Duquesne University Establishes Fund for Basketball Excellence

Duquesne University has announced the establishment of a Fund for Basketball Excellence. The first 10 donors have committed a total of $1 million over the next five years.

“There is a difference between success and excellence,” explained Greg Amodio, director of athletics. “Succeeding is to attain a desired result once; excellence requires sustaining and building on success. These funds will help our basketball programs to achieve real excellence.”

The University administration has made significant recent investments in its men’s and women’s basketball programs and facilities. Annual operating budgets have more than doubled, and capital improvements have included renovations to administrative offices, recruiting spaces, strength and conditioning rooms and the basketball practice facility. The Palumbo Center main arena has received new chair-back seating, a center-hung video scoreboard, and a new floor and goals.

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