Duquesne Rumors & News

  • Niagara transfer Emile Blackman commits to Duquesne

    The Score "Duquesne looks to have added some firepower for the 2016-17 season, as sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein that Niagara's Emile Blackman has committed to the Dukes as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-4 guard led the Purple Eagles in scoring last season, pouring in 15.8 points per game, and..." April 17

  • Duquesne men's basketball forward Powell to transfer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Duquesne forward TySean Powell is leaving the team and will transfer from the school, the university confirmed Monday after the sophomore announced his decision on Twitter. He will not play the rest of this season and will transfer at the end of the semester. “I would like to thank the..." March 01

  • Duquesne basketball team's journey through blizzard ends

    ESPN "After more than 30 hours on the road, the Duquesne men's basketball team finally arrived home late Saturday night. The Dukes tweeted that they had arrived in Pittsburgh after their bus had been stranded in traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike since 9:15 p.m. ET on Friday because of the blizzard..." January 24

  • Duquesne men's basketball team stranded on bus after road win

    Fox Sports "Micah Mason scored 23 points to lead Duquesne to an 86-75 win Friday over George Mason in a men's basketball game in Fairfax, Va. The team celebrated coach Jim Ferry's 300th victory, but that's when the real work began for the Dukes. They boarded a bus and headed for home but haven't made it..." January 23

  • Duquesne G/F Jeremiah Jones lost for the season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Duquesne guard/forward Jeremiah Jones will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Dukes coach Jim Ferry confirmed Monday. Jones, a 6-foot-3 senior, was injured while going up for a layup early in the first half of a 72-65 victory..." December 24

  • Nebraska transfer Tarin Smith commits to Duquesne

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "From the start of the college basketball regular signing period in April, landing a guard with some level of Division I experience was the top priority for the Duquesne coaching staff. That wish soon became a reality. The Dukes got a commitment Monday from guard Tarin Smith, a transfer from..." May 06

  • Duquesne picks up commitment from Staten Island’s Nakye Sanders

    Pittsburgh News "It’s Day One of fall practice on the Bluff, and the Duquesne men’s basketball team has already gotten some good news. Nakye Sanders, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, N.Y., gave the Dukes coaching staff a verbal commitment this afternoon. He visited..." October 07

  • Duquesne's Colter quiet cancer fight

    ESPN "As he lay facedown while doctors zapped radiation at the back of his neck, killing the cancer that had taken root there, Duquesne's Derrick Colter never flinched. He didn't cry, didn't complain. He acted, his coach joked, as though he was trying to get rid of a pimple, not non-Hodgkins..." September 10

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UTEP freshman Mar'Qywell Jackson leaves Miners

    El Paso Times "UTEP freshman basketball player Mar'Qywell Jackson has left El Paso and returned home to Detroit. Jackson, a 6-foot-5 guard, was named a four star recruit by Rivals.com. Miner coach Tim Floyd saiid, "Mar'Qywell came in and tried it and felt it was a little too far from home. That's one of..." July 18

  • Furman adds a basketball transfer Isaiah Watkins

    GoUpstate "The Furman men’s basketball program has added Duquesne University transfer Isaiah Watkins to its 2014-15 roster, it was announced on Monday by second-year Paladin head coach Niko Medved. Watkins, a 6-foot-8 forward from Toronto, Ontario, will sit out this coming season in accordance with NCAA..." July 08

  • Duquesne Basketball Players Arrested After Police Chase Them For 7 Blocks

    CBS Pittsburgh "Two Duquesne University basketball players were arrested early Saturday after allegedly punching someone and leading police on a chase. Police say Dukes guard Jeremiah Jones punched a 21-year-old man in the face. After punching him, police say Jones continued to walk away with fellow Dukes..." June 09

  • Duquesne completes A-10 play in style

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Despite a season featuring plenty of missed opportunities and some inevitable growing pains for an inexperienced team, Duquesne at least heads into the Atlantic 10 tournament with some momentum. Derrick Colter scored 21 points, Ovie Soko added 18 and the Dukes wrapped up their regular season..." March 11

  • Duquesne stuns No. 10 Saint Louis, 71-64

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Saint Louis' 19-game win streak may have been fun while it lasted and it was certainly no fun for the Billikens when it ended. Saint Louis players, looking as glum as they have looked since their last loss, back on Dec. 1, admitted they were outplayed on Thursday night in a 71-64 loss to..." February 28

  • Duquesne Dukes land 6-9 recruit

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "TySean Powell, a 6-foot-9 senior at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., gave Duquesne basketball a verbal commitment Sunday, one day after watching the Dukes and Dayton play at Consol Energy Center. Powell, a Cleveland native, played with Duquesne freshman guard Desmond Ridenour at Benedictine High..." February 26

  • Duquesne still adding building blocks to basketball program

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Last week, Duquesne coach Jim Ferry said he expected the rematch against St. Bonaventure to play out similarly to the first meeting, a back-and-forth affair punctuated by a winning 3-pointer by Duquesne guard Derrick Colter at the buzzer. Ferry couldn’t have been more accurate in his forecast...." February 22

  • Dayton comes from behind to top Duquesne, 57-54

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Duquesne senior forward Ovie Soko scored 26 points, but visiting Dayton spoiled senior day with a 57-54 come-from-behind victory against the Dukes at Consol Energy Center Saturday afternoon. Duquesne (11-15, 3-10 Atlantic 10) shot 51 percent in the first half to build a 14-point halftime lead..." February 22

  • Duquesne men out to snap three-game slide

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Richmond was dealt a heavy blow last week with the announcement that leading scorer Cedrick Lindsay (18.3 points per game) would miss the remainder of the season after tearing the meniscus in both knees. The Spiders (15-7, 5-3 Atlantic 10) took the news in stride, though, as guard Kendall..." February 12

  • Dukes yield to George Washington

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ovie Soko had 13 points and 11 rebounds, his first double-double since Dec. 17, but George Washington continued its undefeated streak at home Wednesday night at Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, taking down Duquesne, 71-57, in an Atlantic 10 Conference. It was a bounce-back victory for..." February 06

  • Roles reversed for Dukes in tough A-10 play

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Three weeks ago, La Salle visited Palumbo Center and dumped Duquesne, 75-56, snapping a five-games Dukes winning streak. The loss sent the Dukes into a tailspin and they lost their next four games. Now, as the Explorers (11-9, 3-3 Atlantic 10) play host to Duquesne (10-9, 2-4) in Philadelphia..." February 01

  • Recovery time is short for reeling Dukes

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Shortly after Duquesne’s last-minute loss against No. 19 Saint Louis Wednesday night, Dukes coach Jim Ferry looked around at a locker room full of solemn faces. Duquesne had been 50 seconds from toppling the Billikens. The Dukes had been the first team this season to score more than 70 points..." January 25

  • No. 19 SLU avoids upset at Duquesne

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis University coach Jim Crews is one of only a select few in NCAA Division I that starts five seniors. The No. 19 Billikens needed all of their experience to avoid an upset against Duquesne. Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as SLU edged..." January 23

  • Duquesne coach raves about Saint Louis defense

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There’s no rest for road-weary Duquesne. After a fruitless two-game road swing last week, the Dukes resume the Atlantic 10 gauntlet tonight when No. 19 Saint Louis visits Palumbo Center. “This is a tough league, an unforgiving league,” second-year Duquesne coach Jim Ferry said, adding,..." January 22