Sports

Lacrosse team trounces Longwood in Desrosiers’ debut

Lacrosse team trounces Longwood in Desrosiers’ debut

David Borne | Staff Writer Feb. 13, 2019 In her debut as the Duquesne women’s lacrosse coach, Corinne Desrosiers made one thing very clear. Her squad is going to play fast, they’re going to play hard and they’re not going to be outpaced by anybody. Duquesne took on Longwood on Feb. 10 at Arthur J. […]

Duquesne WBB team set to face UMass in A-10 battle

Duquesne WBB team set to face UMass in A-10 battle

David Borne | Staff Writer Feb. 7, 2019 It’s been a year full of ups and downs for the Duquesne women’s basketball team. After surviving what was a loaded non-conference schedule, Duquesne seemingly found its rhythm at the beginning of conference play. Although, after a strong 5-1 start against Atlantic 10 opponents, Duquesne has dropped […]

Dukes fall to Bonnies in sloppy contest, 51-49

Dukes fall to Bonnies in sloppy contest, 51-49

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Feb. 7, 2019 Duquesne fell 51-49 to St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night in one of the ugliest games A.J. Palumbo Center has witnessed in some time. A close game was expected, but such a low final score was not. However, some pregame activities did provide what could be perceived as […]

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 […]

Patriots, Rams set for battle in Super Bowl LIII

Patriots, Rams set for battle in Super Bowl LIII

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Jan. 31, 2019 Two weeks after one of the most controversial NFL Championship Sundays in recent memory, Super Bowl LIII is slated to take place on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Rams, beneficiary of a crucial missed call late in the NFC Championship game, will […]

MLB teams, players locked in free agency standstill

MLB teams, players locked in free agency standstill

David Borne | Staff Writer Jan. 31, 2019 In most sports-related labor conflicts between players and team owners, it’s very difficult for me to side against the players. At the end of the day, the players are the ones that are putting their bodies on the line and helping the owners reach a profit by […]

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 […]

Former DU football recruit facing a minimum of one decade in prison

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/24/2019 A former Duquesne football recruit is facing a minimum of 10 years in Florida state prison. Jake Collins, who was arrested in April for burglary with a firearm among other charges, pleaded guilty last week to four charges, each carrying a 10-year term. However, it’s possible that the judge […]