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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 […]

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 […]

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

By Andrew White | Staff Writer On a day during which Duquesne football’s senior class took to Rooney Field one last time, it was that very senior class that guided the Dukes to a 31-10 win over conference foe Sacred Heart. With a plethora of senior talent on both sides of the ball, it was […]

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

By Andrew White | Staff Writer Seniors Dillon Buechel and Christian Kuntz ensured that the last time they suited up for a game on Rooney Field would be a special one. Together the two guided the Dukes to a 31-10 victory over NEC conference foe Sacred Heart on Senior Day in the final home game […]

Duquesne comes from behind to defeat Bryant

Duquesne comes from behind to defeat Bryant

By Andrew White | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes outlasted the Bryant Bulldogs 35-31 at Rooney Field on Saturday to get back into the NEC championship hunt. The Dukes fell behind early after giving up a touchdown on the Bulldogs opening drive that started at their own three yard line. The drive lasted nearly five […]

Dukes down RMU for Schmitt’s 100th win

Dukes down RMU for Schmitt’s 100th win

By David Borne | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes took their first step toward defending their NEC title as they defeated the Robert Morris Colonials at Rooney Field on Saturday night, in their first NEC Conference contest of the 2016 season. The crosstown, conference rivals played to a 17-17 tie heading into the locker room, […]

Turnovers cost Dukes homecoming game

Turnovers cost Dukes homecoming game

By David Borne | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes suffered their first loss at Rooney Field this season on Saturday as they were defeated by the Kennesaw State Owls 36-28. The loss not only snapped the Dukes’ eight game win streak at home, dating back to last season, but also their streak of five straight […]

Balanced effort propels Dukes to impressive win over Dayton

Balanced effort propels Dukes to impressive win over Dayton

David Borne | Staff Writer Thanks to a second half shutout, the Duquesne Dukes took down the Dayton Flyers Saturday afternoon at Rooney Field by a final score of 34-20. Freshman running back A.J. Hines, senior quarterback Dillon Buechel and senior wideout Wayne Capers powered the Dukes to the victory, which bumped their record to […]

Buechel placed on FCS Player of the Year watch list

Buechel placed on FCS Player of the Year watch list

Andrew Holman | Sports Editor When the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS National Player of the Year Trophy watch list came out, there was a familiar name on that list. It was the name Dillon Buechel. The redshirt senior was the first quarterback to lead the Duquesne Dukes football program to an outright NEC […]

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 […]

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