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Sunday, Dec. 17 - North Carolina AT & T - Home/Palumbo - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 19 - Lamar - Home/Palumbo - 7:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 22 - San Francisco - Away/Las Vegas - 8:30 PM
Saturday, Dec. 23 - S. Illinois - Away/Las Vegas - 8:30 PM


Duquesne Women's basketball

Dukes vs. Central Michigan: Home Game - Sun. Dec. 17 - Time: 2:30 PM/Palumbo
Dukes vs. The Mighty UConn Huskies: Neutral Site Game - Fri. Dec. 22 - Time: 7:00 PM/Toronto


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Duquesne Football » Ben Huss AP All American! » Today 12:37 am

Good call El Duque and I am hoping that he gets a good look.I do think he has the  best chance of Duquesne  O lineman to get a contract and make a team. One of these days Leigh Bodden will not be " the last Duquesne football player in the NFL "

Duquesne Football » Ben DiNucci » Today 12:10 am

I have mentioned this before and entirely for purposes of full diclosure but Alex was my stepson Leo Palmer 's QB at Keystone Oaks.  Leo made all conference his senior year at TE and was Alex favorite target Alex's junior season. Alex has a very good arm and also runs extremely well, almost to a fault. Tough kid too and extremely  nice young man who I am personally rooting for and should benefit from a redshirt much like Dillon!

Women's basketball » CMU » Yesterday 8:56 pm

duqkurt
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duq81 wrote:

This will be a very difficult game. The Dukes best wins are probably against Pitt, and UVA, two also ran ACC teams. We need a good ooc win to offset those 2 bad losses we have, if we want to be able to get an at large bid without having to go something like 15-1 in league play. This is our last chance, as the next game will be a whipping from UConn. That won't hurt us though, as they whip everybody. Might even help if we can keep it below a 30 point margin.

While I agree that the game is important for an at large bid neither of their losses are deemed bad losses by Real Time RPI.   To be a “bad loss” you have to lose to a team with an RPI of 200 or more.  Charlotte is currently 176 and can turn into a bad loss based on their season.  But that game will be discounted some being first game. 

ETSU currently has an RPI of 118 and in no way is that a “bad RPI” loss. 

They may be hurt more by strength of schedule.  They played some two teams with horrible RPIs.   

I think Va will rebound into an upper half of the ACC team which will improve their RPI and the quality of that win.

Duquesne Football » Ben DiNucci » Yesterday 6:54 pm

Somerset24
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I’m betting on Alex Smith as being the starter.

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 6:41 pm

levon1975
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WashPaRick wrote:

pressurecooker wrote:

Rene's ball handling skills are not at the level of a point guard, which is the position he has to play this year given our roster. Despite this he avoids turnovers. His outside shooting is either hot or cold. On the positive side, his assists are at a high level and his ability  to get to the hoop is superb. I agree he has improved significantly this year. 

I wonder if it's just a matter of Rene"s handle being different than most other point guards .

I agree Rick, his ball handling is just fine although not the same as some other point guards who use a lot of quickness to blow by defenders.  Rene uses his body very well to protect the ball and doesn't get picked.  He isn't bothered by ball pressure, and simply takes his time to get the ball into the offensive zone.  He may have an "old man's game" but it works. 

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 4:17 pm

WashPaRick
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pressurecooker wrote:

Rene's ball handling skills are not at the level of a point guard, which is the position he has to play this year given our roster. Despite this he avoids turnovers. His outside shooting is either hot or cold. On the positive side, his assists are at a high level and his ability  to get to the hoop is superb. I agree he has improved significantly this year. 

I wonder if it's just a matter of Rene"s handle being different than most other point guards .

Men's Basketball » Next 5 Games » Yesterday 3:48 pm

Duques102
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PhoenixRising2 wrote:

The Dukes are on the cusp of going 5-0. Right now, the odds are up to 83% that they do this. From my view, if the Dukes win on Sunday we got most of our wishes filled. Healthy bodies back, coached up on both ends of the floor, growing confidence. I’m enjoying watching this coaching staff do its magic.

Great points. Throughout the beginning of the season I have stated that I wasn't concerned about results this year. I still feel the same, but a feeling is starting to bubble up inside me that we could actually make some noise this year.

Between the talent of some of the young new guys, the teams drastic improvement since the start of the year which I expect to continue at a similar rate through the season, the added depth we now have, and the conference being down we could really make some waves.

I went in to the season just looking to see positive signs of change. I would argue that that has come much quicker than I ever expected, and now feel we could be pretty decent NOW. Again, want to see the current form replicated against the teams we will play in Vegas and beyond.

All of this positive momentum already and just think, the team will be significantly more talented and deeper next year. It's finally really happenning!!!!

Men's Basketball » Next 5 Games » Yesterday 3:11 pm

The Dukes are on the cusp of going 5-0. Right now, the odds are up to 83% that they do this. From my view, if the Dukes win on Sunday we got most of our wishes filled. Healthy bodies back, coached up on both ends of the floor, growing confidence. I’m enjoying watching this coaching staff do its magic.

Men's Basketball » Links? » Yesterday 1:55 pm

Tejas_Duke
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Now that the admins have done such a nice job cleaning up the outdated and useless links, how about adding back a  few more?

Would like to see a link to Verbal Comits, not to mention the PG and Trib coverage, plus Pittsburgh Sports Now and the Point of Pittsburgh.

Basketball Recruiting » Gavin Bizzou (sp.)???? » Yesterday 1:41 pm

Tejas_Duke
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According to Verbal Comits, he's listed as a Four Star recruit? Is that true?

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 12:22 pm

ElDuque
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I agree. He's had one bad game, although it had to be the EP game.

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 12:13 pm

Phildog
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duq81 wrote:

Phildog wrote:

As we approach the first 1/3 of the season Castro-Caneddy is my choice for the most improved player. Rene has gone from a seldom used sub to one of the main players on this team.

His 13.2 scoring average and 4.2 assists per game stats hardly tell the story on this combo guard who can break out and score in the high twenties when needed and more importantly get the rock into the stars ( Lewis II or Eric Williams , Jr) hands to let them do their magic.

Coach likes this man and starts him, has built his confidence and I am one fan who looks to Rene to drive and dish/ or score at critical points in the games.

And of course he plays tough defense, as all Dukes are required to do.

Good Luck for the rest of the season to this new leader, along with his running mates in Smith and Lewis II.

Rene wasn't a seldom used sub last year though. He averaged 19 minutes a game, and was much improved from his awful sophomore year.

 
I was looking at him from his beginning of eligibility , but last year's play to this year's seems almost night and day. Gone are the periods of endless head down dribbling regardless of his minutes to one of purpose to score or create scoring opportunities.

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 11:46 am

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Thank goodness Rene stuck with the Dukes this year. While he might not have had many great opportunities to jump ship based on past performance, we would surely be in trouble without his talents.

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 11:05 am

duq81
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Phildog wrote:

As we approach the first 1/3 of the season Castro-Caneddy is my choice for the most improved player. Rene has gone from a seldom used sub to one of the main players on this team.

His 13.2 scoring average and 4.2 assists per game stats hardly tell the story on this combo guard who can break out and score in the high twenties when needed and more importantly get the rock into the stars ( Lewis II or Eric Williams , Jr) hands to let them do their magic.

Coach likes this man and starts him, has built his confidence and I am one fan who looks to Rene to drive and dish/ or score at critical points in the games.

And of course he plays tough defense, as all Dukes are required to do.

Good Luck for the rest of the season to this new leader, along with his running mates in Smith and Lewis II.

Rene wasn't a seldom used sub last year though. He averaged 19 minutes a game, and was much improved from his awful sophomore year.

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 10:49 am

Rene's ball handling skills are not at the level of a point guard, which is the position he has to play this year given our roster. Despite this he avoids turnovers. His outside shooting is either hot or cold. On the positive side, his assists are at a high level and his ability  to get to the hoop is superb. I agree he has improved significantly this year. 

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 10:12 am

Dukes2012
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Rene has been fantastic so far. I didn't notice until Coach D mentioned it in a press conference, but Rene is a really good on-ball defender. He always stays in front of his man. Really happy for him. He's earned the right to have a good senior season.

Men's Basketball » Rene Castro-Caneddy » Yesterday 10:09 am

Phildog
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As we approach the first 1/3 of the season Castro-Caneddy is my choice for the most improved player. Rene has gone from a seldom used sub to one of the main players on this team.

His 13.2 scoring average and 4.2 assists per game stats hardly tell the story on this combo guard who can break out and score in the high twenties when needed and more importantly get the rock into the stars ( Lewis II or Eric Williams , Jr) hands to let them do their magic.

Coach likes this man and starts him, has built his confidence and I am one fan who looks to Rene to drive and dish/ or score at critical points in the games.

And of course he plays tough defense, as all Dukes are required to do.

Good Luck for the rest of the season to this new leader, along with his running mates in Smith and Lewis II.

Women's basketball » CMU » Yesterday 8:49 am

ElDuque
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Duq81, I have a ton of confidence in this team. I think Coach Burt will have them ready for both games. The key will be whether we have good shooting nights, if whether we get four quarters of intensity in both games.

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