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Duquesne MBB sees roster shuffling despite pandemic

Duquesne MBB sees roster shuffling despite pandemic

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer April 2, 2020 The world’s ongoing COVID-19 crisis cut the 2019-20 college basketball season short roughly three weeks ago, spawning a premature offseason for the Duquesne men’s basketball team. Since the abrupt ending to the Dukes’ season, Head Coach Keith Dambrot has seen three players leave the program, but didn’t […]

Men’s basketball loses final regular season game

Men’s basketball loses final regular season game

3/12/2020 Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Duquesne faltered in its final game of the regular season, losing to Richmond, 73-62. The Dukes entered the night with their hopes of a coveted double-bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament still alive. Those hopes were shot down by 29 missed field goals and 15 missed free throws. Duquesne […]

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 […]

Dambrot era providing hope for MBB fans

Dambrot era providing hope for MBB fans

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Nov. 14, 2019 Way back in early February of 2018, 3,411 fans packed the A.J. Palumbo Center to cheer on the Dukes as they faced St. Bonaventure.   That attendance total crushed the previous high for that season, 2,543.  In his postgame interview, first-year coach Keith Dambrot remarked, “They [the fans] […]

Rotroff back after suffering gruesome knee injury

Rotroff back after suffering gruesome knee injury

Pat McTiernan | Staff Writer Nov. 14, 2019 At 6 foot 10 inches, Duquesne forward Austin Rotroff continues to bring his tenacity and work ethic to the hardwood for his teammates and third-year coach Keith Dambrot. Now in his second year on campus, Rotroff was thrilled to hear he had been cleared to play two […]

Duquesne’s Chuck Cooper headed to Hall of Fame

Duquesne’s Chuck Cooper headed to Hall of Fame

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 Per a 2016 article by The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, more than 74% of players on NBA rosters were black men during the 2015-16 season. Roughly 69 years ago, however, the league’s racial barrier had yet to be broken. So, when Chuck Cooper — a Duquesne basketball […]

A-10 releases men’s basketball schedule

A-10 releases men’s basketball schedule

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Atlantic 10 Conference released its men’s basketball league schedule, solidifying Duquesne’s basketball slate in the process. In addition to the non-conference portion of Duquesne’s schedule, which was revealed on Aug. 15, the Dukes will play a total of 30 regular season games […]

MBB Dukes release non-conference schedule

MBB Dukes release non-conference schedule

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer August 22, 2019 On Aug. 15, Duquesne revealed its 2019-20 men’s basketball non-conference slate, complete with trips to the Bahamas, St. Petersburg, Fla. and Cleveland, among others. In all, the Dukes will play 12 non-league contests prior to the start of Atlantic 10 play. With the team’s on-campus arena undergoing […]

Dukes add graduate transfer; Williams Jr. to Oregon

Dukes add graduate transfer; Williams Jr. to Oregon

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor April 25, 2019 Baylee Steele, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound center who played last season for the Utah Valley University Wolverines, has signed a financial aid agreement with Duquesne. Steele, a graduate transfer, will be eligible to play for the Dukes in 2019-20. Steele, a Norwalk, Iowa native, spent his freshman season […]

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