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Here’s what we know, mere weeks into MLB year

Here’s what we know, mere weeks into MLB year

Drew White | Staff Writer April 11, 2019 As we reach the conclusion of the second week of the Major League Baseball season, we can start making opinions on teams. There is now enough of a sample size – granted, still a small sample — but enough of one to begin to formulate opinions. So […]

MLB teams, players locked in free agency standstill

MLB teams, players locked in free agency standstill

David Borne | Staff Writer Jan. 31, 2019 In most sports-related labor conflicts between players and team owners, it’s very difficult for me to side against the players. At the end of the day, the players are the ones that are putting their bodies on the line and helping the owners reach a profit by […]

ALCS, NLCS both looking to provide interesting baseball

ALCS, NLCS both looking to provide interesting baseball

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Oct. 11, 2018 Baseball is not generally thought of as exciting to watch, but the Major League Baseball postseason provides some of the most heart-racing moments in all of sports. After a surprising short Division Series where no series went the full five games, it’s on to the American League […]

Despite bitter temps, baseball season is well underway

Despite bitter temps, baseball season is well underway

Andrew White | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 The first three weeks of the MLB season have come and gone, and there have been plenty of storylines already. If you are just the casual fan who doesn’t pay too much attention to the regular season, or have been preoccupied with the recent starts to the NHL and […]

2018 MLB Preview: Top teams get stronger

2018 MLB Preview: Top teams get stronger

David Borne | Staff Writer 04/05/2018 Although the weather may not show it, spring is here. Most importantly, that means it is finally baseball season. The offseason seemed slow at times, but still, plenty of moves were made. It’s a long year, and plenty can happen during the 162-game season. In the meantime, I took […]

Bemoaning the absence of a varsity DU baseball team

Bemoaning the absence of a varsity DU baseball team

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/05/2018 I was perusing The Buffalo News’ sports page one morning this past weekend when I unexpectedly came upon a brief Atlantic 10 baseball update, detailing how nearby St. Bonaventure’s program was faring. The Bonnies began A-10 play 0-4, but then beat Massachusetts in back-to-back games to salvage their series […]

Astros, Dodgers have given baseball fans a Series to remember

Astros, Dodgers have given baseball fans a Series to remember

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/02/2017 Admittedly, I’m not the Chicago Cubs’ biggest fan, so I was glad that I could watch the World Series in objective peace this year when they were bounced in the N.L.C.S. in Game 5 by the Dodgers. I’m not the world’s biggest baseball fan, either, and I haven’t paid […]

MLB veteran pitcher fond of time spent at Duquesne

MLB veteran pitcher fond of time spent at Duquesne

David Borne | Staff Writer 10/26/2017 From 1951 to 2010, Duquesne University fielded a varsity baseball team, last competing at the Division I level in the Atlantic 10 Conference before the program folded in the spring of 2010 alongside men’s swimming, wrestling and golf. During that span, plenty of great ballplayers represented the Red & […]

A dip into The Duke archives: March 23, 1956

A dip into The Duke archives: March 23, 1956

By Trevor Hipkiss | Staff Writer Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the fourth of many dips back into […]

2016 MLB Season Preview

2016 MLB Season Preview

AMERICAN LEAGUE By Julian Routh | Editor-In-Chief This could be the strongest American League the sport has seen in years. Emerging young stars like Dallas Keuchel and Francisco Lindor are entering their primes. Lineups – like the Blue Jays nine – are frightening from top to bottom. Teams from all three divisions had stellar offseasons, […]