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Duquesne signs 6-foot-5 guard Jackson

By Chris Harlan
Duquesne signed freshman Mar’Qywell Jackson, but it remains undecided whether the 6-foot-5 guard will be eligible for the 2014-15 season. Jackson originally signed with UTEP and attended summer classes there earlier this month before leaving and joining Duquesne. UTEP coach Tim Floyd agreed to release Jackson from his scholarship. Once eligible at Duquesne, Jackson will have four years remaining. …

Four-star shooting guard verbally commits to Duquesne
By Chris Harlan
Marqywell Jackson, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who originally signed with UTEP, verbally committed to Duquesne. UTEP has said it will release the incoming freshman from his letter of intent. Rivals.com ranks the Detroit native as a four-star recruit. Chris Harlan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at charlan@tribweb.com or via …
Two Duquesne basketball players arrested
By Carl Prine
The backcourt for the Duquesne Dukes will be back in Municipal Court on June 18 to face criminal charges stemming from a Saturday brawl on the South Side that led Pittsburgh Police to fire a Taser at them. Police have charged guard Jeremiah Jones, 20, with public drunkenness, assault and …
Dombrowski ready to make track transition at Duquesne
By Michael Love
In early December, Matt Dombrowski was getting ready for finals at the end of his first semester at Robert Morris University. The 2013 Plum graduate …
College notebook: Local schools score high in Academic Progress Report
By Staff and Wire Reports
Student-athletes at Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Duquesne and Robert Morris achieved scores at or above the national standard for their four-year academic progress rate (APR), according to data released Wednesday by the NCAA. Five Pitt programs recorded the highest scores in team history (baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s …
Dayton, VCU, Saint Louis headline Duquesne home basketball schedule next season
By Chris Harlan
NCAA Tournament teams Dayton, George Washington, St. Joseph’s, Saint Louis and VCU will visit Duquesne next season in an Atlantic 10 men’s basketball schedule announced Thursday. George Mason, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure and conference newcomer Davidson also will visit the Dukes during the 2014-15 season. Dates were not announced. With …
Forward Watkins transferring from Duquesne
By Staff Reports
Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry announced late Friday night that Isaiah Watkins plans to transfer from the program. The 6-foot-7 forward and averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 16 games as a freshman. The Toronto native missed the first six games of the season after having arthroscopic knee …
Duquesne lands transfer guard from Butler
By Chris Harlan
Given a second chance, Duquesne landed guard Rene Castro, a freshman who is transferring from Butler.  Castro announced Wednesday he will join the Dukes men’s …
Duquesne guard to transfer
By Chris Harlan
Duquesne guard Tra’Vaughn White has been granted his release and will transfer elsewhere, men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry said Thursday. White averaged 7.4 points and 16.6 minutes in his one season with the Dukes. The 5-foot-10 junior started eight of the first nine games after arriving from Independence Community College …
ACC Tournament heads to Barclays Center in New York
By John Harris
Pitt will return to the Big Apple to play postseason basketball. The ACC announced Wednesday that it will play its annual postseason men’s basketball tournament …
Michigan bounces Duquesne from WNIT, 68-52
By Staff Report
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Cyesha Goree led all scorers with 24 points in 29 minutes and also had a game-high 11 rebounds for Michigan, which beat Duquesne, 68-52, on Monday in the second round of the Women’s NIT. Senior Orsi Szecsi led three Duquesne double-digit scorers with 16 points, but …
Duquesne advances in WNIT, Michigan next
By Staff Report
Raegan Moore scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures as Duquesne defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 62-52, on Friday at Palumbo Center in the opening round of the WNIT. Ashley Robinson had 12 points, Wumi Agunbiade scored 10 and Orsi Szecsi added 10 points and a team-high nine …
Duquesne bows out of Atlantic 10 tournament
By Larry Fleisher
NEW YORK — Ovie Soko and Micah Mason were unable to generate much offensively at times, and when Duquesne’s top scoring options were neutralized, that …
Duquesne eyes 2nd chances in Atlantic 10 tournament
By Chris Harlan
Duquesne coach Jim Ferry predicts that this Atlantic 10 Championship could be unpredictable. “Someone could win this tournament that no one is really expecting,” Ferry …
Mason chasing history at Duquesne
By Chris Harlan
Micah Mason needed 100 shots to swish, and only then could he leave Palumbo Center. No bounce off the iron. No spin around the rim. …
Duquesne closes regular season with victory over George Mason
By Elizabeth Traynor
FAIRFAX, Va. — With its 81-69 victory over George Mason on Saturday night, the monkey officially was off Duquesne’s back: The Dukes avoided the Atlantic 10 Tournament elimination game that will take place between the bottom two teams in the league. But for coach Jim Ferry, the win meant something …