football

New DU football transfer reunites with a familiar HS target

New DU football transfer reunites with a familiar HS target

David Borne | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 Despite growing up in Florida, Daniel Parr has always been a passionate Pittsburgh sports fan. The Florida Atlantic transfer can often be seen donning black and gold, and cherishes memories of the Steelers XLIII victory and recent back-to-back Penguins Stanley Cup runs. This upcoming fall, Parr will have the […]

Several FBS transfers bolster incoming class

Several FBS transfers bolster incoming class

Drew White | Staff Writer 02/15/2018 Correction: It was stated that incoming transfer defensive back Reid Harrison-Ducros started 10 games as a true freshman in 2016 at Boise State. Rather, Harrison-Ducros played in 10 games while starting none during the 2016 season. He started 2017’s first four games, but lost his starting position after leaving […]

NFL prospect Huss leaves lasting legacy on program

NFL prospect Huss leaves lasting legacy on program

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 01/25/2018 Over the past few seasons, the Duquesne football team has had one of the best offenses in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). While star players A.J. Hines and Nehari Crawford often steal the show, the team’s success could not have been possible without the contributions of a strong offensive […]

Football program honored with Sportsmanship Award

Football program honored with Sportsmanship Award

Andrew White | Staff Writer 01/25/2018 On Jan. 16, the Northeast Conference announced that the Duquesne Dukes football team won the 2017 NEC Sportsmanship Team Award. It marked the fourth time the Dukes have won the award since 2011 and the first time winning the award since 2014. The Northeast Conference created the Sportsmanship Awards […]

O’Day, a Duquesne board member and alum, will be missed

O’Day, a Duquesne board member and alum, will be missed

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/18/18 Once a Duke, always a Duke. That’s how James “Jim” O’Day felt throughout his impactful life. O’Day, a Duquesne 1952 alum and long-time board of directors member, passed away two weeks ago. Duquesne President Ken Gormley said, “We were deeply saddened” to hear about O’Day’s passing. O’Day contributed extensively […]

Duquesne loses heartbreaking NEC title game to CCSU

Duquesne loses heartbreaking NEC title game to CCSU

Zach Grace | Staff Writer 11/16/2017 FCS Playoff bound no more. Duquesne’s football team (7-3, 4-1) lost a gut-wrenching NEC title game on Nov. 11 to Central Connecticut State (7-3, 5-0) at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, forfeiting the NEC’s lone automatic — and presumably its only — FCS playoff bid to the Blue Devils. […]

Dukes, Blue Devils to face off for NEC championship

Dukes, Blue Devils to face off for NEC championship

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/2017 Duquesne’s football team (7-2, 4-0) faces a match up on Nov. 11 that will determine the fate of its season. The team takes on Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (6-3, 4-0) at Rooney Field at 12 p.m. with the winner capturing the conference crown and thus a slot in […]

Dukes roll over SHU in seventh-straight win

Dukes roll over SHU in seventh-straight win

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/02/2017 Following Duquesne’s 37-21 win at Sacred Heart on Oct. 28, the Dukes (7-1, 4-0) sit atop the Northeast Conference (FCS) ahead of their Nov. 4 game at Liberty. Sophomore running back A.J. Hines matched a career-high three rushing touchdowns on the afternoon, totaling 88 yards on 18 carries against […]

Expert NFL Predictions from The Duke’s Staff: Week 3

Expert NFL Predictions from The Duke’s Staff: Week 3

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-23 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Falcons receiver Julio Jones racked up 108 receiving yards and quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 252 yards, leading four Duke editors to victory in their Week 2 predictions. The Sunday Night Football game for Week 3 pits […]

Grad. transfer QB Stuart appreciative of protection O-line provides

Grad. transfer QB Stuart appreciative of protection O-line provides

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor In a world that has come to glorify loud, self-promoting individuals, humility is becoming increasingly more infrequent within several arenas, one being organized sports. However, in rare, refreshing cases, the recipient goes out of their way to praise those around them who have been instrumental to their success, opting to […]