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Offseason moves have NBA fans ready for season

Offseason moves have NBA fans ready for season

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 09/27/2018 When Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith infamously dribbled out the last seconds of regulation during a tied Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, thinking his team was in the lead, basketball fans everywhere quickly realized the immensity of the mistake Smith had made — heavily overpowered by Finals opponent […]

Don’t be fooled, the Cavs are poised to repeat

Don’t be fooled, the Cavs are poised to repeat

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor A 12-15 record following the All-Star Break. Four straight losses to end the regular season. A frantic roster shuffle right before season’s end. A mere 3.5 point winning margin so far in the playoffs against a No. 7 seed. None of these represent signs of a team ready to […]

NBA seeks to end resting issue, re-energize regular season

NBA seeks to end resting issue, re-energize regular season

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor No professional sports league relies on the successes and sensational highlights of certain individuals quite like the NBA does. In a game that casts a spotlight upon its superstars, fans tend to notice when stars are missing. Because of the importance of these individuals, much of the conversation […]

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 […]

The Duke Debates: 3-point shooting

The Duke Debates: 3-point shooting

Natalie Fiorilli and Julian Routh take opposing sides on one of basketball’s more hot-button topics: Is 3-point shooting good for the game? Perimeter game is necessary, fun By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry, James Harden and Kevin Durant. These current NBA stars all have a statistic in common: […]

2015 NBA Season Preview

2015 NBA Season Preview

By Joseph Sykes and Andrew Holman With the 2015-16 NBA season already underway, The Duke’s sports staff takes a look at which teams can make a run to the Finals. Western Conference The NBA’s Western Conference is now on a roll. Two back-to-back league titles have proven that its team-based style of play trumps the […]

Eastern Conference Preview

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor The dog days of watching ESPN NBA reporter and LeBron James fanboy Brian Windhorst chase the 2-time NBA champion wherever he may be in the world during the offseason are over. Basketball is back, and James has returned to Northeast Ohio, which of course means Windhorst has too. Just as […]