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Rice faces severe backlash seven months later

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor

On Monday morning, the popular gossip news source TMZ released the video from an Atlantic City hotel elevator in which former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his fiancée, Janay Palmer, in the face twice and knocked her unconscious in the early morning of Feb....Read More »


Snyder must change name soon

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Imagine a world in which a team wears a jersey that says the “n-word,” the “r-word” or even the “g-word.” A slur is a slur; there is no exception to the rule.

Daniel Snyder, the owner of Washington D.C.’s NFL franchise, would have you believe there is...Read More »


Women’s soccer plays to third draw of season

Claire Murray / Photo Editor

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Capitalizing on opportunities is paramount in any walk of life. It is especially important on the soccer pitch and in front of the net.

Capitalizing on opportunities to score goals has been something the women’s soccer...Read More »


Men’s soccer finishes DU Invitational unbeaten

Taylor Miles / The Duquesne Duke

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor

The Red & Blue turned in a pair of clutch performances against Binghamton and Bowling Green this weekend in the Duquesne Invitational at Rooney Field.

On Friday night, sophomore defender Mamadou Traore tapped in his first...Read More »


The Point After: On Pete Rose and the Steroid Era

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor

On Aug. 24, 1989, baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose accepted a lifetime ban from baseball from Commissioner Bart Giamatti for betting on games while managing the Cincinnati Reds. Two years later in 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame voted to ban Rose and those others...Read More »


Women’s soccer draws against UB in home opener

Taylor Miles / The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne women’s soccer team is now 1-1-1 after tying the University of Buffalo Bulls 0-0 in the squad’s regular season home opener at Rooney Field on Friday night.

The Dukes were coming off a...Read More »


Lange leads Dukes to victory with hat trick

Addison Smith | The Duquesne Duke

Senior midfielder Austin Lange had plenty to write home about last week. He was named one of the Tribune-Review’s top college soccer players in the area on Aug. 26 and netted a hat trick Sunday to lead the men’s soccer team to a 4-2 victory...Read More »


Red & Blue fall short of FBS upset

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor

In the program’s first matchup against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, the Duquesne football team was on the brink of making history on the road against the University of Buffalo on Saturday. Despite a valiant effort in the second half, the Dukes fell to the Bulls...Read More »


Women's soccer prevails in double OT

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Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The term “sweeter than fiction” couldn’t better describe the ending of the Duquesne women’s soccer team’s match against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday afternoon, which they won 1-0.

Junior midfielder Caroline Lacy was the lone goal scorer...Read More »


Men's Soccer falls after first-half miscues

Taylor Miles / The Duquesne Duke

Sam Fatula | A&E Editor

Sunday afternoon’s preseason matchup between the Duquesne men’s soccer team and cross-town rival Univertsity of Pittsburgh was an early test for the Dukes before entering the regular season. Unfortunately for the Red & Blue, their...Read More »


NFL Preview: 49ers, Broncos to Meet in Super Bowl XLIX

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor

AFC East: New England Patriots

The Patriots have won 13 of the last 15 division titles. The most recent year in which they did not win the division was in 2008, when Tom Brady tore his ACL in Week 1. Four years ago, it seemed as if...Read More »


Fall Sports: Preview on the Bluff

It’s not quite time for basketball season just yet, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of action to catch around campus this fall. Our sports staff has you covered.

Men’s Soccer

After falling to Virginia Commonwealth University 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament last year, the Duquesne...Read More »


Marhold finds confidence in Austria

Duke Archive

Julian Routh | News Editor

Four thousand four hundred and thirty nine miles.

That’s how far former Duquesne basketball player Andre Marhold is from the A.J. Palumbo Center, where he wrapped up his college hoops career a little over a year ago.

The 23-year-old is currently...Read More »


An Added Word: A Fond Farewell to The Duke

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Addison Smith | Sports Editor

Do you ever have a moment where you just sit down with a smile and realize, “this is where I belong?” My first moment like that at Duquesne was when I walked into The Duquesne Duke newsroom my first week as a freshman. It felt right....Read More »


Senior wideout Carter an NFL hopeful

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor
Senior wide receiver Gianni Carter has his sights set on the pros in his final weeks on the Bluff. After training for his Pro Day and a regional combine in January and February, he now awaits an opportunity to...Read More »


The Point After: Why sports matter and cancer sucks

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

After complaining of back pain while dancing, 8 year-old Michigan State basketball super fan Lacey Holdsworth was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer, on Dec. 28, 2011. When doctors found a football-sized tumor in her abdomen that wrapped around her spine and...Read More »


Mason becomes first men’s DU player to lead nation

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor
Sophomore guard Micah Mason finished his first season at Duquesne as the first player in program history to lead the nation in a statistical category. With Tra’Vaughn White’s transfer, Mason’s role on the team is likely to expand in...Read More »


White transfers after one season on the Bluff

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor
Junior guard Tra’Vaughn White announced his transfer last week. He started eight games as a shooting guard alongside sophomore point guard Derrick Colter.

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

It was announced last Thursday via a press release that junior...Read More »


BREAKING: Tra'Vaughn White transferring from Duquesne

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

On Thursday, April 20, Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry announced junior Tra’Vaughn White has been granted permission to transfer from Duquesne.

The 21-year-old guard out of Kansas City, Kansas, transferred from Independence Community College where he was the nation’s top junior college scorer in 2012-13 where he scored...Read More »


Women’s tennis eyes Atlantic 10 Championship

Courtesy Photo | Senior Judy Li returns a forehand. She’s helped lead the Dukes to a 3-2 conference record with the Atlantic 10 Championships coming up on April 24.

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne women’s tennis team is heading into the final stretch...Read More »


New Kid on the Bluff: Kaelin Shaw

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The perfect lacrosse player has the right combination of skill and determination. Kaelin Shaw, a freshman midfielder, has the potential to come close to that.

Her best attribute right now is her determination, although her skills are developing every facet of the game.

Head coach Mike Scerbo enjoys...Read More »


Dukes win again: Make it 10 in a row

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor
Freshman attackman Kaitlyn DeHaven manuevers toward the net in the offensive zone in the Dukes’ victory over Robert Morris.

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Duquesne women’s lacrosse game opened Atlantic 10 conference play with a victory on Rooney Field....Read More »


The Point After: Baseball’s glorious spring return

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

While Dayton was busy busting your bracket last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played Major League Baseball’s “Opening Series” down under on March 22 in Sydney, Australia. On Sunday, the Dodgers lost on the road to the San Diego Padres on the...Read More »


Football team opens Spring Practice: Program eyes outright NEC title in 2014

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

While the men’s basketball team traveled to Brooklyn to compete in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at the Barclays Center earlier this month, head coach Jerry Schmitt opened the football program’s...Read More »


Men’s tennis stays focused in conference

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Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Life is good for the Duquesne men’s tennis team. They currently find themselves unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 and are 12-4 overall after coming through with two big wins last weekend in their matchups against Dayton...Read More »


Lacrosse picks up eighth straight win

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Sam Fatula | Asst. A&E Editor

Entering Saturday’s game against cross-town rival Robert Morris, the Duquesne women’s lacrosse team expected a hard fought bout.

But after taking a quick 4-0 lead in the game’s first five minutes, the Dukes (9-1) cruised...Read More »


Latimore Shines Again

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Seven four-round fights means youth and potential. That was on display at the Serbian American Cultural Center. The fighters who put their potential on display showed why they are ready for the next step, or why they need to do more work before they step up.

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Dukes donate soccer balls: Women’s manager leads the charge

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Addison Smith | Sports Editor

Recently a Duquesne organization entitled PureThirst went to Honduras over spring break to install water filters. With that, they also brought down soccer balls donated by the men’s and women’s soccer teams. Eric Balaash, manager of the women’s soccer...Read More »


An Added Word: Rooney's Goonies are loony

Addison Smith | Sports Editor

There’s a lot of things I do for Duquesne athletics. I’ve traveled to Philadelphia for the women’s Atlantic 10 Tournament. I’ve skipped classes to watch Duquesne basketball. I’ve done a lot for the Dukes, but I will admit that I am not as hardcore as the...Read More »


Women win in first round of WNIT

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne women’s basketball team advanced out of the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament after trumping Mount Saint Mary’s 62-52 on Friday night.

A well-balanced Dukes team was able to hold off their opponents through 40 minutes of action despite some quality scoring...Read More »


Lacrosse improves to 8-1 on the season

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Team captain Haley Marafioti said after the game that every second counts. Against Bucknell this proved to be true as the Duquesne women’s lacrosse team (8-1) bested the Bucknell Bison (0-10) on Tuesday afternoon at Rooney...Read More »


Women’s lacrosse downs Canisius in OT

 

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

When Canisius and Duquesne play in women’s lacrosse, it’s always close. Wednesday was no different as the Dukes needed overtime to beat Canisius. The Dukes came away with a win by scoring 12-11 in the second...Read More »


The Duke picks: March Madness

The Duke Sports Staff NCAA Tournament predictions are in. Look for a Final Four of Duke, Florida, Arizona and Michigan State when the dust settles and the field of 68 shrinks to four.

South | Julian Routh

The South region of the tournament could end up being a bloodbath, especially if Kansas...Read More »


Dukes make strides to climb in Atlantic 10

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Julian Routh | News Editor

On a Wednesday afternoon in the middle of December, a reporter asked Ovie Soko what went wrong in the Dukes’ 68-59 loss to Penn State.

The fifth-year senior shrugged his shoulders, still holding a look of disgust on his face...Read More »


Garcia Wins Close One

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Young fighters have to prove they can beat savvy veterans on their way to the top. Some fighters shine in these fights, while other struggle, but get the necessary win. Garcia didn’t look great, but he got the rounds and experience. Williams showed he is a force...Read More »


Spring Sports Update

Addie Smith & Saúl Berríos-Thomas | The Duquesne Duke

Men’s Tennis

The Duquesne men’s tennis team took a disappointing trip to the Carolinas over spring break, picking up two losses against Charlotte and South Carolina State.

In the Dukes’ 6-1 loss to Charlotte on March 4, only senior Pete Carpenter picked up an individual...Read More »


The Point After: Wichita State's run to 34-0

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

While the majority of teams vying for bids to The Big Dance will face off in conference tournaments through this weekend, the Wichita State Shockers defeated Indiana State in the Missouri Valley Conference championship on Sunday to cap an undefeated regular season. It’s the first...Read More »


Seven keys for the Dukes in Brooklyn

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Sports Staff

With their recent road win over George Mason, the Dukes finished 10th in the Atlantic 10. They earned a matchup with No. 7 Richmond at the Barclays Center tonight in Brooklyn. Here are seven keys to a Red...Read More »


Women fall in quarterfinals to Fordham

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

After dropping five of their final seven regular season games in Atlantic 10 play, the women’s basketball team (19-12) traveled to Richmond, Va. last weekend for the conference tournament.

The Red & Blue hoped to make a postseason run through the A10 for an automatic bid...Read More »


Canelo Shines Again

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

One-sided fights are not always bad fights. What can make them great is a fighter who has amazing skill and talent dominating an opponent. These types of fights allow a fighter to showcase their abilities and prove how great they are. This is exactly what Alvarez needed...Read More »


Chavez Back on Top

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

The legacy continues. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. was able to avenge a win that many said should have been a loss by beating Brian Vera convincingly. He is now back in the title picture and at 28 with only one loss he is a very strong contender.

This...Read More »


The Point After: Johnny Football does the NFL

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Wednesday afternoon, former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer called former Texas A&M quarterback turned NFL prospect Johnny Manziel “an arrogant little prick” on CBS Sports Radio 920 AM in St. Louis.

“I’m gonna tell you. I said Johnny Manziel is … I don’t like his antics....Read More »


Dukes finish in top five at A10s

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Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Over the weekend, the Duquesne women’s swimming team ended their season in Geneva, Ohio with a fifth place team finish at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.

The Dukes gave an impressive performance at the four day meet, breaking eight...Read More »


Dukes lose heartbreaker to La Salle

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

For Wumi Agunbiade, Orsi Szecsi, Raegan Moore and Oditte Odisho, Wednesday night marked their curtain call at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Senior Night had finally come for the second winningest class in Duquesne women’s basketball...Read More »


Dukes manage to lose 17 point lead and game

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Dukes walked out of Consol Energy Center for the last time this year with their 15th loss of the season as they fell to the Dayton Flyers 57-54 Saturday afternoon in their second-to-last home...Read More »


Finnish-ing strong: Olli Maatta making waves

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Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke

The Duke recently had a chance to sit down with Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in January at the Pittsburgh Hockey Expo.

More than halfway through his first season in the National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta has...Read More »


Dukes win season opener against Howard

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Duquesne women’s lacrosse team dominated their season opener. The Dukes began their season with an overwhelming 22-4 win at Rooney Field over the Howard Bison (0-2) on Wednesday.

The Dukes were determined to start off strong...Read More »


New Kid on the Bluff: Dominique McKoy Q & A

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Addison Smith | Sports Editor

Dominique McKoy is a junior forward for the Duquesne men’s basketball team, poised to be one of the leaders for the next season. He came to Duquesne from Cowley Community College, which he attended after...Read More »


Team USA bringing home medals and joy

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi has so far given fans of Team USA much to laugh, cry and cheer about. We have witnessed dramatic shootouts, emotional interviews, and old records become shattered. With still many events yet to be decided, let’s look back...Read More »


An Added Word: Few brights spots in dark days for Dukes

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke

 

Addison Smith | Sports Editor

Normally after a Duquesne men’s basketball loss, I take time to focus on the negatives and what the Dukes could have done differently to win the game. However, I’m tired of being a “negative Nancy”...Read More »


Dukes lose to No. 1 Dayton, fall in conference

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Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

The Dukes faced the top team in the Atlantic 10 at the Palumbo Center Saturday night just under a month before the conference tournament in Richmond.

Senior forward Wumi Agunbiade netted 30 points, but the Dayton Flyers downed the...Read More »


Men's basketball suffers fourth straight loss

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s basketball team lost their fourth straight game on Wednesday night to the Richmond Spiders by a score of 75-58 at the Palumbo Center. Their last win was over NJIT on Jan....Read More »


Hutchinson Gets Tough Draw

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Nestled just over the West Virginia border, in a ballroom filled with Pittsburgh fight fan, a full weekend of fights excited from the opening bell until the lights were turned off the next night.

Cupid’s Knockouts at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, W.Va. put on by...Read More »


Comfort leads to defeat for Red & Blue

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

Getting comfortable. Getting comfortable is something that a team with a lead in any sports should never do. Being comfortable with a lead will allow an opponent to claw back.

The Duquesne women’s basketball team...Read More »


Dukes lose in final minutes

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Dukes once again dug themselves a hole early in the second half. On Wednesday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center they could not find a way back out.

All season they have struggled to play...Read More »


An Added Word: My T.J. McConnell rant two years in the making

Addison Smith | Sports Editor

I’ve always been a T.J. McConnell apologist. When he decided to shop around and leave Duquesne basketball, I was angry as a Duquesne basketball fan, but as a T.J. McConnell fan, I knew it was the right decision.

Duquesne basketball fans everywhere were bitter. I’ll admit, McConnell...Read More »


Men’s rowing prepares for spring

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Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s club rowing team is rebuilt and poised to revive its legacy this year as they compete in some of the toughest regattas in the nation.

Established in 1986, the men’s rowing team has had a great...Read More »


Super Bowl Duke Debates: Denver Broncos

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Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

If you were hoping for another installment in the recent string of uber-exciting Super Bowl Sundays, then the NFL’s 47th world championship surely won’t disappoint.

Consider: eight of the last 12 Super Bowls have been decided by six points...Read More »


Super Bowl Duke Debates: Seattle Seahawks

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Seattle Seahawks look to push their franchise playoff record to .500 on Sunday. Boasting the league’s best defense, in terms of yards allowed, the Seahawks are on the doorstep of a Super Bowl ring.

The lone time that the Seahawks and Broncos met in the playoffs...Read More »


Dukes swim to success on senior day

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

For the Duquesne women’s swim team seniors, Saturday marked an end of an era. It would be the last time Meghan Smith, Miriam McGeath, and Hannah Huber would compete in a meet at Tower’s Pool....Read More »


Buzzer beater brings hope to Duquesne basketball

Julian Routh | News Editor

The course of an entire season can change in four seconds.

Four seconds is all it took for Derrick Colter to run the length of the floor and sink a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer to shock conference rival St. Bonaventure 83-81 Saturday evening at the A.J....Read More »


Dukes win in final second against Bonnies

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

It was all smiles after the game for the men’s basketball team Saturday night, especially for sophomore Derrick Colter who nailed a last second buzzer beater to propel the Dukes to an 83-81 win...Read More »


An Added Word: The Olympics are coming

Addison Smith | Sports Editor

There’s a time every two years that all the world stops and focuses on one event and nothing else really seems to matter. No, I’m not talking about the release of a new season of Sherlock, I’m talking about the Olympics.

Seriously, is there anything better than...Read More »


Agunbiade bright spot for Dukes

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Just before Saturday’s tip-off, Wumi Agunbiade and Orsi Szecsi performed a synchronized handshake. The same handshake they came up with four years ago in a dorm room; the same handshake they have done before every...Read More »


Women pick up win over Rams

Claire Murray | Asst. Sports Editor

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

Early in the second half of Saturday afternoon’s matchup versus Rhode Island at the Palumbo Center, it looked like the same old story for the Duquesne Women’s basketball team. After leading the whole game,...Read More »


Dukes fall short in final seconds

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke 

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Though the Dukes were unable to exit Palumbo Center with a win Wednesday night, they silenced many doubters in their hard-fought 76-72 loss to the No. 19 St. Louis Billikens.

The Red & Blue headed...Read More »


Dukes fall short in final seconds

 

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Though the Dukes were unable to exit Palumbo Center with a win Wednesday night, they silenced many doubters in their hard-fought 76-72 loss to the No. 19 St. Louis Billikens.

The Red & Blue headed...Read More »


Duquesne tennis program to host clinic

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

On Dec. 16, the Duquesne Athletic Fund announced that the Duquesne men and women’s tennis teams will kick off the first ever Tennis Clinic and Pro-Am on Jan. 17 and 18.

The clinic, which will be held on Friday will involve members of both the men...Read More »


BCS Final: A ride to remember

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Until Jameis Winston knocked off Auburn in the second most ridiculous ending on the college football calendar in 2013, the Southeastern Conference won seven consecutive national championships. In Auburn’s bid for the conference’s eighth straight crystal ball, Winston, the sport’s most controversial figure through the...Read More »


Women notch fourth conference win

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Duquesne women’s basketball team recorded the program’s 501st win Wednesday night. The Dukes (12-6 overall, 4-1 Atlantic 10) extended their winning streak over the University of Massachusetts to eight with a 67-52 victory at...Read More »


Dukes falter, future still bright

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Julian Routh | News Editor

Nearly 4,000 people poured into the stands on Sunday afternoon at the Palumbo Center to cheer on the Dukes in their conference game against La Salle. The Dukes ended up losing to the Explorers 75-56.

A...Read More »


The Red Corner's 2013 Awards

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

The year 2013 was a great year for boxing. There has been much debate about many of the end-of-year awards. I have reviewed many of the fights from this year and I believe I have compiled the list of awards that best suits my views on boxing. Let’s...Read More »


Dukes pick up conference win over Fordham

Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s basketball team opened up Atlantic 10 play this week with a huge win over the Fordham Rams 87-81 Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center to improve their record to 8-5 and...Read More »


Women’s basketball must find stride in 2014

Addison Smith | Sports Editor

Once again, the Duquesne women’s basketball has to endure lofty expectations. However, this time they’re doing so under a new coach, new teammates and new conference foes.

The Dukes were picked to finish third overall in the Atlantic 10 in the preseason ranking while senior forwards Wumi...Read More »


Brooklyn Gets a New King

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

 

From old fighters putting the finishing touches on their legacies to young guns beginning their journeys this week had everything. Some fighters proved they deserve the next step and some fighters showed they were not ready for the opportunities they were given.

The main event on...Read More »


Dukes lose to Penn State 68-59

Fred Blauth | The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Dukes second game at Consol this year ended the same way the first did: with a loss, but this time it was to hands of the Penn State Nittany Lions by a...Read More »


Column: Duquesne's time will come

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Do you ever just get tired watching Duquesne basketball?

 

Obviously, not in a yawning uncontrollably, it’s 2:30 a.m. and you stayed up too late watching Netflix, way, but in a “haven’t we seen this game before?” way. Call it deja vu, call it annoying, call it anything,...Read More »


Volleyball wins A-10 title

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

The Duquesne women’s volleyball team rounded out Duquesne athletics’ “November to Remember” when they won the Atlantic 10 championship Nov. 24 in Washington, D.C.

The first overall Dukes defeated the second ranked Virginia Commonwealth Rams 3-1 in front of a largely Duquesne crowd at George Washington University’s...Read More »


Red & Blue must adjust on the fly before A-10 play

Julian Routh | News Editor

Adaptability.

It’s not a word you hear very often during basketball conversations, but in talks about Duquesne’s 94-88 win over the University of Maryland-Baltimore Country on Wednesday night, there’s no way around it.

To go from a game against Pitt, a team that plays zone defense, to a...Read More »


Dukes climb back to .500

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s basketball team exited the Palumbo Center Wednesday night with a win in the first of a three-game home stand as they defeated University of Maryland-Baltimore County 94-88 to improve to 3-3...Read More »


Spadafora Continues Comeback

Spadafora vs. J. Perez Sat. Nov. 30th

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

The only sound that can be heard over the crack of wood burning in the wood-burning stove that heats the room is the pit-pat of leather pounding flesh. The leather is wraped around the the fists of super lightweight Paul Spadafora and the flesh belongs to whoever...Read More »


Education Day proves to be a success for Dukes

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Duquesne women’s basketball team dominated Buffalo from start to finish Wednesday morning. The Dukes (3-2) won 78-55 over the Buffalo Bulls (2-2).

Duquesne coach Dan Burt was impressed with the way his team played.

“[I was] very...Read More »


Dukes clinch NEC co-championship

 

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Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

After falling to Sacred Heart on the road last weekend, the Dukes lost their spot in the driver’s seat to the Football Championship Series playoffs. Heading into their final conference matchup against Central Connecticut at Rooney Field, the...Read More »


Dukes hold on against Albany to reach .500

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s basketball team rebounded from their loss at West Virginia and brought their team back to .500 Wednesday night after securing a strong win over the University of Albany 70-59 at the...Read More »


Welcome Back

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

The best fighter in the world was in action on Saturday in front of a lackluster crowd and not only was it not on pay-per-view, but HBO couldn’t even find a decent undercard fight. No I’m not talking about Floyd Mayweather....Read More »


Women's basketball falls to visiting Green Bay

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne women’s basketball team (2-2) suffered a heartbreaking 68-60 loss to the Green Bay Phoenixes (2-1) in a nonconference game Sunday afternoon in the home opener at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

The Dukes came out of the gate strong leading 18-8 with 11:45 left in...Read More »


Notre Dame practices on Rooney Field before Pitt game

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Early Saturday morning while most students were probably sleeping the day away, Notre Dame’s football team held a walk-through practice on Rooney Field in preparation for their nationally televised matchup against the University of Pittsburgh that night.

Around 10:30 a.m., Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly...Read More »


Dukes setting up to win A10s

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

The Duquesne volleyball team got back to their winning ways last Sunday, defeating La Salle 3-0 in what showed to be a sentimental game for the Dukes.

The first set began and was a back and...Read More »


Men’s soccer advances to A10 tournament

Addie Smith | The Duquesne Duke

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

The Duquesne men’s soccer team needed a big weekend in order to qualify for the Atlantic 10 tournament and after a tie against George Mason on Friday and a 3-0 victory over Virginia Commonwealth Sunday...Read More »


New faces must step up for Dukes this season

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

On Saturday, the Duquesne men’s basketball team had a spark about them from the beginning. They were aggressive, they took quality shots and they pulled out a double-digit victory over Abilene Christian.

However, in the Red...Read More »


Men’s team falls to New Hampshire at home

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

In their second game of the season, the Duquesne men’s basketball team was unable to notch a win at the A.J. Palumbo Center. They fell to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 84-81 Wednesday...Read More »


Dukes swim past Youngstown State

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

On Saturday, the Duquesne women’s swim team defeated Youngstown University 149-108 at the Tower’s Pool. The team placed first in 11 of the 14 events.

According to head coach Dave Sheets Youngstown lacked the depth...Read More »


Dukes' strong first half prevails in opener

By Julian Routh | News Editor

A strong first half was too much to handle for Abilene Christian in Duquesne’s season opening 94-75 win on Saturday.

The Dukes, who got off to a 12-0 start, shot 55.2 percent from the field in the first half and outrebounded the Wildcats 25-16.

Coach Jim Ferry...Read More »


Duquesne men's basketball tackles aggression in 94-75 win

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

It may be because the Dukes were playing a team new to Division I basketball, but there was something about the Duquesne men’s basketball team on Saturday when they overtook the Albeline Christian Wildcats 94-75 Saturday afternoon at the Palumbo Center.

 

Maybe it was the actual student...Read More »


Women’s Atlantic 10 Preview: Dukes have sights set on NCAA Tournament

Saúl Berríos-Thomas and Carly Theriet | The Duquesne Duke

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

1 Dayton

2012-2013: 28-3 overall, 14-0 Atlantic 10
The defending Atlantic 10 regular season champion Flyers return as one of the strongest teams in the conference. A team that was ranked as high...Read More »


Men’s Atlantic 10 Preview: Ferry looks to climb from conference cellar

Eric Purnell and Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

1 Virginia Commonwealth
2012-2013: 27-9 overall, 12-4 Atlantic 10
VCU and St. Louis will likely be neck and neck again this year after meeting in the Atlantic 10 conference championship last year. Though the Billikens won, we believe VCU has the best...Read More »


Athletic dept. kicks off community outreach

Marie Jubert | The Duquesne Duke

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

The athletic department at Duquesne has been promoting the basketball program throughout the academic year in hopes of rallying together school spirit.

The preparations for this initiative began over the summer. The orientation pep rally that...Read More »


Burt enters first year with high expectations

Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Dan Burt is entering his first year as head coach of the Duquesne’s women’s basketball team in charge of a talented team focused on one goal: the NCAA Tournament. He was hired in April after...Read More »


Duquesne men’s team is mostly new faces, new attitude

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Julian Routh | News Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Jim Ferry knew what he had to do this off season, and he did it.

After posting an abysmal 8-22 record last season, most of the Dukes’ squad graduated or abandoned ship. Only three scholarship players...Read More »


Duquesne football defeats St. Francis

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

The nation’s top rusher paid a visit to the Bluff this weekend, but faced a Dukes defense that’s been strong all year and helped the Dukes to a 4-3 record (2-1 NEC) heading into the...Read More »


Duquesne women’s basketball plays to victory

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke

In their first live action of the 2013-2014 season, the women’s basketball team faced highly under matched Davis & Elkins at the A.J. Palumbo Center Friday night in their first and final exhibition game...Read More »


A look at the 2013-14 Duquesne Dukes for women's basketball

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

 

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

Under former head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, the women’s basketball program reached new heights last season.

They competed night after night in a difficult non-conference schedule that featured nationally recognized programs including North Carolina, Delaware, West Virginia...Read More »


A look at the 2013-14 Duquesne Dukes for men's basketball

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Last year the Duquesne men’s basketball team finished 8-22 overall and 1-15 in the Atlantic-10 conference. Now, the Dukes are out to prove that their transition to an elite basketball program is going smoothly and...Read More »


Future bright for Duquesne men's basketball

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Julian Routh | News Editor

There was a moment in Saturday’s exhibition win over Clarion that said a lot about the type of season the Duquesne men’s basketball team is going to have.

With 14:09 left in the second half, when...Read More »


Duquesne men's basketball claims exhibition win

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s basketball team sent a strong message to its future opponents Saturday afternoon after a thunderous offensive showing against Clarion in an exhibition match, defeating the Golden Eagles 103-88.

Senior Ovie Soko, a...Read More »


Duquesne thinks pink for October

Marie Jubert | The Duquesne Duke

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke
The Duquesne football team was among the fall sports teams who participated in Breast Cancer Awarness Month. They wore pink socks and armbands during their game on Oct. 5.

The Duquesne University Athletic Department...Read More »


Women’s volleyball remains on roll

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Marah Farage spikes the ball in Duquesne’s 3-0 victory over George Washington University Friday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

Sept. 29 was the last time the Duquesne women’s volleyball team lost, and even...Read More »


Women’s soccer misses chances against La Salle

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Freshman A.J. Baroffio prepares to move the ball down the field in the Dukes’ 3-0 loss to the La Salle Explorers. The Dukes generated chances but could not capitalize Sunday afternoon.

The last home...Read More »


Dukes attempt comeback, fall short

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Junior defenseman Nick DiSomma recovers the ball in the Dukes’ 2-0 loss Saturday.

The Duquesne men’s soccer team tried yet again to be the comeback kids on Saturday afternoon but fell just short in a...Read More »


Dukes win at Robert Morris for first time since 2006

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Connor Hancovsky | Multimedia Editor

In what’s becoming an emerging theme for the Dukes this season, the defense came up big again this weekend, this time a ways down I-376.

Facing Robert Morris in their second game of their crucial NEC...Read More »


Dukes lose meet, win for cancer research

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Kylie Dickman and the Duquesne women’s swim team fell to both Richmond and Oakland this weekend.

The Duquesne women’s swim team opened their season with a dual meet against Richmond University and Oakland University.

The...Read More »


Dukes sweep past Fordham Rams

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke
Outside hitter Nora Young prepares to spike the ball back over the net in the Dukes’ 3-0 win over Fordham.

Over the past month the Duquesne women’s volleyball team has been heating up, and...Read More »


Dukes battle Colonials in double OT, end up tying

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Freshman midfielder Maddie Layman prepares to strike the ball in Sunday’s game at Rooney Field.

Regulation and two 10 minute overtimes weren’t enough for both the Duquesne and George Washington women’s soccer teams Sunday...Read More »


Dukes take charge in overtime thriller

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Junior defenseman Colin Phillips scored one of Duquesne’s four goals in an overtime thriller against St. Bonaventure Satuday evening at Rooney Field.

In front of a small but loud crowd, the Duquesne men’s soccer team...Read More »


Tales from the road: Duquesne athletes share their travels

Colin Phillips | Special to the Duquesne Duke

Colin Phillips (right) is a junior defenseman for the Duquesne men’s soccer team. The Dukes recently travelled to Philadelphia for a two game road trip. Here is Colin’s account of the weekend.

Days 1&2:

As the professor rambled on, my foot couldn’t stop tapping. Anxious...Read More »


Defense helps Red & Blue to one game over .500

Julian Routh | News Editor

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke
Quarterback Dillon Buechel looks for an open receiver in last weekend’s 34-17 victory over Wagner. The Dukes are now 3-2 on the season.

The celebration in the Keller Fieldhouse could be heard from 50 yards...Read More »


Dukes move on from the past, pick up win

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke
Senior fullback Ethan Dorsey bulldozes through a Wagner defender on his way to a 40-yard touchdown run in the waning moments of the Dukes’ 34-7 victory on Saturday.

Last week it was three defensive...Read More »


Dukes Madness coming to Palumbo

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke

October is an amazing month for sports. Between the end of playoff baseball, the beginning of NHL hockey and NBA basketball, and the middle of the season for NFL and NCAA football, there is certainly a lot to be excited for if you are...Read More »


An Added Word: Playoff baseball must be seen live

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Addie Smith | Sports Editor

All my life, my family members have told me “there is nothing like experiencing a playoff baseball game in person,” and all I did was scoff at them. I had been to NHL and NBA playoff games before (remember when the Wizards were good?), what...Read More »


Dukes remain on a hot streak

Marie Jubert | For The Duquesne Duke

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke
Freshman Cydney Staton scored her first collegiate goal in the Duquesne women’s soccer team’s 3-1 victory over St. Bonaventure.

Five pre-match lightning delays weren’t enough to keep the Duquesne women’s soccer team...Read More »


Dukes claim home victory over West Liberty

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke Junior running back Ryan Ho runs the ball in Duquesne football’s 27-14 victory over West Liberty this past Saturday at Rooney Field. The Dukes are home again this weekend for Homecoming.

Behind a...Read More »


New Kid on the Bluff: Maddie Layman

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke
Freshman midfielder Maddie Layman looks to make a move toward net during the Dukes’ 3-1 victory over St. Bonaventure. She’s started every game for the Red and Blue this season.

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Twenty or...Read More »


Sports Briefs

Duquesne football loses to Youngstown State

The Duquesne Dukes lost to Youngstown State on September 21, 59-17 despite impressive efforts by quarterback Dillon Buechel and receivers Gianni Carter and Chris King. Dillon Buechel was named the NEC Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Buechel is the first...Read More »


Spisak wins Great Race

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Duquesne graduate student and former cross country team member Jim Spisak won Pittsburgh’s Great Race this past Sunday.

Spisak, who will be on the winter and spring track and field teams for Duquesne, finished the race in 28:53.79, over a minute ahead of second place finisher Trent...Read More »


An Added Word: Hockey season is back in full season

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Addie Smith | Sports Editor

I’m not a person to have a favorite season.

I mean, I guess autumn is pretty cool, but my favorite season technically spans out over three. My favorite season is hockey season. I don’t know what brought this on, but there is just something about the NHL...Read More »


Volleyball loses game and star

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Outside hitter Nora Young makes a defensive play Sunday in the Duquesne women’s volleyball team’s loss to the VCU Rams.

After opening up conference play with a big 3-0 win over St. Louis, the...Read More »


Women's soccer rolls on

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke
Senior Emily Crook was one of five seniors honored at the Duquesne women’s soccer team’s senior night last Friday.

A third straight win for the Duquesne women’s soccer team was just one of the...Read More »


Duquesne women stepping up their game

Eric Purnell | For The Duquesne Duke

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Freshman forward Olivia Roberson dribbles the ball forward.

Coming off a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory against Niagara last week, the Duquesne women’s soccer team kept the ball rolling, taking down Robert Morris...Read More »


Pirates bringing excitement to the Bluff

Andy Hornak | For The Duquesne Duke

With October around the corner, a cool air chills the city and people prepare for a long winter.  Pirates’ fans, however, find warmth in the excitement surrounding their baseball team that has just clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1992.

Read More »

The Point After: Playoff baseball is among us (soon)

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

The Pirates clinched a berth in the postseason on Tuesday night in Chicago for the first time in 21 years. Hollywood couldn’t have written a more fitting script for a franchise that’s been marred by injuries, bad luck, poor scouting and routinely miserable personnel...Read More »


The Art of: Taking a Penalty Kick

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Josh Ellis shows his form to The Duke Monday afternoon on Rooney Field.

A wise man once remarked to me, “Are you a goal scorer, or one who scores goals?”

Although I occasionally...Read More »


The Art of: Saving A Penalty Kick

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Sophomore goalkeeper Sam Frymier and junior forward Josh Ellis recently taught The Duquesne Duke sports editors about the art of a penalty kick and how to save one on Sept. 23.

I’ve never been one...Read More »


After tough weekend, Dukes come out on top

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

Connor Hancovsky | Multimedia Editor
Freshman outside hitter Madelynn Burnham prepares to defend the ball. The Duquesne volleyball team handed WVU their first loss of the season.

The Duquesne women’s volleyball team managed to eke out a 3-0 win over...Read More »


How are the Dukes doing? A midseason recap

Addie Smith and Saúl Berríos-Thomas | The Duquesne Duke

Duke Archive
Junior runningback Ryan Ho is helping the Dukes to success.

 With conference play coming up soon for Duquesne’s fall sports teams, we at The Duke thought we would recap their seasons thus (for volleyball,...Read More »


Dukes caravan to Market Square

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Sophomore Nick Foschia retrieves someone’s stray shot Tuesday afternoon at the Dukes Caravan. The event was held in Market Square for the first time.

Julian Routh | News Editor

 To get fans excited for the upcoming Duquesne...Read More »


Duquesne recruit hit by car

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

 Women’s head basketball coach Dan Burt confirmed that freshman team member Erin Waskowiak was hit earlier this month in a car to pedestrian accident.

 ”We’re very concerned and we hope to see her back on campus soon,” Burt said.

 Burt added that Waskowiak’s injury is...Read More »


An Added Word: City Game date leads to vacation woes

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

 The men’s basketball City Game is an important staple in a Duquesne student’s time at the University. It’s the one time a year where the student section at the Consol Energy Center almost (but not entirely) matches the size of the student population and one...Read More »


Dukes top Xavier for first time in 10 years

Claire Murray | The Duquesne Duke
Sophomore setter Mary Henry attempts to keep the ball in play in the Duquesne women’s volleyball team’s 3-2 win over Xavier.

Eric Purnell | for The Duquesne Duke

 It took five sets and almost three hours, but for the...Read More »


Dukes make university history

 

Connor Hancovsky | Multimedia Editor
Chase Brooks’ “new era” of Duquesne men’s soccer has gotten off to a near perfect start through four games.

Sam Fatula | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne men’s soccer team came out with their fourth straight win of the season by...Read More »


Arreola Pounds Mitchell

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

The steady decline of boxing began when the major American heavyweights had been dispatched for the top tier of the division. Since Mike Tyson stopped boxing fight fans have been yearning for a great American heavyweight. All of the potential champions seem to be doing other things...Read More »


Duquesne star basketball recruit hit by car, in "good" condition

Addie Smith and Pat Higgins | The Duquesne Duke

Women’s head basketball coach Dan Burt confirmed that freshman team member Erin Waskowiak was hit early Sunday morning in a car to pedestrian accident.

“We’re very concerned and we hope to see her back on campus soon,” Burt said.

Burt added that Waskowiak’s injury...Read More »


Dukes claim victory in 11th hour

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor
Junior forward Colin Phillips pushes the ball across midfield. He scored the winning in the men’s team’s overtime thriller against Oakland.

The Duquesne men’s soccer team defeated the Oakland Grizzlies in an overtime thriller 1-0 this...Read More »


Inexperience, poor play costs Dukes the win

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor
Freshman forward A.J. Barrofio tracks down the ball on the right sideline during Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Marist. The Dukes have scored only one goal through three games this season. They’ll face Navy and Towson...Read More »


Cross Country teams dominate Duquesne Duals

Courtesy of the Athletic Department Redshirt sophomore Bob Gasior finished first for the Dukes. The Duquesne men’s and women’s cross country teams both swept their meet Saturday.

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Courtesy of the Athletic Department
Redshirt sophomore Bob Gasior finished first for the Dukes. The Duquesne men’s and women’s cross country teams both swept their meet Saturday.

For the third year in a row, the Duquesne men’s and women’s cross...Read More »


Red & Blue show NEC strength in victory

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor
Freshman quarterback Dillon Buechel makes his pre-snap reads Saturday against Albany. He was named co-Rookie of the Week of the Northeast Conference in his starting debut.

The Dukes kicked off the 2013 season with a...Read More »


Warren on the Way to the Top

Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

There are some prospects that are clearly ready for the big time and then there are some who need much more polish before they take the next step. Alan Sanchez and Rau’shee Warren both need more fine tuning before they face elite level competition. The good...Read More »


30 parks in 30 days: Man fulfilling MLB dream

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Many people spend a lot of time carving out the perfect bucket list, but how many people actually get to accomplish some of the bigger items on those lists? That is exactly what Eric Mueller is doing.

Mueller, a life-long Detroit Tigers fan, had a dream to...Read More »


Duquesne women's soccer falls 1-0 to visiting Pitt

Claire Murray / The Duquesne Duke
Junior captain Kahli Hale chases down a ball in women’s soccer team’s 1-0 loss to the University of Pittsburgh Sunday at Rooney Field.

 

 

 

 

 

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

The Duquesne women’s soccer team faced a tough test on Sunday as...Read More »


The Point After: It's (almost) football time

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Sometime next week the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens (without any sobs from Ray Lewis) will travel to Denver and face Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Thursday in a rematch of last year’s AFC Divisional Playoff game. During which the Ravens staved off...Read More »


The New Era: Interviews with Coach Chase Brooks, Simon Gomez and Colin Phillips of men’s soccer

Addie Smith and Pat Higgins | Sports Editors

Following a 4-1 preseason loss to Wichita State, men’s soccer coach Chase Brooks and players Colin Phillips and Simon Gomez discussed the “new era” of Duquesne men’s soccer under a new coach. The Dukes finished preseason 0-2, losing to Carnegie Mellon 3-2 on...Read More »


Gonzalez Shocks Mares

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

There is only one undefeated fighter at the world championship level. He is the only one for a simple reason: boxing is hard. It is very difficult to face the best and win every fight. This weekend one of the best lost for his first time.

The main...Read More »


Fall Sports Preview

Duke Archive

Football
Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

After starting the 2012 season 5-2 and dropping their final four games to finish 5-6, the Dukes enter the 2013 campaign with nine returning starters (five offensive, four defensive) and are slated to finish second in the...Read More »


Triple G Scores KO as Usual

Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Sometimes people are just different. Gennady Golovkin is different. There is no comparison for him in the boxing world. He is the Barry Bonds, Michael Jordan or Barry Sanders of boxing. His power is unlike almost any other fighter. However, unlike every other power punchers you have ever...Read More »


Maidana KO's Another Opponent

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

A weekend filled with upsets, knockouts and technical masterpieces only comes along a couple of times a year and this week was one of them. The winners from this weekend will move on to bigger and better things, but...Read More »


Matthysse Drops Peterson

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Once in a generation a fighter come along who has one tool that is so supreme that he starts to scare other fighters. Fighter are scared of Lucas Matthysse’s power, which is why he has always struggled to find good opposition. On Saturday he found just that...Read More »


Mayweather Still Unbeatable

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is arrogant. He is annoying. He is entertaining. He is funny. But more than any of that he is an extremely hard worker. What Mayweather puts his body through during his grueling training camps is above and beyond anything that anyone in any sport...Read More »


Martinez Maintains in Argentina

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas

 

 

Age is the worst opponent any fighter has to face. Two fighters were notably depleted in this week’s action one was able to overcome and get the victory, the other was slowly brutally destroyed in the ring.

The main event on HBO “World Championship Boxing” from Buenos Aires,...Read More »


Spring sports prepare for Atlantic-10 tournaments

Men’s tennis

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

The Duquesne men’s tennis team is preparing for the Atlantic-10 championships after a successful regular season ended yesterday with a 5-2 loss against Youngstown State on Youngstown’s outdoor courts.
After a successful indoor court record, the men’s tennis team took to outdoor courts to begin...Read More »


BREAKING: McConnell-Serio leaves Duquesne for Pitt program

Breaking news

Pat Higgins and Addie Smith | The Duquesne Duke

After a week of speculation and rumors, the University of Pittsburgh has officially signed Suzie McConnell-Serio to a six-year contract to take over as the head coaching position following firing Agnus Berenato on April 1.

The move comes on the heels of...Read More »


Dukes tie as Pantophlet transitions to soccer

Emily Gorham | The Duquesne Duke

Addie Smith | Sports Editor

Duquesne athlete Kadeem Pantophlet took the field Wednesday for the Dukes but it wasn’t for the basketball team, and he likely won’t be taking the court again.
Pantophlet, a sophomore who played forward for the...Read More »


Ferry, McConnell-Serio plan to stay

Duke Archive

Addie Smith, Wes Crosby and Pat Higgins | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne University basketball head coaches Jim Ferry and Suzie McConnell-Serio said Tuesday that they had not been contacted by other schools and are not planning to leave, despite speculation about their futures on...Read More »


Ex-WPIAL star to transfer to Duquesne

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Ex-WPIAL standout and 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year Micah Mason has announced that he plans to transfer to Duquesne for the coming academic year.
The Highlands High School basketball star played only one season at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, before making...Read More »


More than love on the court: women go for gold

Courtesy Photo

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke

The Duquesne women’s tennis team is getting ready to end its season on a strong note as the Atlantic-10 Championship approaches.
The Dukes are currently 7-9 on the season and 3-3 in conference play heading into the last...Read More »


Acing it: men's tennis looking for A-10 crown