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Local Negro League history examined at Duquesne

Local Negro League history examined at Duquesne

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/15/18 Just blocks away from Duquesne was the home of some of the greatest baseball players ever. However, many of their names and contributions have fallen from memory. On Feb. 8, the Pittsburgh Pirates hoped to change that neglect by giving a presentation on Negro League baseball in Pittsburgh to […]

Former Duquesne hoops legend Cumberland Posey becomes first man inducted into basketball and baseball halls of fame

Former Duquesne hoops legend Cumberland Posey becomes first man inducted into basketball and baseball halls of fame

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor On Monday morning, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2016 induction class, which will be honored later this year. Duquesne basketball legend Cumberland Posey Jr. was among those inductees, making him the only person in sports history to be enshrined in both the basketball and baseball […]

Storied history began with charismatic coaches

Storied history began with charismatic coaches

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke One hundred years of Duquesne basketball tradition all started back on Jan. 9, 1914 when the Dukes defeated Bethany College 43-28, recording their first win in program history. The score shows that a lot has changed since the Red & Blue’s first tipoff. Back before the City Game, […]

Duquesne to open fund for minorities

By Marie Jubert | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne announced the creation of the $1 million Cumberland W. Posey Jr. Endowed Fund this month to provide financial support to minority students during a time of a personal crisis. The fund will be available next academic year, according to vice president of University advancement John Plante. The […]