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Women's basketball » A-10 Pairings for 2024-2025 » 7/03/2024 12:52 pm

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On school web page -  Teams the Women Play Twice (Home and Home) are St. Bonnie, Fordham, VCU and RI

Men's Basketball » TJ paced the Pacers over the Knicks in game 4 » 5/20/2024 6:35 pm

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For Me he is "MEGAN'S BROTHER"   SHE Stayed for 5 years HE left after 2--  This is a DUQUESNE Site.

 

Women's basketball » Tess Myers Enters Transfer Portal » 5/03/2024 2:07 pm

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DuqBlue wrote:

She was a grad transfer so I wish her the best. She went to an under .500 Big Ten team in conference play. I can see leaving to play on a team that is almost guaranteed to make the tournament. That is not Wisconsin. I hope she received some NIL money. And I don’t mean that as a slam.

I thought she was a good player at DU and I hesitate to criticize players. But she could not create her own openings for the 3. If others created her open shot, she scored. I’m more concerned they lost Bernard.

DuqBlue -  Despite their losing conference record Wisconsin' Womens Team DID MAKE the WNIT -  They lost to St Louis at the same time DU lost to Purdue .   So they did play in the Post Season.  

 

Women's basketball » Tess Myers Enters Transfer Portal » 4/27/2024 9:36 am

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She is going to play at Wisconsin.

Women's basketball » One Recruit Transfers TO Duquesne » 4/26/2024 3:17 pm

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Gabby Hutcherson 6'2 F -  FROM PITT!!  She started out at Ohio State -  in her one season at Pitt 17 minutes per game 5PPG 3RPG 34% from 3 -  She is a 6'2 Forward -   Team can obviously use some additional size and experience with so many freshmen joining next year and so many upperclass players departing

Men's Basketball » Duquesne vs. BYU FULL REPLAY » 4/23/2024 1:40 pm

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DuqBlue wrote:

I watch the women’s NCAA game vs Seton Hall a few times on YouTube They were scoring so fast in that third quarter when they broke it wide open, ESPN missed a steal and a bucket.

I definitely will rewatch this. Thanks for posting. It’s on my DVR but with Comcast one reset and poof it’s gone.

Back then (2016)  I thought they should have made a highlight CD of the women's season and post season game and used it as a possible fund raiser and made it available at the home opener the next year and in conjunction "raised the NCAA Banner"  Perhaps something similar could be done this fall even with the large number of departures might be nice to have as many players back on campus for something like this
 

Women's basketball » Naelle Entered the Transfer Portal » 4/02/2024 11:50 am

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Naelle Bernard has entered the Transfer Portal so one scholarship becomes available.  I think front court personnel is the biggest need.  

Women's basketball » Purdue Game is Thursday » 3/29/2024 9:00 pm

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DuqBlue wrote:

All in all. It was a very good season. Probably their second best A10 season. I don’t know who is coming in. But I’m sure we will be active in the portal.

DuqBlue:  If No One Leaves -  DU has NO Scholarships to give or Portal Players to sign -  The team started with one scholarship available when Dea Pushkoli left -  Selma Kulo is leaving due to injuries this was noted on Senior Day -  add Lauren, Amaya, Precious and Ayanna and there are 6 spots left.  The team has signed Mackenzie Blackford a 5'7 SG, Reina Green a 5'8 CG (she is a one year JUCO PLayer) Kellie McConnell 5'5 PG (Megan's Cousin) Nadia Moore a 5'8 PG Fatou Sane a 6'1W and Faith Walker a 6'0W.  Team is going to need Kaitlyn Adams and/or Kiandra Brown (HOPEFULLY BOTH) to step up.

Women's basketball » Purdue Game is Thursday » 3/28/2024 7:48 pm

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Per Live Stats Purdue kind of ran away with it in the 4th quarter -  Jen had 17 points. 

Women's basketball » Women (and Lauren) Steal One » 3/25/2024 8:16 pm

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Purdue's net ranking is 72 (VCU is 71)   DU is 125 to give us an idea about the match up

Women's basketball » Women (and Lauren) Steal One » 3/25/2024 7:35 pm

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Lauren hits a 3 and 6 free throws (got filed twice while attempting threes to force overtime -  Team escaped with s 69-65 win that was too close for comfort.

16 for Megan 15 for Precious 12 for Jen and 11 for Lauren -  Amaya gets a huge follow up in the OT 

Men's Basketball » Mossie Cheer » 3/24/2024 9:43 pm

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CalDuke wrote:

I never understood why we ever gave up the cheer to begin with...
Question I have is when did we stop using the cheer?  When did the cheer die?
Was it when Mossie died or was it because Dukes moved to Cooper Fieldhouse??
Living afar from Duquesne (Florida & Cali) ... I have not been able to catch the Dukes accept thru media over the years, so I can not attest when this cheer died?!

I say bring the cheer back, have it recorded if need be.... and played during the home games!!!!!

Let GO Dukes !!!!!

 

We've all heard of 'retired numbers"  at the Palumbo Center there was a "RETIRED SEAT" in honor of Mossie
 

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - University of Illinois Fighting Illini (NCAA TOURNAMENT) » 3/23/2024 9:23 pm

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It's been a TERRIFIC run but they are just too good and too athletic -  Clark is perhaps the only player we have that is capable of defending against these guys -  some of the bigs might block some shots but the rest of the team just aren't quick enough to stop a dribble drive or strong enough to stop the one on one moves when they pound the ball inside and back their way in.

Men's Basketball » When Will the Question of Coach's Status Be Addressed » 3/23/2024 5:52 pm

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Prince of Pilsner wrote:

Rumor has it another local guy may be available, Coach Calipari may think hard about coming here.  There, I threw my BS rant into the arena, now I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the Dukes TONIGHT, and worry about the future tomorrow.

The TAXES on Coach Cal's Salary might be more than the COMPENSATION some schools might offer.  One thing about Coach Calipari  AT LEAST HE IS HONEST --  He candidly admits his job is to prepare his recruits for the NBA none of this sanctimonius BS we here from some other coaches who talk about their "Student Athletes"  and one week after their last game the players "withdraw from classes" to prepare for the NBA
 

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Brigham Young University Cougars (NCAA TOURNAMENT) » 3/21/2024 4:16 pm

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As the Immortal (or Immoral) Phil Musick might have said  WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THUNK IT????
 

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Brigham Young University Cougars (NCAA TOURNAMENT) » 3/21/2024 2:06 pm

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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!   Did anybody notice when the halftime show was on Kenny Smith had Duquesne winning!!!   Great to extend the season -  heard a lot of "Cinderella Stories"  but NOT ONE WAS DUQUESNE!!!

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Brigham Young University Cougars (NCAA TOURNAMENT) » 3/21/2024 8:31 am

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John Warner former player was in one of my classes  class participation/attendance was 10% of the grade - the instructor told him at the start of the semester that he would NOT be marked absent when traveling with the team  -  so the 3 games in Philly for the Eastern 8 championship and the game the following week against VMI...

Women's basketball » Women Lose To Richmond » 3/10/2024 5:47 pm

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At least the women can take some consolation on the fact that they were the ONLY A-10 team to beat Richmond. Last year the Women's NIT had a 64 team field so hopefully there will be an invitation extended.  

Women's basketball » Women Lose To Richmond » 3/09/2024 4:34 pm

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Women Struggled Shooting Wise most of the game and fell short.  Hopefully their body of work (20 wins and A-10 semi-finals are enough to earn a post season berth.  In addition to the WNIT there is another post season tournament

Women's basketball » Women Play UMass » 3/06/2024 4:36 pm

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U Mass edged LaSalle -  The Women will take on UMass at 1:30 PM tomorrow

Women's basketball » Women Came Up Short » 3/02/2024 8:31 pm

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Team lost to St. Joes - they play the winner of the U Mass- LaSalle game in their tournament opener

Women's basketball » Senior Day » 3/02/2024 1:09 pm

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According to the Website there are 5 seniors who will be honored today -  Precious, Amaya, Ayanna, Lauren and Selma Kulo -  Selma never played a game at Duquesne -  She was at Western Kentucky for two years and Duquesne for 2 years so it is possible she accumulated enough credits to earn a degree and perhaps some injuries she may have suffered were severe enough to stop her from playing -  Based on the commitments DU has for incoming freshmen they will be at the scholarship limit - and if none of the other players enter the portal they would not be able to sign any additional players.  LETS SEND THE SENIORS OUT ON A POSITIVE NOTE IN THEIR LAST HOME GAME.  

Women's basketball » Scoreboard watching » 3/02/2024 6:17 am

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Davidson has announced they are cancelling their season due to numerous injuries and will not be playing in the A-10 Tournament -   They had gotten off to a fine start before all the injuries occurred

Men's Basketball » When Will the Question of Coach's Status Be Addressed » 3/01/2024 8:35 pm

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Ironduke81 wrote:

scduke wrote:

SkepticAl wrote:

Perhaps DU should de-emphasize major college athletics -  be more like Carnegie Mellon (They DO have a basketball team)  The school would continue to offer the Duquesne Education to any athlete who desires one going forward recruit STUDENT-ATHLETES as opposed to ATHLETE-STUDENTS.   Spare me the "Gonzaga Argument" where there is the talk about how admissions etc increase due to the quality of the basketball team -   I will counter with the "Indiana Argument"   when Bob Knight was terminated -  contributions/donations to the athletic department declined -  it was MORE THAN OFFSET by increases to the University as a whole.   Perhaps more attention should be given to Andy the Accountant and Paula the Pharmacist as opposed to Joann the Jump Shooter and Raymond the Rebounder.

Now there's a thought. Hartford (about 6000 students) went from D-1 to D-3 and St. Francis (NY) (about 2500 students) dropped intercollegiate athletics altogether. They're still in business. Besides, how many current students came to Duquesne becsuse of successful sports teams?
 

When I initially read your post it was in my opinion total heresy. I still disagree that the Dukes should drop down. But your point about the students receiving aid is in my opinion valid. I can guarantee that those accountants, pharmacists, doctors, lawyers, etc… will give back to the University. These basketball players don’t give 💩about the University. Oh my bad the football players, soccer etc indeed give back. I still believe in this basketball program based upon the leadership of Gormley. Go Dukes.👍

According to the Internet DU has an enrollment of 8,100 - undergraduate and graduate students -  I was attempting to look at a scenario where the decision might be best for the 8,100 as opposed to the 30 on the 2 basketball teams.   
 

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