Sports

An Added Word: Hockey season is back in full season

Addie Smith | Sports Editor I’m not a person to have a favorite season. I mean, I guess autumn is pretty cool, but my favorite season technically spans out over three. My favorite season is hockey season. I don’t know what brought this on, but there is just something about the NHL and college hockey. […]

Volleyball loses game and star

Volleyball loses game and star

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke After opening up conference play with a big 3-0 win over St. Louis, the Duquesne women’s volleyball team fell to VCU, in a hard fought 5 sets. The match began with a back and forth first set that saw VCU snubbing out the Duke’s comeback attempt, for a 26-24 […]

Women’s soccer rolls on

Women’s soccer rolls on

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke A third straight win for the Duquesne women’s soccer team was just one of the many highlights Friday afternoon as the Dukes trounced New Jersey Institute of Technology 3-0 at Rooney Field. The Dukes improved to 4-4-1 one week before heading into conference play, and their on-field play has […]

Duquesne women stepping up their game

Eric Purnell | For The Duquesne Duke Coming off a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory against Niagara last week, the Duquesne women’s soccer team kept the ball rolling, taking down Robert Morris 3-1 for their second win in a row. After starting off the season with a disappointing 1-4 record, the Dukes have bounced back strong […]

Pirates bringing excitement to the Bluff

Andy Hornak | For The Duquesne Duke With October around the corner, a cool air chills the city and people prepare for a long winter.  Pirates’ fans, however, find warmth in the excitement surrounding their baseball team that has just clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1992. The Pirates clinched a playoff […]

The Point After: Playoff baseball is among us (soon)

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The Pirates clinched a berth in the postseason on Tuesday night in Chicago for the first time in 21 years. Hollywood couldn’t have written a more fitting script for a franchise that’s been marred by injuries, bad luck, poor scouting and routinely miserable personnel decisions for as long as […]

The Art of: Taking a Penalty Kick

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor A wise man once remarked to me, “Are you a goal scorer, or one who scores goals?” Although I occasionally step onto Rooney Field after classes to throw a football around with friends to entertain my delusions of grandeur that I can throw a football 70 yards instead of […]

The Art of: Saving A Penalty Kick

The Art of: Saving A Penalty Kick

Addie Smith | Sports Editor I’ve never been one for hand-eye coordination. Honestly if you threw a ball at me there’s an 83 percent chance that it will fall to the ground or that I will spaz out before it comes within a foot of me. However, as the sports editor of The Duquesne Duke, […]

After tough weekend, Dukes come out on top

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne women’s volleyball team managed to eke out a 3-0 win over West Virginia University in a non-conference matchup Tuesday evening.  The Dukes won each set of the tight contest over the previously undefeated Mountaineers 25-18, 25-20, and 27-25.  The win brings the Red and Blue back up […]

How are the Dukes doing? A midseason recap

Addie Smith and Saúl Berríos-Thomas | The Duquesne Duke  With conference play coming up soon for Duquesne’s fall sports teams, we at The Duke thought we would recap their seasons thus (for volleyball, see page 8) to make things easier come conference play and the Atlantic-10 tournaments for each sport. Duquesne men’s soccer  The Duquesne […]

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