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Men's Basketball » Secret Scrimmage » Today 3:20 pm

I would be very surprised if the Dukes are scrimmaging the same team that the opens the regular season. I’m guessing that it’s Saint Francis PA.

Men's Basketball » A10 Media Day » 10/18/2017 1:56 pm

zacharymweiss wrote:

WashPaRick wrote:

krivacevic is a junior not a freshman as the story states. wonder if they have him and Kraholm (sp?} confused?

No confusion just a stupid mistake on my end. Everything stands.

Zac, thanks for the clarification. Appreciate your effort in going to DC to report firsthand, resulting in a very good article.

Men's Basketball » Mike Lewis Projected to be a Top 100 scorer by SI » 10/17/2017 7:56 am

Glad to see that Mike is getting some national recognition.

If I recall, last year Sports Illustrated projected that the Dukes had two of the Top 10 scoring transfers in Blackman (#1) and Abrahamson (#8). I think this year’s prediction will be much more on target.

Men's Basketball » More Dukes Games Televised on Stadium Network » 10/16/2017 4:21 pm

Thanks, CLK. The former American Sports Network, which broadcasted several Dukes/A-10 games last year, has morphed into this new Stadium Network.

Men's Basketball » Does Anyone Know the Date and Time of the Practice Open to the Public » 10/10/2017 11:45 pm

ghost wrote:

Saturday , October 21st at 9 a.m.
 

ghost with a post (couldn’t help myself, some of you will get it).

Men's Basketball » Does Anyone Know the Date and Time of the Practice Open to the Public » 10/10/2017 11:43 pm

Plan to make a day of it since the Dukes take on Saint Francis at noon for perhaps the NEC football championship and a playoff berth. It was rockin’ at Rooney two years ago when the Dukes prevailed; and SFU got us up there last year and took the playoff berth.

Men's Basketball » New name on roster » 10/09/2017 12:49 pm

ElDuque wrote:

That we fret over such things tells me that our fan base could use a little counseling.

Ha! Calling Dr. Joe Carr

Duquesne Football » Duquesne Trounces Wagner HOMECOMING 2017 » 10/09/2017 11:57 am

Game highlights. A dominant performance by the Dukes on both sides of the ball.
https://youtu.be/33Qr-uWosUg

Basketball Recruiting » 2018 PG Brandon Wade is visiting DU today » 10/04/2017 2:48 pm

Here's another article from Michigan post-commitment:
http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/6358148541412404308/ann-arbor-skyline-pg-brandon-wade-commits-to-duquesne-which-felt-like-home/

You have to be impressed with Coach Dambrot's recruiting success in his first 6 months on the Bluff.

Men's Basketball » Exhibitions vs. Scrimmages » 10/02/2017 5:26 pm

Does anyone have any insight into whether the Dukes will be playing any exhibition games or just closed scrimmages?  Looking back at Akron's schedule, it didn't look as if they played many exhibition games; kind of tells me that Dambrot may prefer the "Secret Scrimmage".  I have not heard anything either way.  Thanks.
 

Men's Basketball » Expectations this season » 9/30/2017 12:22 pm

FAM wrote:

What CLK said exactly AND...
1.  To be competitive
2.  To not make excuses 

FAM, I’m also with CLK on this. Your points are precisely what Dambrot has been instilling in his team - compete, no excuses, play as a team.

PS. You now have an option of having an alternative board handle: FAMbrot

Men's Basketball » Nice in depth A10 preview » 9/25/2017 11:51 pm

Nice find, duq81. Hope KD can get JRob to consistently play up to his potential and stay out of foul trouble. If so, then the pressure is reduced on the newcomers. Our guards should be able to match up with most opponents.

Men's Basketball » KD lands another big fella from Ohio... » 9/19/2017 10:56 pm

Thanks for the research, CLK. A well spoken young man in the interview; seemed very mature.

Duquesne Football » Next up: Dayton » 9/16/2017 11:04 pm

Very good win for Coach Schmidt and the boys. Nice to put up 28 points without Hines.  Glad to see Taylor get his 1st touchdown as a Duke.

Women's basketball » 'Noah's Ark' - DK on Burt » 9/14/2017 8:52 am

https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/09/13/duquesne-thrives-off-roster-diverse-womens-hoops/

Behind a pay wall, but a good story on Coach Burt and his roster.
Nice to see the Dukes attracting good coverage from this site.

Duquesne Football » Next up: Valpo » 9/08/2017 10:35 am

Since there is no betting line on the game, I looked at the current Sagarin ratings. According to his Predictor model, the Dukes would be 28 point favorites on the road vs Valpo. Right now, I would just take the win, even up the record and have the boys start feeling good about themselves.

Men's Basketball » Tysean Powell » 9/01/2017 2:39 pm

http://www.pacifictigers.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/releases/TySean_Powell_Release

May not have been voluntary based on reading between the lines in this release.

Men's Basketball » Rollie Massimino passed away » 8/30/2017 11:09 pm

KenOTR73 wrote:

ElDuque wrote:

Back in the early days of the Eastern Eight, he made DU-Nova a heated rivalry.

Indeed he did. Nova's victory over G'Town was one of the most incredible games I have ever seen. By the time he took on Cleveland State, he was on a Danny Nee projector. Finished with 10 years in the NAIA. Too bad he couldn't retire at Nova. ED, do you know why he left for UNLV or was he asked to leave?
 

KenOTR73, here's a good newspaper article outlining the supposed reasons for Rollie jumping to UNLV.
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-04-02/sports/1992093214_1_rollie-massimino-jay-wright-villanova

Men's Basketball » Something I noticed. » 8/29/2017 9:53 pm

DennisC91 wrote:

Hope we can get Penn St., and WVU on the schedule once we get rolling. Can you imagine beating Pitt, PSU, WVU, and Bobby Mo in the same year? Did we ever do that in the late 70s, or early 80s?

Nope, never beat all four of those teams in the same year. The 76-77, 77-78 and 79-80 teams all beat Pitt, Penn State and WVU at least once but didn't play Robert Morris.  The 80-81 team beat Robert Morris and also beat Pitt and WVU but didn't play Penn State. Closest they would come after that was the 82-83 team which beat Robert Morris, Penn State and WVU but lost its season opener to Pitt, which was in the Big East by then so no rematch. Once Penn State and WVU left the A10, the Dukes have played all four in the same season only a handful of times.

Thanks for the research, DennisC91.

Men's Basketball » Something I noticed. » 8/29/2017 9:39 am

Thanks, duq81, for the fact check. I had the ranking, but wrong poll.

Men's Basketball » Something I noticed. » 8/28/2017 11:56 pm

Dick Harter and the Dukes crossed paths a couple of times prior to Harter's stint at Penn State. He coached the 70-71 Penn team that beat the Dukes in the NCAA's. The Dukes beat Harter's Oregon team in the Far West Classic in 1975, which resulted in the Dukes being ranked in the AP top 20 poll - I believe 19th - the Dukes last appearance in the polls.

Harter grew up in eastern PA; and he was a tough, competitive coach. My favorite Harter story recounts the rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State (as hot and contested as the Dukes and Pitt were in that same era):
https://www.google.com/amp/www.gazettetimes.com/blogs/graham-kislingbury/remembering-dick-harter/article_ac0eb04d-9632-5076-9d4b-ab6b96bdd272.amp.html

In Corvallis, Harter was reviled for an act that almost caused a riot at one 1974 game at Gill Coliseum. We listened on the radio that day as the Beavers defeated the Ducks to win the chancellor’s trophy. As a OSU male cheerleader ran the trophy around the court, Harter stuck out his leg and tripped him. The trophy ended up in pieces on the floor. We could hear the prolonged outcry of OSU fans on the radio.

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