Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner
Duquesne Briefs —
— On Jan. 24, both Duquesne basketball programs competed in A-10 matchups: the men fell in overtime at home to Richmond, 77-73, and the women bested Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, 61-42.
— Following the Richmond game, Keith Dambrot’s team (14-7, 5-3) prepares to face No. 24 Rhode Island (16-3, 8-0) on Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. in Kingston, Rhode Island. In Duquesne’s last meeting with the Rams, a Jim Ferry-coached squad fell 90-69 on Jan. 21, 2017, at A.J. Palumbo Center.
— After the Duquesne women’s team beat Saint Joseph’s for the first time ever on the Hawks’ home floor on Jan. 24, the Dukes (17-3, 7-0) are off to their best-ever start in the Atlantic 10. In the win, Julijana Vojinovic scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and 6-foot-3 junior Kadri-Ann Lass recorded four blocks to become the program’s all-time block leader. Up next, Duquesne will host St. Bonaventure (7-13, 2-5) on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at A.J. Palumbo Center.
— On Jan. 24, the Northeast Conference announced that Duquesne freshman bowler Olivia Farwell is both the NEC Bowler of the Week and NEC Rookie of the Week. Farwell, the first athlete to receive both honors in the same week this season, posted the highest overall frame average of all NEC competitors at the 28-team Kutztown Invitational, which included 17 ranked teams in the field.
— The weekend’s competition was highlighted by Farwell’s perfect game versus Medaille. The freshman’s 300 game was the first-ever perfect game in Duquesne bowling history, which began competition last season.
This Week in Sports History —
— On Jan. 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympic games began in Chamonix, France.
— On Jan. 30, 1980, the Pittsburgh Penguins wore black and gold for the first time, hoping to gain fan support by aligning their colors with those of the Steelers and Pirates. The Boston Bruins protested the move to the NHL, claiming the black and gold had always been exclusively associated with the Bruins, but the Penguins prevailed, thanks to the Pittsburgh Pirates hockey club of the late 1920’s, which sported black and gold then.