NEC Football

Football wins again, moves to 4-0 in conference play

Football wins again, moves to 4-0 in conference play

James Leo | Staff Writer Nov. 7, 2019 The Duquesne Football team (6-2, 4-0) continued its dominance in NEC play with a 30-21 win over Saint Francis on Saturday, Nov. 2. In addition to adding another “W” to the Duke’s record, Saturday’s win also marked a milestone for Duquesne football. It gave head coach Jerry […]

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 […]

Preview: Dukes football heads to Sacred Heart

Preview: Dukes football heads to Sacred Heart

David Borne | Sports Editor Oct. 17, 2019 The 2018 NEC co-champions will go head-to-head this weekend, as the Duquesne Dukes (3-2, 1-0) take on the Sacred Heart Pioneers (3-3, 1-1) on Saturday. Last season, the Dukes grabbed a 28-24 win against Sacred Heart. This matchup will likely play a major role in deciding who […]

Football beats NEC newcomer LIU in conference opener

Football beats NEC newcomer LIU in conference opener

James Leo | Staff Writer Oct. 10, 2019 Picked as the preseason favorites to win the NEC, the Duquesne football team (3-2, 1-0) opened up conference play with a strong win over Long Island. If Duquesne finishes atop the NEC (they are currently tied for first), they could earn a spot in the FCS Playoffs. […]

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 […]

Spring game showcases future for Duquesne football

Spring game showcases future for Duquesne football

By David Borne | Staff Writer This past Saturday, the Duquesne Dukes football team put their uniforms on for the annual spring game at Rooney Field. “It’s another practice but we dress it up in uniforms for me,” head coach Jerry Schmitt said. “The kids get excited, their parents are here, it’s a great day […]

A.J. Hines brings Jerry Rice Award to Duquesne

A.J. Hines brings Jerry Rice Award to Duquesne

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Greatness — it’s something every athlete strives for, but few achieve. It is the fruition of hard work, passion and commitment to one’s craft. In one season at Duquesne University, A.J. Hines not only achieved greatness at the collegiate level, but he was also honored by a man that […]

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

Duquesne FB senior class rewrites records on Senior Day

By Andrew White | Staff Writer On a day during which Duquesne football’s senior class took to Rooney Field one last time, it was that very senior class that guided the Dukes to a 31-10 win over conference foe Sacred Heart. With a plethora of senior talent on both sides of the ball, it was […]

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

Seniors lead the way in win over Sacred Heart

By Andrew White | Staff Writer Seniors Dillon Buechel and Christian Kuntz ensured that the last time they suited up for a game on Rooney Field would be a special one. Together the two guided the Dukes to a 31-10 victory over NEC conference foe Sacred Heart on Senior Day in the final home game […]

WR Roberts shines in Dukes 35-31 win over Bryant

WR Roberts shines in Dukes 35-31 win over Bryant

By David Borne | Staff Writer Trailing 24-7 with 6:57 remaining in the first half, it appeared that Duquesne was about to suffer their second consecutive loss in NEC Conference play to the Bryant Bulldogs. The loss would have likely crushed their NEC title hopes. However, the Dukes were able to outscore Bryant 21-7 in […]

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