout basketball player at Ohio University in the late 1980s to coaching his alma mater to the NCAA tournament in 2005, the Dukes’ assistant coach never had trouble making a name for himself. When Rhodes was diagnosed with […]

Men’s basketball unveils four new looks for 2015-16 season

Men’s basketball unveils four new looks for 2015-16 season

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor In order to feel good, you have to look good, and the Duquesne men’s basketball team knows that. To prove it, the team revealed some slick new threads in honor of the club’s 100th season on the Bluff. According to the players, they originally found out that they would […]

Ferry discusses season, state of basketball program

Pat Higgins & Saúl Berríos-Thomas | The Duquesne Duke The Duke had a chance to catch up with coach Jim Ferry to get his take on the 2014-15 season, as well as to look ahead at what is next in the rebuilding project currently taking place under his watch. PH: Can you speak a little bit […]

NCAA Tournament comes to Consol Energy Center

Pat Higgins & Addison Smith | The Duquesne Duke Second and third-round play in the NCAA Tournament returned to the Consol Energy Center for the first time since 2012 over the weekend, and Duquesne played host to the usual dash of madness that is customary to tournament basketball in the month of March. Audiences that […]

Men’s team falls to GW in second round of A-10’s

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor After securing the program’s first win at the Atlantic 10 Championship since 2009 on Wednesday night over St. Louis, the men’s basketball team fell to George Washington 73-55 in the second round of the conference championship on Thursday night at the Barclays Center. Coach Jim Ferry said he was proud […]

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