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A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it […]

Alumni authors to celebrate updated book at Nov. 19 MBB game

Alumni authors to celebrate updated book at Nov. 19 MBB game

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/18/2017 At the A.J. Palumbo Center on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m., Duquesne’s men’s basketball team (2-0) will take on area rival Robert Morris (0-3). Over the past seven games between the Dukes and the Colonials, Duquesne is 1-6 — something that new head coach Keith Dambrot surely can’t wait […]

At long last, beginning of Dambrot era finally arrives

At long last, beginning of Dambrot era finally arrives

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/09/2017 On March 8 at PPG Paints Arena in the opening round of last season’s Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship, No. 14 Duquesne led No. 11 Saint Louis by 18 points with 15 minutes remaining in regulation. Pretty sweet, considering the Dukes, 3-15 in conference play last season, had managed […]

Beginning of Dambrot era spawns high roster turnover

Beginning of Dambrot era spawns high roster turnover

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor It’s the dawn of a new day for Duquesne basketball, and as expected, there’s been tremendous roster movement since Keith Dambrot was appointed as Duquesne’s new head basketball coach last month. The fragment of a roster that stands today barely resembles the one that the Red & Blue […]

Coach Dambrot officially introduced as new head coach

Coach Dambrot officially introduced as new head coach

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor On Thursday evening in the Lexus Club at PPG Paints Arena, Keith Dambrot was formally introduced as the new head basketball coach of Duquesne University. The event, which was open to the public, saw an abundant turnout. University officials, media members, Duquesne basketball players, fans, students, and athletes from […]

Dambrot hire means tourney drought is coming to a close

Dambrot hire means tourney drought is coming to a close

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor The Duquesne men’s basketball coaching search served as a metaphor for the last 40 years of the program — a complete trainwreck. The names of King Rice (Monmouth), Dane Fife (Michigan State) and James Whitford (Ball State) were all rumored to be in advanced talks with Duquesne to take […]

UPDATE: Fife takes name out of Duquesne head coaching search

UPDATE: Fife takes name out of Duquesne head coaching search

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor BREAKING: According to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife is in “advanced talks” to become the next head coach at Duquesne. Fife, who was a fan favorite as a guard at Indiana University from 1998-2002, was thought to be a dark horse candidate for […]

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor It’s time for a good old-fashioned reality check — the Duquesne men’s basketball program is a dumpster fire. Duquesne men’s basketball over the last 40 years has been a disgrace to the university, and after Jim Ferry’s firing last week, the program finds itself in yet another position to […]

Ferry era ends in firing

Ferry era ends in firing

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Duquesne University Athletics Director Dave Harper decided Monday to oust Jim Ferry as the head coach of the Duquesne men’s basketball program. He spent five years in command of the Dukes, but left with just a 22-69 mark against Atlantic 10 competition and a 60-97 record overall. “In consultation […]

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 […]

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