basketball

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. […]

Duquesne loses to SLU, falls to 10-7 in conference

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 6, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team fell Wednesday evening to the Saint Louis Billikens, 85-75. The Dukes’ Eric Williams Jr. led all scorers with 40 points, sinking seven of his nine 3-point attempts. Williams’ 40 points were a new career high for the sophomore swingman. Saint Louis senior […]

Dukes have much to play for following victory over UMass

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 4, 2019 Duquesne earned a crucial victory Saturday at home against the Massachusetts Minutemen. It lifted the Dukes to 10-6 in the Atlantic 10 and 19-10 overall, tying the program’s highest win total since the 2010-11 season. The final tally of 80-73 suggests a more comfortable win than it […]

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 28, 2019 Kellon Taylor arrived at Duquesne in 2016 tasked with the sports-lover’s ultimate fantasy: Compete dually for separate NCAA Division I athletic teams. Instead of heading to a FBS-level institution on a football-only scholarship, or giving up football for basketball altogether somewhere else, Taylor opted for the Bluff, […]

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 At long last, the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball standings are finally beginning to take shape. Surprises and disappointments abound, and Duquesne finds itself right in the middle of it all. With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, Duquesne sits sixth in the conference’s standings […]

Duquesne women’s team falls to Saint Louis

Duquesne women’s team falls to Saint Louis

David Borne | Staff Writer Feb. 13, 2019 Following most losses this season, Dan Burt has given the same message: His team did not play physically enough to win the ball game. His opening statement Wednesday afternoon following his team’s 67-63 loss against Saint Louis echoed those that same sentiment. “The game was lost with […]

Dukes fall to La Salle, 73-72, in Philadelphia nail-biter

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 13, 2019 Coming off of a 74-66 come-from-behind victory over Fordham Feb. 10, the Duquesne men’s basketball team fell to the streaking La Salle Explorers on Feb. 13 in Philadelphia, 73-72. La Salle (8-15, 6-5), winners of five of its last six games, escaped with the victory after graduate […]

Duquesne WBB team set to face UMass in A-10 battle

Duquesne WBB team set to face UMass in A-10 battle

David Borne | Staff Writer Feb. 7, 2019 It’s been a year full of ups and downs for the Duquesne women’s basketball team. After surviving what was a loaded non-conference schedule, Duquesne seemingly found its rhythm at the beginning of conference play. Although, after a strong 5-1 start against Atlantic 10 opponents, Duquesne has dropped […]