Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball snubbed by AP’s Top 25 Poll

Women’s basketball snubbed by AP’s Top 25 Poll

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The majority of athletes and coaches seem to believe the sole thing that matters about a game is the game. There’s no use in obsessing over matters off the court, ice, turf, etc. However, when a club is constantly setting the bar higher and higher each game, they deserve […]

Women’s team captures 14th-straight victory with win over Fordham

Women’s team captures 14th-straight victory with win over Fordham

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The Duquesne women’s basketball may have forgotten how to lose. After defeating their fellow Atlantic 10 residents, the Fordham Rams, 55-40 Sunday afternoon, the Red & Blue extended their winning streak to 14 games – a program record. The team is now 3-0 in the conference and 15-1 overall. […]

Women’s team gains national attention with win over Dayton

Women’s team gains national attention with win over Dayton

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor After crushing the Dayton Flyers 89-58 in their first game of conference play, the Duquesne women’s basketball team has done more than enough to deserve national recognition. The win over the Flyers gives the Dukes 12-straight victories and an overall record of 13-1 on the season. With the huge […]

Former Duke Bresnahan back as graduate assistant

Former Duke Bresnahan back as graduate assistant

By Brandon Addeo | Asst. News Editor Fans of the Duquesne women’s basketball team might remember star guard Olivia Bresnahan playing her last home game as a Duke in a 48-47 win over the Richmond Spiders on March 24. What fans might not know is that the 5’ 11” former captain has not left the […]

Women’s hoops aiming for NCAA tourney berth

Women’s hoops aiming for NCAA tourney berth

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Heading into 2015-16, the Duquesne women’s basketball team has high hopes as they once again aim to win the Atlantic 10 conference and qualify for the NCAA tournament. After posting a 23-11 overall record last season, the Dukes just missed out on making the big postseason tournament and […]

Robinson, Dukes eye berth in NCAA tourney

Robinson, Dukes eye berth in NCAA tourney

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke With 99 games and 3,070 minutes of playing time, senior point guard April Robinson has started in every game for the past three seasons. “It’s crazy,” Robinson said. “It seems like I was just a freshman yesterday. It goes by fast. I’m constantly reminding the younger girls to […]

The Coach’s Corner with Jim Ferry and Dan Burt

The Coach’s Corner with Jim Ferry and Dan Burt

DAN BURT TDD: Your contract was extended over the summer, how are you hoping to improve the program and earn respect in this conference in the time that you have been granted? DB: We’ve been in the post season for seven consecutive years. Yet, we’ve fallen short of our ultimate goal of the NCAA Tournament, […]

International players find home on court

International players find home on court

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor For Amadea Szamosi, it’s the food. The taste, the texture, the ingredients — it’s all so different from what she is used to in her hometown of Pécs, Hungary. “I’m trying to make the most of it and learning to cook and going to the grocery store, and I […]

Women’s hoops hosts first ‘Dukes, Donuts and Dunks’

Women’s hoops hosts first ‘Dukes, Donuts and Dunks’

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Fans of the Duquesne women’s basketball program are anticipating the start of the 2015-16 season thanks to their team’s superb effort last year. In honor of the season being right around the corner, the program offered its first ever “Dukes, Donuts and Dunks” event last Sunday morning. The […]

Franko ready to begin working with women’s basketball

Franko ready to begin working with women’s basketball

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor Over the past couple of seasons, the Duquesne women’s basketball team has been slowly evolving into one of the Atlantic 10’s premier programs thanks to head coach Dan Burt. Since Burt arrived in 2013, the Red & Blue have been on the fringe of making the NCAA Tournament. In […]