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Duquesne extends women’s basketball coach’s contract, adds bowling as varsity sport

By Karen Price
Duquesne women’s basketball coach Dan Burt received a contract extension Wednesday that will keep him with the Dukes through the 2018-19 season. Burt recently completed his second season since replacing Suzie McConnell-Serio, who left to accept the same job at Pitt. Burt was McConnell-Serio’s top assistant and had two years remaining ...

Duquesne extends contract of men’s basketball coach Ferry
By Chris Harlan
Three years into a rebuilding effort, Duquesne extended the contract of men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry, university president Charles Dougherty announced Tuesday. Terms were ...
Duquesne assembles search committee to find AD
By Chris Harlan
Men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry is part of a nine-person search committee tasked with finding Duquesne University’s new athletic director, the school announced Thursday. John Plante, Duquesne’s vice president for university advancement, will chair the committee. The other members are Joseph Guyaux, senior vice chairman at PNC Financial ...
Starkey: Amodio dropped ball at Duquesne
By Joe Starkey
He fired his basketball coach after a winning season. That could work as a punch line, certainly, considering the school in question is Duquesne, ...
Duquesne begins hunt for next athletic director
By Karen Price
Duquesne vice president for advancement John Plante will head the search committee charged with hiring the university’s next athletic director, a school spokeswoman said Thursday. The committee is being assembled with involvement from the Board of Directors. Plante was unavailable for comment Thursday, but the university has said it would conduct ...
Duquesne AD Amodio leaves for same job at Quinnipiac
By Chris Harlan
Quinnipiac announced Greg Amodio as its new athletics director Wednesday, ending his 10-year stay atop Duquesne’s athletic department. Amodio was introduced in a morning news conference at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. His departure comes two years after receiving a contract extension from Duquesne in March 2013 that ...
Duquesne men’s basketball roster adds international flavor
By Chris Harlan
The Duquesne men’s basketball team landed an international recruit Wednesday when England’s Josh Steel verbally committed. The 6-foot-4 guard played at Barking Abbey Academy in England and, at times, internationally for the United Kingdom. “(He’s a) solid player with a bright future ahead,” said Frank Holloway, Steel’s coach at Barking Abbey. “You ...
Duquesne basketball team gets transfer from Nebraska
By Chris Harlan
The Duquesne men’s basketball team landed a transfer with Division I experience Monday when former Nebraska guard Tarin Smith verbally committed to the Dukes. Smith (6-foot-2, 175) played all 31 games last season as a Cornhuskers freshman and averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 17.6 minutes. He scored ...
Duquesne grants release for 2 men’s basketball players
By Chris Harlan
Duquesne sophomore Desmond Ridenour and junior Jordan Stevens were granted releases from their scholarships, men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry announced Wednesday, a move that allows the players to transfer. Stevens, a 6-foot guard from Columbia, Mo., was suspended for the team’s final 11 games. He was the team’s third-leading scorer ...
West Virginia women oust Duquesne from WNIT
By Karen Price
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia women’s basketball team advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals with a 60-39 win over Duquesne in a third-round game Thursday before 1,471 at WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers led almost the entire game and ran away with it in the second half after leading at the ...
Duquesne finds groove as NCAA Tournament host
By Jerry DiPaola
This year, the Vice President of the United States didn’t show up to root for one of the teams like Syracuse Law School graduate Joe Biden did in 2012. And the St. Patrick’s Day parade wasn’t staged outside the front door of the Consol Energy Center. In fact, the only glitch that ...
Rossi: Everhart dances while Dukes wait
By Rob Rossi
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NCAA Tournament is no place to think about Duquesne men’s basketball. Unless you believe those decals on the Consol Energy Center court this week make up for the Dukes’ tournament drought. It’s been since college basketball didn’t count the 3-point shot. It’s been since college basketball didn’t ...
Ferry’s run with Dukes similar to prior job
By Chris Harlan
Three seasons into his construction project at Duquesne, basketball coach Jim Ferry understands the impatience. “The fans here, they don’t want to hear it because they’ve had patience,” Ferry said. “But I’m talking about building it the right way. That’s what we’re doing.” Duquesne’s season ended Thursday with a 73-55 ...
Pitt, West Virginia, Duquesne women’s basketball teams await postseason fate
By Karen Price
The Robert Morris women’s basketball team lost its chance to return to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, but the Pitt, Duquesne and West Virginia players still hope to hear their team’s name called during Monday’s Selection Show. The Panthers (19-11) were considered a lower seed before they lost to Virginia Tech ...
George Washington routs Duquesne in A-10 tourney’s 2nd round
By Denis Gorman
NEW YORK — The Duquesne men’s basketball season officially ended at  11 p.m. Thursday. However, further examination will reveal six consecutive losses in January set the ...
Mason leads Duquesne over Saint Louis in Atlantic 10 Tournament
By Denis Gorman
NEW YORK — Surrounded by reporters inside Barclays Center 148 days prior, coach Jim Ferry said a national postseason berth was possible for Duquesne.  And while the season has not unfolded as he envisioned, Ferry’s goal remains alive. “I thought that was a really intense, physical A-10 battle,” Ferry said following the ...