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Former Duquesne linebacker signs with Steelers

Former Duquesne linebacker signs with Steelers

David Borne | Sports Editor August 22, 2019 When Duquesne football fans tune in to an upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game, they will probably recognize a familiar face on the defensive side of the field. Former Dukes standout linebacker, Christian Kuntz, signed with the Steelers earlier this month and is battling for a spot on […]

2016-17 Duke Awards

2016-17 Duke Awards

The Duke recognizes remarkable players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year. By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor The 2016-17 academic year is quickly drawing to a close, but not before we take one last look back on Duquesne athletics’ brightest performers over the past nine months. Conference Champions: Football (shared […]

Christian Kuntz takes aim at making leap from NEC to NFL

Christian Kuntz takes aim at making leap from NEC to NFL

By David Borne | Staff Writer Every spring, college athletes across the country make a final push to impress scouts in order to hopefully achieve their lifelong goal of playing for an NFL team. Obviously, it’s not easy to land an NFL roster spot. When you’re coming out of a small FCS school that receives […]

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

By Andrew White | Staff Writer On a day during which Duquesne football’s senior class took to Rooney Field one last time, it was that very senior class that guided the Dukes to a 31-10 win over conference foe Sacred Heart. With a plethora of senior talent on both sides of the ball, it was […]

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

By Andrew White | Staff Writer Seniors Dillon Buechel and Christian Kuntz ensured that the last time they suited up for a game on Rooney Field would be a special one. Together the two guided the Dukes to a 31-10 victory over NEC conference foe Sacred Heart on Senior Day in the final home game […]

Dukes, Schmitt prepare to defend title

Dukes, Schmitt prepare to defend title

Bryanna McDermott| Asst. Photo Editor One day before the start of the 2016 season, the Duquesne football team extended head coach Jerry Schmitt’s contract, which will keep him on the Bluff through the 2020 season. Athletic Director Dave Harper and Schmitt agreed to terms on Wednesday as the Dukes get set for their Sept. 1 […]

Football team closes Spring practice on a high note

Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke After finishing the 2014 season a modest 6-6, the Duquesne football team returned to Rooney Field on Saturday for the annual spring football game. The game included a number of intensive drills, a full squad scrimmage and a heartfelt halftime ceremony celebrating the lives of two late Duquesne students. […]

Football team opens Spring Practice: Program eyes outright NEC title in 2014

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor While the men’s basketball team traveled to Brooklyn to compete in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at the Barclays Center earlier this month, head coach Jerry Schmitt opened the football program’s spring practices heading into his 10th season on the Bluff. The Dukes, who have earned […]