The Second Annual Tip-off Tailgate was held on Saturday, Jan. 12 for the Men’s Basketball game against St. Joseph’s. This national award winning event invited over 10 student organizations to sponsor a tailgate which had over 500 students in attendance, filling the student section and allowing for a great time at the game! There were several activities at the tailgate for students including: a photo booth, a balloon artist, an opportunity to make cards for troops (courtesy of the Student Veterans Association), corn hole and face paint. Those in attendance also had a chance to enter to win many prizes, i.e., Ski Passes to Seven Springs Mountain Resort, an iPad 2 and a chance to throw a half-court shot to win a car (courtesy of Dean Honda)! Student organizations were also encouraged to compete in a banner competition to showcase their organization and school spirit – the banners were judged by Duquesne alumni themselves before the game began. This is an event for students, created by students, and a great way to embrace their Duquesne pride!
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.
The Department of Athletics would like to congratulate and thank the following student-athletes who are graduating and/or completing their four years of NCAA eligibility this year. They will be honored at a banquet on April 24. Continue reading →