— After defeating Maryland Eastern Shore 86-61 on Dec. 4, men’s basketball (3-3 at press time) faces a quick turnaround in welcoming both Stetson (Dec. 6) and Delaware State (Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m.) to the A.J. Palumbo Center for non-conference games. Sophomore Mike Lewis II accounted for 49 points between games versus both Pitt on Dec. 1 and UM-ES on Dec. 4, with freshman Eric Williams Jr. combining for 42 points during the same span. Duquesne will play five games at the Palumbo Center from Dec. 6 to Dec. 19 before facing San Francisco and Southern Illinois in Las Vegas on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. The Dec. 6 game versus Stetson at 8 p.m. is preluded by a women’s basketball (7-2 at press time) game versus Toledo at 5:30 p.m. The women’s team is coming off of an 83-58 victory over Central Connecticut St. on Dec. 2, and will face Akron on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. before taking a seven-day break between contests. On Dec. 17, Dan Burt’s squad will return to face Central Michigan ahead of a Dec. 22 marquee matchup versus No. 1 UConn in Toronto.
— No. 25 bowling went 3-3 this past weekend at its first NEC meet of the season, boasting wins over No. 16 Long Island Brooklyn and No. 9 Sacred Heart.
— On Nov. 30, it was announced that Duquesne women’s soccer senior midfielder Linnea Faccenda has been selected to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA All-East Region Third-Team. Named the A-10 Midfield of the Year at the end of the season, Faccenda also made the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third-Team last season. The Dukes finished this season 11-6-3 and advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship, where they lost to eventual A-10 champion La Salle 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 3.
— Following the Youngstown State Icebreaker on Dec. 1, the women’s track & field team will continue its indoor season on Jan. 13 at the Marshall Thundering Herd Invitational in Huntington, West Virginia. Last year, Duquesne finished 7th of eleven teams in the event that took place on Jan. 27/28.
On This Day…
— On Dec. 7, 1963, CBS introduced instant replay during the Army-Navy football game for the first time in the history of live television.
— On Dec. 9, 1929, the Duquesne men’s basketball team played its first-ever game west of the Mississippi River, losing 35-26 to Iowa at Iowa City.