Page 7 Sidebar — Feb. 15, 2018

Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner

Duquesne Briefs

— Duquesne’s swimming & diving team will compete at the A-10 Championship from Feb. 14-17 in Geneva, Ohio, at SPIRE Institute. Duquesne enters the conference tournament with an 8-1 record in dual meets, including a perfect 6-0 tally against A-10 competition.
— Following two consecutive second-place finishes at the A-10 Championship, the Dukes look to finally usurp Richmond, which has won the past seven A-10 titles and 15 of the last 16.
— Following Duquesne wins over Dayton and George Mason this past weekend, senior tennis player Kylie Isaacs was named the A-10 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.
— The Duquesne bowling team defended its Golden Bear Classic title over the weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania, over the weekend. As a result of their strong individual performances, bowlers Megan Cook and Olivia Farwell received recognition from the Northeast Conference. Cook was named the NEC Bowler of the Week, while Farwell was named the NEC Rookie of the Week for the sixth time.

National Briefs

— Feb. 8 was a wild day in the NBA, as the league’s trade deadline spurred a number of trades. Cleveland was involved in many of the day’s blockbuster deals, sending Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose packing, among others, and welcoming Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., George Hill and Rodney Hood.
— While one Pittsburgh team lost a home winning streak recently in the Duquesne women’s basketball team, another streak is still running: Following a 6-3 win against Ottawa on Feb. 13, the Penguins have won nine straight games at PPG Paints Arena.

This Week in Sports History

— On Feb. 15, 1932, Eddie Eagan and the U.S. bobsled team won the gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. 12 years earlier, Eagan won a gold medal in boxing during the summer Olympics in Antwerp. He is the only person in history to win gold at both Games.