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DU to host 2019 A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship

DU to host 2019 A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 08/23/2018 Following a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship, Head Coach Dan Burt and the Duquesne women’s basketball team received some delightful news earlier this week: The 2019 A-10 women’s tournament will be held at the Dukes’ own A.J. Palumbo Center. After five […]

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/16/17 On Nov. 13, the student body had an opportunity to engage with Duquesne’s administration about the university’s new five-year plan. The “Fireside Chat” with President Ken Gormley and other administration officials from Gormley’s advisory council was hosted by the Student Government Association. The evening began with Gormley introducing and […]

Athletics continues to alter identity, reaches deal with Nike

Athletics continues to alter identity, reaches deal with Nike

By David Borne | Staff Writer Duquesne Athletic programs will sport a bit of a new look next season. Last week, athletic director Dave Harper announced the university’s new seven-year partnership with Nike. While there had been plenty of speculation about a change, nothing was made official until the announcement. The university was previously sponsored […]

Dambrot provides sense of hope during press conference

Dambrot provides sense of hope during press conference

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor New head men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot was introduced to the Duquesne basketball community in the Lexus Club at PPG Paints Arena in front of a packed room full of student-athletes, coaches, alumni, fans and members of his own family. Dambrot was welcomed and introduced by University President Ken […]

Coach Dambrot officially introduced as new head coach

Coach Dambrot officially introduced as new head coach

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor On Thursday evening in the Lexus Club at PPG Paints Arena, Keith Dambrot was formally introduced as the new head basketball coach of Duquesne University. The event, which was open to the public, saw an abundant turnout. University officials, media members, Duquesne basketball players, fans, students, and athletes from […]

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor It’s time for a good old-fashioned reality check — the Duquesne men’s basketball program is a dumpster fire. Duquesne men’s basketball over the last 40 years has been a disgrace to the university, and after Jim Ferry’s firing last week, the program finds itself in yet another position to […]

Ferry era ends in firing

Ferry era ends in firing

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Duquesne University Athletics Director Dave Harper decided Monday to oust Jim Ferry as the head coach of the Duquesne men’s basketball program. He spent five years in command of the Dukes, but left with just a 22-69 mark against Atlantic 10 competition and a 60-97 record overall. “In consultation […]

In the mind of AD Dave Harper: One year later

In the mind of AD Dave Harper: One year later

  Andrew Holman | Sports Editor A lot can change in a year, and Duquesne athletic director Dave Harper is living proof of that as he approaches the one-year mark of his reign at Duquesne. Since Harper took over as the head of Duquesne Athletics, the overall success of the athletic programs has increased drastically. […]

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 […]

A change at the top for Duquesne women’s lacrosse

A change at the top for Duquesne women’s lacrosse

Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Lisa Evans, who has spent the last seven seasons as an assistant in the program, was named the third head lacrosse coach in Duquesne history by athletic director Dave Harper on August 22. After 11 seasons as the head coach of Duquesne’s women’s lacrosse team, Mike Scerbo stepped away from […]