Sports

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. […]

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 At long last, the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball standings are finally beginning to take shape. Surprises and disappointments abound, and Duquesne finds itself right in the middle of it all. With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, Duquesne sits sixth in the conference’s standings […]

We Want Fish Sticks explores franchise’s dysfunction

<em>We Want Fish Sticks</em> explores franchise’s dysfunction

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 On Feb. 18, the Duquesne chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) hosted a promotional book talk for We Want Fish Sticks, authored by Nick Hirshon. We Want Fish Sticks tells the story of the New York Islanders’ infamous rebranding efforts — and subsequent failures — […]

Duquesne women’s team falls to Saint Louis

Duquesne women’s team falls to Saint Louis

David Borne | Staff Writer Feb. 13, 2019 Following most losses this season, Dan Burt has given the same message: His team did not play physically enough to win the ball game. His opening statement Wednesday afternoon following his team’s 67-63 loss against Saint Louis echoed those that same sentiment. “The game was lost with […]

Dukes fall to La Salle, 73-72, in Philadelphia nail-biter

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 13, 2019 Coming off of a 74-66 come-from-behind victory over Fordham Feb. 10, the Duquesne men’s basketball team fell to the streaking La Salle Explorers on Feb. 13 in Philadelphia, 73-72. La Salle (8-15, 6-5), winners of five of its last six games, escaped with the victory after graduate […]

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 […]