Page 7 Sidebar — March 1, 2018

Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner

Duquesne Briefs

— Duquesne’s women’s basketball team, seeded second in the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship, will play No. 7 Saint Louis on Friday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. at Richmond Coliseum in the quarterfinal round. Saint Louis defeated No. 10 UMass, 70-64, on Feb. 27 in the first round of the A-10 tournament. Duquesne received a first round bye as a top-two seed.
— On Feb. 28, the Northeast Conference announced that freshman Duquesne bowler Olivia Farwell had been named the NEC’s Rookie of the Week for the seventh time. This past weekend, Farwell helped Duquesne claim a spot in the NEC Tournament for the program’s first-ever time at a regular-season NEC meet in Farmingdale, New York. Duquesne is seeded fifth for the NEC Championship, which will take place in Howell, New Jersey, from March 23-25.
— Dukes freshman track & field athlete Chyna Beck was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team following her 60-meter hurdle performance at last weekend’s A-10 Indoor Championship. Beck earned a bronze medal in the event with a time of 8.80, which is the third-fastest time recorded at an indoor event in Duquesne history.

Pittsburgh Briefs

— The University of Pittsburgh’s basketball team lost to Notre Dame, 73-56, on Feb. 28, finishing its season winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Panthers finished 8-23 overall and 0-18 in the ACC. On Dec. 1, 2017, Pitt defeated Duquesne 76-64 at PPG Paints Arena.
— Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford scoffed at the idea of remaining quiet at the NHL’s trade deadline, adding center Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a package including the Penguins’ 2018 first round draft pick and defenseman Ian Cole.

This Week in Sports History

— On March 1, 1909, construction began on Forbes Field in Oakland. The ballpark was finished just three months later.
— On March 5, 1956, Duquesne beat St. Bonaventure in the last-ever game at Duquesne Gardens.