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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] […]

Football takes down Wagner at home, 28-24

Football takes down Wagner at home, 28-24

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 10/31/2019 Even the drizzling rain and brisk temperature couldn’t contain the excitement of head coach Jerry Schmitt and his team. Following the game, the feeling of simultaneous enthusiasm and relief was palpable. The conditions may have been miserable, but the outcome certainly was not. Duquesne held off a late Wagner […]

Football looking strong heading into homecoming game

Football looking strong heading into homecoming game

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Oct. 24, 2019 With just five games to go, it’s an apt time to conduct a midseason review of Duquesne football. The Dukes are off to a hot start in conference play. With a 2-0 record, the NEC preseason favorites are exactly where we thought they’d be. The Dukes’ defense […]

Penguins off to promising start to 2019 campaign

Penguins off to promising start to 2019 campaign

  Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Oct. 17, 2019 “I didn’t see a point where guys came together as a team. I wonder if it’s because there’s too many guys content with where they’re at in their careers after winning a couple Stanley Cups.” He added, “Some big decisions will have to be made. Obviously, there […]

Shipping Kessel the right move for the Pens

Shipping Kessel the right move for the Pens

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer July 2, 2019 Following the Penguins’ hasty exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford hinted that some big-time changes may be in store. It didn’t take long for hockey enthusiasts to speculate who Rutherford was alluding to — Phil Kessel. The right winger, who won two […]

Crawford, Fitzpatrick sign mini-camp deals

Crawford, Fitzpatrick sign mini-camp deals

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer May 2, 2019 Duquesne football’s season may have ended in December, but the program continues to enjoy the effects of an unprecedented season on the Bluff. A year after a crushing loss to Central Connecticut State in the de facto NEC Championship game in 2017, the program responded with a […]

Four Duquesne men’s basketball players to leave

Four Duquesne men’s basketball players to leave

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer April 11, 2019 A quartet of Duquesne men’s basketball players have announced their intentions to transfer from the program. Sophomore Eric Williams Jr., along with freshmen Brandon Wade, Gavin Bizeau and Dylan Swingle, entered their names in the NCAA transfer portal this week. Williams’ departure figures to be the most […]

DU, Pitt call off City Game for 2019-20 season

DU, Pitt call off City Game for 2019-20 season

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 28, 2019 After much speculation, it was officially announced last Thursday that the City Game will not be played in 2019, but will resume in 2020. The annual matchup between Duquesne and Pitt was cancelled for this upcoming year due to alleged scheduling issues for the Panthers. In preparation […]

Duquesne loses to SLU, falls to 10-7 in conference

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 6, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team fell Wednesday evening to the Saint Louis Billikens, 85-75. The Dukes’ Eric Williams Jr. led all scorers with 40 points, sinking seven of his nine 3-point attempts. Williams’ 40 points were a new career high for the sophomore swingman. Saint Louis senior […]

Dukes have much to play for following victory over UMass

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 4, 2019 Duquesne earned a crucial victory Saturday at home against the Massachusetts Minutemen. It lifted the Dukes to 10-6 in the Atlantic 10 and 19-10 overall, tying the program’s highest win total since the 2010-11 season. The final tally of 80-73 suggests a more comfortable win than it […]

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