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Football team back in win column after topping CCSU

Football team back in win column after topping CCSU

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor It’s been a tumultuous past few weeks for the Duquesne football team after it dropped two back-to-back games to Albany and Dayton on the road. Despite those stumbling blocks, the Dukes found a way to regroup this past Saturday with a decisive 27-10 win over the Central Connecticut State […]

Starting QB Buechel taking nothing for granted

Starting QB Buechel taking nothing for granted

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Many people on campus just know him as Dillon Buechel, quarterback of the Duquesne football team, but they just might be surprised to find out that there is much more to his story than just being a football player. A local kid, born and raised right here in […]

Drafting a fantasy team with Duquesne football players

Drafting a fantasy team with Duquesne football players

By: Joseph Sykes, Andrew Holman and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke The 2015 Duquesne football season is almost here, and that means it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of the team. To help you out, we at The Duke put together a mock fantasy draft with Joseph Sykes, Julian Routh and Andrew […]

Football team closes Spring practice on a high note

Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke After finishing the 2014 season a modest 6-6, the Duquesne football team returned to Rooney Field on Saturday for the annual spring football game. The game included a number of intensive drills, a full squad scrimmage and a heartfelt halftime ceremony celebrating the lives of two late Duquesne students. […]

Red & Blue topple Alderson-Broaddus at Rooney

Red & Blue topple Alderson-Broaddus at Rooney

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke A week removed from a loss in their conference home opener and at starting quarterback, the Duquesne football team entered their matchup against the Alderson-Broaddus Battlers with great uncertainty. With their season in jeopardy following quarterback Dillon Buechel’s injury a week ago against Sacred Heart, the Dukes took the […]

King continues dominance at wideout for Red & Blue

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor At the top of every list of leaders in receiving across the Northeastern Conference, you will find one name: Chris King. King, a junior wide receiver from Crofton, Maryland, attended high school at Dematha Catholic, the same school as NFL running back Brian Westbrook. He was one of the top […]

Dukes fall to Sacred Heart late in fourth quarter

Dukes fall to Sacred Heart late in fourth quarter

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor With twenty-three seconds to go on a fourth-and-goal in Saturday’s matchup against Sacred Heart, the Duquesne football team let a crucial conference win slip out of their grasp at Rooney Field. Sacred Heart quarterback R.J. Noel found receiver Tyler Dube just inside the left pylon for a 12-yard touchdown that […]

Dukes roll over W. Liberty in Homecoming game

Dukes roll over W. Liberty in Homecoming game

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke It was a wet and wild Homecoming game for the Duquesne Dukes. Through the rain, wind and at one point hail, the Dukes took on the West Liberty Hilltoppers in a non-conference matchup. Aside the festivities on the campus Saturday afternoon, the Dukes (3-2) steamrolled the Hilltoppers (2-3) 39-13 […]

Dukes win seventh straight game at Rooney

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke In a city that lives on football, it’s hard for the Duquesne Dukes to stand out in the crowd. But the Dukes can brag about something that not even the Pittsburgh Steelers can claim: a seven-game home winning streak. For the seventh time in as many games at Rooney […]

Football wins home opener against Dayton

Football wins home opener against Dayton

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke On the heels of back-to-back losses to begin the season, the Dukes were looking for answers heading into their home opener with the Dayton Flyers. After finishing the 2013 season unbeaten at Rooney Field, the Dukes (1-2) grounded the visiting Flyers (1-1) 33-13 to keep the streak alive. The […]