Duquesne Basketball Update —
— On March 30, it was reported by VerbalCommits.com that freshman Duquesne forward Tydus Verhoeven is transferring from the program after one year. The Manteca, California native has been granted his release from the school, enabling him to communicate freely with other schools. Verhoeven started 27 of the 32 games that he played in for the Duke in 2017-18, averaging 19.5 minutes, 3.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
Duquesne Athletics Upcoming Schedule —
— Both the men’s and women’s track & field teams will compete from April 5-7 at the William & Mary Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Virginia.
— The women’s lacrosse team (3-6, 1-1 A-10) faces VCU (2-8, 0-2 A-10) at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, before traveling to Fairfax, Virginia to face George Mason (8-2, 2-0 A-10) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 8.
— On Sunday, April 8, the women’s rowing team will compete in the Cooper Invite in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
— At 10 a.m. on Monday, April 9, the men’s tennis team faces Radford at Alpha Tennis and Fitness in Pittsburgh.
Pre-Postseason Penguins Briefs —
— The Penguins have two regular season games remaining: at Columbus on April 5 at 7 p.m., and versus Ottawa on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. The Penguins and Blue Jackets both have 96 points with two games remaining each.
— Carter Rowney (upper body) remains out, and it’s undetermined if Derick Brassard (groin) will play at Columbus on Thursday.
This Week in Sports History…
— On April 5, 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time NBA career scoring record of 31,419 points. Abdul-Jabbar is the league’s all-time career leader in points scored to this day, going on to record 38,387 points.
— On April 6, 1973, the Pittsburgh Pirates retired Roberto Clemente’s No. 21 jersey number in front of over 51,000 fans at Three Rivers Stadium on Opening Day. Clemente died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a tragic plane crash in his native Puerto Rico.
— Adam Lindner