David Borne

Cancellations cut spring athletes’ seasons, careers, short

Cancellations cut spring athletes’ seasons, careers, short

David Borne | Sports Editor March 19, 2020 On March 11, senior Rilee Bradshaw and her Duquesne lacrosse teammates walked off of Rooney Field after posting a 25-2 win over Akron. Just a day later, the Atlantic 10 announced that all remaining spring sports competitions and championships would be canceled due to coronavirus concerns. “Never […]

Borne says bye: sports editor ready for next step

Borne says bye: sports editor ready for next step

03/19/2020 By David Borne | Sports Editor  When I first got to Pittsburgh four years ago, I don’t think I ever expected to fall in love with this place the way that I have. I didn’t know much about the city before I moved here. I knew about all the bridges, and was aware that […]

Women’s basketball beats Fordham on Senior Night

Women’s basketball beats Fordham on Senior Night

David Borne | Sports Editor Feb. 27, 2020 After a tough loss to George Washington on Saturday, Duquesne’s women’s basketball found a way to right the ship against Fordham on Tuesday at the UPMC Events Center. Tuesday’s game was Duquesne’s Senior Night, and Angela Stafileno, Nina Aho and Paige Cannon were honored in a ceremony before […]

Second half effort leads WBB to win over Rhode Island

Second half effort leads WBB to win over Rhode Island

David Borne | Sports Editor Feb. 20, 2020 Facing a 40-31 deficit at halftime, Duquesne’s women’s basketball recognized that a serious attitude adjustment needed to be made. The Dukes started the game flat and turned the ball over 11 times in the first two quarters. A dominant showing in the third quarter brought the Dukes […]

Women’s lacrosse beats Canisius, 11-10, in home opener

Women’s lacrosse beats Canisius, 11-10, in home opener

David Borne | Sports Editor Feb. 13, 20120 Wednesday afternoon’s lacrosse home opener wasn’t gorgeous in any sense. Snow, sleet and rain led to a sloppy game. Both the Dukes and Canisius turned the ball over 26 times, respectively. Despite Duquesne’s struggles to set up solid scoring opportunities, the Dukes grinded out a 11-10 win […]

MBB can’t slow down St. Bonaventure’s offense in loss

MBB can’t slow down St. Bonaventure’s offense in loss

David Borne | Sports Editor Feb. 13, 2020 With just over a minute remaining in Sunday’s matinee matchup, Duquesne and St. Bonaventure were knotted at 77-77. Bonnies’ Head Coach Mark Schmidt called a play for his team’s leading scorer, Kyle Lofton. Lofton found himself wide open on an out-of-bounds play that began with a lob […]

WBB knocks off previously unbeaten VCU on the road

WBB knocks off previously unbeaten VCU on the road

David Borne | Sports Editor Feb. 6, 2020 Heading into Sunday’s contest at the Siegel Center, it had been nearly a month since VCU lost a game. The Rams entered the day with an unblemished 7-0 record against Atlantic 10 opponents. A full team effort from Duquesne put an end to VCU’s winning streak, as […]

Desrosiers excited for second year at helm of women’s lacrosse

Desrosiers excited for second year at helm of women’s lacrosse

David Borne | Sports Editor Jan. 30, 2020 The “sophomore slump” is a term sports fans and analysts love to toss around. Anytime a player, coach or team exceeds expectations in their first season, there’s always the fear that they will fail to make progress the following year. After leading her team to an Atlantic […]

MBB’s Mike Hughes among national leaders in blocks

MBB’s Mike Hughes among national leaders in blocks

David Borne | Sports Editor It takes the perfect balance of aggression and discipline to block a shot. The defender must find a way to bring a sufficient amount of force to shutdown a shot attempt, but needs to remain calm enough to not be whistled for a foul. Duquesne’s Mike Hughes has mastered that […]

Basketball teams doing their job, students need to show support

Basketball teams doing their job, students need to show support

David Borne | Sports Editor Jan. 16, 2020 Through the first half of the 2019-20 college basketball slate, Duquesne fans have had plenty to cheer about. Coach Dan Burt and the women’s team are piecing together yet another strong year and hold an 11-6 record to start the season. While the women’s team has gotten […]

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