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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 ...
Duquesne brings momentum into A-10 Tournament
By Chris Harlan
When the Atlantic 10 Tournament starts Wednesday, Duquesne coach Jim Ferry will compete with a team that’s much different than he had planned a few ...
Duquesne loses to high-flying Davidson
By Chris Harlan
Duquesne’s TySean Powell threw down a thunderous first-half dunk that tied the score and shook one of Palumbo Center’s backboards. But then that rim had its revenge. How else to explain the next 8 minutes? Duquesne missed 11 of its next 12 shots in Saturday night’s ...
Duquesne women fall in A-10 semifinals
By Chip Knighton
RICHMOND, Va. — An offensive drought at an inopportune time derailed Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 semifinals and sent the Dukes into wait-and-see mode regarding their postseason fate. Kelley Austria scored 20 points as second-seeded Dayton sent the third-seeded Dukes packing from the conference tournament with a 74-60 loss Saturday at ...
Duquesne women top Rhode Island, 66-53, in Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinal
By Chip Knighton
RICHMOND, Va. — They were victimized by the 3-pointer, they  reasserted themselves with the 3-pointer and they lived to fight another day. Deva’Nyar Workman and Jose-Ann Johnson keyed a decisive second-half surge as third-seeded Duquesne defeated sixth-seeded Rhode Island, 66-53, in the quarterfinals of the  Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament Friday ...
Duquesne knocks off Fordham behind 10 3-pointers
By Staff Reports
BRONX, N.Y. — Derrick Colter, Micah Mason, Dominique McKoy and L.G. Gill scored 16 points each as Duquesne rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit for an 81-66 win at Fordham on Wednesday. Four Dukes combined to hit 10 3-pointers — including four by Gill — as Duquesne snapped its road losing ...
Duquesne University football player died by suicide
By Jason Cato
A Duquesne University football player found dead over the weekend in Churchill died by suicide, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Sunday. Chris Johnson, 22, ...
Duquesne women eye run at Atlantic 10 title, NCAA tournament
By Karen Price
The Duquesne women’s basketball team’s eight-game winning streak ended Wednesday, but the run that started at the end of January was enough to get the ...