Men’s Basketball

James Ellis adapting well to life on the Bluff

James Ellis adapting well to life on the Bluff

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 7, 2019 Although he’s ineligible to practice or play with the Duquesne men’s basketball team this season, James Ellis is very much a part of the team. He may even be the team’s biggest fan. A 6-foot-11 freshman, Ellis was academically ineligible coming out of high school, but will […]

Chameleon Dukes snag signature win over Rhode Island

Chameleon Dukes snag signature win over Rhode Island

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Jan. 31, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team put forth a miserable effort in the first half of its game Jan. 30 against Rhode Island. In fact, it was arguably the least inspiring the Dukes have looked all year long. Shots wouldn’t fall and passes sailed out-of-bounds for the majority […]

Dukes top A-10 leader SLU in electric contest

Dukes top A-10 leader SLU in electric contest

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 01/24/2019 With the buzzer sounding and the backboard lights beaming bright red, Duquesne guard Tavian Dunn-Martin strode toward the basket in a moment that perfectly encapsulated the Dukes’ big win Wednesday evening. Time had expired, but that didn’t keep Dunn-Martin from winding up for a monster dunk. His attempt slammed […]

DU offering $1,000 scholarship, custom LeBron’s… for what?

DU offering $1,000 scholarship, custom LeBron’s… for what?

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/24/2019 On Jan. 22, the Duquesne Athletics Twitter page posted an open offer to all students: Attend two Duquesne basketball games — Jan. 23 versus Saint Louis and Jan. 26 against VCU — and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic term. Additionally, the student who […]

Three insights from Duquesne’s conference outset

Three insights from Duquesne’s conference outset

Four games into Atlantic 10 play, DU sits near the top of the league’s crowded standings at 3-1. Wins over Fordham, Saint Joseph’s and Richmond should have fans excited for the coming months, but the Dukes look far from dominant. Here are a few things I’ve noticed thus far in watching the team. Adam Lindner […]

Panthers thrash Dukes in City Game, 74-53

Panthers thrash Dukes in City Game, 74-53

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 For the second consecutive year, Duquesne entered the City Game with high expectations, only to be stifled by Pitt, 74-53. It was a competitive matchup, though Pitt eventually pulled away to grab the 21-point win at PPG Paints Arena on Friday, Nov. 30. This most recent edition of the […]

A tale of two resurgent city basketball programs

A tale of two resurgent city basketball programs

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Nov. 29, 2018 Following the close of the 2017-18 college basketball season, Duquesne and Pitt were heading in very different directions. The Dukes had wrapped up a season that, despite ending with a 1-7 stretch from February on, was surprisingly inspiring. Duquesne was once an elite program, but that was […]

Dukes hit the ground hot, jump to 2-0

Dukes hit the ground hot, jump to 2-0

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/15/2018 Prior to Nov. 10’s season opener against William & Mary, the vast majority of observers were totally unsure of what to expect from the Duquesne men’s basketball team this season. With 11 newcomers on the team’s roster, there was certainly cause for excitement surrounding the program’s trajectory, as it’s […]

Blue bloods heavily stocked as hoops begin

Blue bloods heavily stocked as hoops begin

Staff Writer Jacob Hebda & Sports Editor Adam Lindner 11/8/2018 College basketball was welcomed back on Nov. 6 in the form of several high-profile matchups, with the annual Champion’s Classic pitting No. 10 Michigan State against No. 1 Kansas and No. 4 Duke, coached by Mike Krzyzewski, against John Calipari’s No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats. The […]

Men’s basketball team kicks off ‘18-19 versus W&M

Men’s basketball team kicks off ‘18-19 versus W&M

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/8/2018 To a man, a lot can change over the course of a year. Within the realm of college basketball, almost everything about a team can change within just one offseason. Just ask Keith Dambrot. In Dambrot’s inaugural season as the head coach at Duquesne in 2017, the Dukes returned […]