Emile Blackman

Inability to finish games costs Duquesne its season

Inability to finish games costs Duquesne its season

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor 39 minutes, 58.4 seconds. That is the exact amount of time in which Duquesne was tied or in front. 1.6 seconds. That is all the time that the Saint Louis Billikens needed to deliver a 72-71 blow to the jaw upon their opposition, and to advance to the second […]

Sloppy play costs Dukes a shot at a signature win

Sloppy play costs Dukes a shot at a signature win

By David Borne | Staff Writer Saturday morning games can be tough. They can be even tougher when going up against the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic 10. The Duquesne Dukes learned exactly what the Dayton Flyers can bring to the court on Saturday, and surrendered a 76-57 loss. As with most of their […]

After earning big win over Pitt, Dukes suffer tough loss to RMU

After earning big win over Pitt, Dukes suffer tough loss to RMU

By David Borne | Staff Writer Less than a week ago at PPG Paints Arena, the Duquesne Dukes took down the rival Pittsburgh Panthers in what was the Duke’s biggest win in years. Tuesday night, they faced another local foe, the Robert Morris Colonials, in the same building but unfortunately for head coach Jim Ferry […]

Retrievers rout Dukes 81-72 at Palumbo Center

Retrievers rout Dukes 81-72 at Palumbo Center

By David Borne | Staff Writer The Duquesne Dukes were unable to slow down the quick, run-and-gun offense of the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers on Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center, falling by an 81-72 score. Wednesday’s contest was just the fifth ever meeting between the two teams, and Duquesne came in undefeated […]

Newcomers show promise in win over Loyola (MD)

Newcomers show promise in win over Loyola (MD)

By Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Starting four players that didn’t suit up for the Dukes last year, Coach Jim Ferry’s squad turned over a new leaf on Friday night with a season opening 65-60 win over Loyola (Md.) at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Starting guards Tarin Smith, Emile Blackman and Mike Lewis II all […]

Lack of chemisty apparent in exhibition loss to Mansfield

Lack of chemisty apparent in exhibition loss to Mansfield

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor The 2016-17 basketball season is officially here and with Derrick Colter, Micah Mason and Jeremiah Jones all graduated, the exhibition contest against the Mansfield Mountaineers was the fans’ first chance to catch a glimpse of the new-look Duquesne Dukes. A lack of communication on both sides of the court […]

Erasing the “rebuilding” label: Dukes sign first ever grad transfers

Erasing the “rebuilding” label: Dukes sign first ever grad transfers

Andrew Holman | Sports Editor A mass departure of both graduating seniors and transferring underclassmen left the Duquesne men’s basketball program with a disheartening and gloomy vibe. But on Tuesday head coach Jim Ferry announced the additions of Emile Blackman and Kale Abrahamson— the first two graduate transfers in the history of Duquesne basketball. Both […]