Women’s Basketball

Women’s hoops stumbles to win over Lehigh

Women’s hoops stumbles to win over Lehigh

By Bri Schmid | Staff Writer On Sunday afternoon, the Duquesne women’s basketball team took to the court at the A.J. Palumbo Center for the first time this season for a nonconference matchup with Lehigh University. This game came just days after the Dukes suffered a tough loss to Ohio State on Friday, so it […]

Lass looks to make a splash in sophomore season

Lass looks to make a splash in sophomore season

By Bri Schmid | Staff Writer A season ago, the Duquesne Dukes women’s basketball team had quite the year, capturing a winning season with an  overall record of 28-16 and a 13-3 conference mark. The team held a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title and went on to advance into the second round […]

Cherie Lea returns to the Bluff as an assistant coach

Cherie Lea returns to the Bluff as an assistant coach

By Andrew White | Staff Writer There will be a familiar face on the bench this Friday when the Duquesne women’s basketball team kicks off their 2016-17 season. The Dukes have brought back former Director of Basketball Operations Cherie Lea to be an assistant coach for the Red & Blue. Lea graduated from UNC Wilmington […]

Duquesne WBB looks to maintain recent success

Duquesne WBB looks to maintain recent success

By David Borne | Staff Writer The 2015-16 season for the Duquesne Dukes women’s basketball team was one they will never forget. However, with the 2016-17 season rapidly approaching, the team must move on from their best season in program history, and start a new journey toward reaching the NCAA Tournament. Coach Dan Burt will […]

WBB picks up 3 wins and camaraderie on Euro Tour

WBB picks up 3 wins and camaraderie on Euro Tour

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Just in time for the start of classes, the Duquesne women’s basketball team is back on campus after a 12-day foreign tour in Europe. The tour, in which NCAA teams are only eligible to participate every four years, offered competition against European teams, along with the experience of […]

Coach Burt extended through 2023-24 season

Coach Burt extended through 2023-24 season

Natalie Fiorilli | Asst. Sports Editor Coaching elsewhere was an option Duquesne women’s basketball coach Dan Burt wouldn’t consider. “I had several universities contact me but it never went beyond a first phone call,” Burt said. “I knew that Mr. Harper and our administration was supportive of our program and myself. I had no interest […]

Q&A with women’s hoops coach Dan Burt

Q&A with women’s hoops coach Dan Burt

By: Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke TDD: What’s your main focus in the offseason this summer? DB: It’s always to get better from an individual perspective. We will spend a large majority of the time that we are allowed on the floor to work on individual weaknesses and strengths. We will really attack the […]

WBB loss to UConn will only strengthen team

WBB loss to UConn will only strengthen team

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke The 2015-16 season was a year of firsts for the Duquesne women’s basketball team. The Dukes made history this year by earning the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. And Duquesne came to win, topping Seton Hall by a 21-point margin in its debut first-round game last Saturday. For some, […]

WBB tops Seton Hall, advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

WBB tops Seton Hall, advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Forty more minutes—against the top team in women’s basketball. The Duquesne women’s basketball team earned another forty minutes of post-season play after its 97-76 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The Dukes will now face a number one seed in the University of […]

MULTIMEDIA: Duquesne Women’s Basketball Team Makes The Big Dance

MULTIMEDIA: Duquesne Women’s Basketball Team Makes The Big Dance