Sports

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 […]

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 […]