Sports

Here’s what we know, mere weeks into MLB year

Here’s what we know, mere weeks into MLB year

Drew White | Staff Writer April 11, 2019 As we reach the conclusion of the second week of the Major League Baseball season, we can start making opinions on teams. There is now enough of a sample size – granted, still a small sample — but enough of one to begin to formulate opinions. So […]

Duke editors try hand with NCAA Tournament brackets

<em>Duke</em> editors try hand with NCAA Tournament brackets

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor March 28, 2019 Each March, the NCAA Tournament demands the nation’s attention, decreasing work productivity in the process. Besides, who has time for anything else when there are games to catch, brackets to complete and madness to witness? In the friendly confines of The Duke’s newsroom, things are no different. […]

DU, Pitt call off City Game for 2019-20 season

DU, Pitt call off City Game for 2019-20 season

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 28, 2019 After much speculation, it was officially announced last Thursday that the City Game will not be played in 2019, but will resume in 2020. The annual matchup between Duquesne and Pitt was cancelled for this upcoming year due to alleged scheduling issues for the Panthers. In preparation […]

City Game is fun, but don’t hold decision against Pitt

City Game is fun, but don’t hold decision against Pitt

David Borne | Staff Writer March 28, 2019 When the news broke about Pitt’s decision to not play the annual City Game next season, I was disappointed. The City Game is a fun, great way to celebrate basketball in Western Pennsylvania. With that being said, I can fully understand why Pitt doesn’t want to play […]

Men’s basketball team set for Brooklyn, A-10 tourney

Men’s basketball team set for Brooklyn, A-10 tourney

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor March 14, 2019 Months after being selected to finish eleventh in the 14-member Atlantic 10, the Duquesne men’s basketball team heads to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the A-10 Championship seeded No. 7. That’s thanks to a three-game improvement in the A-10, as well as the emergence of several key contributors. […]

Duquesne loses to SLU, falls to 10-7 in conference

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 6, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team fell Wednesday evening to the Saint Louis Billikens, 85-75. The Dukes’ Eric Williams Jr. led all scorers with 40 points, sinking seven of his nine 3-point attempts. Williams’ 40 points were a new career high for the sophomore swingman. Saint Louis senior […]

Dukes have much to play for following victory over UMass

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 4, 2019 Duquesne earned a crucial victory Saturday at home against the Massachusetts Minutemen. It lifted the Dukes to 10-6 in the Atlantic 10 and 19-10 overall, tying the program’s highest win total since the 2010-11 season. The final tally of 80-73 suggests a more comfortable win than it […]

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 28, 2019 Kellon Taylor arrived at Duquesne in 2016 tasked with the sports-lover’s ultimate fantasy: Compete dually for separate NCAA Division I athletic teams. Instead of heading to a FBS-level institution on a football-only scholarship, or giving up football for basketball altogether somewhere else, Taylor opted for the Bluff, […]

Duquesne swim & dive team wins A-10 championship

Duquesne swim & dive team wins A-10 championship

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Feb. 28, 2019 Following last year’s victory in the Atlantic 10 Championships, the Duquesne women’s swimming & diving team returned to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, to defend its title. Despite some stiff competition, the Dukes are now Atlantic 10 champions for the second season in a row. The […]

DU lacrosse rolls to win over SFU, improves to 3-0

DU lacrosse rolls to win over SFU, improves to 3-0

Drew White | Staff Writer Feb. 28, 2019 On Wednesday afternoon, Duquesne had the chance to open its season 3-0 for the first time since 1999, and it certainly didn’t squander the opportunity to do so. The Dukes dominated Saint Francis (Pa.) from start to finish at Arthur J. Rooney Field, taking the contest 17-2. […]