— Following a 75-72 loss at Charlotte on Nov. 10 and an 81-54 win at Winthrop on Nov. 12, women’s basketball (1-1) will battle Pitt (2-0) on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the 36th annual City Game at Pitt’s Petersen Event Center. Last year, Duquesne beat Pitt 63-54 at the Palumbo Center on Dec. 29.
— At 3 p.m. on Nov. 17, fourth-seeded women’s volleyball (13-15, 8-6) will host fifth-seeded Rhode Island (11-15, 6-8) in the quarterfinal round of the A-10 Championship at the A.J. Palumbo Center, the tournament’s host site. VCU (28-2, 14-0) received the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, along with second-seeded Dayton (22-7, 13-1).
— Duquesne’s football team (7-3, 4-1) will travel to Smithfield, Rhode Island on Nov. 18 to conclude its regular-season at Bryant (5-5, 3-2). On Nov. 11, Duquesne missed a field goal as time expired, agonizingly losing the NEC title game 28-27 to Central Connecticut State (7-3, 5-0).
— 6-foot-6 men’s basketball freshman guard Eric Williams Jr. helped lead the team to a 2-0 start under new head coach Keith Dambrot, recording 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in an 80-70 season-opening win over St. Francis College on Nov. 11 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. On Nov. 14, the Dukes beat visiting VMI 77-61 behind 43 combined points from backcourt tandem Mike Lewis II and Tarin Smith… Williams, who added seven points and nine rebounds versus VMI, was named Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week on Nov. 13 after becoming the first Duquesne freshman (since freshmen regained eligibility in 1972-73) to record a double-double in his debut. Duquesne’s next game is Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. versus rival RMU.
— At the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Nov. 10 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, men’s cross country placed 16th of 26 teams while the women’s team finished 11th of 28 teams.
— Women’s swimming & diving (7-0) will compete at the Magnus Cup at Cleveland State from Nov. 17-19. The Dukes placed 2nd at last year’s Cup hosted by CSU.
— Women’s bowling placed sixth of 25 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic in Dayton, Ohio, over the past weekend.
On This Day…
— On Nov. 16, 1969, U.S. President Nixon become the first president to attend a regular-season NFL game while in office. The visiting Cowboys beat the Redskins 41-28 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.