duquesne football

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 28, 2019 Kellon Taylor arrived at Duquesne in 2016 tasked with the sports-lover’s ultimate fantasy: Compete dually for separate NCAA Division I athletic teams. Instead of heading to a FBS-level institution on a football-only scholarship, or giving up football for basketball altogether somewhere else, Taylor opted for the Bluff, […]

Former DU football recruit facing a minimum of one decade in prison

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/24/2019 A former Duquesne football recruit is facing a minimum of 10 years in Florida state prison. Jake Collins, who was arrested in April for burglary with a firearm among other charges, pleaded guilty last week to four charges, each carrying a 10-year term. However, it’s possible that the judge […]

Duquesne pounds Towson, advances in playoffs

Duquesne pounds Towson, advances in playoffs

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Nov. 29, 2018 Duquesne’s football team did something on Saturday, Nov. 24 that it had never done before — win an NCAA FCS playoff game. It did it in dominant fashion, too, topping No. 16 Towson, 31-10, thanks in large part to some 31 unanswered points, 28 of them coming […]

Dukes, Blue Devils set for NEC Championship rematch

Dukes, Blue Devils set for NEC Championship rematch

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/15/2018 Just over one year ago, the Duquesne football team welcomed NEC foe Central Connecticut State to Rooney Field. Both teams were 4-0 in-conference at the time of the meeting, and since each of the remaining teams in the seven-team league already had at least two losses, the Nov. 11, […]

Dukes drop heartbreaking NEC opener

Dukes drop heartbreaking NEC opener

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Oct. 11, 2018 The word “homecoming” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home,” and especially as “an annual celebration for alumni at a high school, college, or university — often used […]

Duquesne community mourns over loss of student Marquis Jaylen Brown

Duquesne community mourns over loss of student Marquis Jaylen Brown

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 10/11/2018 Over the weekend, the Duquesne community mourned the death of Marquis Jaylen “JB” Brown, a junior and running back on the Duquesne football team. A memorial service and mass on Sunday Oct. 7 packed the Student Union Ballroom to near-capacity and featured eulogies by President Ken Gormley, football coach Jerry […]

BREAKING: Police investigating Brottier death

BREAKING: Police investigating Brottier death

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief UPDATE 10/05/18 11:20 a.m.: In a statement to the Duquesne community, President Gormley said he felt “great sadness” in reporting the death of Marquis Brown, a Duquesne University football player and junior in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.  Brown was from the Washington D.C. area and was listed as a running […]

Dukes jump out to early lead, but fall at Hawaii

Dukes jump out to early lead, but fall at Hawaii

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 09/27/2018 The Duquesne football team jumped out to an exciting 14-0 early lead against FBS foe Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 22, but would eventually fall to the host Rainbow Warriors, 42-21, thanks in large part to 35 unanswered points. The Dukes managed to force their opponent into making several mishaps […]

Dukes football team set to face FBS Hawaii Sept. 22

Dukes football team set to face FBS Hawaii Sept. 22

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 09/20/2018 On Aug. 25, the Duquesne football team traveled about 500 miles northeast of the Bluff to Amherst, Massachusetts, where it faced the Massachusetts Minutemen. The game, a 63-15 DU loss, was Duquesne’s second-ever contest against a FBS opponent, with the first coming in 2014 at Buffalo. The Minutemen, led […]

Duquesne tops Lock Haven 45-0 in home opener

Duquesne tops Lock Haven 45-0 in home opener

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Sept. 1, 2018 For the first time since a 37-21 win over Sacred Heart on Oct. 28, the Duquesne football team left the field victorious on Saturday afternoon, trouncing Division II opponent Lock Haven 45-0 at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field. The Dukes moved to 1-1 following the win. The […]

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