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2017-18 Duke Awards

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/26/2018 The Duke recognizes remarkable Duquesne players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year in the third annual Duke Awards. Men’s Team of the Year: Football If it weren’t for a gut-wrenching 28-27 loss to Central Connecticut State on Nov. 11, the Duquesne football team would be celebrating its […]

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 03/01/2018 The Duquesne swimming & diving program won its first-ever Atlantic 10 title on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Geneva, Ohio, at SPIRE Institute, where it outscored seven-time defending champion Richmond 567-558. The Duke spoke with 17-year swimming head coach Dave Sheets following his program’s championship victory. Portions of the conversation […]

Swimming & diving team wins A-10 title

Swimming & diving team wins A-10 title

By Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 22, 2018 After finishing in second place in the Atlantic 10 in each of the past two seasons, the Duquesne swimming program finally prevailed this past weekend, doing something it has never done before: Win the Atlantic 10 Championship. It wasn’t easy, however, as the Dukes owned only […]

Strong start to DU swimming & diving season

Strong start to DU swimming & diving season

Zachary Grace | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Perhaps one of Duquesne’s most consistent athletic programs over the course of the past several years has been Swimming & Diving. With two straight second place finishes in the Atlantic 10 despite not sporting a diving component, the sky’s the limit for swimming coach Dave Sheets’ program now after […]

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 […]

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

By David Borne | Staff Writer The resurrection of the diving program is underway on the Bluff, and Charlie Hauser will be holding the reins. Charlie Hauser graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and was a member of the swimming and diving team during his four years at Pitt. He qualified for the […]

Swimming places second at A-10 Championships

Swimming places second at A-10 Championships

By David Borne | Staff Writer For the second season in a row, the Duquesne swimming team walked out of the Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships in second place, finishing the four-day meet with a program record of 498.5 points. The second-place finish ties a program best. Duquesne started off the tournament strong, breaking […]

Duquesne to add women’s diving to athletics slate

Duquesne to add women’s diving to athletics slate

By David Borne | Staff Writer On Jan. 24 Duquesne Athletics announced that it will be adding women’s diving to the athletic program beginning in the 2017-18 school year. After a 16-year break, diving will be making it’s return to campus. Current head swim coach Dave Sheets noted that certain things about the facility did […]

Dukes’ swim team bests Saint Francis on Senior Day

Dukes’ swim team bests Saint Francis on Senior Day

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor Duquesne University’s swim team defeated St. Francis (PA) on Saturday afternoon, during the last meet at Towers Pool for five Duquesne seniors. The meet featured 14 events and was claimed by Duquesne by a score of 147-107. Before the swimmers took their first dive into Towers Pool, Duquesne’s […]

Duquesne swimming trounces Toledo in dual meet

Duquesne swimming trounces Toledo in dual meet

By David Borne | Staff Writer In just their third head-to-head meet of the season, the Duquesne Dukes swimming team took down the Toledo Rockets by a score of 159-100, which improved its record to 7-1 on the season. The Dukes wasted no time before they took the lead, as they opened the meet with […]