basketball

Golden State controls its own destiny

Golden State controls its own destiny

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor May 2, 2019 Game 5 of last season’s Western Conference Finals, as well as the series’ ensuing games, were a monumental moment in the Golden State Warriors’ current dynastical run. Tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven set with the Houston Rockets, Golden State entered a hostile Toyota Center environment looking for […]

Dukes add graduate transfer; Williams Jr. to Oregon

Dukes add graduate transfer; Williams Jr. to Oregon

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor April 25, 2019 Baylee Steele, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound center who played last season for the Utah Valley University Wolverines, has signed a financial aid agreement with Duquesne. Steele, a graduate transfer, will be eligible to play for the Dukes in 2019-20. Steele, a Norwalk, Iowa native, spent his freshman season […]

Damian Lillard puts Russell Westbrook in tough spot

Damian Lillard puts Russell Westbrook in tough spot

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor April 25, 2019 On Tuesday night, Portland point guard Damian Lillard connected on a game-winning 3-point shot that surely rivals any NBA buzzer-beater in recent memory. Tied at 115 each with around 20 seconds remaining in regulation, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook missed a contested lay-up at the rim before […]

Four Duquesne men’s basketball players to leave

Four Duquesne men’s basketball players to leave

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer April 11, 2019 A quartet of Duquesne men’s basketball players have announced their intentions to transfer from the program. Sophomore Eric Williams Jr., along with freshmen Brandon Wade, Gavin Bizeau and Dylan Swingle, entered their names in the NCAA transfer portal this week. Williams’ departure figures to be the most […]

Duke editors try hand with NCAA Tournament brackets

<em>Duke</em> editors try hand with NCAA Tournament brackets

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor March 28, 2019 Each March, the NCAA Tournament demands the nation’s attention, decreasing work productivity in the process. Besides, who has time for anything else when there are games to catch, brackets to complete and madness to witness? In the friendly confines of The Duke’s newsroom, things are no different. […]

DU, Pitt call off City Game for 2019-20 season

DU, Pitt call off City Game for 2019-20 season

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 28, 2019 After much speculation, it was officially announced last Thursday that the City Game will not be played in 2019, but will resume in 2020. The annual matchup between Duquesne and Pitt was cancelled for this upcoming year due to alleged scheduling issues for the Panthers. In preparation […]

City Game is fun, but don’t hold decision against Pitt

City Game is fun, but don’t hold decision against Pitt

David Borne | Staff Writer March 28, 2019 When the news broke about Pitt’s decision to not play the annual City Game next season, I was disappointed. The City Game is a fun, great way to celebrate basketball in Western Pennsylvania. With that being said, I can fully understand why Pitt doesn’t want to play […]

Women’s sports ought to have same following, appreciation as men’s

Women’s sports ought to have same following, appreciation as men’s

03/28/2019 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  With March Madness in full swing as of March 21, the worldwide obsession with NCAA men’s basketball began again with the number 10 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers upsetting the number 7 seed Louisville Cardinals 86-76. Shortly after the men, on March 22, NCAA women’s basketball began with the […]

Men’s basketball team set for Brooklyn, A-10 tourney

Men’s basketball team set for Brooklyn, A-10 tourney

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor March 14, 2019 Months after being selected to finish eleventh in the 14-member Atlantic 10, the Duquesne men’s basketball team heads to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the A-10 Championship seeded No. 7. That’s thanks to a three-game improvement in the A-10, as well as the emergence of several key contributors. […]

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