A.J. Palumbo Center

Dambrot era providing hope for MBB fans

Dambrot era providing hope for MBB fans

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Nov. 14, 2019 Way back in early February of 2018, 3,411 fans packed the A.J. Palumbo Center to cheer on the Dukes as they faced St. Bonaventure.   That attendance total crushed the previous high for that season, 2,543.  In his postgame interview, first-year coach Keith Dambrot remarked, “They [the fans] […]

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 10/23/18 Duquesne University, donors and public officials celebrated the announcement of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, set to replace the existing A.J. Palumbo Center, at a special event on Oct. 23. The extensive renovations of the arena will begin in March 2019. The new Fieldhouse will feature a radically different and modernized […]

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/16/17 On Nov. 13, the student body had an opportunity to engage with Duquesne’s administration about the university’s new five-year plan. The “Fireside Chat” with President Ken Gormley and other administration officials from Gormley’s advisory council was hosted by the Student Government Association. The evening began with Gormley introducing and […]

Ken Gormley inaugurated as 13th Duquesne president

Ken Gormley inaugurated as 13th Duquesne president

Brandon Addeo | News Editor On Sept. 22, Duquesne inaugurated former law school dean and professor Ken Gormley as the 13th president of the university in front of a crowd of roughly 2,000 students, faculty and other notables from the region in the A.J. Palumbo Center. Before the ceremony, a procession of about 400 faculty […]

Duquesne hosts NCAA games at Consol

Duquesne hosts NCAA games at Consol

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne hosted six second and third round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament last week at CONSOL Energy Center, marking the fourth time in history it has hosted early-round games of the national tournament. Eight teams from the East and Midwest regions competed in Pittsburgh. Teams played […]

Dukes lose in final minutes

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor The Dukes once again dug themselves a hole early in the second half. On Wednesday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center they could not find a way back out. All season they have struggled to play a consistent game throughout. They usually have been able to withstand the runs of […]

Men’s team falls to New Hampshire at home

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke In their second game of the season, the Duquesne men’s basketball team was unable to notch a win at the A.J. Palumbo Center. They fell to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 84-81 Wednesday night. The Red and Blue found themselves trailing early in the first half and at […]

An Added Word: City Game date leads to vacation woes

Addie Smith | Sports Editor  The men’s basketball City Game is an important staple in a Duquesne student’s time at the University. It’s the one time a year where the student section at the Consol Energy Center almost (but not entirely) matches the size of the student population and one can actually hear excitement from […]