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Duquesne coach’s tough, fair style led to victories

By Bill Zlatos
The last men’s basketball coach to lead Duquesne University to the NCAA Tournament, John Cinicola displayed both a fiery and fatherly side. “He was the …

Former Duquesne men’s basketball coach Cinicola dies at 85
By Staff Report
John Cinicola, who coached the Duquesne men’s basketball team to its most recent NCAA Tournament berth, died Thursday. He was 85. Cinicola coached Duquesne from 1974-78, guiding the Norm Nixon-led Dukes to the 1977 NCAA Tournament. …
Carlynton’s Richardson commits to Duquesne
By Nathan Smith
After visiting the Duquesne campus Wednesday, Carlynton girls basketball standout Conor Richardson knew she didn’t need to visit any more schools. “I would have never …
Duquesne LB Kuntz works back from offseason injury
By Nathan Smith
Spring practice allows college football players a chance to get back on the field en route to a successful fall season. But for Duquesne’s Christian …
Baldwin math teacher savors coaching football at Duquesne
By Ed Phillipps
Mike Silianoff watched as tearful mothers said goodbye to their children Sunday as they dropped them off at school. No, it wasn’t their first day …
Duquesne picked 2nd, RMU third in NEC preseason football poll
By Bill West
Finally at the top of Robert Morris football’s coach hierarchy after more than a decade as an assistant, John Banaszak intends to tweak the Colonials’ team culture. Banaszak and the Northeast Conference’s six other coaches provided outlooks for the fall Monday after the conference unveiled its preseason All-NEC selections and …
Duquesne men’s basketball opens season Nov. 15
By Chris Harlan
The Duquesne men’s basketball team will open its 2014-15 season Nov. 15 against Bluefield State at Palumbo Center, part of an 11-game, nonconference schedule released Wednesday. Seven are home games for the Dukes. Also visiting Palumbo Center will be New Jersey Institute of Technology on Nov. 29, Howard on Dec. …
Duquesne signs 6-foot-5 guard Jackson
By Chris Harlan 9:52 p.m.
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 …