p. 7 sidebar — Nov. 2, 2017

Duquesne News

— On Nov. 1, Duquesne’s men’s basketball team will host D-III Chatham University in an exhibition match at A.J. Palumbo Center. All proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way’s hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
— The Atlantic 10 announced its major women’s soccer awards on Nov. 1, and many Dukes were honored. Senior Linnea Faccenda was named the conference’s Midfielder of the Year, while Katie O’Connor, Faccenda and Casey Aunkst were named First-Team All-Conference. Lauren Bell was named to the All-Rookie Team, and Veronique Dagenais was named to the All-Academic Team with a 3.9 GPA.
— Men’s soccer (3-12-1, 1-6-0) concludes its 2017-18 season on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Rhode Island (8-5-3, 3-3-1).
— Women’s swimming remains unbeaten following a 4-0 day at the Atlantic 10 Classic, where the Dukes beat George Mason, La Salle, Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure. Freshman Emma Brinton was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week for the second-consecutive week following the Dukes’ strong showing.
— Football quarterback Tommy Stuart was named to the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Midseason Watchlist, along with 35 others. Impressively, Stuart ranks third in the FCS in completion percentage at 69.6 percent through nine weeks of play.

National News

— The FBS’ Playoff Selection Committee announced their first poll of the 2017 season, with two SEC teams sitting atop the poll — albeit, maybe not in the order that most people may have thought that they would be. Georgia leapfrogged fellow unbeaten SEC juggarnaut Alabama, with Notre Dame and Clemson rounding out the top four. Notre Dame’s only loss came against Georgia, while Clemson’s only fault came versus Syracuse.
— Following Marc-Andre Fleury’s summer departure, the Penguins continue to struggle to find a reliable backup goalie, having already placing Antti Niemi on waivers and sending Casey DeSmith back down to the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in favor of fellow prospect Tristan Jarry.

On This Day…

— On Nov. 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series for Chicago’s first World Series victory in 108 years.