Upcoming DU Athletic Events —
— The A.J. Palumbo Center will host the annual Duquesne Volleyball Invitational this weekend, with matches being held Fri., Aug. 31, and Sat., Sept. 1. Duquesne (1-1) plays Bowling Green at 11 a.m. Friday, UNLV at 7 p.m. Friday, and Youngstown State at 3 p.m. Saturday.
— The volleyball team travels to Loretto, Pa., on Tues., Sept. 4, when it will face the Saint Francis Red Flash.
— The Duquesne men’s soccer team (0-1) will set out for its first win of the season on Fri., Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. vs. Northern Kentucky at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field. Following the Dukes’ game against the Norse, Duquesne will host Detroit Mercy on Sun., Sept. 2 at 3 p.m.
— Duquesne’s cross country teams both compete in the Duquesne Duals on Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. at Schenley Park.
— Following a loss at the hands of UMass last week, the DU football squad (0-1) opens its home slate on Sat., Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. against D-II Lock Haven.
— Head Coach Al Alvine’s women’s soccer team (1-2) returns to the field Sun., Sept. 2 at 12 p.m., when the Dukes will host the Binghamton Bearcats at Rooney Field. The Dukes are coming off of a 3-0 victory against Jacksonville on Aug. 24.
On This Day in Sports History …
— On August 30, 1905, Hall of Fame baseball player Ty Cobb doubled off of New York Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro in his first major league at-bat.
— 100 years ago today, on August 30, 1918, 19-time Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams was born in San Diego, California. Williams ended his career with a .344 batting average and 521 home runs, despite missing time to serve in both World War II and the Korean War. Williams died in 2002 at age 83.
— On August 31, 1990, Ken Griffey Jr. & Sr. became the first father-son duo in MLB history to play a game as teammates, beating Kansas City, 5-2. Griffey Jr. batted directly behind Sr. in Seattle’s batting order.