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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 […]

Jeremiah Jones works to rewrite his ending

Jeremiah Jones works to rewrite his ending

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Unselfishness. Toughness. Discipline. “I think those three things cover so much not only in coaching or in basketball, but in life. Because if you’re an unselfish person — you’re always willing to help others. If you are a tough person mentally and physically — you can get through almost […]

Dukes MBB searches for identity with brand new cast

Dukes MBB searches for identity with brand new cast

By Adam Lindner | Staff Writer With the college basketball season set to begin this week, campuses around the nation are buzzing with excitement as their teams are set to embark on a brand new slate of games. Things are no different here on The Bluff as the Dukes take on Loyola (MD) on Friday […]

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 […]

Duquesne can learn from Villanova’s tourney win

Duquesne can learn from Villanova’s tourney win

By Andrew Holman | Assistant Sports Editor On Championship Monday, Kris Jenkins received a pass from Ryan Arcidiacono and drilled a long range 3-pointer, securing his spot in NCAA Tournament lore and etching Villanova’s name into the championship trophy. As Jenkins nailed that triple, the student population at Villanova University stormed the court back at […]

Men’s hoops wins big over Nebraska-Omaha in CBI

Men’s hoops wins big over Nebraska-Omaha in CBI

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke The Dukes got their first taste of the postseason since 2011, defeating Nebraska-Omaha by a staggering 120-112 score. And nope, there was no overtime. Duquesne shot a remarkable 63 percent from the floor and converted on 34 of 44 free throw attempts in this high-scoring affair. The Dukes […]

Men’s hoops drops fourth-straight game with loss to GW

Men’s hoops drops fourth-straight game with loss to GW

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne squared off with the George Washington Colonials hoping to officially burst their NCAA tournament bubble, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity. The game was a back-and-forth tilt much of the way, but eventually the Colonials pulled away and picked up an important 81-74 victory. This […]

Steel emerges as bright spot in another tough loss

Steel emerges as bright spot in another tough loss

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Less than a week removed from a disheartening 76-74 loss to the Dayton Flyers, Duquesne saw another double digit lead go to waste on Sunday, falling to the University of Massachusetts Minutemen 108-99 in overtime. There is no telling when the bleeding is going to stop for Duquesne. What […]

Despite second-straight loss, men’s hoops show life

Despite second-straight loss, men’s hoops show life

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne suffered a pair of conference losses this past week – a 93-82 beat down by Davidson and a 76-74 heartbreaker to Dayton – with each telling a very different story. Traveling to Dayton, the Dukes had an opportunity Tuesday night to pick up a marquee win and […]