Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner
— On Oct. 17, 2017, at Atlantic 10 Media Day at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., sophomore guard Mike Lewis II was selected to the All-Atlantic 10 Preseason Third Team, and the Dukes were picked to finish last in the 14-team conference in the preseason team poll. Lewis became the first Duquesne men’s basketball player to be selected to a preseason team since T.J. McConnell in 2011-12.
— On Oct. 18, men’s soccer (3-10-1, 1-4) lost to St. Bonaventure 1-0 in 2OT. The Dukes have three more games before the A-10 tournament begins on Nov. 4. Only the top-eight teams in the standings at season’s end compete in the tournament. Duquesne is currently 12th.
— On Oct. 15, women’s soccer (10-4-2, 6-2) lost 2-0 vs. UMass. The Dukes have two more games before the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship tournament begins on Oct. 28. The women’s team was slotted at No. 3 at press time.
— No. 25 women’s bowling placed sixth of 18 teams at the Bud Whitman Baker/Traditional in Reading, Pa., over the past weekend to begin its season.
— Women’s swimming & diving begins its 2017-18 campaign at the Richmond Duels vs. Davidson on Oct. 20 and vs. Richmond on Oct. 21.
— From 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, men’s basketball will host a fanfest at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Activities include complimentary donuts and coffee, an open practice, team autographs, a skills competition, giveaways and facepainting.
— On the NBA’s opening night on Oct. 17, newly-acquired Celtics forward Gordon Hayward badly injured his lower left leg against Cleveland. Hayward’s injuries reportedly include a fractured ankle and leg that will require surgery.
— After building a 2-0 series lead in the A.L.C.S., the Houston Astros now trail the New York Yankees 3-2 in the series ahead of a potentially-decisive Game 6 on Oct. 20 in Houston.
— On Oct. 18, the Chicago Cubs beat the L.A. Dodgers 3-2 to stave off elimination in the N.L.C.S. Game 5 is Oct. 19 at 8:08 p.m. ET in Chicago. The Dodgers won the first three games by a combined score of 15-3.
On This Day…
— On Oct. 19, 1957, Maurice “Rocket” Richard became the first NHL player to ever score 500 career goals in a 3-1 win over Chicago for Richard’s Montreal Canadiens.