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Duquesne Football » POST GAZETTE FEATURES DUKES JAKE DIXON » 5/13/2022 2:48 pm

Just FYI everyone there is a great feature on our Dukes Jake Dixon in the Post Gazette on Tackle Jake Dixon on his bid to make the Steelers and join Christian Kuntz! Proud of him and the Dukes football program 👏

Duquesne Football » DEBRITO SIGNS MINI CAMP CONTRACT WITH STEELERS » 5/02/2022 4:44 pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have 3 former Dukes on the field  during mini camp as a player that I have loved the last 2 years Leandro Debrito number 7 on defense has signed a Steelers tryouts contract.  He is so good coming up from his safety position and making tackles and excellent coverage safety too.Coach Richardson really worked with this kid and he just kept getting better. Hopefully the Steelers give him a good look because he is tough and can play! Good luck 7

Duquesne Football » Cyrus Holder Signs With Bears » 5/02/2022 4:40 pm

Agree with you SkepticAl and he is definitely one of the most talented receivers that I have seen over the years. He gets open and good YAC but occasionally drops a ball but I like him and must have had a good 40 on pro day too.  I am going to try and track his pro day 40 down

Duquesne Football » STEELERS SIGNING DUKES JAKE DIXON!!!! » 5/01/2022 12:21 pm

Fyi forgot to mention that Jake is a cousin of former Dukes standout WR ( converted QB1) Connor Dixon who similarly signed with the Steelers but got hurt early on in mini camp.

Duquesne Football » ANOTHER DUKES PLAYER WR CYRUS HOLDER SIGNS WITH BEARS!!!! » 5/01/2022 11:38 am

Congratulations Cyrus Holder our stand out WR who has reported to have signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chicago Bears! Go Cyrus Go Dukes and hopefully get another Dukes player in NFL again this year!

Duquesne Football » STEELERS SIGNING DUKES JAKE DIXON!!!! » 4/30/2022 7:04 pm

Behind the Steel Curtain is reporting that All American OT Jake Dixon is signing with the Steelers! So excited for Jake and I was told that his Pro Day would have put him in the top 15 OT had he been invited to the Combine! Remember Jake converted from tight end and originally went to college on a volleyball scholarship but missed football and Jerry and Coach Sil recruited him to Duquesne! Congrats and Good luck Jake and rooting for him at least making the practice squad and working from there, much like Christian!

Duquesne Football » Stonehill joins NEC » 4/08/2022 3:10 pm

Agree with you A83 on NEC, and we need to keep auto bid

Duquesne Football » TWO ARTICLES ON DUQUESNE FOOTBALL IN TRIB THIS WEEK » 4/08/2022 1:49 pm

Tim Benz did two stories this week on Dukes football with Roman Macek and his wrestling try out and Reggie Wells taking over as DL coach!!!! Now if I could only cut and paste! Haha

Duquesne Football » Coach McCann update » 3/08/2022 4:10 pm

Thanks for the query FAM and I believe that you might be thinking of the great Terry Russell who is still around Pgh and doing well! Terry Russell started for Point Park baseball under Frank Gustine and also Point Park freshman basketball before  Coach McCann
convinced him to  transfer to Duquesne to play football and baseball. Terry started for the 1973 National championship Dukes and was QB1 the following season. He also started at shortstop for the Dukes baseball team earning Athlete of the Year honors and ultimately the Duquesne Athletics HOF for football! He served as Head Coach during the late 80s and assistant coach for well over 35 years mostly running backs. He continues to support and attend Duquesne football and hoops games  today! Terry might be my number 1 all around athletic teammate, but an even better friend!

Duquesne Football » Coach McCann update » 3/05/2022 3:31 pm

Just FYI everyone Coach McCann has a birthday March 13th and is in a nursing home in Zelionople. His daughter Valerie has suggested sending a birthday card if anyone is so inclined and I know that it would be appreciated by the family!The address is :
Coach Dan McCann
Passavant Reitirement Community
105 Burgess Larkspur 328

Men's Basketball » Rebuilding in Year 6 » 2/25/2022 4:17 pm

As usual A83 well said 👏

Women's basketball » WOW!!!!! » 2/22/2022 7:29 pm

Amen A83 and Levon and thanks for the informative post Skeptical! Go Dukes

Men's Basketball » Team has checked out » 2/22/2022 12:50 pm

Wildwood13 wrote:

A83 as I stated previously; many fans as well as respected columnist thought this was a great hire. He came from a program that posted many twenty win seasons. Unfortunately to secure him we had to pay him a million a year and give him a lengthy contract. The coach has had five seasons for himself to change my opinion of him. I was willing to take a wait and see approach. I did but I could see all the shortcomings this coach had coaching the Dukes. On the other hand regarding the AD; I have seen him being creative with scholarships, giving the coach what ever he needed to be successful, getting the funds together to revamp the new playing and training facilities. I have met with him on several occasions and in my opinion he gets checks in all the boxes except for this hire. The AD and I have talked about the coach in length and we just don’t see eye to eye on that topic. The other two sports I follow, but not to the extent of men’s basketball are women’s basketball and football. I really believe the football has been an upgrade since Harper came on board. But the Judge could maybe expand on this topic as he is more knowledgeable of the program than I. I know the women’s basketball team has hit a snag, but I like the fact that he has a shot at any local player of talent. I again would like to hear from Skeptical Al on this subject as he follows it closer. As far as the inner workings of the athletic department, I have no clue or opinion. In closing, I just think he deserves at least two shots at hiring a men’s basketball coach. 

Wildwood I would agree with your overall assessment of Dave Harper and especially as it relates to the football program. Duquesne football  has certainly  a raised  profile( still ways to go)and substantially increased athletic revenues to the general athletic budget during Dave's tenure and oh yes....secured our first FBS win this season. I know that Rooney field improvements along with doming of McCloske

Duquesne Football » Super Bowl NEC Connection--Bengals D Coordinator from Wagner » 2/13/2022 9:40 am

Again this year the Wagner Seahawks have a Super Bowl alum participating in the game with the Bengals defense  being coached by  Wagner grad and former coach Lou Anarumo. Last year former Seahawk outside linebacker Cam Gill appeared in the game with Tampa Bay.  On a further note, former QB1 out of Central Connecticut State Jake Dolegala and late draft pick of the Bengals in 2019,  is no longer with the Bengals and now with the Packers. Dolegala gave us fits over his career but recall we did beat him in the 2018 NEC championship at Central on Nehari Crawford's last minute heroics!The following week we upset Towson in our first NCAA playoffs win and one the programs most significant wins until this year's defeat of FBS MAC conference Ohio.


Former Duquesne football great John Wojciechowski, at one time our all time sacks leader (until Christian Kuntz came along) might be under consideration for the Steelers GM job according to Gerry Dulac of the Post Gazette. He was team captain,All American and an outstanding DE in the mid 90s during the Gattuso era and has served in various scouting positions with Jacksonville Green Bay and the Cowboys over the last 20 years! Another Duquesne football grad working in the NFL! Good luck Woj

Men's Basketball » Which personalities influenced the basketball disaster at Duquesne? » 1/31/2022 1:43 pm

Hahaha I love it SkepticAl and the Dr in his lab coat !!!! Coach Cinny let them have some fun and remember the Peoples Choice Don Gambridge and Ernest Cooper working out a little pre game disco warm-up amongst themselves too!!

Duquesne Football » College Football Showcase 2022 Ft Worth » 1/09/2022 2:13 pm

Congratulations to Jake Dixon and Garrett Owens on their selection to the College Football Showcase all star game featuring mostly D1 FCS  D2 and D3 players.  A return visit to Ft Worth for these guys and good luck with the off season and future careers!

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - University of Massachusetts Minutemen » 1/09/2022 7:15 am

Haha love it VBC and maybe nobody tell him that, or he might go around campus referring to himself as simply.." The Choice " or better yet..." The Maharaja of Love " as  our friend the 20th century Peoples Choice did! 😀 Great win as they played together and liked defense too 👏

Duquesne Football » NDSU FCS Champs Again » 1/08/2022 3:33 pm

If you think Alabama has been dominant in D1 football, North Dakota State just won their 9th D1 FCS championship in the last 12 years beating Montana State convincingly today 38 to 10. Check out their big fullback  Luepke having a career day rushing and running over people for 3 TDS on 9 carries 64 yards in the first half.BTW next game for our Dukes.....at Florida State!!!!!

Men's Basketball » Happy 85th Birthday Ray Goss » 1/07/2022 1:59 pm

Well said luckymcd and Phoenix it has been so long since that 1968 NIT game that I am pretty sure that I listened to with my  dad but who did the radio before that? I would have listened but can't recall anyone before Ray? Thanks

Men's Basketball » Who wants to organize a pilgrimage? » 1/02/2022 7:01 pm

Haha thanks for sharing this Phoenix! Mural of Booker T and Sam Cook too included!!! Good read

Duquesne Football » DUQUESNE FOOTBALL FUN FACTS » 12/29/2021 8:00 pm

Dukes beat Ohio who beat Miami of Ohio who beat North Texas who beat UTSA who beat Mississippi St who beat Texas AM who beat Alabama!  yes I miss Dukes football already

Duquesne Football » Interesting Speculation » 12/27/2021 6:53 pm

Definitely interesting speculation SkepticAl and not far-fetched at all! 3 of our last 4 QB1 have been FBS transfer Touchdown Tommy out of Boise St, Palm Beach Parr Florida Atlantic and now Mischler out of Ohio!I have not heard anything about this but I will make some inquiries and I know that the coaches like both Mischler and Perrantes who played well overall and probably gets them to the NCAA playoffs if he doesn't get hurt

Men's Basketball » Optimism! » 12/21/2021 7:20 pm

Agree with you guys and I think I lean towards Pistol on this one! I remember the Pittsnogle kid from WVU a few years back and while I hope he's confident enough to take an open 3 to the extent that opens things up sometimes,  I ultimately want him banging first

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