Put ‘Em Up…Dukes! Campaign

Duquesne Athletics hosted a Back to the Bluff gathering to welcome faculty, staff and students back to campus at The Red Ring on Aug. 27, and they also launched a new campaign: Put ‘Em Up…DUKES. The slogan, coined by Pittsburgh’s own sportscaster Alby Oxenreiter, is slated to stick around for many years to come. The Back to the Bluff event boasted prizes, giveaways and special red and blue themed food and drink, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Allegheny County.

2014 Spring Student-Athlete Report Card

  • All sports Grade Point Average was a 3.26 on a 4.0 scale
  • 13/16 teams posted a 3.0 Spring GPA or above
  • 230 student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or above; which represents nearly two thirds of all varsity teams
  • 132 student-athletes earned a 3.5 GPA or above
  • 120 student-athletes named to the A10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.5+)
  • Women’s Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award (Team GPA 3.3+)
  • Women’ Swimming earns CSCAA Scholar All America Team Award
  • Simon Gomez (men’s soccer) awarded Atlantic 10 Post Graduate Scholarship
  • Allison Foschia (volleyball) and James Spisak (Track and Field) named Student-Athetes of the Year
  • Allison Foschia nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
  • Devon Tabata selected to NCAA Division I Academic Cabinet and elected Division I SAAC Vice Chair

2nd Annual Dukes Madness


Last October, Duquesne Athletics hosted it’s first-ever, student-only event dubbed Dukes Madness. This free 3-on-3 basketball tournament, coordinated by Duquesne Intramurals, ran at the A.J. Palumbo Center as a kickoff event for the basketball season, introducing both men’s and women’s basketball programs to over 300 students in attendance. Continue reading

Tipoff Tailgate


On Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, over 25 student organizations participated in the 3rd annual Tipoff Tailgate. This successful and highly spirited event, sponsored by Student Government Association, Duquesne Program Council and Athletics, was organized to encourage student attendance for the nationally televised men’s basketball game against the La Salle Explorers. Continue reading

Standout Women’s Soccer Goalie

Duquesne women’s soccer standout goalie Devon Tabata has been elected to serve as a vice chair for the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Tabata was voted into the position on Saturday at the NCAA Convention. Continue reading

Duquesne Athletics Captures Four Fall Championships; Volleyball Qualifies for NCAA Championship

When a University wins a team championship at the Division I level, it is a big accomplishment.  Well, your Duquesne Dukes were able to secure four team titles during the fall sports season as the volleyball team captured the Atlantic 10 regular season crown and won the Atlantic 10 post-season tournament, the women’s cross country won the Atlantic 10 title, and football finished as co-champions of the Northeast Conference. Continue reading

Red and Blue Crew

All students are invited to join the Red and Blue Crew. The Crew is a student organization that promotes school spirit and supports Duquesne Athletics. The students support Duquesne’s games by playing their own game. Throughout the year, points are awarded for attending events such as football games, basketball games, spotlight games and meetings. A prize will be given to the Fan of the Month (the student who earned the most points during that month) and at the end of the school year a “Fan of the Year” will be dubbed, with this fan winning two Penguins tickets. Continue reading

Varsity “D” Club

Duquesne University introduces Varsity “D” — the first formal association for all of its former student-athletes.  No matter what sport you played, or when you wore the Red and Blue, you share common experiences:  the hours of practice and training, the exhilaration of a win and the heartbreak of a loss, and above all, the ultimate prize of a Duquesne degree. Continue reading

SAVE THE DATES

  • Dinner with the Dukes – Oct. 3, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Union NiteSpot
  • Homecoming Kickoff Pep Rally, BBQ & Powder Puff Game – Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
    Family Weekend – Oct. 18 – 20
  • Carnival – Saturday, Nov. 2
  • Tipoff Tailgate with Men’s Basketball – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
  • Power Madness – Early April 2014

CALLING ALL DUKES FANS!

The annual City Game against Pitt will be Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. and will be a nationally yelevised broadcast at CONSOL Energy Center! Plan your return from Thanksgiving Break to come back to campus that Saturday to cheer on your Dukes. A very special THANK YOU to Residence Life as the Residence Halls will be open at 8 a.m. that Saturday to accommodate all students that live on-campus to move back in before or after the game that day. No excuse not to come back just ONE day early to cheer on YOUR Dukes! Continue reading

Greeks Support Athletics Night

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, the Greek Community will be attending the women’s basketball game against Saint Joseph’s. Greek Life is thrilled to show their support for our basketball team and invites all Greeks, parents and alumni to attend the game with us as we cheer on our Dukes! Current Greek Life members will also have the opportunity to earn points towards Greek Week for their chapter!

Academic Achievements of Student-Athletes

Duquesne University’s varsity Student-Athletes work as hard in the classroom as they do in their sports – and it shows! Please join us in congratulating them on their Fall 2012 academic achievements. We are proud to present the following statistics:

  • Overall team Grade Point Average (GPA) was 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • 14 of 16 teams posted a 3.0 GPA or above
  • 257 Student-Athletes earned a 3.0 or above; which represents nearly two thirds of all varsity teams
  • 127 Student-Athletes named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • 142 Student-Athletes earned a 3.5 GPA or above
  • 21 Student-Athletes delivered a perfect 4.0 GPA
  • Zach Richert (Football) was named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team
  • The Women’s Soccer Team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award
  • The Men’s Soccer Team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award
  • Josh Patterson (Men’s Soccer) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team

City Game Tailgate

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Residence Hall Association and Sophomore Class Council hosted the City Game Tailgate in the Hogan Dining Center.

Aramark Dining Services was very gracious and served plenty of tailgate food, such as corn on the cob, chicken wings, hot sausage, pierogies, buffalo chicken pizza and much more!

Students were able to sign up for free raffles to get various Duquesne gear such as hats, a scarf, water bottle, banner and hoodie. Along with the free raffles, members gave out red and blue beads, pride tattoos and offered face painting to the students.

The amount of students that attended the tailgate in the dining hall was approximately 1200!

Cross Country Runner Jim Spisak Competes at NCAA Championship

Senior Jim Spisak completed his illustrious collegiate cross country career by placing 59th of 245 runners with a time of 30:25 at the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships held November 17 in Louisville, Kent.

Spisak, who is the third DU runner in school history to qualify for NCAA’s in cross country, turned in the highest finish ever by a Duquesne runner at the national championship event.

Duquesne to Host 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has chosen the city of Pittsburgh as a Second and Third Round site for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Duquesne University will serve as host and Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center will be the home for the event scheduled for March 19 and 21.

The selection marks the fifth time the city of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University have been chosen to host an NCAA basketball championship – and fourth time as men’s host. Duquesne hosted the NCAA Men’s First and Second Round in 1997 and 2002 and the NCAA Women’s East Regional in 2001 at the Civic/Mellon Arena. Last year, Duquesne hosted Second and Third Round men’s games at CONSOL Energy Center.