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A&E: The Best & Worst of 2018

A&E: The Best & Worst of 2018

We asked our Arts & Entertainment section writers to pick their favorite media for 2018. Some pieces were loved by many, but a few picks surprised us! Check them out below, followed by the worst of 2018.   The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 Salena Moran, Staff Writer The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 continues […]

2017-18 Duke Awards

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/26/2018 The Duke recognizes remarkable Duquesne players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year in the third annual Duke Awards. Men’s Team of the Year: Football If it weren’t for a gut-wrenching 28-27 loss to Central Connecticut State on Nov. 11, the Duquesne football team would be celebrating its […]

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 03/01/2018 The Duquesne swimming & diving program won its first-ever Atlantic 10 title on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Geneva, Ohio, at SPIRE Institute, where it outscored seven-time defending champion Richmond 567-558. The Duke spoke with 17-year swimming head coach Dave Sheets following his program’s championship victory. Portions of the conversation […]

Swimming & diving team wins A-10 title

Swimming & diving team wins A-10 title

By Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 22, 2018 After finishing in second place in the Atlantic 10 in each of the past two seasons, the Duquesne swimming program finally prevailed this past weekend, doing something it has never done before: Win the Atlantic 10 Championship. It wasn’t easy, however, as the Dukes owned only […]

Swim team concludes dual meet slate

Swim team concludes dual meet slate

Matt Dougherty | Staff Writer 01/25/2018 On Jan. 19, the Duquesne swimming & diving team traveled to Akron, Ohio, for its last dual meet and suffered its first loss of the season at Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium by a score of 197-101. This marks the close of a very successful 8-1 dual meet record for […]

Strong start to DU swimming & diving season

Strong start to DU swimming & diving season

Zachary Grace | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Perhaps one of Duquesne’s most consistent athletic programs over the course of the past several years has been Swimming & Diving. With two straight second place finishes in the Atlantic 10 despite not sporting a diving component, the sky’s the limit for swimming coach Dave Sheets’ program now after […]

2016-17 Duke Awards

2016-17 Duke Awards

The Duke recognizes remarkable players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year. By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor The 2016-17 academic year is quickly drawing to a close, but not before we take one last look back on Duquesne athletics’ brightest performers over the past nine months. Conference Champions: Football (shared […]

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

By David Borne | Staff Writer The resurrection of the diving program is underway on the Bluff, and Charlie Hauser will be holding the reins. Charlie Hauser graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and was a member of the swimming and diving team during his four years at Pitt. He qualified for the […]

Senior day bittersweet moment for swim team

Senior day bittersweet moment for swim team

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Eight seniors swam their final laps at Towers pool as Duquesne swimming scored a split decision in a tri-meet, defeating the Xavier Musketeers 195-66, but falling to the Ohio University Bobcats 153.5-107.5. The Red & Blue are led by a cast of eight seniors: Elizabeth Czachowski, Kylie Dickman, […]

Alumni return for swimming exhibition at Towers Pool

Alumni return for swimming exhibition at Towers Pool

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke For some participating in the Duquesne Pentathlon/Alumni swim meet, it had been a while since they had swam competitively. Even former Atlantic 10 conference champ Eddie Leblanc seemed pretty winded after his final race Friday night at Towers pool. “It’s been a long time,” LeBlanc explained. “But it […]