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Blue Line Grill becomes Buford’s Kitchen

Blue Line Grill becomes Buford’s Kitchen

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke A blue and white rectangular sign is all that’s left of Duquesne’s neighbor and hockey night hot spot, the Blue Line Grill. The American-fare restaurant has now become a southern upscale diner called Buford’s Kitchen, after being bought out by the Andora Restaurant Group in late September. For […]

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 […]

Men’s basketball falls to No. 17 VCU at Consol Energy Center

Men’s basketball falls to No. 17 VCU at Consol Energy Center

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor No. 17 Virginia Commonwealth University came into the Consol Energy Center on Saturday afternoon riding a nine-game winning streak, but the Duquesne men’s basketball team wanted to change that. The Dukes trailed by just two points and had possession of the ball with less than three minutes to go, but […]

Duquesne, Consol to host 2017 A-10 Championship

Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne will host the 2017 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at the Consol Energy Center, the conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade announced in the offseason. The home of the Pittsburgh Penguins will be hosting the tournament for the first time in its four-year existence. Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry highlighted […]

Red & Blue must adjust on the fly before A-10 play

Red & Blue must adjust on the fly before A-10 play

Julian Routh | News Editor Adaptability. It’s not a word you hear very often during basketball conversations, but in talks about Duquesne’s 94-88 win over the University of Maryland-Baltimore Country on Wednesday night, there’s no way around it. To go from a game against Pitt, a team that plays zone defense, to a game against […]

Dukes climb back to .500

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne men’s basketball team exited the Palumbo Center Wednesday night with a win in the first of a three-game home stand as they defeated University of Maryland-Baltimore County 94-88 to improve to 3-3 on the season. The first half was as close as it could get for the […]

Restaurants to open along Fifth Avenue

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke After three years of planning and nine months of construction, the four-story development project next to Consol Energy Center on Fifth Avenue that houses the Blue Line Grille and Uptown bar and lounge is set to open. Majority owner Kevin Nord said he believes the Blue Line Grille […]

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 […]

Oh, the places you can go … Explore your city!

With the semester nearly over, graduation rapidly approaching and the weather finally warming up, now’s the perfect time to step outside and take in all that Pittsburgh has to offer. Take an afternoon to check out the city’s staples or get off the beaten path and visit some of Pittsburgh’s hidden gems. Use the map […]

Dukes fall to Xavier in last Consol game of the season

Dukes fall to Xavier in last Consol game of the season

  By Wes Crosby | News Editor The effort improved, but the result remained the same. The Duquesne men’s basketball team (7-16, 0-9) fought to stay within striking distance of Xavier (13-9, 6-3) to the waning minutes of Saturday night’s game at Consol Energy Center, but the Dukes were ultimately outmatched by the larger and […]