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Leo: Reid deserves Super Bowl more than anyone

Leo: Reid deserves Super Bowl more than anyone

James Leo | Staff Columnist Nov. 6, 2020 Dear Andy Reid, As a die-hard Eagles fan, I can confirm that you had a great run with the Eagles. Things didn’t start well after a 5-11 campaign in 1999, but things quickly turned around for the better. You led the Eagles to six postseason appearances in […]

MBB’s comeback comes up short against Dayton

MBB’s comeback comes up short against Dayton

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor Jan. 30, 2020 The Duquesne men’s basketball team gave it their best shot, but Dayton proved why they were the No. 7 ranked team in the nation in a 73-69 Flyers win on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Flyers built an eight point lead at halftime, thanks to […]

Desrosiers excited for second year at helm of women’s lacrosse

Desrosiers excited for second year at helm of women’s lacrosse

David Borne | Sports Editor Jan. 30, 2020 The “sophomore slump” is a term sports fans and analysts love to toss around. Anytime a player, coach or team exceeds expectations in their first season, there’s always the fear that they will fail to make progress the following year. After leading her team to an Atlantic […]

Kobe leaves behind legacy worth more than basketball

Kobe leaves behind legacy worth more than basketball

Jack Breen | Staff Writer Jan. 30, 2019 Shortly before 10 a.m. this Sunday morning, authorities in Calabasas, California received a 911 call due to a helicopter crash that ignited a brush fire in steep terrain. More than 50 respondents arrived to the scene where they found that none of the passengers had survived the […]

MBB’s Mike Hughes among national leaders in blocks

MBB’s Mike Hughes among national leaders in blocks

David Borne | Sports Editor It takes the perfect balance of aggression and discipline to block a shot. The defender must find a way to bring a sufficient amount of force to shutdown a shot attempt, but needs to remain calm enough to not be whistled for a foul. Duquesne’s Mike Hughes has mastered that […]

Former WBB standout Conor Richardson adjusting well to coaching role

Former WBB standout Conor Richardson adjusting well to coaching role

James Leo | Staff Writer Jan. 23, 2019 You may have noticed a familiar face on the Duquesne bench this season. Conor Richardson, who finished her playing days as a Duke in 2019, joined the women’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant for the 2019-20 season. For those unfamiliar with Richardson’s amazing stats, she averaged […]

Men’s basketball beats Fordham, 58-56, in overtime

Men’s basketball beats Fordham, 58-56, in overtime

James Leo | Staff Writer Jan. 16, 2019 Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Dukes were 10th in the nation in opponent 3-point field goal percentage, at just over 27%. This didn’t seem to matter once the game tipped off on Wednesday night. Duquesne pulled out a 58-56 win over the Fordham Rams on Wednesday Night […]

Basketball teams doing their job, students need to show support

Basketball teams doing their job, students need to show support

David Borne | Sports Editor Jan. 16, 2020 Through the first half of the 2019-20 college basketball slate, Duquesne fans have had plenty to cheer about. Coach Dan Burt and the women’s team are piecing together yet another strong year and hold an 11-6 record to start the season. While the women’s team has gotten […]

Uneventful winter suggests another disappointing summer for Pirates

Uneventful winter suggests another disappointing summer for Pirates

Victor Decolongon / Getty Images | Pirates’ outfielder Bryan Reynolds is congratulated by his teammates in the dugout. Reynolds finished the 2018 season with 154 hits. Dom Ferro | Staff Writer Jan. 16, 2019 Major changes were made in the Pirates clubhouse immediately after their disappointing conclusion to the 2019 season. The Pirates that we […]

Dukes move to 7-0 for first time since 1979-80

Dukes move to 7-0 for first time since 1979-80

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Dec. 5, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team returned to the hardwood for the first time since Nov. 24 on Wednesday evening, topping the Virginia Military Institute Keydets, 71-58, at La Roche University’s Kerr Fitness Center. Junior center Mike Hughes led the team’s efforts with 23 points — a new […]