Coaches vs Cancer Suits and Sneakers

On Jan. 25, Duquesne University head coach Jim Ferry and his staff joined more than 4,000 basketball coaches from across the country as they laced up for the fight against cancer and stepped out of their loafers, oxfords, and wingtips and into sneakers during games as part of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, Jan. 24-26.  The Dukes defeated St. Bonaventure, 83-81, on Derrick Colter’s buzzer-beating three-pointer.

The nationwide event raises awareness about the fight against cancer, highlights the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing a person’s cancer risk, and promotes the American Cancer Society’s free programs and services available to those facing cancer. Continue reading

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.” Continue reading

Residence Hall Raiders

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Athletics will be hosting an event called Residence Hall Raiders at Consol Energy Center during the Dukes basketball game against Penn State. From 4:30-6 p.m., members of RHA will be located in the Rev. Sean Hogan Dining Center in Towers for a tailgate prior to the game. A variety of tailgating food will be available to the students. Continue reading


  • 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


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

Tip-Off Tailgate

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!

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.

Student Athletes Recognized

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